Suggestion GBATemp Thread Quick Link / URL Shortener

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    I mean it's an idea, but it'd need somebody to pay for it, with very little actual payoff. Links can be shortened a little anyway, by just having /thread/[thread#] (eg, http://gbatemp.net/threads/478940).
     
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    True, that is quite short. Just thought it looked cool, kinda like youtu.be

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    Yeah, I suppose you're right. It's pretty pointless unless it pays for itself (eg: it's a multipurpose url shortener that, on the main site, could shorten any url [like is.gd] and had ads, so if people used it, it would pay for itself.)
     
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    The benefits are too insignificant in my opinion.
    gbatemp.net/threads/479095
    gbate.mp/479095

    Both are equally "confusing" to share, and you save only 11 characters. Even though it might be good for Twitter, 11 characters aren't worth the premium in my opinion.
    Using the long version is also good for off-site / facebook links, since it hints what the topic is about: http://gbatemp.net/threads/gbatemp-thread-quick-link-url-shortener.479095

    Using it as it is allows to link to specific posts even, would probably be possible with a shortener too, but still:
    gbatemp.net/threads/479095/#post-7478081
     
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    For what it's worth, Twitter automatically shortens links anyway, so there really is very limited use.
     
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    You can link to specific posts with a short url too :P
    https://gbatemp.net/posts/7478081

    So there really isn't a need for the gbate.mp urls imo.
     
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    All right, thanks for your opinions anyway. I didn't know that you could already shorten the urls so thanks
     
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    You learn new stuff every day :)
     
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