| || [dupe] Ask HN Mods: Can you make submission URLs human-readable?|
137 points by 3rd3 on Apr 5, 2014 | hide | past | web | favorite | 71 comments |
|By now, I probably stumbled a dozen times upon the problem that HN links do not reveal at all what they are about. To solve this problem you could maybe simply add the title string to the item ID like this:|
I think that would be fairly easy to implement and it could be easily made backward compatible by forwarding the old links to the new format. With a dash as separator it’s still possible to select the ID with a double click (at least on my system). I think that would be a great improvement. Thanks!
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