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

Joerg Reisenweber joerg at openmoko.org
Thu Jun 5 02:51:18 CEST 2008

Am Do  5. Juni 2008 schrieb AVee:
> 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 
> > 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 
> end up loosing usefull information there. 

+1. Never consider to click a tiny-url

btw: my URLs I see aren't mangled in any way
btw2: html-only postings are skipped by default

@admin: could we have a filter for this?
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