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Another good example of you know what

Posted 06-01-2010 at 11:14 PM by AGer

I am a subscriber to the Linux Today newsletter. Apparently Linux Today outsourced mailing the newsletter since the links to Web pages in it look like

http://links.mkt3261.com/ctt?kn=26&m...EyS0&mt=1&rt=0

Sometimes this works, sometimes I get the following in the browser

http://links.mkt3261.com/exchweb/bin...u-1009424.html

and the "page not found" page. My reaction to that always was to clean-up the URL without much thinking.

Today I have got a nice "Anti-Spam and Privacy Statement" page and realized there are real people behind http://links.mkt3261.com/ and they DO NOT LOOK VERY SMART (to be politically correct and not use the "i" word) since they do not check the result of their link decoding for "URL=http://" and, whenever that happens, fix it, log it, and call the developer automatically. They should have started doing that immediately after that happened for the first time, that is, long long ago. Evidently they preferred to take the "this cannot happen" road. THIS IS NOT OK.

My 2 cents: We will stay where we at least as long as it is possible to be an idiot without feeling discomfort.
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    What a nice day is it! Immediately after posting this I have got a "You cannot see this page since you are not log in" screen. So, I managed to post to a blog without being logged in? We indeed are where we are....
    Posted 06-01-2010 at 11:17 PM by AGer AGer is offline
 

  



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