Comment On Those Responsible Have Been Sacked

From Vanessa Thomas: "Line 1110 of the source code just made my day." [expand full text]
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Re: Those Responsible Have Been Sacked

2008-09-17 09:04 • by Vechni
i am the poop here

Re: Those Responsible Have Been Sacked

2008-09-17 09:11 • by Rehevkor (unregistered)
JoAnne must have clicked Yes to confirm, thereby causing the scan the finish stopping and also disabling the arrow keys. She might have avoided sacking for this, had she not also left a comment about being "the poop here" in the code.

Let this be a lesson to all of you. Never click Yes to confirm, or you will be sacked!

Re: Those Responsible Have Been Sacked

2008-09-17 09:12 • by Opacity 50% (unregistered)
Please sack Brad for using this Windows theme!
Oh God, can't unsee!

Re: Those Responsible Have Been Sacked

2008-09-17 09:13 • by Anyomous coward (unregistered)
Perhaps Brad can explain how how normally scrolls using Ctrl, Alt or Select?


if(KeyID==17 || KeyID==18 || KeyID==93) {
alert("Sorry, you do not have permission to press this key.");
return false;
}

Re: Those Responsible Have Been Sacked

2008-09-17 09:15 • by Claxon
Those responsible for sacking the people who have just been sacked, have been sacked.

Re: Those Responsible Have Been Sacked

2008-09-17 09:18 • by Mitch (unregistered)
217850 in reply to 217848
Fake Error'ds are so lame. Any idiot can create a message box in Photoshop or worse, VB, and send it in. There should be some verification process.

Re: Those Responsible Have Been Sacked

2008-09-17 09:24 • by Beaner (unregistered)
217852 in reply to 217850
Couldnt you just go to the site and look up the source code yourself if you doubt this?

Re: Those Responsible Have Been Sacked

2008-09-17 09:26 • by jtl (unregistered)
217853 in reply to 217849
Claxon:
Those responsible for sacking the people who have just been sacked, have been sacked.


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Re: Those Responsible Have Been Sacked

2008-09-17 09:27 • by Bob (unregistered)
Yep, http://www.usawebsolutions.com/ do not disallow the arrow keys, as Anonymous Coward noted above (although it is still a total WTF to disallow the right mouse button and CTRL/ALT). However, I'm afraid the real WTF is Brad's theme - surely the worst theme I have ever seen in my life, ever. I mean seriously...

Re: Those Responsible Have Been Sacked

2008-09-17 09:31 • by DOA
217855 in reply to 217844
Vechni:
i am the poop here
Sometimes it's very difficult to resist putting someone's quote in your signature.

Re: Those Responsible Have Been Sacked

2008-09-17 09:32 • by y2k (unregistered)
From the page where the girl is listed as "sacked":

"if (year < 2000)
year = year + 1900;"

Really? I have to type "genitals" for the captcha test??

Re: Those Responsible Have Been Sacked

2008-09-17 09:34 • by Mitch (unregistered)
217857 in reply to 217844
Maybe this has something to do with it: http://poop.sourceforge.net/

Re: Those Responsible Have Been Sacked

2008-09-17 09:35 • by clinton (unregistered)
I just emailed Jo@transcom.net sending her my commiserations.

Re: Those Responsible Have Been Sacked

2008-09-17 09:36 • by PoKuTe (unregistered)
217859 in reply to 217854
Bob:
Yep, http://www.usawebsolutions.com/ do not disallow the arrow keys, as Anonymous Coward noted above (although it is still a total WTF to disallow the right mouse button and CTRL/ALT). However, I'm afraid the real WTF is Brad's theme - surely the worst theme I have ever seen in my life, ever. I mean seriously...


alt is used in firefox to do fine scrolling.

Re: Those Responsible Have Been Sacked

2008-09-17 09:37 • by G (unregistered)
Well, usawtfsolutions' CAPTCHA is well - automated, complete with JavaScript validation

<input name="hdnSecretCode" type="hidden" id="hdnSecretCode" value="QXHKM" />

Re: Those Responsible Have Been Sacked

2008-09-17 09:39 • by JS (unregistered)
Taken from http://www.usawebsolutions.com/jsScripts/usawebScripts.js:

function right()
{
alert("Sorry, Right click is disabled.")
return false;
}

This is the height of bad practice in my opinion. Disallowing a user access to his own context menu is unacceptable, especially considering that it serves absolutely no practical purpose to the website. You can still copy text, view source etc, you just have to take a different route. Although the funniest thing about this code is that it doesn't actually work in Firefox. After you've responded to the alert, the context menu opens anyway. So FU usawebsolutions.

