The ward is a factory for the Combine
"Global Tags" don’t seem to be going anywhere new
or to be exact they are going to hell…
Whereupon everyone piles in again and I finally twig that post category links are not broken through accident or carelessness, but by design. It’s such a lovely piece of necromancy, I would kind of like to pick the whole thread up and carry it over here.
while this thread is really deserve discussion, taking it on the wp.com blog could become rather dangerous: right in this moment Automattic Inc. has used “the right to deny access to and use of the Website to any individual or entity for any reason, in Automattic’s sole discretion.” i.e. without any warnings I was banned from wp.com forums (read only); yet my posts are alive but they look like they posted from “Anonymous Unregistered” — so noone can see my other posts on the forum. obviously, this blog will follow the same fortune soon too.
since I’ve missed the opportunity to reply in this thread itself (before it’s been closed) and now can’t say anything in any other forum’s topic, I’m taking my (probably last) chance to clarify some things here.
in this thread wank wrote:
“Considered from the point of view of maximizing traffic to the global tags pages, the current setup makes perfect sense“
admittedly, me being not very smart person (to criticize hosts intentions in the house of their own), I still franky can’t get any sense of such an obstinate desire to maximize traffic to the global tags pages.
simple POC (proof of the concept):
- let’s imagine someone has landed to this post from a search engine or somewhere else;
- now, as you said “it’s much more likely that your reader is going to want to know what you’ve had to say on the topic throughout the history of your blog”;
- ok, they click on WordPress.com link in the post header/footer which leads them to the Global Tag page;
- what they can see over there (besides may be one or couple of my recent post):
- Is This Britney Spears???
- Yes! YOU are making me high!
- SEXY Singing for YOU
- Love Is Sex!
- Britney’s Crotch!
- Sexy Home Videos
- Online Marketing
there are more hot posts but I guess that’ll be enough. yeah it looks like WordPress.com’ Global Tag is kinda popular ;-)
let’s return to my reader: I believe that circa 80% of normal (mentally) visitors of mine just close this browser window/tab and forget about WordPress.com and my blog for good, those 20% left who “feels themselves lucky” might hit the Back button and try to look for my other wp.com posts via rather long unfoldable category list tree on the sidebar or by other less reliable means like the blog search field or (what even less probable) by using an external search engine with the ‘site:’ search modifier.
resume: I can see no sense neither for wp.com (they loose a visitor), nor for me (I loose a visitor), cause I can hardly believe that any sane reader of this post would follow any of the titles above — even if I am not that clever enough, it would be much foolish consider other people even more stupid than myself.
so, where is at least the common sense (not speaking about commercial profit)?