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PC World's 25 Worst Web Sites

Zonk posted more than 7 years ago | from the heh-neuticles dept.

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Cilibrin writes "PC World has posted a story on the 25 dumbest dot-coms and silliest sites. Among those to make the list are the pet-related Neuticles — a site for testicular implants for pets — and every child's favorite, Rabies for Kids." From the article: "As venture capitalists scramble to throw money at anything labeled Ajax or Web 2.0, and Web publishing becomes so simple that anyone with a working mouse hand can put up a site, we offer our list of the 25 worst Web sites of all time. Many of our bottom 25 date from the dot-com boom, when no bad idea went unfunded. Some sites were outright scams — at least two of our featured Net entrepreneurs spent some time in the pokey. Others are just examples of bad design, or sites that got a little too careless with users' information, or tried to demand far too much personal data for too little benefit. And to prove we're not afraid to pick on somebody much bigger than us, our pick for the worst Web site may be the hottest cyberspot on the planet right now. "

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272 comments

Myspace... (4, Funny)

Patik (584959) | more than 7 years ago | (#16118658)

Should've taken all 25 spots.

Re:Myspace... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16118666)

That's so emo zomg!

YES! (5, Funny)

DurendalMac (736637) | more than 7 years ago | (#16118687)

I'm glad it made number one. I work in a computer lab as a student at a university, and Myspace is responsible for more browser hangs than everything else combined. That site is a festering cyst on the asshole of the internet.

Re:YES! (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16118739)

That site is a festering cyst on the asshole of the internet.

Gee, thanks a bunch for that image. Asshole.

Re:YES! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16119035)

Actually, you should blame comedian Rush Limbaugh for that reference. Limbaugh the gung-ho warrior...deferred from serving his country during the Vietnam era...because of an anal cyst. That's where the reference comes from.

Re: myspace (4, Informative)

klenwell (960296) | more than 7 years ago | (#16118850)

Resistance is afoot:

http://code.google.com/p/moshi/ [google.com]

Re: myspace (3, Insightful)

NoTheory (580275) | more than 7 years ago | (#16119037)

I say this as someone who both loathes myspace, and has an account (granted w/o any information filled in), but how is signing up for a myspace account resistance? The problem with moshi conceptually, is that people don't care whether their code or their CSS is kosher, they just care that it looks the way they want it to. I guess i just fail to see how moshi encourages people to be better. Even if you give a proof of concept, that doesn't mean that anybody is going to jump on the bandwagon.

Re:Myspace... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16118768)

Nah, YouAreNumberOne.org [youarenumberone.org] should have at least taken one spot.

Re:Myspace... (2, Funny)

Danga (307709) | more than 7 years ago | (#16118889)

Myspace...
Should've taken all 25 spots.


Someone is mad they can't get anyone to add them as a friend...

Re:Myspacesucks.com (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16119000)

tom doesn't want to be my friend oh boo hoo, his sites listed as the worst website "evAr!" suck it up myspace luser!

Re:Myspace... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16119046)

Graphically, many MySpace pages look like a teenager's bedroom...

In a MS presentation on moving from CMS 2002 to Sharepoint 2007 it was said that MS learned a lot from sites like MySpace regarding collaborative sites.

goatse (0, Troll)

glimmy (796729) | more than 7 years ago | (#16118673)

So these sites are better than goatse, lemon party, and hai2u?

Re:goatse (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16118733)

No. They're worse. It's a list of the 25 worst, not the 25 best.

Re:goatse (1)

doctorsmoothy (987100) | more than 7 years ago | (#16118838)

Let us not forget bottleguy and tubgirl. Why is it so satisfying to make a friend say "I am never looking at a link you sent me again"?

Worst? (1)

Kaenneth (82978) | more than 7 years ago | (#16118678)

Bumper Bawls(bawlz? something like that) beat Neuticles I think; they were fake testicles for CARS.

I hope they were a joke.

Re:Worst? (3, Funny)

Cheapy (809643) | more than 7 years ago | (#16118795)

Nope. They aren't a joke.

I've seen them. On cars that is.

Re:Worst? (1)

dman123 (115218) | more than 7 years ago | (#16118804)

I hope they were a joke.

