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'URL Portion' - Any Advantages / Disadvantages?

Discussion in 'General XenForo Discussion and Feedback' started by TheBigK, Feb 6, 2012.

  1. TheBigK

    TheBigK Well-Known Member

    I'm wondering whether I should leave the URL portion for the forums blank (default) or customize them. Can someone list out the advantages/disadvantages of URL portion?
     
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    The advantage is it looks better.

    The disadvantage is if you set it now and change it later, any links pointing to it will break.

    For example, if this http://xenforo.com/community/forums/announcements/ was ever changed then that link would no longer work.
     
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  3. TheBigK

    TheBigK Well-Known Member

    Okay, I think it's a better idea to keep it as it is. But isn't that very general? If I change /announcements.61/ to something else, the links will still break.
     
  4. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

  5. TheBigK

    TheBigK Well-Known Member

    Oh Boy! Thanks a lot :) (y) XenForo's amazing!
     
  6. Carlos

    Carlos Well-Known Member

    If you think that's awesome...

    ...Try moving threads over to a new category ...and the links won't break on move. A lot of forum software don't allow for this seamless move.
     
  7. TheBigK

    TheBigK Well-Known Member

    Hmm - are you saying that if I move from /community/forum.1/ to /community/forum.2/ , the links won't break?

    Oh yeah! I think that's because the URLs do not have forum names! :)
     
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  8. DBA

    DBA Well-Known Member

    o_O What (major) forum software doesn't allow this?

    Threads are in their own /threads/ "folder" so it doesn't matter where you move them to as the forum is never even referenced.
    /community/threads/url-portion-any-advantages-disadvantages.27275/
     
  9. Carlos

    Carlos Well-Known Member

    Not vBulletin! :eek:

    In vB3, it's not possible to move a thread from forum A, to forum B without the thread url breaking.

    The way vBulletin's thread ID system works, was different than the one we see in xF.

    With vBSEO, the redirection script embedded allowed thread move to direct persons to that thread.
     
  10. DBA

    DBA Well-Known Member

    In vB3 or vB4?
     
  11. Carlos

    Carlos Well-Known Member

    I just said vB3.
     
  12. DBA

    DBA Well-Known Member

    [​IMG]
     
  13. Carlos

    Carlos Well-Known Member

    Uuh. Broken?
     
  14. DBA

    DBA Well-Known Member

    That's probably for the best. Lol
     
  15. Carlos

    Carlos Well-Known Member

    lol :)
     
  16. DeltaHF

    DeltaHF Well-Known Member

    Huh? That is not true at all. Thread ID's do not change when a thread is moved in vB 3.
     
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  17. DBA

    DBA Well-Known Member

    That's why I (attempted to) post this image above.

    facepalm-picard.jpg
     
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  18. Carlos

    Carlos Well-Known Member

    That's funny because I remember having to change URL's in posts everytime I moved a thread from old forum to the new one. But hey, you and DBA can just ignore what I say... And not believe me. Ya know.
    Yeah, real funny.
     
  19. DeltaHF

    DeltaHF Well-Known Member

    Sorry, I don't want this to turn snippy. Really, though, I've been running my forum on vBulletin since 2002, and I've never had to edit any URLs to any posts. I just moved a thread now to confirm the thread ID does not change (vB 3.8).
     
  20. OverHere

    OverHere Active Member

    I can't find any specific info on 'URL Portion' - what exactly is this and what does it do? I mean I tried to enter a URL in that field but it doesn't accept? What is supposed to be put in their and in what format?

    Thanks.
     

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