Pretty URLs have “replies” argument?
Hi. I just got bbPress up and running this evening, and I’m really liking it so far. I have it configured for “pretty permalinks”, and I’m seeing a strange “replies” argument in the topic URLs. For instance:
This makes pretty permalinks not quite so pretty after all. I thought the whole idea was to minimize the arguments to be more search-engine friendly.
After looking through the source code, it doesn’t appear that this argument is actually used for anything functional. My best guess is that “replies” is an attempt at a cache-buster, so that the URL changes each time a new reply is posted. Wouldn’t it be preferable to simply set the “Last-Modified” header to the time of the most recent post?
It seems like this would achieve the same thing without ruining the pretty permalinks. Also, I notice that the bbpress.org support forums don’t have this extra argument. Can you share the magic?
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