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Hello?

Marc

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Re: Hello?
« Reply #45 on: May 31, 2016, 11:50:33 PM »
Your point of view on this is just as valid as anyone else's newbie or not, maybe more so than those who've been here since gods dogs dads dog.

Re: Hello?
« Reply #46 on: June 01, 2016, 10:47:46 PM »
Hello  :D

Re: Hello?
« Reply #47 on: June 03, 2016, 11:08:22 PM »
not on facebook but keep looking in.

Re: Hello?
« Reply #48 on: June 17, 2016, 09:56:14 AM »
This is the most annoying part for me Patrick despite people keep saying it's all still there to be used loads of the links in posts are dead and not just because there linked to long gone photo hosting sites here is an example ........

http://www.whitefriars.com/smf1/index.php/topic,4791.msg40816.html#msg40816

Chris
Cheers,
Chris

Cheers,
Chris

MikeK

Re: Hello?
« Reply #50 on: June 17, 2016, 12:44:56 PM »
This is the most annoying part for me Patrick despite people keep saying it's all still there to be used loads of the links in posts are dead and not just because there linked to long gone photo hosting sites here is an example ........

http://www.whitefriars.com/smf1/index.php/topic,4791.msg40816.html#msg40816

Chris

http://www.whitefriars.com/bb_orig/viewtopic.php?t=3881&highlight=rare+jug

This looks like an unintended result created when changing from a previous WF software to the current Simple Machines software.  Based on my experience with migrating from vBulletin to Xenforo for my website, the embedded links to posts or threads on the forum are orphaned (broken) because the transition process doesn't look at the content of a post and make the correction.

The migration of the database tables usually does a great job of creating the new tables and ensuring the fora, threads, and posts are synchronized, but the process normally can't (or won't) make any changes to links within the text.  This results in dead links, even though the referenced information still exists.

I am not a database engineer or wise to the ways of SQL programming, so I don't know if it's possible to scour the website looking for legacy URLs and trying to convert them to the new URL.  However, I am confident that any effort should be done soon after the migration and before the new version goes live.

In my case, we manually made the corrections to the most popular content in our scarce free time by keeping a copy of the old website on a separate server and searching for the posts and threads one by one.  After two years, we are still rebuilding, but the search and rescue effort will soon end because of we don't have an abundance of free time.