Link not auto-shortening itself

Discussion in 'Site Problems & Feedback' started by kcnychief, Feb 12, 2006.

  1. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    OK, that's not the right terminology, but hear me out. Previously, whenever I inserted a lenghtly link into a post, when I click the submit post button, it makes the link much shorter so it doesn't stretch the page. However, when I just did the same thing, the link stayed really long and stretches the page out.

    http://forum.osnn.net/showpost.php?p=688924&postcount=5

    I could have fixed it myself by just typing text and putting the URL behind it, but since this appears to not be functioning properly, I wanted to leave it so I can report it.
     
  2. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    Any thoughts?
     
  3. madmatt

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    maybe all the underscores are messing it up.
     
  5. Khayman

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    i had a thought once .... good times
     
  6. madmatt

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    It only shortens URLs over a certain length (number of characters).
     
  7. Mastershakes

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    It's much nicer anyways to link like this.

    That is just my 2 bits on a Monday morning.
     
  8. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    @madmatt - I am sure there are a certain number of characters, but I have never seen one stay that long before if you view the post I referenced in my OP.

    @mastershakes - I agree I could do it that way, and I mentioned I could fix it in my OP, but I wanted to point out that something I have noticed in the past, doesn't appear to be working that way anymore...
     
  9. Mastershakes

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    I have a screen somewhere at home that has the same issue, I'll find it and post it if I can.