• guy (unregistered)

    I've seen worse. The Hamilton County (TN) school system has a page to look up what school your child is zoned for. I guess they didn't want to deal with misspellings, so they have a combobox with every street loaded. Last time I checked they had not turned off viewstate for the control, so the page is over 400 KB (200 KB for the combobox and another 200 KB for the viewstate).

  • An apprentice (unregistered)

    Ok. Assume that people address me as "The Emperor", but this title is missing. How do I inject that? Please help, my honor is at stake.

  • My eyes! (unregistered)

    What if my title is "His Holiness"? Or, better, perhaps "His Assholiness"?

  • AbbydonKrafts (cs)

    WTF?! I don't think the ABG is the one that went that insane with the titles. It looks like they outsourced the donation part to Blackbaud.

    Even so, some of those titles aren't even legitimate. Geez.

  • s0be (cs)

    or El Duderino, if brevity is not your thing.

  • jam (unregistered)

    Nice, very nice. I wanted to donate just because of that -- clever plan, no?

  • Jimmy (unregistered)
    Shake, but no Bake

    I'm going to enter that as my title on the next form I complete.

  • fcardenas (unregistered)

    I hope Mastercard be available on Coruscant

  • KattMan (cs)

    I shall henceforth be known as El Conquistador

    Edit: Damn, now I can't donate. My new title isn't in the list.

  • KattMan (cs)

    You know at first I was thinking that maybe you could enter your own title and it would be added later so I tried. Nope, all these titles really have been added by someone on the inside.

  • Little Fish (unregistered)

    I'm guessing this is a field which started off as freeform text and was changed to a combo-box, without cleaning up existing DB entries. We have a "feature" that in our timesheet system at work, which is why there are task descriptions like "invidulating" (invigilating ... which is there as well) and "browsing internet" :-)

    [PS: captcha is "muhahaha", so I guess I should've put "Evil Overlord" as my title :-D]

  • Anonymous (unregistered)

    I wonder if that was just someone playing around in the dev environment to see if something works, and then not getting rid of the bogus ones in production.

    I'm seriously considering the title "Colonel" now though...has a nice Southern plantationy ring to it.

  • Anonymous (unregistered)

    I wonder if that was just someone playing around in the dev environment to see if something works, and then not getting rid of the bogus ones in production.

    I'm seriously considering the title "Colonel" now though...has a nice Southern plantationy ring to it.

  • Simon Donkers (unregistered)

    It's only a pity that your state is a required field and it only contains US states making it impossible to fill in this form.

    Companies really need to learn to handle non local submissions. I recall reading that the Symantec order page requires a 5 digit postal code making it impossible to buy Norton from the Netherlands where either your form is rejected or your packet is delivered to the wrong address. Not that I mind very much not being able to buy Norton though.

  • ElQuberto (unregistered) in reply to Anonymous
    Anonymous:
    I wonder if that was just someone playing around in the dev environment to see if something works, and then not getting rid of the bogus ones in production

    The insight is ... amazing!

    Signed, Shake, but no Bake

  • Evil Overlord's (unregistered)

    What a beautiful list of titles. With the title of "'s" I'm guessing some form of sql injection that some Sith Lord used to insert his own titles.

  • ronald (unregistered)

    i don't want to be the first one to say this, but I'm having a hard time finding the error in this. obviously it was done on purpose and with the intent of being funny.

  • JamesKilton (cs) in reply to ronald
    ronald:
    i don't want to be the first one to say this, but I'm having a hard time finding the error in this. obviously it was done on purpose and with the intent of being funny.

    No, this wasn't done on purpose. There are titles like ',s' and " 's". The most logical explanation was given above: they changed a free-form text field to a drop down and didn't check the database for these oddities..

  • Skybert (cs) in reply to ronald
    ronald:
    i don't want to be the first one to say this, but I'm having a hard time finding the error in this. obviously it was done on purpose and with the intent of being funny.
    It's not an error, but something that makes you say "WTF?!"
  • Daniel Webster (unregistered) in reply to ronald

    I'd say it's rather unlikely that it was done on purpose. It looks more like a "SELECT * FROM Titles" error where the Title field used to be a text box, and people started filling in whatever was most appropriate.

    Signed, The Late Secretary of State Daniel Webster

  • ObiWayneKenobi (cs)

    Nice. About time someone recognized Jedi/Sith titles.

  • Daniel15 (cs)

    Another strange thing is the "State" dropdown box; it has both American state (the two-letter ones) and Australian states (the three-letter ones)

  • bstorer (cs)

    And as a bonus, the titles aren't sorted, be it ASCII or alphabetically.

  • Zero (unregistered)

    Why do they have Judge and Mrs. but not Judge and Mr.? That's just sexist.

    CAPTCHA: RIAA, keeping Judges in business since, well, they don't and they're useless actually. Judges have more important things to worry about.

  • UFie (unregistered)
    Comment held for moderation.
  • Monkios (cs)

    With the WebDev extension from firefox, you can easily change all the select boxes for text one.

    Then, you can enter whatever title you want.

  • PSWorx (cs)

    Country: Antarctica

  • Electrode (unregistered) in reply to UFie

    I thought his preferred title was "Dread Lord"...

  • Eduardo Habkost (unregistered)

    The "donate online" page shows this, to me:

    You are attempting to access this Web server from a blocked IP address.

    We apologize for the inconvenience, but evidence suggests the IP address may be associated with fraudulent activity. Unfortunately, in our efforts to counter online fraud, we may inadvertently reject legitimate IP addresses.

