What's gotten me riled up at the moment is how some people can sometimes act like they have no idea what they did wrong when in fact they know that they are guilty. I recently had a client who decided to delete pages off their web server and then had the audacity to come back to me to say that my custom-built content management system was bad or that I'm not keeping up with their site.
What these people didn't realize is that every time they log into the server and the CMS, all their actions are being logged. There's enough prompts before doing anything that asks whether you're sure or not to make a sane person cry. To honest, accidentally deleting something is somewhat highly improbable. The system is idiot proof and unless you're reached a threshold beyond idiot (perhaps some level between comatose and retardation), then I'm sorry but you're not responsible enough to own a web site. I'll have to become the Web Nazi and say "No Web Site for You!!!"
So, before you go and tell off your web guy, web gal, or web monkey and yell at them for their web site sucking, I need you to calm down and ask yourself the following questions:
- Was it something I did to make the web site break?
- Did I irresponsibly give the password to my web site to any of the following:
- someone who hates me
- my bastard children
- my ex-spouse
- a wandering hobo on the street
- the prostitute I hired the other night
- the cute waitress at the bar
If you answered, yes to any of these question, you should not have a web site and your so-called web guy probably thinks you're an infantile moron who deserves to eaten alive by velociraptors.