What in the world were they thinking?

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HappyQuark
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What in the world were they thinking?

Post by HappyQuark » Mon Dec 20, 2010 3:53 am

I'm applying to Brown U and in making sure I've turned everything in, I stumbled across their FAQ page

http://www.physics.brown.edu/GradApplyFAQ.html

This has got to be one of the most annoying and unnecessarily tedious FAQ pages ever made. Why do I have to click on the question in button form so that a pop-up window can answer the question, at which point I have to close the window and move on to another question button. I don't usually bitch about small things like this but is it really too complicated to use capital letters Q and A and maybe bold the question.

Q: Why is the FAQ page on Brown Universities website such crap?
A: Because somebody just discovered HTML buttons!

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WhoaNonstop
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Re: What in the world were they thinking?

Post by WhoaNonstop » Mon Dec 20, 2010 12:53 pm

They are testing your perseverance in wanting a position in their program. By the way, I will be sending that application in as well today.

-Riley

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Re: What in the world were they thinking?

Post by axiomofchoice » Mon Dec 20, 2010 2:11 pm

If using Internet Explorer 7 to view this page, a better viewing experience will be had using Internet Explorer 8, Firefox, Safari or Opera..
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I'm sure even IE1 will handle those buttons and pop-ups just fine. Plus, what's up with that awkward passive voice "...a better viewing experience will be had..." and the dangling modifier?



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