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On 11/17/2018 at 6:26 PM, Pingster said:

Because you didn't clean it up.

 

Rule of thumb is, anything after '?' can be deleted. And you always should, for various reasons, privacy being one of them.

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Thanks for the tip, though!

I mean that's quite possibly the worst suggestion ever. 

Anything after the ? is a variable that usually carries essential information, so removing it is going to just break whatever you're trying to load.

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59 minutes ago, Ollie said:

I mean that's quite possibly the worst suggestion ever. 

Anything after the ? is a variable that usually carries essential information, so removing it is going to just break whatever you're trying to load.

so why didnt it break?

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12 hours ago, RyaNM said:

so why didnt it break?

 

13 hours ago, Ollie said:

usually carries

In this instance it only carried information about where he got the link from, what campaign its linked to etc to display marketing.

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16 hours ago, Ollie said:

I mean that's quite possibly the worst suggestion ever. 

Anything after the ? is a variable that usually carries essential information, so removing it is going to just break whatever you're trying to load.

Sadly, it's rarely essential information, and frequently it's garbage to identify what device you're using, what browser you're using, to send data about your shit or location or whatever else. More than that, it opens possibilities to be abused otherwise... 

 

New rule of thumb: If you know exactly where it's going (trusted source) or what it's doing, leave it, otherwise, clean that shit up. In this situation, nothing there was relevant, just as it is in most other cases.

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20 hours ago, Pingster said:

Sadly, it's rarely essential information, and frequently it's garbage to identify what device you're using, what browser you're using, to send data about your shit or location or whatever else. More than that, it opens possibilities to be abused otherwise... 

 

New rule of thumb: If you know exactly where it's going (trusted source) or what it's doing, leave it, otherwise, clean that shit up. In this situation, nothing there was relevant, just as it is in most other cases.

Specify trusted source. If youre worried about your location and data being handed through to a 3rd party many "trusted" sources also do this (Its not necessarily a bad thing keeps a lot of services and software free to use) 

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