Informal poll: Are there others as leery as I am of tinyurl and similar 
URL-shortener sites?  While I can understand the value, I don't 
particularly care to have to click through one site to get to another, 
and would much prefer to see the complete, direct URL.


I've noticed a few people here post links that went through tinyurl.com, 
and don't bother following them.  My loss, perhaps, but I prefer 
lengthy-but-transparent URLs.

(Unless, of course, the redirection site were to be written in Ruby and 
run by people I know.)


James