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Xilinx forums have disappeared?

Started by Wojciech Zabolotny September 26, 2021
Today I tried to find certain old post on the Xilinx forum.
Goggle has found it in their database, but the link leads to nowhere and is finally redirected to https://support.xilinx.com/s/ .
There is no forum available any more.
Does it mean that all the knowledge created by the users is lost forever?
If I remember it happened once in the past with Xilinx forum.
Have they done it again?

Regards,
Wojtek
On Sunday, 9/26/2021 5:00 PM, Wojciech Zabolotny wrote:
> Today I tried to find certain old post on the Xilinx forum. > Goggle has found it in their database, but the link leads to nowhere and is finally redirected to https://support.xilinx.com/s/ . > There is no forum available any more. > Does it mean that all the knowledge created by the users is lost forever? > If I remember it happened once in the past with Xilinx forum. > Have they done it again? > > Regards, > Wojtek >
That link works for me. They've changed the front page, but you can click on the word DISCUSSIONS to get the previous look of the forums. When you just land on the page it selects FEATURED instead of DISCUSSIONS. -- Gabor
On Sunday, 9/26/2021 5:00 PM, Wojciech Zabolotny wrote:
> Today I tried to find certain old post on the Xilinx forum. > Goggle has found it in their database, but the link leads to nowhere and is finally redirected to https://support.xilinx.com/s/ . > There is no forum available any more. > Does it mean that all the knowledge created by the users is lost forever? > If I remember it happened once in the past with Xilinx forum. > Have they done it again? > > Regards, > Wojtek >
Looks like the new format just went live today. You might have caught them at a bad moment. Announcement is here: https://support.xilinx.com/s/question/0D52E00006jBcmISAS/we-are-excited-to-announce-our-new-xilinx-support-community-is-live?language=en_US -- Gabor
Thank you very much, Gabor.
It would be a real disaster if the whole knowledge base created by Xilinx u=
sers and employees had disappeared forever.

Best regards,
Wojtek

poniedzia=C5=82ek, 27 wrze=C5=9Bnia 2021 o=C2=A003:27:12 UTC+2 Gabor napisa=
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> On Sunday, 9/26/2021 5:00 PM, Wojciech Zabolotny wrote: > > Today I tried to find certain old post on the Xilinx forum.=20 > > Goggle has found it in their database, but the link leads to nowhere an=
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> > There is no forum available any more.=20 > > Does it mean that all the knowledge created by the users is lost foreve=
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>=20 >=20 > --=20 > Gabor
On Monday, September 27, 2021 at 12:38:39 PM UTC+2, Wojciech Zabolotny wrot=
e:
> Thank you very much, Gabor.=20 > It would be a real disaster if the whole knowledge base created by Xilinx=
users and employees had disappeared forever.=20
>=20 > Best regards,=20 > Wojtek > poniedzia=C5=82ek, 27 wrze=C5=9Bnia 2021 o 03:27:12 UTC+2 Gabor napisa=C5=
=82(a):=20
> > On Sunday, 9/26/2021 5:00 PM, Wojciech Zabolotny wrote:=20 > > > Today I tried to find certain old post on the Xilinx forum.=20 > > > Goggle has found it in their database, but the link leads to nowhere =
and is finally redirected to https://support.xilinx.com/s/ .=20
> > > There is no forum available any more.=20 > > > Does it mean that all the knowledge created by the users is lost fore=
ver?=20
> > > If I remember it happened once in the past with Xilinx forum.=20 > > > Have they done it again?=20 > > >=20 > > > Regards,=20 > > > Wojtek=20 > > >=20 > > Looks like the new format just went live today. You might have caught=
=20
> > them at a bad moment. Announcement is here:=20 > >=20 > > https://support.xilinx.com/s/question/0D52E00006jBcmISAS/we-are-excited=
-to-announce-our-new-xilinx-support-community-is-live?language=3Den_US=20
> >=20 > >=20 > > --=20 > > Gabor
I don't belive, it seems all content forum is lost? For example https://for= ums.xilinx.com/t5/Synthesis/The-value-of-not-initialized-signal/td-p/106860= 4 Ive tried search - no results
piątek, 5 listopada 2021 o 14:11:01 UTC+1 Slawomir Siluk napisał(a):
> On Monday, September 27, 2021 at 12:38:39 PM UTC+2, Wojciech Zabolotny wrote: > > Thank you very much, Gabor. > > It would be a real disaster if the whole knowledge base created by Xilinx users and employees had disappeared forever. > > > > Best regards, > > Wojtek > > poniedziałek, 27 września 2021 o 03:27:12 UTC+2 Gabor napisał(a): > > > On Sunday, 9/26/2021 5:00 PM, Wojciech Zabolotny wrote: > > > > Today I tried to find certain old post on the Xilinx forum. > > > > Goggle has found it in their database, but the link leads to nowhere and is finally redirected to https://support.xilinx.com/s/ . > > > > There is no forum available any more. > > > > Does it mean that all the knowledge created by the users is lost forever? > > > > If I remember it happened once in the past with Xilinx forum. > > > > Have they done it again? > > > > > > > > Regards, > > > > Wojtek > > > > > > > Looks like the new format just went live today. You might have caught > > > them at a bad moment. Announcement is here: > > > > > > https://support.xilinx.com/s/question/0D52E00006jBcmISAS/we-are-excited-to-announce-our-new-xilinx-support-community-is-live?language=en_US > > > > > > > > > -- > > > Gabor > I don't belive, it seems all content forum is lost? For example https://forums.xilinx.com/t5/Synthesis/The-value-of-not-initialized-signal/td-p/1068604 Ive tried search - no results
It's not exactly that the content is lost, it's that old links don't work anymore. They've broken much, much more. Here's an official list of broken stuff: (it doesn't include everything, for example some answer records disappeared) https://support.xilinx.com/s/question/0D52E00006jrKC8SAM/support-community-feedbackissues-tracking-list?language=en_US
Link does not work, I cant find my topic by title in their search engine. For me its lost. Or there is some magic way to get it which Im not aware of.

