When I was first creating the framework for the portable site, one of the first things I tried was to display every single page in the site. It produced a web-page of glitchtopia, often causing the computer to stall and the web-browser to freeze.
There's a problem with the page, yes? So try to modify the source to remove the glitch… if you can! Because the page doesn't render properly, and the web-browser often freezes, it was almost impossible to modify the source to remove the glitch (the "edit" button either doesn't work, or doesn't display).
You will notice that the disaster page is in the sandbox. This is because it's not an official part of the site.
I created the page to show the Wikidot programmers that there needed to be a way of manipulating a page's source code without rendering the page, incase there are times where accessing the "edit" button was impossible. As such, when they saw the results of the disaster page, they created the special /norender/true code, to do this job. It is quite ironic, for this reason, that Timothy explains he "had to use http://tibasicdev.wikidot.com/disaster/norender/true just to load the page"; the page was created so that the /norender/true function could be created to load the page =S … =D