Note that even if you check the source for the page with the /1, /2, etc., the canonical URL still responds as appropriate (without the post number).
Thanks. I tried this and it does seem to point me back to the original post when I visit one of these canonical URLs… so I guess my next question is, what’s the point of having these /1, /2, /3 URLs at all if they’re just going to bring people back to the original post anyway? Surely I’m missing what the functional purpose is, I’m just not sure what that is.
And just to probe a bit deeper, is difficult to give forum admins a toggle switch to turn this feature off?
I get that it isn’t supposed to cause any issues with Google, but in the cases where we just don’t want these added bells and whistles, wouldn’t it be easy to give admins the option to say “no thanks” to these extra URLs?