Resource Looking for threads but you only have the IGN URL?

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  1. lazykbys_left Jedi Master

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    EDIT: I'm locking this thread for redundancy. If you have questions or comments, please go to this thread which has a much simpler way of converting pre-Move URLs.



    I did a few quick checks and found that most of the thread numbers haven't changed from IGN.

    For example, the Prolifc Writers' Index used to be:
    - boards.theforce.net/fanfiction_resource/b10304/25405090/

    But now it's:
    - boards.theforce.net/threads/prolific-fan-fiction-writers-index.25405090/

    All you have to do is change the bit in yellow to the bit in blue. Actually, you don't need most of the blue bit, just the part that goes threads/.

    That is to say, change:
    - boards.theforce.net/fanfiction_resource/b10304/25405090/
    to:
    - boards.theforce.net/threads/25405090/
    and you should have the new URL.

    Hope this helps. :)

    - lazy


    For those of you who prefer to regex replace everything in one go:

    (boards\.theforce\.net/)[^/]+/b[0-9]+(/[0-9]+/)
    ->
    $1threads$2

    Add backslashes to slashes if you need to.
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  2. moosemousse CR - FF:UK South

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  3. lazykbys_left Jedi Master

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    *scratches head*

    Assuming you're talking about threads and not forums - IIRC, those URLs looked like:
    - boards.theforce.net/message.asp?brd=10304&topic=65535
    . . . or something like that, right?

    The number after topic= is what you need, so:
    - boards.theforce.net/threads/65535/

    As for the forums, it looks like the non-merged forums have retained their IGN numbers. E.g., Resource is still 10304.
    - boards.theforce.net/forums/10304/
    Last edited by lazykbys_left, Sep 3, 2012
  4. CmdrMitthrawnuruodo Force Ghost

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  5. Lord_Redav Force Ghost

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    Yes! Thanks a million, I was following an ongoing story thread before the move and thought I'd lost it forever. that converter helped me find with remarkable ease. Again, thank you, lazykbys
  6. moosemousse CR - FF:UK South

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    Forgot to mention this, but thought others might be interested. The old board numbers still work for all the old boards. However, if they have been merged then you'll find the archived boards. For example, YJCC was merged with Amph but using the board number for YJCC will take you to the YJCC Archive.

    Hope that's of use to anyone. :)
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