__/ [chrisv] on Tuesday 11 October 2005 17:23 \__
> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>>__/ [chrisv] on Tuesday 11 October 2005 16:10 \__
>>> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>>>>Now, is that not pathetic?
>>> Why are you using tinyurl? Some people won't use them, since there's
>>> no indication of where you'll ba taken, especially when posted by an
>>> unfamiliar person.
>>I know, I know. If you look at the link, you will see that it is too long
>>to fit without breaking netiquette.
> I was unaware of any "netiquette" issue regarding long URL's. All
> proper newsreaders handle them just fine.
That depends on your definition of "proper". Also bear in mind that UseNet
is not accessed by just newsreaders. Archives and Web interfaces have to be
catered for as well.
It's that recurring theme of "people do not use it the way you intend", be
it a Web site or (God forbid) a chainsaw.
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