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

I noticed that if I use the following URL:

It automatically redirects to

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?

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.


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