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Jakob's Search Engine: Contradiction?
November 18, 2002 3:14 PM   Subscribe

Am I the only one finding this URL odd, considering the content: But for those of you interested in more devilish Jakob fun, check out use.it.or.lose.it
posted by TNLNYC (16 comments total)

 
The article can also be found at http://www.useit.com/alertbox/990321.html, which is a bit better.
posted by einarorn at 3:28 PM on November 18, 2002


But it has .html in the url. Ummm-mum-mumumum!
posted by holloway at 3:41 PM on November 18, 2002


#1. Mefi homepage screwed by this post in IE6, Win98;
#2. Clicking the link brought up a 'Gator' /Gain pop-up asking me to d/l a clock - which I nearly agreed to.
Please - warnings!
posted by dash_slot- at 3:48 PM on November 18, 2002


This post seriously facked up the Metafilter front page when viewed with Mozilla on Win2K too.
posted by adampsyche at 3:55 PM on November 18, 2002


I would have clicked on your link but since it wasn't colored blue and on a white background- I couldn't find it....
posted by mildred-pitt at 3:59 PM on November 18, 2002


the reason that the post is messed-up looking is that the url posted is too long to fit in the available space, and browsers won't wrap it because it looks like one word to them.
so it slammed it down below the sideblog.
(at least i think that's what's going on. if matt sticks a space in the url it should wrap and fix the problem).
posted by dolface at 4:01 PM on November 18, 2002


Don't the gator pop-ups only appear if your computer is loaded with spyware?
posted by Veritron at 4:42 PM on November 18, 2002


now I'm afraid to click the link for fear of a Gator sneak attack. I ain't clickin' a link with an .exe at the end of it. Somebody tell me - what's the story?
posted by pejamo at 4:57 PM on November 18, 2002


Well here's the original URL, which isn't nearly so bad...

http://www.useit.com/alertbox/990321.html
posted by saintsguy at 4:57 PM on November 18, 2002


Good point on the many people who have given the original URL but I got the long link off Nielsen's search engine. Shouldn't he have his search engine point to the proper page?

BTW, sorry on f8cking up the front page. It seemed allright when I previewed it.
posted by TNLNYC at 5:01 PM on November 18, 2002


Well, thats interesting, Veritron, because my ad-aware often finds something gator related, but for the life of me, i cannot find what it is that's inspiring that. Something my daughter has installed I guess?
posted by dash_slot- at 5:07 PM on November 18, 2002


Geez, how did I miss that first comment from einarorn? I guess my eyes must have been drawn instantly to holloway's umm-mumming. Can't help but feel there's a usability lesson here somewhere.....
posted by saintsguy at 5:07 PM on November 18, 2002


and here we were thinking all the time that romenesko was invaded by martians. where is a fine man like jacob when you really need him?
posted by poopy at 7:32 PM on November 18, 2002


I would have clicked on your link but since it wasn't colored blue and on a white background- I couldn't find it....

mildred-pitt, I am in awe of your comic genius. I snorted orange juice!
posted by skryche at 9:04 PM on November 18, 2002


i advise all people to download crazybrowser if you're on windows. it's simply the best browser around - stops popups, tabbed browsing - the works, you wont be disappointed.

as for the post, i'm a bit flummoxed - you're posting a front page article asking why a url is odd? what do you find odd about it?? i get that the page is saying have simple urls when this is hardly that - is that your point? if so i guess the lesson is "do what i say - not what i do"
posted by carfilhiot at 2:05 AM on November 19, 2002


Hmm, a page for a browser that says it will kill pop-ups...which loads a pop-up window that in turn advertises another product that says it will kill pop-ups?
posted by Oops at 5:47 AM on November 19, 2002


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