I accidentally clicked on a banner ad today and was taken to one of those ubiquitous “Find out if you’re smarter that George Bush” IQ test sites. They work by taking you through the typical IQ-test-type questions, then asking for your phone number and saying they’ll text the results to you. Of course, the fine print mentions that they’ll also charge you $3.99 on your phone bill, but whatever. Some people buy ring tones – whatever floats your boat.
Anyway, when I hit the Back button to return to the page I had accidentally left, I got this message. I thought it ironic that the people hosting an IQ test site would have so many errors and inconsistencies crammed into so few words. (BTW, the average IQ is, BY DEFINITION, 100.)
February 5, 2009 at 12:28 am
They’re intentionally trying to be confusing (“PRESS CANCEL TO CONTINUE! Press OK to continue, or Cancel to stay on the current page.”), since they’re trying to trick you into giving them money when you don’t want to. So all the inconsistencies might actually be working in your favour.