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Offline bustin98

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2009/09/06: New boards
« on: September 06, 2009, 10:34:04 PM »
Welcome everyone to the new boards. While I believe everything was brought over, it wasn't a perfect transfer. But most is fixable so if there is something you can not figure out, drop me a line.

For forum regulars, please use the password recovery feature to log in. You can send me an email if it you have problems, but you will have to provide your username and the email address you used to register. I will have additional questions if contacted.
« Last Edit: September 07, 2009, 05:58:38 AM by JonLeung »

Offline Revned

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Re: New boards
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2009, 12:18:56 AM »
Yay! This board looks much better so far. Thanks bustin98!

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Re: New boards
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2009, 12:20:27 AM »
Sweetness. I was trying to figure out the member ranks, but it looks like it gets solved once a person logs into their account. Yay!

EDIT: Got everyone's rank fixed.
« Last Edit: September 07, 2009, 12:38:52 AM by bustin98 »

Offline Maxim

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Re: New boards
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2009, 01:46:33 AM »
It's nice to have proper board software, but a shame it's the default theme; it's always nicer to customise it a bit to be less generic. Also, 128KB attachments is no good for maps.

Also, yay proper RSS.

[ move]Also, boo MOVE tag. What is this, 1998?[ /move]

Edit 2: please increase the RSS character limit to a huge number. Truncated RSS is evil.

EDIT: Yeah, I'm tired of looking at that...
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Re: 2009/09/06: New boards
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2009, 06:00:08 AM »
I just got on.  Nice work.  I'd seen the forums earlier, but it's nice to see them now fully functional with all the old posts (up to Aug. 8, anyway) on here.  :)  bustin98 is the man!

I'm sure either me or bustin98 will get around to modifying this to look less generic.

Anyway, I'm pretty sure anyone who registered after Aug. 8 is going to have to register again.

Looks like topics that are linked to from other topics will have to have their URLs modified...not a big deal, but a bit of a pain.  bustin, is there anything you can do about the formatting in the "NES Game Atlas", "Super NES Game Atlas", and "Game Boy Game Atlas" topics in Map Requests?  I can probably fix them manually, but just thought I'd ask if there is an easier way...
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Re: 2009/09/06: New boards
« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2009, 06:11:03 AM »
On SMS Power! we set up a custom 404 page that looks up the URL in a DB table that maps old to new. All you need is knowledge of the old and new topic/post IDs.

The topic titles thing ought to be a matter of some SQL replace() work, but you'll need to check for all possible HTML entities - I suggest searching for '&', and converting & last.

Edit: All our <pic> tags are gone. Our <link>s with link text have also been munged somewhat. Line breaks have also been doubled. While it's great to have the old stuff converted over, it's not the 100% perfection we all obsessively demand as a result of having warped map-making minds :) It's probably too late now, as a reconversion would presumably mean resetting the DB and losing the posts since it was opened.
« Last Edit: September 07, 2009, 10:03:37 AM by Maxim »

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Re: 2009/09/06: New boards
« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2009, 10:00:18 AM »
Nice new forum. It was a bit difficult to get access because I first had to reregister my e-mail account which I used to register here (@poczta.onet.pl) because the old software didn't allow me to use only two letters after the first dot in the address's domain-part - which is the case for my standard e-mail account.
But now I have changed my profile so that I do not have to go through this struggle again when that unused mail account will be disabled sooner or later.

If there is a possibility to automatically map the old forum links to the new URLs, that would be great.

Offline Maxim

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Re: 2009/09/06: New boards
« Reply #7 on: September 07, 2009, 10:11:34 AM »
It looks like topic IDs were maintained, so (for example)

https://www.vgmaps.com/forums/index.php?topic=510

should map to

https://www.vgmaps.com/forums/index.php?topic=510.0

It should be pretty easy to parse that in a custom PHP 404 handler, or even in mod_rewrite (if you're on Apache).

Code: [Select]
RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /forums
RewriteRule ^index.php?topic=([0-9]+) index.php?topic=$1.0
(untested)
« Last Edit: September 07, 2009, 10:12:01 AM by Maxim »

Offline bustin98

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Re: 2009/09/06: New boards
« Reply #8 on: September 07, 2009, 10:16:25 AM »
I think it would be easier to do a regex on a sql dump, change everything to BBCode format while fixing those internal links.

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Re: 2009/09/06: New boards
« Reply #9 on: September 09, 2009, 08:22:36 PM »
I noticed that the posts edited in the last forum are back to their original pre-edited form here.  I had to re-edit some of my posts.

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Re: 2009/09/06: New boards
« Reply #10 on: September 09, 2009, 09:01:45 PM »
I noticed that the posts edited in the last forum are back to their original pre-edited form here.  I had to re-edit some of my posts.
My edited posts show up correctly.

Offline DarkWolf

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Re: 2009/09/06: New boards
« Reply #11 on: September 10, 2009, 03:24:59 AM »
Using Maxim's proposed 404 page idea along with a 301 (not 302) redirect would help some search engines re-index things to the proper page.

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Re: 2009/09/06: New boards
« Reply #12 on: September 17, 2009, 03:14:57 PM »
Even though it sucks to get hacked, I believe it was for the best. Because now you have a much better forum than the older GameFAQs-styled one.

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Re: 2009/09/06: New boards
« Reply #13 on: September 22, 2009, 10:11:51 AM »
So I see we have some new digs. Very nice.

One thing, though: Is there a "quick reply" option?
« Last Edit: September 22, 2009, 10:15:01 AM by Rew »
From the Super Smash Bros. Brawl board on GameFAQs:
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Re: 2009/09/06: New boards
« Reply #14 on: September 22, 2009, 10:59:03 AM »
One thing, though: Is there a "quick reply" option?

Yes, it's in the view settings.