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Rikkitic
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  #1783572 17-May-2017 10:35
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Jaxson: Hotel/airline booking sites that still default the checkout/return dates to today.
Eg I book for March in 2018 and then the checkout date still defaults to today, meaning clicking another 12 months ahead to get near the checkin date...

Actually calendars that start the week on Sunday on some, and then Monday on others (Air NZ). I think I prefer the Monday start, as it groups the weekend days together.

Ticket sites that lock you out saying stop the bots, but don't give any indication as to what's causing it.
Likely lots at work trying for the same tickets, on similar IP address; or in my case, having two browser windows open at the same time.

Then presenting robot check picture panel tests that even it gets wrong.

And ticket sites that offer seating options (lounge/open air??) that aren't shown on the basic event seating chart/plan, so you have no idea where that is.

Actually most seating plans for most events really.

Oh and ticket sites that sell by areas, then list specific seating numbers, but offer you no info as to where those seats specifically are within the giant pink blob that is covered seating etc.

 

I think your complaint is about programming stupidities in general. Lots of those.

 

 





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  #1783586 17-May-2017 10:44
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Rikkitic:

I think your complaint is about programming stupidities in general. Lots of those.


 



Yep, I'm pretty massive on the UI / Uexperience , especially in a commercial setting where you are actively making it difficult for potential customers to book services and give you their money.

When you look at action cameras, the hardware is often very similar, but it's the polished user interface that makes GoPro a winnner over you average China clone. That difference IS worth a difference in price, but a lot of people don't see that value, until they try to use the thing.

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  #1783596 17-May-2017 11:11
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Banks, and their inability to look at things on an individual level without applying boiler plate 'processes' despite their lack of relevance in a given situation.






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  #1783684 17-May-2017 13:45
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Geektastic:

 

Banks, and their inability to look at things on an individual level without applying boiler plate 'processes' despite their lack of relevance in a given situation.

 

 

 

 

That translate exactly to HR firms, who nothing of the technical aspects of the role they're filling.


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  #1783973 18-May-2017 07:22
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That I have to admit that I really like a song sung (and co-written I believe) by a guy who used to be in One Direction.





People often mistake me for an adult due to my age.


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  #1784001 18-May-2017 08:59
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People who (in restaurants with dimmed lighting) use flash photography repeatedly.





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  #1784002 18-May-2017 09:08
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Companies that treat NZ like some far flung corner of the Galaxy when deciding on their distribution systems.

 

Example: I'm currently in the process of buying a Seiko Astron watch. I could buy it overseas, but since I will be getting it tax free here en route out of the country, I would rather support a NZ business with the associated warranty benefits etc.

 

Of the 2016 Astron models, there was one (titanium with black face/bezel if relevant!) which I asked the dealer to price. He reported back that that model "was not available in NZ" and that if I wanted that model, I could have it in 4 other dial colours but not black. I could buy the black one from Amazon or several other retailers on line in the USA, or from online retailers in Japan, or in Singapore. However, I cannot have one in NZ from a main Seiko dealer because someone in Japan has decided that model will not be sold in NZ...!

 

They will then be the first to complain when potential customers buy overseas.

 

In the end I opted for a different model, which will still have to be imported by the dealer from Japan as there are none in NZ, but the dealer says that should not be a problem as he has sold that model before.

 

That sort of thinking is just self-limiting foolishness on the part of Seiko - which, for a company that makes some of the finest watches on the planet - is a shame.






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  #1784003 18-May-2017 09:09
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MikeAqua:

 

People who (in restaurants with dimmed lighting) use flash photography repeatedly.

 

 

Resturants with lighting so poor that you have to use a flash is something that annoys me.





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  #1784017 18-May-2017 09:37
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Geektastic:

 

Companies that treat NZ like some far flung corner of the Galaxy when deciding on their distribution systems.

 

Example: I'm currently in the process of buying a Seiko Astron watch. I could buy it overseas, but since I will be getting it tax free here en route out of the country, I would rather support a NZ business with the associated warranty benefits etc.

 

Of the 2016 Astron models, there was one (titanium with black face/bezel if relevant!) which I asked the dealer to price. He reported back that that model "was not available in NZ" and that if I wanted that model, I could have it in 4 other dial colours but not black. I could buy the black one from Amazon or several other retailers on line in the USA, or from online retailers in Japan, or in Singapore. However, I cannot have one in NZ from a main Seiko dealer because someone in Japan has decided that model will not be sold in NZ...!

