You're more than welcome to submit a pull request so the plugin takes into account you deleting UID1. Until then, being ungrateful about someone giving up more than 96 hours of their time making a plugin others can benefit from seems a little shallow.
Your issues may have spanned from the plugin being old/out of date. This is an issue when making plugins during a forums infancy, as development goes on, changes need to be made. But again, pull requests can be made to combat this.
You may be able to use the existing discourse import plugin, or you may need to write your own:
You should be able to just ignore all of the source database stuff and use that json blob instead.
Thank you for the links. As the "how to import" question will be important for many users I'd highly suggest to add this information into the docs and wiki.
Did no one (including the "paid support") wrote this importer before?
If not I'd even suggest the "paid support" have at least a thought if an official import option for Allura exports would help nodeBB in general to grow - especially now as SourceForge (which uses Allura and has the same export) looses users which look for alternatives which are able to import the old forum data with as less as possible effort.
After some more digging I found this: https://github.com/akhoury/nodebb-plugin-import/issues/131#issuecomment-143779814
Basically import isn't ready for v0.8.2 just yet but akhoury is working on it. Personally I'll wait for an updated import rather than downgrade->import->upgrade given my trouble with plugins and v0.7.x from npm.
julianlam created this issue in akhoury/nodebb-plugin-import