I’m always critical of the state of the UBD website. Perhaps, if I am not so appalled at it’s lack of updates and overall maintenance, I would be less so judgemental. I hate the fact that it is so hyped up and the fact that it is pretty much the only source of online information connecting to the first and biggest University in the country yet it gets as much attention as a wet piece of spaghetti. It gets on my nerves when I realise the kind of budget, technology and talent we have in the University yet they are not realised and utilised to their full potential.
(Of course FBEPS have their own website and newspaper so they do not count)
Although, during the past few weeks, I have to admit that my own blog, is slowly turning into…. the UBD website. It’s hyped up, it doesn’t get updated often and it took physical action to get me to freshen up my links. Granted, I’m doing this pretty much for myself, alone, free of charge, and without obvious professional training. I also know that it won’t help me get my degree.
However before I turn this into a discussion (one way at that) about me, what’s their excuse?
I am really not asking for much. I want little things, example, for once, when I want to find out when the next holiday is, the real 2007 academic calendar would be up instead of this ridiculous table that offers an abysmal amount of information. Or when the the exam results come out, it would be wonderful if they could be posted up online on the day itself instead of waiting almost a week for them to be available.
The website is supposed to be helpful, remember?
Information about coming events (was the Study@UBD thing posted up online?), posting up past events (and pictures), they are all possible and would make checking up on the website much more exciting and meaningful.
Like this one for example, does it hurt to do some Googling to see whether the name of the movie is accurate or not? Forget links to the movie trailer or a simple Wiki entry to it. Just the correct movie name would suffice. And with that said, why must there be this “expired” entry still up? Unless UBD is in a time pod, this is definitely NOT an upcoming event. Is there some sort of a conspiracy where we make people think we have a time machine in the Physics department that I don’t know of?
What secret things happen in the ICT Centre that prevents this wonderful tool of disseminating information do its job? What goes on in there? I wish I know sometimes.