 

They will then be the first to complain when potential customers buy overseas.

 

In the end I opted for a different model, which will still have to be imported by the dealer from Japan as there are none in NZ, but the dealer says that should not be a problem as he has sold that model before.

 

That sort of thinking is just self-limiting foolishness on the part of Seiko - which, for a company that makes some of the finest watches on the planet - is a shame.

 

 

 

 

The reality is for most offshore companies we are a rounding error.


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  #1784023 18-May-2017 09:45
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MikeB4:

 

Geektastic:

 

Companies that treat NZ like some far flung corner of the Galaxy when deciding on their distribution systems.

 

Example: I'm currently in the process of buying a Seiko Astron watch. I could buy it overseas, but since I will be getting it tax free here en route out of the country, I would rather support a NZ business with the associated warranty benefits etc.

 

Of the 2016 Astron models, there was one (titanium with black face/bezel if relevant!) which I asked the dealer to price. He reported back that that model "was not available in NZ" and that if I wanted that model, I could have it in 4 other dial colours but not black. I could buy the black one from Amazon or several other retailers on line in the USA, or from online retailers in Japan, or in Singapore. However, I cannot have one in NZ from a main Seiko dealer because someone in Japan has decided that model will not be sold in NZ...!

 

They will then be the first to complain when potential customers buy overseas.

 

In the end I opted for a different model, which will still have to be imported by the dealer from Japan as there are none in NZ, but the dealer says that should not be a problem as he has sold that model before.

 

That sort of thinking is just self-limiting foolishness on the part of Seiko - which, for a company that makes some of the finest watches on the planet - is a shame.

 

 

 

 

The reality is for most offshore companies we are a rounding error.

 

 

 

 

I agree. However, in this example, if the dealer wants to get Model A because he has a customer wanting Model A, where is the harm in putting Model A in a box and Fed Exing it to the dealer? I'm not suggesting that every model should necessarily be on hand in NZ but why restrict the supply of something like that? A sale is a sale - which is surely the point?






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  #1784025 18-May-2017 09:51
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Geektastic:

 

I agree. However, in this example, if the dealer wants to get Model A because he has a customer wanting Model A, where is the harm in putting Model A in a box and Fed Exing it to the dealer? I'm not suggesting that every model should necessarily be on hand in NZ but why restrict the supply of something like that? A sale is a sale - which is surely the point?

 

 

I have seen on numerous occasions stock in transit to NZ for confirmed orders and installation being diverted elsewhere on the globe to fill orders. Very annoying to put it mildly.  


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  #1784053 18-May-2017 10:30
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Geektastic:

 

I agree. However, in this example, if the dealer wants to get Model A because he has a customer wanting Model A, where is the harm in putting Model A in a box and Fed Exing it to the dealer? I'm not suggesting that every model should necessarily be on hand in NZ but why restrict the supply of something like that? A sale is a sale - which is surely the point?

 

 

Ultimately you are up against corporate bureaucracy where the minions have no control or authority or even incentive to venture beyond the scope of their job description. 

 

There is perhaps no 'harm' in what you are saying if everything went according to plan. But, what if the shipment is lost or you fail to pay for the goods or they send the wrong product.   There may be no processes or insurance or policies to deal with problems. Certainly the revenue allocation and taxes could be tricky for one-off requests too. Maybe they have trouble even contacting someone with authority to do what you ask. 

 

Just playing the devils advocate, I hate when stuff like this happens too. 

 

 


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  #1784067 18-May-2017 10:58
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When you go to the gym and realise you grabbed your daughters blue drink bottle on the way out , but in different light it is more purple than blue and has 'SASSY' written down the side in large lettering............keeping it discreet while doing my benchpress  hahaha. 

 

 

 

 


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  #1784078 18-May-2017 11:09
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My sister's car once had a number plate that read #1brat. When my father had to take it to the garage, he said he nearly died of embarrassment on the way.

 

 





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  #1784083 18-May-2017 11:15
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surfisup1000:

 

When you go to the gym and realise you grabbed your daughters blue drink bottle on the way out , but in different light it is more purple than blue and has 'SASSY' written down the side in large lettering............keeping it discreet while doing my benchpress  hahaha. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Just own it man :)


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