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aquadan
02-14-2013, 03:28 PM
So I was looking through the koolau website at some of the instruments I can't afford and then went and looked at the page for my pono mt. The address for the page is http://koolauukulele.com/the-schmucks/ !!!

Most of the instruments there have urls that look normal, but partway down the list they just start to get weird. I guess I should have bought the Mahogany Soprano Deluxe as the address for that page is http://koolauukulele.com/amazing-things-will-happen/

kvehe
02-14-2013, 03:41 PM
That's hysterical. "Kibsgaard-identity"? "nest-thermostat"? Hey, Andrew, help us out here!

BlueLatitude
02-14-2013, 03:41 PM
That's funny....it's not April 1st yet, is it??

teruterubouzu
02-14-2013, 03:44 PM
It seems like some sort of bizarre SEO ploy run amok.

MGM
02-14-2013, 03:45 PM
I dont get it When i went to the urls listed everything looked normal

Rick Turner
02-14-2013, 03:45 PM
Cyber attack?

kvehe
02-14-2013, 03:47 PM
I have a Pono mahogany baritone. I'm going to change its name to Kibsgaard.

aquadan
02-14-2013, 03:50 PM
I dont get it When i went to the urls listed everything looked normal

It's only the bottom 3rd that look odd to me.

mm stan
02-14-2013, 03:51 PM
So scared to open it now...LOL

Macmuse
02-14-2013, 03:59 PM
I really didn't want another soprano but... this one is http://koolauukulele.com/organic/

I mean... really... It's ORGANIC!

:D

(bored web designer??) Edit: nope - overworked web designer ;)

MGM
02-14-2013, 04:30 PM
[QUOTE=Macmuse;1187816]I really didn't want another soprano but... this one is http://koolauukulele.com/organic/

I really still do not have a clue what you guys are seeing A Glitch???

aquadan
02-14-2013, 04:33 PM
I really still do not have a clue what you guys are seeing A Glitch???

If you go to this page http://koolauukulele.com/pono/ and click on some of the instruments near the bottom of the page you should see weird page addresses. I tried this on 2 different computers and an ipad and see the same thing on all of them.

TG&Y
02-14-2013, 04:40 PM
Sure enough. That's pretty funny.


If you go to this page http://koolauukulele.com/pono/ and click on some of the instruments near the bottom of the page you should see weird page addresses. I tried this on 2 different computers and an ipad and see the same thing on all of them.

Macmuse
02-14-2013, 04:43 PM
Well Aquadan... I do think you may have the worst one there. But, I've been eyeing baritones. Does this one mean I can safely play it in the rain?
http://koolauukulele.com/liquipel-clear-coating/

OldePhart
02-14-2013, 04:45 PM
I suspect the site is based on a template and when they populated it they just used the sample that came with the template and forgot to update some of the item names.

It's a pretty hilarous example of something that bites people all the time, though; basically a variation of the dreaded "cut'n'paste error.".

John

chrimess
02-15-2013, 05:49 AM
Being a pono guitar owner, I'd consider myself happy to own even a "Schmuck".
It's a bit like calling a great guy an 'Oldephart'-names really do not matter.

wayfarer75
02-15-2013, 06:38 AM
Ha!

I think my favorite is "liquipel clear coating" for the MBD. :D

Sporin
02-15-2013, 06:46 AM
[QUOTE=Macmuse;1187816]I really didn't want another soprano but... this one is http://koolauukulele.com/organic/

I really still do not have a clue what you guys are seeing A Glitch???

It's the page addresses (URL's) not the content. I agree with John, looks like they just updated the template page content but not the page names.

Kamanaaloha
02-15-2013, 07:23 AM
It's the URL MGM...aka the page address.

It looks like a disgruntled webpage designer ploy.

AndrewKuker
02-15-2013, 07:48 AM
Ok, ok. You guys know I wouldn't do that. But when I got a wordpress theme /template, I used some of their products and just changed images and description. Apparently I didn't change the URL preset. Crazy though, the products were electronics or something like that. There's a geek somewhere laughing to himself.
I did that whole site in my free hours, midnight-4ish. Pretty bad, but I wasn't disgruntled. Maybe braindead. :wallbash:

AndrewKuker
02-15-2013, 07:59 AM
In case there was any confusion- this should clear things up- http://koolauukulele.com/mt-not-4-schmucks/

Sporin
02-15-2013, 08:13 AM
Ok, ok. You guys know I wouldn't do that. But when I got a wordpress theme /template, I used some of their products and just changed images and description. Apparently I didn't change the URL preset. Crazy though, the products were electronics or something like that. There's a geek somewhere laughing to himself.
I did that whole site in my free hours, midnight-4ish. Pretty bad, but I wasn't disgruntled. Maybe braindead. :wallbash:

Don't worry Andrew, as you probably know, most Wordpress templates come with a "Sample Page" and a sample comment that starts with "Hello World" and is already published. I can't tell you the number of sites I've been to that never unpublished or changed those 2 things and they are sitting there live and public on the launched site. :) :) :)

coolkayaker1
02-15-2013, 08:17 AM
Andrew's a marketing genius!

When I google "schmucks", it puts me right to Ko Olau Ukuleles! lol

AndrewKuker
02-15-2013, 08:20 AM
Andrew's a marketing genius!

When I google "schmucks", it puts me right to Ko Olau Ukuleles! lol

lol! hilarious

aquadan
02-15-2013, 08:56 AM
In case there was any confusion- this should clear things up- http://koolauukulele.com/mt-not-4-schmucks/

hahaha, I love it! Not as much as my MT though. Just wish we were a little faster on the draw the other day to catch that acacia/cedar tenor you guys had at HMS.

Just looked, and there are a couple of koolau and guitar pages that still are wrong, but maybe you are still working on them...

Macmuse
02-15-2013, 11:20 AM
Ok, ok. You guys know I wouldn't do that. But when I got a wordpress theme /template, I used some of their products and just changed images and description. Apparently I didn't change the URL preset. Crazy though, the products were electronics or something like that. There's a geek somewhere laughing to himself.
I did that whole site in my free hours, midnight-4ish. Pretty bad, but I wasn't disgruntled. Maybe braindead. :wallbash:

Well, there were two uke playing geeks a little amused. And for doing it in your free time (how do you actually have that, with so many of us bugging you about products, orders, changing orders, emailing -and probably calling- at all sorts of hours? Time difference? What time difference? ...and keeping up with HMS so we can buy stuff there...) it looks quite good.

It happens to even those of us who spend a fair amount of time doing web work. I must confess, I'm going to miss the liquipel though. ;)

kvehe
02-15-2013, 01:43 PM
I must confess, I'm going to miss the liquipel though. ;)

...and I'm still going to call my Pono baritone "Kibsgaard".

BlueLatitude
02-15-2013, 05:49 PM
It was fun while it lasted!