Unfortunate URLs

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Syd
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Unfortunate URLs

Postby Syd » 23 Jul 2020, 6:05pm

It would seem that Cycles Kill Online.

https://cycleskillsonline.tfl.gov.uk/
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Re: Unfortunate URLs

Postby peetee » 23 Jul 2020, 10:50pm

More like a phone-in for bereaved parents: cycles kill son line.
What half-wit created that URL and which quarter-wit in the government sanctioned it?
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Re: Unfortunate URLs

Postby lbomaak2 » 23 Jul 2020, 11:10pm

peetee wrote:More like a phone-in for bereaved parents: cycles kill son line.
What half-wit created that URL and which quarter-wit in the government sanctioned it?

Maybe the same legal mind who defined the offence of "mans laughter"?

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Re: Unfortunate URLs

Postby profpointy » 23 Jul 2020, 11:34pm

I understand there' was a company who bought and sold collectable and expensive fountain pens. The business was called Pen Island. I leave working out the problem with their website as an exercise for the reader

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Re: Unfortunate URLs

Postby sjs » 23 Jul 2020, 11:36pm

profpointy wrote:I understand there' was a company who bought and sold collectable and expensive fountain pens. The business was called Pen Island. I leave working out the problem with their website as an exercise for the reader


There are a lot of examples along the same lines. Powergenitalia.com anyone?

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Re: Unfortunate URLs

Postby Syd » 24 Jul 2020, 6:13am

There is a site called Who Represents whose URL is not to be confused with any where you buy gifts for your paid sex partner.

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Re: Unfortunate URLs

Postby kwackers » 24 Jul 2020, 12:15pm

profpointy wrote:I understand there' was a company who bought and sold collectable and expensive fountain pens. The business was called Pen Island. I leave working out the problem with their website as an exercise for the reader

Still is.

https://www.penisland.net/

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Re: Unfortunate URLs

Postby [XAP]Bob » 24 Jul 2020, 12:20pm

Don't forget experts exchange....
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Re: Unfortunate URLs

Postby reohn2 » 24 Jul 2020, 12:23pm

peetee wrote:......What half-wit created that URL and which quarter-wit in the government sanctioned it?

There are many of 'em to choose from in local and national government :wink:
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Re: Unfortunate URLs

Postby Pastychomper » 24 Jul 2020, 12:59pm

This is more of a deliberately fortunate URL, but some years ago I accidentally discovered that there was a company selling eye-wear at goggle.com. I don't know if it's still running, the address seems to be blocked from w*rk.
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Re: Unfortunate URLs

Postby ferrit worrier » 24 Jul 2020, 4:54pm

[XAP]Bob wrote:Don't forget experts exchange....


Don't be an expert X is an unknown quantity and a spurt is a drip under pressure
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