URLs in newsletter for non-HTML readers Answered
Hi, just thought you would like to know ...
I receive the frequent Instructables newsletters. However, I read mail in "mutt", a terminal-based text-only email program. If I want to follow a link in a message, I cut-and-paste it from the terminal to a browser.
The URLs in the Instructables newsletters are ludicrously long, which makes them a chore to cut-and-paste. One I wanted to access today was 740 characters. I don't know of any compelling reasons for a URL to be that long. (I'm sure there are "reasons", I just suspect the same goals could be accomplished with URLs less than 100 characters long).
I'm sure I'm in the extreme minority here, so I don't expect anyone to rush to fix this, but just thought you would like to know at least one newsletter recipient almost never follows the links it contains.
Sorry if this was not the appropriate place to post this. A quick scan of the site did not turn up a "feedback to Instructables" option.