Dead air in Des Moines
Don’t you love it when your site’s home page is blank?
Desmoines.com has been like this for 15 minutes since I first saw it, and possibly a lot longer. Whoops.
Correction April 10, 2003 4:05 am: The Des Moines Register’s site is actually at DesMoinesRegister.com, not Desmoines.com. Note to self: The links in Joe Grimm’s top 100 list are just too old to be useful anymore. Whoever owns Desmoines.com should still be embarrassed, but apparently it isn’t a news site.
Hmmm. Still down.
This is inexcusable -- and a good example of lousy error reporting. A simple message like "This site is temporarily unavailable" would be a vast improvement.
Now really, Nathan, why in God's name were you visiting the Des Moines news site? I think you and about seven Iowans truly missed not having the latest Des Moines headlines. Still, pretty inexcusable. Even amateur sites have better error messages built in.