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Other features. And feature comparison of URL shorteners.[edit]

1) It should be in the lede that most of these services create a random URL. eg jO3u6

2) Some do not have the option of a user defined string as shown in the lede: no, TinyURL yes.

3) Some allow the extending of the short URL with subpages. no, TinyURL yes.

4), can only be a Google Map, can only be a YouTube video. It should mention that this is a security feature, as the user knows which website it links to.

QuentinUK (talk) 14:12, 17 January 2015 (UTC)

EL: blocked link[edit]

It should look like this but the link is blocked:

==External links==

* Directories:
** {{Dmoz|Computers/Internet/Web_Design_and_Development/Hosted_Components_and_Services/Redirects/|URL redirection and shortening}}
** []
* Articles:
** [ Comparison of URL Shortening Services], [[SearchEngineLand]]. April 2009.
** Nesbitt, Scott (7 February 2010). [ "Shorter Is Sweeter: A Look at URL Shorteners"]. [[]].

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[[Category:Uniform Resource Locator]]
[[Category:Internet terminology]]
[[Category:URL-shortening services]]

 —User 000 name 20:00, 14 November 2015 (UTC)

reddit ENCOURAGES shortlinking?[edit]

An excerpt from the URL_shortening#Blocking_and_banning section:

The Reddit community strongly discourages – and in some subreddits, outright bans – URL shortening services for link submissions, because they disguise the origin domain name and whether the link has previously been submitted to Reddit, and there are few or no legitimate reasons to use link shorteners for Reddit link submissions.[1]

Despite the cited source "verifying" Wikipedia's statement, i have empirical evidence to the contrary. All three of the Reddit threads i've visited today (i rarely visit Reddit) offer Shortlinks to themselves:

says, "Shortlink:"
which links to
says, "Shortlink:"
which links to
says, "Shortlink:"
which links to
(side note: It's not free in all markets.))

Many of the truths we cling to depend greatly upon our own point of view. Consider these two facts which seem mutually exclusive but are not:

  • James T. Kirk is the captain of the starship Enterprise.
  • Jean-Luc Picard is the captain of the starship Enterprise.

My point of view is, i don't use Reddit enough to boldly edit this article, but i do believe this article is missing some information, only i'm not sure if this is the correct part of the article to include the missing information. i would appreciate any thoughts or help anyone could add to this subject. Thank you. -- (talk) 01:45, 25 December 2017 (UTC)


  1. ^ "Rediquette". Retrieved 9 February 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

Good grammar changes[edit]

The grammar changes TrumpSupporter777 made are indeed legit. I reviewed and approve of these changes. — Preceding unsigned comment added by REE100 (talkcontribs) 03:47, 11 November 2018 (UTC)

Remove from the list?[edit] should be removed, it is no longer used or valid for creating links. Discuss — Preceding unsigned comment added by AIden Bai (talkcontribs) 01:56, 27 March 2019 (UTC)


Hi editors, I add an example of community URL shorten service, If you think it shall not be added here, feel free to remove. xinbenlv Talk, Ping 08:38, 16 August 2019 (UTC)