Fixing URL

Discussion in 'Bugs and Features - Forum Questions' started by vypur85, May 9, 2014.

  1. vypur85

    vypur85 Hibernate

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    Seems that all the URL for the site have changed.
    All my previous posts (from before the upgrade) have inaccessible links.

    For example, all the TH links in my signature lead to an error page.

    Is it possible to preserve the old links?
     
  2. tom_mai78101

    tom_mai78101 The Helper Connoisseur / Ex-MineCraft Host Staff Member

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    My Sketchbook: http://www.thehelper.net/threads/vypurs-sketchbook.87978/
    My comic compilation: http://www.thehelper.net/threads/comic-comics-for-everyone.145417/
    Bumper Car: http://world-editor-tutorials.thehelper.net/maps.php?view=1182
    Modern Warfare Weaponary: http://www.thehelper.net/threads/modern-warfare-weaponary.91457/
    Abusing the Orb Lightning: http://www.thehelper.net/threads/abusing-the-orb-of-lightning-new.126208/
    Set Damage: http://www.thehelper.net/threads/set-damage.113235/

    Your Google-fu is in need of improvement. Just copy the link shortcut and paste it into Google search bar. Google spiders will help you find your links.
     
  3. vypur85

    vypur85 Hibernate

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    I have no problems in accessing the new links in my own sig. Duh.
    It's just that many old posts, especially the WEHZ help posts, have links in them.
    Users may find it hard to access to them.

    I believe this may not be good for users. It's just frustrating people away from this site... because of the upgrade.
    This is particularly true for tutorials and spell threads.
    I mean, what's the use of an upgrade if it makes it harder for people to access to the posts, isn't it?

    I'm wondering if it's possible to retain the old URL, or at least if there is a function to auto redirect to the new URLs when any old ones are accessed.
     
  4. tom_mai78101

    tom_mai78101 The Helper Connoisseur / Ex-MineCraft Host Staff Member

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    Yes. You just do a Google search of the old URL, and Google spiders will help you find it.

    I'm not good at writing scripts, but I think that redirects can be done if it allows to automatically use a Google search and grab the first result as the redirected URL for the new updated forum link.
     
  5. vypur85

    vypur85 Hibernate

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  6. tom_mai78101

    tom_mai78101 The Helper Connoisseur / Ex-MineCraft Host Staff Member

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    This is a job for Ghan. I'm sure he is around.

    A good way to alert him is to abuse a feature of Xenforos.

     
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