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#1 Jason Brown

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Posted 18 November 2015 - 06:41 PM

Not sure who to point this out to but I was just looking at the hall of fame nominations thread and each of the links I clicked led to a domain registry site rather than to the correct page of dfoggknives.com.  Just thought I would run it up the flagpole in case any of you guys know who to pass this info to.  


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#2 Austin_Lyles

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Posted 18 November 2015 - 08:53 PM

I think since Mr. Fogg retired he took his website down. I believe he among a few others were the founders of this website/forum many years ago.

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Posted 18 November 2015 - 10:30 PM

This board was created by him, so the original domain was dfoggknives.com.  Like Austin said, when he retired, he retired the his website.  At that time, the board moderators moved the board from Don's website and registered a new domain under www.bladesmithsforum.com.

It goes to a domain registration site because the dfoggknives.com domain has expired.  Any link in the board you find that has that domain in the url can be changed so that you replace the dfoggknives.com with bladesmithsforum.com

 

ex:  

www.dfoggknives.com/index.php?showtopic=32545

becomes 

http://www.bladesmit...showtopic=32545


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#4 Alan Longmire

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Posted 19 November 2015 - 07:14 AM

What Wes said. We have slowly been fixing the links when they get pointed out, but until we find them all do what Wes suggests.
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Posted 20 November 2015 - 09:17 PM

I "fixed" it. Try again.



#6 Dan P.

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Posted 21 November 2015 - 01:43 PM

I still refer to these forums as "The Don Fogg Forum"!


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Posted 22 November 2015 - 05:47 PM

It isn't just links within Bladesmthsforum, I find dfoggknives.com links at, just for example, iforgeiron.com regularly.

If Don doesn't mind, we could re-register his domain and simply build an 'invisible' redirect page to catch traffic heading to the outdated dfoggknives.com domain and reroute it to the bladesmithsforum.com domain...

 

I don't program well enough to build the redirect such that it preserves the sub-address they were attempting to reach when forwarding the domain, but I'd be happy to re-register the domain.

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Posted 22 November 2015 - 09:25 PM

It isn't just links within Bladesmthsforum, I find dfoggknives.com links at, just for example, iforgeiron.com regularly.

If Don doesn't mind, we could re-register his domain and simply build an 'invisible' redirect page to catch traffic heading to the outdated dfoggknives.com domain and reroute it to the bladesmithsforum.com domain...

 

I don't program well enough to build the redirect such that it preserves the sub-address they were attempting to reach when forwarding the domain, but I'd be happy to re-register the domain.

James

 

You don't have to do all of that with the coding.  You just have to set up a c-name on the DNS servers.  And register the domain as well...


Edited by Wes Detrick, 22 November 2015 - 09:25 PM.

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