Currently watching categories is opt-out. On forums having lots of new topics, this results in a huge number of items in example.com/unread. I think the unread page would be far more useful if watching categories was opt-in. That way /unread would contain only the items a user is interested in from the start and they won't have to go ignore a bunch of categories in order for /unread to become useful.
Category name instead of number in url
Just thinking for SEO purposes, wouldn't it be better to have the category name instead of a number? E.g.
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@babaggeii But what if you rename the category? Would possibly break the URL and lead to 404.
@Netto-Hikari Yes I suppose so. You'd have to redirect old urls to the new ones. I just think that, especially for our use of the forum, it's ideal to have the category name (which isn't going to change, in our case).
Netto Hikari last edited by Netto Hikari
@babaggeii IMHO, fail-safe is more important than SEO. But maybe you could implement an option whether to use IDs or category names.
fail-safe is more important than SEO
I agree with you there. It may be plugin territory too.