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by tjommo ‎25-04-2012 18:03 - edited ‎26-04-2012 07:45

The problem


When somebody is answering a question with a link it is often a 'bit.ly' link. Bit.lys are often very easy to type, eg.



However, to put a link in you have to add 'http://' before it for it to be recognized. This is time consuming and is even harder on mobiles. http://bit.ly/giffgaffagent - It takes over twice the amount of time to type!


The solution


As on twitter and facebook, I propose that links without http:// are 'hyperlinked' to increase the speed of answers and ease of creating links! I believe this can be possible as on other forums it is!


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Status: Idea Vault
by 930913 on ‎25-04-2012 18:06

This would probably drain a decent chunk of computing power to work.

by stealthybigboss2 on ‎25-04-2012 18:07
by tim74 on ‎25-04-2012 21:47

Would need the whole post scanning for possible combinations of letters and dots that make urls and giffgaff is wobbly enough at the moment without adding such a feature draining the server.

by pw1987 ‎25-04-2012 22:37 - edited ‎25-04-2012 22:40

A good idea, but not really practical as it's the http:// bit that shows that it's a link to the lithium system, that's why on twitter and facebook etc. you have to sometimes delete stuff when you happen to have missed the space between the . and the next word. It doesn't exactly take long to type http:// especially if you type it all the time

by pw1987 on ‎25-04-2012 22:38

Also on a mobile you could just make it so your phone's dictionary converts bit.ly to http://bit.ly


That'd save you time, and most modern phones will let you do that

by powderedtoastman on ‎26-04-2012 15:55

@pw1987 I've never seen a phone that will do that, and we don't want giffgaff to become biased towards users who can afford high-end phones.


@930913 @tim74 Could it not just search for a very limited combination of letters and dots in posts? I know this is a slight change to the idea, but what if it was limited to community.giffgaff.com, support.giffgaff.com, o2.co.uk and bit.ly? Hope this amendment is okay with the OP :/



by tjommo on ‎26-04-2012 16:40



Brilliant idea! This would save computer space!



by stephenmiller on ‎03-08-2012 22:34
Status changed to: Idea Vault
The members have spoken and unfortunately this isn't what they're looking for right now. We love ideas so don't be disheartened, try again - we look forward to it! - http://giff.ly/fromggtoyou
by hazel22 on ‎09-01-2014 11:50
Status changed to: Idea Vault

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