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Offline Skyon Archer

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Short URL BBCode
« on: January 02, 2022, 07:26:29 PM »
Another cool feature has been added to Friendly Chatting, thanks to the direction of Jane . . .

I've added a "Short URL" BBCode to the forum.

What is this?  Maybe you have a long address for a news article and you may want to post it "short" instead of posting the long thing it is.

Example of long address: https://edition.cnn.com/2022/01/02/europe/france-covid-isolation-vaccine-pass-intl/index.html

You would put that address between 'shorturl' bbcode tags and it would automagically be converted to a Short URL.

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[shorturl]https://edition.cnn.com/2022/01/02/europe/france-covid-isolation-vaccine-pass-intl/index.html[/shorturl]

Which would return a short address like this: https://miz.im/2mq3f

The Short URL bbcode button looks like this:

I am using a URL Shortening Service I have called miZim.

Hope this little addition makes your posting at Friendly Chatting a little funner  :)

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Re: Short URL BBCode
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2022, 09:07:03 PM »
Cool.  :)
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Re: Short URL BBCode
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2022, 09:11:32 PM »
Cool.  :)

I'll take that as a voice of approval.  Thank you, sir.  :)

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Re: Short URL BBCode
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2022, 12:54:51 AM »
You're welcome. It should come in handy for most folks.

I use text links like Friendly Chatting:P
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Re: Short URL BBCode
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2022, 05:05:19 PM »
Same here Steve.