Saturday, 24 May 2008

BBC & Their HTTP 404 error

A few days ago I was checking out a page on one of the BBC website properties re: South Africa's 2010 Cup Challenge. There is a poll on the site, "Will South Africa be ready to stage the 2010 World Cup?" - top right. Can't miss it. So, I filled the vote out - and BANG. 404. Page Not Found. Well, that is pretty bad. So I figured I would take 3 seconds to leave the BBC a little note - let them know that the form was toast....

This was their response:
" This is an old story, so the vote no longer works.

-----Original Message-----
Sent: 21 May 2008 19:25
To: NewsOnline SiteProblems
Subject: Feedback [NewsWatch]


From: aaron fleming
Email address:
Country: canada

COMMENTS: I tried to fill out the poll on the site but when I hit submit
it returned a 404 message.
aaron fleming, canada

URL: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/5141582.stm

"


Wow, are you serious? Why not post the results? Or pull the poll? Or post to a "sorry we shut the vote down."? But the sorry "it is an old post/story, we don't care" was the impression I got.

Anyone else?

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