Help with submissions in signatures... (not for me... for you!!)

Discussion in '1,000,000 Post Contest' started by katanna, Aug 17, 2004.

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    katanna

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    #1
    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/ 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
    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
     
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    Flying Llama

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    #2
    Wow thanks I was running out of room so i had to delete some of them now i can have them all!
     
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    Mr. Anderson

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    That's a really great idea, but how many unique tiny urls can they have....they seem a little too small :D

    D
     
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    stoid

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    So long, and thanks for all the fish!
    #4
    Do I smell a sticky?
     
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    iMeowbot

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    It looks like they went with base-36 numbering, so the answer is "lots."
     
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    iMeowbot

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    Alternative to tinyurl

    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.
     
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    katanna

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    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
     

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