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Cool note about digg’s title/url mapping by mozey
December 12, 2007, 5:12 am
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I have had an interesting experience with digg.com just earlier on today. What a perfect time, i was hoping for material to blog about. In short, i believe that i found a little technical thingy that they can improve on.

My last post titled “bad santa“, the digg url was as such:

http://digg.com/comedy/Bad_santa_5

Notice the five at the end of the URL. The reason why this _5 was there is because there was probably other entries titled “bad santa”. In which case, digg HAS to make sure that the URL of this entry is unique. So they will tag some kind of a number after in order to make it unique.

So, the next question i had was, what was bad_Santa_4?

Good question, NOTHING, it was NOTHING. I got 404, so was bad_santa_3. For bad_Santa_2 however, i got this video. Kind of funny, but when the video was over!, i was directed to the “reverse funnel system“! PLEASE!, consider VERY carefully before proceeding.

BACK TO THE TOPIC!, I was wondering if they SHOULD check for unused sequential numbers or not. But you know what!, they are doing it the right waY!. I thought i was on my way for an optimization tip, but i got nothing!.

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