URL rewrite from fembotcentral.com to fembotcentral.net

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URL rewrite from fembotcentral.com to fembotcentral.net

Postby NukuNookee » Wed Jun 17, 2015 1:06 pm

Would it be possible to set up a URL rewrite to change all embedded fembotcentral.com links to fembotcentral.net, enabling those links to function again?

Of course, when fembotcentral.com becomes available, it'll probably be moot...

I also noticed that the board is still shortening fembotcentral.com URLs to show just the part past the hostname....
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Re: URL rewrite from fembotcentral.com to fembotcentral.net

Postby Robotman » Wed Jun 17, 2015 1:43 pm

NukuNookee wrote:Would it be possible to set up a URL rewrite to change all embedded fembotcentral.com links to fembotcentral.net, enabling those links to function again?

I'm going to try to buy the old domain when it does become available. There are no guarantees that I'll get it, so we'll see how that goes. The only thing I can really do with it is to make the domain a redirect to the front page of this site. The new database we have is structured differently than the old one (and way more efficiently, thanks to Diana Knight's hard work) so just swapping out a .com for a .net in the url will not work.
NukuNookee wrote:I also noticed that the board is still shortening fembotcentral.com URLs to show just the part past the hostname....

This was a feature brought in with the main board upgrade several years ago. I never liked it myself, so thanks for mentioning it. I've just removed the 39-character restriction, so all urls posted from now on will be displayed in full. :nerd:

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Re: URL rewrite from fembotcentral.com to fembotcentral.net

Postby NukuNookee » Wed Jun 17, 2015 2:15 pm

The forum and topic numbers have stayed the same, so changing a link from fembotcentral.com to fembotcentral.net did work for the embedded story links I edited earlier. I.E. Editing http://www.fembotcentral.com/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=6888 to viewtopic.php?f=14&t=6888

Thanks for fixing the fembotcentral.com links, so at least people may catch they're linked to the old domain.
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Re: URL rewrite from fembotcentral.com to fembotcentral.net

Postby Robotman » Wed Jun 17, 2015 2:25 pm

I was not expecting that to work at all. I was actually going by the experience I had yesterday with changing some links to the search function, which didn't work when I just swapped out .com for .net. I'll have to see if I can try to do something more than a single-page redirect with the old domain if I get it.

And I also misunderstood you about the links. Off-site links will show up in full from now on, which is what I thought you meant:

http://www.fembotwiki.com/index.php?title=Image:FaceoffFembot_-_Franchouillard.jpg

As for the in-site links that just appear as "viewtopic...", I don't really know if we want that to change. I think it's a nice easy way to tell those two types of links apart.

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Re: URL rewrite from fembotcentral.com to fembotcentral.net

Postby NukuNookee » Wed Jun 17, 2015 2:44 pm

Robotman wrote:I was not expecting that to work at all. I was actually going by the experience I had yesterday with changing some links to the search function, which didn't work when I just swapped out .com for .net. I'll have to see if I can try to do something more than a single-page redirect with the old domain if I get it.

And I also misunderstood you about the links. Off-site links will show up in full from now on, which is what I thought you meant:

http://www.fembotwiki.com/index.php?title=Image:FaceoffFembot_-_Franchouillard.jpg

As for the in-site links that just appear as "viewtopic...", I don't really know if we want that to change. I think it's a nice easy way to tell those two types of links apart.


Earlier the fembotcentral.COM links were showing up as just the "viewtopic..." links, which would make it hard to spot old links. If you do get the old domain, it's pretty simple to set up a rewrite/redirect rule in Apache (if that's what's being used) to re-direct it to the new fembotcentral.net domain.
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Re: URL rewrite from fembotcentral.com to fembotcentral.net

Postby Robotman » Wed Jun 17, 2015 2:53 pm

There's nothing that can be done short of editing old posts to change the way that those old "viewtopic..." urls to the old fembotcentral.com look. Once they're posted, they're coded into the database like that. That's also why the appearance of the offsite links will still be truncated in old posts.

And we'll have to keep our fingers crossed that I do get the old domain... and it doesn't turn into a spam/pill/penis-enlarger ad website. :P

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Re: URL rewrite from fembotcentral.com to fembotcentral.net

Postby xerxes31415 » Wed Jun 17, 2015 10:17 pm

I'm trying to do the same for the user profile links in the character play listing. But I'm unable to get a link to .net that doesn't prompt for re-login.
viewtopic.php?f=9&t=3203

As an example, here's my profile link as it used to be on the .com site:
memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=6073
but when I use it, it prompts me for a login.

The way the board currently has the link our nicks is to include a "sid" field, which I assume is session id, which I also assume the server uses to recognize the comp/browser/user to not require that re-login.

Any thoughts on this one?

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Re: URL rewrite from fembotcentral.com to fembotcentral.net

Postby Robotman » Thu Jun 18, 2015 8:09 am

You might have to wait until we fix the current "logged in" problem that we're having. All I can say is that this problem has happened every time Fembot Central has returned from being down, and a fix is being worked on.

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Re: URL rewrite from fembotcentral.com to fembotcentral.net

Postby xerxes31415 » Thu Jun 18, 2015 9:50 pm

Gotchya. I'll wait patiently then.


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