t-i-n-y-u-r-l dot com isn't a spam

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t-i-n-y-u-r-l dot com isn't a spam

Postby sogood » Wed Dec 19, 2007 9:55 am

Just noted that this forum has been set to block the listing of URLs containing t-i-n-y-u-r-l dot com (had to string that word out or it'll get blocked).

Not sure if this is deliberate or an oversight.
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Postby Hotdog » Wed Dec 19, 2007 10:30 am

I can see why they'd be blocked, a tiny url could point to absolutely anything (spam or worse) and you don't know what until you follow the link. I can't see the point in using them on the forum anyway.

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Postby sogood » Wed Dec 19, 2007 10:37 am

Ok. Fair enough. I guess forum texts aren't pestered by those ">" marks and line returns.
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Postby europa » Wed Dec 19, 2007 10:41 am

I can't remember the exact reasonning now and a quick search couldn't dig out the reasonning either, but it's something in the code for tiny-url. No need to use it anyway as creating your URL link to show as a short word rather than show the full URL works.

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Postby sogood » Wed Dec 19, 2007 10:43 am

europa wrote:No need to use it anyway as creating your URL link to show as a short word rather than show the full URL works.

Good solution too.
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Postby AUbicycles » Thu Dec 20, 2007 2:31 am

Hi,

Thank you for asking. We had a big spam problem with tiny url as there could by anything behind the url and it tended to be more spam than serious users using the tiny url.

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