BOS - Online Surveys

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What is a ‘slug’?

A ‘slug’ is a short label for something, containing only letters, numbers, underscores or hyphens.  In BOS, the term ‘slug’ is used to refer to the survey short name, which is the final, customisable part of a survey’s public URL.

The survey short name can be edited in the survey’s survey_settings small Distribution settings (on the Distribute page).

If you attempt to change your survey short name to something that contains spaces, special characters, or other characters that are not able to be used in a URL, BOS will prompt you to enter a valid ‘slug’ consisting of letters, numbers, underscores or hyphens.

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NB:  The use of the term ‘slug’ in this context is likely to refer to prior use of the term in the printing industry.