This may sound a bit ridiculous to some people, SillyDog701 will ban the usage of any links (including the urls of the images) using Tiny URL or Snip URL (or any similar) services.
There's nothing wrong with such service, and there are merits for those services. However, SillyDog701 members' security and privacy are our first concerns. We believe prevention is better than sorry, hence there will be inconvenience.
So what do Tiny URL , Snip URL, ... etc do?
They can convert a lengthy link (URL) into a very tiny one.
What's wrong with this? people can hide anything by using such service. In other words, it can be abused easily.
In plain language, unknown website address or un-trusted website links can be well hidden in such service, the mouse over or status bar won't reveal actual location Users will need to click in order to know the actual link.
This won't affect most users, but if you were thinking about hiding the links, don't do it. Do NOT shorten URLs in such manner.
Again, members' security and privacy are our first concerns. We hope you can understand the inconvenience.