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Unread posts/replies links changing
« on: April 10, 2017, 11:25:07 AM »
Ha well that was interesting. The links changed from /unread/ an /unreadreplies to something like /index.php?action=unread and /index.php?action=unreadreplies Since my Chrome "often used" thumbnails pointed to /unreadreplies, I'd end up on the forum home page. So I went and deleted a ton of browsing history pointing to the old links... and then they switched back to the old way after all. What's going on?!

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Re: Unread posts/replies links changing
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2017, 11:36:50 AM »
That's me!  The "Pretty Url" package for the forum seems to be the cause of people having editing and post glitches.  Was upgraded/removed while you were posting.

When removed, the urls return to how the forum looks by defulat, which is the index.php?blahblahblah

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Re: Unread posts/replies links changing
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2017, 11:37:00 AM »
Hmm and now they don't work at all.

The links goes to https://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/unread/ but that takes you to the home page. OK - I'll patiently wait the upgrade process to complete :)

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Re: Unread posts/replies links changing
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2017, 11:46:48 AM »
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Unread posts/replies links changing
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2017, 11:50:39 AM »
It's so broken I can't even logout and log back in.

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Re: Unread posts/replies links changing
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2017, 11:58:43 AM »
The "not pretty" links work, for people that need a workaround:

All Unread Threads
https://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/index.php?action=unread

Unread Replies
https://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/index.php?action=unreadreplies

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Re: Unread posts/replies links changing
« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2017, 12:28:08 PM »
The "not pretty" links work, for people that need a workaround:

All roads lead to the forum home page, including these, at the moment.

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Re: Unread posts/replies links changing
« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2017, 12:31:48 PM »
It's okay, I have plenty here at work to keep me busy.

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Re: Unread posts/replies links changing
« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2017, 12:33:04 PM »
The "not pretty" links work, for people that need a workaround:

All roads lead to the forum home page, including these, at the moment.

Whoa - that just started happening in the past few minutes. This story is moving fast :)

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Re: Unread posts/replies links changing
« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2017, 12:36:01 PM »
The "not pretty" links work, for people that need a workaround:

All Unread Threads
https://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/index.php?action=unread

Unread Replies
https://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/index.php?action=unreadreplies

My browser is changing these links to /unread/ and /unreadreplies/

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Re: Unread posts/replies links changing
« Reply #10 on: April 10, 2017, 12:38:16 PM »
Me, too - at this point. Not sure if the "upgrade" or plug-in installation is "in progress" but that's my assumption... (or the "Pretty Url" package is breaking/broken with this forum release.)

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Re: Unread posts/replies links changing
« Reply #11 on: April 10, 2017, 12:41:14 PM »
I created bookmarks in my browser with the ...index.php... urls, and those bookmarks seem to be working.

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Re: Unread posts/replies links changing
« Reply #12 on: April 10, 2017, 12:51:21 PM »
Ah! At least it's not just me.

...although I am slow to connect the dots. "Post to follow! ....oh wait"
« Last Edit: April 10, 2017, 12:54:17 PM by Bracken_Joy »
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Re: Unread posts/replies links changing
« Reply #13 on: April 10, 2017, 12:53:54 PM »
I created bookmarks in my browser with the ...index.php... urls, and those bookmarks seem to be working.

Weird - you can copy/paste them or use bookmarks, but not click them... !

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Re: Unread posts/replies links changing
« Reply #14 on: April 10, 2017, 01:53:58 PM »
Trying to read my PM s also leads back to the home page. But I'm glad it isn't just me

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Re: Unread posts/replies links changing
« Reply #15 on: April 10, 2017, 01:57:04 PM »
I created bookmarks in my browser with the ...index.php... urls, and those bookmarks seem to be working.

Weird - you can copy/paste them or use bookmarks, but not click them... !

Thanks for the pasting tip. Using that for now =)
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Re: Unread posts/replies links changing
« Reply #16 on: April 10, 2017, 02:01:29 PM »
The Show unread post function does not work currently.

