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Event coming up in town and I went to their website to find out where and what time everything is happening. They have several pages on their site, only one of them actually connects. The rest of them time out. The one page that does come up has everything I need to know except? Where. No indication WHERE the event is taking place. I call them. Tell them their website doesn't say WHERE to event is. They tell me it does.

OK, maybe it does say on one of the pages that doesn't load.

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I was checking a calendar of events, and noticed they had last year's date...I let them know a while ago, still is posted wrong....sigh...  But, you are right...so many forget the area code....

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every town here has a different code - about 10 years ago they ran out of codes so had to put in a 1 ie ours was 0423 became 01423 - thoroughly confused everyone in the entire country for about a year.

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Didn't London split into 071 and 081 at one point then 0171 and 0181. Then they created 020 and moved the 7 or 8 to the first digit of the phone number and then added the 3 as a first digit for further expansion. 

France tried moving to 8 digit numbers but screwed it up so badly that they had to do it again and move to 10 digit numbers. 

In North America, we stupidly decided to overlay area codes, so now in some cities you have a barage of area codes to remember and 10 digits to dial. New York city has 6 area codes now (212, 347, 646, 718, 917 and 929). The greater area around here is now moving to 4 different area codes. It would have just been simpler to either add an 8th digit... we would have all had 10x as many available numbers instead of having to figure out what area code our neighbour lives in.

 

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SAD!  Many (businesses, organizations, etc) pay BIG money for advertising that doesn't include the basic stuff.  I just saw one of those small 'yard' signs on the side of the road.  I am sure it was for some event coming up.  I will never know as there was about so much crammed on that small poster in small print as I was going 40 miles and hour that anyone attempting to read that would surely cause an accident. 

Those companies KNOW that no one can read all that, why not help these people out!

 

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I'm constantly seeing things advertised that don't include who what when where and why. I thought people learned to do that that by 4th grade!

At the other extreme are the local radio ads that always list both our town name and state as the location, as if anybody within receiving distance of our local radio station wouldn't know what state our town is in.

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One that gets forgotten - local signs with a phone number without an area code. Sure, everyone local knows what the area code is, but what about tourists? Easy peasy here because we only have one area code for the entire state, but do the tourists know what it is?

Every online publication should list the state. How many times has JB posted a story from an online edition and no one knows where the heck the 'Evening Standard' is published. So you're stuck with a headline - Aliens Open B&B in Springfield - and you have NO idea WHICH of the 34 Springfields in 25 states they're talking about. (And what about those states with more than 1 Springfield???)

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2 years ago we got hung with a second area code. They wanted to make everything north of the Capital the new area code and south could keep the old one. Thankfully, the university screamed bloody murder about what it would cost to change everything printed and otherwise. So now all new phone numbers have the new area codes and the old ones the old code. The hospital 6 miles from me has the new code. Yes, area codes need to be printed and posted. We went through 3 area code changes when we lived in Illinois. One nice thing about having a toll-free - the area code stays thesame.

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