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Old 10-20-2009, 12:15 PM   #1
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Angry Dead links

Not sure if I'm doing something wrong, or missing the obvious, but everytime I find a link on the site pointing to the information I want, it'* dead.

Like this one: http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...e=article&k=97

I get a "403 Forbidden" page. I emailed the webmaster at the address given and was curtly told to '.....go to https://www.gmforum.com'.

There seems to be much useful information I can't access. Can anyone clarify the situation for me?
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Old 10-20-2009, 12:46 PM   #2
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What information are you looking for?
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Your link is to a club that no longer exists. Per se. We resurrected the forum with new servers and hosting last spring. Notice the web address difference. The old club database is still here but because of these changes it cant be referenced by the old addresses. A unavoidable different method of sequencing the threads/posts from the old site happened when the forum was brought back online. Threads before that time can usually be found using the Forum'* internal search engine.
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Well from my little time here I've learned that some links are dead because they point to the old site. Like that link there does.
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Old 10-20-2009, 09:39 PM   #5
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What are you looking for? We totally rebuilt the tech info area as well as a lot of the threads.
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Sorry to have been so long responding. The info I needed was to remove the interior front door panels as my passenger window had died. As you rightly pointed out it was available elsewhere on the site, and I eventually found it. I'd noticed for sometime that what could be very helpful links in some of the older posts were dead. I couldn't understand why, though I did notice the different web address.
Thanks for clarifying. As a newbie I hadn't realized the site had been rebuilt.
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No problem. It is a frequent frustration and explaining it once in awhile helps keep newer member aware and what they can do with our internal search engine. We are still trying to find a solution to the problem. But the sequencing issue has slammed us against a wall. Having over a million posts in the database makes it that more a problem.

What makes it even more difficult is a former owner reformatted the Forum from PHP to vBulletin. That in itself was a good move. All here on Staff like the flexibility, the ability for custom tailoring, and stability of vB. But this former owner wasnt well knowledged in the procedure and didnt choose a critical option when he did it. We are still exploring for a viable fix.
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About the best we can do is as old posts pop up with dead links, we add a post with links to the new area. But as Venom pointed out, we have over a million posts. Your best bet is to go in to the tech info area to try and find your information. This area was totally rebuilt and all links are active and up to date. If you can't find something, then post a question and we will do our best to answer it. In many cases we can even make up a write up on it.
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Thanks, guys. I much appreciate the explanations. Sorting a million posts has to be a nightmare. This is an excellent forum and I've already discovered much that'* helped in keeping my 2000 Bonneville running.
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I had begun going threw the old posts trying to fix the links. didn't take long for me to figure out it was a lot easier, and far better to rebuild that area from scratch. The area turned out 100 times better, and is still growing.
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