Linking feedback to thread?

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by Werewolf, Apr 3, 2016.

  1. Werewolf

    aa Werewolf Probably not a real Werewolf

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    My entry to the April fools contest was my first map that's been played on these servers so its the first time I've used the Feedback section of the site.

    The only thing that is confusing me is the "thread ID" section, as nothing I put there seems to work.

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    If I were to click the link it generates in the picture above, the link it gives is this - http://forums.tf2maps.net/showthread.php?t=27701 If you try click it, it takes you back to the home page.

    The thread in I want it to direct people to is this one - http://tf2maps.net/downloads/working_class.1430/
    That said, do I have it directing users to the 'Overview' tab (as that link does) or to the 'Discussion' tab.

    TL : DR - What do I put in the 'Thread ID' box to link it to the right page?
     
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  2. killohurtz

    aa killohurtz Distinction in Applied Carving

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    Well, no one really uses those features of the feedback section, aside from claiming the map and occasionally adding a screenshot, so don't worry about filling this stuff in. Your map's feedback page is mainly for your personal use so it doesn't matter how much info is there. That being said, I can explain what's going on with the thread url:

    The feedback site has remained the same since before the forum migration last year, so the link it generates at forums.tf2maps.net is made for the old forums. These links are set up to redirect you to the new thread url, but only if that thread existed before the migration. So if you have a thread created afterwards (like this one) you're out of luck. Unless, of course, @Geit updates the feedback site, but I don't think it's a priority.
     
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  3. Werewolf

    aa Werewolf Probably not a real Werewolf

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    Ah OK thanks for that. As you had the feature before, I assume it had it's uses? Unless it's really not needed or is unhelpful, why not fix the functionality?