NeverHideExternalLinks (ThoughtStorms)

Q : I notice you always just show links to external URLs rather than make more meaningful and readable link text. Why?

A : Several advantages

Q : Actually I now see you do occassionally hide external links

A : Yep, I've mellowed on this principle. Sometimes there are links with long id numbers as parameters, and these can stretch wider than the screen. Maybe a piece of useful design to make the text more readable, or maybe a bad violation of principle. I'll see how my feelings evolve on this.

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