runrev forums - internal server error

Richard Gaskin ambassador at
Mon Feb 21 10:09:57 EST 2011

Nonsanity wrote:

> The problem was probably due to a change on the server side that made the
> old URL
> Change to:
> So if you used a bookmark that had the phpBB2 in it, it would fail.
> Likewise, search results all had the wrong form in them. I noticed that on
> Saturday and would manually edit the URLs after following them to a 404.

This is a long-standing issue for all web sites, so more than half a 
decade ago I suggested RunRev handle this as other important sites do, 
using redirects whenever significant URLs change:


The cost to RunRev and the community as a whole in not implementing 
redirects would seem far greater than the cost of adopting this common 

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