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digitalmars.D.bugs - [Issue 14045] New: Redo the forums entry page and links


          Issue ID: 14045
           Summary: Redo the forums entry page and links
           Product: D
           Version: D2
          Hardware: x86
                OS: Mac OS X
            Status: NEW
          Severity: enhancement
          Priority: P1
         Component: DMD
          Assignee: nobody puremagic.com
          Reporter: andrei erdani.com

We need a few improvements to http://forum.dlang.org/:

1. Please remove the "digitalmars" prefix wherever appropriate, particularly
for the main forums "digitalmars.D", "digitalmars.D.announce",
"digitalmars.D.learn". The association with Digital Mars has only historical
and logistics significance and nowadays is more confusing than anything. Just
use "D", "D.learn", and "D.announce". This has been approved by Walter already
(and obviously by me).

2. Please change the group links to the simpler http://forum.dlang.org/D,
http://forum.dlang.org/D.learn, http://forum.dlang.org/D.announce. The "group"
interstice has no use to anyone.

3. Also please make lowercase versions of the above redirect to their uppercase
variants: http://forum.dlang.org/d, http://forum.dlang.org/d.learn,

4. The old links should continue to work by redirecting to the new links.

5. (Optional.) While at it I suggest we switch to a shorter and more uniform
shorthand notation, e.g. using hashes.:


instead of

http://forum.dlang.org/thread/m9s4cd$2s1v$1 digitalmars.com?page=4#post-xsdhwedlfetclszbhqmt:40forum.dlang.org

Jan 25 2015