Make URLs smaller with this magic (in Off-topic)


AdminQBVerifex [Serenity In Chaos] August 25 2006 3:38 AM EDT

So, I was in chat earlier, and I recall an exchange of words involving TinyURL, and I thought to myself: it is a bit of a pain to get the forum URL's in TinyURL format, simply because of the frames. I went out to solve this problem. In this Greasemonkey script, it will automatically add a little button next to all long URLs that lets you convert the link into a TinyURL (without leaving the page!), so when you copy and paste it, it is short and sweet. You can set it to work on all pages (the default setup) or you can set it to work on only select pages you set.

The script: http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/5314 (my server mirror)

If you do happen to use it on CB, try only setting it to work on this url for the best results: http://www.carnageblender.com/bboard/overview.tcl

bartjan August 25 2006 3:59 AM EDT

Wasn't that already possible with the tinyurl bookmarklet?

AdminQBVerifex [Serenity In Chaos] August 25 2006 4:03 AM EDT

If you do have GM and FF installed, try it. You'll see how it works. No the tinyurl bookmarklet doesn't do this. I have the bookmarklet and I made this because of it's shortcomings.
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