Thursday, January 1, 2009

How Not To Run A Web Site

Last night, New Years Eve, I received the following error from Evite:

Sorry! Due to planned maintenance, certain pages may be unavailable. We should be back up within 30 minutes, so please check back shortly.

Thanks for your patience!

As it turned out, "certain pages" included both the home page and the party I was attending.

What kind of complete idiot schedules "maintenance" on the biggest party night of the year for a web site that manages party invitations?

I could understand system overload, but scheduled maintenance?!?

So, with just six hours left in the year, Evite easily won my award for Best Example of How Not To Run A Web Site.

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