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Ban URL shorting services

Apparently this link (and probably others) are now being used to get around the lmgtfy.com block (recent example, if you hurry before it's flagged away):


So my question is pretty simple: do we need to add something to prevent the use of these services to mask the true destination? Can we just block bit.ly, tinyurl.com etc., at least in comments?

marked as duplicate by random Jul 24 '12 at 22:48

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    At least in comments? Block them in answers. You get 30,000 characters to write your answer; there's absolutely no reason to use a URL shortener, ever. I can see it in comments since you're severely limited to what you can say and a long URL can destroy your character count. – animuson Jul 24 '12 at 22:48
  • @animuson you can always use multiple comments. Not everything has to be summarized in a single comment, if a URL happens to put you over the edge. The reason I said at least in comments, is that this kind of response is much, much, much more likely to appear in comments. – Aaron Bertrand Jul 24 '12 at 22:50

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