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Riverman
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Shorter links « on: October 31, 2005, 09:26 AM »
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Well, here's an idea for you....

When posting links to articles, you could shorten the long addresses so we don't have to scroll all sideways to read the messages. wink

Go to http://tinyurl.com/ stick the address in the box, and make it tiny.

So instead of this

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/main.jhtml;jsessionid=BZJSHDOHQULLRQFIQMGSFF4AVCBQWIV0?xml=/sport/2005/10/30/stnorm30.xml&sSheet=/sport/2005/10/30/ixtenn.html

You could post something like this

http://tinyurl.com/cawwr (Telegraph)

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Shorter links « Reply #1 on: October 31, 2005, 09:28 AM »
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ingenious......Very Happy

where do you find this stuff?? all i get from messing around on the net is that dratted llama song....

llama llama DUCK!
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Shorter links « Reply #2 on: October 31, 2005, 09:37 AM »
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Tricks of the trade... I used to post a lot on a forum that was very bad with links. A lot of them would get broken up so you couldn't click them... we found the best way to do it was use sites like that because the forum couldn't mangle links that short.

('twas a copmuter help forum, and it was links to the microsoft website that it hated the most).

As for the Llama song... genius. I see a lot of that sort of thing. I spend quite a bit of time (well, less recently because I keep coming here instead) at the source of all internet creation. The place where such animations are created. lol

I'll post some links to good stuff in a bit. wink
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Shorter links « Reply #3 on: October 31, 2005, 10:36 AM »
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Just trying this out to see if it works, it's the way I usually post links


TRY THIS
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Shorter links « Reply #4 on: October 31, 2005, 10:40 AM »
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Smile Yup, it works! Just type paste the url link[/color] close with bracket ]TYPE MESSAGE FOR LINK  then close with

Much easier than going to another site to convert links. Smile
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Shorter links « Reply #5 on: October 31, 2005, 02:45 PM »
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Now why didn't I think of that? I use that all the time. Rolling Eyes

Just one of those days I guess.

Invision boards are so much better... there's a button you click, then it prompts you for the address, the title for the link, and does the code for you. Smile
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Shorter links « Reply #6 on: October 31, 2005, 02:54 PM »
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wow.. genius' in the making!  Very Happy
great idea..!! rather than having all that link business sprawled across the whole page. but one problemo - there maybe be people "not so technically advanced" i.e. me sometimes... that will get confused and the links won't work for other people..!  Rolling Eyes
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Can't see the point... « Reply #7 on: October 31, 2005, 08:44 PM »
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It's not as if you have to click more than once to get to the link and also running out of space! By the time you go to 'TinyUrl' to convert, you could have pasted the ordinary link and brewed a cup of tea!   wink
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Shorter links « Reply #8 on: October 31, 2005, 08:46 PM »
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Not massively important, I just find it can be a bit irritating having to scroll half a mile sideways to read a message.

I think I need to design a mouse with a wheel for scrolling sideways instead. lol
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Shorter links « Reply #9 on: October 31, 2005, 08:48 PM »
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Very Happy  Tea?  Mine would be time to get the corkscrew out and the bottle opened.  partyman
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Shorter links « Reply #10 on: October 31, 2005, 08:52 PM »
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You prefer corks to caps then? I certainly do... where's the fun in opening a cap? lol
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Shorter links « Reply #11 on: October 31, 2005, 08:52 PM »
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Tea? Mine would be time to get the corkscrew out and the bottle opened.


Ah... a woman after my own heart Tally.  Pah, tea indeed.... wink
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Shorter links « Reply #12 on: November 01, 2005, 08:49 AM »
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I don't understand all this HTML stuff. I'll just use the other method because I don't normally read the links, just click on them.
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