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[CLOSED]Bad link in FAQ section...

Post by hitecPanda » Wed Mar 21, 2018 4:33 am

Hi,

I just joined up today and While browsing in the FAQ section, {INFO} 10 things to do after a clean install, the link given there gives a 404 not found error. Just thought I'd mention this.

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Re: Bad link in FAQ section...

Post by darknetmatrix » Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:35 am

maybe you have noticed that we are now arcolinux and this is a topic that refers to archmerge and is therefore no longer up to date
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Re: Bad link in FAQ section...

Post by linusvanpelt » Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:37 am

Hi,

I'm similar to the original poster...a newbie to ArcoLinux and the forums. So, being a good netizen, I've been reading the old forum posts.

As far as I can tell, EVERY previous post with an embedded link to "http://archmerge..." has a 404 error for that link.

IMO this really reduces the value of the previous posts from a knowledgebase perspective.

If those previous posts exist "somewhere", can you either:

1) Create an alias or redirect from archmerge to archlinux, or
2) (I'm guessing here) If the content is maintained in a backend database, can you do a global search and replace of "http://archmerge..." to "http://arcolinux..."?
3) Some othxer fix I'm not thinking of.

This assumes that the previous content is still available and hosted somewhere.

EDIT:
Certainly the ArcoLinux team have a lot on their plate, so this may not be top of their list. Since my original post above, I've discovered that if you do a "manual URL rewrite" you can get the old links to work. In other words, if you click a link in an old post "http://archmerge..." and get a 404 error, change the URL to "http://arcolinux...". (The URL might be "http://arcolinuxformum...") A quick spot check yesterday seemed to work OK - it pulled up the relevant topic. I don't have time right now to find a example to paste here, but give that a try until the ArcoLinux team have a chance to update the previous posts.
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Re: Bad link in FAQ section...

Post by darknetmatrix » Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:31 am

but give that a try until the ArcoLinux team have a chance to update the previous posts.
That is not going to happen, because there is a continuous supply of new articles.
The topic-starter ask for 10 things to do after install, here you go: https://arcolinuxforum.com/viewtopic.ph ... 6e10bff387
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