Re: Those Responsible Have Been Sacked

2008-09-17 09:39 • by MadJo@Work (unregistered)
217863 in reply to 217854
Bob:
Yep, http://www.usawebsolutions.com/ do not disallow the arrow keys, as Anonymous Coward noted above (although it is still a total WTF to disallow the right mouse button and CTRL/ALT). However, I'm afraid the real WTF is Brad's theme - surely the worst theme I have ever seen in my life, ever. I mean seriously...

Heh, in firefox2 I first get the message that right click is disabled. Then when I click "ok" I get the menu.
Clbuttic!

Re: Those Responsible Have Been Sacked

2008-09-17 09:43 • by Leon (unregistered)
I have finished posting.

Re: Those Responsible Have Been Sacked

2008-09-17 09:43 • by MadJo@Work (unregistered)
"Copying and or Mimicking the Copyrighted Design and Content on this website will be in violation of International Copyright Law.
Violators will be held accountable for and company will seek financial damage in accordance to International Copyright Law."

oops... Did I just infringe on the copyright of their boilerplate copyright notice?

Re: Those Responsible Have Been Sacked

2008-09-17 09:46 • by Evo (unregistered)
217866 in reply to 217864
Leon:
I have finished posting.


I have finished finishing posting.

Re: Those Responsible Have Been Sacked

2008-09-17 09:49 • by Jason the Terrible (unregistered)
I was going to scream 'fake' on the poop shot, until I went to the site and saw it for myself. I predict the comment will be gone before lunch!

Re: Those Responsible Have Been Sacked

2008-09-17 09:51 • by halcyon1234
217868 in reply to 217862
If you're using Firefox, you can disallow a site disallowing your context menu.

Tools -> Options -> Content -> the Advanced button beside Enable Javascript.

You can chose what Javascript is allowed to do, including resizing windows, disabling context menus, mucking with your status bar, etc.

Or you can go the NoScript route, and just whitelist whatever "features" are "required" to "use" the site. (whyTF do I need Javascript enabled to read the archive, text-only page of a message board?)

Re: Those Responsible Have Been Sacked

2008-09-17 09:52 • by Anon (unregistered)
217869 in reply to 217848
Should have included the rest of the bit:

function right() {
alert("Sorry, Right click is disabled.")
return false;
}

document.onkeydown = key;
document.oncontextmenu = right;

I'm still surprised people do this. It always reminds me of the bit in "Blazing Saddles" when they set up the toll booth in the middle of nowhere expecting nobody to just go around it.

There's a WTF in that code that was thankfully commented out:

/*if(document.getElementById('txtSecretCode').value.toUpperCase() != document.getElementById('hdnSecretCode').value.toUpperCase())
{
alert('Please Enter Correct Secret Code');
document.getElementById('txtSecretCode').focus();
return false;
}*/
return true;
}

Re: Those Responsible Have Been Sacked

2008-09-17 09:56 • by Charles400
I'm going to put some of these messages in my app on purpose. Just because.

Re: Those Responsible Have Been Sacked

2008-09-17 09:58 • by ClutchDude (unregistered)
Anyways else see "I am a spacer. I am not semantic" on the belkin source code too?

Re: Those Responsible Have Been Sacked

2008-09-17 09:59 • by Anonymous Cow-Herd (unregistered)
The directors of the firm hired to continue this comment after the other people had been sacked, wish it to be known that they have just been sacked.

The credits have been completed in an entirely different style at great expense and at the last minute.

Re: Those Responsible Have Been Sacked

2008-09-17 10:06 • by JimM
217875 in reply to 217869
Anon:
Should have included the rest of the bit:

<snip>

I'm still surprised people do this.

<snip>
People don't. Microsoft "Studio" products do. I'd recognised that id="hdnSecretCode" pattern anywhere: it's all over the apps I'm currently trying to make web standards compatible (e.g. by not having every form submission and link click fire a Javascript-managed "postback" event). I assume the three letter abbreviation of type-names is a Microsoft standard: obviously you can't work out what type an input is without an abbreviated form of the type in the actually id / variable name... It's driving me scatty
</rant> - many apologies for taking out my work based frustrations on you all ;^)

Re: Those Responsible Have Been Sacked

2008-09-17 10:08 • by amischiefr
217876 in reply to 217844
Vechni:
i am the poop here

This comment is the poop!

