Hi Paul,

On Thu, 22 Feb 2018 12:41:12 +0100
Paul Brown <paul.br...@kde.org> wrote:

> 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.
> 

it was not a private message as it was sent to both you and the list.

> > > > 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.
> 

I can try but note that it may be possible to automate that - see
http://automatetheboringstuff.com/ .

> > > 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.
> 

it was already reported - https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=381403 .

> > > 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.
> 

thanks!

> Cheers
> 
> Paul



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