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What's happened to the old MU forum questions? (18 posts)

  1. eatanicecream
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Have the old MU forums disappeared now that WP 3.0 has been released?

    I had asked a question a while back and now I can't find it...

  2. elfin
    Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    No, but it looks like the old forums will be locked, but still readable. people get will get directed here for support.

  3. Yep, they'll be turned to read-only later today.

    http://mu.wordpress.org/forums/topic/18502?replies=1

    You can find posts you made from your profile:
    http://wordpress.org/support/profile/301151

  4. eatanicecream
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Nope - all the questions that I had asked in the MU forums have disappeared from my profile...

  5. eatanicecream
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    That's the one. It's locked now though...

    I've asked the question again here: http://wordpress.org/support/topic/418044?replies=3

  6. mattloak
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    So how do you continue an open conversation from the MU forums? Do I have to start a new topic here and just hope all the people that posted on the old thread find it?

  7. Post a new thread here. I'll remember. ;)

  8. Or link to the old one in your new post :) we can follow links ;)

  9. gazouteast
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    "Or link to the old one in your new post :) we can follow links ;) "

    Yes but that link is going the wrong way for people who book-marked the old forums, there needs to be a pointer system OUT FROM the old forums - a sort of "new-forum threads pointing at this old topic" type of related posts system.

  10. the old forums have been shut down for over a month at this point. If we wanted to redirect specific old threads from there to over here, the time is long past.

  11. gazouteast
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Yeah so I found out when I went looking for help with trying to use a template tag in a sub-blog to get the name of the home blog rather than the current blog - there's a huge wealth of info in those forums, and now it's all been locked away .... makes it feel like the Sheriff of Notautomatticham has taken over the castle ;-)

  12. It's only been locked from *new* responses. It's still there, still up and accessible and still searchable via google.

    want the bookmark I use when I go searching there? ;)

    (we had talked about at some point pulling those archives over here as part of the 3.org overhaul)

  13. gazouteast
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Nope - not accessible even when using bookmarked links - everything redirects to the old WPMU home page that now looks like the WP one and warns everything has been merged etc.

    You need to "have words" with the forum admin and get them to recheck permissions. But, it's not just the forums - wasn't there also a codex for MU too, and all the discussion and bug reporting about plugins and MU-specific themes etc?

    Where is all the documentation crossmapping old MU functions to new 3.0 functions - how can themes and plugins get updated without that? And what about those who ( cannot / willnot ) upgrade out of 2.9.2 (or earlier) for whatever reasons - they still need all the old stuff readily available (and suitably annotated for version number).

    Feels to me a bit like someone has bricked up the library doors and windows ready for burning the books.

    (I'm also still in a grump from yesterday's wasted day trying to get a php stylesheet to work with 3.0 - ;-) I need coffee, lotsa coffee.)

  14. Nope - not accessible even when using bookmarked links - everything redirects to the old WPMU home page that now looks like the WP one and warns everything has been merged etc.

    the searchbox at the top does. google does not.

    http://www.google.ca/search?hl=en&as_q=home+link&as_epq=&as_oq=&as_eq=&num=10&lr=&as_filetype=&ft=i&as_sitesearch=http%3A%2F%2Fmu.wordpress.org%2Fforums%2F&as_qdr=all&as_rights=&as_occt=any&cr=&as_nlo=&as_nhi=&safe=images

    For example.

    But, it's not just the forums - wasn't there also a codex for MU too, and all the discussion and bug reporting about plugins and MU-specific themes etc?

    Uh, no. there was no mu-specific codex. The Codex still has all the WPMU-based pages it always did.
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Category:WPMU

    The bug tracker and past version of mu are still up and readable.
    http://trac.mu.wordpress.org/browser

    Where is all the documentation crossmapping old MU functions to new 3.0 functions - how can themes and plugins get updated without that?

    Same way devs everywhere find these things out - in the WordPress trac. It's all documented there.

    there isn't a handy-dandy list, nicely laid out and formatted to spoon-feed people because people like me haven't had the time to write it yet. (for free, too).

    Feels to me a bit like someone has bricked up the library doors and windows ready for burning the books.

    (I'm also still in a grump from yesterday's wasted day trying to get a php stylesheet to work with 3.0 - ;-) I need coffee, lotsa coffee.)

    this is entirely uncalled for and if you can't post without flinging accusations around, go for a walk until you can.

  15. elfin
    Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Although admittedly this page: http://mu.wordpress.org/ no longer has link to the codex or forums. But uncalled for accusations get you no where.

    (oh and just in case, I checked whilst both logged in and out and can access the codex and MU forums without a problem)

  16. Oooh wanna know something funny?

    http://mu.wordpress.org/forums/ works fine to get to the forums and read them.

    http://mu.wordpress.org/forums (notice no trailing slash?) redirects to http://mu.wordpress.org/

    Which may be part of what causes that aggravation.

  17. elfin
    Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    ugh, didn't think to check that.

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