A Simply Silly WordPress URL

I’m not sure why I noticed this protest sticker. It’s stuck to a lamp post on Patrick Street, Cork but maybe it was the typo in the URL that triggered my subconscious. One thing I can be certain of is that WordPress.org is not taking sides in any conflict of any sort! GPL software can be used by anyone just so long as they stick to the agreement with which they accepted the software.

Silly Stupid Typo

As expected, palestinesolidarityproject.wordpress.com points at an old blog of theirs as they have now moved to their own server at palestinesolidarityproject.org.

Glossing over the .org mistake for a minute, why do people still put the “www.” in front of long-winded urls? It gets stripped by WordPress.com anyway. Why not put “http://” there instead? Makes more sense to me. Three cheers for the no-www movement!

So, have you seen any glaring typos on posters, fliers, stickers or blogs that made you look twice? Today’s link post doesn’t count. I did that on purpose to make a point. Sure. 🙂

54 thoughts on “A Simply Silly WordPress URL

  1. If it wasn’t for your post showing up in the dashboard, I would have still been blissfully aware of the http://no-www.org website… thankfully I had nothing to do at work (the one that pays the bills), so I’m now a Class B as well! Thanks!

  2. I think www. it ok as it serves as a visual clue. How ever I normally redirect away from it. Particly if you have a “unnormal” TLD like .ie there is nothing to make it clear it is a domain name.

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