Re: Those Responsible Have Been Sacked

2008-09-17 10:10 • by amischiefr
217877 in reply to 217846
Rehevkor:
JoAnne must have clicked Yes to confirm, thereby causing the scan the finish stopping and also disabling the arrow keys. She might have avoided sacking for this, had she not also left a comment about being "the poop here" in the code.

Let this be a lesson to all of you. Never click Yes to confirm, or you will be sacked!


Greatest comment ever! Very well thought out.

Re: Those Responsible Have Been Sacked

2008-09-17 10:14 • by Code Dependent
Elizabeth's only thought when this popped up was "Yes. Yes, it would be."

Not true. It's obvious that they require maximum and minimum to be the same, and poor Liz will have to keep trying until she gets that.

Re: Those Responsible Have Been Sacked

2008-09-17 10:20 • by Ken B (unregistered)
217879 in reply to 217854
Bob:
Yep, http://www.usawebsolutions.com/ do not disallow the arrow keys, as Anonymous Coward noted above (although it is still a total WTF to disallow the right mouse button and CTRL/ALT).
So much for Ctrl-TAB, or Alt-F4. I assume it's a lame attempt to prevent "view source"?

Re: Those Responsible Have Been Sacked

2008-09-17 10:20 • by Opacity 50% (unregistered)
217880 in reply to 217878
Code Dependent:
Not true. It's obvious that they require maximum and minimum to be the same, and poor Liz will have to keep trying until she gets that.


Because seriously, either you know how many bedrooms you need or you don't. And Foxtons doesn't do no business with them undecided folks.

Re: Those Responsible Have Been Sacked

2008-09-17 10:25 • by Pez (unregistered)
I hope those responsible for writing "Cafes" as "Cafe's" have been sacked too. Cafe's what???!?!?

Re: Those Responsible Have Been Sacked

2008-09-17 10:32 • by Ken B (unregistered)
217884 in reply to 217875
JimM:
Anon:
I'm still surprised people do this.
People don't. Microsoft "Studio" products do. I'd recognised that id="hdnSecretCode" pattern anywhere: it's all over the apps I'm currently trying to make web standards compatible (e.g. by not having every form submission and link click fire a Javascript-managed "postback" event).
It could be worse. The Westchester (NY) County (population nearly 10 million) clerk's office uses VBScript onClick events to handle simple links, rather than, say, an HTML link.

http://ccpv.westchesterclerk.com/

<td ...  onClick="PublicAccessLogin()" > 

&nbsp;Click&nbsp;Here&nbsp;
</td>

Sub PublicAccessLogin()
window.frmMain.UserID.value = ""
window.frmMain.Password.value = ""
window.frmMain.action = "WCCLogin.asp?PUBLIC=Y&RegUser=N"
window.frmMain.submit
End Sub

Re: Those Responsible Have Been Sacked

2008-09-17 10:39 • by Ross (unregistered)
the poop is still up as of now:
http://catalog.belkin.com/IWCatSectionView.process?Section_Id=200340

Missed?

2008-09-17 10:41 • by Obvious Comment (unregistered)

Re: Those Responsible Have Been Sacked

2008-09-17 10:42 • by troels (unregistered)
217889 in reply to 217884

http://ccpv.westchesterclerk.com/

This site requires Internet Explorer 6.0 & help from above and is best viewed in 1024 x 768 monitor resolution


There, fixed it for ya ...

Re: Those Responsible Have Been Sacked

2008-09-17 10:46 • by Zylon
TRWTF is Vista's default theme. The only thing it's missing is lens flares.

Re: Those Responsible Have Been Sacked

2008-09-17 10:50 • by Innkeeper (unregistered)
In IE (yes, I use IE at work) to get around the 'you can't click buttons' just click faster. I just click and hit the space bar, to get past the message, after a couple times, the context menu comes up.

Re: Those Responsible Have Been Sacked

2008-09-17 10:54 • by Daniel (unregistered)
For those that are interested, usawebsolutions disables key codes 17, 18, and 93 (ctrl, alt, and "select key" whatever that is). Right click is also disabled:
function key(k)

{

var KeyID = (window.event) ? event.keyCode : k.keyCode;



if(KeyID==17 || KeyID==18 || KeyID==93) {

alert("Sorry, you do not have permission to press this key.")

return false;

}

}



function right()

{

alert("Sorry, Right click is disabled.")

return false;

}



They removed the arrow key restriction, apparently, but their prevention of ctrl causes me not to be able to close the tab in my normal way (ctrl+w). I guess I'm too much of a power user for them.

