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As designed Permalink to post isn't always permanent

rellect

Well-known member
#1
There is a case when permalinks to posts are changed, which defeats the purpose of a permanent link.

To clarify, this is the link that I'm referring to
https://example.com/threads/something.100/page-4#post-973508

Which you get by clicking here
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This link is always linking to page 4, but the post may not be always in that page.
When older posts are deleted, this post #973508 may be now in page 3 or page 2. In such case, the above link is no longer points to the correct page.
 

Mike

XenForo developer
Staff member
#2
There's a trade off clearly, but we went with this approach to give a URL that will generally be more useful to someone reading it than the basic posts/123/ link (more context from the URL). There are comments/suggestions regarding changing it.

You can change it pretty simply in the template if preferred.
 

Moshe1010

Well-known member
#3
There's a trade off clearly, but we went with this approach to give a URL that will generally be more useful to someone reading it than the basic posts/123/ link (more context from the URL). There are comments/suggestions regarding changing it.

You can change it pretty simply in the template if preferred.
If there is 100 pages thread and 1 comment was deleted from page 49, so everything basically moved 1 comment, the entire thread is destroyed if hyperlinks were used to guide users to specific posts in this thread?