Long URLs

Mar 8, 2006 at 1:28am

Long URLs

When sending long URLs in mailing list or forum
postings, please also include a tinyurl -ized version.
For example:

http://tinyurl.com/e8b34

http://tinyurl.com

#25102
Mar 18, 2006 at 1:46am

but what if tinyurl goes under? or gets bought out by some company
that drops the ball and breaks the tinyurl-ing? plain links are more
future-proof than tinyurl. Mail programs will get better at
recomposing long URLs. ‘Til then, delete, delete, delete, select,
copy, paste — voila! it is restored! :)


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#73530
Mar 19, 2006 at 1:41pm

Dan Winckler wrote:
> but what if tinyurl goes under? or gets bought out by some company
> that drops the ball and breaks the tinyurl-ing? plain links are more
> future-proof than tinyurl. Mail programs will get better at
> recomposing long URLs. ‘Til then, delete, delete, delete, select,
> copy, paste — voila! it is restored! :)

In general any very long URL isn’t one which lasts long anyway. Usually
you would need them anyway only for temporary links. Links that should
last long are more like http://www.mywonderfulsite.org/downlaods/filename which
would not need a tiny url…

Tinyurl is god for posting links to ebay/amazon articles and alike.

Stefan

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#73531
Mar 22, 2006 at 4:30pm

see http://urlx.org — ( url(x) )

better than tinyurl

#73532
Mar 22, 2006 at 5:01pm

Not for now:

“As of Feb 13, 2:17am, Dreamhost has disabled the url(x) MySQL
database due to abusive traffic. I’m going to have to add some
throttling functionality in here.
In the meantime everyone is going to have to sit tight. Sorry for the
inconvenience.”

Dan


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#73533
Mar 23, 2006 at 12:18am

Besides having being disabled since Feb 13, in what other ways is this
site better than tinyurl?

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