    This mean that they trust Sith Lords but they don't trust me?

  • steve (unregistered)

    looks like the guy that put the form together was busy sniffing the plants at the Botanical Gardens.

  • gumby (unregistered)

    How else would sith lords torture each other but to make false donations in each others' names to good causes?

    Well, that and gluing Hello, Kitty stickers on the handles of each others light sabers. With superglue, naturally.

  • Saladin (cs) in reply to UFie
  • ParkinT (cs) in reply to Jimmy
    Jimmy:
    Shake, but no Bake

    I'm going to enter that as my title on the next form I complete.

    Shake, but no Stir

    Keep my identity secret?

  • Shith Lord (unregistered) in reply to gumby
    gumby:
    Well, that and gluing Hello, Kitty stickers on the handles of each others light sabers. With superglue, naturally.

    Bwahahahaha

  • rbowes (cs)

    It looks like they may have fixed the live version, sorta. It still contains "Mr" and "Mr." as well as "Coach" and "The Late Secretary of State", but doesn't have Sith Lord or Shake and Bake...

  • Random832 (cs)

    The current list is now "Admiral; Ambassador; Capt.; Cmdr.; Coach; Col.; Commissionner; Council Member; Dr.; Father; General; Governor; Judge; Lt.; Lt. Col.; Madam; Major; Major General; Master; Miss; Mr.; Mrs.; Ms.; President; Prof.; Rabbi; Senator; Sir; State Rep.; The Honorable; The Reverend; Rev.; Congressman; The Late Ambassador; The Late Secretary of State; Reverend Monsignor; Pastor; Consul General; Consul; Cantor; Mr; Reverend".

    Though I don't suppose they get too many "The Late Secretary of State"s.

    Anyone have the original full list?

  • StickyWidget (unregistered) in reply to An apprentice
    An apprentice:
    Ok. Assume that people address me as "The Emperor", but this title is missing. How do I inject that? Please help, my honor is at stake.

    Easy. Submit, but cancel, a 'real' one as "Mr." and capture the data sent to the webserver using the Firefox plugin "LiveHTTPHeaders". Then, go into live http headers, click on "Replay...", edit the "Mr." so it reads "The Emperor", apply the appropriate "Content-Length" attribute so that it reflects the changes, and click "Replay".

    Smart money is that the application was checking to see if a title exists, and adds it if it doesn't. Then, it'd show up every time from then on as part of the database query.

    The Widget of Sticky

    P.S. I haven't tested this, for that would be wrong....

  • ObiWayneKenobi (cs)

    Hmm.. since they got rid of "Master Jedi" and "Sith Lord", I'm thinking of formally bringing a discrimination suit against the Atlanta Botanical Garden. Jedi are people, too!

  • Garden Master (unregistered)

    Thank you for bringing this dark sided web prank to our attention. We are working quickly to resolve the issue. In the mean time, the Garden encourages those with nothing better to do to get away from their computers, come out to see us, and enjoy the most beautiful spot in the city.

  • Emperor Palpatine (unregistered) in reply to An apprentice
    An apprentice:
    Ok. Assume that people address me as "The Emperor", but this title is missing. How do I inject that? Please help, my honor is at stake.
    An apprentice:
    Ok. Assume that people address me as "The Emperor", but this title is missing. How do I inject that? Please help, my honor is at stake.

    Use the following bookmarklet:

    javascript:var o=document.frmAddDonor.msDonorTitle.options,s=prompt();o[o.length]=new Option(s,s);void 0

    The newly-added option will appear at the bottom of the list. DO NOT, however, set your title to "The Emperor", that title is mine alone.

  • rbowes (cs) in reply to Garden Master
    Garden Master:
    Thank you for bringing this dark sided web prank to our attention. We are working quickly to resolve the issue. In the mean time, the Garden encourages those with nothing better to do to get away from their computers, come out to see us, and enjoy the most beautiful spot in the city.
    Atlanta is a long drive from Calgary :(
  • morry (cs)

    They fixed it. Sigh. I was gonna donate $5, even though the chances of my ever visiting Atlanta botanical gardens is about as high as me becoming a sith lord.

    Sith Lord day down at the botanical gardens. That'd be fun.

  • jaykay (cs)

    btw, it's "powerpuff," not "powder puff." No "d."

  • pcsalvation (cs)

    I wanted to donate... but alas they dun allow users to enter their non us states

  • scooter (unregistered) in reply to jaykay
    jaykay:
    btw, it's "powerpuff," not "powder puff." No "d."
    Perhaps they were referencing "powder puff football", in which case, yes, there is a "d".
  • FredSaw (cs) in reply to Electrode
    Electrode:
    I thought his preferred title was "Dread Lord"...
    No, Dread pirate Roberts.
  • viraptor (cs) in reply to StickyWidget
    StickyWidget:
    Easy. Submit, but cancel, a 'real' one as "Mr." and capture the data sent to the webserver using the Firefox plugin "LiveHTTPHeaders"........
    Easy? Maybe FirefoxDeveloper plugin -- right-click on form, Web Developer -> Forms -> Convert select elements to text fields. Have fun.

    Evil Egg from beyond

  • Noser (unregistered)

    They fixed it, and yet The Late Secretary of State is still on the list. Why are other dead cabinet positions being discriminated against?

  • - (unregistered) in reply to pcsalvation

    No you didn't.

  • Maciej (unregistered) in reply to AbbydonKrafts
    AbbydonKrafts:
    WTF?! I don't think the ABG is the one that went that insane with the titles. It looks like they outsourced the donation part to Blackbaud.

    Sounds about right.

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