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[3]: g.co OR goo.gl
by diegocg on Wed 18th Apr 2012 15:59 UTC 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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RE[5]: g.co OR goo.gl
by Thom_Holwerda on Wed 18th Apr 2012 16:55 in reply to "RE[4]: g.co OR goo.gl"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

"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.
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I shouldn't need to use additional services nor should I have to figure out which part of a URL I can safely delete. When I quickly want to pass someone a link to a goddamn *search query*, it shouldn't be more than domain.com/string. Simple. Having it span 4 lines is idiotic.

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