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Will niche URLs be updated by the time Beta is released?

Christina Gleason ·
While browsing through Moderator Central, I noticed that some niches have undergone title edits because the niche name does not match the niche URL. This could cause issues for URL architecture if the affected niches don't get updated URLs, and have the old URLs forward to the new URLs for continuity's sake/avoiding 404s.
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Naming URLs to prevent clashes, and avatars to prevent privacy breaches

Malkazoid ·
Hey team, So I noticed two things. For URLs, posts are only differentiated by their name. It seems highly likely that the same name will be used a second time at some point for a post... will this cause problems with the current system? I see other content sites using subfolders to differentiate - for instance folders for the year, month and day. Yet other sites attach a hash or a randomly generated number in the URL. For avatar images - sites generally rename them with a unique number so...
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Comment url

Vico Biscotti ·
As you may want to share links to stories, you may want to point at a specific comment, maybe to share it (it just happened that I wanted to share a comment as the attachment of an issue here, for example). It would be useful to be able to get the url of the comment (which probably also requires a single page view for the comment, with a link to the story).
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Re: Will niche URLs be updated by the time Beta is released?

Osita ·
Good point @Christina Gleason . I appealed and got approval to change Macrophotography to Macro Photography. Now after edit, the Niche is Macro Photography but the URL is still https://alpha.narrative.org/n/macrophotography which is not right. It should rather be https://alpha.narrative.org/n/macro-photography . I think @MOLLY O and @Ted should look at it again.
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Re: Will niche URLs be updated by the time Beta is released?

Brian Lenz ·
Hi @Christina Gleason , Yes, those URLs definitely should be updated when the Niche name changes. It looks like there may be a bug that's preventing it from working. We'll look into it! Thank you, Brian
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Re: Will niche URLs be updated by the time Beta is released?

Malkazoid ·
Good catch!
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Re: Naming URLs to prevent clashes, and avatars to prevent privacy breaches

Vico Biscotti ·
Good point. A clean solution for URLs, IMO, is [/m|/post]/user/post-name, where post-name can be customizable. A customizable post-name, in particular, is important for search engines.
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Re: Naming URLs to prevent clashes, and avatars to prevent privacy breaches

Brian Lenz ·
@Malkazoid , we intentionally chose the current URL format for posts, and collisions won't be an issue. They will properly be deduplicated if the same post title is used again. We like this format because it's clean and doesn't pollute the URL with a hash like some other sites tend to do. It's an interesting idea regarding filename, but I've never heard of an occurrence of a privacy breach through filename exposure in the ~20 years I've been doing online community development. I'd be curious...
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Re: Naming URLs to prevent clashes, and avatars to prevent privacy breaches

Malkazoid ·
Hey @Brian Lenz - good to hear. Lets just remember on a monetised platform like Narrative - privacy takes on a different dimension. I think other big social platforms were right to create anonymous filenames for avatars, even when money was not involved. It seems like an even better idea for us.
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Re: Comment url

David Dreezer ·
Already done. Every comment already has a direct link to the comment. The line with the date/time is a direct link to the individual comment.
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