janssens-geert at telenet.be
Thu Feb 20 03:33:02 EST 2014
On Wednesday 19 February 2014 15:18:03 Linas Vepstas wrote:
> > > - remove the old content where we can, possibly moving the old
> > > tarballs to sourceforge
> Re: bandwidth: I expect to get a 1 gigabit fiber optic within the
> next 6 months or so, maybe sooner, and so should be able to support
> dramatically more content.
> > - install a permanent redirect to the actual gnucash front page if
> > > anyone tries to load one of the old links.
> If this is saying what I think its saying, then yes, please. I
> noticed a while ago that there's a lot pf gnucash-related link-rot.
> There are dozens of older pop-software sites that wrote about GnuCash
> over the years, and included URL's to now-missing content. Google
> and yahoo and bing continue to dredge these up and show them to
> people, who then click on the links. These show up as errors in the
> log-file. At one point, I did a sweep of the log file, and installed
> redirects for everything that I could find there, but perhaps its
> time to do that again. Or possibly you have better technology for
> this than I do; my hacks were low-level.
I parsed the logs for 404 messages earlier this week and have added
redirects for the links that had a valid referral link. In all that
fixed broken links on 5 or so old news/blog sites.
It also turned up some broken links in our own website code :( Got those
fixed as well.
If you're interested, the redirects are configured in .htaccess.
It is my intention to do this from time to time. It had been a while
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