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Used for requests to get a new shortened URL, which won't be honored anymore (see the full tag wiki).

Short links are extremely convenient on the internet, for a variety of reasons.

For a period of time, links both internal and external could be added to a list of URLs that was community maintained. Short URLs could then be shared across the interwebs.

The SE team announced on October 6, 2017 that no more URLs will be created.

For more information, see the following post:

What shortened URLs are available through