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Shorten Profile Page Links

Just like they are below ideas
 
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Exactly what it says on the tin.

When links are displayed below an idea, if the URL is very long the textual version is shortened by deleting text in the middle and replacing it with an ellipsis. This keeps a long URL from messing up the formatting on an idea page.

I'd like the same logic to be applied to links on a profile page. If you click my name below, you'll see I have a link in my profile that is very long, and really messes with the formatting.

krelnik, Dec 12 2003

example below http://www.halfbake...:n=:i=:t=Newbies_3f
above URL is actually 728 characters long [krelnik, Oct 05 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

SnipUrl http://snipurl.com/
Alternative [kropotkin, Oct 05 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

[krelnik]'s link, but smaller... http://snipurl.com/3ehy
[silverstormer, Oct 05 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

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       I have just experienced the seminal moment of viewing the HB from my mobile phone - you must excuse me if I am impressed but we brits are a bit backward in technology.
Anything that stops me using too many slide bars to navigate a page would be welcome (imagine a cigarette packet sized window moving around a landscape-displayed tabloid newspaper)- .
Note: I am not suggesting that the HB interface should be 124x200x24 Bits!
gnomethang, Dec 13 2003
  

       Those tiny url sites are handy, silverstormer, but most of them "expire" stuff out of their database eventually, don't they? I don't want to worry about a link on my profile page going stale.
krelnik, Dec 13 2003
  

       I can't see the difference between [silver]'s and [Krel]'s links. Am I dumb in this regard?
gnomethang, Dec 13 2003
  

       Do it again. Look at the address bar for difference in url size.
thumbwax, Dec 13 2003
  

       The links go to the same place, but the actual URL I use is 768 characters long while silver's URL is a 21 character URL that redirects to it. Hover your mouse pointer over the URLs and see what you see in the status bar.
krelnik, Dec 13 2003
  

       Thanks [k] and [thumb]. I simply compared results in Address Bar when loaded and have lost the dullard moment.
gnomethang, Dec 13 2003
  
      
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