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    Exclamation *IMPORTANT* New URL for the NYYFans Forum

    All, in their continuing effort to provide high quality Yankees content, SNY has decided to split the NYYFans.com site from the forum. Effective immediately, the NYYFans forum is using a new URL: www.nyyfansforum.com - you will need to log in with your user credentials. Please update your bookmarks now.

    The old URL, forums.nyyfans.com will redirect to the new domain name for a temporary period of time while everyone makes the transition.

    Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.
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    Re: *IMPORTANT* New URL for the NYYFans Forum

    Thanks, Jim but they really didn't leave for much of a transition as the forums.nyyfans.com URL no longer redirects.

    Not sure I understand why they simply couldn't permanently 301 redirect the old URL to the new one - it's common practice for any decent webmaster or CMS specialist.
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    Re: *IMPORTANT* New URL for the NYYFans Forum

    Quote Originally Posted by Zimmers' Helmet View Post
    Thanks, Jim but they really didn't leave for much of a transition as the forums.nyyfans.com URL no longer redirects.

    Not sure I understand why they simply couldn't permanently 301 redirect the old URL to the new one - it's common practice for any decent webmaster or CMS specialist.
    ...redirect with a splash screen, so people know they need to update their links. Folks who who don't pay attention to the forum in the off-season are going to be lost come Spring. I was amazed my goto link was already dead. That's not 'temporary', that's 'briefly', perhaps even fleetingly'. And a sticky in ITL (in the off-season) is not exactly a major effort to divulge. Really a lame effort, to be honest. A broadcast e-mail would have cost what?
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    Re: *IMPORTANT* New URL for the NYYFans Forum

    Quote Originally Posted by theDurk View Post
    ...redirect with a splash screen, so people know they need to update their links. Folks who who don't pay attention to the forum in the off-season are going to be lost come Spring. I was amazed my goto link was already dead. That's not 'temporary', that's 'briefly', perhaps even fleetingly'. And a sticky in ITL (in the off-season) is not exactly a major effort to divulge. Really a lame effort, to be honest. A broadcast e-mail would have cost what?
    If Bub hadn't made me aware of this in another thread I would have had no idea this was about to happen.

    I agree, there wasn't much of an effort made by management to make folks aware of the impending change and given the brief amount of time until the former link went kaput it seems as if they want this place to die off. It's disheartening

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    Re: *IMPORTANT* New URL for the NYYFans Forum

    I think we could try to spread the word if the transition period could be extended. Not sure if that ship has already sailed.

    I wonder how many people are already shut out.
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    Re: *IMPORTANT* New URL for the NYYFans Forum

    Yeah, that was a quick transition period. The old link now brings you to SNY, and a couple of easy navigations from there brings you to this forum. It shouldn't be a problem, but I can see how some folks may think we've been eliminated.
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    Re: *IMPORTANT* New URL for the NYYFans Forum

    Quote Originally Posted by Bub View Post
    Yeah, that was a quick transition period. The old link now brings you to SNY, and a couple of easy navigations from there brings you to this forum. It shouldn't be a problem, but I can see how some folks may think we've been eliminated.
    The book marks I have on my laptop, desktop and phone give the following message:

    This webpage is not available

    ERR_NAME_NOT_RESOLVED




    If I click on the details (how many won't), I see the info below, which then allows me to go through the steps you suggested, Bob. If i haven't already assumed they just pulled the plug.

    The server at forums.nyyfans.com can't be found, because the DNS lookup failed. DNS is the network service that translates a website's name to its Internet address. This error is most often caused by having no connection to the Internet or a misconfigured network. It can also be caused by an unresponsive DNS server or a firewall preventing Google Chrome from accessing the network.


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    Re: *IMPORTANT* New URL for the NYYFans Forum

    By the way, thank you Bob. If I didn't see your post in the Longest Thread Ever I may not be here. So thank you for that.
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    Re: *IMPORTANT* New URL for the NYYFans Forum

    There's no reason why a board of this size and membership can't dictate to the server the transition url be kept in place until spring training at the least.
    Terrible site management.

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    Re: *IMPORTANT* New URL for the NYYFans Forum

    An attempt to fix the problem is being made, but it may take a little time. Unfortunately, there are more steps in problem resolution than there used to be.
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    Re: *IMPORTANT* New URL for the NYYFans Forum

    They should have sent everyone an e-mail to the e-mail address they registered with. Wouldn't have been that hard.
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    Re: *IMPORTANT* New URL for the NYYFans Forum

    Quote Originally Posted by theDurk View Post
    ...redirect with a splash screen, so people know they need to update their links. Folks who who don't pay attention to the forum in the off-season are going to be lost come Spring. I was amazed my goto link was already dead. That's not 'temporary', that's 'briefly', perhaps even fleetingly'. And a sticky in ITL (in the off-season) is not exactly a major effort to divulge. Really a lame effort, to be honest. A broadcast e-mail would have cost what?
    I thought it was shockingly fast as well. I also have Bub to thank for even knowing the place still exists. Thanks, Bob.
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    Re: *IMPORTANT* New URL for the NYYFans Forum

    Quote Originally Posted by Big_E View Post
    They should have sent everyone an e-mail to the e-mail address they registered with. Wouldn't have been that hard.
    Something along those lines probably would have prompted a number of people to actually log in and see what's up around here.

    Missed opportunity.
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    Re: *IMPORTANT* New URL for the NYYFans Forum

    Just an fyi to the whoever's handling things - some of the links to the sub-boards haven't been updated and result in an error. For example, on the main forum page the link the NFL board is the old url, so it doesn't work. Easy enough to get there anyway, but the link should probably be fixed.

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    Re: *IMPORTANT* New URL for the NYYFans Forum

    Quote Originally Posted by JDPNYY View Post
    Something along those lines probably would have prompted a number of people to actually log in and see what's up around here.

    Missed opportunity.
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    Re: *IMPORTANT* New URL for the NYYFans Forum

    Quote Originally Posted by Big_E View Post
    They should have sent everyone an e-mail to the e-mail address they registered with. Wouldn't have been that hard.
    Yea, this is the same message board that had (has?) a ban on gifs because certain users complained about it slowing down their internet.

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    Re: *IMPORTANT* New URL for the NYYFans Forum

    Yesterday, http://forums.nyyfans.com/forum.php did not redirect to the forum. Today it does.
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