Shortening thread URLs

We have recently upgraded from 8.5 to 10.2. In 8.5 we used to be able to shorten discussion thread URLs fairly neatly as the URL string included a forum id and a thread id.

I cannot seem to replicate this in 10.2, which results in very long and rather unfriendly URLs.

Our group/forum names can be rather long... and if a thread title is also long... well, it gets pretty unwieldy.

Am I missing a trick?