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in Martin and The Amplitwist's link fixing lab on Meta Stack Exchange Chat, yesterday, by The Amplitwist
I think it is a clear improvement to replace URL shorteners with the actual link. On Meta Stack Exchange, there is this related post:
in Martin and The Amplitwist's link fixing lab on Meta Stack Exchange Chat, yesterday, by The Amplitwist
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Q: No URL Shorteners?

L84Are URL shorteners banned on SO? I have had several of my questions edited and the URL shortener removed. (I am using TinyURL.com.) Are there reasons for this or is it solely so a person can edit the question? I am using the URL shorteners because the site is in development and I do not want any...

in Martin and The Amplitwist's link fixing lab on Meta Stack Exchange Chat, yesterday, by The Amplitwist
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A: No URL Shorteners?

Shog9They're not banned. We just hate them. We really, really hate them. Persistent use of short URLs in your posts is a good way to get the attention of editors and moderators. Editing to replace them with canonical URLs is both acceptable and encouraged.

 

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