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Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Dan, Apr 7, 2011.

  1. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    When changing over the forums we have a choice to move to a new URL.

    Something like http://thehill.silvertails.net or forum.silvertails.net etc

    Just wondering what everyones thoughts are on this. It may lead to confusion but we have the following to way up

    - Google has already indexed http://silvertails.net/forums and I can't redirect requests for specific threads to the new forums

    - People may get confused and be used to the current system.

    Just wondering how you would all feel about a different URL for the forums, is it too confusing already and you fear change?

    If we move to a new URL I can keep this forum up for historical purposes and leave it as read only for everyone or I can just phase it out completely.

    It doesn't make a huge difference but the less traffic that comes through this forum the better.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. The Eagle

    The Eagle Well-Known Member

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    I like how it is,but its your website :)
     
  3. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    can't you close the forum and put a hyperlink to the new site with a msg that we have all moved to thehillat.silvertails (new name)
     
  4. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    we can but not sure that will be clear enough as even when its locked people still try to post :)
     
  5. Supernintendo Chalmers

    Supernintendo Chalmers Well-Known Member

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    use forums.silver.... and put an auto redirect on silvertails.net/forums to point straight there, that way people are automatically sent to the new one even if they are coming from an old bookmark?
     
  6. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    The auto-redirect means that the google spidered stuff is lost though. But I can live with that.

    I will think on it before doing the conversion
     
  7. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    How about: consideredviewsofmanlyfans.silvertails.net?
    Or: spewgutscrap.silvertails.net?
    Something along those lines.
     
  8. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    hahah.

    I have decided on something fairly simple and that should work for us
     

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