Ive asked Avrumw if he has archived his most valuable posts. Here is what he replied:
```
Unfortunately, no. These posts are just as lost to me as they are to you.

My suggestion is that you write a carefully worded post to the announcements board indicating exactly how this migration has affected you and your ability to get work done. We are actively trying to apply pressure to Xilinx to mitigate the effects of this disastrous migration, but need the support of the community to get our voices heard.
 
If there is a particular post you are looking for I might be able to find it, but even knowing how some posts were written there are some that I can't find; there are still some posts (apparently 5000 topics) that never got migrated over, so it is possible that some of them do not currently exist.

Avrum
```
On Friday, November 5, 2021 at 11:36:12 AM UTC-4, Slawomir Siluk wrote:
> Link does not work, I cant find my topic by title in their search engine.=
For me its lost. Or there is some magic way to get it which Im not aware o= f.=20
>=20 > Ive asked Avrumw if he has archived his most valuable posts. Here is what=
he replied:=20
> ```=20 > Unfortunately, no. These posts are just as lost to me as they are to you.=
=20
>=20 > My suggestion is that you write a carefully worded post to the announceme=
nts board indicating exactly how this migration has affected you and your a= bility to get work done. We are actively trying to apply pressure to Xilinx= to mitigate the effects of this disastrous migration, but need the support= of the community to get our voices heard.=20
>=20 > If there is a particular post you are looking for I might be able to find=
it, but even knowing how some posts were written there are some that I can= 't find; there are still some posts (apparently 5000 topics) that never got= migrated over, so it is possible that some of them do not currently exist.= =20 It is a sad statement on the nature of the FPGA commercial interests when t= hey ignore their customer base. Or more accurately, they don't understand = their customer base... or even more accurately define their customer base t= o exclude nearly everyone in this forum. =20 I recall a mapping data base that Microsoft provided on the web which was r= etired. It was a nothing for them to maintain it, less than a gnat's effor= t for a Goliath like Microsoft. We had enough outcry and in particular fro= m one of our ranks (which likely only numbered in the low thousands) that t= hey relented and restored service... for a while. Then it was shut off per= manently. Here I expect the interest is much greater and the loss to Xilin= x more significant. The question is do you have an in house champion? I t= hink that is what it 's going to take. =20 --=20 Rick C. - Get 1,000 miles of free Supercharging - Tesla referral code - https://ts.la/richard11209
The new Xilinx Forum is just so bad, no one seems to answer anymore