FAILon 06/07/2011 at 9:20 pm
So, I fail at HTTP.
The stats on the site have shown about 3000 people per day coming in from geebaonparade.com. I thought: “Sweet!”.
Then I finally got some metrics going on geebasonparade.com and saw that almost all of the people that visit geebas go directly to thedevilspanties.com after visiting.
Then I remembered the part where Jennie had told me that a fan was asking when the April Fools joke would be over….
…The one where I redirected everyone from thedevilspanties.com to geebasonparade.com.
Then I felt like an idiot for not investigating deeper when Jennie first mentioned it to me.
So the short of it is that I should have used a 302(Temporary) redirect instead of a 301(Permanent). I usually do a 301 by default without issues. However with a site this popular there will always be some browsers and ISPs that will misbehave, or in this case behave 100% according to the RFC.
Unfortunately there is no easy way to fix this for everyone unless we issue another 301 redirect on geebasonparade.com to go back to thedevilspanties.com.
This is not something we want to do right now, but we will be forced to if the numbers don’t drop from the current 3000 redirected visitors in the next 2 weeks.
IF YOU ARE STILL BEING REDIRECTED TO GEEBASONPARADE.COM VAPORIZE YOUR BROWSER CACHE.
IF YOU STILL ARE STILL HAVING ISSUES AFTER NUKING YOUR CACHE FROM ORBIT, CALL YOUR ISP OR ADMINISTRATOR AND TELL THEM TO “CLEAR THE REDIRECT FOR THEDEVILSPANTIES.COM FROM THEIR PROXY”.
ALSO I WILL BE COMMITTING EPEEN SEPPUKU.