Author Topic: Help For Newbies And Old Forum Links That Give 404  (Read 8197 times)

Jon_J

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« on: April 07, 2008, 12:52:48 pm »
Update: May 12, 2008 - This has been fixed, see post #6 (no longer need to do below url editing)

Whenever clicking an older link to this forum, you must remember to "edit" the url and remove the 's' from the word "forums"

A while back, I think December of '06', this forum moved to a new host.
Forum links on this site and forum links from other referring sites, that were made before this move, have an 's' after the word forum in the url

Maybe this should be pinned so new users can figure out why hundreds of older forum links don't work.

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« Last Edit: May 12, 2008, 11:31:58 am by Jon_J »
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« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2008, 03:41:17 pm »
good idea! pinned.
« Last Edit: April 07, 2008, 03:41:29 pm by speculatrix »
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« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2008, 10:22:37 pm »
Quote from: speculatrix
good idea! pinned.

Does an administrator have enough privileges to change the links in the posts site-wide?  A little sed?  Or would that go against forum etiquette?

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« Last Edit: April 12, 2008, 10:25:37 pm by apink »
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« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2008, 03:42:57 am »
you'd have hoped so, wouldn't you
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« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2008, 06:58:44 am »
or even better, just add a redirect to the server config...
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« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2008, 11:18:05 pm »
Fixed.

I would've done a server-side thing, but I don't think we have access to that.  I just did a quick PHP script that redirects you to the 'forum' section.

Can someone test and confirm?
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« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2008, 02:37:19 am »
Seems to work perfectly for me. Thanks dz!
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« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2008, 11:34:56 am »
Works for me also.  I updated my original post.

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