So I went and did The Right Thing – y’all know what I mean – looking up the almost impossible to find “report a bug” link, submitting a fairly well structured and constructive post. And received the usual brick to the head Form Letter reply.
Dear amd, Thank you for contacting PayPal, my name is Lisa. After reviewing your email I understand you are enquiring about the donation buttons on the website. If you have an issue with integrating PayPal on your website and are in need of assistance, please open a Merchant Technical Support ticket by following the steps below: 1. Go to https://www.paypal.co.uk/. 2. Click on the 'Contact Us' link at the bottom of any PayPal page. 3. In the ' Merchant Technical Support' box, click on the 'Merchant Technical Support' link. 4. Please fill in the form and all the required fields. Alternatively you can click on the following link: https://www.paypal.co.uk/IntegrationCenter/ic_contact -support.html or go to http://www.paypal.co.uk/integrationcenter Please let me know if you need further assistance. Sincerely, Lisa PayPal, an eBay Company Original Message Follows: ------------------------ customer subject: Donation button code generator is broken: 5302 I've documented it at http://amdsoft.com/2006/07/18/paypal-creating-a- donate-button-and-error-message-5302-solved/ Your code is generated as: PKCS7----- "> The problem is the line break. Fix it to: PKCS7-----"> and everything works fine.'
Damn, I hate these things. My housemate works in support (not at Paypal) so I must ask him about it sometime, but it appears to me that they have about 3 different form replies and use a magic 8 ball to pick the appropriate one. I look forward to the wonderful, magical day when blogging scales to fulfill all customer service needs. Hey, it might even happen!