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Discussion in 'Fan Fiction and Writing Resource' started by lazykbys_left, Sep 3, 2012.

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  1. lazykbys_left

    lazykbys_left Jedi Padawan star 4

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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/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.


    Mav Edit: Since highlight isn't working, I changed things to color text to make the idea clearer.
     
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  2. moosemousse

    moosemousse CR Emeritus: FF-UK South star 6

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  3. lazykbys_left

    lazykbys_left Jedi Padawan star 4

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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



    Mav Edit: Changed like opening post to make clearer.
     
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    CmdrMitthrawnuruodo Jedi Grand Master star 6

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  5. Lord_Redav

    Lord_Redav Jedi Master star 1

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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

    moosemousse CR Emeritus: FF-UK South star 6

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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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