Why does this redirect to Mefi? September 26, 2004 1:35 AM   Subscribe

Matt, have you ever heard of this out fit - www.sendbackliberty.us

The url takes you to this page...!!

Looks well fishy to me.
posted by dash_slot- to MetaFilter-Related at 1:35 AM (33 comments total)

Ah, well I put an iframe in there which looked fine in preview, but didn't make it to the final post. Any way, folks can click on the link to see what it looks like.

What's up with that?
posted by dash_slot- at 1:37 AM on September 26, 2004


You broke it, you minted fuck1!!!@#
posted by The God Complex at 1:57 AM on September 26, 2004


Oh shitting bitch! Get your iframey fuckchutney out of my face!
posted by Pretty_Generic at 3:05 AM on September 26, 2004


The url takes you to this page...!!

No, it takes you to the blue.
posted by nthdegx at 4:03 AM on September 26, 2004


Nice work! I'll give it a 9, but I've been paid off by the Romanians.

Fuckin' Romanians.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 4:45 AM on September 26, 2004


nth: that was my whole point!
P_G: did you find that in the Readers Digest? (",)

I know, I seemed to mung up the link that was there, and it's just as well really, plus iframes v. poor form and all that, an' I'm v. tired again after an all-nighter....shuffles off, sniffling and trembling...
posted by dash_slot- at 4:58 AM on September 26, 2004


nth: that was my whole point!

dash_slot, I think the point nthdegx was making was that your post is on the gray, thus clicking on the link doesn't technically take you to "this" (gray) page, but rather to the blue.
posted by pardonyou? at 6:18 AM on September 26, 2004


I know, I know...if you knew me in real life, you'd see a lot more of this sort of confusion. I'm sorry.

Does anyone have any light to shed on this outfit?
posted by dash_slot- at 6:27 AM on September 26, 2004


I'm sure it's the same story it always is; that Matt used to host their site and it's disappeared and now redirects to us.
posted by Pretty_Generic at 6:46 AM on September 26, 2004


Crikey - don't make too much fuss about it. Looks like another backdoor I can use to read mefi at work, for a few weeks at least!
posted by prentiz at 6:57 AM on September 26, 2004


There's more.
furbo-filters.com points to 209.10.108.201
furbo-filters.com
Organization:
furbo productions
Craig Hockenberry
195 Cypress Drive
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
US
Phone: (949) 494-9464
seems to be this person

talespin.net points to 209.10.108.201
Domain Name: TALESPIN.NET
Registrar: CAPITAL NETWORKS PTY LTD
Whois Server: whois.totalnic.net
Referral URL: http://icann.totalnic.net
Name Server: NS1.ZONEEDIT.COM
Name Server: NS2.ZONEEDIT.COM
Status: REGISTRAR-LOCK
Updated Date: 03-jul-2004
Creation Date: 21-jan-2000
Expiration Date: 21-jan-2005

dash-slot, did Konolia's comment get you investigating?

My 1st thought is that maybe someone is skimming google-ad pageviews. On preview, prentiz is probably correct. Cancel the B MattSignal.
posted by theora55 at 7:04 AM on September 26, 2004


of course someone could do something like this to try and get logins, but there is not much point since we could just email matt and cry "help meeeee!"
posted by bargle at 7:17 AM on September 26, 2004


theor55:
nah, actually I was looking for i_cola's email in his profile, googled it cos mefi.search is basically crap, and the 4th link down was that. Intrigued, I clicked....
posted by dash_slot- at 7:20 AM on September 26, 2004


i remember when most mefites actually understood how the HTTP and stuff worked.
posted by quonsar at 8:19 AM on September 26, 2004


"fuckchutney?"
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 8:21 AM on September 26, 2004


RFC's FOR ALL!
posted by quonsar at 8:22 AM on September 26, 2004


There's no apostrophe in RFCs. Newbie.
posted by iconomy at 8:58 AM on September 26, 2004


I've explained this about a dozen times already, but here it is again: I hosted a lot of little sites for friends, and when I switched from IIS to Apache, I couldn't host a lot of them (since they were using ASP). Folks have left the domains pointing to this server, and since I'm not redirecting the domain requests to their sites, the default site comes up (which in this case is MetaFilter).

Go through the wayback machine if you want to see what any of these sites were. The sendbackliberty.us was a joke anti-france site where people supposedly signed a petition to give the statue back to france, and replace it with a giant statue of ronald reagan (which was funny last year, before he died).

I just hosted it, I didn't write any of it.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 9:07 AM on September 26, 2004


Newbie.

that's 'n00bie'. sheesh, read the RFC!
posted by quonsar at 9:23 AM on September 26, 2004


ok, matt, ok. It looked somewhat...we-e-eird. Thanks for 'splaining.
posted by dash_slot- at 9:29 AM on September 26, 2004


(which was funny last year, before he died)

Now it's just common sense.
posted by j.edwards at 11:46 AM on September 26, 2004


Could it be time for a Mefi FAQ to be hosted on-site, rather than solely at the wiki?
posted by mwhybark at 12:21 PM on September 26, 2004


I love talespin.net personally. My work filter blocks MeFi proper.
posted by spartacusroosevelt at 2:20 PM on September 26, 2004


i remember when most mefites actually understood how the HTTP and stuff worked.

most...? granted you've been around here a few months longer than i have, but i sure don't remember that.

(which was funny last year, before he died).

that could still be funny
posted by t r a c y at 2:34 PM on September 26, 2004


most...? granted you've been around here a few months longer than i have, but i sure don't remember that.

Well, see? You obviously haven't read the RFC. I bet you think that IRC is arcane, too.
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 7:14 PM on September 26, 2004


Dude, I speak a dozen different assemblers, and I think IRC is arcane.
posted by inpHilltr8r at 8:30 PM on September 26, 2004


Aren't we long overdue for a spectacular user meltdown?
posted by interrobang at 9:21 PM on September 26, 2004


Dude, I speak a dozen different assemblers, and I think IRC is arcane.

Translation: "I couldn't figure it out."
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 10:31 PM on September 26, 2004


No offense intended. I couldn't resist the temptation to try to make a point at your expense. Which is just plain not nice. So, forget I posted that.
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 11:13 PM on September 26, 2004


So it was my fault, right?
posted by i_cola at 4:50 AM on September 27, 2004


And you haven't sent me an e-mail either!
posted by i_cola at 4:55 AM on September 27, 2004


?
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 7:32 AM on September 27, 2004


I bet you think that IRC is arcane, too

insane...? yup, that's what i think.
posted by t r a c y at 7:56 AM on October 1, 2004


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