Design choice behind /t, /c, and /users


(Yannick) #1

What was the design choice behind going with abbreviated URIs for topics (/t), and categories (/c), but using the full form for accessing user pages (/users)?


Possible to change "/t" in url to something else?
(Régis Hanol) #2

Because /users is a page on its own whereas /t and /c aren’t :wink:


(Yannick) #3

The average end user isn’t aware of that though, just seems inconsistent.


(Matt Palmer) #4

The average end user isn’t looking at the location bar.


(Jeff Atwood) #5

Shorter URLs, less desire to “localize” URLs since they are not full words.


(Tobias Eigen) #6

Probably also because users don’t create super long URLs while topics do. I’m glad to have a convention that keeps these a bit shorter.


(Ильинский) #7

We need /u/ for /users/ :slight_smile:


Removing more English words from common URL paths to improve localization
(Sam Saffron) #8

Agree, but we should open a specific topic to track this


Allow /u/ to work like /users/