Please Fix the Direct Links to Forum Replies [Fixed]

by ForumGuru Banned 23 replies
Hello,

For a while now, direct links to individual replies within a thread have been broken.

For example, the link below should go to post #22 of the thread...but it incorrectly directs us to the top of the thread.

http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...#/post10674028

It should be pulling this post at the top of the page...



..but it's not.

This is not right, and we have been able to link to individual posts in the past. (Save for a short period of time when someone screwed up the url/uri formatting.That error was corrected a long time ago.)

Please fix this ASAP as sometimes we find ourselves posting forum links on threads, to replies on other threads that are related to the topic or question --> quite often the reply we are linking too is buried deep within a thread.

I have checked both Firefox and Chrome and the problem exists with both browsers.

Please take care of this....

Regards,

-don
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  • Profile picture of the author tryinhere
    The go to last post is also broken.
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    • Profile picture of the author tryinhere
      Originally Posted by tryinhere View Post

      The go to last post is also broken.
      still broken and guessing "they will look into it" ?
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        Originally Posted by tryinhere View Post

        still broken and guessing "they will look into it" ?
        still broken I wonder how long they can go before being fixed, 6 months, ?
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        • Profile picture of the author ForumGuru
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          Originally Posted by tryinhere View Post

          still broken I wonder how long they can go before being fixed, 6 months, ?
          Hey tryin,

          You might want to throw up a new thread and give them a specific title and details.

          Who knows, it may catch their attention.

          Cheers

          -don
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        • Profile picture of the author David Beroff
          Originally Posted by tryinhere View Post

          still broken I wonder how long they can go before being fixed, 6 months, ?
          {checks calendar} I think you were being rather optimistic with your estimate.
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  • Profile picture of the author David Beroff
    Yeah, the issue boils down to that slash that someone inserted after the pound sign. It just plain doesn't belong, and everything should work once again after it's removed.
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  • Profile picture of the author ForumGuru
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    David has it correct...

    Paul Myers, Dennis Gaskill and I had a lengthy discussion after Joseph and I mentioned the problem on this thread back in 2014. Many browser tests and some late night troubleshooting led to the same diagnosis (and a fix).





    Shortly after we had this discussion in the middle of the night, someone fixed the formatting error. Heck, Paul's last post to the thread that night was at 3:57AM, and my last post helping Cali was at 5:53AM. Nah, not much reason to play around here that late anymore...

    Recently, the proper formatting has been screwed up again.

    That discussion took place right near the end of the good ol' days....the days when you could have discussions with the mods at almost anytime of the day or night that would/could benefit all forum members.

    Love him or hate him, Paul Myers was great at fielding and acting on copyright violations, piracy, scammers, shills, aliases, sig spam, self promotion, blackhat posts and many other forms of forum riffraff.

    Not only that, he and many of the other mods of yesteryear were --> ready, willing, and able to do what it took to make the forum a better place.

    If you don't have people around here that know....

    Anyway, FL, please fix the formatting error as quickly as possible.

    Cheers

    -don
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    • Profile picture of the author David Beroff
      Originally Posted by ForumGuru View Post

      Love him or hate him, Paul Myers was great at fielding and acting on copyright violations, piracy, scammers, shills, aliases, sig spam, self promotion, blackhat posts and many other forms of forum riffraff.

      Not only that, he and many of the other mods of yesteryear were --> ready, willing, and able to do what it took to make the forum a better place.
      Paul and all of the other volunteer mods were unceremoniously stripped of all admin rights shortly after the takeover. Can't have highly talented people volunteering their spare time 24/7 to improve the site without a detailed script or needing to being micromanaged, now, can we?

      Originally Posted by ForumGuru View Post

      Anyway, FL, please fix the formatting error as quickly as possible.
      They'll look into it.
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        Originally Posted by David Beroff View Post

        Can't have highly talented people volunteering their spare time 24/7 to improve the site without a detailed script or needing to being micromanaged, now, can we?
        Honestly, I still can't believe FL took over one of the largest marketing forums on the net, dumped the existing mods/admins, and then proceeded to employ mostly inexperienced peeps in both internet marketing and forum moderation and management. At minimum, they needed to keep a couple of key mods around to learn from for a year or so.

        Inexplicable and almost unbelievable...what a terrible decision. Whoever made that one should be gone, IMO, unless it was Mr. Barrie himself. Maybe it was Alaister...

        I don't mean to rag on FL, but let's get the bugs fixed, and get some mods working that are, at least, experienced enough to do some good, proactively.

        Also, it seems like this little linking issue should be a relatively easy fix, let's get on it!

