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I whipped up this site last night (PHP + wildcard DNS)

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jn
http://wordyurl.com

It's a shorter URL site. But you can name the links instead of just getting
a random string (you have that option as well).

Does this seem like something people would use?

For example I want to link to a discussion on mod rewrite:

http://wordyurl.com/modrewrite

instead of

http://groups-beta.google.com/group/...hread/9100db26
fdf31c86/3f71819b1d5be5a2?q=mod+rewrite+php&_done=%2Fgroups %3Fq%3Dmod+rewrit
e+php%26&_doneTitle=Back+to+Search&&d#3f71819b1d5b e5a2

I'd like to get comments on this! Thanks

Jason
Jul 17 '05 #1
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jn wrote:
http://wordyurl.com

It's a shorter URL site. But you can name the links instead of just
getting a random string (you have that option as well).

Does this seem like something people would use?

For example I want to link to a discussion on mod rewrite:

http://wordyurl.com/modrewrite

instead of

http://groups-beta.google.com/group/...hread/9100db26 fdf31c86/3f71819b1d5be5a2?q=mod+rewrite+php&_done=%2Fgroups %3Fq%3Dmod+rewrit e+php%26&_doneTitle=Back+to+Search&&d#3f71819b1d5b e5a2

I'd like to get comments on this! Thanks


Very cool. I had been toying with the idea of doing something like this
myself but now there's no need. I like that you show the most popular
links.

--
Chris Hope - The Electric Toolbox - http://www.electrictoolbox.com/
Jul 17 '05 #2

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I noticed that Message-ID: <cr**********@lust.ihug.co.nz> from Chris
Hope contained the following:
I'd like to get comments on this! Thanks


Very cool. I had been toying with the idea of doing something like this
myself but now there's no need. I like that you show the most popular
links.


But he already has shit in there. It could get a lot worse.

--
Geoff Berrow (put thecat out to email)
It's only Usenet, no one dies.
My opinions, not the committee's, mine.
Simple RFDs http://www.ckdog.co.uk/rfdmaker/
Jul 17 '05 #3

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Very nice... I like the stats that you display at the bottom (most
viewed and the others). Would you post a copy of the source?

Jul 17 '05 #4

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Sorry for the double post, but just I just tried www.wordyurl.com and
it worked, so you might want to fix that so that www.wordyurl.com goes
to wordyurl :-p

Jul 17 '05 #5

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"jn" <us********************************@jasonnorris.ne t> wrote in message
news:6l*******************@tornado.tampabay.rr.com ...
http://wordyurl.com

It's a shorter URL site. But you can name the links instead of just getting a random string (you have that option as well).


Congratulations on making another anonymous redirector service for spammers,
lamers and criminals to abuse.

You might want to consider the experiences of your peers

http://0012b3.wordyurl.com/

Jul 17 '05 #6

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jn
"CJ Llewellyn" <in*****@example.con> wrote in message
news:cr**********@slavica.ukpost.com...
"jn" <us********************************@jasonnorris.ne t> wrote in message
news:6l*******************@tornado.tampabay.rr.com ...
http://wordyurl.com

It's a shorter URL site. But you can name the links instead of just getting
a random string (you have that option as well).


Congratulations on making another anonymous redirector service for

spammers, lamers and criminals to abuse.

You might want to consider the experiences of your peers

http://0012b3.wordyurl.com/


That's interesting.

tinyurl.com and shorturl.com are still chugging along...maybe there are ways
to curb that sort of activity?
Jul 17 '05 #7

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jn
"TheLobster at Gmail dot Com" <th********@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:11*********************@z14g2000cwz.googlegro ups.com...
Sorry for the double post, but just I just tried www.wordyurl.com and
it worked, so you might want to fix that so that www.wordyurl.com goes
to wordyurl :-p


Fixed that. Thank you!
Jul 17 '05 #8

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jn
"Geoff Berrow" <bl******@ckdog.co.uk> wrote in message
news:9s********************************@4ax.com...
I noticed that Message-ID: <cr**********@lust.ihug.co.nz> from Chris
Hope contained the following:
I'd like to get comments on this! Thanks


Very cool. I had been toying with the idea of doing something like this
myself but now there's no need. I like that you show the most popular
links.


But he already has shit in there. It could get a lot worse.

--
Geoff Berrow (put thecat out to email)
It's only Usenet, no one dies.
My opinions, not the committee's, mine.
Simple RFDs http://www.ckdog.co.uk/rfdmaker/


I don't plan on censoring the words. This isn't Nazi Germany :)
Jul 17 '05 #9

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"jn" <us********************************@jasonnorris.ne t> wrote in message
news:gb*********************@tornado.tampabay.rr.c om...
"CJ Llewellyn" <in*****@example.con> wrote in message
news:cr**********@slavica.ukpost.com...
"jn" <us********************************@jasonnorris.ne t> wrote in message news:6l*******************@tornado.tampabay.rr.com ...
http://wordyurl.com

It's a shorter URL site. But you can name the links instead of just getting
a random string (you have that option as well).


Congratulations on making another anonymous redirector service for

spammers,
lamers and criminals to abuse.

