August 8th, 2009

System Down

Imagine a website. Sometimes the site crashes sometimes, or it gets taken down down for either routine or emergency maintenance. When that happens, there's a page that says something like, "We're sorry, but (site) is down. We expect to have it back by (time)."

The site has advertising on that page. What do you think of that?

Poll #1441516 Advertising

Do ads belong on the system down page?

Sure, why not?
7(14.3%)
No, that's tacky.
26(53.1%)
Eh? Whatever.
16(32.7%)