Josef 'Jupp' SCHUGT wrote:

> Hi!
> 
> * Michael campbell:
> 
>>When posting a long url, give http://www.tinyurl.com/ a try. That
>>URL for example can also be: http://tinyurl.com/yw7xg
> 
> 
> Does anybody know what has happened to qurl.org? I recently tried to
> make a shorter link for
> 
> http://www-106.ibm.com/developerworks/linux/library/l-util.html?ca=dgr-lnxw03ArtWriting&S_TACT=103AMW38&S_CMP=DVCHL
> 
> which I did copy and paste from the browser. For some unknown reason
> I got the well-known 'What kind of URL is that, dumbass?'. I did
> report that issue to freaky(a)qurl.net but didn't get a response so
> far :-<
> 
> I prefer qurl.org for two reasons: The URL is shorter and - it is
> powered by Ruby.

www.tinyurl.com seems to be up and running, however.

I voiced this exact fear in August.  ruby-talk:80351