Did you know that you don't need to use link shorteners (bit.ly, etc.) on Mastodon? All links, no matter how long, only count for 23 characters against your 500 limit!

(And since link shorteners are bad for user experience and break the web, there's almost no good reason to use 'em! 😄)

@jond is gnu social replacing links? I saw a post from @patrickbreyer with URLs rewritten as it were for tracking...

@saper @jond GNU Social does rewrite long links, but it has no tracking built in. In fact, it tries to dereference shorturls and tracking links to re-point to the eventual destination.

@lnxw37a1 @jond but adding tracking is trivial outside of it :(

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