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From: nospam <nospam@nospam.invalid>
Subject: Re: Now all I need is a 4x5 digital back.
Date: Fri, 02 Mar 2018 17:33:08 -0500
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In article<XnsA899AB1A21136HT1@qad51nTEAK.HucAEO2qYp688z0rz6P1kNo1.DMTI0lc>,
Diesel<> wrote:

> >> Apologies for no TinyURL. That's a decision made by Firefox.  :-(
> > 
> > there's never a need for that on usenet, nor is the decision up to
> > firefox.
> it's to shorten long urls, so that can be very useful on usenet as 
> well as web based forums. 

usenet is not space-limited. urls can be as long as necessary, as can

> No need to deal with pesky line wrap and 
> risk url breakage or re-assembly required by another reader on 
> another client.

there's nothing to deal with. delimit the url with <> and it 'just

if it doesn't, then the newsreader being used is buggy. fix *that*
rather than inconvenience others.

url shorteners obscure the actual url, potentially hiding malicious
sites. they should *only* be used as a last resort in space-limited
mediums where there's no other option and only when the source can be
trusted to not link to something other than what they're claiming.

usenet is not such a medium.

> It's possible the OP meant that google has declared tinyurl a 'non 
> safe' site and firefox is whining about that when the OP tries to 
> visit. it's happened before with false positives via google.

he said it was the lack of https.