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Your Vote For Worst Website On The Www!

Mon Aug 06, 2012 9:31 pm

Hi!

Thought I'd ask what website people really hate the most on the web if they have any. Mine would have to be MySpace! I was on there a while ago trying to do something. It is not only a pain to use but much worse is that it is filled with the most superficial horrible people on the planet all with a stupid pic of them looking "cool" (if their male) or "sexy" if they're female. I managed about half an hour and I started to feel physically sick! I closed my account and erased all evidence of it's existence. Pretty much all the social music sites are almost as bad.

Please someone take me back to the 90s when the internet was still for geeks!

Anyway anyone else have a vote for most horrible site would be interesting to hear.

Many thanks,

Pierre
 
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Tue Aug 07, 2012 4:49 pm

Would be facebook.com
 
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Tue Aug 07, 2012 4:52 pm

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Tue Aug 07, 2012 5:00 pm

Facebook.com



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Wed Aug 08, 2012 12:02 am

I think we're going to have the longest thread on A.net...
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Wed Aug 08, 2012 1:36 am

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Wed Aug 08, 2012 3:09 am

http://www.gnaa.eu/

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Quoting Ps76 (Thread starter):
MySpace!

Died in 2005.

Quoting Ps76 (Thread starter):

Please someone take me back to the 90s when the internet was still for geeks!

The dark ages of 28.8BAUD? No thank you.
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Wed Aug 08, 2012 8:43 am

http://www.angelfire.com/super/badwebs/ it's like a collection of everything you can do wrong with a website, though most isn't really related to modern day internet - remember the days of MIDI music loading and synchronised gifs dancing at once?

http://www.theworldsworstwebsiteever.com/ is a slightly more up to date example.
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Wed Aug 08, 2012 2:58 pm

I think ryanair.com is ugly and pretty un-user-friendly.
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RE: Your Vote For Worst Website On The Www!

Wed Aug 08, 2012 4:56 pm

Quoting mhodgson (Reply 10):
http://www.theworldsworstwebsiteever.com/ is a slightly more up to date example.

Not sure if accidental or intentional, but your link went to the home page of airliners.net. Amusing!
 
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Thu Aug 09, 2012 4:09 am

Airline.... Wait.    
Quoting zckls04 (Reply 3):

http://www.theworldsworstwebsiteever.com/

Well, that takes the cake.

Other than that, I've always found FR's website to be particularly obnoxious.
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Thu Aug 09, 2012 11:47 am

Quoting Ps76 (Thread starter):
Please someone take me back to the 90s when the internet was still for geeks!

Then you'd love my employer's internal websites!

When I first started there in 2001 I was really impressed that the company was pretty much paperless, everything you needed to do you could do on the web.

However, lots of it has not been updated since, and it's all quite quirky. In particular a few key applications still "work best on IE" which means they barely work at all if you are not using IE.

The stuff they have updated since (mostly the HR apps) are using some front end to Oracle that is just not user friendly. Even though it clearly knows things about me, like I'm a salaried employee, I have to trundle through screen-fulls of stuff that are for others who are hourly employees, etc.

And recently IT has been promoting a new portal that is supposed to integrate internal apps with forums and chat to be this one-stop shopping arena, but it's dreadful. All the glyphs they use are in the cartoonish style that was popular a few years ago but now just looks totally dated, and the portal is nothing more than a bloated front end to the same old user unfriendly internal apps.

The sad part is that a lot of the staff who have been working on that were pulled off development of a software development environment that was replacing a lot of our software tools and processes that date back to the founding of the company in the 80s. There was a regime change in IT management, and the new guy just didn't care about that stuff, it wasn't glitzy enough, and more importantly, the people doing his reviews didn't use it.

Oh, and we just got single-sign-on a year or so ago, and it's only used by half the apps or so, so those all still have popups to get your password every time you access them.

I have to wonder if many of our key engineering apps will ever be updated. The reality is that the demands of engineers are very hard to meet (one size does NOT fit all!), but my company is a tech driven company and we really are limited by the tools we have access to.

Quoting mhodgson (Reply 10):
http://www.angelfire.com/super/badwebs/ it's like a collection of everything you can do wrong with a website, though most isn't really related to modern day internet - remember the days of MIDI music loading and synchronised gifs dancing at once?

And going to a website and getting inundated with countless popups, thus the invention of the popup blocker?
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Thu Aug 09, 2012 7:04 pm

Quoting cedarjet (Reply 11):
I think ryanair.com is ugly and pretty un-user-friendly.

And that's just the website.
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Thu Aug 09, 2012 10:01 pm

Quoting Maverick623 (Reply 9):
Quoting Ps76 (Thread starter):

Please someone take me back to the 90s when the internet was still for geeks!

The dark ages of 28.8BAUD? No thank you.

How about this gem?

http://www2.warnerbros.com/spacejam/movie/jam.htm
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Fri Aug 10, 2012 12:42 pm

that's easy:

www.wurst.de
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Fri Aug 10, 2012 6:10 pm

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/r...late-night-bacon-recipe/index.html



just sayin...

GS

ps the reviews are worth the read

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Fri Aug 10, 2012 7:48 pm

www.airliners.net

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RE: Your Vote For Worst Website On The Www!

Sat Aug 11, 2012 2:59 am

Quoting mhodgson (Reply 10):

http://www.theworldsworstwebsiteever.com/ is a slightly more up to date example.

Second that!
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RE: Your Vote For Worst Website On The Www!

Sat Aug 11, 2012 4:55 pm

http://www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/general_aviation/

Hasn't worked for me in weeks and no one in their Site Related forum seems to care despite my posts there 
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RE: Your Vote For Worst Website On The Www!

Sun Aug 12, 2012 5:05 am

Web sites featuring skinheads, animal cruelty and plumper porn are pretty awful. There's one that was totally stupid. It came out in the late 90's or early 2000's. It had a bouncing baby icon. WTF?

I bet a lot of people would vote for a site called Be My Latrine dot com. I thought it was hysterical albeit totally gross. Use your imagination regarding Be My Latrine.
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RE: Your Vote For Worst Website On The Www!

Sun Aug 12, 2012 4:28 pm

Definitely facebook... though maybe not the site but the people I have added on there...

Much prefer Twitter

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