Because no ever sees it, right?



  •  If you follow this link (from another article on that site) with JavaScript turned on, you get redirected to a video. But if you're a suspicious bastard like me and have JS turned off by default, you get a page that looks like someone just banged on their keyboard randomly.

     The entire page body is as follows. (The redirect script is in the head section. I'm not an HTML power user, but that seems wrong too.)

    <body style="margin:0px; padding:0px;">
    dwdafdnasmdfbajhfvsjakdhfvasdhkfvakdsfajgjk

    </body>

     I guess someone got an error message about having nothing in the body and just wanted it to go away.



  • The only reason people turn JavaScript off is so they can bitch about sites that don't work with JavaScript turned off.



  • @Nu Kua said:

     If you follow this link (from another article on that site) with JavaScript turned on, you get redirected to a video. But if you're a suspicious bastard like me and have JS turned off by default, you get a page that looks like someone just banged on their keyboard randomly.

     The entire page body is as follows. (The redirect script is in the head section. I'm not an HTML power user, but that seems wrong too.)

    <body style="margin:0px; padding:0px;">
    dwdafdnasmdfbajhfvsjakdhfvasdhkfvakdsfajgjk

    </body>

     I guess someone got an error message about having nothing in the body and just wanted it to go away.

    Another WTF is that according to Netcraft this site is located in the Netherlands. It is totally acceptable to have European customers for the American internet, but the other way around makes no sense. It's like this guy I know who works in Boston but his company has been taken over by an Indian company and he takes order from some dude in Mumbai; he now has an email address that ends with ".co.in" so nobody on the right side of the ocean will take his emails seriously - last time I heard his wife had left him for the pool boy and his dad took him out of his will.

    Disclaimer: I'm not 100% sure for the part about his wife and father because seriously, who reads emails sent from India.


  • @blakeyrat said:

    The only reason people turn JavaScript off is so they can bitch about sites that don't work with JavaScript turned off.

     You mean... TRWTF is NoScript?

     Heh, I use it. The link made me laugh quite a bit. And by the way, that's valid HTML, even the empty page would be valid, but for some reason everybody inserts some text on those redirect pages. The styling was probably put there by NoScript, as all those pages look the same.

    What I can't completely understand is why people create those redirect pages, instead of just linking to the target pages. Is it to confuse search engines? Or to help collecting analytics? Or maybe it is their official policy, like the features people are discussing on this thread?



  • The only problem with a page like that is that it means they either don't have the ability to add a Location header or couldn't figure out how.



  • @Nu Kua said:

     I guess someone got an error message about having nothing in the body and just wanted it to go away.
     

    TRWTF seems to me that someone uses javascript.url instead of proper http redirect.



  • @Speakerphone Dude said:

    Another WTF is that according to Netcraft this site is located in the Netherlands. It is totally acceptable to have European customers for the American internet, but the other way around makes no sense.
    Perhaps they wanted reliability? Power lines (except the high voltage ones) run underground in the Netherlands, for one thing.

     



  • @Nu Kua said:

    The redirect script is in the head section. I'm not an HTML power user, but that seems wrong too.

    Script tags don't have to be in the head section, but it's all right if they are. In fact, I personally rather prefer them there, because it makes me feel more like I separate my script code from my markup. I have no numbers to back the following up, but I think it's common practice, particularly if the purpose of the script tag is to include a JavaScript file.



  • @Severity One said:

    @Speakerphone Dude said:

    Another WTF is that according to Netcraft this site is located in the Netherlands. It is totally acceptable to have European customers for the American internet, but the other way around makes no sense.
    Perhaps they wanted reliability? Power lines (except the high voltage ones) run underground in the Netherlands, for one thing.

     

    Phone lines, too. There's not much rock here (none, AFAIK), it's basically sand and clay everywhere.



  • @blakeyrat said:

    The only reason people turn JavaScript off is so they can bitch about sites that don't work with JavaScript turned off.
     