I've never seen a pair on a car but I think I've seen at least 10 trucks/SUVs with them. Blech!

Re:Worst? (1)

FlamingToad (1003165) | more than 7 years ago | (#16118827)

Car testicles are real. I've seen them...Usually on trucks.

Re:Worst? (1)

Tiiba (949795) | more than 7 years ago | (#16118863)

I saw one on an 18-wheeler. That was hilarious.

Re: Bumper Bawls (1)

RareButSeriousSideEf (968810) | more than 7 years ago | (#16118975)

No joke, I've seen them hanging from the back of large, powerful trucks on the expressways around me.

I've not seen them very often, mind you, but every couple months or so I see another one (or pair, as it were).

Re:Worst? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16118995)

They exist and are quite common in Kansas (and in the Midwest in general I think). I'm always tempted to 'neuter' them with a pair of tinsnips. >:D

The full list (5, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16118692)

25. Rentmychest.com.
24. IKissYou.org
23. InmatesForYou.com
22. Digital entertainment network (den.com)
21. Golden Palace Casino
20. Hotmail.com
19. WebVan
18. Beenz.com and Flooz.com (tie)
17. Boo.com
16. Microsoft Windows Update
15. Neuticles.com
14. BidForSurgery.com
13. Whitehouse.com
12. The Dancing Baby
11. Rabies for Kids
10. MyLackey.com.
9. HamsterDance.com
8. BonziBuddy
7. Pets.com
6. Pixelon.com
5. AllAdvantage
4. CD Universe
3. Cartoonnetwok.com
2. CyberRebate
1. MySpace.com

Re:The full list (2, Funny)

slagell (959298) | more than 7 years ago | (#16118805)

I was afraid I would see my site up there. :-) Good thing no one visits it.

Re:The full list (4, Funny)

Danga (307709) | more than 7 years ago | (#16118899)

dude, you look like a simpsons character!

Re:The full list (5, Funny)

grammar fascist (239789) | more than 7 years ago | (#16118835)

They TOTALLY left out Association of International Glaucoma Societies [globalaigs.org] !

Maybe it's because they cleaned up their act. They no longer play the Glaucoma Hymn upon visit - you have to click on something now. They've still got the frames, the horrendous color scheme, and the bobbing heads, which I suppose represent people with Glaucoma.

Glaucoma, Glaucoma, Glaucoma
Constricting vision slowly
Halted by progress of science
Vision of a world united
Beyond all science knowing...

Re:The full list (5, Insightful)

rahmza (862442) | more than 7 years ago | (#16119039)

I'm sorry, but the worst website I have ever seen has to be http://hosanna1.com/ [hosanna1.com]

Myspace (-1, Redundant)

owlman17 (871857) | more than 7 years ago | (#16118698)

I hope I don't get modded to hell for this, but if you're a true /.er, you'd vehemently agree with me. Myspace is the dumbest of them all. Well, Friendster is a notable mention.

Re:Myspace (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16118727)

Had you bothered to read TFA, you might have noticed that myspace did, in fact, get #1 as the worst website.

Re:Myspace (1)

owlman17 (871857) | more than 7 years ago | (#16118747)

Hmmm. Right. Just saw it now. And with all the ads I had to go thru to read that, PC World should be part of the list.

What's wrong with rabies site? (2, Insightful)

iamacat (583406) | more than 7 years ago | (#16118700)

People need to get basic information from somewhere, what's so terrible for this particular source?

Re:What's wrong with rabies site? (2, Informative)

mblase (200735) | more than 7 years ago | (#16118849)

what's so terrible for this particular source?

I think the (legitimate) gripe about this particular site [cdc.gov] was the garrish design. The whole thing is very, very 1990s-college-freshman in the way it looks.

Re:What's wrong with rabies site? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16118886)

Maybe it's for kids?

Re:What's wrong with rabies site? (1)

Gerzel (240421) | more than 7 years ago | (#16118958)

That's probably because it IS late 1990's college student designed. I'll bet you. The date on the template is 1999, and last review of the site was in '03. They probably used an intern to make it.

Those are pretty bad... (1)

HatchedEggs (1002127) | more than 7 years ago | (#16118705)

Of course, there are much worse out there. How do I know, I see it every time a new person wants to start a fan site about something stupid.

