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Re: [Pan-users] Re: Re: Wrapping Long URLs in Messages

From: John Aldrich
Subject: Re: [Pan-users] Re: Re: Wrapping Long URLs in Messages
Date: Mon, 5 Apr 2004 15:53:15 -0400
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On Monday 05 April 2004 02:08 pm, Duncan wrote:
> Emily Jackson posted <address@hidden>, excerpted
> below,  on Mon, 05 Apr 2004 04:25:13 -0500:
> > At 2:45 AM -0500 on Monday, April 5, 2004, Mark Derricutt
> >
> > <address@hidden> wrote:
> >>Totally evil URL posting suggestion: parse the post for URLs, pass them
> >>through, and post the message using the tinyurl ;-)
> >
> There IS another problem with places like tinyurl, also..  Some folks
> don't like the idea of the redirector site potentially tracking users.
> There are enough around (I usually use shorterlink), that it isn't TOO
> bad, but that'd change if a particular profile of users (such as PAN
> users) had one or another of them hard-coded.
Here's an idea... Maybe put an option in PAN to use whatever redirector that 
user wants to use... either let 'em choose one of a handful 
(makeashorterlink, snurl, tinyurl,etc) or let 'em type one of their choosing 
in a config field.

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