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Posted by: GLI
« on: April 26, 2010, 02:20:07 PM »

Quote from: "Cthulhu"
Really? So all the wiki-url's GLI used to paste had to be as

No, I changed them. This forum don't like characters like "(" and ")" in URLs so I used:
Code: [Select]
%28 for "(" and %29 for ")" (see: ASCII Table, Hx value).
Posted by: Flyboy
« on: March 20, 2010, 06:05:53 AM »

Quote from: "Christian Knudsen"
The odds in the game are just as in real life:

http://tinylink.com/?sNRKjrii0z


Crazy! I coulda sworn that darn table was deliberately scheming against me... ;) I'd place a bet, lose, place another one that would have won the last round, lose again... you get the idea. Guess I just need to read up on roulette player strategy.
Posted by: VincentFirePony
« on: March 20, 2010, 02:35:15 AM »

URL-shorteners!!! lol
Posted by: Windmill_Man
« on: March 20, 2010, 12:42:59 AM »

I don't think anyone was saying that you were. Don't worry about it.
Posted by: JustInCase
« on: March 19, 2010, 09:41:37 PM »

I am not saying that using url shortener sites is not useful...

What I mean is that using them slows down the Internet as you have to send and receive packets twice (one for the shortener site, and the other for the site you want to access), which contributes to network congestion.

I'm just saying...
Posted by: Christian Knudsen
« on: March 19, 2010, 03:50:56 PM »

I'm mostly seeing it in magazines and television shows, where a long URL will either take up a lot of space or take longer for the viewer to write down.

Quote from: "Windmill_Man"
Quote from: "Christian Knudsen"
The point of using a shortened URL is that this forum cannot handle Wikipedia URLs.


Surely that's not the only reason why URL shorteners are there!  :eeeee:

My post was a reply to JustInCase, so it was the reason for why I was using a URL shortener in my post, not what they are good for in general. ;)
Posted by: Windmill_Man
« on: March 19, 2010, 02:51:22 PM »

It just feels gimmicky and unnecessary. There's a lot more than one shortener site... there must be SOME reason besides posting wiki links on forums like this one. I heard it's easier for people to tweet shortened URLs than regular URLs. I can hardly see why that's so important.

I'm just a curious sort is all. As long as it's free I won't be hatin. Whatever floats people's boats.  :eeeee:

EDIT: Sorry Christian. I didn't mean to go off topic. Just sort of happened...
Posted by: Cthulhu
« on: March 19, 2010, 02:38:44 PM »

You're saying size matters?  :heh:
Posted by: Windmill_Man
« on: March 19, 2010, 02:24:47 PM »

Quote from: "Christian Knudsen"
The point of using a shortened URL is that this forum cannot handle Wikipedia URLs.


Surely that's not the only reason why URL shorteners are there!  :eeeee:
Posted by: Cthulhu
« on: March 19, 2010, 02:16:18 PM »

Really? So all the wiki-url's GLI used to paste had to be as [url= ..., or else they wouldn't work?
Posted by: Christian Knudsen
« on: March 19, 2010, 02:11:15 PM »

The point of using a shortened URL is that this forum cannot handle Wikipedia URLs.
Posted by: Windmill_Man
« on: March 19, 2010, 01:45:23 PM »

I remember a famous gambler giving tips on gambling at a roulette table... there's one thing to bet on that has the highest chance of the game... I forgot what it was though.

I'm still unsure of what the point of shrinking URLs is. I only used it once because posting the real link caused my post to become blank.
Posted by: JustInCase
« on: March 19, 2010, 01:25:25 PM »

Did you know that using shortening url websites slows down the Internet?

It has been demonstrated scientifically.
Posted by: Christian Knudsen
« on: March 18, 2010, 04:10:36 PM »

The odds in the game are just as in real life:

http://tinylink.com/?sNRKjrii0z
Posted by: Flyboy
« on: March 18, 2010, 03:54:31 PM »

With real roulette, the player has far better odds. I think the odds are something like 18 - 20, 18 being the players odds.