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Hello,

Nothing very important.  The link reported on this page inside the text "please Post it to the forum and we will be happy to add it to this FAQ" is dead. Updating it to the new forum url would be a good idea !

 

BTW, I want to thank a lot for your help against spammers that I feel more efficient than "signal spam", a dedicated governmental system in France, suspected very ineffective.

 

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The issue is two different but related problems.  As you may have noticed there is a difference between the base domain, "SpamCop.net" and the SUB domain "forum.spamcop.net' 

SpamCop.net is perhaps the more stable of the two. However, when SpamCop was bough by Cisco maintenance of the user interface became a lower priority. In fairness, before the change in ownership there were issues with dead links to the forum were creeping into SpamCop.net (as I remember).

The forum is a somewhat different issue of evolution.  The forum has always been a user volunteer supported operation. Volunteers have had varying degrees of access, control and time given to the forum.  With the changing "personal" several initiatives to improve/structure the wealth of information and history in the forum have been started and abandoned.  Add to this the need to change the underlying software forum software and database has resulted in an uncounted number of broken links.

All a sad but true result of an irregularly maintained system that is +40(?) years old.

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On 10/14/2019 at 11:23 AM, Lking said:

As you may have noticed there is a difference between the base domain, "SpamCop.net" and the SUB domain "forum.spamcop.net' 

I just encountered the same link to nowhere. It doesn't do the Spamcop image any good to still have a dead link for almost a year since it was reported.
The cause, in my experience, has not much to do with it. The link points to http://forum.spamcop.net/forums/index.php?showforum=10 which is easy enough to fix.  It happens when people move things around or rename without checking for links.


The fix is to remove the "forums" before "index.php" so it looks like:

[1] http://forum.spamcop.net/index.php?showforums=10  instead of
[2] http://forum.spamcop.net/forums/index.php?showforum=10

version 1 above will at least take the clicker to the main page of Forums.  Or, if you want the clicker to go to the New Feature Request, that "10" in the original link, then use:
http://forum.spamcop.net/forum/10-new-feature-request/

easy-peasy

~o~

 

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