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[closed] Odd WordPress "Articles" (6 posts)

  1. TomPreuss
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I have no idea what to make of this:

    http://wordpress.org/articles/

    There's plenty of topics too; articles on credit, health care, insurance, home business, home buying and web hosting.

    Did I miss something?

  2. Kafkaesqui

    Posted 9 years ago #

    Hmm. Some interesting reading, but no idea the purpose for it being there.

  3. zeroK
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Perhaps someone was just a little bit too motivated? ;-)

  4. TomPreuss
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I still don't have any idea, but it seems to have generated well over 50,ooo something links to wordpress.org according to a Google search.

    Is it some kind of marketing thing? It just doesn't seem like something WordPress would do.

  5. philpeeps
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=05/02/11/0333219&from=rss

    might be related to this same concept....

  6. Matt Mullenweg
    Troublemaker
    Posted 9 years ago #

    The content in /articles is essentially advertising by a third party that we host for a flat fee. I'm not sure if we're going to continue it much longer, but we're committed to this month at least, it was basically an experiment. However around the beginning of Feburary donations were going down as expenses were ramping up, so it seemed like a good way to cover everything. The adsense on those pages is not ours and I have no idea what they get on it, we just get a flat fee. The money is used just like donations but more specifically it's been going to the business/trademark expenses so it's not entirely out of my pocket anymore.

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