A major web site of my acquaintance just got a makeover.
I’m not going to deny it was due for a revamp. Or that (eventually, when it’s all working) the new functionality will be worthwhile.
But apart from the list of data errors (which is as long as your arm), and the functionality they should be providing in this day and age but aren’t, they’ve also changed every single page address, apart from the home page, and so they’re writing to people who link to them to ask them to change hyperlinks.
I’m really trying not to lose my temper and say to them:
“Well WTF did you let your programmers change your URLs in the first place?”
“WTF don’t you get your programmers to set up page forwarding so all the old links work?”
I mean really… it’s like changing all the internal phone numbers and telling everybody to ring the switchboard.
Oh, I should mention that this is a public transport information site, with timetables… they have partially-numeric URLs that bear no resemblance to the route numbers.