From: Pete Hunt Date: 20:51 on 01 Oct 2006 Subject: Re: applyyourself.com Ann Barcomb awoke on 01/10/06 17:03 and allegedly wrote: > ApplyYourself is a website that a number of American universities use > to accept school applications. Most of the universities no longer accept > paper applications, so your choices are to use the website or forget about > going to school. The second option is looking nicer by the minute. <snip worthy rant> and I thought apply.ucas.com was shite. (UCAS is the University College Admissions Service in .uk). At least yours doesn't choke and die when you use punctuation more complex than a full stop. Helldesk: "Yes, we know about that. You can't use non-standard punctuation". Pete
From: Ann Barcomb Date: 04:54 on 02 Oct 2006 Subject: Re: applyyourself.com On Sun, 1 Oct 2006, Pete Hunt wrote: [UCAS] > At least yours doesn't choke and die when you use punctuation more complex > than a full stop. Helldesk: "Yes, we know about that. You can't use > non-standard punctuation". You win on that one. ApplyYourself considers accented Latin characters to be non-standard, and in some textarea fields, newlines and tabs are not allowed. The newlines and tabs are accepted, and saved, but you are warned that it will mess up the result. These same fields will also simply truncate your response if it is too long, without informing you that there was an error (you are expected to click on a link next to the box which will then tell you how many characters you used, before you submit). On the other hand, given how they handle errors, unannounced truncation is preferable. If I knew what kind of a backend the schools got, I'd seriously consider writing them a new application process in place of my extra essay.
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