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Hello from Avsimtry the following link to see if this is what you are looking forhttp://forums1.avsim.net/index.php?showtop...p=0entry0If you notice the only thing I changed is I added a 1 to the word forums.Let me know if this is what you were looking for. In most cases all you need to do in a old link like that is to change the word forums to forums1 and it should work provided it is still there. I know there were some links that were removed for space reasons but most of them involved a file download and not a topic.

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Hello from Avsimtry the following link to see if this is what you are looking forhttp://forums1.avsim.net/index.php?showtop...p=0entry0If you notice the only thing I changed is I added a 1 to the word forums.Let me know if this is what you were looking for. In most cases all you need to do in a old link like that is to change the word forums to forums1 and it should work provided it is still there. I know there were some links that were removed for space reasons but most of them involved a file download and not a topic.
It appears that you cannot just simply add a '1' like this, as there still isn't a file in the new board software called "dcboard.php", so you'd still get a 404 file not found error because it's still looking for the old forum's .php file with the old forum's arguments which are also different from this new forum. At least, I got a 404 file not found when I just tried adding a 1...There is a bit more complex method, though... open any topic in the new forum, and you should see the proper url and arguments in the URL bar of your browser, including a "showtopic=____" argument. Take the number in the "topic_id=____" argument in the old forum link, and insert this number in place of the number in the new board's "showtopic=___" argument, and it *should* open the old post in the new forum if that topic still exists.. (To use the post you're looking for as an example, you'd want http://forums1.avsim.net/index.php?showtopic=22425 as that is what shows up in my Firefox URL bar...This is assuming, of course, that the conversion process kept all the same id numbers from all the pre-existing topics... If the conversion process changed the id numbers, then I don't know how to find it other than the search function...Hope this helps...

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Thanks guys,I get to a topic 22425 using the suggestions you both have made, but, unfortunately, it is clearly not the topic that was originally referenced about Mouse Overs. I'll have to repost a new question .Bob

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Sorry to dig up this old thread, but I have the same issues with old links.I tried the suggestions, but just like rpmc, I get the wrong threads back when I substitute the thread numbers.e.g. these two links should point to threads related to the (PSS) Boeing 777:

http://forums.avsim.net/dcboard.php?az=show_topic&forum=224&topic_id=11533&mesg_id=11533http://forum.avsim.net/dcboard.php?az=show_mesg&forum=224&topic_id=18128&mesg_id=18128

If I change then to the newest syntax, I only end up at the main page:

http://forums.avsim.net/topic/11533http://forums.avsim.net/topic/18128

If I use the syntax suggested above, totally unrelated threads come up:

http://forums1.avsim.net/index.php?showtopic=11533http://forums1.avsim.net/index.php?showtopic=18128

Are those old discussions lost forever, or is there any to still access them - no matter how convoluted it may be...

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