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Bugs Alphabetical U

Continuing the discussion from Bugs alphabetical:

U All bugs beginning with U.

URLs are hopelessly long.
Why so long


why not https://www.ispotnature.org/view/observation/735588 (if the number is unique)
or
https://www.ispotnature.org/communities/southern-africa/view/observation/735588 if it is not

URLs and Titles
https://www.ispotnature.org/communities/uk-and-ireland/view/observation/783525/never-seen-one-of-these-before-so-no-idea-what-it-is - is the same as
https://www.ispotnature.org/communities/uk-and-ireland/view/observation/783525/
And
https://www.ispotnature.org/communities/uk-and-ireland/view/project/780681/explore-nature-in-your-garden-with-ispot-take-part-in-gardenwatch-update-ispot-user-guide-attached - is the same as
https://www.ispotnature.org/communities/uk-and-ireland/view/project/780681/
So?

Not sure why iSpot adds the last bit to URLs. It doesn’t actually use them

is indeed

https://www.ispotnature.org/communities/uk-and-ireland/view/observation/783525/

it is also

so the last bit really does nothing (unless it is being used behind the scenes to track where the link originated in some way)

OK yes… there is a difference in the way they are displayed here - the FULL URL displays the graphic in the link, the reduced one does not (BOTH are seen above). It is worth considering each method in the quest to either get the illustration seen or just linked. The latter saves space on the server perhaps. I have taken to removing the graphic link in lapsed Forum posts but it is impossible to edit them after a certain period (I don’t know that period, but it may be only a month)