How to Join Member's Area Private Library Search Today's Topics p Login
Main Forums Discussion Tech Talk Mature Content Archives
   Nav Win
 Discussion
 Bug Swatter
 Old links?
 1 2
Follow us on Facebook

 Moderated by: Ron   (Admins )

 
User Options
Format for Better Printing EMail to a Friend Not Available
Admin Print Send ECard
Passions in Poetry

Old links?

 Post A Reply Post New Topic   Go to the Next Oldest/Previous Topic Return to Topic Page Go to the Next Newest Topic 
bsquirrel
Deputy Moderator 5 Tours
Member Rara Avis
since 01-03-2000
Posts 8382


0 posted 07-28-2002 10:46 PM       View Profile for bsquirrel   Email bsquirrel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for bsquirrel


I noticed in two threads where I added links to old poems of mine in the reply (My dear darkness in Dark 3, Anger management in The Alley), a 404 error comes up when the links are opened. The only reason I find this strange is, before the server move, these links worked fine.

Oh well.

She said burn ... together.
-TON

Ron
Administrator
Member Rara Avis
since 05-19-99
Posts 9708
Michigan, US


1 posted 07-28-2002 11:12 PM       View Profile for Ron   Email Ron   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Ron's Home Page   View IP for Ron

And they will again, Mike. All you need to do is go to each of the poems and read it again.

A few years ago, I had to take all the old forums off line for several months because we ran out of disk space. Our current scheme was my cobbled-together solution to that problem. The Archives, formidable as they are, are possible because they are dynamically created. Unlike the regular forums, where these pages exist at all times, the threads in the forums exist only when someone reads them. Since 90 percent of the poems in the Archives are never touched, that saves us tons and tons of disk space. When the forums were moved (or any time I rebuild the forum files), those static pages were "retired" again, waiting for someone to ask for them.

Go into the Archive forum and find your poem (or use Smart Search) and look at the link BEFORE you click on it. You'll see that it's calling a CGI program. When you click on the link, that program will rebuild and immediately redirect you to the HTML page. At that point, your links will again work. At least until the next time I have to rebuild the forum files.

Bookmarking or linking to anything in the Archives is, at best, iffy. Those pages simply don't exist all the time. If they did, we'd need a whole lot more disks.
bsquirrel
Deputy Moderator 5 Tours
Member Rara Avis
since 01-03-2000
Posts 8382


2 posted 07-29-2002 11:57 AM       View Profile for bsquirrel   Email bsquirrel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for bsquirrel

Thanks, Ron. That makes a lot more sense now.

She said burn ... together.
-TON

 
 Post A Reply Post New Topic   Go to the Next Oldest/Previous Topic Return to Topic Page Go to the Next Newest Topic 
All times are ET (US) Top
  User Options
>> Discussion >> Bug Swatter >> Old links? Format for Better Printing EMail to a Friend Not Available
Print Send ECard

 

pipTalk Home Page | Main Poetry Forums

How to Join | Member's Area / Help | Private Library | Search | Contact Us | Today's Topics | Login
Discussion | Tech Talk | Archives | Sanctuary



© Passions in Poetry and netpoets.com 1998-2013
All Poetry and Prose is copyrighted by the individual authors