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URL cleanup coming shortly
Posted by Mike at 2009-02-26 2:14:51 AM, edited 2009-02-26 1:10:40 PM (28 comments) | Permalink
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Here is the short version: sometime next week, we'll be doing a very-long-overdue cleanup of our URL's. All of the forums.fark.com and cgi.fark.com etc stuff will get moved under www.fark.com, and all the /cgi/fark stuff will change to just /cgi. So URLs like
will change to
All of the old URL's will continue to work probably indefinitely, so you don't need to actually change any bookmarks... though the site will load very slightly faster if you do.
So, not a huge change, yeah, but makes things a little shorter and easier to remember... and it gives us an infrastructure to add some new features we've long been unable to add. And it probably won't even affect you, except for maybe eventually tweaking some bookmarks... except for:
Hey Photoshoppers: if you've set up hotlinking allow/block rules on your image host, as described in our handy FAQ entry on the subject, you will probably need to change those rules, or risk some of your Photoshop entries being unviewable, or unfetchable/unpostable -- because the rules check the URL, and once the URL's change, the rules might stop working. So, I've updated the FAQ entry with with a new set of examples that will work with either our old or our new URL scheme. Update your .htaccess files now and you'll be all set. Easy.
End of short version.
Scroll down to see the longer nerd-out version if that kinda stuff interests you.
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