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America's Got Talent Website Issues


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Anyone else here watch America's Got Talent? Normally I don't get into to much TV but saw it the other night while on the laptop and I was hooked. So tonight is the first night America can vote on the contestants instead of the judges on the show.

 

So after the show was over I went to NBC.com to place my votes. I couldn't believe what I found. The site was full of errors for a TV show this big. Very stupid amateur mistakes.

 

The first one I saw was after hitting NBC.com I click in the middle on America's Got Talent and this is what I get:

Americas Got Talent Website Error.png

 

Take a close look, see where they included the base domain 2 times?

 

The 2nd issue I saw was a broken image link:

Americas Got Talent Website Error 2.png

 

I know everyone makes mistakes, but cmon you would have thought they tested this all day before flipping the switch.

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I find that people that should have amazing websites normally have very poorly coded stupid websites. My pet one is O2.co.uk's website. It's full of fancy little things that make it look pretty hover runs horribly slow.

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You would think that after the showing being around this long that they would've straightened out these issues by now. It's rather ridiculous that they can't manage to hire a site manager to actually prevent stuff like this.

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I watch the show as well, and did try the voting, didn't see the 404 but I noticed the broken image. Also another thing they seemed to have missed was the "only letting people vote 10 times per contestant" rule. They say you can only vote 10 times per contestant, but you don't get a message saying that you have already voted 10 times to stop you, you could kept voting, I think they missed a bit out on this unless the site is just accepting until the 10th vote and then the others are just empty entries, but if it's a mistake then that can be something bad for the contest. They should just disable the voting button when the count reaches 10 for the contestant, like I've seen other websites do for shows like this.

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I watch the show as well, and did try the voting, didn't see the 404 but I noticed the broken image. Also another thing they seemed to have missed was the "only letting people vote 10 times per contestant" rule. They say you can only vote 10 times per contestant, but you don't get a message saying that you have already voted 10 times to stop you, you could kept voting, I think they missed a bit out on this unless the site is just accepting until the 10th vote and then the others are just empty entries, but if it's a mistake then that can be something bad for the contest. They should just disable the voting button when the count reaches 10 for the contestant, like I've seen other websites do for shows like this.

 

Ah yeah forgot to mention the 10 max voting deal, I had the same thing.

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So what's the point of the 10 vote limit? Most people aren't going to vote 3 here, 4 there, 3 on another, so one vote would be sufficient. I would say that advertising and page view costs would make them want to allow more votes, but then....why limit to only 10 when they could make it 20, 30, or 40 refreshes available?

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