On the other hand, there are lots of cool sites. www.stickdeath.com used to be cool, until they started using annoying pop ups (yay for blockers) and what not. Funny site though. There are tons of others... so, my suggestion, when you come to talk some trash about how bad those sites are and add your list, throw out a site you think is cool as well.

_________________________________________
http://hatchedeggs.blogspot.com/ [blogspot.com]

Re: There are worse out there... (1)

RareButSeriousSideEf (968810) | more than 7 years ago | (#16119015)

I think their "worst" calculation is acutally a composite measure, like (badness * max(popularity,notoriety)).

Worst website according to Digg... (4, Interesting)

AtariDatacenter (31657) | more than 7 years ago | (#16118711)

In a story with 1500+ votes, Digg users acknowledged THIS to be the worst web site ever:
http://www.kwota.net/cdc/default.htm [kwota.net]

A quote: "I feel like I lost a part of my web design soul just by viewing this site."

Re:Worst website according to Digg... (1)

toadlife (301863) | more than 7 years ago | (#16118753)

Holy crap. I agree.

Worst website IS Digg... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16118760)

What was funny is that the people couldn't tell it was a joke... bah! Digg, humbug, etc.

Re:Worst website according to Digg... (1)

just_forget_it (947275) | more than 7 years ago | (#16118794)

GAAAHHHHH!!! Textured Backgrounds!!!! Frames!!! FRAAAMES!!!! 1995 has reared it's ugly head and has come to destroy us all. This site is the Medusa of websites, so ugly you will turn to stone.

Re:Worst website according to Digg... (1)

larien (5608) | more than 7 years ago | (#16118970)

Agreed - I took one look and saw a timewarp back 10 years.... some of the monstrosities from people who discovered animated gifs and the blink tag *shudder*

I think I only used the blink tag once, to fake up a C: prompt with a flashing cursor for some help pages.

Re:Worst website according to Digg... (2, Informative)

just_forget_it (947275) | more than 7 years ago | (#16119019)

Someone should write an article about the 25 worst HTML tags

Re:Worst website according to Digg... (1)

hobo sapiens (893427) | more than 7 years ago | (#16118830)

Oh, man, is that ever BAD! I think it's up there with the worst site I've ever seen, right here [hvysl.org] . Hope you like blink tags!!!

Re:Worst website according to Digg... (1)

hobo sapiens (893427) | more than 7 years ago | (#16118840)

I forgot to add...don't forget to click around in that site. Like a good wine, it reveals it's cache of "goodness" slowly and more with each click. My personal fave is the logo page. Believe it or not, they have made it much better than it was last time...nah, you'll never believe that so just trust me!

Re:Worst website according to Digg... (1)

ampmouse (761827) | more than 7 years ago | (#16119055)

They made the Logo page better?!?
I guess they did, The old logo page [archive.org] is... Special.
My favorite is the Email link graphic on the front page.

Re:Worst website according to Digg... (1)

mblase (200735) | more than 7 years ago | (#16118853)

http://www.kwota.net/cdc/default.htm

Kee-reist, that site literally makes my eyes hurt like they're trying to retreat into my skull. I am not kidding. I can still feel it.

Re:Worst website according to Digg... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16118876)

When I took a web design course, our instructor actually used this site as an example of what NOT to do. It remains the very worst site I've ever seen to this very day:

http://www.geocities.com/sassy_angel_kisses/index. html [geocities.com]

Re:Worst website according to Digg... (4, Funny)

dufachi (973647) | more than 7 years ago | (#16118880)

Well, I am going to have to agree that the site in question should be on the top 10, considering that they claim on their hideous-looking site that they are both elite and elitists. Apparently, the elite are color-blind.

In some cultures (1)

Joseph_Daniel_Zukige (807773) | more than 7 years ago | (#16118901)

gauche and gawdy is right for business.

