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!
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