Also, google chrome allows you to simply disable their JS popups, and resume operation normally, including copy and paste. Yay!

Re: Those Responsible Have Been Sacked

2008-09-17 10:56 • by UncleMidriff
Dammit! I've got this website I need to build and I was just going to copy and paste all of USA Web Solutions' HTMLs, but they've made it ABSOLUTELY IMPOSSIBLE to do that now.

Dammit dammit dammit. What am I going to do?!

Their website was like the perfectest website ever...if I could have just copied and pasted their HTMLs, I would have been rich! RICH! Dammit!

Re: Those Responsible Have Been Sacked

2008-09-17 10:56 • by Dan (unregistered)
From Vanessa Thomas: "Line 1110 of the source code just made my day."


Oooh, a girl that isn't afraid to dive in and inspect the source! I have to say I'm a little excited... (sorry to all the IT-literate girls out there, I know you exist, I've just never met any of you).

Re: Those Responsible Have Been Sacked

2008-09-17 11:02 • by Rocketboy (unregistered)
Newbies... Opera lets you do whatever you want even with java script on. With the exception of pressing ctrl, but you can still alt and right click.

Captcha: a saucy eros

Re: Those Responsible Have Been Sacked

2008-09-17 11:07 • by tchize
Judging by family name, i bet the manager sacked his ex-wife?

Re: Those Responsible Have Been Sacked

2008-09-17 11:09 • by silent d (unregistered)
217902 in reply to 217862
JS:
Taken from http://www.usawebsolutions.com/jsScripts/usawebScripts.js:

function right()
{
alert("Sorry, Right click is disabled.")
return false;
}

This is the height of bad practice in my opinion. Disallowing a user access to his own context menu is unacceptable, especially considering that it serves absolutely no practical purpose to the website. <snip>


Don't you see? Disabling right-click allows them to be more customer-focused!

Re: Those Responsible Have Been Sacked

2008-09-17 11:10 • by Benjamin (unregistered)
The "Finished Stopping" message isn't necessarily unreasonable. Consider some large scanning machine with a computer control interface. If you hit stop, it would do some cleanup, returning some movable head to it's home state. It's very possible this would take tens of seconds to occur and thus having notification that it is complete (a la "It is now safe to shut down your computer") is completely reasonable.

Re: Those Responsible Have Been Sacked

2008-09-17 11:15 • by benryves
217907 in reply to 217899
Rocketboy:
Newbies... Opera lets you do whatever you want even with java script on. With the exception of pressing ctrl, but you can still alt and right click.

Captcha: a saucy eros
Right-click, edit site preferences, scripting, allow script to receive right clicks. It's sometimes required for sites that handle right clicks. I'm not sure why it's disabled by default (unlike the other browsers), but I suppose it helps get arround irritating sites like those mentioned above!

Re: Those Responsible Have Been Sacked

2008-09-17 11:22 • by Tei (unregistered)
217913 in reply to 217897
Dan:
From Vanessa Thomas: "Line 1110 of the source code just made my day."


Oooh, a girl that isn't afraid to dive in and inspect the source! I have to say I'm a little excited... (sorry to all the IT-literate girls out there, I know you exist, I've just never met any of you).


And some of these, write sexy code!

Re: Those Responsible Have Been Sacked

2008-09-17 11:38 • by MadJo@Work (unregistered)
217921 in reply to 217895
Daniel:
For those that are interested, usawebsolutions disables key codes 17, 18, and 93 (ctrl, alt, and "select key" whatever that is).

The select key must be that context menu key you have on keyboards that also sport that Windows logo key. Often at the right-hand side of the spacebar, between the Windows key and the ctrl key.
Because pressing that one, while on that site gives you "Sorry, you do not have permission to use that key", whereas right-clicking gives you "Sorry, Right click is disabled."

Re: Those Responsible Have Been Sacked

2008-09-17 11:40 • by Someone You Know
217924 in reply to 217896
UncleMidriff:
Dammit! I've got this website I need to build and I was just going to copy and paste all of USA Web Solutions' HTMLs, but they've made it ABSOLUTELY IMPOSSIBLE to do that now.

Dammit dammit dammit. What am I going to do?!

Their website was like the perfectest website ever...if I could have just copied and pasted their HTMLs, I would have been rich! RICH! Dammit!


Well done, but instead of "HTMLs", you should have said "codes". Apparently the new thing among people who know just enough about programming to be dangerous is to refer to source code in the plural, and to refer to a piece of code as "a code".
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