This one is the worst... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16118938)

I think this one is the worst of them all...

http://www.japanorama.com/ugliest.html [japanorama.com]

Re:Worst website according to Digg... (2, Informative)

imroy (755) | more than 7 years ago | (#16119028)

Ok, that has got to be a parody. The author(s) claim to be a "Member of the HTML writers guild", but a look at the HTML shows it was produced with MS Word, complete with all the rubbish that entails. The clan members page however looks to be a dead give-away.
i helped co-author two of the bestselling books, "Teach Yourself MS-Paint in 21 Days" and "Teach Yourself MS-Bob in 21 Days".
i have written, consulted and co-written many various and numerous plugins for MSPAINT, including the "ALIASER" (a de-anti-aliaser), the innovative and hi-tech "Tree Fattener v2.0", and the "Lens Flare Drop Shadower" (if you've ever seen a lens flare with a drop shadow, and who hasn't, chances are it was done with the "Lens Flare Drop Shadower").
Ah, right.

Best part (5, Funny)

Kadin2048 (468275) | more than 7 years ago | (#16119041)

What I really love about that site is their business motto:
IF YOU ARE NOT HAPPY WITH FINISHED PROJECT YOU TAKE IT AND PAY US.
I swear I've done business with these guys.

Not enough silly (1)

Aeonite (263338) | more than 7 years ago | (#16118715)

I don't know whether to be gratified or insulted that Ninja Burger [ninjaburger.com] didn't make the cut, as silly as it is.

Though looking at their list, it appears they really weren't interested in silly anyway; sites that were intentionally silly number only 5 (by my count), the bulk qualifying as dumb (which I read as unintentional silliness or lack of quality):

Dumb
23. InmatesForYou.com
22. Digital entertainment network (den.com)
21. Golden Palace Casino
20. Hotmail.com
19. WebVan
18. Beenz.com and Flooz.com (tie)
17. Boo.com
16. Microsoft Windows Update
15. Neuticles.com
14. BidForSurgery.com
13. Whitehouse.com
11. Rabies for Kids
10. MyLackey.com.
7. Pets.com
6. Pixelon.com
5. AllAdvantage
4. CD Universe
3. Cartoonnetwok.com
2. CyberRebate
1. MySpace.com

Silly
25. Rentmychest.com.
24. IKissYou.org
12. The Dancing Baby
9. HamsterDance.com
8. BonziBuddy

Re:Not enough silly (4, Insightful)

Gamefreak99 (722148) | more than 7 years ago | (#16118764)

BonziBuddy is about as silly as the Spawn of Satan.

But, while the I Kiss You site (1)

Joseph_Daniel_Zukige (807773) | more than 7 years ago | (#16118908)

seems silly to US people, I wonder if it seems so silly to Turkish people.

23. InmatesForYou.com (5, Funny)

owlman17 (871857) | more than 7 years ago | (#16118717)

"23. InmatesForYou.com

This site helps you find that special someone, even if you have to wait 13 years for her parole to come up."

I tried clicking on the link but it says "Service Unavailable."

I hope this wasn't slashdotted.

Re:23. InmatesForYou.com (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16119033)

Its working now. Go get her. We're rooting for you.

I hate to rain on this parade... (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16118719)

Neuticles are more than cosmetic. Dogs that are shown need to be intact--which is to say, they need both nuts. If they're lacking one, they're disqualified. A fake nut is cheating, but it's pervasive.

An intact dog is also required for breeding.

Re:I hate to rain on this parade... (1)

QCompson (675963) | more than 7 years ago | (#16118748)

Plus, they're called neuticles. Neuticles! Maybe I'm just drunk, but that's the funniest thing I've heard since 1985.

Neuticles allowing your pet to retain his natural look, self esteem and aids in the trauma associated with neutering.
Scratch that mofo off the list, PCTurd. I'm off to order a bathrobe.

Re:I hate to rain on this parade... (3, Funny)

bitt3n (941736) | more than 7 years ago | (#16118979)

An intact dog is also required for breeding.
I'm not sure the offspring of a dog bred from neuticles is going to meet expectations.

Re:I hate to rain on this parade... (1)

exley (221867) | more than 7 years ago | (#16119032)

Can someone explain to me why parent has been modded "informative"? Both parent and modder seem to be missing something as well. A dog is not "in tact" if it has Neuticles. It just looks in tact, and damn if that doesn't sound "cosmetic" to me. Dog show people aren't going to go through the trouble of cutting their dog's nuts off just to put some fake ones in.


