Search box on 404 page doesn't work


#1

Via Freenode #chef, it was noted that the user experience is not great for people following links from Google to the old archives.

  1. Search on google for acl site:lists.opscode.com
  2. Follow a link, eg http://lists.opscode.com/sympa/arc/chef/2014-12/msg00159.html
  3. Re-enter search term in the “Search this site” box
  4. See empty Google results page for site:https://discourse.chef.io acl

The search widget in the top nav on https://discourse.chef.io works fine, but this isn’t available on the 404 page.

It’d be best if archive links could continue to work, but we should at least make it a little easier for people following them to find the content they were looking for.


#2

+1 I think it’s a great idea to make the archive links work correctly. I’m guessing this is doable since the migration was automated/scripted and there’s probably an available mapping of old URL to new URL somewhere.


#3

We brought lists.opscode.com back in service read-only so existing links will continue to work while we figure out a better way to handle those existing links.