Change is coming to TAZ

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Kyrie

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Worth noting that XF has an option to "Enable board URL canonicalization". With that enabled, visitors who reach the forum on any of the URL variants noted above, will get redirected to your actual configured "Board URL" automatically.

Of course it can be done with some fairly basic server-side redirects too. Either way, you should do it to ensure a consistent experience for your users and avoid potential complications with search engines crawling all variants of the URLs independently.

I might be a bit naive, but I thought the prefix to the board (the www. or http://) isn't considered hardly at all and it's more like *.theadminzone.com

Or is my understanding wrong?
 

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Worth noting that XF has an option to "Enable board URL canonicalization". With that enabled, visitors who reach the forum on any of the URL variants noted above, will get redirected to your actual configured "Board URL" automatically.

Of course it can be done with some fairly basic server-side redirects too. Either way, you should do it to ensure a consistent experience for your users and avoid potential complications with search engines crawling all variants of the URLs independently.
Thank you for the reminder Chris D. It's enabled. I was going to implement the server side redirects, but this something I meant to do earlier in the week.
 

Chris D

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I might be a bit naive, but I thought the prefix to the board (the www. or http://) isn't considered hardly at all and it's more like *.theadminzone.com

Or is my understanding wrong?
The impact it has is arguable, but technically you could have several different sites hosted across different variations of URL and so I suspect most things would treat them as different sites. Maybe Google is a bit more intelligent than that, I don't know for certain.

The significant issue though is the issue for the user. The browser will by default store a different set of cookies for each variation of the URL. So you can be logged in at https://theadminzone.com and logged out at https://www.theadminzone.com. If the user ventures across different variations of the URLs where they're sometimes logged in and sometimes logged out that's fairly frustrating for them.

Indeed that happened to me when this was fixed earlier. I'd been using theadminzone.com for a while, so when it switched to www.theadminzone.com I was logged out.
 

Kyrie

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The impact it has is arguable, but technically you could have several different sites hosted across different variations of URL and so I suspect most things would treat them as different sites. Maybe Google is a bit more intelligent than that, I don't know for certain.

The significant issue though is the issue for the user. The browser will by default store a different set of cookies for each variation of the URL. So you can be logged in at https://theadminzone.com and logged out at https://www.theadminzone.com. If the user ventures across different variations of the URLs where they're sometimes logged in and sometimes logged out that's fairly frustrating for them.

Indeed that happened to me when this was fixed earlier. I'd been using theadminzone.com for a while, so when it switched to www.theadminzone.com I was logged out.

That's why that happens!?
 

Chris D

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If you've experienced it here recently then, yes, that's why it was happening.

Certainly seems to be fixed now
 

Chris D

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Thank you for the reminder Chris D. It's enabled. I was going to implement the server side redirects, but this something I meant to do earlier in the week.
Sorry if you've got another thread where you're tracking this stuff but you may want to enable emoji support. It's a manual step when upgrading from XF 1.x:

 

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Sorry if you've got another thread where you're tracking this stuff but you may want to enable emoji support. It's a manual step when upgrading from XF 1.x:


Just my opinion
 

TtTOtW

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Every forum's gotta have one... :)
PoetJC we have one that goes by the designation "Cosmo". Been banned almost a dozen times... we actually made rules that apply specifically only to him. But he is such a core value member I really don't ever actually want to ban him. But, at times he leaves us really no choice... we love him there... He loves controversy.
 

TtTOtW

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PoetJC we have one that goes by the designation "Cosmo". Been banned almost a dozen times... we actually made rules that apply specifically only to him. But he is such a core value member I really don't ever actually want to ban him. But, at times he leaves us really no choice... we love him there... He loves controversy.
My signature on our forum consists of two quotes from Cosmo. To annoy him. :p He really does say the damndest things
 

Shawn Gossman

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One of the biggest changes is who will be at the helm of The Admin Zone. After 16 years I've decided to take the next step and pass the reigns to Paul and the gang at Threadloom. I have confidence they will take TAZ to the next lev
Wow, just read this! Thanks for a great forum, H!

I'm reading that Paul and me have something in common :D HIKING!
 

R0binHood

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The account upgrades aren't accurate anymore now that many of those features are gone after the upgrade

Features include fewer visible ads, access to Pushover alerts from TAZ to your smartphone , access to Premium Chat, access to the Premium Lounge forum, ability to post non-business ads in the Classified Forum, increased storage (attachments, avatars), increased PM storage, special username color, and more..
RIP Pushover

 

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The impact it has is arguable, but technically you could have several different sites hosted across different variations of URL and so I suspect most things would treat them as different sites. Maybe Google is a bit more intelligent than that, I don't know for certain.

The significant issue though is the issue for the user. The browser will by default store a different set of cookies for each variation of the URL. So you can be logged in at https://theadminzone.com and logged out at https://www.theadminzone.com. If the user ventures across different variations of the URLs where they're sometimes logged in and sometimes logged out that's fairly frustrating for them.

Indeed that happened to me when this was fixed earlier. I'd been using theadminzone.com for a while, so when it switched to www.theadminzone.com I was logged out.
Is this why, when I look at my list of stored usernames and passwords in Google Chrome, I have like five of them for certain websites? LOL
 

CrazyTech

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I appreciate the years (and years and years) that The Sandman put forth here at TAZ. So thank you! Always will be a forum buff, even when it makes me a dinosaur and will always remember this place for being the spot to talk about forums and get help.

That said, the above sounds sad, but plenty of confidence in the new owners!
 
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