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Most (all?) links made to individual replies/posts before the forum upgrade no longer work correctly in the new forum. This is frustrating because you have to hunt around for the actual reply that was referenced and reduces the usefulness of all the older posts that supply solutions to problems by linking to a specific reply. It seems like this should be possible to fix.

Compare these two links to the same post, from the old forum and new forum:

https://processwire.com/talk/topic/3474-admin-custom-pages-module/page-5#entry56657

https://processwire.com/talk/topic/3474-admin-custom-pages-module/?do=findComment&comment=56657

Can we get old links redirected or updated to the new syntax?

 

Edit: what's worse is when you get this...

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When the new forum tries to be smart and make an iframe out of a broken link there seems to be no way to find out what thread/reply was linked to, even by inspecting the page source.

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This should be read by @Pete. Maybe, this behave has to do with change of thread types? (formerly Question / Answer)

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On 14/08/2016 at 10:49 AM, Robin S said:

Edit: what's worse is when you get this...

broken-link.png

When the new forum tries to be smart and make an iframe out of a broken link there seems to be no way to find out what thread/reply was linked to, even by inspecting the page source.

Bumping this because it is really frustrating trying to follow older forum links. @Pete, is there anything that can be done about this? Thanks.

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