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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-06-2016, 12:29 PM Thread Starter
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Is there any solution to all the old broken links in the forum? Trying to find out how to change my HVAC lights and Google links to lots of posts here, but every one includes a link to another post here ("See this thread") that sounds like exactly what I need, but that link is always broken and redirects to the main page.

Any way to translate the old link into a new one that works?

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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-06-2016, 07:10 PM
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Good question, I would like a fix for this too.
But- in theory you should be able to search for the topic title and find it on google... or something. I know I've always managed to find the broken links.


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Definitely have been bummed the same way, would love to know if there's a solution myself. I'm a member of another forum and after that update I had the same issue there. Sad day for my bookmark Encyclopedia


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Monumental task to begin with. I do the same as cabooze I just google what I'm looking for and never bother with the forum.

This has been complained about before, but when the previous person was asked to help find the broken links so I could fix them.... said "issue" was apparently no longer all that important.

So unfortunately, it's not that easy. Have to literally go back and fix them one by one... OR... just use google and your search terms.

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Well here is a broken link I was kind of wanting the information from.

FMVPerformance.com Network: The sites for all your Ford Mazda and Volvo Needs

Still important if you can fix this one please if possible.
as you might be able to tell at this point, I've no idea what thread that would be related to as my only direction is 50392 as the marker lol.

If the original link still has the title of the thread usually you can google it, and at that point it can be fixed, but whenever it retitles the link as "FMVPerformance.com Network: The sites for all your Ford Mazda and Volvo Needs"

I can't really do anything without context.

Again, the only real way to fix this is give me the link of the post, and the link in the post is supposed to be, so it's a copy paste job.
Otherwise I have no interest really in fixing old threads that can easily be googled... because I don't have that kind of time to waste.

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Hi,

I can try to see what is happening with the broken threads. The link you provided was for the homepage, do you have a link to one of the broken threads? Do you notice the broken threads in any particular section?

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Were these threads bookmarked and these were the links that you had saved? When the site converted, the URL format was changed to that it contains the forum number-Section name-Thread number- title of thread- page number. html

If those were links to threads that you had saved, that format is no longer active and will only lead to the homepage. I tested out a number of threads and sections from the main form index and everything seems to be loading to the proper page.

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Were these threads bookmarked and these were the links that you had saved? When the site converted, the URL format was changed to that it contains the forum number-Section name-Thread number- title of thread- page number. html

If those were links to threads that you had saved, that format is no longer active and will only lead to the homepage. I tested out a number of threads and sections from the main form index and everything seems to be loading to the proper page.

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No, what he's saying is when the site upgraded the forum didnt correctly fix all of the bookmarks for some reason.
His example:
Car not sitting even (never noticed this before) - Page 3 - FordFusionClub.com : The #1 Ford Fusion Forum

If you look in there, there is an example of one of these links that did not convert correctly... but there are examples all over the place.
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i don't see a URL link issue but I do an error in the quoted posts. Is that what you're talking about?

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i don't see a URL link issue but I do an error in the quoted posts. Is that what you're talking about?

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I'll go dig for some threads.
fordfusionclub.com/index.php?topic=50392.0


sounds to me like you have a wound up bushing.
Post #23, as quoted above, has a broken link
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