Those Responsible Have Been Sacked

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  • Vechni 2008-09-17 09:04
    i am the poop here
  • Rehevkor 2008-09-17 09:11
    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!
  • Opacity 50% 2008-09-17 09:12
    Please sack Brad for using this Windows theme!
    Oh God, can't unsee!
  • Anyomous coward 2008-09-17 09:13
    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;
    }
  • Claxon 2008-09-17 09:15
    Those responsible for sacking the people who have just been sacked, have been sacked.
  • Mitch 2008-09-17 09:18
    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.
  • Beaner 2008-09-17 09:24
    Couldnt you just go to the site and look up the source code yourself if you doubt this?
  • jtl 2008-09-17 09:26
    Claxon:
    Those responsible for sacking the people who have just been sacked, have been sacked.


    This post has been completed in an entirely different style at great expense and at the last minute.

    It was written by

    40 SPECIALLY TRAINED
    ECUADORIAN MOUNTAIN LLAMAS

    6 VENEZUELAN RED LLAMAS

    142 MEXICAN WHOOPING LLAMAS

    14 NORTH CHILEAN GUANACOS
    (CLOSELY RELATED TO THE LLAMA)

    REG LLAMA OF BRIXTON

    76000 BATTERY LLAMAS
    FROM "LLAMA-FRESH" FARMS LTD. NEAR PARAGUAY

  • Bob 2008-09-17 09:27
    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...
  • DOA 2008-09-17 09:31
    Vechni:
    i am the poop here
    Sometimes it's very difficult to resist putting someone's quote in your signature.
  • y2k 2008-09-17 09:32
    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??
  • Mitch 2008-09-17 09:34
    Maybe this has something to do with it: http://poop.sourceforge.net/
  • clinton 2008-09-17 09:35
    I just emailed Jo@transcom.net sending her my commiserations.
  • PoKuTe 2008-09-17 09:36
    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.
  • G 2008-09-17 09:37
    Well, usawtfsolutions' CAPTCHA is well - automated, complete with JavaScript validation

    <input name="hdnSecretCode" type="hidden" id="hdnSecretCode" value="QXHKM" />
  • JS 2008-09-17 09:39
    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.
  • MadJo@Work 2008-09-17 09:39
    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!
  • Leon 2008-09-17 09:43
    I have finished posting.
  • MadJo@Work 2008-09-17 09:43
    "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?
  • Evo 2008-09-17 09:46
    Leon:
    I have finished posting.


    I have finished finishing posting.
  • Jason the Terrible 2008-09-17 09:49
    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!
  • halcyon1234 2008-09-17 09:51
    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?)
  • Anon 2008-09-17 09:52
    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;
    }
  • Charles400 2008-09-17 09:56
    I'm going to put some of these messages in my app on purpose. Just because.
  • ClutchDude 2008-09-17 09:58
    Anyways else see "I am a spacer. I am not semantic" on the belkin source code too?

  • Anonymous Cow-Herd 2008-09-17 09:59
    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.
  • JimM 2008-09-17 10:06
    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 ;^)
  • amischiefr 2008-09-17 10:08
    Vechni:
    i am the poop here

    This comment is the poop!
  • amischiefr 2008-09-17 10:10
    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.
  • Code Dependent 2008-09-17 10:14
    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.
  • Ken B 2008-09-17 10:20
    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"?
  • Opacity 50% 2008-09-17 10:20
    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.
  • Pez 2008-09-17 10:25
    I hope those responsible for writing "Cafes" as "Cafe's" have been sacked too. Cafe's what???!?!?
  • Ken B 2008-09-17 10:32
    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
  • Ross 2008-09-17 10:39
    the poop is still up as of now:
    http://catalog.belkin.com/IWCatSectionView.process?Section_Id=200340
  • Obvious Comment 2008-09-17 10:41
  • troels 2008-09-17 10:42

    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 ...
  • Zylon 2008-09-17 10:46
    TRWTF is Vista's default theme. The only thing it's missing is lens flares.
  • Innkeeper 2008-09-17 10:50
    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.

  • Daniel 2008-09-17 10:54
    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!
  • UncleMidriff 2008-09-17 10:56
    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!
  • Dan 2008-09-17 10:56
    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).
  • Rocketboy 2008-09-17 11:02
    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
  • tchize 2008-09-17 11:07
    Judging by family name, i bet the manager sacked his ex-wife?
  • silent d 2008-09-17 11:09
    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!
  • Benjamin 2008-09-17 11:10
    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.
  • benryves 2008-09-17 11:15
    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!
  • Tei 2008-09-17 11:22
    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!
  • MadJo@Work 2008-09-17 11:38
    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."
  • Someone You Know 2008-09-17 11:40
    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".
  • Code Dependent 2008-09-17 11:57
    JimM:
    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).
    When you add an item to your project, choose "HTML Page" rather than "Web Form". Then put HTML controls on it rather than server controls. Problem solved.
  • Rich 2008-09-17 12:04
    I'm surprised nobody has yet mentioned: in the 'never ever think about confirming' dialog, Yes is the default (as seen by the subtle outline) and will be selected on Return or Space.
  • JamesQMurphy 2008-09-17 12:29
    What's even funnier about the CAPTCHA on the usawebsolutions site is the filenames of the graphics used to display the CAPTCHA. So, even without the hidden field you can scrape the code. For secret code MU9F4:

