Almost six months ago I wrote a post here entitled “Mending Jordanian Newspaper Websites”, where I sent an email to the Jordan Times pointing out the need for a badly needed upgrade of the website. A commenter by the name of Omar Soubhieh claimed he worked for Batelco Jordan and would be developing the Jordan Times site, but also said he couldn’t offer us a demo. He also asked for our patience. Now I’m not going to take out my frustrations on one person because I don’t even know if he, or Batelco Jordan, is indeed responsible for revamping the Jordan Times.
However I feel my frustrations building everyday. At this point I could care less about the design
or the features or even how limited the number of articles available are.
At this point if they could simply fix the archiving problem so that when I link an article on my blog people can actually click it without discovering it’s a whole other article because the archives only last for one week.
Is that too much to ask? Is that such a technical impossibility that it can’t be repaired while a new site is supposedly being worked on? A simple archiving system.