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edited April 2012 in News & Announcements
Stitch and I were briefly discussing the idea of moving the forums to http://winworldpc.com/forums instead of having them on a separate domain. We'd devise a URL redirect system so any links from Google or other sites are automatically translated to the new URL. For example, if someone clicks a link that goes to http://winboards.net/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=5985 the server would automatically redirect them to http://winworldpc.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=5985.

The rational behind doing this is tighter integration with the site, and by having it under the same domain it should help boost our rank in search engines.

Opinions?

Comments

  • I just type in winworldpc.com and click on the forums. Won't bother me much, but still it could be a lot of work considering all these threads.
  • There would be a server side redirection mechanism that would link any links from $1 to http://winworldpc.com/winboards/$1 on the fly. Any specific links to .... would still remain working.
  • besides that, phpBB seems to be handling self referential links on its own...
  • I would say yes if it makes your guy's job's easier, or that it makes it easier to keep track of everything by having it all under one roof so to speak.
  • sounds like a great idea
  • Check your location bar; this has been moved as planned. You may need to clear your cookies if you have any issues with staying logged in.
  • The link to forum on WinWorld home page is still to be altered. winboards.net will be redirected to winworldpc.com/winboards, though.
  • That has now been updated.
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