Posted by Jonah Gardner on July 24, 2017
Heavy Play Index users, especially those who try to share their findings, may have noticed that the URLs for Play Index queries tend to be very long and unwieldy. Here, for example, is the URL for a simple query of most HRs in a season:
As many an infomercial host has suggested, there simply has to be a better way. Fortunately, there is! Every Play Index tool has a button in the top right that says "Make Tiny URL"
If you click on that, the site will produce a significantly shortened URL, well within the character limits of any social media platform
Using a Tiny URL won't just make the link look better and be easier to share, it'll also save the query so people can refer back to it later. For baseball users, the list in the Tiny URL link will be visible to people who aren't subscribers to the Play Index, making this a much better option for sharing the stuff you find in there. Lastly, it eases the load on our servers, so we'd really appreciate it if you use this linking method!