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My Only Complaint With Google's Interface
Is that I can't login.

 3:33 pm on May 15, 2004 (gmt 0)

For the last day and a half I have not been able to login to my GMAIL account.

I thought it was my computer being screwy, but then I tried the roommates and still get the same error that tells me to try again in a few seconds.

luckily I have not been dumb enough to keep trying every few seconds, but it would be a whole lot nicer if my account worked at least as good at the junkie hotmail...




 3:44 pm on May 15, 2004 (gmt 0)

no problems loggin in here.

btw, which bit of BETA do you NOT understand?



 3:56 pm on May 15, 2004 (gmt 0)

Shak that seems a bit of a harsh reply especially to a new forum member.

Oh, I forgot, any dissention from the greatness of Google needs to be met with swift attack.

Sometimes I wonder who will moderate the moderators.


 4:21 pm on May 15, 2004 (gmt 0)

I can sympathize with shaks plight Figment. There have been alot of those posts like this, that you've never seen. The 20th "I can't get to gmail" thread was enough to make us start zapping them on sight.

We missed one...


 8:02 pm on May 15, 2004 (gmt 0)

"I understand beta but literally it's been about 2 days. If the service is not online for days straight then it has absolutely no value.

I want to like Gmail. Other than this I really like Gmail. Froogle was beta forever and now what is different than the Froogle that was beta a few months back?

To attach the word beta to something and then not have it work for days straight is rather frustrating. I do have my primary email set to another account, but some people might be sending stuff to my gmail account and right now I wouldn't know. Even with some forwarding set up I still would have no idea if the stuff was forwarded.

I generally say possitive things about Google because as a company I like them a bunch. On the web isn't everything really in some sort of beta.

How many programmers do you know that say PERFECT. Microsoft Windows usually takes a few updates to get it down. They still release their product knowing that it will have errors that will be found, but the errors usually don't randomly say "try back in a couple seconds (I won't work for days)"

It is fine by me if it doesn't work for days. That message should tell me to try back in a day or two, and not a few seconds. That is like me switching lines on a customer. switching back and telling him it will just be a sec and then talking on the other line for a couple hours. in that case I lose a customer.

The message should match the actions. Beta ...sure. I am down sometimes...sure. Try back in a few seconds, in this senario that is...um...kinda...crap."


 8:30 pm on May 15, 2004 (gmt 0)


fully see where you are coming from here,

unfortunately cant get hold of any Gmail staff to get an answer.

however I have asked 5 other people in different parts of the globe about this, and they have all logged in OK.

I realised you tried a roommates, but have you tried anyother PC to log in.

might be an ISP issue (clutching at straws here)

good luck, keep us informed.



 9:00 pm on May 15, 2004 (gmt 0)

I don't think I know another person who is as big of a hermit as I am :)

I will just try it in a few seconds...joking. Hopefully it will work in the morning. It's the weekend anyway and I probably stare at this monitor far too long for it to be good for my health...


 8:22 am on May 16, 2004 (gmt 0)

It is working again


 1:08 am on May 17, 2004 (gmt 0)

Hey you ripped off my thread title! :P

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