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March 14, 2007 12:03 AM

Broken: First Internet Bank of Indiana message

UnavailSean Santry writes:

I recently tried to log in to my bank's website, The First Internet Bank of Indiana, to check my balance. I was confronted with a page with this message:

"Internet Banking is temporarily unavailable. Please try after Sometime. Thank you."

OK, I'll just wait until after Sometime to find out how much money I have in my account. Gee, thanks!

Comments: "sometime next week"? "sometime next month"? "sometime next year"? "sometime when dracula come down to earth and suck your blood"? "sometime..sometime..sometime..

creeps from this petty pace from day to day to the last syllable of recorded time..(that was from MacBeth)"


Posted by: krizpiyo at March 14, 2007 12:27 AM

"Please check back whenever".

Posted by: Knights_Who_Say_Ni at March 14, 2007 01:13 AM

It looks like

"Sometime" is a placeholder in the code meant to be replaced by more specific text, such as "15 minutes", but the webmaster never changed it. The capitalization, which would otherwise be stupid in addition to broken, is evidence of this.

Posted by: bkofford at March 14, 2007 01:45 AM

Odd, I don't remember putting a carriage return there...

Posted by: bkofford at March 14, 2007 01:46 AM

bkofford: yes, it really should be replaced. They could have done the placeholder to change the "if no time, then print "sometime"" thing to a better suited word.

Though I have no idea what that would be. Possibly "Check back tomorrow" would suit it if it is a serious server crash/change.

Posted by: st33med at March 14, 2007 09:37 PM

"Please check back once Duke Nukem Forever is released"


Posted by: Daniel15 at March 18, 2007 02:37 AM

st33med: I think that "check back later", like virtually every other site does, would work fine.

Posted by: TIBE4ME at March 18, 2007 09:38 PM

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