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iain
09-13-2001, 06:57 PM
Enter here
Click here to enter

Why do websites do it, its irritating, you go to a website and want it to open but are forced to click on a link that says enter here to continue before it will let you see so much as the homepage. Grrr!

Zach L.
09-13-2001, 07:03 PM
They operate under the assumption that you are incapable of telling when you have entered their website unless they lead you through it. It gives the designers a feeling of power.

Carlos
09-14-2001, 07:52 AM
...it's tricky, however, as it might be on a banner which leads you to a completely different site.

Btw, I haven't seen this trick on serious sites, only on some cheap porn-sites.

They "warn" you that you must be over 18, adult content, blablabla, and let you through if you click on "Enter here" ;)

On Cprogramming.com you won't find such links (neither no adult content, at least not yet...well, the avatar might be a possibility, but 50 x 50 pixels is not enough :)).

Esss
09-14-2001, 08:41 AM
Well, sometimes people put browser-detection code there, or warnings about browser versions; some people use it to track people visiting the site; others use it to display the pretty rendered bitmap they made for just such a purpose...

iain
09-14-2001, 11:47 AM
i was on some programming sites and some software sites, and they had big front pages click here to enter the site. ! Why - just load it.

Browser detection - my site uses browser detection and visitor tracking but the user doesnt know - its all seemless.

there is no need for these pages they are ugly, useless

<cuts rantings short>
see?

Generator
09-14-2001, 12:01 PM
I agree. Down with those lame "click here to enter" links and pages!!!

iain
09-14-2001, 09:07 PM
right, its official - we all hate them!
start a petition

*sign*