Breelander wrote:Not too much of a pain, I hope. I used Notepad to do the 'Replace All' in the example link above. First paste your link into Notepad (or its equivalent). A matter of seconds later you can have a link ready to copy and paste here.
For many years now I've used TinyUrl
to compile most of the links I've posted on the TMF boards.
The simplest and quickest method of using TinyURL
is to create a bookmark on your browsers 'Links
' toolbar using the link shown on the following page, under the heading 'Add TinyURL to your browser's toolbar
Simply drag the link on the above page, under the heading 'Add TinyURL to your browser's toolbar
', onto your browser 'Links
' toolbar, and it should create a link called 'TinyUrl!
To use this couldn't be simpler; just navigate to a site you want to link to in a post, and then click the new 'TinyUrl!
' link on your browser toolbar. You'll then automatically be directed to the TinyUrl website that's now got a heading that says 'TinyURL was created!
', with a short TinyURL underneath it.
That TinyURL is a URL link to the website you were on before
you selected the new 'TinyURL!
' link on your toolbar. You can then copy and paste than shortened TinyURL link from that page into the post you are making.
The process takes seconds once you've got the link on your browser tool-bar, and I think is much simpler to use than the Google short-links method due to not needing a human-intervention verify-process that Google currently asks for.
Anyhow, that's how I have done it for years, and will continue to do it given the issue with square braces that LemonFool seem's to have with URL's.
Worth a go just to see how simple it is. You can easily delete the 'TinyURL!' link on your browser tool-bar if it doesn't suit you.