        Cheers

        -don
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        • Profile picture of the author lgibbon
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          Originally Posted by ForumGuru View Post

          Honestly, I still can't believe FL took over one of the largest marketing forums on the net, dumped the existing mods/admins, and then proceeded to employ mostly inexperienced peeps in both internet marketing and forum moderation and management. At minimum, they needed to keep a couple of key mods around to learn from for a year or so.

          Inexplicable and almost unbelievable...what a terrible decision. Whoever made that one should be gone, IMO, unless it was Mr. Barrie himself. Maybe it was Alaister...

          I don't mean to rag on FL, but let's get the bugs fixed, and get some mods working that are, at least, experienced enough to do some good, proactively.

          Also, it seems like this little linking issue should be a relatively easy fix, let's get on it!

          Cheers

          -don
          It would appear they have employed one to start making
          those article / lecture type posts, as if we don't get enough of those already.
          Could have got him doing something useful would have been a beter bet.
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  • Profile picture of the author nmcalabroso
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    This issue is now resolved. Can you confirm this on your end?
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    • Profile picture of the author ForumGuru
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      Originally Posted by nmcalabroso View Post

      This issue is now resolved. Can you confirm this on your end?
      A quick test seemed to direct me to the proper reply. Thanks!

      Cheers

      -don
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  • Profile picture of the author David Beroff
    The pound-sign+slash was replaced with pound-sign+pound-sign. This is still not correct. It should be simply pound-sign. Please refer to RFC 3986 Section 3. Thank you.
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    • Profile picture of the author nmcalabroso
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      Originally Posted by David Beroff View Post

      The pound-sign+slash was replaced with pound-sign+pound-sign. This is still not correct. It should be simply pound-sign. Please refer to RFC 3986 Section 3. Thank you.
      Yep. You're correct. However, we decided to have this quick fix for now instead. Hopefully, we can have the permanent solution soon.
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      • Profile picture of the author David Beroff
        Originally Posted by nmcalabroso View Post

        Yep. You're correct. However, we decided to have this quick fix for now instead. Hopefully, we can have the permanent solution soon.
        It's a ten second fix.

        Whatever.
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  • Profile picture of the author David Beroff
    Anyway; it's still broken, with the original pound-sign+slash. After my prior response, I was redirected to:
    Code:
    http://www.warriorforum.com/showthread.php?p=10687060&posted=1#/post10687060
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  • Profile picture of the author ForumGuru
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    Checking post #22 again...

    http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...##post10674028

    ...working for me at least with that link.

    I'll do some more checking.

    Cheers

    -don
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  • Profile picture of the author ForumGuru
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    Checking a new link to one of my recent replies....this time #5 on the thread.

    http://www.warriorforum.com/off-topi...##post10687019

    Yup....takes me directly to post #5.

    Cheers

    -don
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  • Profile picture of the author ForumGuru
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    And one more, this time to post #20 on the thread.

    http://www.warriorforum.com/search-e...##post10679266

    The quick fix seems to get me to where I want to go and I have checked the links with both Firefox and Chrome.

    -don
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  • Profile picture of the author David Beroff
    Right, but that's not the only place where such URL's are generated. That's why it appears to work the way you're checking, (even though it's technically wrong, as confirmed by nmcalabroso), and broken elsewhere.
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      Originally Posted by David Beroff View Post

      Right, but that's not the only place where such URL's are generated. That's why it appears to work the way you're checking, (even though it's technically wrong, as confirmed by nmcalabroso), and broken elsewhere.
      Sure, I understand --> but the specific issue I reported on this thread seems to have been "resolved" (at least for me)...which is the ability to direct link to replies within a thread. I'm not doing anything fancy to check, all I am doing is the same thing I have always done here.

      Clicking on the post #....



      ...and then copying and pasting the bare link generated from the address bar into the forum input box.

      Code:
      http://www.warriorforum.com/suggestion-forum/1184137-please-fix-direct-links-forum-replies-they-still-broken-fixed.html?view=classic##post10687071
      http://www.warriorforum.com/suggesti...##post10687071

      If the quick (but technically wrong) fix does not break more links than it fixed --> then it is probably a step in the right direction, IMO.

      Cheers

      -don.
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  • Profile picture of the author David Beroff
    The earlier quick-fix / workaround for this problem appears to have now stopped working. Browsers now simply display the top of any given page, rather than the desired post.
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  • Profile picture of the author timokeefe
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    Alright the team is pretty sure they've fixed this issue for good. So much so that I'm going to edit the thread title to reflect that.

    For those who are interested this was caused by a tricky interaction between angular-js and vbulletin centred around the pound symbol in the links.

    If you see this bug still occurring then drop a comment here and we'll look further into it.
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