    For once I agree with thee. WTH is it with people and disabling Javascript...



  • @pbean said:

    @blakeyrat said:

    The only reason people turn JavaScript off is so they can bitch about sites that don't work with JavaScript turned off.
     

    For once I agree with thee. WTH is it with people and disabling Javascript...

    Haven't you heard that JS is evil ?
    I mean, it makes stuffs move on your webpage, typical "hackers" stuffs if you ask me.

    Besides, no one likes that language around here. Same for php, that's why I don't go on websites that run on Apache either.



  • @Speakerphone Dude said:

    Another WTF is that according to Netcraft this site is located in the Netherlands. It is totally acceptable to have European customers for the American internet, but the other way around makes no sense.

    Are you saying American people shouldn't go shopping in the European internets?



  • @blakeyrat said:

    The only reason people turn JavaScript off is so they can bitch about sites that don't work with JavaScript turned off.
     

    At the same time, pages that are completely built with JS (twitter) are total bullshit.



  • @rootkit said:

    @Speakerphone Dude said:
    Another WTF is that according to Netcraft this site is located in the Netherlands. It is totally acceptable to have European customers for the American internet, but the other way around makes no sense.

    Are you saying American people shouldn't go shopping in the European internets?

    Here is a list of the essential online shops:

    1. Amazon.com
    2. Bestbuy.com or newegg.com
    3. Target.com or Walmart.com
    4. ebay.com
    5. dell.com
    6. madefuryou.com

    Did you notice none of those ends with ".co.uk" or ".whateverthefucktheyusefornetherlands"? Maybe if someone is looking for some weird specialized stuff they could end up on the European internets, but that would be only because they don't know about Stockroom.com.



  • @Severity One said:

    Perhaps they wanted reliability? Power lines (except the high voltage ones) run underground in the Netherlands, for one thing.
     

    Not sure how that improves reliability. Some power lines in UK run underground and utility companies still manage to hack through them.



  • @Speakerphone Dude said:

    Did you notice none of those ends with ".co.uk" or ".whateverthefucktheyusefornetherlands"?
    amazon.co.uk, ebay.co.uk, dell.co.uk?


  • Discourse touched me in a no-no place

    @ender said:

    @Speakerphone Dude said:
    Did you notice none of those ends with ".co.uk" or ".whateverthefucktheyusefornetherlands"?
    amazon.co.uk, ebay.co.uk, dell.co.uk?
    dell.nl, ebay.nl, ...



  • @Speakerphone Dude said:

    Here is a list of the essential online shops:

    No, those are a list of domains used for online shopping.

      @Speakerphone Dude said:

      Did you notice none of those ends with ".co.uk"
       

      Only because you never typed it. amazon.co.uk and ebay.co.uk are quite popular sites in the UK. 

       



    1. @Speakerphone Dude said:

      Did you notice none of those ends with ".co.uk" or ".whateverthefucktheyusefornetherlands"?

      Good point. Did you notice that the dollar has been very low for quite a few years now? The Dutch have. I know a few people who order stuff from the States, because even with shipping and import costs applied, it's cheaper than ordering it domestically.



    2. @toon said:

      @Speakerphone Dude said:

      Did you notice none of those ends with ".co.uk" or ".whateverthefucktheyusefornetherlands"?

      Good point. Did you notice that the dollar has been very low for quite a few years now? The Dutch have. I know a few people who order stuff from the States, because even with shipping and import costs applied, it's cheaper than ordering it domestically.

       

      El Speakerphono Dudo is trolling, me thinks.



    3. @Speakerphone Dude said:

      Did you notice none of those ends with ".co.uk" or ".whateverthefucktheyusefornetherlands"?

      None of them end in ".us" either, you fool.



    4. @Cassidy said:

      @Severity One said:

      Perhaps they wanted reliability? Power lines (except the high voltage ones) run underground in the Netherlands, for one thing.
       

