Fanfare Pony Request June 16, 2014 12:36 PM   Subscribe

Can we add books included/show only/first watch/rewatch to the URIs for FanFare?

The most recent episode of Game of Thrones has identical URIs save for the post number. Given the size of these threads, it'd be really nice to be able to tell which thread I'm in by glancing at the address bar, rather than scrolling back to the top. We've already seen a couple "whoops" cases in the Show Only thread, and I think this could help.
posted by bfranklin to Feature Requests at 12:36 PM (11 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

Sure. I added the discussion type to the URL for the current Game of Thrones threads and we'll add them going forward.
posted by pb (staff) at 12:38 PM on June 16, 2014 [8 favorites]


Thanks pb! You rock!
posted by bfranklin at 12:42 PM on June 16, 2014


Thank you, that is SO helpful.
posted by Jacqueline at 2:04 PM on June 16, 2014


It is not only friendship but also pb who is magic.
posted by winna at 2:26 PM on June 16, 2014 [7 favorites]


If I were pb's spouse, I'd call him Peanut Butter.
posted by michaelh at 3:41 PM on June 16, 2014


Well, `tis the day to enspousen.
posted by filthy light thief at 6:56 PM on June 16, 2014 [1 favorite]


On topic, should rewatches and first watches get tagged as such? Or is this more key for current shows with book and non-book threads where there could be confusion?
posted by filthy light thief at 7:06 PM on June 16, 2014


...should rewatches and first watches get tagged as such?

Yeah, I think any thread that has a special discussion type should have that type added to the URL. We won't likely have two active threads with the same title but different discussion types very often, but setting things up this way will help in case it comes up again. And the downside of having slightly longer URLs with more information in them doesn't seem like too much of a downside.
posted by pb (staff) at 9:11 PM on June 16, 2014


By pb adding this, you can now use the "inurl:" operator with Google:

site:fanfare.metafilter.com inurl:rewatch

etc.
posted by WCityMike at 9:38 AM on June 17, 2014 [1 favorite]


Is a "rewatch" thread generally assumed to have potential spoilers, and a "first watch" not?
posted by threeants at 6:43 PM on June 19, 2014


Sorry, never mind, just noticed the giant MeTa about these labels.
posted by threeants at 6:43 PM on June 19, 2014


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