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How to remove #latest from discussion links

websferewebsfere Los Angeles, CA New

Hello. I have noticed all my discussion links end in #latest at the end of URL of discussion. Is there a way to remove #latest from the end of URL? Thank you.

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  • whu606whu606 I'm not a SuperHero; I just like wearing tights... Moderator

    There are a lot of discussions on this topic. Have a search on here.

    Bottom line: why do you think you want to?

  • subdreamersubdreamer San Jose, CA

    Check out this post made by @hgtonight. Have a great day!

    websfere
  • websferewebsfere Los Angeles, CA New

    @subdreamer Excellent. That worked. Thank you!
    @whu606 Aesthetically it looks better without #latest. Thanks

    subdreamer
  • whu606whu606 I'm not a SuperHero; I just like wearing tights... Moderator

    You realise that for the gain in perceived aesthetics, your users will no longer be taken to the last part of a discussion they had previously read, right?

    websfere
  • websferewebsfere Los Angeles, CA New

    @whu606 Thanks for the information. I didn't know that.

  • VV_YuriVV_Yuri Russia New
    1. I can not understand what should be the discussion link - so that I can publish it, for example, in facebook.
      In this way? discussion links end in #latest ?

    2. How does Google index discussions with such links?

  • whu606whu606 I'm not a SuperHero; I just like wearing tights... Moderator

    The link will work provided you have included the thread number:

    https://open.vanillaforums.com/discussion/35687

  • VV_YuriVV_Yuri Russia New
    edited February 2018

    @whu606 написал:
    The link will work provided you have included the thread number:

    https://open.vanillaforums.com/discussion/35687

    User in the discussion sees in the browser line here such a link https://open.vanillaforums.com/discussion/35687/vanilla-2-5-is-now-available#latest
    Where should he look at another link?

    Usually on the sites, the topic title is a link to the topic. But here the title is not a link.

  • whu606whu606 I'm not a SuperHero; I just like wearing tights... Moderator

    I'm not sure I have understood your question.

    The #latest part of the link takes users who have already read a thread to the last comment they viewed.

    I was trying to show you that after the number, the text is non-critical. You can add or leave off #latest when you publish links, and in fact you can change the text entirely; Vanilla will still go to the discussion.

    https://open.vanillaforums.com/discussion/35687/Follow this link for further information

    clicking that link will still bring you to this discussion.

  • VV_YuriVV_Yuri Russia New
    edited February 2018

    @whu606

    I do not understand, where the user will find the link without "#latest" ?
    In other forums engines link appears if you click on the topic name. But here the topic name is not a link.

  • @VV_Yuri said:
    @whu606

    I do not understand, where the user will find the link without "#latest" ?
    In other forums engines link appears if you click on the topic name. But here the topic name is not a link.

    You can simply use the link with #latest. It will work. If you think the link looks ugly with #latest, you just delete the letters from your url with backspace. Have you tried sharing links? You're overthinking things :P

  • R_JR_J Cheerleader & Troubleshooter Munich Moderator

    The date you see at each posting is a link to the comment or the discussion.


  • VV_YuriVV_Yuri Russia New
    edited February 2018

    @Caylus написал:
    You can simply use the link with #latest. It will work. If you think the link looks ugly with #latest, you just delete the letters from your url with backspace. Have you tried sharing links? You're overthinking things :P

    In our country, Vanilla is unknown as a forum engine. Users are accustomed to seeing more simple links. Users copy links from the topic name.
    Therefore, links to Vanilla can be incomprehensible to users. And I have to think about it))

  • VV_YuriVV_Yuri Russia New
    edited February 2018

    Which link should be canonical?

    @VV_Yuri написал:
    2. How does Google index discussions with such links?

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