Example of windowing gone wrong? NRMA in Australia

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Looking at a NRMA (insurance Company / road service)membership renewal form. It has the expiry/renewal date of current membership as new years day which is correct. However the expiry date of new membership is 1/1/2000 when it should be 1/1/2001. Acording to the form (which is obviously incorrect) the new membership is only for one day.

Anybody else seen similar?

This is Australia's largest road service company and possibly our biggest insurance company. I would have thaught they would have the bugs worked out by now.

-- praxis (fake@fake.com), December 05, 1999


I recieved in Sept. a renewal bill from my bank for my safety deposit box. The due date was Oct. 1998. A separate note was inserted with the bill to disregard the due date.

-- (not@now.com), December 06, 1999.

Typical - it's starting, folks.

Now, never mind the simple human error part when tens of millions of people still type in 1900 in the date field - even in compliant systems.

-- Robert A. Cook, PE (Marietta, GA) (cook.r@csaatl.com), December 06, 1999.

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