Dept. of Tiny. We should have known about this last month. Posted by Ali yesterday, TinyURL.com is a great resource for onliners if you are trying to post unwieldy URLs in comments or anywhere else (remember for our comments to just take the colons ":" out).
You copy the long URL you want to use and put it in a box at TinyURL.com and it will spit out a tiny url that works as a clone. You can also add it to your browser toolbar so it is right at hand. (Thanks, Ali!) MGR