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Link Shortening

Currently all Connections links are tremendously long, it would be good to have a link shortener, which would: (1) Provide links so that the community name can be "read" from URL link, making the community URL link "readable" for every user. (2) Make all links shorter but maintaining part of the original product URL.

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  • Jul 25 2018
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    Guest commented
    13 May 08:24

    Good suggestion, but I suppose that this will require a link shortener that is internal and unique to the company? I love Bitly, but it's outside the firewall. But in this case it would be similar to using Google Translate for sensitive intellectual capital.

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    Guest commented
    May 05, 2019 16:30

    We have to create individual shortlinks with something like ibm.biz or bit.ly and we know serviced like YouTube can manage things like youtu.be so perhaps Connections could create a conn.ect/... alternative?

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    Guest commented
    November 16, 2018 17:20

    All URL's in connections are extremely long... we have overcome this for communities by creating a redirect to the "community short URL"(which is still to long).

    Our redirect allows users to use this shorter URL  community.domain.com\communityname

    however there is still a need to provide deep links that use a shortened url  for content items like wiki pages, files,blogs,library content and forum entries

    for example:

     community.domain.com\communityname\location of content item\GUID of Content Item


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    Guest commented
    August 06, 2018 02:44

    +1000 - the URLS are ridiculously long, and making friendlier URLs - or at least shorter ones, would be more than a small nice-to-have.