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#41
(03-25-2015, 01:19 PM)dmcowen674 Wrote: I use Firefox at home and work. That is so strange. Anyone else seeing this happen?

Comes up Name Our Mascot for me as well.

The name I submit for the mascot is "Apoppin".

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#42
Have Rollo & Ocre tried removing cookies for ABT? Does the behavior persist after doing so?
Adam knew he should have bought a PC but Eve fell for the marketing hype.

Homeopathy is what happened when snake oil salesmen discovered that water is cheaper than snake oil.

The reason they call it the American Dream is because you have to be asleep to believe it. -- George Carlin
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#43
(03-25-2015, 08:33 PM)gstanford Wrote: Have Rollo & Ocre tried removing cookies for ABT?  Does the behavior persist after doing so?

I pulled it up with Chrome and got the right page, Titan X
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#44
Hmm.

I did a google search for abt forum and the "name our mascot" is actually in the search results.

I will try deleting cookies and clearing my cache when I get back t my PC
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#45
(03-26-2015, 10:22 PM)ocre Wrote: Hmm.

I did a google search for abt forum and the "name our mascot" is actually in the search results.

I will try deleting cookies and clearing my cache when I get back t my PC

I see that too but that is just something the Google engine did with your abt forum search.

That is not the name of the website.

Put in alienbabeltech forum and you get a more real result.
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#46
On my mobile, Safari redirects me to the 2014 bluray article

Its just my PC.

What is strange is that win8 and win7 both go to the 2009 mascot redirect. Anyway, I will try some stuff tomarrow when I get back to my PC
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#47
(03-27-2015, 12:13 PM)ocre Wrote: Its just my PC.

What is strange is that win8 and win7 both go to the 2009 mascot redirect. Anyway, I will try some stuff tomarrow when I get back to my PC

I suspect that is when you made you bookmark and caught the whole URL. Have you tried editing the URL in the bookmark?
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#48
It is not the bookmark

If I type the letter "a" in my URL, it auto fills:
"alienbabeltech.com/abt/"

That redirects me to:
"http://alienbabeltech.com/main/abt-announces-our-first-name-our-mascot-contest-win-great-hw-prizes/"
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#49
That is your address bar history. Different browsers have different ways of clearing it.

here is a starting point. Google will offer more advice.

http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000511.htm

http://www.technipages.com/firefox-clear...rl-history
Adam knew he should have bought a PC but Eve fell for the marketing hype.

Homeopathy is what happened when snake oil salesmen discovered that water is cheaper than snake oil.

The reason they call it the American Dream is because you have to be asleep to believe it. -- George Carlin
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#50
The whole point in originally bringing this redirect issue up was in the special case that people who used to visit the ABT would end up on the old and broke forum. They wouldnt know the site was fixed and would just go somewhere else.

The site had crashed but had many visitors. Most people arent going to spend any time searching around a site they think is broken. This is why i suggested Dave make the redierct to the main page when people try to visit the ABTs old forum. So that lurkers and such of the ABT wasnt just turned away cause they thought the site was broken.

My url history isnt unusual or unique. Most people who visited the ABT before the transition will have a similar experience, they will be redirected to the old 2009 name the mascot article. Such an old article, they may not know the ABT is back up and running.

It is actually no big deal to me. I am not complaining at all and i am not asking Dave to fix anything for me. I am not asking for help for clearing my browser cache or address history. This is a continuation......feedback to the suggestion of a redirect for visitors of the old ABT because it may not be clear the site was back up and online.

You must remember that the ABT had a respectable amount of traffic. There were many visitors. Hundreds of times the amount of active posters. When the site went down, it really hurts traffic. I would bet the amount of visitors is still much smaller than it was before the site went down. There was a large amount of daily visitors that never posted. So, if they get redirected to a 2009 article they probably would not waste another second.

It could be the damage is all done and none of these visitors are ever coming back. But, i just think it makes sense to make the site more accessible and catered to them rather than expect them to clear the URL history or poke around a site that is popping up a 2009 article on the main page.

The issue has never been mine. It was just a concern. I know how to use my browser and have zero issues with the redirect. I just think it potentially can run off people who used to visit the site and dont know its back up and running.
But just having the redirect instead of going directly to the old broken forum is a great improvement. I was just giving feedback now to how that redirect is working.

My browser auto-fill is typical. Old lurkers and visitors would be experiencing the same thing.
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#51
I don't know how it got there because when you first brought this up it was not there. But just checked again and there was a re-direct to that old 2009 page.

I deleted it.

You have not configured any redirects for your account.

Try now again. I'm sure curious how that re-direct to such a bizarre location got there to begin with.
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#52
IMO there should be a huge re-direct banner at the old site directing people here.
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#53
Dave, i can tell you how, it is not a mystery.  

When i go to the ABT, i went straight to the forum.  I wold only go to the main page if there was a new article or something posted in the forum pointed me in that direction. So i was going to ABT forum first.

This is the URL that i used to go to the forum back in the old days.

ABT forum-Index Page:  alienbabeltech.com/abt/

Today it doesnt exist.  So it redirects to http://alienbabeltech.com/main/  

BUT

it takes the "/abt/" from the original URL and does a search through articles which results in the 2009 "name the mascot" display on the screen.

so type anything after ".com/" and if it isnt there it will search for something with the letters.

example:
alienbabeltech.com/Ha/

takes you
http://alienbabeltech.com/main/haf-922-review/

So it is not a mystery. It is just not a proper redirect. alienbabeltech.com/abt/ doesnt exist. Anyone using that old URL will end up at alienbabeltech.com/main/ + a search of the articles for the letters "abt"

which results in
http://alienbabeltech.com/main/abt-announces-our-first-name-our-mascot-contest-win-great-hw-prizes/

So another example...............

alienbabeltech.com/play/ will take you here http://alienbabeltech.com/main/play-left...a-glasses/

If it wasnt already clear enough.

Anyway, I just thought it would be nice if the old URL for ABT forum index page worked. But the longer and longer it has been, the less it even matters.
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#54
I was very surprised to see an actual re-direct to that 2009 page. I did not put that there.

I thought I had this as the re-direct when installed the new MyBB software.

Domain Directory Redirect URL Type Match www. Wildcard Remove
alienbabeltech.com /abt http://alienbabeltech.com/forum permanent

See what /abt goes to now.
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