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Any way of restoring "old" links? (that is, before today)

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Like many other regulars, I click on a toolbar link that I use to access the CH board of my choice, only to get a message saying "Sorry, there has been a slight problem..." Apparently, CH has rejiggered it's URLs for no appaernt reason and with no warning. I, and everybody else who uses such common short cuts, will have to reset their toolbar buttons. A minor hassle, but that's not my main concern. I am one of I'm quite sure a large percentage of CH regulars who link to interesting and informative threads, saving them in catagories. Restaurants by type, by region, cooking tips, good cookbooks, etc. Apparently, those links are now dead, and I feel like a fool for the time I've spent here. Am I wrong, or is there some way of restoring our links from before today? I don't think it's a "slight problem", I think it's a major one.

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  1. Could you post some examples of links that you're receiving an error message?

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    1. re: Engineering

      There are some examples in this topic:

      http://www.chowhound.com/topics/36930...

      1. re: Engineering

        These are some random links I've saved over the last few months. I don't know what they pointed to, because they're now dead. Maybe I'm doing something wrong.
        http://www.chowhound.com/california/b...
        http://www.chowhound.com/california/b...
        http://www.chowhound.com/california/b...
        http://www.chowhound.com/california/b...
        ... I must say, Google searches for things in CH are stll working, for which I'm grateful.

        1. re: Andrew Gore

          Those are in the url format before the cutover to the new software last summer. They've been been dead since June 2006. Maybe we can get an update on whether there's any effort being put into it since this missive.
          http://www.chowhound.com/topics/304134