    <table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0">
    <tr>
    <td>
    <img src="/usawebImages/validate/M.gif" id="img0" alt="Image" />
    <img src="/usawebImages/validate/U.gif" id="img1" alt="Image" />
    <img src="/usawebImages/validate/9.gif" id="img2" alt="Image" />
    <img src="/usawebImages/validate/F.gif" id="img3" alt="Image" />
    <img src="/usawebImages/validate/4.gif" id="img4" alt="Image" />
    </td>
    </tr>
    </table>

    (Note: The src tags are actually absolute; I snipped them for display purposes)
  • operagost 2008-09-17 12:30
    Whoever wrote the headline "Transcom Stores & Internet cafe's.." should be sacked.
  • Anon 2008-09-17 12:31
    JimM:

    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 ;^)


    Lots of people have adopted Hungarian notation, sometimes for the better (not often, I'll admit). Even at their worst MS wouldn't have automagically written javascript for a CAPTCHA that tests the answer against a hidden field on the client side.
  • McVaio 2008-09-17 12:43
    http://usawebsolutions.com/ only permits the use of Control and Alt.
  • kennytm 2008-09-17 12:50
    TRWTF is the shortdesc:


    <meta name="shortdesc" content="Belkin wireless networks set up in minutes to let you share your Internet connection, photos, music, and more. Now you can safely share files, printers, and hard drives from anywhere in your wireless range. Our included WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access) and WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) security ensures the integrity of your information and accounts.
    <br><br><SCRIPT language='JavaScript'>
    function openwindow()
    {
    window.open('http://www.belkin.com/flash/networking/','mywindow','menubar=no,resizable=1,width=780,height=580,toolbar=no');
    }
    </SCRIPT>
    Belkin makes wireless networking simple.
    <A href='javascript: openwindow()'><b>View this demo</b></a>
    to find out which wireless technology is best for you.">


    (i am a spacer. i am not semantic)
  • Harrow 2008-09-17 13:19
    Anonymous Cow-Herd:
    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.

    I was going to explain all this but I was sacked bef
  • Steve 2008-09-17 13:22
    Anyomous coward:
    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;
    }
    Sounds as if someone's channeling the late Douglas Adams . . . and when I press it, a big light lights up saying "Do not press this button again!".
  • MooseBrains 2008-09-17 13:44
    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...

    Actually, having that theme and then not switching on font smoothing is really the really worst here.
  • Bappi 2008-09-17 13:45
    Steve:
    Anyomous coward:
    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;
    }
    Sounds as if someone's channeling the late Douglas Adams . . . and when I press it, a big light lights up saying "Do not press this button again!".

    TRWTF, I suppose, is that the message is so appalingly, mindbogglingly awful. I do not need anyone's, let alone the web page designer's, permission to press any key on my keyboard.
  • The Chub-Chubs are Coming!! 2008-09-17 14:55
    Dan:
    (sorry to all the IT-literate girls out there, I know you exist, I've just never met any of you).

    Huzzah! The cloaking devices are working...
  • P 2008-09-17 15:38
    Not as bad as the WTF in some Belkin wireless routers I've seen. They validate the admin password using Javascript! Yep, you read that right - if you want to break into the router and don't know the password you can get it simply by viewing the page source!
  • Ian 2008-09-17 15:39
    Those responsible for the sackings have now been sacked
  • real_aardvark 2008-09-17 15:49
    jtl:
    Claxon:
    Those responsible for sacking the people who have just been sacked, have been sacked.


    This post has been completed in an entirely different style at great expense and at the last minute.

    It was written by

    40 SPECIALLY TRAINED
    ECUADORIAN MOUNTAIN LLAMAS

    6 VENEZUELAN RED LLAMAS

    142 MEXICAN WHOOPING LLAMAS

    14 NORTH CHILEAN GUANACOS
    (CLOSELY RELATED TO THE LLAMA)

    REG LLAMA OF BRIXTON

    76000 BATTERY LLAMAS
    FROM "LLAMA-FRESH" FARMS LTD. NEAR PARAGUAY

    Wot, no aardvarks?

