Do we need the number at the end of the URL?


(Christian Simplicity) #1

I noticed that if I use the following URL:

http://conversations.christiansimplicity.com/t/free-spending-your-time-and-money-on-what-matters-most

It automatically redirects to

http://conversations.christiansimplicity.com/t/free-spending-your-time-and-money-on-what-matters-most/71

When sharing the URL or giving it to others, which is the preferred URL to use, the one with or without the /71 ID at the end?


#2

You should include the number so that links don’t break if the topic title changes. It’s also disambiguation for duplicate topic titles if your config allows those.


(Christian Simplicity) #3

Thanks much! Awesome.


(Jeff Atwood) #4

For the record duplicate topic titles are disallowed out of the box. But I agree with @keith_tdwtf you need the number, it’s too risky otherwise.