odrama bin HAXED (>^_^)> <(^_^<) HAMTARO WAS HERE (hep) wrote in suggestions,
odrama bin HAXED (>^_^)> <(^_^<) HAMTARO WAS HERE

builtin URL shortener

builtin URL shortener

Short, concise description of the idea
I think LJ needs a built in URL shortener for URLS.

Full description of the idea
It could be temp. like it would expire in 5 hrs or something. But like, you could have ljurl.com/?38473434 like tinyurl or something, but only for urls. You could have like, a button next to the link button that generates a smaller url.

An ordered list of benefits
  • Smaller urls for cutting and pasting in irc, aim, etc.
  • programs which do not automatically make the url clickable and so wrap the urls.
  • example: 11:54PM aml> http://www.livejournal.com/community/hotties_only/680072.

An ordered list of problems/issues involved
  • More DB stress
  • possible user confusion.

An organized list, or a few short paragraphs detailing suggestions for implementation
  • steal tinyurls code and integrate with LJ
Tags: lj-specific markup, § rejected
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