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Old August 18th, 2008, 02:31 PM
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Default Re: SITE CONVERSION THIS WEEKEND!!!

That will help.

Im always thrown off by the title in the URLs and bookmarks for here also. Intel Forums. I know that its a war-game theme and meant to refer to gathering intelligence, but my old computer background still sees it as the chip maker. Having the Shrapnel logo on each one will help.
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Oh and Captain Kwok, Richard's workplace has also blocked a bunch of stuff......anything with the name game in it.....sites such as youtube.....even sites such as jibjab, etc. Definitely makes it harder for him to do anything for the site from work, even on his lunch hour/breaks.
One solution would be to set the shrapnelcommunity.com domain up as a virtual host mapped to the same file system location as shrapnelgames.com, rather than a redirection. By doing this, the server will then actually serve the pages from both domains, and people behind vicious firewalls can browse away. Granted, I'm not sure if vbulletin uses relative urls everywhere, or if it uses a domain variable to prefix them, so this may or may not work properly.
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Default Re: SITE CONVERSION THIS WEEKEND!!!

I've been using a proxy to drop by during the workday. It works ok, but does mean a few extra steps overall. :P
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Old August 18th, 2008, 09:02 PM
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Oh and Captain Kwok, Richard's workplace has also blocked a bunch of stuff......anything with the name game in it.....sites such as youtube.....even sites such as jibjab, etc. Definitely makes it harder for him to do anything for the site from work, even on his lunch hour/breaks.
One solution would be to set the shrapnelcommunity.com domain up as a virtual host mapped to the same file system location as shrapnelgames.com, rather than a redirection. By doing this, the server will then actually serve the pages from both domains, and people behind vicious firewalls can browse away. Granted, I'm not sure if vbulletin uses relative urls everywhere, or if it uses a domain variable to prefix them, so this may or may not work properly.
shrapnelcommunity.com will go away eventually so that's not an option.
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Default Re: SITE CONVERSION THIS WEEKEND!!!

Isn't that just inviting spam registrars? There are all sorts of broken links to the domain, and some spider is going to snatch it up...
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Isn't that just inviting spam registrars? There are all sorts of broken links to the domain, and some spider is going to snatch it up...
We'll have it for some time but the plan is to fix the broken links with 301's so the search engine's over the next few months resolve to the new url.

shrapnelcommunity.com was never meant to be a long term solution anyway, it was just a short term solution to a problem with the way our sites were layed out.
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Don't let go of shrapnelcommunity.com, in fact hang on it it as it had what, PR 5 with google. That's very hard to come by and makes the domain itself very valuable. Using a 301 redirect will transfer all that page rank to you over the span of 3-12 months (it was a very large forum).

I don't know how you're redirecting it right now (hopefully 301 with it in a different folder). Don't point it directly here yet. Infact, you might want to throw up a mass-302 redirect (moved temporarily) so google doesn't strip you of page rank for broken links and just update it with 301 redirects as you go.

By the way, if you want to have clean URL's (which search engines goes nuts for) all you need to do is add this to your .htaccess file. (oh, hypes act as joiners to the search engine allowing stuff like "our games" to be treated as a signal phrase and not two words). By implmenting this, you won't be able to browse your site offline and you'll need to tweak image paths but it's worth it.

Options +FollowSymlinks
RewriteEngine on
RewriteRule ^Our-Games$ /Our_Games/Our_Games.html


You might want to also add.

rewritecond %{http_host} ^shrapnelgames.com [nc]
rewriterule ^(.*)$ http://www.shrapnelgames.com/$1 [r=301,nc]


as the major search engines treat www.domain.com seperate from domain.com
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