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Old wai forums

Postby Kasper » Wed 18 Aug 2010 02:34

The old wai forums don't work anymore ?
Is there a way to see them ?
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Re: Old wai forums

Postby RRM » Wed 18 Aug 2010 08:12

Whaaa! :shock:
Indeed...

Also, all the links in old posts linking to old threads in this forum dont work anymore,
due to the change from acneboard.com.
Can we please have that fixed??
Otherwise many of these posts have become worthless. :(

And if thats not possible, can we please change it back to acneboard.com??
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Re: Old wai forums

Postby Oscar » Wed 18 Aug 2010 11:14

Relax, breathe deeply, the old fora are accessible again. ;)
I think panacea is working on some kind of script to adjust the links, right?
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Re: Old wai forums

Postby RRM » Wed 18 Aug 2010 11:57

phew.... Image
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Re: Old wai forums

Postby panacea » Wed 18 Aug 2010 12:10

Whoops, sorry forgot about this little problem hah!

I'll have a fix ready within 24 hours
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Re: Old wai forums

Postby Oscar » Wed 18 Aug 2010 18:00

;D

That'd be awesome, panacea. :)
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Re: Old wai forums

Postby panacea » Fri 20 Aug 2010 04:38

just an update, I found a solution but it's not a very clean one, which involves making manual SQL commands and backing up the forum data just to be safe and a bunch of stuff I can't do because of not having website privileges, Oscar would have to follow the instructions and I don't know if he's comfortable with making SQL commands, so I'm searching for a simpler solution still.

For now there's another manual fix anyone can do in case anyone desperately needs to make one of those old links work, instead of clicking on it and letting it take you to an error/blank page, you can simply go back and copy and paste the bold area at the end of the link starting with viewtopic, like this:

[b]viewtopic.php?t=2212&postdays=0&post ... er&start=0[/b]

and paste it after the bold area in your URL address bar while browsing the waiworld.com forums, overwriting anything after the waiworld.com/waitalk/phpBB3/ like this:

[b]viewtopic.php?t=2212&postdays=0&post ... er&start=0[/b]

You can also copy the exact opposite portions, and overwrite accordingly (the blue link parts instead of bold), whichever you find easier.

BTW Oscar, how comfortable are you in phpMyAdmin?
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Re: Old wai forums

Postby Oscar » Fri 20 Aug 2010 11:03

Hang on, let me talk to RRM. ;)
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Re: Old wai forums

Postby RRM » Fri 20 Aug 2010 18:06

Thank you for your efforts Image, Panacea!
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Re: Old wai forums

Postby panacea » Fri 20 Aug 2010 19:14

Huh now I'm confused lol
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Re: Old wai forums

Postby RRM » Sat 21 Aug 2010 15:50

Oscar hasnt contacted you?
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Re: Old wai forums

Postby Oscar » Sat 21 Aug 2010 22:43

Yep yep, it's in the works ;)
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Re: Old wai forums

Postby Oscar » Sun 22 Aug 2010 10:44

Okay, I did the update. As far as I can see it worked and the forum didn't explode or something! :D
104 links were adjusted in almost 0.4 secs ;)
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Re: Old wai forums

Postby RRM » Sun 22 Aug 2010 17:02

Wow, im impressed,
and very happy! Image
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Re: Old wai forums

Postby panacea » Sun 22 Aug 2010 17:46

Great job Oscar ;)

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