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Referrals - short URL

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Referrals - short URL

Saw someone post (on newsgroup) a link as

http://www.plus.net/myreferrals/new.html/854xxx/

(I've replaced last 3 digits)


Just wondered where such a link can be found as the
links I've seen via the banner and text options are so
much longer than this neater version.
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Referrals - short URL

You could always shorten it by using Quick links
jelv (a.k.a Spoon Whittler)
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Referrals - short URL

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You could always shorten it by using Quick links


Yes John, or TinyURL.com or MakeAshorterLink.com or a dozen
other similar facilities (some of which I'd have higher trust of not
being 'down' the way some bits of PN are for maintenance, or
like Metronet and things Metronet related, unreliable for 24+
hours, with staff thinking it is fixed and users only able to post
on AG to say no it ain't!)

But really, I'd much prefer to be open about it being a link to PN,
just shorter and not looking as "scruffy" as it does with %x8a92
for 30 characters. Something short can be remembered, with
no need to cut and paste, too. I use tinyurl.com but if the URL
I first reported is valid, I really would like to know which option
on the Plus.Net portal provides it, thanks.
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Referrals - short URL

I suggested Quick Links because at least that has plus.net in the URL (your post for example is http://users.plus.net/QL:9787E089 ) which meets one of your comments.
jelv (a.k.a Spoon Whittler)
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Referrals - short URL

Or why not create a HTML page in your webspace which contains a redirect to the right place so you could have for instance www.yourdomain.com/bb/ You could stick the file in a directory called bb and call the file index.htm as it would make the url as short as possible (if thats what you want) or just have www.yourdomain.com/bb.htm save creating the sub directory.

Chris
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Referrals - short URL

Thanks for the ideas guys. but it was also to find out if the URL was valid,
and where on the portal it can be obtained for every user. If the links are
being replaced (*), I would certainly like to know that I keep "up to date" with
the way the current links are presented, in case, 6 months down the line
the shortened form I might create via PN Quick Links or any other way,
just take the person browsing to PN's site, but I lose out on referral !!!

(*) the short one that was posted, for example, compared with the very
unwieldy thing I have used (and put into TinyURL.com for compactness)