OT: TinyURL [Was: OT: ajax image galleries]

AVee openmoko-comunity at avee.org
Thu Jun 5 00:45:30 CEST 2008

On Wednesday 04 June 2008 22:55, Andy Powell wrote:
> tinyurl is useful instead of typing in twattishly long urls which many
> sites insist on using. Generally you don;t want to click on a link provided
> by someone you don't know/trust. Not only that but if I use this url as an
> example - look what your mail client / this mailing list does to it (break
> it on wrap)

If looked, the long url is perfectly fine, on one line and clickable. So the 
mailing list doesn't break anything, neither does does my mail client. 

Having said that, tinyurl might actually make live easier for some people 
(e.g. those who should get a decent mail client), I don't 'hate' them. But 
please at least also include the original url. These mails are archived and 
both the email and the linked page may outlive the tinyurl service. You might 
end up loosing usefull information there. 


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