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How worthless may a website be? See Cleveland.Com for ultimate low
Submitted by Norm Roulet on Mon, 04/16/2007 - 09:18.
I didn't get my copy of the Plain Dealer, this morning... probably stolen off my porch. So, I thought, I don't like paying for a dirty old paper anyways, and only read some of the content, so why not just read it on-line at their union-busting Cleveland-dot-com website. Unfortunately, that is not a realistic option... every time I load the home page or any main section on the site, a viral pop-up advertisement for some Health Club attacks my computer.
Now, everyone who has ever had to go to Cleveland.com knows the technology and design of the site are so poor that it is largely worthless... if you know exactly what you are looking for you may find it, but otherwise navigating the site is a nightmare. But when you add to this travesty of IT intelligence the technological customer-abuse of such over-used pop-up advertising, the site becomes entirely unacceptable. I hopw the publishers of the Plain Dealer are paid huge sums of money for these ads, as the cost to them is a loss of the trust and traffic of all their customers... what foolishness.