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How to ruin a web site

Discussion in 'HTML & Website Design' started by nfd2005, May 27, 2008.

  1. #1
    Hi Everyone,

    I'm trying to come up with a very extensive list on things you can do to ruin a web site. I'm going to publish this list in a blog post so by posting on this thread, you are giving me permission to use your information.
    SEMrush
    1. Get your site built with a popular CMS like Joomla or Wordpress and then hand it over to someone who doesn't understand server side programming and decides to convert everything to static HTML pages.

    2. Get your site ranking very well in the search engines then make your site temporarily down for maintenance for three or more days.

    3. Convert your SEO optimized web site into a flash site.
     
    nfd2005, May 27, 2008 IP
    SEMrush
  2. jeeberman

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    Design your website so that it is vulnerable to spammers.
     
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    iNTaYkE Active Member

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    Ouch, that'll ruin a web site.
     
    iNTaYkE, May 27, 2008 IP
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    locomotion Active Member

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    Easy, delete everything inside /root
     
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  5. Ulquiorra

    Ulquiorra Peon

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    Get unsanitized input from the user.
     
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    Jalpari Notable Member

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    is ur article great? expert knows what will happen if site will close for few days .. cheer
     
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  7. C.Whyte

    C.Whyte Peon

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    Send your FTP info overseas for support... haven't once had it not compromised
     
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    Ninjasoft Peon

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    get hosting with 1and1 then they delet eveything on your site because there gypsys!
     
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    Wow, I can think of a ton..
    • Allow all comments to pass through un-filtered. (see cracked.com's comment system, almost 100% spam)
    • Leave comments un-moderated. (racial flamewars tend to make bad impressions)
    • Use brightly-colored backgrounds like pure red and green.
    • Midi. 'Nuff said.
    • Animated gifs.
    • Huge blocks of text with no paragraphs or headers.
    • Under construction pages with no content.
    • Block access to IE users and force a re-direct to Firefox (yes, some websites actually do this)
    • rite like u never had a education lolololol!!!!111
     
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    allnightlong Banned

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    Leave your Cpanel open for everyones access.. Anyways there are tons of ways to destroy a site.
     
    allnightlong, May 28, 2008 IP
  11. FaiNT15

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    Make your site resize browser windows.
     
    FaiNT15, May 28, 2008 IP
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    ziplock122949 Active Member

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    link to sites that are banned by search engines
     
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  13. nfd2005

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    Use comic sans as your default font.

    Keep 'em coming guys this is great stuff.
     
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    Enforcing strict rules upon web masters - after they have made you what you are : MySpace.
    Introduce community power to maintain content : Youtube.
    Limit web master functions and rights and then do the harold holt : eurekster/swicki.

    Without web masters creating spam accounts and inflating mySpace members numbers they would be no where, now they have the media attention etc. they ditch us.

    Youtube is open for abuse by letting members flag content and maintain the content with the flag button.

    Swicki eurekster was doing fine, introduced new rules and restricted members swickis, then they did the bolt.

    basically once you're a large web site web masters will find ways to profit from your web site, the way you handle this will make or break your web site.
     
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    Faint Well-Known Member

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    Just out of curiosity, why are you publishing a list like this? So people can avoid doing things like this and wrecking their site I'm guessing?
     
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    nfd2005 Peon

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    Yeah, it seemed like a good idea for something I would like to read.
     
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    Editing source code's without backing up first. I learnt from experience to say the least.
     
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    not giving reasons for banning
     
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    forget to pay your bills
     
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    Have some kind of music/melody playing in the background, with no obvious way for the user to stop it.
     
    FaiNT15, May 29, 2008 IP