I Need feedback on the archive category

No… That is discourse… It does something to the posts…

EDIT: Oh i might have… I reset the post to its initial version to reprocess them bit it skipped over them

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Curious. Just as with the   thing and the [] thing, it appears there will be many small things to edit for.

I havent found those yet. Do you happen to have a link?


Start at the bottom of the main post and you should see quite a lot of both straight away

You win. The forum today. You’re the winner. Great comment. That is all.

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I haven’t cross checked against the old forum but these were things I reacted to while scanning the archive posts:

  1. Quotes looks a bit funny :

“Siegeshaker kits”

“Chaos Dwarf Online links”

  1. Broken links like these:
    “So you are thinking od starting a Chaos Dwarf Army”

“BC - Conversion idea”

  1. Some strange link/pictures:

“Xanders “Siege” earthskaker”

  1. Strange formatting:

“Issues with the current”

  1. Strange not-quite-links:

“Xander’s BFSP Death Rocket”

“Xander’s Bull Centaur Conversion”

“Xander’s BFSP Character Conversion”

This is very usefull!

The quotes are already fixed.

The dead links will be replaced after those topics are transfered.

The strange image tags SHOULD be fixed, but I’m not 100% sure. The upload via the api is a bit iffy.

The strange formatting and strange not quite links are very usefull. Some might already be fixed, some won’t be.

I shall do a test later this week.

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the dead links in this post are just that… dead links. nothing i can do about that

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You’re telling me turbosquid Internet hosting went under?! My shares!!!

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haha, yeah… well the more you know :man_shrugging:


Large update!

I found a MyCode to HTML converter on github and it works very well (much better and faster then what i quickly built). I also fixed the encoding issues with the weird Ã’s.

Image uploads are much more stble as a result and the messages are much cleaner.


Ill let it run for about 50 messages and then we can evaluate again.

One side note… SOME messages still have bad end tags ( like [/align] ) that have no starting tag. These don’t get fixed. I checked 5 random posts on the old forum and they also have these. i COULD remove these but it would be iffy at best.


Ok, for everyone following this, especially @chitzkoi and @denelian5.

I think this is as good as its going to get.

Could you spare a few more minutes.


These are looking really smooth. Some pics absent but far more visible than before. I even clicked one that now referenced a discourse as opposed to old forum link. Well done



There is still crap like this ^^^

but thats crap from bad MyBB code, not from the parser.

[size=x-large][color=darkred]Kyte Presents: [/size] [/color] ← this is bad
[size=x-large][color=darkred]Kyte Presents: [/color][/size] ← this is good

so bad Kyte!


Thanks a lot for your labours and technomancy wizardry, @MichaelX ! It’s looking better.

Yes, some codes don’t work over here. We could leave them as is, if that’s simplest. It’s not too pretty, but not too much of a hindrance either. It’s ultimately your call. :slight_smile:

Also, some pictures from e.g. Photobucket that may not show up anymore, may still have been saved

@chitzkoi : Poetic, beautifully so. We actually have a surprisingly good number of folks who has been on CDO since the first days (and on Hand of Hashut before that). Both people who has been regularly active basically all the time, and returnees who has been inactive for many years. If only we could open their brains and extract picture data from their memories… :smiley:


It’s not the codes that won’t work, it’s because they are malformed. They also font work on the old forum. Improper syntax

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I got it. But if it’s a lot of manual labour to fix tag syntax, then we might as well leave it there. Your call. :smiley:

I’ve stumbled across MyBB code syntax errors before when copy-pasting content to other forums. Tags in their improper places.

I feel some of @Admiral ‘s grimdark 40K fiction coming on…


I’m sure @tjub will volunteer for a cerebral extraction procedure. Provided we do not remove his big hat in the process or touch his beard, of course. :smiley:

I’m looking through various threads in different sections, and it’s looking smooth overall so far. Please carry over 50 more posts, @MichaelX , and we’ll see how they fare.

Michael = neo
Some rules can be bent and others broke entirely

That’s what I got out of all your computer mumbo jumbo talk haha
I just hit things with a club