Poll: Should the mods edit shorten super long links?
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Yes, shorten super long links so they don't stretch the page
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Suggestion: Mods edit posts with super long links
07-27-2015, 04:18 AM, (This post was last modified: 07-27-2015, 04:25 AM by Parsons.)
Suggestion: Mods edit posts with super long links
I don't think I'm the only person who browses this forum on a mobile device on a regular basis. The forums aren't too difficult to navigate even though they aren't designed to be viewed on a mobile device.

However, what makes them almost unreadable is when someone posts a gigantic link (or humongous photo). It makes all the posts on the page super wide and you have to scroll back and forth to read each line.

I will provide a specific example with the understanding that I'm not trying to pick on anyone and mean no offense. Lighthead seems to be a friendly and helpful for member who probably isn't aware its even causing an issue.

(07-25-2015, 05:25 PM)Lighthead Wrote:  http://www.abuddhistlibrary.com/Buddhism/D%20-%20Chinese%20Mahayana%20Buddhism/Authors/Hsing%20Yun/On%20Magic%20and%20the%20Supernatural/The%20Buddhist%20Perspective%20on%20Magic%20and%20Supernatural.htm

Now here's the SUPER easy fix to this dilemma (of do I share this helpful but super long link): 

go to http://goo.gl
copy paste your huge link in there
press 'shorten URL'
copy paste the shortened URL

Here is the shortened version of Lighthead's link: http://goo.gl/AMGguB

Voilà, no more stretched page! Plus the contents linked is exactly the same.

Now of course if you are willing to do this on your own without help from a mod, be my guest. But what I am asking of the community: Would you like the mods to edit posts with a shortened URL if the message is stretching out the page? It would be a very similar service to them moving threads in that no content would be lost.
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Suggestion: Mods edit posts with super long links - Parsons - 07-27-2015, 04:18 AM

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