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Hi friends!

Don't feel like you need to go back and delete old posts or anything

But I've seen a few posts with link shorteners recently (links on bit.ly, goo.gl, ift.tt, t.co, etc.) and we're trying to avoid them on scholar.social

Link shorteners track users without their consent and obscure the destination address, which prevents users from being able to decide whether they want to visit the link beforehand

Moving forward, please expand links before posting, thanks!

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@socrates @pettter IIRC all links use a fixed number of characters too (23?) so you're not getting more characters for your post either.

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@socrates oh, thanks for the reminder. I see it happened to me. Not intentional! I copied a tweet and while it looks in the tweet like a normal link, it is not.

Is there a way to get warned about this when you compose your message here?

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@egonw Np!

That would be neat

I bet I could make a bot that does that for people to subscribe to

Give me a couple days and I'll see what I can come up with

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