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30 November 2022

If Websites Could talk - Part 5

By Hedley Sutton, Team Leader, Asian & African Studies Reference Services

Check out previous episodes in this series - Part 1Part 2, Part 3 and part 4.

Over a year has passed since we last eavesdropped on the ongoing debate among U.K. domain websites as to which of them deserves to be recognised as the most extraordinary site of all. 

“We think we should be considered,” said *Heritage Cast Iron Radiators*. “We’re not a site that you come across every day.”

Screenshot of the Carrotworkers collective website

“Agreed, but you could surely say the same about us,” retorted the *Carrotworkers’ Collective*. “What do you reckon, *Angelfish Opinions*?”

There was no response, the latter being in deep conversation about matters piscine with the *Catfish Study Group*.

“Let’s hear it for the mammals!” cried *Platypus Research*. “You’re with us, *Led by Donkeys* , are you not? And you, *Absolute Dogs*? Not quite sure if you count, *Hatching Dragons*”?

“We insects always get overlooked,” muttered the *British Bee Veterinary Association*.

“We know how you feel,” commiserated *Polly Parrot Rescue UK*.

“What about us?” said the *UK Soft Power Group*. “Our charm, our intelligence …”

“Look, we want to take this tired debate to a whole new dimension,” said the *Quantum Communications Hub*. “With the help of the *Cosmic Shambles Network*, nothing can possibly stop us!”

“That’s not quite fair,” said the *Tuneless Choir*. “If you’re going to work together on your bid, then we might well hook up with the *London Vegetable Orchestra*”.

“Wait a minute – two can play at that game,” said the *Museum of Human Kindness* , “Can’t they, *Empathy Museum*?”

Fortunately at this point the *Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution* made a useful suggestion. It was decided that the fairest way forward was for candidate sites to first contact the *UK Anonymisation Network*, and then let the *Academy of Experts* make the final choice.  

And thus it came to pass that the chosen site was … *Much Better Adventures*.