Thursday, June 3, 2010

Watch Where You Stick It!

In this modern day URL's or homepage addresses are becoming more and more common as people and companies get on the web. But please, be careful. When you place your name or your company's name into a URL address and the spaces are removed, consider what people see when looking at the page. The human eye will put the 'spaces' where the meaning may be changed. In other words, where you stick your spaces may not be where I stick mine.

Examples are:

"Big Al's Bowling Alley" with the slogan "I love big Al's" becomes "ilovebigals" when put into URL form. Some of you might like bi gals, but really, I don't think that's the intended meaning.

"Mole Station Nursery" becomes "molestationnursery" a rather unfortunate name indeed. Suffice it to say the company spent money changing the name to "molerivernursery". Much better.

A British firm of tree surgeons in France "Les Bocages" becomes "lesbocages". Yeah, keep them lesbians in those cages! LOL

An electric company in Italy called Powergen put up their URL powergenitalia.

The list goes on and on, but here's one more for fun. A bed spread company named La Drape in Britain listed www.ladrape.com.uk (and yes, this URL is still live) Now, that is just unfortunate.

Say no more :-)

3 comments:

MK Mancos/Kathleen Scott/Kate Davison said...

You would not believe the number of people who do that to my website Mystic Kat they call is My Stick At. - I am about to change it because people are idiots. I just look them in the eye and say, "Now, who in their right mind would name their website My Stick At? Are you crazy?" - I usually get the shrugged shoulders and "I don't know."

MK Mancos/Kathleen Scott/Kate Davison said...

Sorry, that should have read, I NOT about to change it. My fingers aren't awake yet.

Mark Alders said...

LOL

Yep! People will do weird things for sure...thanks for the comment, mate! Or should I say, "my stick at"! LOL

*hugs*

Mark

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