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March 8, 2005 10:12 AM

Broken: Corporate hate sites

Forbes reports on disgruntled customers' Top Corporate Hate Websites.


How is this broken?

Posted by: ahoffman50 at March 8, 2005 10:32 AM

it's pretty broken that they repeat all 10 "NO" signs between every ranking. They only need to have that at the top.

Posted by: sir_flexalot at March 8, 2005 11:23 AM

The 'No ' signs are nav links. Not so much broken as foolish overkill.

Posted by: DaveC426913 at March 8, 2005 11:59 AM

It's broken because you can't tell which ratings panel goes with which site. Apparently the ratings are at the bottom of each description, but without some sort of separation the sites in the middle are muddled together.

I'd say anybody who doesn't get the relevance of the list to 'This is Broken' hasn't been paying attention....

Posted by: Dan at March 8, 2005 12:35 PM

I'd say Dan isn't paying attention - at the top of each description, below the set of 10 icons, is one repeated icon. That's the icon for the site being described/rated. Not to mention that every description kinda, ya know, MENTIONS the company being attacked. Duh.

I was thinking that maybe Forbes reporting on anti-corporate sites was what spurred this posting to TiB, but that's not a broken notion. So, why was it posted here?

Posted by: Jarett at March 8, 2005 01:03 PM

Probably should have been "Just for Fun".

Posted by: fuzzy at March 8, 2005 05:31 PM

Also, "back to top" links that take you to the original 10 no signs would work just as well.

Posted by: fuzzy at March 8, 2005 05:32 PM

_@_v - i think what is broken are companies with such shitty customer service that they inspire web hate sites and pages

_@_v - like these two interesting samples...

Posted by: she-snailie_@_v at March 8, 2005 05:35 PM

I have been paying attention. I don't think Dan has been paying attention because this site is for things that are broken. The description of the site does not say why it was posted here. I am guessing that somebody posted this because the companies the commentaries refer to are broken. In that case, it should be posted in "Just for fun".

Posted by: ahoffman50 at March 8, 2005 05:58 PM

It's broken because the fourth graf contains a howler:

"Note that we substantially cleaned up some of the posts, editing out odd CAPITULATION schemes, iffy grammar and plain incoherence."

Say it with me, Charles Wolrich: spellchecking is not copyediting!

Posted by: Anonymouse Coweird at March 8, 2005 06:55 PM


Pronunciation: k&-"pi-ch&-'lA-sh&n

Function: noun

1 : a set of terms or articles constituting an agreement between governments

2 a : the act of surrendering or yielding b : the terms of surrender. -- Merriam Webster

Hmm... might not be broken after all :D

Posted by: ahoffman50 at March 8, 2005 07:13 PM

If you click on the UPS one you see some really broken boxes and tupperware,computers,VCRs.One computers harddrive came ouy and the heatsink became loose. I think Microsoft is broken.That was the whole idea of this MICROSOFT is broken

Posted by: unknown at March 8, 2005 08:46 PM

Verizon's response is rather telling, especially in comparison to those of the other companies targeted, who at least try to sound somewhat tolerant and professional:

"What's really pathetic is not Verizon but this sort of lame Web site. In this day and age, anyone with a gripe can put up a Web site and make outrageous claims as the authors of this one did."

Posted by: lomedhi at March 8, 2005 10:20 PM

"Verizon's response is rather telling..."

Yeah, although I'm inclined to believe this is not so much a symptom of a company-wide attitude, as much as catching the company rep on a bad day, or in a misunderstanding. That rep should be reprimanded if not fired.

Posted by: DaveC426913 at March 9, 2005 01:53 PM

I've had really bad experiences with all manner of phone companies, EXCEPT Verizon. Verizon has always been helpful, reasonable and prompt in solving problems. I like them.

Posted by: Jeff at March 9, 2005 05:39 PM

unknown: You have to realize that Microsoft *doesn't* make hard drives.

Posted by: fuzzy at March 9, 2005 09:11 PM

NO FRICKEN DUH. And Seagate makes Catt Litter and Intel makes pencils.

Posted by: unknown at March 24, 2005 03:55 PM

help stop verizarape

Posted by: DAVE at February 28, 2006 08:04 PM

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