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Rework the URL to Phame posts
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The current URL for Phame posts is phabricator.com/phame/post/view/1234/this_is_just_random/. I propose to change the Phame URL in Phorge to phabricator.com/J1234 so it can be short.
Note: J is the letter used to identify Phame posts.

Event Timeline

Cigaryno changed the edit policy from "Custom Policy" to "All Users".Aug 21 2022, 16:39

Could you elaborate on what this would help with? I recall reading something in Phabricator’s past that the current url scheme is intentional as opposed to using the monogram/slug. I did a quick search and couldn’t find much, though in this change release
https://secure.phabricator.com/w/changelog/2015.51/

Removed dedicated titles/slugs. Phame posts now automatically generate readable URIs, but the slugs are no longer semantic.

We should investigate the history related to the current URL scheme before making a change. My suspicion is that it has to do with phase posts being “public” or published where having a url with part of the title is very common for linking across other content.

@speck I made this task because posts in Phame uses an ID that starts with J, and tasks in Maniphest uses T for the URL too.
I just request that the URL for posts in Phame changes to be similar to Maniphest.

For the record, I am against this change.

Phame is the only Phorge tool that is designed to be shared publicly. As such, we need to be aware of possible SEO implications of any change. If we were to change to use a ‘J’ url, we would start causing our customers to be punished because the url doesn’t contain the title.