Jake has been helping a bit...but we seem to have hit a wall. The old urls with vBSEO were like this http://www.domain.com/forums/taurus/146919-taurus-740-slim-showing-its-true-colors.html (currently giving a 404) However the new url looks like this http://www.domain.com/threads/taurus-740-slim-showing-its-true-colors.146919/ So we are keeping the ID of the url. Jake suggested to use or the htaccess to nginx converter suggested The suggested htaccess that seemed to work for Jake previously was This doesn't quite work. any help would be excellent. I'm far from a nginx expert, or moderate. However, I can edit the conf and restart nginx pretty well.