• Vechni (cs)

    i am the poop here

  • 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!

  • Opacity 50% (unregistered)

    Please sack Brad for using this Windows theme! Oh God, can't unsee!

  • 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;
    }
    
  • Claxon (cs)

    Those responsible for sacking the people who have just been sacked, have been sacked.

  • Mitch (unregistered) in reply to Anyomous coward

    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 (unregistered) in reply to Mitch

    Couldnt you just go to the site and look up the source code yourself if you doubt this?

  • jtl (unregistered) in reply to Claxon
    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 (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...

  • DOA (cs) in reply to Vechni
    Vechni:
    i am the poop here
    Sometimes it's very difficult to resist putting someone's quote in your signature.
  • 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??

  • Mitch (unregistered) in reply to Vechni

    Maybe this has something to do with it: http://poop.sourceforge.net/

  • clinton (unregistered)

    I just emailed Jo@transcom.net sending her my commiserations.

  • PoKuTe (unregistered) in reply to Bob
    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 (unregistered)

    Well, usawtfsolutions' CAPTCHA is well - automated, complete with JavaScript validation

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

  • MadJo@Work (unregistered) in reply to Bob
    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 (unregistered)

    I have finished posting.

  • 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?

  • Evo (unregistered) in reply to Leon
    Leon:
    I have finished posting.

    I have finished finishing posting.

  • 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!

  • halcyon1234 (cs) in reply to JS

    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 (unregistered) in reply to Anyomous coward

    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 (cs)

    I'm going to put some of these messages in my app on purpose. Just because.

  • ClutchDude (unregistered)

    Anyways else see "I am a spacer. I am not semantic" on the belkin source code too?

  • 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.

  • JimM (cs) in reply to Anon
    Anon:
    Should have included the rest of the bit: <snip> <p>I'm still surprised people do this.</p> <snip> </snip></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 - many apologies for taking out my work based frustrations on you all ;^)
  • amischiefr (cs) in reply to Vechni
    Vechni:
    i am the poop here
    This comment is the poop!
  • amischiefr (cs) in reply to Rehevkor
    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 (cs)
    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 (unregistered) in reply to Bob
    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% (unregistered) in reply to Code Dependent
    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 (unregistered)

    I hope those responsible for writing "Cafes" as "Cafe's" have been sacked too. Cafe's what???!?!?

  • Ken B (unregistered) in reply to JimM
    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/

     
     Click Here 
    
    
    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 (unregistered)

    the poop is still up as of now: http://catalog.belkin.com/IWCatSectionView.process?Section_Id=200340

  • Obvious Comment (unregistered)
  • troels (unregistered) in reply to Ken B
    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 (cs)

    TRWTF is Vista's default theme. The only thing it's missing is lens flares.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • UncleMidriff (cs)

    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 (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).

  • 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

  • tchize (cs)

    Judging by family name, i bet the manager sacked his ex-wife?

  • silent d (unregistered) in reply to JS
    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> </snip>

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

  • 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.

  • benryves (cs) in reply to Rocketboy
    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 (unregistered) in reply to Dan
    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 (unregistered) in reply to Daniel
    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 (cs) in reply to UncleMidriff
    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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