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Fanfiction Short URLs - FicURLs

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I was just wondering if anyone would be interested in this idea I had...short urls for fanfiction, similar to TinyURL for example. but you would be able to customize your own urls. I was thinking that this would be great for people on forums who would post links to for example, as provides minimal confusing seo/friendly urls.

It would also be great for any eFiction run archive as well as forums who just post stories as threads.

So for example, it would turn a url like this: into a url like

or to

Here's a demo of some of the scripts I could possibly use:

or perhaps I could create a hybrid of the two using Drupal? It would also possibly like pligg but with ratings and the short url feature of course. If I made it would Drupal I could possibly hack it up a bit more and make it so that users have custom site profiles that they can make themselves so if they want to shorten a URL at they could have it with their username

Does anyone second this idea? Or any volunteers for this project?

Topic starter Posted : 06/08/2009 6:49 pm
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Hm, so this is interesting. Have you seen the way that Wordpress handles URLs? I actually like that a lot. You get to choose a couple of formats in the general settings, and then with pages at least you can change what you want it be. Of course I don't necessarily advocate letting an author pick the URL for each of their stories. ; )

Posted : 06/08/2009 11:03 pm
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I actually just kidnapped My Link Shortener for the Jonas sites I work with. I'll let you know how things are going, whether we like it, etc.

I'm also a willing guinea pig if you need testers are such for your project.

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Posted : 07/08/2009 12:24 am
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I'd love one, and I'm sure my users would too. I'd offer to volunteer but It would have to be in about a week. Also my skins are still having problems and I'd like to fix that before I screw with other things.

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Posted : 07/08/2009 10:29 pm
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We've got this script -
Running  over at

Not exactly the best user manual or installation directions, but after a few minutes of swearing we got it figured out. I can't tell you much about the CPU load since it's not in heavy use yet, but I'll try to pull some stats after a week or so.

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Posted : 08/08/2009 4:22 pm

That’s a sweet idea, especially for, because especially in later chapters and c2’s the links can start to get super heavy. I think what you have looks pretty good so far. If you get this up and going strong, I would love to use it!
How would it be different from My Link Shortener and TinyURL other than that it being Fanfiction specific?

Posted : 18/07/2011 10:54 am