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i tried several times to click links people posted to other discussions in the forum, but all of them drop me at the welcome/top page.

i thought it might have been some overzealous security in my main browser, but all by browsers do the same.

anyone else getting this?

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Some time ago, Boxelware changed the software running this forum. That new software generates links with a different structure than the one used before, and doesn't understand the previous format.
If you look at your browser's URL bar, you'll see something like "forum.avorion.net/index.php?/topic/1234-somename#comment-9876", when previously it would have looked like "www.avorion.net/forum/index.php/topic,1234.msg9876"

While it is possible to "teach" the new software how to cope with the old format, it is a lot of tedious and error prone work, even if much of it could likely be automated.

Personally I don't think it was a change for the better, but that's just my opinion, and Boxelware will have had their reasons for the change.

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