Hertz 404



  • Hi there,

    Go to http://hertz.de/ and give it a try :-)

    Hertz 404



  • It's probably just maintenance?

    Lenovo's website has similar things happen every other weekend while the outsourced Chinese programmers try to push their latest changes to the ThinkPad Device Driver Matrices online.



  • @garyniger said:

    It's probably just maintenance?

    Maybe, but:

    1) A maintenance page should be a lot more informative and not return a 404 error code (I checked, it does).

    2) A company as prominent as Hertz shouldn't be having downtime from maintenance.  This is what HA is for.  If they absolutely must schedule maintenance, they could do it at 3:00 AM local time on a Sunday.

     

    A small WTF, but a WTF indeed.

     

    As a side note:  at first I assumed the title was referring to "404 cycles" and figured I was in for an electrical WTF, or perhaps a microprocessor with a mislabeled frequency.  I imagine I won't be the only one.



  • http://www.hertz.de/ works though.



  • You know, not every sidebar thing has to be earth-shattering amazingly awesome super-duper WTFs. But this is probably the lamest, stupidest WTF I've seen here. Sorry: even the spam is more entertaining.


    Here! Go to this site, look, an error page!!!1



  • @fennec said:

    You know, not every sidebar thing has to be earth-shattering amazingly awesome super-duper WTFs. But this is probably the lamest, stupidest WTF I've seen here. Sorry: even the spam is more entertaining.


    Here! Go to this site, look, an error page!!!1

     

    Thanks for that hint ;-) But this 404 is still there and it was there for quite a while already. It might just qualify for a WTF. Still I also think it's not the best.



  •  Surely TRWTF is that an error page on a .de site is displayed in English rather than German?



  •  I was about to post a similar WTF involving my state's train system "erail" site. http://erail.qr.com.au used to present a form to login, but it would always present a 404 on attempts. However, it now redirects to the real site, at http://erail.qr.com.au/erail/ (to be fair, this was the URL in Google but I wanted to test it out). But then using the login form on this new page never worked. I even apparently locked my account out from too many login attempts: pressing enter didn't submit the form properly. But they've fixed that too! So this post is now anti-WTF. Now the only WTFs are to do with the actual trains. The last few weeks have had trains hours late! A bit of a schmozzle...

    BTW, the Hertz site now works, AFAICT.


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