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There is already this existing shortcut: http://s.tk/beer

As you can see, it (currently) redirects to https://homebrew.stackexchange.com/

This is bit weird, since the site is not really about beer but rather the brewing process but guess now it's too late, the site exists for over three years and that shortcut probably used in many places.

The true problem is that now we have https://alcohol.stackexchange.com/ out in the open which is all about... beer. So http://s.tk/beer is the most expected shortcut. So, which beer goes where? Will there be a different shortcut for the beer site, or will the existing shortcut be changed e.g. http://s.tk/brewing?

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  • You made my thirsty...
    – juergen d
    Jan 31, 2014 at 22:49
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    @juergend your what? ;) Jan 31, 2014 at 22:50
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    @ShadowWizard His thirsty. Like making his day, only it's his thirsty.
    – neminem
    Jan 31, 2014 at 23:09
  • Maybe s.tk/beer and s.tk/booze (Joking)
    – user213963
    Feb 1, 2014 at 1:20
  • Who owns s.tk (and why hasn't Stack Exchange bought it yet if not them) and why aren't we officially using it for all Stack Exchange sites? s.tk/o for Stack Overflow? Feb 3, 2014 at 1:17
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    @Dukeling What makes you think Stack Exchange don't own it? They do. It is used as shortcut to most sites, you can see full list here Feb 3, 2014 at 7:40

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The site formerly known as Beer is now Beer, Wine, & Spirits with the URL https://alcohol.stackexchange.com/. So while it could still have a claim on the short-form "beer", it's a weaker claim (why not "wine" or "whisky" or something else?). The conflict with the site URL is no longer present, and that was probably the biggest source of confusion.

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    Well, now I expect s.tk/alcohol or s.tk/wine to work... neither does at the moment. Thanks for the update! Dec 20, 2016 at 6:43
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    @ShadowWizard yeah, we need to get ourselves some alcoholic short links! Dec 20, 2016 at 14:09
  • Not to be confused with alcoholic shortcuts, which interestingly don't quite lead to the same place. Dec 21, 2016 at 6:01

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