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November 19, 2004 12:04 AM

Broken: Everything, in one post

Everything went wrong on this post! I have taken the entry down completely, and I will filter posts more stringently in the future. I apologize for the disturbance. -mh


*I* thought it was funny. Four broken things in one post even though they all weren;t designed to be broken.

Posted by: Ruidh at November 19, 2004 11:28 AM

Photographed a Best Buy receipt for nothing.   : )

Posted by: Rob at November 19, 2004 11:37 AM

I'm confused, what went wrong? What was the post originally about?

Posted by: never mind that at November 19, 2004 03:15 PM

Well, at least NOW something is broken. So it's back on topic, a broken post! :)

Posted by: Grey Hodge at November 19, 2004 03:22 PM

never mind that, I'm tempted to answer your question "never mind that," but that would just be too easy. There was a crazy post up where a guy seemed to think a CD jewel case was made backwards (it was probably just upside down), he ran over his own bike with his car (so now it's "broken"), K-Mart receipts use more paper than Wal-Mart ones, and what was that last part? Oh yeah, his dog mauled a neighbor's cat (so now the cat is broken), and he actually took a picture of it. Mark did the right thing and took it all away.

Posted by: Chris at November 19, 2004 03:44 PM

Actually, it looked to me like the dog had been licking the cat, not that the cat had been mauled. The cat looked disgusted, not dead.

Posted by: Ruidh at November 19, 2004 04:06 PM

thank you for removing this post. this site is about poorly designed experiences. a dead cat neither relevant nor funny.

Posted by: caf at November 19, 2004 04:06 PM

I also suspect that the cat was unharmed, and that the poster's description was a put-on... however, enough readers felt otherwise that I figured it was better just to remove it.

Posted by: Mark Hurst at November 19, 2004 04:34 PM

Thank you.

Posted by: PlantPerson at November 20, 2004 02:23 PM


I'm confused. Did you originally post this thinking the content contained brokenness? Or was it a "just for fun" type thing, or did you just not proofread what you were posting?

A request, as well: stop posting submissions about bad design in websites. Everyone knows there are enough websites that suck, and that few of them are going to come here and see the "problem", and fewer even are going to change a petty miswording from "Not" to "No", or whatever.

AND TO EVERYONE: try to remember what is about: helping companies to improve something broken. People seem to forget that, instead just complaining in general and getting on each other's nerves. I'm sure I've been guilty of it more than once.

Posted by: never mind that at November 24, 2004 04:40 PM

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