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Frequently Asked Questions

Learn more about how our service works.

I run this service for fun in my spare time, so I really don’t want to have to spend my time removing inappropriate content — please use your best judgement.

Some examples of content that’s not allowed include: Spam, Pornography / Explicit Content, Hate Speech, Phishing / Scams, and Illegal Content.
Each time a user clicks on your generated link, there is a 50% chance that they will be rickrolled (or whatever probability you defined).

However, once someone has been rickrolled by a particular link, they will not be rickrolled by that link again during the same browser session if they click on it again.
Yes! The service detects if a link is being accessed by a crawler (e.g. Slack, Facebook, Twitter) and ensures that the destination URL’s metadata is shown.

Your recipients will see where the link is supposed to send them, but won’t know if they’ll be rickrolled or not until they click!
I’m not a jerk, so I’m not interested in using people’s data in ways that I shouldn’t. I do not store any personal information — even IP addresses are hashed and only used to prevent spam.

Beyond that, I use Google Analytics to see how many people are using the site, Google reCAPTCHA to stop bots, and non-personalized Google AdSense to help cover my hosting fees.

I also set a cookie when you get rickrolled by a link so that the same link doesn’t rickroll you again during the same browser session.
Each link that’s submitted goes through six different layers of automated testing to detect spam or malicious content before being successfully created.

After being generated, links are also regularly compared against over 40 malicious website databases to identify and remove any that might slip through, or which become malicious after having been initially created.

Users are also encouraged to report any malicious or inappropriate links they may encounter.
I’d love to hear from you! Feel free to email me at to connect.
Yes! For only $100, your unintrusive banner ad can be placed on the bottom of each page of the website for an entire month. This helps to cover hosting costs.

Note: Your ad will require approval and must be one that’s relevant and interesting to those visiting. Your website must not contain inappropriate content.