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Human-friendly/readable URLs [message #165427] Fri, 17 June 2011 01:54 Go to previous message
dandv is currently offline  dandv   United States
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I've been comparing dozens of forum software packages from forummatrix.org, and keep seeing the same old, antiquated patern over and over:

The URLs look like crap.

In FUDForum's case, "http://fudforum.org/forum/index.php?t=msg&th=6156&start=0&" - what does that tell you? How about http://fudoforum.org/suggestions/joomla-mambo-cms-integration instead?

I read the wiki entry on that, and the best URLs you can get are still completely opaque to the user.

In contrast, high-profile sites like reddit or Slashdot have human-readable URLs:

http://www.reddit.com/r/todayilearned/comments/hnhsv/til_about_seasteading_ the_concept_of_creating

http://yro.slashdot.org/submission/1392280/Emergency-Broadcast-System-Comin g-to-Cell-Phones

The URLs are human-friendly in that they contain the name of the topic. They also have a unique ID in them, which avoids any duplicate title problems (let alone that duplicate topics should be avoided by a feature that automatically searches for threads with a similar title, as uservoice does).

[Updated on: Mon, 27 June 2011 21:03]

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