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Sep 24th, 2005 at 3:08pm
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As the MediaWiki Guidelines article says, I think we should try to use the www.example.org when showing, well, examples of e.g $boardurl and what not.

It would be a good practice and as commonly used, clear to everyone what it means (in case some dork thinks his forum really should be available over at http://www.yoururltoyabbforum.com =)
  
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Reply #1 - Sep 24th, 2005 at 3:22pm
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Using example.org is a good idea... I always use example.org myself when doing example URL's here in these forums, and everywhere else...

hmm.. The example.org and example.com domain names seems to be down now though... Too bad.. Well, that is still no reason to not use them in examples....
  
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Reply #2 - Sep 24th, 2005 at 6:51pm
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Monsen wrote on Sep 24th, 2005 at 3:22pm:
hmm.. The example.org and example.com domain names seems to be down now though... Too bad.. Well, that is still no reason to not use them in examples....


Actually, that's a good thing. I'd much rather point to a dead or non-existant site than something some click-trap like http://www.yourdomain.com/.
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Reply #3 - Sep 24th, 2005 at 6:58pm
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No, it isn't, because the example.org and example.com domains were set up spesifically for the purpose of serving as example domains. Anyone clicking a link to those domains, would end up at a page explaing that this was an example domain. Which is a pretty nice thing actually.....
  
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Reply #4 - Sep 24th, 2005 at 7:58pm
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Yeah, I know, but you have no idea how many people I've delt with (and still do) who've told me "I went to blahblah.com like the directions said, but I didn't see anything".  Grin
  
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Reply #5 - Sep 24th, 2005 at 8:09pm
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Yea... But if the domain isn't active, they will just say:
' I went to xxx as the directions told me to, but the site refused to load.'
  
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