So what’s going on here, then? (Part Two)

Posted by Tim Ireland at January 28, 2008

Category: The Political Weblog Movement

This entry was posted on
Monday, January 28th, 2008
5:31 pm and is filed
under The Political Weblog Movement.

Note #1: This probably won’t last for long, as Staines is lurking nearby (even though he’d never admit it).

Note #2: I am *not* including a hyperlink, because this has nothing to do with the redirection code that proves how sensitive Paul Staines is to scrutiny.

Here is a URL:

It is the URL for the Guido Fawkes archive (December 2007).

If you copy and past that URL into your browser’s address bar, and try to visit/view the December 2007 archives… well, there’s no need to ruin the surprise just yet.

OK, now you’ve seen that, here’s today’s blogging exercise for beginners…

Without getting ‘revved up’ or making assumptions, see if you can ask the right questions and find those answers that will explain fully what is going on here and why it’s so damn amusing to those in the know.

UPDATE (9pm) – Just a quick note to let you know that ‘Guido’ has finally worked it out *and* managed a fix. More details tomorrow.

UPDATE (29 Jan) – All is explained in this follow-up post that ‘Guido’ is not going to like at all.


  1. Jangliss says

    Didn't take long, either way. It's redirected to

  2. Manic says

    Tch. You've gone and ruined the surprise.:o)It redirected to when I wrote this post (and it still does now).Note – Full appreciation of the joke requires knowledge of certain recent events. Details soon.

  3. balders says

    Now, it doesn't work for me, but that's because I'm browsing with Firefox, with the NoScript plugin set to forbid any scripts from SO equally, I can click on a link from this blog to Paul's and never see the Cafepress site.

  4. Manic says

    Now where's the fun in that?:o)

  5. Dave Cole says

    Sorry, but could someone explain for the hard of thinking?

  6. Manic says
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