posted on Dec, 3 2011 @ 06:39 PM
Originally posted by Majic
I'm not knocking URL shorteners. There's a demand for them and they can be handy.
But it's still not a bad idea to know what's up with them.
hence the reason I posted their notice along with the link
But there IS a need The ATS LINK BUG
Tiny url has been banned as I understand on ATS so there are many links that will not display right in an ATS post. most particularly a link to an
archived old page at Wayback Machine, a link that can be critical to document a post.
Even when you use the word with embedded link method it will still not show right... like this:
p=Plates+of+apparent+fractured+pack+ice+spotted+near+the+Mars+equator+%28left%29+compared+to+ice+in+the+Weddell+Sea%2C+Antarctica.+Credit%3A+Nature" target="_blank" class="postlink">WA
YBACK MACHINE LINKL
So without having a short url device I can't get past that nasty link bug
Also a google search... say for 'plasma lifeforms'
Pasted looks like this;
In a word embed it looks like this;
This is the actual text of the link;
Now at least in those you can remove all the stuff (which is all the tracking stuff after the & sign)
and just use this
Which works for google searches but not the wayback machine
I don't find this bug at any other forum
edit on 3-12-2011 by zorgon because: (no reason given)