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    * webhostingstuff secret link

    lol..... While I was surfing webhostingstuff site I found a hidden link on this page..

    http://www.webhostingstuff.com/revie...tyHosting.html

    After the footer text © 2009 W3Centric Network

    http://www.webhostingstuff.com/go/noentry.html

    When I click there this is shown up

    Warning: Do Not Proceed

    This page is not meant for your viewing. Please exit from this page immediately. Do NOT click on the link below or you will be permanently BANNED from this website.
    STOP!! Exit this page immediately

    WARNING: Do NOT click here or you'll be BANNED forever! Please exit from this page now.

    Can anyone say what is this about...

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    Actually, really don't click it, I am banned from the site, can tell if it's by cookie or IP or combination.
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    I say don't allow the stupid cookie and it keeps working.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RadonSys Shamil View Post
    Actually, really don't click it, I am banned from the site, can tell if it's by cookie or IP or combination.
    cookie only. They want you to email them......

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    What the Strange web page ? Must be to catch out bots ?
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    That is strange, I just clicked it as well, now it's not loading. Says to diagnose the issue, hehehe.
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    This actually looks like it might be a good thing. Notice that the page is in their /go/ folder. Many sites use /go/ (or similar) folders for redirecting to advertiser websites. webhostingstuff has /go/ blocked from bots in their robots.txt file, so maybe this hidden link is setup to ban the bots that are not obeying robots.txt

    The reason this might be good is because it will help prevent bot clicks on advertiser links from being counted as clicks from real visitors.
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    Quote Originally Posted by john2k View Post
    This actually looks like it might be a good thing. Notice that the page is in their /go/ folder. Many sites use /go/ (or similar) folders for redirecting to advertiser websites. webhostingstuff has /go/ blocked from bots in their robots.txt file, so maybe this hidden link is setup to ban the bots that are not obeying robots.txt

    The reason this might be good is because it will help prevent bot clicks on advertiser links from being counted as clicks from real visitors.
    That makes sense to me but I am still wondering, is there no solution to get rid of this ban page. I removed cookies, even used the different browser but still I am banned

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    Quote Originally Posted by john2k View Post
    This actually looks like it might be a good thing. Notice that the page is in their /go/ folder. Many sites use /go/ (or similar) folders for redirecting to advertiser websites. webhostingstuff has /go/ blocked from bots in their robots.txt file, so maybe this hidden link is setup to ban the bots that are not obeying robots.txt

    The reason this might be good is because it will help prevent bot clicks on advertiser links from being counted as clicks from real visitors.
    I never thought of it in that way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hostpolice View Post
    That makes sense to me but I am still wondering, is there no solution to get rid of this ban page. I removed cookies, even used the different browser but still I am banned
    Irony. You probably should have obeyed the instructions, eh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by porcupine View Post
    Irony. You probably should have obeyed the instructions, eh?
    Yup, I clicked the link.. was just curious. lolz

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    LOL, I've emailed them to ask about it lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by RadonSys Shamil View Post
    LOL, I've emailed them to ask about it lol
    lol I can see it now. people posting webhostingstuff reviews with links to the ban page.
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    I think thats to catch BOTS who obviously dont know the link is meant to catch and stop BAD IPs FROM POSTING!





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    Quote Originally Posted by darkeden View Post
    lol I can see it now. people posting webhostingstuff reviews with links to the ban page.
    I think one of the worst things that can happen is for google bot to get there and click the button, banning it from their site... bye bye rankings...
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    Quote Originally Posted by RadonSys Shamil View Post
    I think one of the worst things that can happen is for google bot to get there and click the button, banning it from their site... bye bye rankings...
    The page is question is being blocked in robots.txt, which Google and other search engines obey, so that is a non-issue.
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    IMHO,

    this is to ban spammers/spam bots who virtually click through on any <a href> tags...
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    Quote Originally Posted by hostpolice View Post
    That makes sense to me but I am still wondering, is there no solution to get rid of this ban page. I removed cookies, even used the different browser but still I am banned
    Change your ip :-) and do a dns flush yay!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BidJam View Post
    Have they replied to your e-mail yet?
    Nope, still waiting.
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    Yeah... why would you post something that you know half of us are too curious to not click.

    I got the whole office banned for now, they must ban by IP.
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    Yeah..I just got our office banned to...lol.

    Curiosity banned the office....

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    Curiousity is a killer, isn't it? Not going there.

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    I really want to do it too... even though I know what will happen!
    How sad is that

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    You guys are funny. Reminds me of this old episode of Ren & Stimpy when Ren tell Stimpy NOT to push the big red button but he just cannot resist.
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    Well, it's IP, so for those who are on a static IP, it suxor, but if you're dynamic, lyk me, then it's ok
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    Yeah..we're static here..lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by RadonSys Shamil View Post
    Well, it's IP, so for those who are on a static IP, it suxor, but if you're dynamic, lyk me, then it's ok
    So now whoever gets your old IP on the block is gonna be banned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pphillips View Post
    You guys are funny. Reminds me of this old episode of Ren & Stimpy when Ren tell Stimpy NOT to push the big red button but he just cannot resist.
    Haha, the History Eraser Button!

    http://www.metacafe.com/watch/115386...en_and_stimpy/

    Haha...Ren & Stimpy... old times..

    Yeah.. banned.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt - HostMist View Post
    So now whoever gets your old IP on the block is gonna be banned.

    Smart people
    just one thing.. a whois for my old IP showed that it was registered to AT&T... not just am I in the UK, but my IPS is called TalkTalk, who own Opal Telecom.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Machen - Limestone View Post
    Haha, the History Eraser Button!

    http://www.metacafe.com/watch/115386...en_and_stimpy/

    Haha...Ren & Stimpy... old times..

    Yeah.. banned.
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    I got banned. lol. I should have read the replies first.

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    I agree with the bot reasoning for the page. Good way of handling them I'd have to say!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cheyenne1212
    Yeah..I just got our office banned to...lol.
    Ah man!!

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    The guys at WHS will be scratching there heads a large number of bans lol
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    I'm banned too :/

    Someone that's not banned should contact them and paste them this thread :/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clayton View Post
    I'm banned too :/

    Someone that's not banned should contact them and paste them this thread :/
    Yeah I've sent them an e-mail let's see how long it takes for a response lol. No I didn't click cause I'm not that adventurous.
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