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Is it possible to pass the post id as a parameter? i.e. to use something like

in place of



Here is a use case:

Sometimes I want to use URL shortening services like in places like twitter. They give a short URL for a URL, so right now one needs a different short URL for each question. With parameters one could use a single nice short one (e.g. and then add a parameter for each post, something like

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I'm curious why you're trying to do this (where the path won't work), can you provide a use case? – Nick Craver May 20 '11 at 1:50
@Nick, done. :) – Kaveh May 20 '11 at 2:21
Interesting! Seems like it would be a simple URL rewrite (or iis config in this case) – Adam Davis May 20 '11 at 3:09
Man am I tired of obfuscating URLs! Why can't you just use the real one instead? – Cody Gray May 20 '11 at 3:37
@CodyGray Too long for Twitter? – Adam May 20 '11 at 3:49
Great opportunity for someone to register a SO short domain :D – JohnP May 20 '11 at 4:45

Currently, this is not possible. Why do you want to do this?

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I have added the use case I had in mind to the question. – Kaveh May 20 '11 at 2:22

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