Hi Srikanth,

Well done on the URL shortening work.

Wikimedia should take this and do a centralized shortening service. If each
Wikimedia project is going to have different domain names Wikimedia branding
value gets diluted. Also, the domain names, service need to be maintained
forever and can't be relied upon individuals.

Ravi

On Thu, Mar 31, 2011 at 11:39 PM, Srikanth Lakshmanan <srik....@gmail.com>wrote:

> Hi Santhosh,
>
> Thanks for the reply. Yes, I know it doesnt help people identify the text.
> This was chosen for people to conveniently share on twitter. As Subhashish
> pointed out, people are anyway using bit.ly etc and we are getting into an
> era where people click URLs based on the comment preceeding it and not on
> the URL itself(Atleast in twitter). Other reason i opted this is because,
> its quicker to release. If am going to pretty URL solution (which has its
> advantages on readable URLs) I would need to run a bot and do a lot of work
> for 29000+ articles. :)
>
> Yes, SEO on a seperate thread please. Am replying :)
>
> Regards
> Srikanth.L
> http://srik.me
>
>
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