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From: Walter Landry (wlandry_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-07-21 07:12:53

Miro Jurisic <macdev_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> It seems to me that boost developers are particularly enamored with
> tinyurl. While I agree that there are cases when tinyurl is a good
> thing, I can't but think that in many cases where it's used on boost
> lists it does more harm than good.
> Tinyurl (and similar services) discard valuable information from the URL. I
> often use information in the URL itself to judge whether the topic being
> discussed is of interest to me.

I'd like to add that, of the half-dozen free/open software lists I
read, boost is the only list that uses tinyurl's. Making boost more
or less dependent on tinyurl seems unnecessary. In addition, someone
who is not mark may post a url like

Later mark (not the original poster) moves their site to, so
the site moves to

With tinyurl's, it is much harder or impossible to find the new page.

Walter Landry

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