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Re: Unread posts/replies links changing
« Reply #17 on: April 10, 2017, 03:06:41 PM »
It's actually flaky - I try to use anything in the top part, and it doesn't work, and the next time unread replies does work, and then it doesn't!

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Re: Unread posts/replies links changing
« Reply #18 on: April 10, 2017, 03:53:54 PM »
I created bookmarks in my browser with the ...index.php... urls, and those bookmarks seem to be working.

Weird - you can copy/paste them or use bookmarks, but not click them... !

Thanks for the pasting tip. Using that for now =)

Copy/paste also leads to the home page for me.

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Re: Unread posts/replies links changing
« Reply #19 on: April 10, 2017, 04:58:15 PM »
I created bookmarks in my browser with the ...index.php... urls, and those bookmarks seem to be working.

Weird - you can copy/paste them or use bookmarks, but not click them... !

Thanks for the pasting tip. Using that for now =)

Copy/paste also leads to the home page for me.

I'm copy and pasting this: https://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/index.php?action=unreadreplies and it takes me to the unread replies page correctly.
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Re: Unread posts/replies links changing
« Reply #20 on: April 10, 2017, 06:02:27 PM »
I created bookmarks in my browser with the ...index.php... urls, and those bookmarks seem to be working.

Weird - you can copy/paste them or use bookmarks, but not click them... !

Thanks for the pasting tip. Using that for now =)

Copy/paste also leads to the home page for me.

I'm copy and pasting this: https://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/index.php?action=unreadreplies and it takes me to the unread replies page correctly.

Copying/pasting works for me. Clicking that doesn't (nor do the normal forum links).

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Re: Unread posts/replies links changing
« Reply #21 on: April 10, 2017, 06:03:53 PM »
Ah - regular copy works for me, "copy link address" does not (must function like a regular click).

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Re: Unread posts/replies links changing
« Reply #22 on: April 10, 2017, 06:07:58 PM »
Ah - regular copy works for me, "copy link address" does not (must function like a regular click).

Yeah, sorry to not be more clear. Nothing fancy. Literally copy and paste, old school style =)
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Re: Unread posts/replies links changing
« Reply #23 on: April 10, 2017, 07:10:26 PM »
Ah - regular copy works for me, "copy link address" does not (must function like a regular click).

Yeah, sorry to not be more clear. Nothing fancy. Literally copy and paste, old school style =)

Oh I knew what you meant - just wanted to clarify. Thanks for the tip! :)

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Re: Unread posts/replies links changing
« Reply #24 on: April 10, 2017, 07:16:04 PM »
My apologies for the funny activity on the forum over the last few hours.  There was a glitch with the "pretty url" package on the forum I caused that was the origin of the links going back to the home page. Attempting to fix one issue, I created a much larger one...

The problem was, with the links not working.... I couldn't fix the issues anymore, then I had to hop back into my day job and couldn't give the forum my full attention.

I had to dig in the forum's sql database to flip the switches manually, but I have triumphed! 

Everything should function normally now, though you may have to clear your browser's cache. 

If people are interested, i'd be happy to dig in deeper with the technical issues in the future.

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Re: Unread posts/replies links changing
« Reply #25 on: April 10, 2017, 07:19:50 PM »
On the positive side of this mess, it looks like we're closer to the solution with edit errors that have been happening recently with some browsers. However, I'm not touching anything else tonight!

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« Reply #26 on: April 10, 2017, 07:23:25 PM »
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Re: Unread posts/replies links changing
« Reply #27 on: April 10, 2017, 07:33:53 PM »
And if this is easier to find on mobile, this is the link you want for now:
Code: [Select]
https://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/index.php?action=unreadreplies
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Re: Unread posts/replies links changing
« Reply #28 on: April 10, 2017, 07:59:08 PM »
Wonderful! Thank you!

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Re: Unread posts/replies links changing
« Reply #29 on: April 10, 2017, 08:02:41 PM »
FYI - if you've ever changed the subject / title of your journal thread, and you have the URL in your signature, it has probably changed.

CanuckExpat - looking at you!