Friday, April 6, 2007

11:33 AM: Somebody else's Web site makes a mistake

In the April 4, 2007, edition of the Hartlepool Mail's Web site, it has this text in a box labeled "Related Articles": "headline here headline here headline here headline here headline here headline here headline here headline here headline here headline here." Clearly, somebody at the Mail was supposed to replace each instance of the words "headline here" with an actual headline, but the mistake was not caught before the Web site went live. Now, a full two days, eleven hours, thirty-three minutes, and seventeen seconds later, the mistake has still not been corrected. Shame!

Can't the Hartlepool Mail afford to hire proofreaders?

Then again, maybe they aren't familiar with that concept over there in the UK. They need to learn from a real island nation: Alameda!

As you know, we here at the Alameda Daily Noose never make mistakes, ever. If we did, though, we expect that people would take us aside and let us know discreetly, rather than crowing about it in a public forum. Unlike those yobs at the Hartlepool Mail, we are fine, upstanding citizens, pillars of the community deserving of the utmost respect.

1 comment:

coho jerkins said...

I checked my dictionary and can't find an entry for the word yob. Error?