Now if you type in nothingtoinstall.com in your URL you will be directed to webapps.stackexchange.com.

Isn't this a bug?

  • No, it's not a bug. See the answer below. – Nathan Osman Oct 2 '10 at 1:07

This is being discussed here.

  • That's different from this question. My question centers around why whenever I type nothingtoninstall, i get redirected to webapps? – Graviton Oct 2 '10 at 1:08
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    @Ngu Soon Hui - the site is back at webapps. We redirect from nothingtoinstall as a courtesy for users with bookmarks to the old address, or following what would otherwise be dead links. – Kevin Montrose Oct 2 '10 at 1:10
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    This just makes everyone who had updated their bookmarks or sent out links promoting the site just as dead. – Rebecca Chernoff Oct 2 '10 at 1:13
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    @Kevin, I think that's an extremely poor thought-out decision. If you are reverting back to the old stackexchange.com domain name, why should you bother to get a new domain name in the first place? – Graviton Oct 2 '10 at 1:15
  • @rchern - both links nothingtoinstall and webapps.stackexchange are "live," although the canonical site is at webapps.stackexchange. Nothing is dead (well, chat is goofy right now for some reason). – Kevin Montrose Oct 2 '10 at 1:17
  • @Ngu Soon Hui - Wait for an official announcement of the rational, as I'm not really qualified to give one just to explain the technical details. – Kevin Montrose Oct 2 '10 at 1:18
  • @Kevin, that was in response to your comment about following what would otherwise be dead links. How are they any more dead than what you just pointed out? – Rebecca Chernoff Oct 2 '10 at 1:18
  • @rchern - webapps.stackexchange.com <- that's not a dead link. Questions work too webapps.stackexchange.com/questions/7373 . Where are the dead links? – Kevin Montrose Oct 2 '10 at 1:21
  • I guess I misread what you said as the url had to be changed back because there were dead links. – Rebecca Chernoff Oct 2 '10 at 1:37

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