An intact dog is also required for breeding.

Riiiiiight, but, uh... You do realize that the testicles (I mean the OEM stuff, not Neuticles) perform certain biological functions that I'm guessing Neuticles can't perform. And if they can, wow, those are some impressive fake balls. But if they could (which they can't), what's the point of going through all this in the first place?

Glass houses... (5, Insightful)

Griim (8798) | more than 7 years ago | (#16118720)

The best part is PCWorld's site sucks.

I don't know what their minimum requirement is, but I don't like to maximize my browser window, so I can see what's going on in the background. I have a large screen though, so most sites will fit in a window that's roughly 1024 across...not this site though!

And who doesn't love an article that's broken down into at least 5 separate pages? I know there's nothing I love more than clicking and waiting 5 times, just to read a single article.

Re:Glass houses... (1)

themushroom (197365) | more than 7 years ago | (#16118740)

I admit that I too wondered where the navigation links were. Usually there's a "Next 5" and "Previous 5" below the important text, right? Right? Uh...

Re:Glass houses... (1)

Kamineko (851857) | more than 7 years ago | (#16118949)

Use the Force, Luke! [pcworld.com]

What a load of crap (3, Funny)

slack-fu (940017) | more than 7 years ago | (#16118731)

This list is completely wrong, Hamster Dance is the de facto standard of excellence in web design. Ive modeled almost all of my geocities sites after it, and nowadays I try to implement its design features the my personal, and friends, myspace pages.

Golden Palace is nuts. (1)

technoextreme (885694) | more than 7 years ago | (#16118734)

They have the stpuidest ad campaign and PC World described it best as buy as much crap as they can. They bought the naming rights to a monkey. A freaking monkey for $600,000. On the one hand it is good for the monkeys because it's going to help them. On the other hand why???

Re:Golden Palace is nuts. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16118948)

They have the stpuidest ad campaign and PC World described it best as buy as much crap as they can. They bought the naming rights to a monkey. A freaking monkey for $600,000. On the one hand it is good for the monkeys because it's going to help them. On the other hand why???

Gee, why do you think? Being an online gambling site they can't advertise on television in the U.S. That $600,000 (which isn't that far off from what one Thursday night prime time TV ad costs to run, not including the quarter million it might cost to make) bought them publicity. It sounds stupid, but hey-- you know they did it. It got the name out there and you remembered the stunt. I'd say they got their money's worth... Can you remember the last ten TV ads you watched?

Badger Badger / All Your Base (1)

themushroom (197365) | more than 7 years ago | (#16118735)

I know that Hamsterdance's animated GIFs and sped-up Roger Miller laugh predates Badger Badger Badger, All Your Base Are Belong To Us, and whatever other Flash goodies are out there, but it's really a matter of taste whether Hamsterdance is more annoying, eh?

Re:Badger Badger / All Your Base (3, Interesting)

Jekler (626699) | more than 7 years ago | (#16118797)

I agree. I think Hamsterdance, badger, all your base, etc. Are all a matter of "How funny did you find it?". They obviously weren't meant to be seriously attracting someone to use the site with some kind of purpose. I think the entire list should be redone minus joke (or "one hit wonder") web sites.

I think a list of "worst web sites" should be done using only serious material. If you had a "dumbest quote" contest, you wouldn't include intentional jokes.

Dorkinator (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16118737)

I guess that nobody has ever seen rent-a-hacker.com What a freak'n chump John Klein "Cobra", AKA, Snidley Whiplash AHHAHAHA

Clearly something wrong... (1)

atomic-penguin (100835) | more than 7 years ago | (#16118759)

Clearly there is something wrong when "modestapparelchristianclothinglydiaofpurpledresse scustomsewing.com" [modestappa...sewing.com] does not make it in the top 5 of worst .com lists.

Re:Clearly something wrong... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16118915)

The babes... did you check out the babes. Time for cold shower....

Actually, that site seems right for what it does. (1)

Joseph_Daniel_Zukige (807773) | more than 7 years ago | (#16118929)

Their brick and mortar probably looks about the same, and it's probably about right for the customers they are targeting.

