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Windows 7: Forum Question for the mods - Shortened URLs How to avoid

23 Jun 2012   #1

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
Forum Question for the mods - Shortened URLs How to avoid

Hi mods.
Forum question

Is there a way of stopping a URL being displayed in its shortened form. I know it's always better to post the full URL so malicious links can be detected but say you get a link from a reliable source (hopefully sites like the BBC are) and post it as a link on the forum sometimes the link is automatically translated into the short form.

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23 Jun 2012   #2

Windows 10 Workstation x64

Do you mean links that change to show the title of the linked page or ones that use a url shortening service like ?
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23 Jun 2012   #3

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600

just paste the url not as a link then it wont change to the short version, people can paste it in the address bar if they want
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23 Jun 2012   #4

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64

Here are two links to the same destination. The first is the original, and the second is as processed by - shorten that long URL into a tiny URL

Guy Fawkes - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Guy Fawkes - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

They both display the same, but that may not always be the case. If you mouse over the links, they will (or should, depending on your settings) display a pop-up showing the actual address of the link.
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