MediaFrenzy

September 2, 2007

When publishing from MS Word goes bad

Filed under: Technology — Allan @ 10:10 am

This morning in search of the address and opening times of the local waste dump I discovered just what the copy checkers of the City of cape Town’s website thought of it:

IS THIS A SERVICE? IT READS MORE AS A CITY POLICY. IN WHAT WAY DO THE LIST BELOW CONSTITUTE A SERVICE TO THE RESIDENT/BUSINESS/INVESTOR OF CAPE TOWN. I WOULD PREFER TO MOVE THIS TO POLICIES. I WOULD ALSO PREFER TO REWRITE IT SO ITS MEANING IS CLEAR TO THE ORDINARY VISITOR TO THE SITE.

There’s more, but thanks to the way it’s laid out I can’t read it properly without digging in the source and besides, it’s in “fuchsia” which offends my sensibilities.
Solid waste….

My bad, I was viewing it in Safari. Clearly it was meant for viewing in Internet Explorer:

solid waste in IE

Someone needs to go explain to whoever is responsible for publishing this stuff onto the site how to remove the reviewers comments. I tried but their feedback page doesn’t let you do that. You can view it in it’s full glory for yourself here.

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4 Comments »

  1. It’s sad, but I’m now trolling the site looking for more. Like this:
    “Replace table with new table sent by Zollie. Include details as per other facilities listed below. I DON’T HAVE THIS TABLE – WAS NOT SENT TO ME – YOSHI, DO YOU HAVE IT?”

    Comment by Allan — September 2, 2007 @ 10:12 am | Reply

  2. LOL!

    Comment by AndreSC — September 5, 2007 @ 10:27 pm | Reply

  3. I don’t know what is more disturbing… the fact that its there… or the fact that its all written in CAPS.

    I vote CAPS.

    Comment by Paddyopolous — October 27, 2007 @ 12:47 am | Reply

  4. I just visited the site and it’s fixed. Not sure when it was…

    Comment by Alan — December 8, 2007 @ 11:18 pm | Reply


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