Please include descriptions of posted URLs [Was Re: airless tires]

>http://tinyurl.com/v67i

Please post a description of what a URL points to before the actual URL.
This is especially important with tinyurl.com URLs, where the URL tells
nothing about the web page that is finally displayed.

Quite often the URL points to something that has already been looked at.
A brief description would help people avoid looking at same web page
multiple times just to see if its something new.

If the URL points to movies, the description should say what kind, and
if known what version and codec is actually used. I often end up trying
to play movies with codecs my movie player doesn’t recognize. For
analog modem (56k/bps or less) users especially, the size of the movie
should also be included in the description.

Also, please remember that not everyone uses unicyclist.com to read
and post to the rec.sport.unicycling newsgroup. Starting or using a web
browser from within a news client or e-mail client isn’t always that
easy depending on the particular news or e-mail client.

Sincerely,

Ken Fuchs <kfuchs@winternet.com>

may I also add that some company Internet access bars access to all tinyurl.com addresses… Not that I would ever deliberately surf the web in works time (Ahem…)…

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Re: Please include descriptions of posted URLs [Was Re: airless tires]

On Sun, 16 Nov 2003 17:27:51 -0600, mike.hinson
<mike.hinson@NoEmail.Message.Poster.at.Unicyclist.com> wrote:

>may I also add that some company Internet access bars access to all
>tinyurl.com addresses… Not that I would ever deliberately surf the web
>in works time (Ahem…)…

But tinyurl style addresses seem to be generated automatically when
one posts from the forum if the url is “too long”. It is only possible
to publish the actual url if is is disguised so it isn’t recognised as
a url.

Klaas Bil - Newsgroup Addict

“My butt has a crack in it , but I can still ride. - spyder”