    This hardly gives due deference to "Watchfire Bobby" and his admirable understanding of the way that state machines work. I can't tell you the number of times I've been burned by a computer system that hasn't quite tell you the number of times I've been burned by a computer system that hasn't quite tell you the number of times...

    Truly it is said:

    "Olé! Pero las llamas son peligrosas a su usted ve una llama donde hay gente nadando, usted grita:...¡CUIDADO! ¡LLAMA!"
  • Boggis 2008-09-17 16:50
    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!
    Here, copy and paste this awesome site instead:

    http://www.hims.co.za/
  • Ryuzaki 2008-09-17 16:54
    Those who confirmed have been sacked....

    Those who did the sacking will also be sacked by the poop.

    Those who did the sacking and were sacked themselves were sacked on the grounds that they did not have permission to push the button...

    It's a vicious cycle!!!!!!!!AHHHHHHHHHH!

    ...still funnier than MFD.
  • Code Dependent 2008-09-17 17:15
    real_aardvark:
    jtl:

    40 SPECIALLY TRAINED ECUADORIAN MOUNTAIN LLAMAS
    6 VENEZUELAN RED LLAMAS
    142 MEXICAN WHOOPING LLAMAS
    14 NORTH CHILEAN GUANACOS (CLOSELY RELATED TO THE LLAMA)
    REG LLAMA OF BRIXTON
    76000 BATTERY LLAMAS FROM "LLAMA-FRESH" FARMS LTD. NEAR PARAGUAY
    Wot, no aardvarks?
    Worse yet: no Delhi Llama.
  • Code Dependent 2008-09-17 17:19
    Ryuzaki:
    Those who did the sacking will also be sacked by the poop.
    You're supposed to put the poop in the sack and set it on fire.
  • Yert 2008-09-17 17:19
    TRWTF is that someone would set that for their firefox theme.
  • Wor 2008-09-17 17:54
    Looking for backlink to thedailywtf.com from Belkin

    Nice ad marketing, Alex!
  • rudraigh 2008-09-17 18:30
    ClutchDude:
    Anyways else see "I am a spacer. I am not semantic" on the belkin source code too?


    Oh, yeah. That one had me and my co-workers howling.

    Non-semantic poop spacer.

  • Mr.'; Drop Database -- 2008-09-17 18:33
    Pez:
    I hope those responsible for writing "Cafes" as "Cafe's" have been sacked too. Cafe's what???!?!?
    I hope those responsible for writing "Cafés" as "Cafes" have been sacked, too.
  • JoAnne Smith 2008-09-17 20:15
    I was going to write a comment, but then I was sacked.
  • Dracolith 2008-09-17 20:38
    Workaround to try for a site where arrowkeys don't work, to fix broken behavior for a single page load and restore normal expected browser operation without disabling scripting entirely: Go to your browser title bar, type

    javascript:document.onkeydown = null; document.oncontextmenu = null; void 0;
    Press enter.

    Keep as a bookmark for some other sites that use similar foolishness.
    For good measure add a
    document.onmousepress = null;
    document.onkeypress = null;

    May not work for sites that add the handler using the DOM2 functions.
  • jim steichen 2008-09-17 20:48
    Hey, being a Spacer is an honorable profession. I was just talking to a Blasterman the other day about how us Spacers never get any respect.
  • Duke of New York 2008-09-17 22:32
    <!-- I'm the møøse here -->
  • Walleye 2008-09-17 23:44
    PoKuTe:
    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.


    Why, that's some mighty fine scrolling you're doing there, pardner.
  • Shaun B 2008-09-18 01:40
    I seem to be able to scroll with my keyboard on usawebsolutions, but I can't use ctrl. Too bad if I want to open a new tab. They're trying to sell themselves as a professional web shop, but do stuff like that. I'm surprised they havne't used a script to disable right clicking. Or some awesome scrolling marquees...
  • Andreas 2008-09-18 02:04
    > Rick Olson clicked "yes" because "Danger" is his middle name.

    Really? I thought it was his last name.

    Btw, I think it's awesome that Rick Dangerous is contributing to TDWTF!
  • Mads Hvelplund 2008-09-18 03:02
    TRWTF is the names of the other employees ... "Rob Hooton" & "Zsuzsanna Demeter" sound like super-hero aliases or the work of a humorous numeroligist.
  • EPE 2008-09-18 03:22
    I wonder how can a web solutions company survive having such a WTF web site...
  • Jimmy 2008-09-18 03:32
    The nice thing about disabling the Alt key also makes AltGr disable which means that their form on the "Contact" page is hard to use since you should enter your email and normally AltGr is required to type @ so you need to type your email in some external program, like notepad, and then copy it into place using the Edit menu...

    The company surely cannot want to be in contact with their customers.

