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URI to questions on Stack Exchange may be shortened from:

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/123456789/my-popular-question

to:

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/123456789

Suppose you've been keeping notes locally about your findings on Stack Exchange communities in plain-text files, and that a great number of those plain-text files contain shortened URI to questions on Stack Exchange communities.

My question is: is it safe to write down the shortened URI? Or rather, is the shortened URI stable?

The URI provided by the share button is somewhat different from what I'm calling a shortened URI.

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    You can even shorten it to /q/id and that goes for answers as well – rene Aug 5 '16 at 14:23
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In as far as the number in the URI is the database ID of the post, and unless there's a change to the structure of the site, yes, they're stable.

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