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Forum Not Found

ricecakericecake Maryland, USAMember Posts: 879
When I go to, I get an error page saying that the forum isn't found. I have to explicitly put the 'www' at the front (so, and then it works fine. It used to work without having to put the 'www' at the beginning.


  • bendybadgerbendybadger ::1Member Posts: 1,141
    Works fine for me so suspect it will be your providers DNS server. Does it work ok on any other device you have or are they the same? 
  • ricecakericecake Maryland, USAMember Posts: 879
    Hmm, I'm not sure if it's a DNS issue since the name resolves, I just get a Vanilla Forums "page not found" error, not a local "can't find the host" error. I am using Firefox 43.0.2 on Windows 7, but I will try on my Android phone later today.
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 10,521
    I get the same with Firefox, but I typically put in 'www' anyway so have not really noticed it
  • ricecakericecake Maryland, USAMember Posts: 879
    I just tried on my phone (stock Android 5.0.1 browser) via my home Verizon FIOS (I was previously on my work ISP) and I am still getting the same thing.
  • BrickDancerBrickDancer Dunes of TatooineMember Posts: 3,639
    I just got the same error for the first time right now.
  • MattsWhatMattsWhat Studley, UKMember Posts: 1,643
    I can get the same error. Somewhere in Web page front end stuff you have to enable it working without the www. I assume during a routine update it got changed or lost maybe. @Huw...?
  • LostInTranslationLostInTranslation UKMember Posts: 5,594
    Huw is enjoying a lovely well-earned holiday at the moment,  but I'm sure he will look into this when he's back.  
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFW/BGMember Posts: 7,334
    ^Holiday you say? Time to post 23 new threads asking what to buy and trying to sell things in the wrong category!!1!!!
  • paul_mertonpaul_merton UKMember Posts: 2,967
    It's been doing this since the middle of September, but I'd assumed it was either deliberate or some limitation in the forum software - oops! :)
  • MatthewMatthew Cheshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 3,735
    I've tweaked some settings so it should be OK now, if not then let me know.
  • paul_mertonpaul_merton UKMember Posts: 2,967
    Looks good to me. The forum seems to have moved from to, and redirects to

    Existing links are also preserved when redirected. E.g. what used to be accessed via is now redirected to, so everyone's bookmarks should still work, too.

  • ricecakericecake Maryland, USAMember Posts: 879
    Yes, looks to be working for me now as well. Thanks @Matthew!
  • kiki180703kiki180703 Montreal, CanadaMember Posts: 1,064
    This isn't related but I got this message a few minutes ago:

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