Mark's Musings

A miscellany of thoughts and opinions from an unimportant small town politician and bit-part web developer

Stupid Ts&Cs


There’s a page on this website which says that “You may not create a link to this website from another website or document without Marshalls plc’s prior written consent.”. That’s stupid enough in itself (after all, I’ve just broken it, and there’s nothing they can do to stop me. But what’s even more dumb is that they have a robots.txt which explicitly allows all bots to index the site! (It addresses all agents and tells them that nothing is disallowed).

I have no idea what they’re trying to achieve by this totally unenforceable restriction – unless they’re afraid of being Googlebombed with links such as “these people are too stupid to be allowed on the web“, that is 🙂