Deep links to software downloads – the idiocy that just won’t stop!

My website statistics are off. If I were to believe Piwik, only about half of the visitors to the Raccoon page will actually download the application. Doing a quick grep over the webserver logs and counting unique IP addresses comes up with a much more realistic ratio, but also uncovers something extremely annoying: a considerable number of the download requests are for outdated versions that no longer function!

A big thanks to everyone who gave Raccoon a review on their website, but please, please, do not link directly to the executable. In fact, never, ever deep link to any program package! Software gets updated once in a while and you are not doing your readers a favour by sending them to outdated versions.

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