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forums url changed or disappeared ?

Added by pjessen almost 2 years ago. Updated about 1 year ago.

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Start date:
2022-04-17
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Actions #1

Updated by pjessen almost 2 years ago

  • Private changed from Yes to No
Actions #2

Updated by cboltz almost 2 years ago

  • Assignee set to malcolmlewis

The "fix" is to replace http://forums.opensuse.org/hardware/... with http://forums.opensuse.org/showthread.php/... - but my guess is that we lost some "speaking" URLs when we moved the forums from Provo to Nuremberg (and might want to setup a rewrite rule or redirect).

Malcolm, do you or another forum admin remember some details about the speaking URLs like /hardware/ and if they were intentionally removed or accidently lost (maybe during the move)?
(Bonus question: do you have a list of speaking URLs we lost?)

Actions #3

Updated by pjessen almost 2 years ago

cboltz wrote:

my guess is that we lost some "speaking" URLs when we moved the forums from Provo to Nuremberg (and might want to setup a rewrite rule or redirect).

It seems odd that such redirects should have been implemented in apache? I don't remember looking at the apache config from Provo though.
Otoh, if they were done in vBulletin, they should have been migrated. I still have the original database dump, maybe I'll have a look.

Actions #4

Updated by pjessen almost 2 years ago

pjessen wrote:

Otoh, if they were done in vBulletin, they should have been migrated. I still have the original database dump, maybe I'll have a look.

Looking at the database (pre-migration), I count 965 links to http://forums.opensuse.org/hardware/... then I took a more generic look and found the below.
http://forums.opensuse.org/nnnnnnnn/...
I have only tried a few of them, maybe 4-5, all gave me 404s.

advanced-how-faq-read-only
ae-ae-chinese
aeae-chinese
annonces
announcements
applications
archives
archives-software
blogs
community
content
deutsch-german
development
documentation-process
english
forum
forums
forums-archive-read-only
forums-comments-suggestions
forums-feedback
forums-support-information
forum-usage-support-information
frana-ais-french
francais-french
general
general-chit-chat
get-help-here
greek
hardware
how-faq
how-faq-read-only
hungarian
i-i-i-i-i-i-i-ioe-greek
information-new-users
install-boot-login
japanese
language-specific-forums
login
looking-something
looking-something-other-than-support
magyar-hungarian
members
modcp
moderator-sandbox
moderators-area
nederlands-dutch
network-internet
news
new-user-how-faq-read-only
obs-projects
opensuse-build-service-obs
opensuse-wiki-discussions
other-languages
portuguese
pre-release-beta
programming-scripting
p-russian
screenshots
soapbox
staff-area-hidden-area
surveys-polls
tags
tech-news
unreviewed-how-faq
vbcms-comments
Actions #5

Updated by hellcp about 1 year ago

Those are category names, I guess we could set up redirects with those names. The best way to find all of them would probably be parsing the access_log files from the old forums and checking what people were trying to access

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