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Every time I look something up on google and it gives me a link to Trad Gang, I get the message on the Trad Gang website: "No such topic number exists." Is anyone else getting this?
Posts: 10 | From: NY | Registered: Aug 2013
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It's not specific phrases. I can search for "bow quivers" to 'arrowhead balance" to "flatbow" and anything at all that says TradGang cannot be accessed. No link from Google to here works, and I must have tried fifty of them by now. I've been having to use other sites to do a lot of my research recently because the search here isn't always as good as Google and sometimes I'm not even sure how to word a search because I'm casting about for information.
Posts: 968 | From: Jasper, Alabama | Registered: Apr 2013
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I'm having the same issue ( I think) I can type anything into Google, get hits, but when i click on the link it takes me to the same error screen as above. My most recent search was for "4 footed wooden arrows" The second hit is a 2014 post "wood arrows 32" draw" If I click it, it gives EClem's error.
I'm using Chrome, everything is up to date, but it also happens in Firefox. I started noticing this yesterday,and has happened on two computers in different locations.
Posts: 91 | From: Virginia | Registered: Jul 2010
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the problem that i see is on the google side, not trad gang. don't search with google, use the trad gang search engine instead.
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i did a google search for "Footed wood shafts" ...
clicking on the first link in google (Footed wood shafts) yields a dead end ...
here's all the parts of a trad gang search for "Footed wood shafts", and indeed that topic thread does exist ...
some topic url addresses reported by a google google search are indeed not there - you can verify that with a trad gang search - gone! why? (1) we routinely "prune" out topics - not lots, but a few, (2) some topics are moved offline due to their content, that doesn't meet the trad gang rules, (3) when we "re-sync" trad gang (typically at least once a month) to realign topic and post pointers if the system has been "pruned" and/or if threads are deleted, or to repair specific topic pointer issues, or fix pm pointer issues, then topic address link locations can change. google is either reporting the old address for topics that really do exist, or reporting topic addresses that are truly dead and do not exist.