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Old 12-17-2012, 06:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default MLB + Bowman Prospect Challenge = FAIL

just got a promotional email from MLB.com announcing the bowman prospect challenge. except, when i click on the link the site is down. shouldn't MLB's PR department verify that links are working before emailing them to thousands of people?

http://bowman.topps.jollyscience.com/

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Old 12-17-2012, 06:58 PM   #2 (permalink)
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No bc the site was working ealier today.
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Old 12-17-2012, 07:00 PM   #3 (permalink)
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just got a promotional email from MLB.com announcing the bowman prospect challenge. except, when i click on the link the site is down. shouldn't MLB's PR department verify that links are working before emailing them to thousands of people?

http://bowman.topps.jollyscience.com/
This is on Topps/Whoever they hired to create the site, not MLB.com
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Old 12-17-2012, 07:31 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I just got the email a bit ago as well. It has a free code to get started. I'm not doing it so if anyone wants to try it, my code was:

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Old 12-17-2012, 07:31 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Ya, I just got the email and also got the same error. Almost was able to register but everything crashed.
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Old 12-17-2012, 07:35 PM   #6 (permalink)
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This is on Topps/Whoever they hired to create the site, not MLB.com
the site responsibility lies with jollyscience. however, my point was who at mlb.com let the email fly without even confirming that bowman/topps/jollyscience had the site up and running. seems like common sense to me that if you're about to email thousands of people with a link to a website, that you'd check the website before clicking "send".
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Old 12-17-2012, 07:36 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I just got the email a bit ago as well. It has a free code to get started. I'm not doing it so if anyone wants to try it, my code was:

PR-OKSEV
for some reason, i think that is the same code for everybody because i just got an email with that code too. weird.........
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Old 12-17-2012, 08:00 PM   #8 (permalink)
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the site responsibility lies with jollyscience. however, my point was who at mlb.com let the email fly without even confirming that bowman/topps/jollyscience had the site up and running. seems like common sense to me that if you're about to email thousands of people with a link to a website, that you'd check the website before clicking "send".
Could also be the site can't handle so many people going on the site at once. Either way seems like plenty of problems.
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Old 12-17-2012, 08:14 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Just like the FACEBOOK2012 code. That didn't work either
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Old 12-17-2012, 08:31 PM   #10 (permalink)
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This prospect challenge site is an absolute fiasco, and I put it on Jollyscience for a crappy site, and on Topps and MLB for not making them accountable.
I've tried to use it on IE and iPhone. Errors out and is painfully slow.
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What kind of legit company hires a company that creates such a 2-bit, low-rent site? Seriously? bowman.topps.jollyscience.com? WTF kind of ghetto-ass web address is that?
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Old 12-17-2012, 08:43 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Their hompage has graphics that don't fit the modules they're in. I'm an admitted amateur with webdesign and I can see that. Maybe they're related to eisner and he threw them a bone.

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What kind of legit company hires a company that creates such a 2-bit, low-rent site? Seriously? bowman.topps.jollyscience.com? WTF kind of ghetto-ass web address is that?
Post of the day, echoes my feelings exactly.

Topps comes up with great ideas, but can never seem to execute properly.
Another example is the Topps Gametime idea, I loved the design and idea of the pick em game, and I hit a Die-cut card about every 12 codes.
Then they had to screw up the website design and allow people to cheat for a couple weeks and get perfect scores by being allowed to change their picks after the games already started.
And what's up with not being able to ship the golden giveaway cards lately? Did they fix that yet?
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Wow, just used the code.

Congratulations! You unlocked an exclusive pack of Bowman Blue Wave Refractors. Some of these exclusive packs include an autographed card! Your item will be placed into your winnings inventory in your account and you will be notified by email when delivery of this item is available!
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Wow, just used the code.

Congratulations! You unlocked an exclusive pack of Bowman Blue Wave Refractors. Some of these exclusive packs include an autographed card! Your item will be placed into your winnings inventory in your account and you will be notified by email when delivery of this item is available!
Can you find your winnings inventory in your account?

I can't find it.
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Can you find your winnings inventory in your account?

I can't find it.
No. That's a little disheartening.
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