OT: TinyURL [Was: OT: ajax image galleries]
higleylh at gmail.com
Thu Jun 5 06:04:58 CEST 2008
On Wed, Jun 4, 2008 at 5:51 PM, Joerg Reisenweber <joerg at openmoko.org>
> 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
> > > example - look what your mail client / this mailing list does to it
> > > it on wrap)
> > If looked, the long url is perfectly fine, on one line and clickable. So
> > 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.
> > please at least also include the original url. These mails are archived
> > 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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+1.. If I don't know what I'm clicking... I don't click. I don't think I've
ever even considered clicking a TinyURL.
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