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PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2013 8:22 am    Post subject: Meant Well, But... Reply with quote

If it does not work with BB-Codes just post the url without it. Maybe use an url-shortener :)
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2013 10:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Split from The URL tag and you! The sticky contains advice on what to do if "just posting the URL" doesn't work. Posting shortened URLs in a persistent media like this forum is also probably a bad idea as they don't necessarily last.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2013 10:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Theoretically yes .. but in practise many (most?) other urls also does not work any more after some years.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2013 11:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, yes, but [probability that a regular URL will still work] x [probability that a shortened URL will still work] = [an even smaller probability]. Shortened URLs are (mostly) meant for space-limited environments; forum posts aren't that space limited.

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