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#1 The Oakster

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Posted 19 November 2004 - 08:56 AM

I have the forum in my favourites as http://www.whollygenes.com/forums but that now says "You are not authorised to view this page etc etc" :(

Has it changed to http://www.whollygenes.com/forums201 or has my favourites tricked me.. :ph34r:

If it has changed, then I didnt know it was going too and although it wasnt hard to find it anyway, I was wondering if other users may be having trouble trying to find it...

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Posted 19 November 2004 - 09:05 AM

I have the forum in my favourites as http://www.whollygenes.com/forums but that now says "You are not authorised to view this page etc etc"  :(

Has it changed to http://www.whollygenes.com/forums201 or has my favourites tricked me..  :ph34r:

If it has changed, then I didnt know it was going too and although it wasnt hard to find it anyway, I was wondering if other users may be having trouble trying to find it...

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Same happened to me yesterday. I couldn't access the forum from my favourites. At first I thought the forum was down but eventually found the new url (forums201). I had no idea it was going to change either :o

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#3 The Oakster

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Posted 19 November 2004 - 12:22 PM

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Seems a bit strange to change a forum url with out letting people know or redirecting them from the changed address.....

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#4 Ken Healy

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Posted 20 November 2004 - 03:56 AM

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Seems a bit strange to change a forum url with out letting people know or redirecting them from the changed address.....

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It happened to me, too. I finally tried the WG page and accessed it there with no trouble.

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#5 Bob Velke

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Posted 20 November 2004 - 04:41 AM

The published address of the forum and the one accessed from our main page is http://www.whollygenes.com/forums.htm which works. I don't know how people got forums/ (the folder, not the file) saved as a bookmark since, to my knowledge, we've never published such an address.

It seems that we did have forwarding on that folder at one point and it changed somehow. I don't know how to forward an entire folder but I'm researching it - and when I find out, it will probably explain how we managed to break it ;) .

Seems a bit strange to change a forum url with out letting people know or redirecting them from the changed address.....

Letting them know how :unsure: ?
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#6 JanisR

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Posted 20 November 2004 - 05:06 AM

I don't know how people got forums/ (the folder, not the file) saved as a bookmark since, to my knowledge, we've never published such an address.

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This happened to me this morning, too. Same address:

http://www.whollygenes.com/forums/

I got the link by dragging it to my "Links" section of IE. I just changed it to forums201 to see if it works, it does.

http://www.whollygenes.com/forums201/

However, I am going to use the link you just gave, instead...

#7 The Oakster

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Posted 20 November 2004 - 05:41 AM

That link does seem to work now, so maybe internet explorer has tricked us all, but if its happened to 4 people then its a big coincidence....

And if it had have changed then a newsletter or other mass email could have let people know... ;)

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#8 JanisR

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Posted 20 November 2004 - 09:22 AM

Actually, it happened in both IE and Firefox, but the link in Firefox was imported from IE.

Looks like we must have bookmarked the site the same day...

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#9 Bob Velke

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Posted 20 November 2004 - 08:29 PM

forums/ works again now. We never did suggest that people use that link but it was broken for less than two days.

And if it had have changed then a newsletter or other mass email could have let people know... ;)


Oh, sure :lol: . Could I forward the hate mail to you?

(You have no idea how many "spam" complaints we get for sending roughly one newsletter a month to people who asked for it.)
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#10 GenerationGoneBy

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Posted 20 November 2004 - 10:46 PM

And then there are those of us who love getting them, because it might mean a new update. <G> Can't please everybody.

#11 The Oakster

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Posted 21 November 2004 - 12:05 AM

:o

SPAM complaints for a newsletter!!!

The world of the internet never ceases to amaze me... :lol:

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Posted 21 November 2004 - 07:40 AM

SPAM complaints for a newsletter!!!

The world of the internet never ceases to amaze me... :lol:

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#13 JanisR

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Posted 21 November 2004 - 03:15 PM

It should be noted that even though we had to go through a couple extra steps to get to it, the FORUM worked to let people know what the problem was ... :exhappy:

No mass mailing was necessary!

Jan




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