General Fail # 7: Tick Tock Tick Tock… Has It Loaded Yet?

May 20, 2010

On the topic of functionality today. Someone asked us earlier this week, why does it take so long to load certain items off the applications menu? We don’t know but we do agree. That shit is sloooow!



General Fail #5: Facebook Limits Your Novel

April 19, 2010

I know we’re posting this late but we’ve all got real jobs too and this next two-weeks is going to be ass-tastic. We might go on hiatus starting next Monday to return the following Monday.

Anyway someone sent this in after writing a status that was too long. What is the official word limit for what you post on your wall anyway? Is it always 420? Has it always been 420? Is 420 some trashy idea of a pot head joke? DUMB. Maybe there’s some FAQ on FB’s site. Who knows, we don’t really care but we are shocked FB doesn’t let you spill your whole unlimited heart out for their harvesting… strange they limit entries! Strange indeed.

Wouldn’t it be nice if the entry field told you, at the very moment, you went over a text limit instead of letting you type way over – before realizing tht u haf 2 go in & shrtn it l8tr?


General Fail #4: “Hey! We’re Facebook! We Want More Users Even Though We Aren’t Able To Handle It!”

April 14, 2010

What company asks for more of what it can’t handle? Facebook!

As the years have progressed Facebook has become the next Friendster and MySpace in user inefficiency. I must personally say that I actually had some semblance of hope, even though Facebook decided to open its network to massive growth years back. I had a dream that maybe the company had some sort of real plan to handle the growth with every step of the way. A hundred-million shit-ass bugs later… and I know I was being too idealistic. Here’s the company’s business plan – following in the steps of all the other failures: Step 1 Facebook got greedy Step 666 Facebook is “trying to get smart.”

Oh noe’s is this a complaint due to a server overload?! Or maybe it’s maintenance?

[Dear Facebook]

I’m having connection issues and it’s not on my end. The news feed page just spins and doesn’t load. Then I tried to use the Help section and that just sits too. Eventually I get:

“Safari can’t open the page http://www.facebook.com/help/contact.php?show_form=page_not_found_error because the server unexpectedly dropped the connection. This sometimes occurs when the server is busy. Wait for a few minutes, and then try again.”

And this happens on both of my browsers at least once a week for the last couple months. it’s like you are constantly having intermittent outages. Last time I traced it, it was your end. Not sure this time but I’m willing to make a bet.

With that sort of outage record, it’s definitely no maintenance issue. So much for a “visionary, young and hip company” that makes it’s own path. Facebook’s just following in the footsteps of other baby boomer driven failures. Fix your company Mark! Quit trusting the old bastards who think the internet is still a series of tubes.


General Fail #3: Dear Facebook I Loath Your Change

April 8, 2010

On a side note: Facebook Watchdog doesn’t necessarily care about the physical interface changes.

Except for January 2010, the last few changes were visually and functionally sound. This most recent change is not functional, limits your access to information, and at the very least looks like crap and gives you a visually induced headache. Facebook Watchdog didn’t bother to worry or complain about all the prior years of visual changes made to Facebook but in 2010, Facebook Watchdog officially takes a stance against the new interface. Facebook took their years of perfect aesthetics and functionality and threw it out with the trash. Most importantly, they removed a chunk of the user’s ability to search through and control their information. To date, the 2010 change was by far the worst thing Facebook could’ve physically done.


General Fail #2: Halp! Help Doesn’t Work!

March 23, 2010

God forbid you ever run into a problem using Facebook because the help section rarely works.