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DennisN
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2014 10:13 am    Post subject: GIGO Reply with quote

For anybody too young to get the title, it means Garbage In Garbage Out.

Anyway, I am frequently ticked off at the new tech of the internet. It's supposed to be the real thing, instant answers and so forth.

So why do I find so many errors? People have websites for my convenience, to tell me what they do and where they are and how to contact them and all that guff.

My Renault van has a satnav built in and so did the one before it. Both of them have a POI set of Renault garages which has the wrong location of my local Renault dealer. The Renault website actually has the location better placed, but in the place where they used to be until they moved half a mile two years ago. The POI in the van actually takes me to a road which is the wrong side of a no through route, so you can't just wander up and down for a bit hoping you'll come across it, because you won't! Now for me, that's no problem because I know where the place really is. But the reason (I presume) for a POI set of them is to assist non local Renault owners to find the local one when in need!

Has nobody got the sense to tell someone in their organisation to occasionally look at their website to check for these sorts of things? I'm not just talking about Renault, I find it with so many websites. Surely Head Office can put out a little note to all branches asking them to look and let them know of any errors?
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sussamb
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2014 10:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now that's common sense Dennis ... you should know it's lacking these days Laughing
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M8TJT
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2014 2:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's not by accident either. They call it the education system.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2014 2:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

M8TJT wrote:
That's not by accident either. They call it the education system.


wot u gt agnst yngr ppl? ur jst jels cos r schls r way bttr. u jst h8 tht u got caned n hit @ skl. init.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2014 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

not jst caned da histri teecha yust to fro da blakbrd rubba at us.

wers woz in junya skl da teacha yuster goget mysistrsbook an sho it tummy she woz too yrs bihinedme
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