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What's that supposed to do in Firefox? Whatever it is, it's not working for me.
Originally posted by SMR
They need to install a hack/mod whatever they call it for this board software.
People should hit the RETURN/ENTER key once and awhile to avoid this.
Your answer in above link
Interesting. I've been using TinyURL for this purpose for a while now. That's pretty much all I've seen other people use. I've not seen people use the ones you've mentioned. NotLong.com isn't registering domains! That'd get really expensive after a while. They're using the one they bought (notlong.com) and creating subdomain names, which is something anybody with a domain name can do. TinyURL uses hashing, which is a computer technique that associates some data with a string of characters (they're not random necessarily, but they can be.) I'm surprised TinyURL hasn't run into any collisions (that's when two pieces of data are associated with the same hash.)
Originally posted by wecomeinpeace
The problem is usually caused by long urls as spectre stated. There are online services that will shorten a url for you, but I think they do it by registering a new (shorter) domain that redirects to the original target url. This one is free and fast, however manually shortening links this way would need to be done by mods after the fact. Perhaps there is a way that it could be automated in the html/php/css coding...?