Non-wrapping URL using Gravity

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Paul Blarmy, Jul 29, 2006.

  1. Paul Blarmy

    Paul Blarmy Guest

    Anyone know how to stop a long URL wrapping when posting using Gravity
    newsreader? Have tried enclosing it in speechmarks and < > symbols but
    no joy

    Paul Blarmy, Jul 29, 2006
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  2. Paul Blarmy

    Flying Rat Guest

    use a redirector like TinyURL

    it is a much better solution and means readers won't have wrapping
    issues with long URLs, which are a PITA for most usenet clients.
    Flying Rat, Jul 29, 2006
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  3. Paul Blarmy

    Whiskers Guest

    Even better is to use a re-director that shows you the address you are
    going to be taken to, before taking you there, so that you have a chance
    to avoid going to somewhere you would prefer not to. For example
    <> <> or

    I also recommend posting both the long actual URL and the shrunken
    alternative, so that everyone can see where you want them to go - and so
    that the original URL is visible in the archive even after the shorter
    version has lapsed. Like this:
    F-8&oe=UTF-8&> or <>.
    Whiskers, Jul 29, 2006
  4. Depends on the newsreader reading your post. Usually < > will work, and
    adding <URL: ... > may help as well. Let me make up a long one here:


    If using tinyurl as Rat suggested, it is also polite to post the real
    address as well, so folks have a clue where you want to take them.
    Beauregard T. Shagnasty, Jul 29, 2006
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