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Pink Elephants in the Wild

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

Wednesday, October 20, 2004
19 years ago

Did you spot a Pink Elephant online lately? Please post URLs...


Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

19 years ago #

Here's one example:

First, you must open a pop-up window to view the movie (and you are presented by a highly confusing, attention-grabbing semi-popup when the mouse hovers over the link; one you just want to click on but can't).
Now, instead of just clicking on "Windows Media Player" (or whatever you prefer) in this movie selection dialog, one clicks on a radio-button next to it, and then clicks on play.

All in all, that's about two clicks and one failed try more than needed for what these dialogs try to achieve.

Marco van Schagen [PersonRank 0]

19 years ago #

We're doing business with a company formerly known as Pink Elephant (now Pink Roccade). Seems to apply to them too :-D

justin [PersonRank 0]

19 years ago #

why ifilm would want to test your machine to find out what media players you have is beyond me.

(whats wrong with just providing a quicktime, media player and realplayer versions , leaving it up to the end user to decide...)

that ifilm clip doesnt work on konqueror (linux) by the way – i just get a "testing your machine for available media players" page.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

19 years ago #

Here's another one:

"[Firefox Company Logo]

If you are looking for Firefox the company which is focused on providing enabling technologies and services for the support of educational e-communities including e-mentoring and technology based mentoring programs, please click on the Firefox company logo."

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