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  • New HerniaTalk Launching Saturday, February 11!

    Posted by drtowfigh on February 10, 2017 at 10:12 pm

    Dear HerniaTalk Registrants and Contributors:

    Thanks to your participation and activity, we are very excited to announce an upgrade in our system to better meet your needs. We will be migrating to a new platform Saturday, February 11, with exciting new features.

    Beginning at midnight Saturday, HerniaTalk.com will be offline while we complete this transition.

    We look forward to hearing your feedback when we go live.

    Signed,
    HerniaTalk Admin

    Chaunce1234 replied 7 years ago 3 Members · 4 Replies
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  • Chaunce1234

    Member
    February 16, 2017 at 7:48 pm

    Hello this is a technical heads up regarding the new forum.

    The old forum URLs are not properly redirecting to the new URLs, this applies to all old links currently causing old links to erroneously return the “Invalid Page URL” error,. I can give a specific example where the forum administrator needs to use 301 permanent redirects so that the old links properly direct to the new URL, this is 1 example but this is currently widespread.

    For example, this old link gives an error:

    http://www.herniatalk.com/hernia-dis…-new-york.html

    It should redirect automatically to this new link, as it is the same post but with a new URL structure:

    http://www.herniatalk.com/502-should…sland-new-york

    Currently none of the old links tested are redirecting to the new links. This is causing all old bookmarks, thread replies, and all inbound searches from Google to not send the user to the proper destination and instead they see an error message.

    Google has some information about proper 301 redirects after migrations here: https://support.google.com/webmaster…er/93633?hl=en and this may be useful as well https://www.bruceclay.com/blog/how-t…-301-redirect/ and https://moz.com/learn/seo/redirection

    Hope this is helpful, pass it along to whoever runs the technical side of the forum.

  • drtowfigh

    Moderator
    February 11, 2017 at 6:36 pm

    New HerniaTalk Launching Saturday, February 11!

    The launch of the new HerniaTalk has been rescheduled for Monday, February 13. We will have more details soon.

    –HerniaTalk Admin

  • drtowfigh

    Moderator
    February 10, 2017 at 10:29 pm

    New HerniaTalk Launching Saturday, February 11!

    Yes! All posts, etc., will remain on the server. We are just improving the platform for you.

  • marcello71

    Member
    February 10, 2017 at 10:28 pm

    New HerniaTalk Launching Saturday, February 11!

    Will all of our older posts carry over to the new site or should we re-post ongoing discussions?

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