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BlueDog
04-12-2011, 03:30 PM
This year the fine folks at the Obs have given us a whole new system for our fundraiser pages, with all kinds of cool new features. One of the downsides is that it has the long urls to get to the page, not something so easy to print on a card or post on your page or add to your email sigs.

If you're familiar with URL shortening services like TinyURL or Bitly, they can give you a nice short link that forwards to the full url. The downside is that you get back a url that is not nearly as nice.

The company I work for has developed a commercial version of these services that allows companies to come up with and manage exactly what the tiny url is, thus keeping some sort of branding in place that these links convey. This service is called ShortSwitch.

The project managers have allowed me to set up an account for Seek the Peak participants. A couple of us have already started testing it.

http://s.seekthepeak.org/kilted (Erich's page)
http://s.seekthepeak.org/brad (Brad's page)

Now that we've gotten things figured out, we can open things up to the rest of the fine STP folks here to get your own ShortSwitch URL! If you would like one set up for you, simply reply to this thread with the full link to your active STP page and what you want as your token (the part after the /, mine is kilted). The token can be anything you want, long or short, letters and/or numbers. Once its set up, I'll reply with the new link.

Disclaimer: This service is NOT associated or sponsored or connected to MWO in any other way than my company is allowing me to do this gratis. If you have any questions or comments about the system, please send them to me and NOT to anyone at MWO.

Snow Miser
04-12-2011, 04:28 PM
They do work well. Brad set one up for my pledge page http://s.seekthepeak.org/bob . The shortened URL will be much easier to fit onto cards that I am about to have made up for fundraising. Thanks Erich and Brad.

CHRIS
04-12-2011, 06:45 PM
If you don't mind could you hook me up? Please

http://observatory.mountwashington.org/site/TR/Events/SeekthePeak11?px=1001898&pg=personal&fr_id=1030


Could you make it like yours and Brads with my name on the end of course. Chris

Thanks Erich.

BlueDog
04-12-2011, 10:23 PM
http://s.seekthepeak.org/chris


If you don't mind could you hook me up? Please

http://observatory.mountwashington.org/site/TR/Events/SeekthePeak11?px=1001898&pg=personal&fr_id=1030


Could you make it like yours and Brads with my name on the end of course. Chris

Thanks Erich.

CHRIS
04-13-2011, 07:05 AM
Thank you Erich.

mtruman
04-13-2011, 11:04 PM
This is a nice personal touch to the STP pledge page URLs. Thanks to Erich I'm in as an admin for these along with he and Brad so I'll be promoting them with any of my hiking friends that want to try it out as well. We've gotta' keep working to make these technical aspects better each year to keep up with the improvements in the event itself!

Brad
04-16-2011, 08:56 PM
Here are the business cards I set up for STP this year.

http://images46.fotki.com/v1433/photos/8/8235/242566/stpcards-vi.jpg

I got them free from vistaprint.com - you pay shipping.

Snow Miser
04-17-2011, 03:30 PM
Brad, they look great!

This year I made my own again since I have half a pack of business card stock left over from last year. They came out okay, and I have already been handing them out.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5223/5628668394_42d36bdbde_m.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5261/5628085293_523f1bc187_m.jpg

pondrat00
04-19-2011, 04:45 PM
Wow:

I thought I was the only one with business cards for the seek the peak.

looks like another contest?

BlueDog
04-19-2011, 06:44 PM
Reordered mine from moo.com. Should be here soon!

pondrat00
04-20-2011, 09:47 AM
Could you do one for me?

http://observatory.mountwashington.org/site/TR/Events/SeekthePeak11?px=1043561&pg=personal&fr_id=1030

to: Seekthepeak.org/Dave

BlueDog
04-20-2011, 02:39 PM
Here you go! http://s.seekthepeak.org/Dave


Could you do one for me?

http://observatory.mountwashington.org/site/TR/Events/SeekthePeak11?px=1043561&pg=personal&fr_id=1030

to: Seekthepeak.org/Dave

Brad
04-20-2011, 09:25 PM
E-mail blast went out today to folks asking for contributions. And told them to go to the short URL and give, give, give.