I would posit: Not.
Okay, why not?
One approach, which I'd not want to pursue myself, would be using a regex web server side to rewrite those routes. But then you'd also need to ensure you had regex's in place for both incoming and outgoing URI's.
Seems like not only a pita but also priming the pump for potential grief on down the road to me (yeah, I have had some "fun" bitd w/Apache and mod_rewrite) but your mileage may vary.
Now... we shall have to let this percolate a bit... until some dev comes along and... offers up something obvious that I in my ignorance missed. But at least while you are waiting you know that you are not being ignored... 😜
In the meantime, welcome to NodeBB!