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Author:  Nanohedron [ Mon Jan 27, 2020 3:13 pm ]
Post subject:  The Hunger Site

C&F's link seems to be broken. I can access the site via the Web, so it's definitely operational otherwise. Any ideas?

Author:  david_h [ Mon Jan 27, 2020 3:53 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: The Hunger Site

I can't get it at the URL in the link on the page http://www.thehungersite.com/ - gives 'server not found' the same as clicking the button.

There is a site https://thehungersite.greatergood.com/ that looks similar. Maybe the URL changed - or is that a different organisation? It has a similar vast number of tracking cookies.

The link worked a couple of weeks ago - I clicked it when I installed the ad-blocker so that they got something even if Dale doesn't

Author:  Nanohedron [ Mon Jan 27, 2020 4:05 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: The Hunger Site

david_h wrote:
I can't get it at the URL in the link on the page http://www.thehungersite.com/ - gives 'server not found' the same as clicking the button.

There is a site https://thehungersite.greatergood.com/ that looks similar. Maybe the URL changed - or is that a different organisation? It has a similar vast number of tracking cookies.

No, it's the same organization. The link worked yesterday, but for several weeks now it's been slow in loading, if that means anything.

Author:  david_h [ Mon Jan 27, 2020 4:34 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: The Hunger Site

Maybe they have been changing the hosting and things were not so good in the meantime. I guess the old simpler URL may come back.

Author:  Nanohedron [ Mon Jan 27, 2020 5:03 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: The Hunger Site

I guess we'll see.

Author:  Tunborough [ Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:35 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: The Hunger Site

It would seem The Hunger Site isn't what it was when Dale first set up the link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hunger_Site#History.

Author:  benhall.1 [ Tue Jan 28, 2020 1:28 am ]
Post subject:  Re: The Hunger Site

Tunborough wrote:
It would seem The Hunger Site isn't what it was when Dale first set up the link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hunger_Site#History.

I've followed your link. Assuming the site works, it doesn't look that bad to me.

Author:  david_h [ Tue Jan 28, 2020 4:00 am ]
Post subject:  Re: The Hunger Site

benhall.1 wrote:
... it doesn't look that bad to me.
I guess it works much the same way as the several UK sites that charities can register with. The charity asks its supporters to go to various online stores via the intermediary and that gives the charity part of what it gets for the click. If we click on the banner ads on this page Dale would, presumably, get the whole of the click payment to help fund C&F.

Duckduckgo is reporting 24 tracking cookies (no duplicates) from the Hunger Site , I wonder if rejecting them alters the payment.

Author:  Tunborough [ Tue Jan 28, 2020 8:05 am ]
Post subject:  Re: The Hunger Site

benhall.1 wrote:
I've followed your link. Assuming the site works, it doesn't look that bad to me.
Not necessarily bad, just not quite what it was when Dale set up the link.

It appears that thehungersite.com is still a registered domain name, but it is no longer showing up in domain name servers.

Author:  Nanohedron [ Tue Jan 28, 2020 3:41 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: The Hunger Site

benhall.1 wrote:
Tunborough wrote:
It would seem The Hunger Site isn't what it was when Dale first set up the link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hunger_Site#History.

I've followed your link. Assuming the site works, it doesn't look that bad to me.

It's apparent to me that the difference lies in the "greatergood" addition to the URL. C&F's link doesn't have this, and I'm assuming ours is therefore now obsolete. Is there a way for us to change that, Ben? I'd like to keep it operative, rather than have C&F drag a clutter of broken things behind it.

Author:  benhall.1 [ Thu Jan 30, 2020 1:36 am ]
Post subject:  Re: The Hunger Site

Nanohedron wrote:
benhall.1 wrote:
Tunborough wrote:
It would seem The Hunger Site isn't what it was when Dale first set up the link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hunger_Site#History.

I've followed your link. Assuming the site works, it doesn't look that bad to me.

It's apparent to me that the difference lies in the "greatergood" addition to the URL. C&F's link doesn't have this, and I'm assuming ours is therefore now obsolete. Is there a way for us to change that, Ben? I'd like to keep it operative, rather than have C&F drag a clutter of broken things behind it.

Yes, so would I. I will try and investigate ...

Author:  Nanohedron [ Thu Jan 30, 2020 3:34 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: The Hunger Site

Hey! The clicky's working now, and it links to the new URL. Response seems snappier, too. Your doing, Ben?

Author:  benhall.1 [ Thu Jan 30, 2020 4:22 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: The Hunger Site

Nanohedron wrote:
Hey! The clicky's working now, and it links to the new URL. Response seems snappier, too. Your doing, Ben?

Er ... not that I know of ... I wasn't having a bit of a fiddle around with it, but I didn't think I'd managed to do anything ... nah ... I reckon it was Dale.

Author:  Nanohedron [ Thu Jan 30, 2020 4:31 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: The Hunger Site

Huh. He hasn't said anything. In any event, all's well that ends well. :)

Author:  Tunborough [ Thu Jan 30, 2020 7:36 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: The Hunger Site

C&F didn't change; the button still links to the original URL. Somebody at Greater Good has presumably restored a system that answers that URL, and forwards visitors to the new Greater Good site automatically.

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