Last things first - it is my signature that you object to, no skin off my teeth.
Two, I NEVER trust any tinyurl post - many others do not either. One man's meat is another man's poison. I choose to err on the safer side with a non-anonymous url.
Milly Staples [MVP - Outlook]
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After furious head scratching, Frank Farm asked:
| Milly, how is the link you posted any safer than the one I posted?
| Links can be forged to appear safe, including ones which appear to
| point to answers.yahoo.com. The tinyurl link I posted has only 33
| characters. The URL it points to has 65 characters, which is much
| more likely to get broken in electronic communications, causing
| usability problems for the recipient. Ironically, the link you posted
| has exactly 65 characters, too, which means you might have perceived
| to solve a safety problem but still at the expense of providing a
| long URL which can cause problems with usability. I attempted to
| solve both at the same time, and the cost is that the reader must
| trust tinyurl.com -- something I'm willing to risk. As my original
| post clearly indicates, I don't have a question -- I'm providing an
| answer. My answer includes photos and interactive notes; your answer
| does not. I also do not appreciate your attempt at humor: "After
| furious head scratching, Frank Farm asked:"
|| I never visit links posted as "tinyurl" as there is no indication
|| where they lead. If someone wanted to know how to open the
|| Office/Vista packaging, google is your friend:
|| Milly Staples [MVP - Outlook]
|| Post all replies to the group to keep the discussion intact. All
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|| After furious head scratching, Frank Farm asked:
||| I created a Flickr photoset describing how to open the Microsoft
||| Office 2007 product box. It took me about half an hour and a phone
||| call to our campus computer store to figure out, so I thought my
||| knowledge and this photoset would help others save some time.
||| Please share as needed.