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Lack of interest [Suggestion] Short thread URLs

Erik

Well-known member
#2
I'm liking the idea, but unfortunately http://xenforo.com/community/t/2132 is still long by "short URL" standards. You could get rid of the /t and save two characters, but it's still kind of long.

It would be really cool to see this and a "make a tinyURL for this thread" button, to get a true short URL quickly when needed. :)
 

Enigma

Well-known member
#3
True. A lot of sites run their forums in the root directory, so that would get rid of the /community/ bit as well.

Your other idea is pretty nice too. There could be built in integration with bit.ly for example (via their API), perhaps using one admin-specified bit.ly account for all short links created.
 

Enigma

Well-known member
#7
This would take away pagerank if posted on other forums and websites not including twitter and social bookmarking sites.
They would be 301 permanent redirects, so pagerank would not be affected. Moreover, what would be the difference between using these "built-in" short URLs and short URLs from a 3rd-party URL shortening service?
 

Floren

Well-known member
#8
Confluence Wiki has this cool feature, allowing you to use a short URL that never changes.
You can use that link into emails, or other locations, without worrying that it will eventually break (title change, etc.).

Normal URL:
domain.com/wiki/programming/add+an+empty+text+line

Short URL:
domain.com/wiki/x/1RiQBQ

I think it is a good feature for forum threads and posts.
 
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Floris

Guest
#12
It actually does all of that ;) But not using it in that manner, it's 100% being used for this site, as I feel that it has xenforo in the domain. Just had the option to get it, so others wouldn't "steal" it from xenforo limited for commercial ends.
 

James

Well-known member
#14
It actually does all of that ;) But not using it in that manner, it's 100% being used for this site, as I feel that it has xenforo in the domain. Just had the option to get it, so others wouldn't "steal" it from xenforo limited for commercial ends.
Nice little script :p I think you should make a splash page on xenfo.ro though... so it doesn't redirect unless there's a parameter!