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DVD Profiler Desktop and Mobile RegistrantStar ContributorVoltaire53
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Registered: March 13, 2007
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Quoting Martin_Zuidervliet:
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I want to advice to always supply the original link and not the redirected one;
I also want to advice to leave out any unnecessary characters and to use the original characters for clarity and uniformity;
I sincerely hope everybody and Ken agrees on this.


I generally agree in principle though it significantly slows down adding links if you can't just cut and paste so I don't think I'd 'ban' any links which don't fit the criteria.
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DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar ContributoriPatsa
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Registered: March 13, 2007
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Quoting Martin_Zuidervliet:
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I want to advice to always supply the original link and not the redirected one;

For example:

http://www.sawmovie.com/
and not
http://movies.break.com/saw



Why? At some point the original link will stop working.
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Quoting Martin_Zuidervliet:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sphere_(film)
and not
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sphere_%28film%29



Totally irrelevant, they are the same thing.
Patrik
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Registered: March 13, 2007
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Quoting Voltaire53:
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Quoting Martin_Zuidervliet:
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I want to advice to always supply the original link and not the redirected one;
I also want to advice to leave out any unnecessary characters and to use the original characters for clarity and uniformity;
I sincerely hope everybody and Ken agrees on this.


I generally agree in principle though it significantly slows down adding links if you can't just cut and paste so I don't think I'd 'ban' any links which don't fit the criteria.


I agree
Pete
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Registered: March 14, 2007
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Why? At some point the original link will stop working.

No, the original link generally always stays the same while the redirecting one could change over time.

Quoting Patsa:
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Totally irrelevant, they are the same thing.

They are the same alright, but some will rather see the correct characters and to prevent multiple links to the same page we need a standard.
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Registered: March 28, 2007
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Quoting Martin_Zuidervliet:
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Quoting Patsa:
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Why? At some point the original link will stop working.

No, the original link generally always stays the same while the redirecting one could change over time.

Just wanted to say that I agree with Martin's assessment of this.

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DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar ContributorKatatonia
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Registered: March 13, 2007
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Quoting Patsa:
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Quoting Martin_Zuidervliet:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sphere_(film)
and not
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sphere_%28film%29



Totally irrelevant, they are the same thing.


I agree. Same URL, just different characters. The first link looks better of course.
Corey
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Registered: May 19, 2007
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Ken could potentially add logic to replace escape strings that represent valid URL characters, but not really needed unless he feels it presents a nicer feel.

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http://www.allmovie.com/cg/avg.dll?p=avg&sql=1:160502
and not
http://www.allmovie.com/cg/avg.dll?p=avg&sql=1:160502~T0

Both are valid links.  The fact that they display the exact same page is no way to tell if the ~T0 is "extra".  The website could be doing something different based on those characters.
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Registered: April 17, 2007
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http://www.allmovie.com/cg/avg.dll?p=avg&sql=1:160502
and not
http://www.allmovie.com/cg/avg.dll?p=avg&sql=1:160502~T0

Both are valid links.  The fact that they display the exact same page is no way to tell if the ~T0 is "extra".  The website could be doing something different based on those characters.

The ~T0 indicates which tab on the page it opens to, in this case, the "main page" of the movie in question.
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