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    Search results within archives not working

    There seems to be a problem with the site search: if results are archived threads, then the links for these threads are broken.

    The problem is that the '?' in the link should really be a '/'. For example the result comes back as:

    http://www.codingforums.com/archive/...p?t-94316.html

    Whereas, it should really be:

    http://www.codingforums.com/archive/...p/t-94316.html

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    Do you mean when searching using the search box at the top of the page (Google)? For archived threads, I get the 2nd, correct version:

    http://www.codingforums.com/result.h...&sa=Search#948
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    Quote Originally Posted by WA View Post
    Do you mean when searching using the search box at the top of the page (Google)? For archived threads, I get the 2nd, correct version:

    http://www.codingforums.com/result.h...&sa=Search#948
    No.

    Eg: http://www.codingforums.com/result.h...&sa=Search#837

    The above search gives a result having a target url

    www.codingforums.com/archive/index.php/t-129222.html, which is correct

    But there are a lot of other links in the format

    www.codingforums.com/archive/index.php?t-413.html
    codingforums.com/archive/index.php?t-53390.html

    which are not pointing to the correct page. I always edit such urls to
    showthread.php?t= format to get the desired page, which may not be possible for new members

    Hope this is clear.

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    Hi:
    Thanks for the clarification. I see it now. I'll try and get that fixed.
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    This should be fixed now. I've set up a redirect of the old URL structure to the new. If you still have issues, let me know.
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    Just wondering how google bots indexed those faulty(?) urls, without this current fix?
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    On the old server, the archive URLs use the "?" character. After the move over, it automatically changed to "/". I took a look in the VB source code, and apparently vBulletin decides based on the server capabilities which character to use.
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    I took a look in the VB source code, and apparently vBulletin decides based on the server capabilities which character to use.
    wow! Intelligent vBulletin
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