What is "Category Slug"


I can’t wrap my head around it. What is that?

(Tobias Eigen) #2

actually, it has nothing to do with slugs. It’s a short name for the category that is used in various places such as the URL for direct access (e.g. https://meta.discourse.org/c/support) and hashtag mentions (e.g. #support). It can’t contain spaces or special characters.


No joke here: this is exactly what i had in my mind for the word “Slug”. (hence my question :smiley: )


So basically category slug is a “short name” for said category which is used in the web address (so that the Support category https://meta.discourse.org/c/support can be named support but have the link https://meta.discourse.org/c/help-meh).

(Jeff Atwood) #5

Yes, but this does not address the most important question: where can we get a hat like yours?

Edit: also this is a typesetting term from when type used metal letters, hence slug.


So there is this “bar” (if it can be called so). And one time I found that hat thrown on the floor in one of their storage rooms, took it and someone took some photos of me while wearing it.

Warning: the hat is magical and makes one look way prettier in pictures than reality :slight_smile: