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#290655 - 05/14/09 09:37 PM Tiny URL links will be disabled.
doug Offline

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Registered: 12/31/69
Posts: 1102
Loc: Canada
It seems that an issue is developing with the use of the Tiny URL service which gives some PR benefit to sites linked to from the service. Using "No Follow" is not a solution in our case as this would have to be site wide and penalizes other members as a result.

Once this becomes more widely known I expect a flood of "tiny urls" and posts purely for the purpose of having those urls exposed where search engines will follow them.

Sorry, but "Tiny URL" links will no longer work and we may need to disable the links of other similar services as well.

If you want to place a link in your post you will need to use the real url.

#290737 - 05/15/09 05:06 AM Re: Tiny URL links will be disabled. [Re: doug]
neudot Offline
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Registered: 11/02/07
Posts: 1960
Loc: Central New York
Doug, do you mean Tiny URLs will be no more,or just that they will not be allowed on this website? I love Tiny URLs!

#290747 - 05/15/09 10:37 AM Re: Tiny URL links will be disabled. [Re: neudot]
Troy Richardson Offline

Registered: 05/31/06
Posts: 428
Loc: Bennington, Vermont
This is a great idea for us moderators. When a URL masking service like tinyurl is used, it's difficult to tell whether it's an affiliate link or just a regular link.

There's really not much reason to "mask" the url that someone is trying to promote, other than if they are trying to hide the fact that they are an affiliate and don't want it obvious that they are making money off the click in some manner.

Above I think that Doug meant that the use of tinyurl in the forums will be disallowed. Tinyurl will live on, but you won't see those links in the forums.

Thanks Doug !

Troy Richardson
Maple Leaf Realty - Commercial Division
210 South Street
Bennington, Vermont 05201
Bennington VT Commercial Real Estate

#291067 - 05/17/09 11:40 PM Re: Tiny URL links will be disabled. [Re: Troy Richardson]
Perky_REALTOR Offline
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Registered: 11/27/06
Posts: 7689
Loc: PA
^5. Thanks Doug.

#293213 - 06/02/09 11:52 PM Re: Tiny URL links will be disabled. [Re: Perky_REALTOR]
Mark Brian Offline

Registered: 11/08/07
Posts: 480
Loc: South Carolina
But if you like Tiny links, I suggest trying adding a whole package of the small sausage links in a crock pot, with a regular size jar of barbecue sauce and a small jar of grape jelly. Let simmer for until the sausages are done! Now that is the only way we should be enjoying tiny links! LOL corny I know.

#303295 - 08/20/09 05:30 AM Re: Tiny URL links will be disabled. [Re: Mark Brian]
Brainerd Offline

Registered: 07/24/09
Posts: 23
Loc: Minnesota
I don't mean to be a pain but I just wanted to make sure you posted the right URL. I just read an article on authoritydomain that came a few days ago. It says that several Url shorteners are using 302 redirects.,, eweri, and are all "dirty 301 redirects"

The article goes on to say that tinyurl,,, and are all good examples of a clean 301 redirect.

#334946 - 04/17/10 05:15 AM Re: Tiny URL links will be disabled. [Re: Brainerd]
Masterdigm Offline

Registered: 04/17/10
Posts: 12
Loc: CA, USA
Using and using is a perfect mix to kick off your social network. I like because you can post in one place and aggregate your post to all your social platforms, like, Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin, etc. will allow you to see how many people click on your link. ( nice mix)

William Jimenez

#403702 - 03/21/12 09:47 AM Re: Tiny URL links will be disabled. [Re: doug]
CharterPacific Offline
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Registered: 03/20/12
Posts: 6
Loc: Sacramento, California
Just want a clear info regarding the usage of tiny url.
What do you mean by that? Tiny URL's will not be able to use in different sites? I always use it when creating a tweet in my twitter account.

#403706 - 03/21/12 11:45 AM Re: Tiny URL links will be disabled. [Re: CharterPacific]
Admin Offline

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Registered: 11/20/03
Posts: 681
Loc: Global
We are talking just about usage on this site. You can use on Twitter.
Have a look at the YouTube video about at

Like us on Facebook at

#436817 - 06/16/14 07:53 AM Re: Tiny URL links will be disabled. [Re: doug]
Shilpa Offline

Registered: 05/30/14
Posts: 29
Loc: Karnataka, India
Ok admin, so we can use naked url's but no bbcode or html code is it??

#436818 - 06/16/14 08:00 AM Re: Tiny URL links will be disabled. [Re: doug]
doug Offline

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Registered: 12/31/69
Posts: 1102
Loc: Canada
HTML is disabled for most members. BB Code is allowed but to help control spamming there are restrictions on new members until they reach a certain number of posts. More info can be found at

#440330 - 10/27/14 09:30 PM Re: Tiny URL links will be disabled. [Re: doug]
StudioProvider Offline
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Registered: 10/27/14
Posts: 4
Loc: My Office :)
What I love about tiny urls, is click statistics.

#453773 - 08/05/16 03:11 AM Re: Tiny URL links will be disabled. [Re: doug]
April Lavine Offline

Registered: 07/21/16
Posts: 10
Loc: Irvine, CA United States
Tiny URL's are confusing.
They should be banned.

#453934 - 08/15/16 09:15 AM Re: Tiny URL links will be disabled. [Re: doug]
Elite Team Offline

Registered: 07/19/16
Posts: 46
Loc: Charlotte NC
Thanks for the information.
Charlotte N.C, Real Estate and Property Management Company Elite Realty

#459599 - 10/28/17 09:31 AM Re: Tiny URL links will be disabled. [Re: doug]
CRSmith Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 01/10/16
Posts: 8
Loc: CA, USA
Thanks for sharing the info admin.


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