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Shorter/simpler version of Survey URL 3 years 4 weeks ago #62734

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I need to publish the Survey URL in a newspaper.
Is it possible to shorten/simplify the one that is automatically generated?
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Re: Shorter/simpler version of Survey URL 3 years 4 weeks ago #62737

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What you can do is create a script that redirects people towards the survey. Depending on your needs you can either do it with php (should you need to pass on variables, etc. - but probably not the case here, because there will be just one URL in the newspaper I guess) or via .htaccess file, where you redirect the short URL towards the real survey URL. But this needs to be done outside Limesurvey.
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Re: Shorter/simpler version of Survey URL 3 years 4 weeks ago #62739

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The problem with short urls is that they are quiet impossible to remember...and if the newspaper is not yours or lost ...
Maybe better to look for a memo-technic friendly domain name... redirecting directly from its homepage to your survey... (if you already have a domain you can look for the same with another extension: .info, .net etc.)
Benoît

goo.gl/Bw5iM => Recherche GG dans le forum français (remplacer "exemple" dans la barre de recherche)
goo.gl/WX8PH => GG search for english forum (Replace "example" in the search bar)
goo.gl/IxiGu => Búsqueda en el foro en español (Cambiar "ejemplo" en la barra de...
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Re: Shorter/simpler version of Survey URL 3 years 3 weeks ago #62741

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I was also not referring to those URL shorteners. I agree with Benitov that those are not ideal for the newspaper.

But I had the impression that you are more after something like supersurvey.yourdomain.tld or www.yourdomain.tld/supersurvey/, when you refer to short URL, right?

With the prices for domains you could even think about registering a whole new URL for your survey, but you might loose the branding effect...
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