Hi,

On Thu, 10 Mar 2005 15:10:34 +0900, James Britt
<jamesUNDERBARb / neurogami.com> wrote:
> 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.)

It's better to fit in a fixed size area, mainly because URLs don't
have spaces where they could be wrapped.

Your security concern is valid to me, too.

Cheers,
Joao