Jordan Brock

Quality Control

The Police have just announced a worldwide cynical money grab tour, and have launched a website to fill you in on all of the details. Unfortunately, whichever company they have tapped to produce the site seems to have just reskinned an old site, and haven’t even managed to do a find/replace particularly well.

bq. <pre> <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC ‘-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN’ ‘’><html> home </pre> Hmmm, I don't remember Mariah Carey being in The Police. Strange. Also, I'm still a big fan of The Police, and despite misgivings about the purpose of the reunion, I'll probably go and see them if they come to Australia, but check this out: Do they really need to charge $100 for "Premium Membership", just so that people can get their tickets early and watch a few videos? And if you choose the free membership, why do you need to give your credit card details? And why does it include a balance check, when they're not going to charge you any money? bq. *Why do you need my credit card for a free subscription?*
As part of's attempt to confirm the legal age and identity of all new members, your credit card information will be verified before registering this offer. Verification involves our system interfacing with the bank's system to confirm that the provided card details are valid. In some instances, your available balance or credit limit may reflect the authorization. No charges will be made against the provided credit card unless you do not cancel prior to the end of your offer's term. You may cancel your offer at any time from within the My Account section of The cancellation will take effect on the date of your offer's expiration. _ Now, I'm assuming that the band actually had very little to do with this, but why do you need to jump through hoops, just to join a messageboard to talk about your favourite band? Really?