"slug" is what it's called in the update page pane, though, so if someone sees that, "slug" is what they'll be ctrl-Fing on the FAQ list to find.
See, that reads wrong to me. It is the technical term -- going all the way back to journalism and print layout using type -- so even if people aren't as aware of it, that is what it should be called. It's also what other sites that allow the feature, like Word press, call it, so...
Technical term or not, it is confusing, especially as it is something that
other sites of our variety don't have. That being said, I think the body of
the FAQ Explains fairly clearly what a slug is. If we run into a lot of
confusion down the road then we can reevaluate. Fair?
There is not, it has to be done through the new update page.
The APIs are a horrible mess and there are many other things that need to go into them. At this point we're not really taking suggestions unless accompanied by a patch until and unless somebody adopts the project and is willing to be the one to step up and a) have the unified vision and b) get the shit done, because we don't have anybody dedicated to working on it and piecemeal updates without that unified vision are worse than no updates at all, as they'd break things constantly. It actually sucks less to have the APIs be "here there be dragons" until they can be fixed than to have them constantly in flux.
The good news is, there were a few people at YAPC who expressed interest!