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url of questions?

If someone asks a question and then edits the question later, the url changes and the previous one wouldn't work anymore. Shouldn't urls be more permanent? I understand that there is a setting to mimic the scheme used by stack exchange but is that the recommended way to handle this? I like having more descriptive urls but if askbot autoredirected the urls if a question is edited, I think that would make things work better

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updated 2011-07-24 23:37:49 -0500, asked 2011-07-24 23:37:25 -0500
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Do edited question urls work on your site or they don't indeed?
Evgeny's avatar Evgeny (2011-07-24 23:42:44 -0500) edit
yep. tested and it works. that's awesome. thanks
mether's avatar mether (2011-07-24 23:49:27 -0500) edit
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Even though url changes, it still works (via a redirect), because the ID part is constant.

The url changes because url slug is an important part for the search engines and it should better be informative. If you make the url slug constant, there will be many poor urls on the site, as new users tend to give bad titles.

Title of your question, for instance - could be better :). What does "url of questions?" mean?

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updated 2011-07-24 23:41:46 -0500, answered 2011-07-24 23:41:26 -0500
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