1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Forum Slugs

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Brandon_R, Aug 28, 2010.

  1. Brandon_R

    Brandon_R Guest

    That has to be the weirdest name for a feature i have ever heard.
  2. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

  3. Tigratrus

    Tigratrus Well-Known Member

    It's been around in Wordpress for a long time...
  4. Brandon_R

    Brandon_R Guest

    Never used wordpress, but i've seen it in vBseo but never got around to using it that much. Still i think it's a weird name.
  5. pk698

    pk698 Active Member

    I brought popcorn, expecting that this thread was a flame war. How disappointing...
  6. Tigratrus

    Tigratrus Well-Known Member

    That brings up an interesting point... I wonder how many people (not saying that you are one of them Brandon) that are clamoring for an integrated CMS vs a solid supported bridge to WP, Joomla! and Drupal have actually USED Wordpress etc?

    There you go pk698... That might give you a use for your popcorn... Or not, depending :)
  7. Shamil

    Shamil Well-Known Member

    CMS :mad:
  8. Floris

    Floris Guest

    A slug is a common term for creating vanity urls.
  9. DSF

    DSF Well-Known Member

    This is a slug in german :D ... no popcorn ist required ;)
  10. Onimua

    Onimua Well-Known Member

    We call that a snail here. This would be a slug in the US at least (snail with no shell basically):

  11. DSF

    DSF Well-Known Member

    I hate there in our garden ... :mad:

    Back to the forum slugs again ;)
  12. Ra

    Ra Active Member

    perfect animal- why don't you like so artistic slugs?))

  13. mjp

    mjp Well-Known Member

    The term "slug" is taken from letterpress printing. A slug was a line of of metal type from a Linotype machine. Hot metal. Before you were born.

    WordPress used the term in their software in keeping with the "press" terminology. The internet, being the epicenter of copycatism and thievery, took the WP term and applied it to strings of characters elsewhere.
    Kier likes this.

Share This Page