username.mefi shortcut URLs no longer work January 28, 2010 6:35 PM   Subscribe

Is the "" URL format broken?

I've been using this URL format as a way to quickly find the profiles of users mentioned in threads when there wasn't a link provided for years now, but when I tried it a moment ago I was redirected to my own profile. Has this functionality been broken for a while, or did something change recently?
posted by armage to Bugs at 6:35 PM (6 comments total)

It's broken for me, using

I asked this in the next thread down earlier this evening, but I suspect it got lost in the grar.
posted by FishBike at 6:37 PM on January 28, 2010

Yep, confirmed it's broken and looking into it.

And I have to add the standard disclaimer that the /username shortcut isn't officially sanctioned, we don't use it anywhere on the site, not all usernames work, and so on.
posted by pb (staff) at 6:47 PM on January 28, 2010

ok, back in business!
posted by pb (staff) at 7:01 PM on January 28, 2010

I tried it with my username and I was surprised when it worked. Then I realized that proved nothing.
posted by kylej at 7:02 PM on January 28, 2010

ok, back in business!

Maybe close this one up? Like metatalk needs another open thread right now. Well, unless fishbike wants to flame out.
posted by cjorgensen at 7:20 PM on January 28, 2010

Yep, agreed.
posted by pb (staff) at 7:27 PM on January 28, 2010

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