Broken Links

Discussion in 'Network Information, Suggestions and Feedback' started by Barrie Luck, Aug 11, 2019.

  1. Barrie Luck

    Barrie Luck New Member

    Apologies if this is a dumb question, but I'm new here and have never really understood the structure of these forum-things, whilst being VERY sure that they are a great thing. My question (which I think does relate to this thread) is:
    My searches often take me to a thread containing links to pictures, but the links don't work (Error 404 File not found). Eg Grandad's war desert collection in the General Forum. Is that because the member's album is closed to me? Or has been moved? Or?
    Thanks in anticipation. My searches for my dad's history have drawn a blank, so I'm resorting to skipping through other people's pictures, to see if I can see him or something familiar.
  2. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    This forum is now rather old.
    We've changed software a few times.
    Links often get broken due to these moves.
  3. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    If you meant this, post 4,
    Grandads War Desert Collection
    then that's unfortunately as a result of software change a few years ago, when attachments were lost in the process.

    Some internal links are also broken, for the same reason, but these can easily be found by searching eg for thread title.

    Things are a lot more stable now, thankfully.
  4. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Thats not what my psychologist and psychotherapist said last week

    51highland, bofors and timuk like this.
  5. Barrie Luck

    Barrie Luck New Member

    Now I'm really confused. I posted a reply here yesterday (saying, among other things, that I don't "get" discussion boards) and now I can't see that post? Is it sat awaiting moderation? Or did I do something stupid?

    dbf, mod edit: posts moved from List of Links Restored.
  6. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    I moved your post to create a new thread, you should've received a notification about that. Sorry if you didn't.
    Broken Links

    This thread is about something different - a list of links to websites that might be of interest to forum members, ie Links

    dbf, mod edit: moved from List of Links Restored.
    Last edited: Aug 12, 2019
  7. Barrie Luck

    Barrie Luck New Member

    OK, thanks. For the record, I didn't receive a notification, but it's not the end of the world.

    dbf, mod edit: moved from List of Links Restored.
    Last edited by a moderator: Aug 12, 2019
  8. Barrie Luck

    Barrie Luck New Member

    That is the correct thread, but I can't see the photo associated with post 4 (or the next 99) because, if I'm reading this right, there is/was a limit of 100 photos in the profile album. So von Poop suggested (post 128) that jj26 start to make them direct attachments from that point on. Which he did do and which I can see. So my original request still stands, though I can now refine it a little, as I understand a bit more. "Can I see photos, which were originally part of a member's profile album?", now that the original links no longer work?
  9. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    No one can view images, for reason already given. Images, incl old "profile albums" no longer exist.
    (Am going to move your other posts, currently in List of links over to this thread)
  10. Stuart Avery

    Stuart Avery In my wagon & not a muleteer.

    Does this mean that the present software is about to be changed again? It may be my new hub, but it seems to be rather slow to show different threads..

  11. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Nothing happening in that department for ages yet as far as I am aware.

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