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ben494
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PowerUsers Forum broken????

HI, I can't access any of the forum pages, it gives an access denied even when logged in and on every browser. Help please as I use this forum all the time to learn about powerapps.

no really help!!!

for example https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Creating-Apps/Navigate-to-previous-screen/td-p/91753 goes to access denied.

Thanks in advance

Ben

 

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Super User
Super User

Re: PowerUsers Forum broken????

Thanks for raising this @ben494 - can confirm that some of the forums are currently invisible/locked:

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Creating-Apps/bd-p/PA_Creating_Apps

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Expressions-and-Formulas/bd-p/How-To

..and a few others

 

Tagging in @TopShelf-MSFT so that the team is aware of the issue.




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Super User
Super User

Re: PowerUsers Forum broken????

I tried manually searching for that topic and some of mine as well, they don't show up in results (likely due to permissions).

 

I'm not sure if there is just maintenance going on in order to sort out the redirects from old topics to new or if it is some other accidental error with permissions.




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TopShelf-MSFT
Level 10

Re: PowerUsers Forum broken????

Thanks for reporting this @ben494 and @iAm_ManCat - there was some scheduled maitenance. If you're still experiencing the issue let me know and I'll investigate. 

 

@TopShelf-MSFT 

Super User
Super User

Re: PowerUsers Forum broken????

The forum was updated on 9/24 to a new layout.  However, access should have been grandfathered to the existing articles in the forum.  

@chass , @TopShelf-MSFT  can you check and see why historical posts can't be accessed?  Access to these should have been preserved in the switch.

Super User
Super User

Re: PowerUsers Forum broken????

Thanks @TopShelf-MSFT

Yes, still experiencing it at the moment - Not sure whether it's the redirects or the permissions or something else.

 

For example, if I try follow one of my recent and then an older email links to other forum parts:

Sep 17:

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Creating-Apps/Updating-a-drop-down-to-a-slider-and-Sharepoint-co...

Jul 22:

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Expressions-and-Formulas/Delegation-warning-This-part-quot-Filte...

 

I get the following:

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Super User
Super User

Re: PowerUsers Forum broken????

Thanks @LRVinNC - invisible was the wrong term for me to use!

 

Yes, the redirects that should have been preserved for older links are not working as expected. 'General Discussion' links are redirecting correctly, but links to 'Expressions and Formulas' and some of the other older categories are not working.

 

Additionally, the posts that were within those categories do not exist as far as the forum is concerned (permissions?):

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TopShelf-MSFT
Level 10

Re: PowerUsers Forum broken????

Thank you for the update. I will investigate 

 

@TopShelf-MSFT 

jknudson
Level: Powered On

Re: PowerUsers Forum broken????

About 70% of the time, the pages are blocked for me. The other 30% of the time, the pages open without a problem; it's really hit and miss, which is super annoying. Thanks for listening!

Super User
Super User

Re: PowerUsers Forum broken????

These changes also broke the webcrawler search links - many solved solutions are no longer searchable from Bing/google/etc which will result in frustration from users seeking answers. Hopefully this will get resolved soon.




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