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PoconoPCDoctor's Journal: Rejected Submissions

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So far, I am 13 for 13 in stories submitted to Slashdot - all rejected. So I have decided to enter all stories I submit in my journal, in case someone might find them useful. Below is a similar story I put on my blog with essentially the same information.

While writing my previous post, I was looking for information about Computer Shows. I found the MarketPro web site, and then clicked on the link for the Allentown Fair Grounds. The correct link to the Allentown Fair Grounds is

http://www.allentownfair.com

The web site, however, had mistakenly coded it as

http://http://www.allentownfair.com

The extra http:// takes you to none other than tada! www.microsoft.com. I tried adding the extra http:// on a few other web sites, and they all will redirect to Microsoft. I also searched for references to this phenomenom on Google, but did not find any direct matches.

When you consider how many times this might happen in the course of a day, it seems that Microsoft has found a very interesting way to drive traffic to their site.

Remember, you heard it here first!

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