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Links in old posts broken RRS feed

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  • I've been getting alerts from old threads where a poster complains about a post I made with a link and the link is broken.  Here's an example.  Finding back these posts hasn't been easy until I discovered the pattern.  The original link in the post was:

     http://forums.microsoft.com/MSDN/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=2181939&SiteID=1

    And it got altered, presumably during the forums site move to:

      http://forums.msdn.microsoft.com/MSDN/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=2181939&SiteID=1

    But it should have been altered to:

      http://forums.msdn.microsoft.com/en-US/clr/thread/e86ab11d-6325-4099-bbae-6fe165f20995/

    Mapping the old PostID to the new Guid isn't exactly easy of course.  But the link still works if I remove the "msdn." portion of the link.  Could you please run a dbase update script that corrects all these broken links back to their original content.  It shouldn't be hard considering that a link that contains "forums.msdn" and "PostID" is always broken.

    Hans Passant.
    Friday, July 4, 2008 11:09 AM

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