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Marc,

If the link is less than 80 characters, there's really no need for a
tiny URL.  There aren't too many email programs that are befuddled by
an 80 char link.

Happy holidays, Mig

On Fri, 25 Dec 2009 15:01:28 -0700, Marc Chrusch <[log in to unmask]> 
wrote:

>At 02:19 PM 12/25/2009, Greg Petrics wrote:
>>When a tiny URL is included as a supplement to a normal URL it makes
>>me howl with laughter.
>
>It's considered good etiquette, as..
>* ...it demonstrates that there is no intended obfuscation.
>* It allows one to not click on a link that might be considered
>objectionable in their workplace.
>* It's a courtesy to include it because of the way some email clients
>can totally bork a long url.

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