Redirections to old and very old forums


(Kolmogorow) #1

Links to old forums get redirected to the correct resource on forums-archive, for example:

https://forums.eveonline.com/default.aspx?g=posts&t=46804 is redirected to https://forums-archive.eveonline.com/default.aspx?g=posts&t=46804

…which is very nice!

However, links to the very old forums seem to get redirected as well, but not to the correct resource, for example:

http://www.eveonline.com/ingameboard.asp?a=topic&threadID=1297618 is redirected to http://communityclassic.eveonline.com/ingameboard.asp?a=topic&threadID=1297618 (at least in MS Edge, in Chrome I get a “ERR_TOO_MANY_REDIRECTS” error). That communityclassic doesn’t seem to exist. Shouldn’t it be redirected to https://oldforums.eveonline.com/?a=topic&threadID=1297618 which is the correct resource?

It would be great if all those redirections would work correctly. Hundreds of links in the Internet pointing to either the old or very old forums would suddenly all lead to the right resources again!


(DeMichael Crimson) #2

I agree, there’s a lot of good stuff in both the Archived Forums and the Old Archived Forums that should be easily accessed when needed.

Maybe CCP could add a couple of links to them in this new forum, they could be placed on the left side of the ‘Dev Posts’ link in the header up top.

DMC


(CCP Avalon) #3

Thanks for pointing out this issue, I have updated the redirect rule for www.eveonline.com to go directly to oldforums.eveonline.com and issued cache invalidation as well. It may take a few minutes for it to complete cycling through the machines but other thread IDs should be operational by now.


(DeMichael Crimson) #4

The suggestion I posted in my original reply to this thread would make it easy for players to access those old forums.

DMC