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Many people link to Stack Overflow questions. I think it would be quite handy to have the option to create short links from Stack Overflow Questions.

Example:

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/7565978/how-to-interpret-a-crashlog-with-no-references-to-a-specific-class/7648558#7648558

could be turned into

http://stackoverflow.com/s/4dkls2

maybe even something like

http://stack.of/s/4dkls2
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Down with short URLs! –  user7116 Nov 16 '11 at 12:41
    
I don't say they are good in every case but I have come across cases where I am very glad to have short urls. F.eg. when sending a link via SMS or Twitter. –  Besi Nov 16 '11 at 12:53
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@Besi: Twitter makes them shorter automatically –  Martin. Nov 16 '11 at 13:21
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Short URLs are a Bad Thing. Stack Overflow's policy should be to make the developer community aware of this, not to contribute to the problem. –  meagar Nov 16 '11 at 15:07
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(Those of us who do like short URLs aren't standing up for you because we've already been denied several times. :P) –  Jeremy Banks Nov 16 '11 at 17:24
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One of those times was my suggestion here. You'd also be interested to know that we have a URL shortener with some links at s.tk/. –  Kevin Vermeer Nov 16 '11 at 17:32
    
I don't say you have to like short URLs I think it clearly depends on the usecase. But I stated that it would be good to have the option to create them... –  Besi Nov 16 '11 at 18:26
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up vote 17 down vote accepted

That is already implemented, your example question can be reached from:

http://stackoverflow.com/q/7565978
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Thanks for the input. I was not aware of this. –  Besi Nov 16 '11 at 15:03
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