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    Ian2

    Amazon just bought WOOT - Runs on ASP.Net.  Interesting to see what the future will bring for the site.

     

    http://is.gd/diwrk

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    qvp

    How do I know that isn't a link to a shock site or something worse?! Mad

     

    Doesn't it take you longer to use a URL shortener than the real URL? Perplexed

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    Cannot​Resolve​Symbol

    qvp said:

    How do I know that isn't a link to a shock site or something worse?! Mad

     

    Doesn't it take you longer to use a URL shortener than the real URL? Perplexed

    Shortened link leads to:  http://techcrunch.com/2010/07/06/woot-ap/

     

    For future reference, you can preview is.gd links by appending a - to the end of the URL, or by enabling automatic previews TinyURL has a similar feature, and Bit.ly has a preview plugin that will give the full address for any of the major shortening services on mouseover.

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    Ian2

    qvp said:

    How do I know that isn't a link to a shock site or something worse?! Mad

     

    Doesn't it take you longer to use a URL shortener than the real URL? Perplexed

    Not if I got it from a tweet in the first place.  Apologies if you have a dislike of shortcut URLs, I understand where you are coming from

     

    Incidentally what does your profile shortcut stand for?  How do I know that you are a real person and not some kind of proxy user?  (Yep, I clicked on your profile)

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    Ian2

    CannotResolveSymbol said:
    qvp said:
    *snip*

    Shortened link leads to:  http://techcrunch.com/2010/07/06/woot-ap/

     

    For future reference, you can preview is.gd links by appending a - to the end of the URL, or by enabling automatic previews TinyURL has a similar feature, and Bit.ly has a preview plugin that will give the full address for any of the major shortening services on mouseover.

    Useful tip, thanks

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    qvp

    Ian2 said:
    qvp said:
    *snip*

    Not if I got it from a tweet in the first place.  Apologies if you have a dislike of shortcut URLs, I understand where you are coming from

     

    Incidentally what does your profile shortcut stand for?  How do I know that you are a real person and not some kind of proxy user?  (Yep, I clicked on your profile)

    @CannotResolveSymbol: Thanks for the tip, i never knew about the previewing of shortened URLs.

     

    @Ian2: Sadly it doesn't stand for anything but my given name, Qvp... pronounced like the name Kip. I believe my parents where high when they gave the spelling for it, although they deny it. Once I reached 18 I legally changed it, but thats a story for another time. Tongue Out

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