**Forum Migration ** We've Moved...

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Re: **Forum Migration ** We've Moved...

Postby hobopatch » 26 Jul 2009, 18:10

Hi All, Every thing seems to be ok in South west Scotland, Many thanks for all your time and trouble in getting up and running. Hobopatch. :ok :ok :ok
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Re: **Forum Migration ** We've Moved...

Postby HarryMann » 26 Jul 2009, 18:19

Thnaks Hobopatch

Nice to know all's OK

There are a few things we're dealing with, some easy, some very strange, but overall quite happy with 'going for it' perhaps a bit earlier than we had planned :wink:

Seems the vast majority can logon without a problem and forum seems to chugging along just fine
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Re: **Forum Migration ** We've Moved...

Postby kevtherev » 27 Jul 2009, 18:23

HarryMann wrote: chugging along just fine


I rather think that analogy applies to the old place...

thanks all for the work.. it runs great
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Re: **Forum Migration ** We've Moved...

Postby bunnynogood » 08 Aug 2009, 09:45

This is wonderful. It's aliiive, it's aliiiiive. Muchos thanks to all involved. :ok
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Re: **Forum Migration ** We've Moved...

Postby HarryMann » 08 Aug 2009, 10:19

It's aliiive, it's aliiiiive


It is, it is :D

Seems to have a bit of 'go' about it too, which we hoped for, but couldn't guarantee...
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Re: **Forum Migration ** We've Moved...

Postby CovKid » 10 Aug 2009, 18:39

As a user, I'm still presented with mammoth problems trying to find old threads, and presumably the same problems yet to be tackled by admin but is it possible to run a search through the database for previous links that refer to the old URL and rewrite these to the new one? That way, these links should work again.
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Re: **Forum Migration ** We've Moved...

Postby alexm77 » 10 Aug 2009, 19:06

great work, forum is a lot quicker for me.

It might be possible to set a simple rewrite rule in your .htaccess file to repoint the old url's to the new ones (if your server supports mod_rewrite)? Handy for google and so people's old bookmarks don't break. Happy to help if you need me to.
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Re: **Forum Migration ** We've Moved...

Postby HarryMann » 10 Aug 2009, 20:05

OK, will tackle this soon and report back, thanks for you suggestions both of you :ok
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Re: **Forum Migration ** We've Moved...

Postby CovKid » 10 Aug 2009, 20:16

I think Alex is on the button here as a simple database run would screw up google listings a little and a mod rewrite would reduce that to some extent. That said, I too have done major overhauls like this, but in the end settled for a database search & replace and just let google catch up. 80/90 is far more important to its users really and any impact via changes to search engine results is likely to be less important - in the scale of things. Bit different when its generating hundreds of pounds and an outage would really mess things up but lets face it, we all know where 80/90 is and restoring old links would be a major problem solved.
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