Apparently I am too stupid to join MySpace.
Huh. This is an odd one. I have my own blog on my own server with a WordPress install that I’ve installed and a theme that I’ve customized. I’ve built two (very small) content management systems in PHP, including one that was essentially a blog in 1996 or so.
But I can’t join MySpace
I was about to throw in the towel, hold my nose, and do a quick land-grab … ensuring I had a digital toe-hold in the busiest and hottest social networking site around. But I’ve been saved from my own rashness by a broken login system.
I’m sure it usually works. In fact, I know it does because a few months ago, I created a profile on MySpace for a brand that I’m working on. (It’s still dark because we’re not quite ready to release it.) So it worked for me once – just not today.
Gotta love that error message in the patented MySpace StickAllTheWordsTogetherAndItWillBeCool style: LoginErrorMessage30.
Arrghhh ….[ update July 29 ]
While trying to figure this out on a different machine, I logged into MySpace with another account (not a personal one) that I had created months ago. While doing so, I saw this page:
Either MySpace is having major issues, or the page is coded for a specific browser that is supposed to interpret something in the place of those strings. (“String” is programming language for a word or a phrase).
I use Flock mainly, a Firefox variant, but the same thing shows up in Safari and Firefox. If the same error shows up in all of those three browsers, it’s got to be a programming error. Which means that MySpace is doing something incredibly stupid … and not me.
Whew.[tags] myspace, bugs, login, stupid, john koetsier [/tags]