Beware on a Mac

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by Schroedinger, Apr 15, 2004.

  1. Schroedinger macrumors regular


    Feb 12, 2004
    Baltimore, MD
    Okay kids, has a dark little secret. For some reason, if you try to access their subscription services using a Mac, you run into a ton of problems. I signed up this afternoon, and then ran into all kinds of problems. I tried using Safari, IE, even downloading two different versions of Netscape based on the suggestions of their customer service. The customer service person I talked to was very candid explaining that this problem is rampant amongst the mac community, and that they are working with Apple to see how they can fix it. Finally, I gave up and they gave me a refund real easy, so it seems to me they expected they would have to.

    And my profile was so good too... :rolleyes:
  2. Flowbee macrumors 68030


    Dec 27, 2002
    Alameda, CA
    I guess your Mac will have to keep you company for the time being... :p
  3. thatwendigo macrumors 6502a


    Nov 17, 2003
    Sum, Ergo Sum.
    I didn't have any problems using Firefox. Mayne you ought to give it a try and see if it works for you.

    I'm running 10.3.3 and the latest public build of the browser, just for informational purposes.
  4. MoparShaha macrumors 68000


    May 15, 2003
    San Francisco
    Well, if there are no Mac users on, you shouldn't be interested anyways ;).
  5. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus


    Oct 5, 2001
    San Diego, CA

    How about they start with hiring some web developers who use web standards and not browser/platform specific code. But no, that would be too straightforward and would open their site to too many people on all kinds of devices. Don't want that.

    So, let's keep those IE/Win-centric monkeys churning out the MSHTML and then deal with upset customers who can't use our service and tell them "we're working with Apple to fix the issue" when it's really our own **** up.

  6. GAB macrumors newbie

    Feb 13, 2003
    I would recommend trying lavalife if you haven't already. I ended up meeting my wife there. I would hate to see a good profile wasted :D

  7. rueyeet macrumors 65816


    Jun 10, 2003
    I'm really beginning to think that Internet Explorer is so prevalent, and Windows so universal in the business world, that even executives don't realized that IE isn't the Internet. I've tried to explain the "browser <> Internet" concept to enough otherwise intelligent people to know this actually does happen.

    Consequently, their diploma-mill MCSE IT staffers don't think it worth mentioning that they're building the site with Microsoft tools, and the executives don't know enough to ask, so it's the user's problem when the resulting non-standard HTML causes problems with non-Microsoft browsers.

    Yup, that's sure Apple's fault all right. :rolleyes:
  8. evoluzione macrumors 68020


    Jul 19, 2002
    down the road, that's where i'll always be
    i met a stunning girl on match a couple of years ago, and we both use macs. maybe it's had a site upgrade and messed everything up...i dunno.

    but yeah, lavalife, and nerve are both good.
  9. Mantat macrumors 6502a

    Sep 19, 2003
    Montréal (Canada)
    Got my girl from the net two years ago and we are now buying a Loft together! I was a hardcore pc user and she made me switch ;-) I kept calling her iMac, and still do, "the Lamp". And since we will have to live 2 months away from each others until the loft is ready, we are going to make good use of these iSights...

    Seriously, I have yet to see a single ugly girl using a mac. I dont know why but it seems like prety girl like prety stuff! ;-)
  10. Xnet macrumors member

    Jun 26, 2003
    hey Schroedinger I met my girlfriend in the DC area on Its a good service but I did have a ton of problems with their site.
    Anyway I'm still with her and got her to convert. She even has a mini now...

    ps. I like how they try to pin their use of mshtml on Apple... :confused:

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