Techy Fun: What a rip-off!

August 20th, 2007 by Richy B. Leave a reply »

As I’m in the process of slowing shutting down other sites I’ve worked on (due to time constraints), I’m reposting them here. Here’s an article from “Behind The Frontline” which was going to be a cross between I Work With Fools, Worse Than Failure and Dilbert.

Categories: Just Plain Dumb and Timewasters. Author: Myself.

*Ring Ring*

Co-worker: Hello “Company Name”, how can I help?
Peon: Why has my account been suspended?
Co-worker: Can I take your domain name?
Peon: xxxxx
Co-worker: That account has been suspended for breaching our terms and conditions.
Peon: What do you mean?
Co-worker: The totally free web hosting package (which you don’t pay for) just asks for you to put a link back to our site from yours.
Peon: And?
Co-worker: Not including that link after 30 days is a breach of the free hosting terms and conditions.
Peon: But I didn’t know about that!
Co-worker: It’s displayed on the screen before you place your order, when you complete your order, when you receive email notification with your login details AND it’s displayed in your control panel.
Peon: Well, that’s a rip-off!

*Peon hangs-up*

So it’s a rip-off that we’re offering him a free hosting account and he can’t follow basic instructions that are repeated several times?

This post is over 6 months old.

This means that, despite my best intentions, it may no longer be accurate.

This blog holds over 12 years of archived content - during that time, I may have changed my opinion of something, technology will have advanced (and old "best standards" may no longer be the case), my technology "know how" has improved etc etc - it would probably take me a considerable amount of time to update all the archival entries: and defeat the point of keeping them anyway.

Please take these posts for what they are: a brief look into my past, my history, my journey and "caveat emptor".

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