We talk about Mom and Pop businesses on the web, well, that's what it will often look like.

cheap hardware (1)

undii (965381) | more than 7 years ago | (#16118765)

These guys have the cheapest hardware in Australia but their web page definitely doesn't have a budget at all :P http://www.msy.com.au/ [msy.com.au]

Yay. An Aussie spamming his warez on /. (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16118923)

Thanks.

Still mourning the loss of that Crocodile guy?

You know, the guy Aussies ignored for years until Americans began noticing him?

Then you all piled in to claim him as "Australia's Golden Boy".

But I suppose getting some attention from America is the one-and-only Australian Dream.

Re:Yay. An Aussie spamming his warez on /. (1)

undii (965381) | more than 7 years ago | (#16119026)

You're an idiot. 1: It's not my site as if I would make something that bad 2: I have no care about "that Crocodile guy", never watched a show of his or had his life interact with mine. 3: Getting attention from America is about last of my list of "to do's" And to hide under "Anonymous Coward", I think I'd do that if I wanted to spam any stuff of mine on here.

Re:cheap hardware (1)

Danga (307709) | more than 7 years ago | (#16118944)

I think I could make a better performing site if I hosted it on my old TI-83+ calculator. That site is BAD.

Russell's Paradox strikes again! (3, Funny)

argent (18001) | more than 7 years ago | (#16118775)

This must be a list of the 25 worst websites that don't list themselves.

My choice? (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16118783)

Any site that deals with those fag Muslims and their fucking retarded way of life. FUCK ALLAH!

Re:My choice? (0, Flamebait)

doctorsmoothy (987100) | more than 7 years ago | (#16118855)

Its probably too late to convince this AC's mother to abort him, eh? Anyone have any suggestions?

Re:My choice? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16119040)

Strap a bomb to yourself and run into his house?

Not that bad... (2, Interesting)

mrcolj (870373) | more than 7 years ago | (#16118785)

Of the 60 million active websites out there, they're trying to tell me that I've even heard of any of the worst 25? I was expecting 25 on par with "neuticles" or "rabies for kids," not another baseless rant against Windows Update. And don't nobody mention Dancing Baby, which is so good that 7 years later I just showed it to my wife a week ago (who's too young to have seen it--25.) Moral of the story: no major magazine has ever put out a legit list (besides the Fortune 500.) PC World's list of the worst websites was as much of a letdown as every time you get suckered into reading those "PC World's 25 ways to speed up your computer!"

Discerning Dogs Can't Tell (4, Funny)

Ranger (1783) | more than 7 years ago | (#16118802)

I love Neuticles [neuticles.com] . I think they are one of the best products on the market for dogs. I can picture this endorsement:

Customer: After I had my first dog, Scamp, snipped, he just didn't lick himself with the same enthusiasm. When we were going to get our second dog, Arny, snipped we heard about neuticles. After they removed his manhood, we had the install a big ole pair of neuticles. He was unsure of himself for a few days. He sniffed at them tentatively, gave them a lick and he was hooked. I decided to get a pair for Scamp installed. And boy was he happy. Now, both dogs lick themselves with the same enthusiasm as if they had real balls.

Arny & Scamp: (in unison) Woof! Woof!

I'm sorry but... (1)

mkiwi (585287) | more than 7 years ago | (#16118803)

The rabies site deserves an "OMG RABIES!!!"

It looks like a 15-year-old girl designed that site. Poor Canada. :-(

Re:I'm sorry but... (1)

mkiwi (585287) | more than 7 years ago | (#16118822)

Correction to previous post:

Replace "Poor Canada. :-(" with:
"Designed in the USA by Hippies. ~_~"

Windows Update? (5, Insightful)

raezr (946135) | more than 7 years ago | (#16118823)

I've never known anyone to have trouble with it. How is it difficult to click the "update" button and let it do everything for you?

This sounds more like a lame attempt to bash "Micro$oft" yet again.

