# Incompetent web authoring or much worse?

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Notice that

home.aspx>

employs a picture that includes the "fine print" conditions for a
broadband plan. There is a question whether this was deliberate,
in respect to the fine print, to make it hard to read or just
incompetence?

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## Re: Incompetent web authoring or much worse?

And in a slightly off-topic aside: what exactly is the man with the
sunglasses doing?

Andrew

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## Re: Incompetent web authoring or much worse?

andrew wrote:

Looks like he's deodorizing his favorite red Speedos.  :)

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## Re: Incompetent web authoring or much worse?

andrew wrote:

SECOND RESPONSE:

WAIT!  I didn't know that there were rotating images there.  All I (and
apparently you) saw was the spraying-his-red-speedos image.  Now I see
that in the next one he's a hairdresser working on a chick who's wearing
a red headband thingmy.  I *did* think "hairdresser" when I was looking
at the original spraying-his-shorts image, but there wasn't anything
else there to pull that idea together.  And "broadband" doesn't exactly
conjure up a normal connection with "hairdresser" -- at least not with
me.  :)

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## Re: Incompetent web authoring or much worse?

andrew wrote:

Also slightly off-topic:   I moused over the left side navigation
in Firefox and it's text disappeared in a way I can't get it back,
even with a shift-reload.  It is amazing the lengths people will go
to to make their page visitor-proof.
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## Re: Incompetent web authoring or much worse?

I don't know how things are done in Australia, but I would guess the
fine print would be much more likely intentional for a US company, and
there might be a page or two written in it in terms that lawyers best
understand.

We now have a lot of broadband competition in the US and prices have
greatly dropped in the last two years. My telephone company ATT has
teamed up with Yahoo to offer 1 dialup and 2 DSL plans. The standard
price(not limited time sucker ad price) for the elite plan I have is

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## Re: Incompetent web authoring or much worse?

Well bust mah britches and call me cheeky, on Wed, 08 Aug 2007 23:11:42 GMT
dorayme scribed:

I dunno, the text is pretty noticeable and even prominent; it's not like
they're trying to hide it.  Of course we all know your personal
fussbudgetry index is hovering well above zero.

I agree with cyw-whatever, though, that it's not a good deal, -at least in
the US.  Furthermore, 512 kbps isn't particularly "hi-speed" for hi-speed
connections, anyway.  I'd hold out for something better.

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## Re: Incompetent web authoring or much worse?

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Of course you would think so. Anything that is really idiotic
attracts you. Text that is small point on web pages that does not
resize and every other goddamn thing that is crazy. You never did
slip into that nice comfortable thing for me did you? I meant the
sort of coma that would stop you saying so much that is false for
a long time.

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## Re: Incompetent web authoring or much worse?

Well bust mah britches and call me cheeky, on Thu, 09 Aug 2007 03:12:04 GMT
dorayme scribed:

Er, is it that time of the month again?  I will have to adjust my
calendar...

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## Re: Incompetent web authoring or much worse?

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Naturally, you will do anything to avoid the substantial point
that anyone who thinks it is ok to put in important legal
conditions in God knows how small a point size with no means to
enlarge it is not doing something that is at all good. You prefer
to concentrate as usual on seeing what you can _fish_ from that
gutter which you call your mind and throw it my way.

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## Re: Incompetent web authoring or much worse?

Well bust mah britches and call me cheeky, on Thu, 09 Aug 2007 07:56:58
GMT dorayme scribed:

Honest, the text looked pretty big and apparent to me.  Maybe you have a
small screen; I have a 20 inch one.  If that text were html test on my
screen, it would have about a 20-24px font size.

I understand what you're saying about enlarging it, but one could always
use Opera to do that if one could think clearly in the face of one's
irritability.

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## Re: Incompetent web authoring or much worse?

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You seem to have - as usual - no idea what is being referred to.
Take another look and just try not to look at the html text. Try.
You might actually get lucky and see the small print pic of the
fine details.

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## Re: Incompetent web authoring or much worse?

Well bust mah britches and call me cheeky, on Thu, 09 Aug 2007 10:50:10
GMT dorayme scribed:

Oh, _that_ text!  Well why didn't you say so?

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## Re: Incompetent web authoring or much worse?

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Of course! If the context of the original post was clearly all
Perhaps you have followed that policy of that schmark schmate of
yours who also employs the trick of "not reading my crap" when
caught in a bind. When I get to be Ruler of the World, you and he
will only have my writings to read in your dungeon. You will be
_made_ to learn to recite them from memory.

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## Re: Incompetent web authoring or much worse?

Well bust mah britches and call me cheeky, on Thu, 09 Aug 2007 21:04:55 GMT
dorayme scribed:

I didn't know you were into s&m, though I guess it figures.  Anyway, from
one of your earlier descriptions, I thought you meant the bigger text, not
the teeny weeny text which starts out "Note to self" or something equally
silly.  Had you been more accurate, you probably could have avoided causing
this error in the first place.

Suggestion:  When you reach the "ruler of the world" plateau, why not adopt
a new honorific such as "Tyrantess Oris" to indicate your status as the
definitive despot of disoriented yakers?

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## Re: Incompetent web authoring or much worse?

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You seem not to know the idioms of the English language. I know,
it is so churlish of me to say this but since you and your shmark
mate make such pompous remarks about the primacy of English
conventions, I don't feel too bad. My popularity can hardly get
worse.

Face it Boji, you consistently fail to understand many things
because you are a sexist self-engrossed_yet_gross carelessly
chattering thing.

There is a common meaning of "fine print" conditions. They are
the little printed conditions at the bottom that one can barely
page is to enlarge the text. If this is blocked, then it is
something I thought worth remarking on at the time. Naturally, I
should take into account that anything that is said is likely to
have you idiotically bursting in on and misconstruing whatever
you can and generally just spewing forth.

Luckily, I have nothing in my nature that is not concise, to the
point, accurate, troll_less and directly relevant and useful to
all. It is simply not my fault that the boji in earthlings can
not always see this.

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## Re: Incompetent web authoring or much worse?

On 2007-08-10, dorayme wrote:
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... you need the Image Zoom add-on for Firefox.

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## Re: Incompetent web authoring or much worse?

Is it better than the Opera zoom feature? One can - slightly
unpleasantly - read it with Opera.

But really, the issue was not me, rather I was the bearer of bad
news.

I think we have just about squeezed the life out of this thread,
the only thing remaining is a few more Punch & Judy on stage
smacking between Boji and me.

(btw. I rather fancy myself as being Punch.

From an authoritative source:

"The stereotypical view of Punch casts him as a deformed,
child-murdering, boji-beating psychopath who commits appalling
acts of violence and cruelty upon all those around him and
escapes scot-free this is greatly enjoyed by small children"

).

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## Re: Incompetent web authoring or much worse?

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You are really one of a very special kind, dear Boji, are you
not? Without the evidence of the brain material I have now
repeatedly asked you to send a sample of for analysis, it is as
likely as not, given your interest in lower things, that you have
no idea whatsoever what a faux pas is. I am pretty sure you
suppose it to be a sort of breaking of wind.

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