In the spirit of a similar project at WebApps, how about cleaning up some URL shorteners from Stack Overflow?
- t.co (184)
- tinyurl.com (1533)
- j.mp (363)
- is.gd (19)
- goo.gl (2141)
- bit.ly (3035)
adf.ly (5)All remaining posts are about adf.ly service
And, as Al Everett said on Web Apps,
Note that URL shorteners in comments aren’t findable this way.
Note also that some instances should stay. Explaining how to [programatically] use an URL shortener, for instance, is okay. Use your best judgment.
As with all clean-up projects, don’t just fix this one issue. More than likely there are other issues with the post that should be addressed.
adf.lyshould not be present at all; those are without exception all revenue-generating links. Well, of those five, four were questions about the adf.ly service; only one had inappropriate adfly links in it...