      Not sure how that improves reliability. Some power lines in UK run underground and utility companies still manage to hack through them.

       

      You can't back a truck into underground wires, or drop a tornado on them.

      The birds, however, are angry.

       



    5. @toon said:

      Good point. Did you notice that the dollar has been very low for quite a few years now? The Dutch have. I know a few people who order stuff from the States, because even with shipping and import costs applied, it's cheaper than ordering it domestically.
       

      There are two problems with this, at least form my point of view.

      - The euro is dropping steadily.
      - I buy games, and the market (as opposed to just Steam apparently, at which my outrage was first directed) is such that price conversion amounts to strPrice.replace('$', '€');

      Fortunately, music bought from bandcamp still converts properly.



    6. @dhromed said:

      @blakeyrat said:
      The only reason people turn JavaScript off is so they can bitch about sites that don't work with JavaScript turned off.
       

      At the same time, pages that are completely built with JS (twitter) are total bullshit.

      Which means?

      Is this National Assume Other Forums Readers Can See Into Your Mind Day? Because WTF is going on today.



    7. @blakeyrat said:

      Is this National Assume Other Forums Readers Can See Into Your Mind Day?
       

      Yes.

       

      Also, no to that thing.

      And 12.



    8. @dhromed said:

      @toon said:

      Good point. Did you notice that the dollar has been very low for quite a few years now? The Dutch have. I know a few people who order stuff from the States, because even with shipping and import costs applied, it's cheaper than ordering it domestically.
       

      There are two problems with this, at least form my point of view.

      - The euro is dropping steadily.
      - I buy games, and the market (as opposed to just Steam apparently, at which my outrage was first directed) is such that price conversion amounts to strPrice.replace('$', '€');

      Fortunately, music bought from bandcamp still converts properly.

      True. Can't argue with that... As for Steam, their sales are insane. So I guess they partly make up for their currency conversion greed.



    9. @toon said:

      @Speakerphone Dude said:

      Did you notice none of those ends with ".co.uk" or ".whateverthefucktheyusefornetherlands"?

      Good point. Did you notice that the dollar has been very low for quite a few years now? The Dutch have. I know a few people who order stuff from the States, because even with shipping and import costs applied, it's cheaper than ordering it domestically.

      Are Dutch using Euros? If so, then maybe you spend too much time in those funny coffee shops because the Euro is very weak at the moment, which means that the reality is exactly the opposite of what you say. See:

      @Reuters said:
      The euro fell to a two-year low against a broadly firmer dollar on Thursday

      Full article



    10. @dhromed said:

      And 12.

       

      "She looked older" is still no defence, irrespective of how many pints you had.

       



    11. @Speakerphone Dude said:

      Are Dutch using Euros? If so, then maybe you spend too much time in those funny coffee shops because the Euro is very weak at the moment, which means that the reality is exactly the opposite of what you say.

      It's a race to the bottom. Greece, et.al. are currently winning.



    12. @boomzilla said:

      @Speakerphone Dude said:
      Are Dutch using Euros? If so, then maybe you spend too much time in those funny coffee shops because the Euro is very weak at the moment, which means that the reality is exactly the opposite of what you say.

      It's a race to the bottom. Greece, et.al. are currently winning.

      For once I hope we (the Dutch) lose.



      No, actually strike that. While every other inhabitant of our country seems to care about winning a football game (or "soccer" for you Americans who don't get what a foot is about except when is't being put up someone's ass), but I couldn't give a blakeyrat's ass.



    13. @PJH said:

      @ender said:
      @Speakerphone Dude said:
      Did you notice none of those ends with ".co.uk" or ".whateverthefucktheyusefornetherlands"?
      amazon.co.uk, ebay.co.uk, dell.co.uk?
      dell.nl, ebay.nl, ...

      Yes, there is probably also "dell.se" and "dell.be' but since the discussion was about do Americans need the European internets this has no relevance whatsoever.



