I have been placing orders on ldscatlog.com since August of 2004. I had no problems placing orders for the 2005 curriculum or any of the other numerous items I need to order. I never had any problems right up until the end of 2004.
Every single time, without fail, that I have tried placing an order on ldscatalog.com since 01 January 2005, I have always received an error right before it the page comes up where it asks me to type in my name. When I contact the customer service email address and they finally email me back after a month and a half, they tell me it is because of my browser. I am using Firefox.
Of course, this doesn?¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢t make any sense since I have been using the same browser to place the orders that I did with every single order I placed in 2004. Never once did I receive an error in 2004, yet never once did I not receive an error in 2005.
I had to place another order this morning, and sure enough, I receive the exact same generic, uninformative error at the exact same spot. Therefore, I fired up the standards-incompliant, most insecure, oldest-modern browser I have and tried in there. (That?¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢s Internet Explorer 6 for those not following.) What do you know. The order went through.
So, what?¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢s the deal? Why would the Church build a shopping cart that records my ward?¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢s username and password so it only works in the one browser that is the most insecure of any of the latest releases out there? Why would the Church build a shopping cart for a browser that is nearly four years old? Why are they jeopardising the security of my computer? Why are the jeopardising the security of our ward?¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢s ordering information?