On Thursday, 22 February 2018 12:24:58 CET Shlomi Fish wrote: > Hi Paul,
Hello again Shlomi, > please reply to list - not to me in private. I received your message as a private message, so I answered in kind. > > > Hi all! > > ><snip> > > > > > > some of these links are split into two lines. Please fix it in the > > > future > > > and/or use a url shortener. > > > > Hello Shlomi, > > > > How are you today? I hope you are well. > > quite. > > > Re. Your message: using URL shorteners is probably a bad idea, for several > > reasons: They force users to move through middlemen they don't > > necessarily know about, leading to subreptitious tracking; make the web > > slower; and can direct users to fake sites. They should be used only when > > strictly necessary. > > > > This means one should try and avoid them as much as possible and only use > > them when there is no other choice,for example, when there is a very > > little > > space for characters and a full URL would take up all the space. > > They can easily be included in addition to the full URLs, which are split. Sure. Unfortunately, I usually am on a tight schedule as it is. If you would like to spend time passing all the links we produce through a shortener, join the promo group and you can get cracking! It is a collaborative effort. > > As the URLs above, although split, can be easily copy and pasted into the > > address bar on a browser, it is not essential in this case to use > > shorteners, hence I haven't used them. > > I have a hard time copying and pasting like that due to a problem with my > hand and depending on that is a huge accessibility and usability problem. Maybe talk to the Kmail developers about that. I am not one of them. > > I could change the line length on my email client, I suppose (at this > > moment I don't know what option that would be, but I am sure it is there > > somewhere), but that would make some lines of text unreadably long; so I > > prefer not to touch that and leave the default. > > a decent email client (such as https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claws_Mail > which i happen to use) should not split URLs into several parts even if > they exceed the message width. If it does, then it is a bug. Then you should submit a bug report to the Kmail developers. I am not one of them. > > There are trade-offs for every decision, as you can see, and I hope you > > will excuse me for using the ones I have chosen, and still help us out > > with the promotion of KDE news. > > I already retweeted the twitter link, but won't bother with the split urls. That's much appreciated. Cheers Paul -- Promotion & Communication www: http://kde.org Mastodon: https://mastodon.technology/@kde Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kde/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/kdecommunity
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