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ozphactor
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: California
Insane since: Jul 2003

posted posted 07-24-2003 21:41

This must be the most retarded thing I've seen all week.
I just can't believe a big, e-commerce site could be this stupid...
http://www.buymusic.com/

In case you don't know what I'm talking about, view the site in any other browser besides IE for Windows.

Rinswind 2th
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Den Haag: The Royal Residence
Insane since: Jul 2000

posted posted 07-24-2003 21:46

looking in moz1.3....

bad bad bad

there is not even a link to go ahead anyway. ...

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Emperor
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist with Finglongers

From: Cell 53, East Wing
Insane since: Jul 2001

posted posted 07-24-2003 22:07

and so it begins........

Alevice
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From: Mexico
Insane since: Dec 2002

posted posted 07-24-2003 22:34

Heck, you are forced to get the newest WMP when using IE. This site ***x hard.

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ozphactor
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: California
Insane since: Jul 2003

posted posted 07-24-2003 22:47

Things that really irk me about this site:

1. The very fact that they only support ONE browser on ONE platform.
2. That they provide no entry for anyone who's not using this browser.
3. That the site doesn't even look bad in other browsers.

If you want to see what I mean by #3, disable Javascript in your non-IE browser*. Visit the site again. WTF?

*[In Mozilla, go to Edit->Preferences->Advanced->Scripts & Plugins and uncheck Javascript for Navigator.]
*[In Firebird, go to Tools->Options->Web Features and uncheck Enable Javascript.]
*[In Opera, go to File->Preferences->Multimedia and uncheck Javascript.]

Just goes to show you how ignorant people can be...



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Rinswind 2th
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Den Haag: The Royal Residence
Insane since: Jul 2000

posted posted 07-24-2003 23:22

Just spread the word... let people know...

What the fuck, why would people take the effort to lock a site for every browser except X?
There is someting going on, there is absolute no reason to do this with the modern (almost)standard compliant browsers. Unless you want a specific trick pulled by a specific browser with JS enabled....

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ozphactor
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: California
Insane since: Jul 2003

posted posted 07-25-2003 07:59

Only reason I can think of is ignorance...

DL-44
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: under the bed
Insane since: Feb 2000

posted posted 07-25-2003 14:20

Actually (and very unfortunately), I think it is more of a "let's be dicks about apple's itunes" kind of thing.

I do recall reading about buymusic being pointedly windows oriented....



ozphactor
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: California
Insane since: Jul 2003

posted posted 07-25-2003 21:12

I think BuyMusic is trying to get a jump-start before this arrives:
http://news.zdnet.co.uk/story/0,,t269-s2134150,00.html

Rinswind 2th
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Den Haag: The Royal Residence
Insane since: Jul 2000

posted posted 07-25-2003 23:26

But then why only IE ???

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Wes
Paranoid (IV) Mad Scientist

From: Inside THE BOX
Insane since: May 2000

posted posted 07-26-2003 02:30

Shot them an e-mail letting them know they've lost a customer until they remove the needless ban.

If you can't find it, here's the link to their contact form: http://www.buymusic.com/support/email.aspx


DL-44
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: under the bed
Insane since: Feb 2000

posted posted 07-26-2003 05:29
quote:
But then why only IE ???



because they only care about the big numbers.

And guess what? The big numbers use IE on windows.

Why? Because they don't know any better. And these people don't give a shit about people. They care about profits. And what's profitable? Breeding contempt.

Hell yeah....

{{edit - for the record, that was partial sarcasm there....}}



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Rinswind 2th
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Den Haag: The Royal Residence
Insane since: Jul 2000

posted posted 07-26-2003 10:37

The freedom of capitalism eh?
Well i like buying music in my local recordstore anyway.

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Dracusis
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Brisbane, Australia
Insane since: Apr 2001

posted posted 07-26-2003 20:47

Don't get angry, just point and laugh, it's much more fun. (look, a company site designed by a 13yr old wanabe web designer) Heh.

If they want to shut out their customers then fine, I'll just sit on mah fat arse and let em. =)

ozphactor
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: California
Insane since: Jul 2003

posted posted 07-27-2003 07:04

Let's not offend any possible 13 year old wannabe web designers here, ok?

brucew
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: North Coast of America
Insane since: Dec 2001

posted posted 07-28-2003 03:43
quote:
and so it begins........

Um... Ever hear of Microsoft .NET? Buymusic is written totally with it. Since when has Microsoft developed/sold a programming tool/environment that supported anything other than their own platforms?

So it may not have been a decision to exclude other browsers/platforms as much as it was a decision to use a Microsoft programming tool. I'm not defending them here, what they've done is reprehensible, but they may not have even known it would happen until it was too late.

In fact, the decision was probably due to something I call "the wet-tie syndrome".

Some suit (who needs the helldesk to assist with sending email) drooling over a PowerPoint presentation (a Pavlovian reaction for those types) at a Microsoft seminar decided the magic must be real because, well, they gave him a pretty bag of literature that says it does.

<edit>And a really cool pen he could take home after signing the deal with it.</edit>



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Rinswind 2th
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Den Haag: The Royal Residence
Insane since: Jul 2000

posted posted 07-28-2003 07:37

lol

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ozphactor
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: California
Insane since: Jul 2003

posted posted 07-30-2003 07:30

The way it should be:

The REAL Buymusic.com

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