Found this wiki clone homepage and read a while down until I got to the following diary entry:
Rollback mystery solved: The search engines did it!
6. June, 2004
So they had a "Delete this site" link that worked via HTTP GET, and the search engines gradually removed the entire website!. That has to be the funniest side effect of not being in control (no one is on the web) I have seen in a long time.
[UPDATE and sidenote: The correct answer to this problem is not the one chosen. Just use HTTP in proper RESTian fashion, by not doing mutations with GET but only with POST. Search engines use HTTP properly and don't follow post links]Posted by Claus at September 24, 2004 12:20 AM | TrackBack (1)