Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 18th Apr 2012 14:01 UTC
Google Yesterday, I wanted to leave a link to a search query in a Facebook comment. Then this happened. Please Google, fix your damn query URLs. This is unusable, user-hostile crap.
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RE[2]: g.co OR goo.gl
by anandpur on Wed 18th Apr 2012 15:49 UTC in reply to "RE: g.co OR goo.gl"
anandpur
Member since:
2012-04-18

Are you from past or just trolling. Do you know how this works? Try this URL form this website

http://osne.ws/jxq

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/URL_shortening

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RE[3]: g.co OR goo.gl
by diegocg on Wed 18th Apr 2012 15:59 in reply to "RE[2]: g.co OR goo.gl"
diegocg Member since:
2005-07-08

Thom isn't ranting about the length of the URL. He is ranting about query format in the URL.

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RE[4]: g.co OR goo.gl
by Laurence on Wed 18th Apr 2012 16:07 in reply to "RE[3]: g.co OR goo.gl"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

Thom isn't ranting about the length of the URL. He is ranting about query format in the URL.

That will also get saved for redirection by the shortened URL. So it doesn't really matter how much crap is in the query string.

Edited 2012-04-18 16:09 UTC

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