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RedSatyr
12-17-2012, 07:18 AM
Hello,

First, I have to tell you that I've already gained a lot from the site, going through some of the tutorials and such. Thank you so very much for this resource.

I did have a question concerning some of the links, it appears that a large number of them are broken at the moment, especially in the beginning areas and tutorials. Is this something that is known about, or is it possible that my ISP is to blame? Some sites have issues with traffic from Korea, so I can never be sure if it's the site or me... I looked through the site tech support forum here, and saw another post about broken links, but it only referred to the ones with in people's signatures, not the tutorials and such.

Thanks,

RedSatyr

arsheesh
12-17-2012, 07:46 AM
Yeah, someone pointed out to me last week that all of the links in my sig were broken. I haven't been able to figure out what the problem is. I'd be interested to know if anyone knows why this is (and how to fix it) as well.

Cheers,
-Arsheesh

dchadwick
12-17-2012, 01:14 PM
Hello all -- I've encountered the same broken link problem. Originally thought it might be my ISP....looks like we're all having similar challenges.

All the best, DChadwick

Jaxilon
12-18-2012, 02:37 AM
Nope my internal links are broken but my external links work fine. I know we made a server move a couple weeks ago so I'm guessing it's just a setting. Eventually I think it'll get fixed.

amberroberts09
12-18-2012, 04:59 AM
Ya moving the server will work I guess!!!

RedSatyr
12-18-2012, 07:01 AM
Thanks for the information! At least I know now it's nothing to do with my ISP...;)

RobA
12-27-2012, 11:52 AM
Sorry all-

Due to some changes in the SEO of the site, the old forum.cartographersguild.com links don't work.

People can just edit their links to "www" instead of "forum" and the links will work.

I'm checking to see if I can run a sql replace query to do this in batch....

-Rob A>

RedSatyr
12-28-2012, 12:53 AM
Thanks for the reply, RobA! The workaround is much appreciated as well...:)

Jaxilon
12-28-2012, 01:19 AM
Yes, thanks Roba. I did what you said and that seems to have fixed mine up.

RobA
01-02-2013, 05:51 PM
I've run a few db queries to turn any forum.cartographerguild.com links to be www. I think I got all the posts, comments, and articles.

If you notice any broken ones, the might be real old (we did a database change many years ago that might have left broken links, even then) or linking to deleted threads.

Please post a note if you see any that are dead that should (reasonably) be active.

Thanks for the community help in pointing these out.

-Rob A>

RedSatyr
01-03-2013, 11:19 AM
If we do find broken links, where would you prefer us to post them? Is there a thread for the consolidation of broken links (or will this one do?)? I've run across a few that have been posted inside the threads, usually due to the material being hosted off site. I have only found one link (thus far) that goes back to a forum posting. In the thread Quickstart Guide to Fantasy Mapping (http://www.cartographersguild.com/tutorials-how/4276-quickstart-guide-fantasy-mapping.html) The Creating Cities with City Designer thread gives a No Thread Specified error...

Greason Wolfe
02-09-2013, 11:11 AM
I've run a few db queries to turn any forum.cartographerguild.com links to be www. I think I got all the posts, comments, and articles.

If you notice any broken ones, the might be real old (we did a database change many years ago that might have left broken links, even then) or linking to deleted threads.

Please post a note if you see any that are dead that should (reasonably) be active.

Thanks for the community help in pointing these out.

-Rob A>

Thanks for all the hard work Rob. I know it doesn't get said often enough, but you and Arcana keep this place running smoothly where so many other forums seem to fall apart again and again, and I'm sure most, if not all, of us really appreciate it. Also, I thought I'd take a moment to mention that the links from Redrobes CGuild_Keyword_Index.htm (http://www.cartographersguild.com/utilities/Indexes/CGuild_Keyword_Index.htm) don't seem to be working. That might also be the case with his other indexes (Member Introductions, etc.), but I haven't checked them.

GW