appdb feature request: hide the ugly urls

Vitaliy vitaliy at
Sun Feb 17 18:29:19 CST 2008

Vitaliy Margolen wrote:
> Dan Kegel wrote:
>> On Feb 17, 2008 3:19 PM, Remco <remco47 at> wrote:
>>>> Adobe Premiere is currently at
>>>> but it'd be so slick to see instead
>>> That's relatively easy to do with mod_rewrite. But it would have to be something like:
>>> All the info is still in the URL (which mod_rewrite can extract), but it does look less scary.
>> Not quite good enough.   People need to be able to guess the
>> URL.  We should be able to look up 'adobe-premiere' and get '128'.
>> So maybe
>> - Dan
> I don't think that would work all that well. As-is AppDB having all sorts of 
> problem with it's search function. You want to break all the links as well? 
> Granted having all the links as some ID to some cryptic script is even worse.
> If you want the link to be a application's name, how about games with a huge 
> long name? Like "Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars 1.x". Is that easier to 
> enter? I don't think so.
> IMHO just fixing the search and getting rid of all those banners in the 
> search results would be much more helpful.
And while we are on the AppDB topic can someone finally add pages or add at 
least one usable threads display mode? Any application with more then 10 
posts is impossible to read! And god forbid a thread having 5 replays - then 
it's unusable at all regardless how you looking at it.


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