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Re: [vox] The Dotties

rick, your email moved me to write to the people in charge of the
dotties.  so i pointed my browser to:


and music started blasting out of my speakers (bill is to javascript as
i'm to music embeded in webpages.  it's my personal pet peeve).


i started looking for a contact email address so i can write to these
morons.  after searching for a full 10 minutes, i finally found a single
solitary email contact.

at the bottom of each page so you can report problems?   nooooo.....
on the sponsors page?  noooooo.....
on the current nominations page?  noooooo....
on the "how it works" page?   nooooo.....

the only email contact i can find is buried in their "privacy
statement".   i don't know about you, but that's EXACTLY where i'd
expect to find a contact email address.   shyeah, right.

now, maybe the reason why they make it so hard to contact them is
because they don't want a bunch of irate people disparaging them because
of their inane choice of what makes a good website.  that's almost
understandable.  after all, it IS kind of a volatile subject.

but what if....   what if...   what if....

what if they had a problem with a page their website?  like, mmmmm.... i
don't know, how about:


why should i have to hunt in their "privacy statement" in order to find
an email contact to report this problem?

btw, you can reach this page by going to their main webpage
(http://www.thedotties.com) and click on the "sponsors" link.   not only
are these people morons, but now they're pissing off their own sponsors.

i was going to report this page, but i'll just let them find it
themselves.  we'll see if they look at their logs.

man, you'd think that a group of people that claim to know what a good
website is would have their shit together.  doesn't their webmaster
CHECK the pages he puts onto their server?!?



begin Rick Moen <rick@linuxmafia.com> 
> Quoting Peter Jay Salzman (p@dirac.org):
> > the dottie awards just suck.  the people in charge of dottie awards
> > haven't faintest clue about what a good website is.
> Historically, in the years leading up to the dot-com boom and bust, Web
> weeniedom was an easy-employment refuge for intellectual-lightweight
> desktop publishing people.  And that, of course, is exactly how Web
> design was invaded by the wackos who think it's both possible and
> desirable to control the fine details of browser presentation from the
> server end.
> I tried briefly to reason with such people, but you can't:  They've
> seen exactly what they want on their Quark Express... I mean Adobe
> Go-Live screens, and refuse to believe that they can't and shouldn't
> try to dictate that exact appearance on all Web browsers.  They'll 
> gladly throw away all standards and dictates of common sense towards
> that end.  Their twisted little minds are just wired that way.
> You're right:  Being praised by them should be considered an
> embarrassment.
> -- 
> Cheers,     "Learning Java has been a slow and tortuous process for me.  Every 
> Rick Moen   few minutes, I start screaming 'No, you fools!' and have to go
> rick@linuxmafia.com       read something from _Structure and Interpretation of
>             Computer Programs_ to de-stress."   -- The Cube, www.forum3000.org
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