Related: Ban LMGTFY links | Shall we spam-flag lmgtfy-links? | URL Shorteners cleanup
Ban URL shorting services from being used in questions/answers. I have three major reasons to request this:
The message informing users about the post ban carries a shortened URL:
Sorry, we are no longer accepting questions/answers from this account. See http://goo.gl/C1Kwu to learn more.
Can it please be ...
I think so far this has only been mentioned in comments, like about preventing link rot. So:
What smart ways to prevent images from disappearing can we come up with? Like maybe: how could we prevent ...
Are URL shorteners banned on SO? I have had several of my questions edited and the URL shortener removed. (I am using TinyURL.com.) Are there reasons for this or is it solely so a person can edit the ...
I was told in a comment here that using a site like LMGTFY was frowned upon.
Although just three seconds earlier the user posted a link to google results (which in my opinion is the same thing).
In the spirit of a similar project at WebApps, how about cleaning up some URL shorteners from Stack Overflow?
Why could someone approve this suggestion:
I always expand shortened links in questions/answers. Did I get something wrong and posting shortened ...