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Is it possible for a short URL for phabricator such as phab.wikimedia.org or such?

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Zppix created this task.Nov 18 2016, 11:36 PM
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Sure it's possible but it would not be very practical. What is the purpose of a shorter url? Just to save a few keystrokes?

Here's a shorter url:

http://bit.ly/2g5h2gm

greg closed this task as Declined.Nov 19 2016, 4:00 AM
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I see no reason to have a short url for phabricator. It's an unneeded maintenance burden.

Dzahn added a subscriber: Dzahn.Nov 19 2016, 6:42 AM

Possible, yes, but I would not recommend multiple URLs to get to the same resource. At the same time, perhabs predicting myself, i would recommed for the use of the generic Wikimedia URL shortener that has seperate existing tickets and uses the w.wiki domain.

Dzahn added a comment.Nov 19 2016, 6:45 AM

please see T44085 ("Wikimedia needs a URL shortener (tracking)")

and T108557 ("Review and deploy UrlShortener extension to Wikimedia wikis") and their subtasks and reference tickets

Dzahn added a comment.Nov 19 2016, 6:59 AM

https:://w.wiki

Dzahn added a comment.Nov 19 2016, 7:00 AM

^ this is a working URL that gets you to https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:UrlShortener why it does not link here is another question.

Dzahn added a comment.Nov 19 2016, 7:10 AM

we got the .wiki domains back in T88873 which was a long ticket which was a continuation of an RT ticket and was pretty much declined. (just full disclosure here).

We have [[phab:T123456]] on wikis already which is short enough.

In general, a rationale is welcome in task descriptions why something is requested.

^ this is a working URL that gets you to https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:UrlShortener why it does not link here is another question.

https:://w.wiki does not work for me. Firefox decides to instead take me to a google search for w.wiki... odd

https:://w.wiki does not work for me. Firefox decides to instead take me to a google search for w.wiki... odd

can you give more details? verify whether you're really trying https:://w.wiki or actually https://w.wiki ? (consecutive colons)

Dzahn added a comment.Nov 20 2016, 3:22 PM

Oops, yea, that was my bad. https://w.wiki