Originally Posted by Big Al 24
I've seen other places request that people do that for the purpose of saving bandwidth. I was just trying to be courteous more than anything. But since this seems to be some kind of trick question to elicit an "aha" moment, why don't you go ahead and explain why I'm wrong about that? Here I just thought I was making a helpful list for people with the side benefit of gaining new programs for myself, but apparently I'm being quizzed or something.
The origin of that practice lies in the Bad Old Days of web design where people would open foreign links in a frame rather than a new window or tab. This would funnel the traffic through the host website. Never mind that the bandwidth usage was do to the host site hijacking the link to the foreign site. Served 'em right.
Anyway "nobody" does that anymore.