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  • Why was the forum down for a week?

    Were there any changes or improvements made?

  • #2
    We migrated over to the vBulletin Cloud service, which provides automatic software updates & patches. We should see less forum spam and need for downtime to load patches as a result. And the entire site is now https protected. Thank you for your patience and contributions to our little online community.

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    • #3
      So what happened to old posts? Are they not accessible anymore? Searching on Google for something and when I click to see it, I get, Invalid Page URL. If this is an error and the page should exist, please contact the system administrator and tell them how you got this message. from this site.

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      • #4
        Nothing should have been lost in the migration. However, the URL scheme did change as a result of moving to the new hosted service. This is out of our control unfortunately (it's how the new host handles URLs), and it has rendered some of Google's results as stale. If you search for the same content within CNGChat, you should be able to find it. Google should eventually crawl the site again and those stale links will hopefully be updated.

        You can also manually alter the URL if you want. There is an extra "/forum" in the old URLs that you need to remove. For example:

        This:
        https://www.cngchat.com/forum/forum/welcome/welcome-to-the-forum/145420-hello-from-france?p=145922

        ...should become this:
        https://www.cngchat.com/forum/welcom...lo-from-france

        We apologize for the inconvenience and hope that Google will be able to re-crawl the site soon.

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