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Faji:
As you may have noticed; we are now hosted on a new server with a new URL. So the forum is at www.schome.ac.uk/forum etc etc. So update your bookmarks!

The down side to this is that links that are in forum posts are broken. So anything that reads schome.open.ac.uk/forum/whateverpost will not work :( Feel free to fix these if you want  ::)

Also, the wiki now doesn't need the index.php bit in every URL, so that would have probably broken one or two things too!

Kathy Schomer:
Could you not have put an HTTP 301 "Moved Permanently" redirect in to make things work (like what you get if you try to access http://blog.katharineberry.co.uk)?

And I still prefer thing.schome.ac.uk to schome.ac.uk/thing. Not to mention that schome.ac.uk still doesn't resolve.

I"m not impressed. Although hooray for someone having finally figured out mod_rewrite.

Faji:
It should redirect you if you follow a link to schome.open.ac.uk/forum/something to www.schome.ac.uk/forum i.e. not to the new location of the post but the main page. But, I have been told that that is only a temporary fix and after 90 days it will just go to a page not found page. Not really sure on the logic behind that.

Well I prefer /thing  lol 

Yeah, I wanted schome.ac.uk but was told I couldn't have it  :(

Kathy Schomer:
thing.schome.ac.uk has advantages - you can distribute it among servers easily, and avoid cookie collisions. It's also more in tune with the original purpose of subdomains. schome.ac.uk/thing is distinctly lacking in advantages other than personal preferences. :P


--- Code: ---Redirect 301 /forum http://www.schome.ac.uk/forum
Redirect 301 /wikiworks/index.php http://www.schome.ac.uk/wiki

--- End code ---

Put that in a .htaccess and leave it and it'll all magically work. :P

I do like the utterly random "works" being removed from "wikiworks".

Faji:
We have things on different servers anyway.

Sadly I have absolutely no access to any config files, and I think the OU really likes their silly page of a child when you have a broken link. (Shouldn't you have a slash at the end of those redirects?  :P)

I figured that having just wiki (instead of wikiworks) would be more intuitive, and IF one day in the distant future the OU decides to use a different wiki software, that the link would still be ok. Does that make sense? It was a random idea with no real deep thought so it may have been a silly idea!

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