Top 10 tricks to piss off your webmaster.

Discussion in 'Web Development and Programming' started by Brandon, May 19, 2010.

  1. Brandon

    Brandon Regular Member

    Jun 1, 2009
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    Topeka, Kansas
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    Found this list online and thought it was hilarious!
    Hope you like it as well :uglybop:

    1. Pre-reserve your domain and hosting with a small and obscure foreign web based company.
    2. Assume that those who made your website also inherited the technical support for your emails.
    3. Send all your texts on plain old paper, but not handwritten. It's important that the guy who has to retype them knows that there is a digital version somewhere.
    4. When the webmaster ask for your logo, give him an old business card that was in your wallet for the last 3 years.
    5. When he ask "what you would like to be able to change by yourself in your website", answer "everything!". And when the site is done, send him your stuff instead of changing it yourself.
    6. Ask him a for "plug & play" quotation, Ex.: "I'd like a quotation of the site with and without a shopping cart, with and without the gallery .." and so on for every single part of your site.
    7. Send him drafts, let him integrate them, then send some corrections.. iterate over and over until he collapse crying in a corner of the room.
    8. Although you don't know anything about the web (and proclaim it), insist that the web designers do the site exactly like you want it instead of what they think would be best for you.
    9. During the initial meeting, brag that you will write all the needed texts over night and send them back the next morning. Then give no sign of life for the next 3 month and call back asking "Is my site done yet ?!"
    10. Tell him you need a Youtube like website but with Facebook functionalities and the simplicity of Google. Of course you have a very limited budget and the quotation must be on your desk for the next morning.
  2. Monster

    Monster Admin Talk Staff

    Apr 24, 2004
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    ROFL!! Oh man, that's so typical for customer behavior in the IT industry!! :)

    Now the real art in there is to be able to fulfill every customer's request.

    In business applications, that's what 4GL systems are for.

    But where are the 4GL systems for the web? :)
  3. Vekseid

    Vekseid Regular Member

    Jun 2, 2009
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    Have been a victim of 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10.

    ...half of them from the same client. He still owes us money.
  4. Dan Hutter

    Dan Hutter aka Big Dan

    Jul 20, 2006
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    New York
    And that list is precisely why I do very little work for regular folks. Give me a database to monkey around with - some php code that no one understand so they don't bother me with assine queries. :D

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