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old non-working forum links

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there are some old links on the forum that will not work due to a server change that occurred a few years ago. if anyone comes across a link on the forum like this:

http://www.tercel4wd.com/forums/viewtop ... 16&p=28985

all they need to do is click that old, non-working link to open it in a new window. it should bring up an 'error 404' screen or something like that. then you can just remove 'forums/' from the URL of that non-working window so it looks like this (minus the spaces—i had to add them so the full URL would show up here):

http:// www. tercel4wd.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=3916&p=28985

hit enter, and the link should then work.
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Report the post as well. We can manually edit it.
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you're the man, chad. hella thanks for continuing to make this site work, even when you have no terc to call your own. that's dedication!
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dlb wrote:you're the man, chad. hella thanks for continuing to make this site work, even when you have no terc to call your own. that's dedication!
I still love these cars and plan on purchasing another. :)
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We can now unstick this topic. All old forum links will work now that we're back in /forums/

All "new" forum links will work too, thanks to redirection. For example,

https://tercel4wd.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=8103 which is posted in the FAQ, will seamlessly redirect to viewtopic.php?f=2&t=8103

Once we do a forum upgrade I'll go through and fix every link, but this will do for now.
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I open a lot of the car for sale posts ..most of them are
by gone cars on cl..no longer up.

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Not much we can do about that! That is why whenever I post a CL ad here I try and copy over the text and some of the pictures.
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if a car sells, the seller probably takes down the ad. people are just linking to the ads here so they are naturally a time-sensitive thing. if you're looking for another t4, you have to keep checking regularly.
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dlb wrote: Fri Nov 15, 2013 12:54 pm there are some old links on the forum that will not work due to a server change that occurred a few years ago. if anyone comes across a link on the forum like this:

http://www.tercel4wd.com/forums/viewtop ... 16&p=28985

all they need to do is click that old, non-working link to open it in a new window. it should bring up an 'error 404' screen or something like that. then you can just remove 'forums/' from the URL of that non-working window so it looks like this (minus the spaces—i had to add them so the full URL would show up here):

http:// www. tercel4wd.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=3916&p=28985

hit enter, and the link should then work.
Am I correct in saying that the reverse is actually true now? That links without forums/ in them need to be edited to include that?

For instance,

https://www.tercel4wd.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=6880

works just fine, but

https://www.tercel4wd.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=6880

doesn't.
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yeah, the forum has gone through a number of changes over the years so this old thread is no longer accurate.
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Ah I need to fix that redirect.
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Well I said screw the redirect and just fixed all old links directly in the database!
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