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amievil?
14th Jul 2002, 17:26
its bad when i click my bookmarks to go to eidos for the first time in a month or so and it doesnt exist. as in the old board is gone. ah, tis in the hands of the builder now...

Vanguard
14th Jul 2002, 17:33
I bet when you opened the web page for the old forum and found it was gone that you went on full alert mode and your eyes widen a lot.

Welcome to the new forum. Enjoy the facelift (i.e., your post count starting from 1) - although you can get Grey Mouser to up your post count if you want to look old and wrinkled again.

Xcom
14th Jul 2002, 17:44
Originally posted by Vanguard
although you can get Grey Mouser to up your post count if you want to look old and wrinkled again.

Don't think he'll be doing that, not the postcount. ;)

BrokenArts
14th Jul 2002, 18:35
Hey Dude! Glad to see you found your way here! :)

Nightwalker
14th Jul 2002, 20:08
Hi, amievil! How's the mission coming? :)

amievil?
14th Jul 2002, 22:58
ah im not worried about the post count. i only had 300 and some posts on the old board. if i really wanted to i could post 300 in 2 days but well ya know...

nightwalker- its coming slowly, i was working on it today actually when i decided to come visit the forum. ive had some setbacks on it but its getting there. ill update on it soon with maybe a screen shot, angelfire delteted my account because they believed i was using their site to store files (fancy that huh hahah!)

Zaccheus
15th Jul 2002, 07:43
How much HTML does it take to let people know where they can find us?

EIDOS must be able to do something like this:
http://homepage.ntlworld.com/rcl-software/
:rolleyes:

Vanguard
15th Jul 2002, 16:20
At first, there was a "go here" link. However, it now appears the old forum server [software] is no longer running so there's nothing to accept your URL requests. Considering that they'd have to have a page for their main page, the forum header page, and possibly any other valid pages to which users might've had links to, that would be a lot of dummy pages with pointers back to a redirect page.

Any links (that I had) to the old forum had http://www.eidosgames.com/cgi-bin/forumdisplay.cgi which meant their CGI script took care of what page to display. I suppose they could've replaced the old CGI script with a very simple one that discarded any inputted URL or parameters and instead redirected you to their new forums page.

If you go to their home page at http://www.eidosgames.com/, the "go here" link to their forums does go to their new forums. They are not responsible for user links to paths below their home page which can change at anytime and at their discretion. You're pretty much expected to start at the home page and drill down through the pages. If you use a URL that drills down for you, it will stop working when structure or hierarchy changes.

Zaccheus
19th Jul 2002, 12:40
I understand that it's not really EIDOS problem, but ...

Originally posted by Vanguard
Any links (that I had) to the old forum had http://www.eidosgames.com/cgi-bin/forumdisplay.cgi which meant their CGI script took care of what page to display. I suppose they could've replaced the old CGI script with a very simple one that discarded any inputted URL or parameters and instead redirected you to their new forums page.


would have helped.
;)


Or even just put in a custom 404 page (http://www.rcl-software.org.uk/no-such-page.html).