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    Default Message about Forums outage: what is the SEO plugin?

    I am very glad we are running again and it is of course very nice that an explanation can be found on top of the forum pages. But can someone please explain what the "SEO plugin" is supposed to do so that mere dumb people like me may understand if and where we may experience strange things we are not used to?
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    Default Re: Message about Forums outage: what is the SEO plugin?

    On 2014-01-09 20:36, hcvv wrote:
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    > I am very glad we are running again and it is of course very nice that
    > an explanation can be found on top of the forum pages. But can someone
    > please explain what the "SEO plugin" is supposed to do so that mere dumb
    > people like me may understand if and where we may experience strange
    > things we are not used to?


    In a recent thread we have noticed that a short link to a thread in the
    forum is not working. Is this related to that "SEO plugin" removal?

    http://forums.opensuse.org/showthread.php?t=494231

    that points to http://tinyurl.com/npgbg5k, which does not work.

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    Default Re: Message about Forums outage: what is the SEO plugin?

    SEO = Search Engine Optimization. This is party done by SEF (Search Engine Friendly) URL's. Wich leads to URL's in your addressbar in this style
    forums.opensuse.org/nederlands-dutch/helpen-en-hulp
    instead of what you see now when you enter the dutch subforums (What you see now is the URL as php generates it, not optimized).
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    Default Re: Message about Forums outage: what is the SEO plugin?

    I am human, I am not a search engine.

    I do not read URLs, I click on them and then they have to show me the contents of the link.

    Now I am in the almost unworkable situation that the links in the mails do not function. Do not tell me that that is because it is so nice for a search engine.
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    Default Re: Message about Forums outage: what is the SEO plugin?

    On Thu, 09 Jan 2014 22:16:02 +0000, hcvv wrote:

    > I am human, I am not a search engine.
    >
    > I do not read URLs, I click on them and then they have to show me the
    > contents of the link.
    >
    > Now I am in the almost unworkable situation that the links in the mails
    > do not function. Do not tell me that that is because it is so nice for a
    > search engine.


    Except that they are - but you should, in notification e-mails, be
    getting valid links rather than SEO-optimized links.

    If you're not, let Kim know in the staff area.

    Jim



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    Default Re: Message about Forums outage: what is the SEO plugin?

    Got it!. The mail shows:
    Code:
    Dit onderwerp is te vinden op:
    http://forums.opensuse.org/http://forums.opensuse.org/showthread.php/494270-Message-about-Forums-outage-what-is-the-SEO-plugin?goto=newpost
    
    Dit is het bericht dat zojuist is geplaatst:
    which is one
    Code:
    http://forums.opensuse.org/
    too much.

    I will try to get this message to Kim in the appropriate place. but posting here mighthelp others to use the links as long as they are wrong.
    Henk van Velden

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    Default do forum links work or not? Was: Message about Forums outage: whatis the SEO plugin?

    Carlos E. R. wrote:
    > On 2014-01-09 20:36, hcvv wrote:
    >> I am very glad we are running again and it is of course very nice that
    >> an explanation can be found on top of the forum pages. But can someone
    >> please explain what the "SEO plugin" is supposed to do so that mere dumb
    >> people like me may understand if and where we may experience strange
    >> things we are not used to?

    >
    > In a recent thread we have noticed that a short link to a thread in the
    > forum is not working. Is this related to that "SEO plugin" removal?
    >
    > http://forums.opensuse.org/showthread.php?t=494231
    >
    > that points to http://tinyurl.com/npgbg5k, which does not work.


    Subsequent posts here and in other nearby threads seem to indicate that
    links are now working again. So I tried to verify that.

    When I click on the first link in Carlos' post above, I am taken to a
    forum thread at the URL

    https://forums.opensuse.org/showthre...witch-desktops

    That is fine, but in post #4 from knurpht there is a link to
    https://forums.opensuse.org/content/...suse-12-3.html

    and that is 404

    So it seems to me that links are NOT working again. What is the state
    please?

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    Default Re: Message about Forums outage: what is the SEO plugin?

    On 2014-01-10 10:36, hcvv wrote:
    > I will try to get this message to Kim in the appropriate place. but
    > posting here mighthelp others to use the links as long as they are
    > wrong.


    What can we do with the many links in older posts (older as in 1 week or
    more) where people say others to read there, and do not work?

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    Default Re: do forum links work or not? Was: Message about Forums outage:what is the SEO plugin?

    On Fri, 10 Jan 2014 10:05:40 +0000, Dave Howorth wrote:

    > So it seems to me that links are NOT working again. What is the state
    > please?


    They're still looking into it. Thought it was fixed, looks like there
    might be a case issue.

    Jim



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    Default Re: do forum links work or not? Was: Message about Forums outage: what is the SEO plugin?

    Jim Henderson wrote:

    > ooks like there
    > might be a case issue.

    It sure is

    And example of a case where it's broken
    Code:
    forums.opensuse.org/content/129-kde-4-9-update.html
    URL's now look like this
    Code:
    forums.opensuse.org/entry.php/149-openSUSE-13-1-Multi-media-and-
    Restricted-Format-Installation-Guide
    Notice both the use of Uppercase letters and the .php



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