Date: Wed, 16 Mar 2005 16:20:27 -0600
From: Shane Almeida <>
Subject: Re: Vintage SAAB Quiz: What's wrong with this picture?

On Wed, 16 Mar 2005 22:05:00 GMT, Goran Larsson wrote: > I didn't continue looking after the first wrong thing -- the url. > The nospam entity is *evil* and I will never follow any of their > suspect links. > >| Hide your affiliate URLs >| >| Are you posting something that you don't want people to know what the >| URL is because it might give away that it's an affiliate link. Then you >| can enter a URL into TinyURL, and your affiliate link will be hidden >| from the visitor, only the address and the ending address >| will be visible to your visitors. > > Why should anyone trust these urls after reading this text on Because some people aren't overly paranoid? Long URLs are a hassle, especially in email and newsgroups where things can be wrapped unpredictably. Having a nice short URL is convenient because I can copy it from my text-only news reader and paste it to my browser without worrying about line breaks messing things up. > Please post plain links so we can have a fair chance of pre-judging the > contents of the link destination.

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