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#572116
Hi hi, was just wondering if it's possible to turn off tracking/redirecting URLs (I'm not sure what the technical term is but basically when I try to copypaste a URL from here to my chums on Whatsapp there's an unsightly long URL rather than the shorter one of the original page). Just for link tidyness :smiley:
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Oblomov wrote:
Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:59 pm
Hi hi, was just wondering if it's possible to turn off tracking/redirecting URLs (I'm not sure what the technical term is but basically when I try to copypaste a URL from here to my chums on Whatsapp there's an unsightly long URL rather than the shorter one of the original page). Just for link tidyness :smiley:
As a rule, if you see a load of stuff following a question mark in a URL it's safe to remove that.

For example, here's a URL which looks like it may have come via Facebook. I stuck it in the 'code' tags to stop it being shortened by the forum software.
Code: Select all
https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/jan/19/trump-russia-inquiry-is-told-nigel-farage-may-have-given-julian-assange-data?fbclid=IwAR1fAv8v8ph_teixywonlSRno3sficsbse1PRWzIeNifWwvX2I_B7EeN4RE
That bit after the question mark is the tracker.

So if we paste the URL edited thus:
Code: Select all
https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/jan/19/trump-russia-inquiry-is-told-nigel-farage-may-have-given-julian-assange-data
...you'll find that works as per normal.
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