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Links to Instructable's. External. Answered

I've noticed many odd pages such as..... www.janeapplebottom.instructables.com/ id/My-Completeables/ They creep me out... can't figure out the purpose... If there were extra google ads etc added making them profit, that would explain it... Yet the page appears exactly the same as if it was through instructables.... do you believe they get web hits or something? I seem to be getting more and more of these.

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Aeshir
Aeshir

11 years ago

Weird.

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Lftndbt
Lftndbt

Reply 11 years ago

Yes isn't it...

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Kiteman
Kiteman

11 years ago

I'm not sure what the original idea behind the weird urls was, but, on the rare occasions my school's filters block a thread or 'ible, using the jane version by-passes the filter, somehow.

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CameronSS
CameronSS

Reply 11 years ago

Heh...I was once using Firefox on a U3 flash drive at school, and it blocked the Firefox downloads page because apparently shareware sites are evil. I then went to Instructables and loaded a page on how to make thermite, then one on how to make gunpowder. Filters are kind of stupid.

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zachninme
zachninme

Reply 11 years ago

@Kiteman: You probably caused them to manually add it... naughty Kiteman!!!

@CameronSS: *gasp* FLOSS =/= shareware!!!
That almost deserves a slap...

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CameronSS
CameronSS

Reply 11 years ago

*:-D* Ironically, I was trying to install Adblock to the flash drive, thus preventing the filters from having to deal with a vast amount of potentially questionable content. I despise school computers.

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xACIDITYx
xACIDITYx

11 years ago

as I said before, you can do this indefinetly. You can put anything in front of .instructables (to an extent, to many letters wont work) and it will show you a carbon copy of insturctables.

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Lftndbt
Lftndbt

Reply 11 years ago

But that still doesn't explain why some one would go to the trouble of doing so...

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xACIDITYx
xACIDITYx

Reply 11 years ago

Maybe Eric bought all of the .instructables.com domain names? He has bought destructables.com and instructibles.com.

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zachninme
zachninme

Reply 11 years ago

Yay apache virtualhosts!

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Keith-Kid
Keith-Kid

Reply 11 years ago

I was just about to say that.

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xACIDITYx
xACIDITYx

Reply 11 years ago

Cool!