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katanna
Aug 17, 2004, 02:29 PM
I was copying everyone else's idea and putting my Avatar Submissions in my signature (see below), I ran out of room (they only allow 500 characters). To fix this, I used Tiny URLs. TinyURL.com/ (http://tinyurl.com/) is a neat website that shrinks URLs. There are two main ways to use Tiny URL... copy the link that you want and paste it on their home page, or, do what I do...
Drag this link to your link bar (or put it in bookmarks, etc... just watch out, it is not a web link, it is javascript...
link (javascript:void(location.href='http://tinyurl.com/create.php?url='+location.href))
Now, when you are on the website you want to shrink, just click on your bookmark, and it will automatically shrink your URL!
Any who, I thought some of you with a lot of submissions might be running out of room in your sig, and you could use this! (it shrinks it by more than half!)
Hope you can understand my rambling...

Matthew

Flying Llama
Aug 17, 2004, 03:18 PM
I was copying everyone else's idea and putting my Avatar Submissions in my signature (see below), I ran out of room (they only allow 500 characters). To fix this, I used Tiny URLs. TinyURL.com/ (http://tinyurl.com/) is a neat website that shrinks URLs. There are two main ways to use Tiny URL... copy the link that you want and paste it on their home page, or, do what I do...
Drag this link to your link bar (or put it in bookmarks, etc... just watch out, it is not a web link, it is javascript...
link (javascript:void(location.href='http://tinyurl.com/create.php?url='+location.href))
Now, when you are on the website you want to shrink, just click on your bookmark, and it will automatically shrink your URL!
Any who, I thought some of you with a lot of submissions might be running out of room in your sig, and you could use this! (it shrinks it by more than half!)
Hope you can understand my rambling...

Matthew

Wow thanks I was running out of room so i had to delete some of them now i can have them all!

Mr. Anderson
Aug 17, 2004, 04:58 PM
That's a really great idea, but how many unique tiny urls can they have....they seem a little too small :D

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stoid
Aug 17, 2004, 04:59 PM
Do I smell a sticky?

iMeowbot
Aug 17, 2004, 05:52 PM
That's a really great idea, but how many unique tiny urls can they have....they seem a little too small :D
It looks like they went with base-36 numbering, so the answer is "lots."

iMeowbot
Aug 17, 2004, 08:45 PM
vBcode also has a thread tag which can help compact things. For example, here's how my signsature is written.

(thread=84272)I(/thread) (thread=84313)despise(/thread)

...and so on. Use square brackets where I show parens, of course. The thread numbers are the t= thingies in the full thread URL.

katanna
Aug 17, 2004, 09:01 PM
lets see...
(thread=84272)I(/thread) = 24 characters...
(url=http://tinyurl.com/5uh6u)I(/url) = 37 characters...
THANKS! this is even better than mine!!
*/me goes to change his sig...* lol

Matthew