I guess it seemed like a good idea at the time…

Standard

I’ll leave it to the reader to decide whether the title of this post refers to:

  • Leaving debugging notes like “you should never see this” in your code, so that your users know exactly what it is they shouldn’t be seeing.
  • Depending so heavily on javascript for rendering your site that pretty much every visitor will see something like the screen shot below for several seconds as all the scripts process.
  • The very existence of a social networking site that does nothing but show you a graph of how much your “friends” in the network like you.

Rimzu screenshot

  • roy

    It probably happend before the site was available to the general public… I don’t think it happens anymore.