Is it worst with traffics or without traffics (1)

vz3phyre (1003163) | more than 7 years ago | (#16118837)

Some of the website look nice and have lots of traffic come to their site. But some are really looks not professional. Maybe the PC Worlds rate based on the 'Seriousness' about the content. But maybe it also can be used a place to hang out :P Luckily my old websites not in the worst 25 list.... Hahahaha :D (Maybe they don't found it :P)

zombo (1)

gEvil (beta) (945888) | more than 7 years ago | (#16118845)

What? No zombo.com? [zombo.com]

Re:zombo (1)

ferrellcat (691126) | more than 7 years ago | (#16118953)

Exactly what I thought!!! They also forgot Boohbah [boohbah.com] , which HAS to be the worst website ever to disgrace the web.

Impossible! (1)

LuNa7ic (991615) | more than 7 years ago | (#16118868)

They missed www.realultimatepower.net/

Re:Impossible! (1)

Danga (307709) | more than 7 years ago | (#16118947)

While that site is badly designed, I do find it highly entertaining. I think it is hilarious!

alex chiu (1)

name*censored* (884880) | more than 7 years ago | (#16118924)

How on earth did Alex Chiu [alexchiu.com] not make it?

Re:alex chiu (1)

larien (5608) | more than 7 years ago | (#16119004)

Hrm, so bad it's filtered by our work proxy:

Reason: The Websense category "Tasteless" is filtered.

A funny take on Neuticles (2, Funny)

BeeBeard (999187) | more than 7 years ago | (#16118952)

can be seen on a 4th season episode of "Penn & Teller: Bullshit!" You can hear and see the inventor sum up his invention in his own words, accompanied by Penn's chiding commentary. If it's not enough for you to just *read* about artificial pet testicles, and you're more the type who wants to *see* them, then feel free to get ahold of the episode. It's episode 406 from season 4, entitled "Pet Love". You can probably get it right now using your favorite p2p program.

And no, I am not Penn Gillette, nor do I have some kind of vested interest in selling you a pair of fake doggie balls. :) Although it would be pretty awesome to make some kind of "not only the president, I'm also a client remark" and whip out a second "supplemental" pair as proof positive of my commitment to the product.

New Worst Site... (1)

IHC Navistar (967161) | more than 7 years ago | (#16118967)

I nominate PC World as the dumbest site on the web. They actually spent time researching and compiling a list with absolutely no practical use. Ok, if they are going to make fun of the people who thought up these sites, why don't they include the two chair jockeys that wasted time compiling this? Like there was nothing better to do? By the way, although these are pretty dumb sites, they overlook the fact that the site operators/creators are making *much* more money with their "dumb" ideas than are the people who worked on compiling the list, who evidently thought that the list was a good idea. Kinda ironic.

By the way, I don't buy into the whole "MySpace Popularity" thing at all, but if it is such a dumb idea, how come the two creators have made $$$,$$$,$$$ off of it? If someone was making that much off of a "bad idea", maybe it wasn't sucvh a bad idea in the first place. Maybe wasting otherwise productive time compiling a list calling multimillion dollar website bad ideas was the read bad idea. Maybe the lists' creators' only MySpace friend is Tom.

However, I *will* concede that some of the websited really were idiotic (read: Neuticles), but you should take into account the fact that if they manage to stay in business, then maybe they are actually making money off of a dumb idea, and that deserves some thought.

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Sig Sauer

Myspace.com! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16118973)

haha it's horrible!

Out of the Underland? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16118978)

Here's one of my favorites -- this one deserves a mention for its sheer volume of nonsense and horrible design. A lawsuit against Bill Gates? Good luck finding a coherent paragraph anywhere on this page: http://www.geocities.com/redmondrose/ [geocities.com]

treeloot? (1)

Antiocheian (859870) | more than 7 years ago | (#16119017)

The list should have included treeloot.com, one of the oldest scams on the Internet.

Stupid FTC investigators (1)

1053r (903458) | more than 7 years ago | (#16119021)

Website #3, Cartoonnetwok.com:
"FTC investigators visiting one of his sites found their screens filled with 29 new browser windows for instant credit, online psychics, gambling, and porn sites. When they hit the Back button, another 7 windows opened--a technique known as "mousetrapping.""

Well, it's their fault for not using Firefox!

(Yes, I know firefox didn't exist back then, it's a joke)

Check the prices! (1)

leighklotz (192300) | more than 7 years ago | (#16119054)

At $699 a pair [neuticles.com] for a custom size, they probably aren't even going to need venture funding!
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