posted on Apr, 24 2014 @ 12:59 AM
Have you ever written a long story to find the source link is formatted in a way to break the link? I just had that with a story which was pushing
1,200 words. An interesting story too...deleted and trashed because the idiots who run the site that it would have come from seem to structure their
URL's in a way that can't be read. Not all of them though, so it's pure lack of competency and ability to do their jobs in designing it, not so
much a matter of meaning to do it. (intentional would be rude...accidental is stupidity on steroids for a fair traffic news site that lives and dies
by it's degree of user friendly operation)
Names aren't important and I'm not getting into what site it was. Suffice it to say it's off the beaten path a bit, but not that far off.
So, I'd suggest this for everyone. Enter your source URL as a link to preview and test...BEFORE going to actually write the story with commentary.
Make sure the stupid thing will work. Now of course, I dumped the offending morons off my news bookmarks after confirming it was chaotic for the issue
and not on just one as an 'oops' either. That still doesn't get back 30 minutes of my life and it stinks.
So.... A moment's testing can save an hours work. Something to consider while I get back to real work and stew awhile on the story that never will
be, now. ARG!