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    This topic contains 9 replies, has 8 voices, and was last updated by  Lugh 6 months ago.

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    • #519413 Reply

      woody
      Da Boss

      We’ve moved over all of the Windows Secrets users, adding “WS” to the front of their usernames. We’ve brought across all 150,000-or-so Topics (mostly
      [See the full post at: The Windows Secrets redirect is in place]

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    • #527861 Reply

      Rick Corbett
      AskWoody_MVP

      Confused… Moved over the Windows Secrets users (newsletter subscribers) or the Windows Secrets Lounge users (forum members)?

      Shouldn’t the post title be ‘The Windows Secrets *Lounge* redirect is in place‘?

      Why is it so hard to differentiate between the two entirely seperate entities?

      • #527985 Reply

        joep517
        AskWoody MVP

        Both newsletter subscribers & WSL forum users have been moved. I get redirected no matter what Windows Secrets URL I enter.

        --Joe

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    • #528140 Reply

      Rick Corbett
      AskWoody_MVP

      Both newsletter subscribers & WSL forum users have been moved. I get redirected no matter what Windows Secrets URL I enter.

      That’s clearer, i.e both groups have apparently now been moved. Thanks Joe.

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      • #528771 Reply

        Kirsty
        Da Boss

        The newsletter subscribers arrived about 3 months ago (abt 13.5k); the WSL forum users have arrived in the last week (abt 95k – incl. the spammers that arrived).

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    • #534555 Reply

      Lugh
      AskWoody_MVP

      The newsletter subscribers arrived about 3 months ago (abt 13.5k); the WSL forum users have arrived in the last week (abt 95k – incl. the spammers that arrived).

      So the newsletter subs dropped from over 400K to 13.5K in the space of what, a year? Man, that’s some fall off a cliff.

      Lugh.
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      Alienware Aurora R6; Win10 Home x64 1803; Office 365 x32
      i7-7700; GeForce GTX 1060; 16GB DDR4 2400; 1TB SSD, 256GB SSD, 4TB HD

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    • #544052 Reply

      BATcher
      AskWoody_MVP

      The newsletter subscribers arrived about 3 months ago (abt 13.5k); the WSL forum users have arrived in the last week (abt 95k – incl. the spammers that arrived).

      So the newsletter subs dropped from over 400K to 13.5K in the space of what, a year? Man, that’s some fall off a cliff.

      But not really a surprise, given the downhill nature of WS article ‘quality’…

      BATcher
    • #548379 Reply

      anonymous

      > “Attempts to visit WindowsSecrets.com now redirects to our Windows Secrets Landing page.”

      During the past 2 days or so, when searching for topics about Win OS via search engines, I had clicked on results linking to specific forum topic discussions hosted at the Windows Secrets domain.

      Now all the Windows Secrets URLs — regardless of discussion topic — redirect to the same generic AskWoody’s Windows Secrets landing-page, instead of the respective pages as migrated to AskWoody. Is it possible to make the URL redirects more specific ?

      • #548579 Reply

        PKCano
        Da Boss

        As of yesterday, we have imported the Topics from Windows Secrets Lounge. But the posts (replies) just began the import about midday yesterday. We are far from complete, there were over 1,000,000. So links to data that is not here yet, won’t work. It will be a while before we are all together.

      • #559877 Reply

        Lugh
        AskWoody_MVP

        Is it possible to make the URL redirects more specific ?

        That is the plan, which will be a great achievement if it works.

        As PKCano says, it’ll take a while, maybe mid-May, before all the WS posts are transferred.

        Lugh.
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        Alienware Aurora R6; Win10 Home x64 1803; Office 365 x32
        i7-7700; GeForce GTX 1060; 16GB DDR4 2400; 1TB SSD, 256GB SSD, 4TB HD

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