    14. @rootkit said:

      No, actually strike that. While every other inhabitant of our country seems to care about winning a football game (or "soccer" for you Americans who don't get what a foot is about except when is't being put up someone's ass), but I couldn't give a blakeyrat's ass.

      You know the British called it soccer too, right? They renamed it to football after it had been brought to the Americas. At the time the Americas adopted the sport, soccer was the name of it.



    15. @blakeyrat said:

      @rootkit said:
      No, actually strike that. While every other inhabitant of our country seems to care about winning a football game (or "soccer" for you Americans who don't get what a foot is about except when is't being put up someone's ass), but I couldn't give a blakeyrat's ass.

      You know the British called it soccer too, right? They renamed it to football after it had been brought to the Americas. At the time the Americas adopted the sport, soccer was the name of it.

      So, the British came to their senses, while the Americans didn't. Good point there.



    16. @rootkit said:

      @blakeyrat said:
      You know the British called it soccer too, right? They renamed it to football after it had been brought to the Americas. At the time the Americas adopted the sport, soccer was the name of it.

      So, the British came to their senses lost their spine along with their empire, while the Americans didn't. Good point there.

      FTFY



    17. From what I understand, the English called is "soccer" to distinguish between "Rugby Football" and "football", but the former became known as "Rugby" so "soccer" wasn't used as much.It's never really been renamed - there's no "soccer association".

      USA used "soccer" to distinguish it from their "football" (known to the rest of the world as "American Football").



    18. @rootkit said:

      @boomzilla said:
      @Speakerphone Dude said:
      Are Dutch using Euros? If so, then maybe you spend too much time in those funny coffee shops because the Euro is very weak at the moment, which means that the reality is exactly the opposite of what you say.
      It's a race to the bottom. Greece, et.al. are currently winning.
      For once I hope we (the Dutch) lose.

      No, actually strike that. While every other inhabitant of our country seems to care about winning a football game (or "soccer" for you Americans who don't get what a foot is about except when is't being put up someone's ass), but I couldn't give a blakeyrat's ass.
      An alternate origin of the term football's origin is a semi derogatory term for any sports game played on foot rather than more proper and civilized sports that are played on horseback.  So football could easily be an accurate name for any sport that you play on your feet



    19. @Anketam said:

      @rootkit said:

      @boomzilla said:
      @Speakerphone Dude said:
      Are Dutch using Euros? If so, then maybe you spend too much time in those funny coffee shops because the Euro is very weak at the moment, which means that the reality is exactly the opposite of what you say.
      It's a race to the bottom. Greece, et.al. are currently winning.
      For once I hope we (the Dutch) lose.

      No, actually strike that. While every other inhabitant of our country seems to care about winning a football game (or "soccer" for you Americans who don't get what a foot is about except when is't being put up someone's ass), but I couldn't give a blakeyrat's ass.
      An alternate origin of the term football's origin is a semi derogatory term for any sports game played on foot rather than more proper and civilized sports that are played on horseback.  So football could easily be an accurate name for any sport that you play on your feet

      That would make the following sports all "football":

      • "Soccer"
      • Handball
      • Tennis
      • Running
      • Bowling
      • Hurdles
      • Basically any other athletics sport which involves a bit of walking around
      • Chess while standing (as opposed to chess while sitting on a horse)

      Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to football my way to the grocery store to get some supplies I need for footballing a meal together.


    20. Discourse touched me in a no-no place

      @Cassidy said:

      USA used "soccer" to distinguish it from their "football" (known to the rest of the world as "American Football hand egg").
      FTFY etc.



    21. @rootkit said:

      Now if you'll football me, I'm going to football my football to the football to get some footballs I need for footballing a football together.

      FTFY



    22. Football is boring. Football etymology is like ten times worse. Can we go back to the discussion where Speakerphone is making incomprehensible trolling attempts?



    23. @blakeyrat said:

      You know the British called it soccer too, right? They renamed it to football after it had been brought to the Americas. At the time the Americas adopted the sport, soccer was the name of it.

