Suggestion new rule, short links must have preview

Discussion in 'Site Discussions & Suggestions' started by migles, Aug 27, 2014.

  1. migles

    migles Mei the sexiest bae

    Sep 19, 2013
    Saint Kitts and Nevis
    my dad works for nintendo.
    even if this is not really abused like i seen on other places, i think gbatemp should have this rule

    there are numerous places of link shortener services and they usually provide a simple "preview before enter" function and this is usually abused for misleading websites or scams... and some people can use it the "good way"
  2. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer

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    Nov 21, 2005
    "short links are forgiven unless you provide them in their preview form"
    I choose to read that literally, as such the current standard works.

    The only thing that bothers me really are the advert ones, and most of those seem to be contained to signatures of those that would float around the wasteland that is the Wii (U) section.
  3. DinohScene

    DinohScene Capture the Dino

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    Oct 11, 2011
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    As long as their kept in signatures like FAST said, I can't be bothered to click on them.
    What's more annoying is people posting meme's in discussion threads or youtube links in discussion threads.
  4. Sicklyboy

    Sicklyboy Resident Mechanical Keyboard Addict

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    Or just stop using short links all together. This is a forum, not fucking twitter. We do t have a 140 character limit. If you want to save space, hyperlink a few words of text.

    Granted, there is a character limit on posts if I'm not mistaken, but I don't remember what it is. Like 15 or 20k characters I want to say but I'm not positive.

    Then again, I don't make the rules around here. I just enforce them.
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  5. migles

    migles Mei the sexiest bae

    Sep 19, 2013
    Saint Kitts and Nevis
    my dad works for nintendo.

    i meant forbidden, sorry, typo...

    i am making this suggestion because adverts, misleading links, some annoying stuff

    Sicklyboy i also agree to don't use them at all, but they are sometimes usefull if you are providing a ridiculous long link and ban them entirely when you can use them for a good reason (you can use them to know how much people visited your blog for example, but there are always other ways to do this)
  6. BORTZ

    BORTZ Don't pretend you aren't impressed

    Dec 2, 2007
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    Dont click on them? There are any number of browser addons that will give you a preview if you want one.
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