Forum URL Converter

Here's an online tool you can use to convert post addresses from the old forum to those in the new forum:

http://www.phipi.com/forum/convert.html

It works with posts and emoticons, but not with attachments or links to user profiles.

-Phil
“Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they'’ve been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It’'s an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It'’s a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.” –Muhammad Ali

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  • HumanoidoHumanoido Posts: 5,770
    edited October 2010 Vote Up0Vote Down
    Here's an online tool you can use to convert post addresses from the old forum to those in the new forum:

    http://www.phipi.com/forum/convert.html

    It works with posts and emoticons, but not with attachments or links to user profiles.

    -Phil
    Please make this a sticky.
  • hover1hover1 Posts: 1,927
    edited October 2010 Vote Up0Vote Down
    Phil,

    Got a couple that will not convert.

    http://forums.parallax.com/forums/default.aspx?f=5&p=32&x=100&ord=ld

    and

    http://forums.parallax.com/forums/default.aspx?f=5&p=13&ord=v

    Edit: This was from a Google search and the address looks to be truncated, so it may not be a Parallax problem.

    Jim


    Here's an online tool you can use to convert post addresses from the old forum to those in the new forum:

    http://www.phipi.com/forum/convert.html

    It works with posts and emoticons, but not with attachments or links to user profiles.

    -Phil
    I have three propellers
  • Phil Pilgrim (PhiPi)Phil Pilgrim (PhiPi) Posts: 19,551
    edited October 2010 Vote Up0Vote Down
    Those don't work because there's no message ID (e.g. m=12345). So there's no post to cross-reference.

    -Phil
    “Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they'’ve been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It’'s an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It'’s a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.” –Muhammad Ali
  • hover1hover1 Posts: 1,927
    edited October 2010 Vote Up0Vote Down
    Thanks Phil,

    I was sure they were a little short, (with no ID). Not sure why Google did that, or was it the migration? I'm just worried people doing a Google search will not be able to reach the threads.

    Now that the new search function is working quite well, it may not be too much of a problem.

    Jim
    Those don't work because there's no message ID (e.g. m=12345). So there's no post to cross-reference.

    -Phil
    I have three propellers
  • Phil Pilgrim (PhiPi)Phil Pilgrim (PhiPi) Posts: 19,551
    edited October 2010 Vote Up0Vote Down
    When Google spiders and enumerates pages in a forum, some of the addresses it finds are just forum and page number -- you know, those pages that just list thread titles in the forum with links to click on, like one that you referenced (converted to parallaxinc.com):

    Unfortunately for searches, the contents of such a page change by the hour. In such cases, it's always better to view Google's cached copy rather than going to a hopelessly outdated URL.

    -Phil
    “Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they'’ve been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It’'s an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It'’s a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.” –Muhammad Ali
  • HumanoidoHumanoido Posts: 5,770
    edited October 2010 Vote Up0Vote Down
    I had some urls that did not convert. Then I realized the number at the end was duplicated in some way. I removed the duplication and it converted. This converter really works great! But you didn't reply to the key point. Can you make it a sticky?
  • Phil Pilgrim (PhiPi)Phil Pilgrim (PhiPi) Posts: 19,551
    edited October 2010 Vote Up0Vote Down
    This thread has been a sticky for a few days now.

    -Phil
    “Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they'’ve been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It’'s an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It'’s a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.” –Muhammad Ali
  • Jim EwaldJim Ewald Posts: 647
    edited October 2010 Vote Up0Vote Down
    I made this thread sticky hours after the request was made.
    508 x 308 - 24K
  • HumanoidoHumanoido Posts: 5,770
    edited October 2010 Vote Up0Vote Down
    Thank you for making this a sticky!
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