You might want to consider the experiences of your peers

http://0012b3.wordyurl.com/


That's interesting.

tinyurl.com and shorturl.com are still chugging along...maybe there are

ways to curb that sort of activity?


By closely monitoring what is added, and automatically suspending links that
get large jumps in the number of hits.

The pause while confirming redirection may put a number of spammers off, but
you'll still get a number cheapskate spammers using it.

Otherwise, tread very carefully.
Jul 17 '05 #10

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jn

"CJ Llewellyn" <in*****@example.con> wrote in message
news:cr**********@slavica.ukpost.com...
"jn" <us********************************@jasonnorris.ne t> wrote in message
news:gb*********************@tornado.tampabay.rr.c om...
"CJ Llewellyn" <in*****@example.con> wrote in message
news:cr**********@slavica.ukpost.com...
"jn" <us********************************@jasonnorris.ne t> wrote in message news:6l*******************@tornado.tampabay.rr.com ...
> http://wordyurl.com
>
> It's a shorter URL site. But you can name the links instead of just
getting
> a random string (you have that option as well).

Congratulations on making another anonymous redirector service for spammers,
lamers and criminals to abuse.

You might want to consider the experiences of your peers

http://0012b3.wordyurl.com/


That's interesting.

tinyurl.com and shorturl.com are still chugging along...maybe there are

ways
to curb that sort of activity?


By closely monitoring what is added, and automatically suspending links

that get large jumps in the number of hits.

The pause while confirming redirection may put a number of spammers off, but you'll still get a number cheapskate spammers using it.

Otherwise, tread very carefully.


So there is a pause for you too? Our DNS server is screwy. I thought maybe
it was just me.
Jul 17 '05 #11

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dyndns.com does a url shornter, but I don't see too much spam coming
from there. I think that a service like this helps out more so then the
portental it has for spammers. Plus, if a big spammer gets ahold of it,
I'm sure that you'll notice the increase in bandwith and the jump in
usage for that one entry. I'm assuming that you are keeping a database
of all the entries, add another 2 tables into it to record the IP and
the hostname of the user. If they turn out to be a smapper, blacklist
the hostname.

Jul 17 '05 #12

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jn
"TheLobster at Gmail dot Com" <th********@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:11**********************@z14g2000cwz.googlegr oups.com...
dyndns.com does a url shornter, but I don't see too much spam coming
from there. I think that a service like this helps out more so then the
portental it has for spammers. Plus, if a big spammer gets ahold of it,
I'm sure that you'll notice the increase in bandwith and the jump in
usage for that one entry. I'm assuming that you are keeping a database
of all the entries, add another 2 tables into it to record the IP and
the hostname of the user. If they turn out to be a smapper, blacklist
the hostname.


That's already there. I even store the user agent. :)
Jul 17 '05 #13

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jn wrote:
"Geoff Berrow" <bl******@ckdog.co.uk> wrote in message
But he already has shit in there. It could get a lot worse.


I don't plan on censoring the words. This isn't Nazi Germany :)


And not the current USA?

CNR,
Matthias
Jul 17 '05 #14

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"jn" <us********************************@jasonnorris.ne t> wrote in message
news:3J*********************@tornado.tampabay.rr.c om...

"CJ Llewellyn" <in*****@example.con> wrote in message
news:cr**********@slavica.ukpost.com...
"jn" <us********************************@jasonnorris.ne t> wrote in message news:gb*********************@tornado.tampabay.rr.c om...
"CJ Llewellyn" <in*****@example.con> wrote in message
news:cr**********@slavica.ukpost.com...
> "jn" <us********************************@jasonnorris.ne t> wrote in

message
> news:6l*******************@tornado.tampabay.rr.com ...
> > http://wordyurl.com
> >
> > It's a shorter URL site. But you can name the links instead of just > getting
> > a random string (you have that option as well).
>
> Congratulations on making another anonymous redirector service for
spammers,
> lamers and criminals to abuse.
>
> You might want to consider the experiences of your peers
>
> http://0012b3.wordyurl.com/
>
>

That's interesting.

tinyurl.com and shorturl.com are still chugging along...maybe there
are ways
to curb that sort of activity?


By closely monitoring what is added, and automatically suspending links

that
get large jumps in the number of hits.

The pause while confirming redirection may put a number of spammers off,

but
you'll still get a number cheapskate spammers using it.

Otherwise, tread very carefully.


So there is a pause for you too? Our DNS server is screwy. I thought maybe
it was just me.


No, I mean the pause where tinyurl and makeashorter link show you the
redirection before sending the browser to the requested page.
Jul 17 '05 #15

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jn

"Matthias Esken" <mu******************@usenetverwaltung.org> wrote in
message news:cr**********@usenet.esken.de...
jn wrote:
"Geoff Berrow" <bl******@ckdog.co.uk> wrote in message
But he already has shit in there. It could get a lot worse.


I don't plan on censoring the words. This isn't Nazi Germany :)


And not the current USA?

CNR,
Matthias


Hmmm. Good point.
Jul 17 '05 #16

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