I enjoy doing this from time to time: Let’s talk about websites that you think are, for whatever reason, just awful. Poorly-designed, ugly to look at, not helpful, etc. Include bad content if you will, but keep in mind that if you do so, this thread is likely to become a clearinghouse of people posting FoxNews.com or other partisan sources that they don’t like, and I’d rather avoid that.
I’ll start: My Insurance Company (Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Missouri). To pay your bill, you have to create a user ID and password, log in, then you’ll be directed to a third-party bill-pay website wherein you’ll need another user ID and password; all of this could be solved by having you put your policy number here, your major credit card number there, click and be done with it.
Also, good luck finding a phone number anywhere on that website; you have to log in, or jump through a different series of hoops, just to get customer support at all, but they still don’t give you a phone number to call even after you’ve jumped through all the hoops.
Illinoishomepage.net is, at least in theory, the website of WCIA, a CBS affiliate in Champaign, Illinois. In general, I have a huge problem with TV (and, to a lesser extent) radio stations having websites that don’t in any way reference their call letters; why does it have to be MyFox8.com instead of WGHPGreensboro(dot)com, which makes a hundred times more sense?
But WCIA is the worst offender that I’ve seen. Their website makes no mention of its call letters, its channel numbers, or even the fact that it’s a CBS affiliate. Nothing there about tonight’s programming, or CBS programming, or anything. Unless you didn’t already know from watching WCIA, you’d have no idea that you were looking at WCIA’s website. Also, no one has had a “home page” since 1999.
What are some of your nominations?