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    Default How to access posts on old board

    Hi Ladies and Gents,
    Go to the old board
    http://www.rafcommands.com/cgi-bin/dcforum/dcboard.cgi
    Select the forum eg General
    Click on archive on top right of table.
    Click page 446 etc on top right
    Select the required thread
    Or use the old board search function but click the "search archives box" and limit the period to 1 year.
    Regards
    Ross

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    Updated The dcboard messages have been migrated - Jump to this post to read about how to access old messages
    http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/sho...1432#post91432
    Last edited by Jagan; 29th September 2013 at 01:55. Reason: Updated New method

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    Ross,

    Keep an eye on the vbulletin import system, they are listing Dc forums as a possible addition to impex, if that happens then you can convert the posts from the old board to here.

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    Hi Lee,

    I'm advised by the support department that it is for DCForum+ not the early DCForum 6x series.

    So no joy at the moment.

    Regards
    Ross

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    Damn, thats a pity, oh well, it wont take long to get up and running here.

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    Ross
    I tried to search the archive on the old board but a get a message from 'Easyspace' with a pretty red elephant and the message

    Error 500 - configuration error.

    What am I doing wrong or do not have?

    Thanks

    Stewart McLoughlin

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    As I you do not say what your search terms were or the limits you put on it I'm firing blind here.

    Try this.

    Go to the old board.

    Click the search icon

    Put the following into the keyword(s) box

    142 Sqn

    leave all the defaults but these two

    Search how many days into the past
    change this from Search All to Last 1 Year on the pull down menu

    Also search the archived threads
    Tick this box

    Then hit Search Now after a few moments a large list of threads will appear.

    I've tried this and it works both at my work and at home. If nothing appears then it is how your browser acts rather than the board search software.

    Ross

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    Hello Ross,

    I don't seem to be able to access the Archived Main Category postings on the old board. Is there a problem?

    Many thanks,

    Howard

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    Hello Ross,

    I was noting today that google site searches don't seem to be finding old messages on the old forum.

    I was searching for some names I'm certain are on a thread about escape evaders etc, for example the service mens names on the airliner G-AGES don't return from an
    xxxx site:rafcommands.com search

    I wondered, I in the last week or so 'submitted' my own site to google to get their web spiders to run through it. Might this be an option for you? It requires a free account subscription. Pop the DC Forum link into google and see if their spiders might run through it.

    If you had a link to the old forum, from the RAF Commands home page also it might help the spiders see it and keep it cached.

    Now, I can't be certain that my own site is now wonderfully indexed but I'm hoping it helps.

    There is such a wealth of knowledge on the old forum that its a pity to not be able to acess it this way.

    Any ideas?

    Dennis
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    Default Accessing posts on the old board

    I followed the instructions - my search tearm was Porteous and I limited searches to "past year" and ticked the Archived box....

    SCRIPT ERROR!!!
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    There was an error in processing your request.
    Following is the error message:
    Script Message: Error in subroutine readdata: Can't open ../../dcforum/DCForumID7/database.txt
    System Message: No such file or directory

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Please notify the administrator of this site.
    Thank you.

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    Peter,

    please note that that old archive has not been active for over 13 months hence the inbuilt search engine simply will not work anyway I think.

    Use the google insite search facility:

    porteous site:rafcommands.com

    That will search both the new and old forums for you. There are 36 returns for that.

    Dennis
    Last edited by dennis_burke; 30th December 2008 at 16:42. Reason: corrected search term, thanks Steve
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