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Allow url shortening in automated 'share' links.

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  1. Mizpah

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    Actually, that Twitter callout already does that. Click on Tweet at the bottom of this page and you'll see that you have 48 characters left to play with. However, if you count the characters used in the message, it's already used 167!

    While it's displaying the long form of the URL, on the backend it's already used t.co (I believe) to shorten the post.
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    Cheers Zap,

    Now I see whats happening! If I use this link:
    tweetshort.jpg

    Then I get this tweet:

    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Allow url shortening in automated 'share' links. | WildStar Central <a href="http://t.co/mzDycQD8sh" title="http://wildstar-central.com/index.p...omated-share-links.2374/#.UWmICL4VdhU.twitter">wildstar-central.com/index.php?thre…</a> via @<a href="https://twitter.com/wildstarcentral">wildstarcentral</a></p>&mdash; Mizpah (@mizpah_enigma) <a href="https://twitter.com/mizpah_enigma/status/323110903820206080">April 13, 2013</a></blockquote>
    <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

    The url is: http://t.co/mzDycQD8sh
    but title is: http://wildstar-central.com/index.p...omated-share-links.2374/#.UWmICL4VdhU.twitter

    At first glance I thought that was the url as opposed to a title :)
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    oooh new request, can you allow tweets to be embedded in the official format ? :)
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    Might be a bit tricky - one of those things that would get wiped out every upgrade, but I'll look into it.

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