Bookmarks to old threads no longer work

Nov 8th, 2001, 04:14 AM
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carol
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Bookmarks to old threads no longer work

Bookmarks to specific old threads no longer lead to the thread. Instead they just bring up the first page of the Europe forum. If the search function starts working, the bookmarks will no longer be necessary. But it the search--the most important feature of any research site--is still the worst feature of this site, all old threads that anyone saved are probably lost.

I thought Fodors was down yesterday, since even my bookmark to Fodors travel forum was yielding an error message when I tried to use it. I just got on now by going to www.fodors.com and getting here step-by-step.
 
Nov 8th, 2001, 05:27 AM
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Mariarosa
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Hi Carol! Yes, my bookmarks are not working either. BUT, I don't need them anymore because the "Search" function is FINALLY WORKING!! The search function was the feature that, in the past, had frustrated me the most.
 
Nov 8th, 2001, 07:47 AM
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If bookmarks are important to you, you can still use them. But you will need to edit them to the new format, as follows (this is the URL for THIS thread)

http://www.fodors.com/forums/pgMessages.jsp?fid=2&tid=1327841&numresponses=1&start=0

Substitute the "thread ID" ("tid") of the thread you want to find into the URL listed above.

Best wishes,

Rex
 
Nov 8th, 2001, 10:46 AM
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can't find the thread ID id I click on bookmark and the url that pops up is not the url of original thread i bookmarked but the url of first page of the forum at teh moment
 
Nov 8th, 2001, 10:54 AM
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Hmm - - it may be that I don't understand what your "old" bookmarks look like. You are talking about IE, right? Click on Edit bookmarks, then once you have a listing of all your bookmarks, RIGHT click on the bookmark in question and you should have a URL. What is this URL?
 
Nov 8th, 2001, 11:16 AM
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If you are using IE, then go to My Computer, C, Windows, Favorites.

Pick the bookmark and then right click on it and select properties. This will show you the actual link which will allow you to get the topic id. Then follow the same instructions that Rex has.
 

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