How come few forum scripts use a more 'logical' url setup?

Discussion in 'Community Forum Software' started by CM30, Oct 13, 2012.

  1. CM30

    CM30 Regular Member

    Jul 1, 2012
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    I never got the logic of using name and name.

    Wouldn't it make more sense to do what a static site would do and have it so the links have the topic names as a sub folder/file of the forum names? Because the current system is basically treating the topics as if there's some giant topics folder where every topic on the site is stored in.

    Or is that seen as 'difficult' for .htaccess and setting up friendly URLs?
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  2. Dan Hutter

    Dan Hutter aka Big Dan

    Jul 20, 2006
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    New York
    I think the main problem is when you change forum names and delete them over time. If the forum title isn't in the URL you don't lose the URL if you move a thread to another forum or rename the forum.

    Ideally a smart script would 301 the old URL to the new though.

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