      Actually, it was originally known as Association Football, to distinguish it from 'rugby football.'



    24. @Cad Delworth said:

      @blakeyrat said:
      You know the British called it soccer too, right? They renamed it to football after it had been brought to the Americas. At the time the Americas adopted the sport, soccer was the name of it.

      Actually, it was originally known as Association Football, to distinguish it from 'rugby football.'

      1. Anybody who starts a post with "actually," is a douchebag, no exceptions.

      2) Yes, the word "soccer" is a strange British abbreviation of the word "association". Somehow. No American could possibly make an abbreviation like that, because it's fucking crazy, so my point stands. Douchebag.



    25. @Cad Delworth said:

      @blakeyrat said:
      You know the British called it soccer too, right? They renamed it to football after it had been brought to the Americas. At the time the Americas adopted the sport, soccer was the name of it.

      Actually, it was originally known as Association Football, to distinguish it from 'rugby football.'

      1. Anybody who starts a post with "actually," is a douchebag, no exceptions.

      2) Yes, the word "soccer" is a strange British abbreviation of the word "association". Somehow. No American could possibly make an abbreviation like that, because it's fucking crazy, so my point stands. Douchebag.



    26. @blakeyrat said:

      1) Anybody who starts a post with "actually," is a douchebag, no exceptions.
      For the lols and giggles I actually searched the site for posts that contain 'actually' that blakeyrat posted.  My results indicate that blakeyrat has not once started a post with 'actually'.  Oh well, I guess blakeyrat is not a douchebag.  He did come awfully close in this one:

       

      Addendum:  But then again people who double post are quite frequently considered newbs.



    27. @ender said:

      @Speakerphone Dude said:
      Did you notice none of those ends with ".co.uk" or ".whateverthefucktheyusefornetherlands"?
      amazon.co.uk, ebay.co.uk, dell.co.uk?
      Don't feed the troll.



    28. @Anketam said:

      @blakeyrat said:
      1) Anybody who starts a post with "actually," is a douchebag, no exceptions.

      For the lols and giggles I actually searched the site for posts that contain 'actually' that blakeyrat posted.  My results indicate that blakeyrat has not once started a post with 'actually'.

      blakeyrat actually had the implication only going one way. So he could still be a douchebag. Let's not get ahead of ourselves here.



    29. @ender said:

      @Speakerphone Dude said:
      Did you notice none of those ends with ".co.uk" or ".whateverthefucktheyusefornetherlands"?
      amazon.co.uk, ebay.co.uk, dell.co.uk?
      So?  UK stands for University of Kentucky, right?



    30. @Anketam said:

      @blakeyrat said:

      1) Anybody who starts a post with "actually," is a douchebag, no exceptions.
      For the lols and giggles I actually searched the site for posts that contain 'actually' that blakeyrat posted.  My results indicate that blakeyrat has not once started a post with 'actually'.  Oh well, I guess blakeyrat is not a douchebag.  He did come awfully close in this one:

       Addendum:  But then again people who double post are quite frequently considered newbs.

       

      That reminds me, when is Google going to implement regex into their search engine?

       



    31. @Lorne Kates said:

      That reminds me, when is Google going to implement regex into their search engine?

      As soon as regex syntax is usable and understandable, and doesn't just look like a cat walked across the keyboard. Also known as: never.



    32. @Zylon said:

      @ender said:

      @Speakerphone Dude said:
      Did you notice none of those ends with ".co.uk" or ".whateverthefucktheyusefornetherlands"?
      amazon.co.uk, ebay.co.uk, dell.co.uk?
      Don't feed the troll.

      You must be one of those people who does reply-alls to tell people not to reply-all.

      Also I'm not a troll. The fact that nobody needs websites from Europe is a valid discussion, especially now that it is becoming obvious that within a few years the whole EU will go bankrupt and people will at last stop putting that obsolete piece of land at the center of world maps.


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