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Re: Posting long URLs
« Reply #25 on: March 15, 2019, 01:06:48 PM »

I don't mind long links as long as they're operable.

Neither do I; that's why I brought it up (because they're not operable).
*shrug*

I've never had a problem clicking on one and getting somewhere.
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Re: Posting long URLs
« Reply #26 on: March 15, 2019, 01:19:19 PM »

And please, for the love of god, don't use third-party link shorteners like bit.ly. Generally you people are good, and it can be assumed that those links on this forum aren't redirects to malicious websites, but they certainly can be elsewhere. Just as a good policy, don't use them or click on them at all.

I'm not worried about them on here unless I see "Posts: 1" under their handle.  I would doubt anyone here would intentionally try to screw the rest of us with an evil link.
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Re: Posting long URLs
« Reply #27 on: March 15, 2019, 01:43:22 PM »

And please, for the love of god, don't use third-party link shorteners like bit.ly. Generally you people are good, and it can be assumed that those links on this forum aren't redirects to malicious websites, but they certainly can be elsewhere. Just as a good policy, don't use them or click on them at all.

I'm not worried about them on here unless I see "Posts: 1" under their handle.  I would doubt anyone here would intentionally try to screw the rest of us with an evil link.

That's what I've been thinking. I can understand being wary outside of this website, but here, it's just a way (well, my way) of keeping posts cleaner and shorter.
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Re: Posting long URLs
« Reply #28 on: March 15, 2019, 05:10:47 PM »

I don't mind long links as long as they're operable.

Neither do I; that's why I brought it up (because they're not operable).
*shrug*

I've never had a problem clicking on one and getting somewhere.

However, I have; the OP explains how. So, the issue does exist, regardless of whether every individual user has encountered it.
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Re: Posting long URLs
« Reply #29 on: March 15, 2019, 05:14:38 PM »

Sometimes, stuff after the question mark in the URL is unnecessary. Not always, though.
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Re: Posting long URLs
« Reply #30 on: March 18, 2019, 02:50:16 PM »

I agree. Better to be safe than sorry. There are evil, albeit knowledgeable and clever, people (if only they could use their intelligence for good - if they did, the world would be a much, much better place) out there who will try anything to steal something from you or act malicious in any other way. A preview feature is definitely a good safety net, but it is still best to stray away from sketchy, risky, and unprotected endeavors whenever possible, so long as it is not absolutely necessary.



And please, for the love of god, don't use third-party link shorteners like bit.ly. Generally you people are good, and it can be assumed that those links on this forum aren't redirects to malicious websites, but they certainly can be elsewhere. Just as a good policy, don't use them or click on them at all.

I'm not worried about them on here unless I see "Posts: 1" under their handle.  I would doubt anyone here would intentionally try to screw the rest of us with an evil link.

That's what I've been thinking. I can understand being wary outside of this website, but here, it's just a way (well, my way) of keeping posts cleaner and shorter.

To clarify my original post regarding this, I am definitely just referring to when browsing the internet outside of this forum. I concur that I don't think anyone on here would try to do that to us. But away from here, wariness can definitely be very reasonable.
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Re: Posting long URLs
« Reply #31 on: March 18, 2019, 05:23:09 PM »

And please, for the love of god, don't use third-party link shorteners like bit.ly. Generally you people are good, and it can be assumed that those links on this forum aren't redirects to malicious websites, but they certainly can be elsewhere. Just as a good policy, don't use them or click on them at all.

I'm not worried about them on here unless I see "Posts: 1" under their handle.  I would doubt anyone here would intentionally try to screw the rest of us with an evil link.

That's what I've been thinking. I can understand being wary outside of this website, but here, it's just a way (well, my way) of keeping posts cleaner and shorter.

To clarify my original post regarding this, I am definitely just referring to when browsing the internet outside of this forum. I concur that I don't think anyone on here would try to do that to us. But away from here, wariness can definitely be very reasonable.

Well, it wasn't just you. The first reply was instructing people to A) never use third-party link shorteners, nor B) click on any third-party link shorteners. Which is fine advice on websites you've never been to, but is needlessly vigilant here.
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Re: Posting long URLs
« Reply #32 on: March 18, 2019, 07:39:31 PM »

Another easy fix, if link shortening is burdensome, is to simply add a blank space after the long URL—this way, it won't get hidden behind the scroll bar that appears.
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Re: Posting long URLs
« Reply #33 on: April 07, 2019, 04:26:17 PM »

I agree. Better to be safe than sorry. There are evil, albeit knowledgeable and clever, people (if only they could use their intelligence for good - if they did, the world would be a much, much better place) out there who will try anything to steal something from you or act malicious in any other way. A preview feature is definitely a good safety net, but it is still best to stray away from sketchy, risky, and unprotected endeavors whenever possible, so long as it is not absolutely necessary.



And please, for the love of god, don't use third-party link shorteners like bit.ly. Generally you people are good, and it can be assumed that those links on this forum aren't redirects to malicious websites, but they certainly can be elsewhere. Just as a good policy, don't use them or click on them at all.

I'm not worried about them on here unless I see "Posts: 1" under their handle.  I would doubt anyone here would intentionally try to screw the rest of us with an evil link.

That's what I've been thinking. I can understand being wary outside of this website, but here, it's just a way (well, my way) of keeping posts cleaner and shorter.

To clarify my original post regarding this, I am definitely just referring to when browsing the internet outside of this forum. I concur that I don't think anyone on here would try to do that to us. But away from here, wariness can definitely be very reasonable.

If you're concerned about where the link goes, there's a handy website for that too. https://wheregoes.com/
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Re: Posting long URLs
« Reply #34 on: April 07, 2019, 04:32:39 PM »

^^
Thank you for bringing that up. I was looking for a website that verified shortlinks, but couldn't find one.

I'll be putting this in my signature.
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