Web Sites - Don't they ever update these things??

Web Sites - Don't they ever update these things??

Post by Tricia Richt » Wed, 04 Oct 1995 04:00:00


Along the lines of a couple of recent postings about various web sites, I
felt a very cranky urge to gripe about commercial websites that get put up
and highly touted/advertised, and then are either incomplete ("under
construction") or never seem to get updated.

For instance, if you go through the various links on the Ironman page, at
least half of them say, "Sorry, this page is under construction."  The race
is in four days, and the website is less than half completed??  That's
annoying.  Then there's Triathlete Online, which hasn't put up any new race
results for I think two weeks now.  And their "Photo Gallery" page---what a
joke!  They haven't added a new photograph since the site was created, and
the four that are there are boring as hell.

Now, I understand how difficult it is to keep things updated all the time,
but I just don't think it's right to create false expectations in the Web
audience.  If a page isn't complete, its link shouldn't appear on any other
page.  If a page is described as getting "updated regularly", then it
should *be* updated regularly.

This gripe doesn't apply to folks' personal web pages--- their pages aren't
their "jobs", and the information they provide is purely voluntary and not
intended to "promote" anything.  I'm just bugged by the commercial sites
that promise things they don't deliver.

OK, cranky mode off!

TriBaby

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Web Sites - Don't they ever update these things??

Post by Jeffrey Justi » Thu, 05 Oct 1995 04:00:00

Quote:

>> I agree!!!........spend all of the time waiting for the dang thing to come
>> up then..........................same old stuff

>> sam

Yep, but it still registers your "hit"(everytime)  for its ad value even
if you get no info.

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JJ

 
 
 

Web Sites - Don't they ever update these things??

Post by Steve Pa » Thu, 05 Oct 1995 04:00:00


Quote:

> Along the lines of a couple of recent postings about various web sites, I
> felt a very cranky urge to gripe about commercial websites that get put up
> and highly touted/advertised, and then are either incomplete ("under
> construction") or never seem to get updated.

[Various complaints deleted]

Or, you can go to the PR Bar site for the "latest" tips and read Mark
Allen's "Training Tips for March" where he has you laying the base for race
season later in the year.  Hope their bars aren't as stale as their
training tips!  :-P

Steve "Fresh training tips always available" Patt


 
 
 

Web Sites - Don't they ever update these things??

Post by Tonya Antonucc » Sat, 07 Oct 1995 04:00:00

Tricia-
I am just about to post to this newsgroup about current Ironman
coverage on Outside Online- I think it addresses your concern
re "updated" information about the race.  Have a look and let
me know what you think! It's under Event Coverage.
-Tonya Antonucci (Stanford '90)
Outside Online
http://www.starwave.com/outside
 
 
 

Web Sites - Don't they ever update these things??

Post by Jeffrey Justi » Sat, 07 Oct 1995 04:00:00


Quote:

>> Tricia-
>> I am just about to post to this newsgroup about current Ironman
>> coverage on Outside Online- I think it addresses your concern
>> re "updated" information about the race.  Have a look and let
>> me know what you think! It's under Event Coverage.
>> -Tonya Antonucci (Stanford '90)
>> Outside Online
>> http://www.starwave.com/outside<<

Why not start by explaining   to the newgroup Outside's response to the
complaints about its  coverage of Ironman in the Oct. issue?

,

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JJ

 
 
 

Web Sites - Don't they ever update these things??

Post by katherine william » Sun, 08 Oct 1995 04:00:00

Quote:


> >> Tricia-
> >> I am just about to post to this newsgroup about current Ironman
> >> coverage on Outside Online- I think it addresses your concern
> >> re "updated" information about the race.  Have a look and let
> >> me know what you think! It's under Event Coverage.
> >> -Tonya Antonucci (Stanford '90)
> >> Outside Online
> >> http://www.starwave.com/outside<<

I tried accessing it Friday when I first saw it posted. Takes a LONG time
for the graphics to unfold ... one of my least-favorite points about
web sites.

The page we are directed to is like a top sheet to many other sheets
that you have to click through to get anywhere. I thought I might uncover
a list of entire pro field. Nooo, but there is "Pros to Watch,"
including none other than Dave Scott.

Who lets this kind of material get through?

Will have to wait until tomorrow to see how the web site plays out
on the day. Hope it's far better than what we get in the days leading up.

Katherine Williams