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Important! Forum Bugs - Win Forum Credits

Discussion in 'Technical' started by Dylan | Arkadia, Oct 16, 2014.

  1. Nikto

    Nikto Active Member

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    Why to choose so hard way? :D

    It's not required to fix old links (but that's possible with simple Perl/PHP regex over DB).
    IMHO from the point of search optimizations it's better to return HTTP error 301 with new URL (i.e. redirect user / search bot there).

    It could be done very easy as well. In two words get numeric thread ID from old URL and create new URL based on it.
    So in my example you need to get "8413" from old URL - http://arkadiaforum.com/archive/index.php/t-8413.html
    And create new URL based on it - http://arkadiaforum.com/index.php?threads/8413/
    And forum engine will redirect you to new full URL - http://arkadiaforum.com/index.php?threads/selling-arkadian-sooto-dehera-small-vase.8413/

    Here simple example Perl script to do that (with hardcoded old URL and new URL template):
    Similar code (but in PHP) should be inserted in http://arkadiaforum.com/archive/index.php and it should return HTTP Error 301 redirect instead of print it. And if "Thread ID not found" it should return old error (like now). So it's few minutes fix.


    I don't know license on that engine and don't have PHP installed (I don't use it). But if you want and license allowed that, send me your /archive/index.php and I'll try to do that for you. For free, of course. :)


    And in case you really want to update old URL's and to do that via Web-interface (not via DB), it's way better and faster just to create WebCrawler bot, which will parse all old URL's (starting from thread ID) and update all links. ;)

    P.S. One more bug - code tag missing.
     
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  2. Ryloth

    Ryloth Member

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    Both errors I posted on are while using IE version 9.0.8112.16421. It may have something to do with my work browser filters as well? They love to block some gaming-related websites, don't know why. :p
     
  3. Razial

    Razial Adviser Arkadia Adviser

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    i think ill do in debugging mode tonight hehe might as well get the forum up and running fully and got nothing better to do than sit here and read and pussle around :D
     
  4. Snape

    Snape Master of the BanHammer Staff Member PAF Administrator

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    All true Nikto , and I'm sure that is what Dylan is planning (or something similar).

    However, in the meantime, what I was intending to do was to give the forum community the opportunity to get involved and earn credits that they can use later, as a bit of fun, whilst we iron out the bugs in the back end. :D
     
  5. Dylan | Arkadia

    Dylan | Arkadia Administrator Staff Member PAF Administrator Planet Arkadia Official

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    Thank you for pointing this out. The issue is fixed. There was a small syntax issue in the confirmation email, but it is now fixed. They can request for an email to be resent and it will work.
     
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  6. Dylan | Arkadia

    Dylan | Arkadia Administrator Staff Member PAF Administrator Planet Arkadia Official

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  7. Colbey Kal

    Colbey Kal Member

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    While it be a may not be a bug, having the preview auto displayed after clicking "More Options" would be nice.

    Also, the "PREVIEW" area doesn't seem to have the same dimensions as the actual post.
     
  8. Colbey Kal

    Colbey Kal Member

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    I can't find a way to PM people
     
  9. Mathias | Arkadia

    Mathias | Arkadia The Chief Whip Staff Member PAF Administrator Planet Arkadia Official

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    Doesn't it work to click their name/profile picture and then "start a conversation"?
     
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  10. Colbey Kal

    Colbey Kal Member

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    That'll do it!

    Thanks
     
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  11. Lizzy

    Lizzy Deactivated User

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    Blogs... where are dem blogs?
     
  12. Kitten

    Kitten Adviser Pro Users Arkadia Adviser

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    not sure if its a "bug" but cant find the arkadian backstory from the start page anymore
     
  13. Snape

    Snape Master of the BanHammer Staff Member PAF Administrator

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    Broken links mostly, but I have backups of the story content if the original content cannot be retrieved.
     
  14. KikkiJikki

    KikkiJikki Well-Known Member Pro Users

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    This still seems to be an issue. Had comments from a couple of people today who tried to register.
     
  15. Bemo

    Bemo Deactivated User

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    Was looking into getting a paid membership for the forum however the thread about it has a broken link and I can't find where to look at the subs. Also with the new forum under your profile the Credit and Positive Ratings Received seem to be squished together.

    Profile Error.JPG Premium Error.JPG
     
  16. WhiningSkeptic

    WhiningSkeptic Active Member

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    There are still issues with it.

    I resent the link a number of times as well as made sure my email was correct. Checked through every folder at my mail provider but nothing. Finally managed to contact Snape over at PCF.

    I'd imagine most people would give up on it rather than persuading the activation like I did. Please look into again.
     
  17. Snape

    Snape Master of the BanHammer Staff Member PAF Administrator

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    Yes, I've noticed an issue with Xenforo account email issues too on another forum using the same engine, though, always remember to check your spam folder too people just in case. We'll work it out eventually.

    Anyone having registration issues though can always use the "Contact Us" button and have it send me an email directly and I'll then activate them manually. This is never an issue and I would rather you come to me with it than give up. NEVER think you are bothering me with issues, that is what I am here for! I would much rather people "bother" me than get frustrated and leave.
     
  18. Snape

    Snape Master of the BanHammer Staff Member PAF Administrator

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    Yeah I think the ratings is just an appearance thing and I'll look into it. The broken link in the Premium accounts thread, i'll fix along with the picture when I get access to the old content and we active the paid subscriptions section again.....same with the Ad campaign thing too once we decide what we are going to do with it.
     
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  19. Lizzy

    Lizzy Deactivated User

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    Any plans/ideas to have a forum membership paid by forum credits?
     
  20. Snape

    Snape Master of the BanHammer Staff Member PAF Administrator

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    Certainly possible though first we would have to make sure that the people that have paid money for subscriptions have well and truly expired theirs....
     

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