Sorry about the lack of WWW posts over the last couple of weeks, hopefully this one will make your Saturday a little bit better. This week’s winner is the oh so informative Las Vegas Strip History Website. For anyone who wonders about this ambiguous title, this is a safe for work website (although a Google search for the title might lead you elsewhere).
The first thing that caught my eye about this site was the horribly annoying warning on the top of the page. Evidently, we all need Internet Explorer to view this site. Being the curious type, I opened the site in Internet Explorer, and I can’t see anything different than I see in Firefox. Here are some quotes from the warning at the top of the site that interest me.
“My site has been stolen five times – no, not parts – the whole thing – downloaded on their computers/servers and uploaded to their sites then calling it their own.” – How could someone live with themselves after downloading the Las Vegas Strip History site to their computer, the whole thing, and then uploading it to their site and calling it their own? I wonder if they took this warning message too.
“…this site was once wide open and the pictures large and beautiful, but unfortunately, due to the scum of the Earth also having access to the internet, I had to take these measures.” Evidently the scum of the earth likes to visit Las Vegas Strip History sites to steal big beautiful photos to sell on Ebay.
” I’ve filtered my e-mail program to automatically delete e-mails containing certain “complain” words. The only ones who have a right to complain are the individuals who have made a monetary or informational donation to this site and those e-mail addresses have been accepted by the filters.” I feel like I am complaining, but I haven’t been added to any e-mail list.
“This seems to pertain to men more than women. 99% of the complaints I received were from men, totally ignoring my previous warnings before I put the filters on like I want to hear what they have to say because they are a “Y” chromosome. Please gentlemen, trust me when I say I really truly don’t want your opinion, warnings, sarcasm, etc. Unless you have paid over $25,000 to put up a site just to have it stolen, your comments are next to nothing on my caring scale.”
Although I am fairly sure she doesn’t care what I have to say, I created a graph just to be sure: