Worst ever inline help?

Came across this gem today.

There is a page. With one of these blue “help” icons. Hovering your mouse over the circle shows the following message.

Worst help prompt
An extremely helpful prompt to the user

Sorry, but this is a shining example of why you need to care about web usability – and why you require people with some knowledge to actually design your interface.

I would have to say that this one sits smack on the bottom of the User Experience Measurement Hierarchy, and does not even reach stage one. Minus one even.

Frank W

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