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Which style of Latin plurals should I use? vs. Which style of Latin plurals should I use? – Spot the difference!
The second one has a shortened url; I find this downright rude.
What are your views on the usage of masked shortened-urls?
Is it wrong to edit such content and replace the shortened url with the original one?

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Using url shorteners should be reserved for contexts where you MUST use an url shortener:

  • the URL is very strange and contains semi-illegal chars that are hard to link here

  • you are using a limited input area where the URL is so long, it would prevent you from entering other meaningful text

  • the markup does not allow presenting a <a href="">friendly link title</a>

None of that applies here, so I would say they should be discouraged unless absolutely necessary.

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