why is this a hot webdev take 

URLs good

why is this a hot webdev take 

hiding URLs from the user may look much cleaner but only because the corporate web loves making their URLs incomprehensible by tacking on a disgusting amount of query params for tracking and other purposes, as well as just not having good site architectures

why is this a hot webdev take 

it pains me to say this but YouTube is a very good example of what to actually do (excepting the prohibitively long gibberish base64 channel names). people know how to just edit a URL to make it start at a time, or set it to HQ in the old days with &fmt=18

why is this a hot webdev take 

watch. google is going to start doing the AMP thing on desktop where google is serving the page and tracking -every last click- but it LOOKS like you're on the actual site you wanna go

stop using chrome, at least use firefox which only passively antagonizes you in easily controllable ways

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@bclindner How long will it take before copies even this braindead "feature"?

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