    Captcha: populus, wasn't that the game where you played god? That was great!
  • bucket 2008-09-18 04:18
    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 with a pink theme. I think I'm in love.
  • random lurker 2008-09-18 04:33
    A lot of commented html can be found in that belkin page.
    Includes links to Mice & Keyboards, holiday gifts and... "FreeSales_Feb_2008"...
    i'm starting to believe that this page is not database-backed.
  • The General 2008-09-18 04:59
    Mads Hvelplund:
    TRWTF is the names of the other employees ... "Rob Hooton" & "Zsuzsanna Demeter" sound like super-hero aliases or the work of a humorous numeroligist.

    "Zsuzsanna" is just "Suzi" after applying Hungarian notation.
  • jo-82 2008-09-18 05:11
    Mitch:
    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.

  • holli 2008-09-18 05:31
    Sorry, you do not have the permission to read this comment.
  • Someone You Know 2008-09-18 08:10
    jim steichen:
    Hey, being a Spacer is an honorable profession. I was just talking to a Blasterman the other day about how us Spacers never get any respect.


    Spacer, get you off the face
    Of Mother Earth and into space
    Dirty Spacer, do you hear?
  • JC 2008-09-18 10:50
    Also in Belkin's source code:

    <!-- i am a spacer. i am not semantic. -->
  • JC 2008-09-18 10:50
    Durr, I'm slow. I should've figured someone else would've noticed that already.
  • Yes 2008-09-18 11:37
    Rich:
    I'm surprised nobody has yet mentioned: in the 'never ever think about confirming' dialog, Yes is the default (as seen by the subtle outline) and will be selected on Return or Space.
    Yes, it would be. It makes it so much easier for the developer to develop that BOUML of his.
  • AltGr 2008-09-18 11:41
    Jimmy:
    The nice thing about disabling the Alt key also makes AltGr disable which means that their form on the "Contact" page is hard to use since you should enter your email and normally AltGr is required to type @ so you need to type your email in some external program, like notepad, and then copy it into place using the Edit menu...

    The company surely cannot want to be in contact with their customers.
    Normally @ is Shift-2. No Alt key required. What is an AltGr key?

    Quite possibly, the company just does not want to be in contact with customers in foreign countries, where they have weird keys on their keyboards you can wreak who knows what havoc with.
  • OBloodyhell 2008-09-18 13:22
    Claxon:
    Those responsible for sacking the people who have just been sacked, have been sacked.


    The writer of the forum entry, hired to continue the forum entry creation after the other people had been sacked, wish it to be known that they have just been sacked.

    This forum entry has been completed in an entirely different style at great expense and at the last minute.
  • real_aardvark 2008-09-18 16:02
    Code Dependent:
    real_aardvark:
    jtl:

    40 SPECIALLY TRAINED ECUADORIAN MOUNTAIN LLAMAS
    6 VENEZUELAN RED LLAMAS
    142 MEXICAN WHOOPING LLAMAS
    14 NORTH CHILEAN GUANACOS (CLOSELY RELATED TO THE LLAMA)
    REG LLAMA OF BRIXTON
    76000 BATTERY LLAMAS FROM "LLAMA-FRESH" FARMS LTD. NEAR PARAGUAY
    Wot, no aardvarks?
    Worse yet: no Delhi Llama.
    Wellll, that was just llame.
  • Tama 2008-09-18 16:19
    The AltGr is a modified Alt key on French keyboards (and possibly other keyboards) that let the user type characters such as "@", "#", "|", ... They feature accentuated characters as counterparts to the numbers key.
  • rfsmit 2008-09-18 18:20
    trwtf on line 1099:
      <img src="/includes/graphics/spacer.gif" width="700" height="0">

  • joemck 2008-09-19 01:57
    Looks like usawebwtfs.com copied their ingenious copy protection scheme from this site:
    http://www.15seconds.com/howto/pg000916.htm

    I wonder how many other WTFs reside there...
  • bucket 2008-09-19 04:37
    AltGr is a combination key of ctrl+alt. Mostly AltGr+KEY combinations can be made with CTRL+ALT+KEY as well. On a US-International keyboard the AltGr key is the Alt key to the right of the space bar. AltGr+5 is €, for example. See the Wikipedia for a more accurate explanation.
  • anon 2008-09-23 11:02

    Normally @ is Shift-2.


    No, normally @ is Shift-'


    Or perhaps on an international interweb, there is no "normally", which was the real point to take away from the post you 'corrected'.
  • Anonymous Coward 2008-09-24 16:10
    Heh. Firefox and NoScript. Protecting the general public from WTFs for over 24 months.
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  • curtmack 2012-08-15 16:11
    Remarkably, the "I'm the poop here" comment is still there, nearly four years later. It even survived a major site design overhaul.

    It almost makes me wonder if they're keeping it intentionally or not.