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Old Forum Links do not work in new forum

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Sep 25, 2019

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There doesn't appear to be a redirect setup for any old forum links!
For instance, both google and a user profile show the link: https://forums.adobe.com/thread/2220506

But when clicked on, you are redirected to the main forum page and there is no content from the post. Thankfully google stored a cached copy of the post I was trying to reference, and I was able to locate the user's profile:

https://forums.adobe.com/people/jakec88782761/content?query=set+page
Which show the post still exists somewhere...

New posts links are formatted as: https://community.adobe.com/t5/InDesign/Welcome-to-the-new-InDesign-community/td-p/10602867

Referencing old content is EXTREMELY necessary for the scripting community, so it's a necessity this content is restored, or needs to offer a much needed, extensive, thorough and transparent update to all scripting documentation, and extendscript.

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Old Forum Links do not work in new forum

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Sep 25, 2019

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There doesn't appear to be a redirect setup for any old forum links!
For instance, both google and a user profile show the link: https://forums.adobe.com/thread/2220506

But when clicked on, you are redirected to the main forum page and there is no content from the post. Thankfully google stored a cached copy of the post I was trying to reference, and I was able to locate the user's profile:

https://forums.adobe.com/people/jakec88782761/content?query=set+page
Which show the post still exists somewhere...

New posts links are formatted as: https://community.adobe.com/t5/InDesign/Welcome-to-the-new-InDesign-community/td-p/10602867

Referencing old content is EXTREMELY necessary for the scripting community, so it's a necessity this content is restored, or needs to offer a much needed, extensive, thorough and transparent update to all scripting documentation, and extendscript.

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Oct 10, 2019

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Thanks for this, definitely good to know! Any idea what the formula for the URLs is to try and navigate to the new space? For instance, if I have a URL like:
https://forums.adobe.com/message/7294851

 

How do I get it to read like:
https://community.adobe.com/t5/Community-Help/Why-do-no-links-from-search-engines-result-in-seeing-t...

Granted the ending index numbers don't match, but I'm not sure I have all the information to fill in the .htaccess redirect link. Mostly the title.

For instance:

https://community.adobe.com/t5/Community-Help/td-p/7294851
https://community.adobe.com/td-p/7294851

https://community.adobe.com/7294851

All do not work, so I can't access the information needed. The fact that the human readable link can't doesn't have an htaccess rewrite to redirect to old posts is a bit alarming. Also, the fact that "search engines haven't caught up" to the new forum is pretty bad, considering you can request google crawl your website to ensure it updates accordingly. Normal users may have to wait, but for 2 large companies, I would think Adobe would've had the forethought to coordinate with sites like Google, prior to launch to make sure that their site was ready day 1. Is that just wishful thinking?

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Oct 10, 2019

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Thanks for this, definitely good to know! Any idea what the formula for the URLs is to try and navigate to the new space? For instance, if I have a URL like:
https://forums.adobe.com/message/7294851

 

How do I get it to read like:
https://community.adobe.com/t5/Community-Help/Why-do-no-links-from-search-engines-result-in-seeing-t...

Granted the ending index numbers don't match, but I'm not sure I have all the information to fill in the .htaccess redirect link. Mostly the title.

For instance:

https://community.adobe.com/t5/Community-Help/td-p/7294851
https://community.adobe.com/td-p/7294851

https://community.adobe.com/7294851

All do not work, so I can't access the information needed. The fact that the human readable link can't doesn't have an htaccess rewrite to redirect to old posts is a bit alarming. Also, the fact that "search engines haven't caught up" to the new forum is pretty bad, considering you can request google crawl your website to ensure it updates accordingly. Normal users may have to wait, but for 2 large companies, I would think Adobe would've had the forethought to coordinate with sites like Google, prior to launch to make sure that their site was ready day 1. Is that just wishful thinking?

Sorry if this is a duplicate post, saw John's reply, about sorting chronologically. Another flaw in the new design next to not being able to @mention someone!

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