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Lack of Interest [Suggestion] Short thread URLs

Discussion in 'Closed Suggestions' started by Enigma, Aug 15, 2010.

  1. Enigma

    Enigma Well-Known Member

  2. Erik

    Erik Well-Known Member

    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. :)
     
  3. Enigma

    Enigma Well-Known Member

    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.
     
  4. Erik

    Erik Well-Known Member

  5. 0ptima

    0ptima Well-Known Member

    I like the idea, but see this more as a 3rd party addon.
     
  6. Brandon_R

    Brandon_R Guest

    This would take away pagerank if posted on other forums and websites not including twitter and social bookmarking sites.
     
  7. Enigma

    Enigma Well-Known Member

    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?
     
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  8. Floren

    Floren Well-Known Member

    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.
     
  9. Cezz

    Cezz Well-Known Member

  10. Floris

    Floris Guest

  11. Cezz

    Cezz Well-Known Member

  12. Floris

    Floris Guest

    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.
     
  13. Enigma

    Enigma Well-Known Member

  14. James

    James Well-Known Member

    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!
     
  15. Floris

    Floris Guest

    Mah :) Next live build already has that fixed.
     
  16. Enigma

    Enigma Well-Known Member

    You might also want to add a "t" in there for threads, and then you can use it for other things like forums, members, etc. as well. :)

    http://xenfo.ro/t16 <= thread 16
    http://xenfo.ro/f3 <= forum 3
    http://xenfo.ro/m56 <= member 56
     
  17. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

  18. Floris

    Floris Guest

    Nah, won't work right now, due to the latest code ;)
     
  19. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    You're a jerk, but thats what it -was-.
     
  20. Cezz

    Cezz Well-Known Member

    That is my profile... :) I am famous
     

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