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Pepinno

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Just catching up on this thread. I think what we may want to to do in the short run is simply reset all the user passwords and emails to something super generic, and make everyone's permission read only. That way the data integrity is maintained, but the security risk is mitigated.
Not a good idea, as then anyone could login as anyone in the old forums and see their private messages.

What I would do: configure a HTTP redirect from https://www.vcfed.org/forum to https://forum.vcfed.org, and nothing else. Old links will die, but (1) all content has been migrated to the new forums, and (2) given a little time, all content will be reindexed by Google in its new home.
 
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Plasma

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I'm not sure what was originally meant by "super generic", but passwords could easily be changed to something like 128 random characters.
 

nullvalue

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Congrats on the move, things seem much more responsive - really like the upgrade.

I do have just one minor gripe.. "Sticky" posts look almost identical to regular posts with the exception of the little pin icon. In the thread listing would it be possible to give them a different background color or something like that so they are more easily identified? Hopefully this is an easy tweak.
 

Lutiana

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This "soft-fail" in the SPF check happens because the new forum's IP addres (184.72.217.124) is not included in the SPF record of the domain "vcfed.org".

Yep, I quite familiar with SPF. The record has been changed, so emails from the forum should now pass SPF (I just tested it and it looks good).
 

Lutiana

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I'm not sure what was originally meant by "super generic", but passwords could easily be changed to something like 128 random characters.
Yes, that is kind of what I meant, though was not very clear about. Basically by "generic" I meant passwords that are completely unique to any that the members might use elsewhere, long random strings would work. Probably need to consider changing the email addresses as well.

But if we can delete all the user accounts without affecting the user posts, that could also be another option to consider. It's early days, and we'll need to consider out options carefully before we do anything just yet.
 

mnbvcxz

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When I click on a thread it takes to the last post, how do I get the first post of a thread I have not read yet without going first to the end and then selecting page 1?
 

tradde

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If you are in the forum where the thread exists, just click on the thread on the left side. This will take you to the first post.
 

Robbbert

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I notice there's no "Like" option on posts. Is this intentional?
 

maxtherabbit

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I had a list of 130 threads saves in my "subscriptions" on the old forums - I cannot for the life of me find them anywhere on the new software

I don't actually care about being notified about these threads, I used the subscriptions as a way to tag threads that contained useful information for later reference.
 

Pepinno

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Yep, I quite familiar with SPF. The record has been changed, so emails from the forum should now pass SPF (I just tested it and it looks good).
Email from the new forum is now successfully reaching my Inbox. Thanks.
 

konc

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An insignificant inconsistency that doesn't affect anything, just documenting it here: On some buttons the clickable area, where the cursor changes to a hand and you can click the button, is not the same.
See for example the attached screenshot.

On the main forum page (https://forum.vcfed.org/index.php) the "New posts" and "Post thread" buttons are clickable from the middle and up.
But when you go to "New posts" (https://forum.vcfed.org/index.php?whats-new/posts/) the "Post thread" button clickable area is the full/correct one.

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konc

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Replying to myself above: the described behavior, although seen on another xenforo forum too, appears to be a browser issue as it's happening on Chrome but is fine on Edge. I guess forget about it.
 

Zippy Zapp

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Is there a way to get the existing forum links to work again or to redirect to the migrated threads? IE: http://www.vintage-computer.com/vcf...Adapter-problems-flashing&p=343625#post343625 Simply gives a 404 error. There are so many previous links it would be a shame to lose that.

There is somewhat of a workaround by doing a search for the words in the above link, IE: "Tandy-1000-SX-with-ISA-CompactFlash-Adapter-problems-flashing". but even that gives a search error about "SX" In this case it still works but thought I would inquire about it anyway. Thanks and keep up the good work, the new forum software is great.
 

Zippy Zapp

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Yeah I did notice that some did work. I was mostly browsing the Tandy forums when I noticed that most links to threads that I came across led to a 404, while a few did work.
 

Lutiana

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That link looks odd to begin with. Looks like it's being re-directed from vintage-computer.com over to vcfed.org and then it not begin re-written from there. The original link looks to be very old. @Zippy Zapp where did that link you posted actually come from?
 
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