It all boils down to a company creating an email-like system for administrators to push out notifications to clients. A specialist was hired to oversee the development of this system. Here’s the complete code for the page that was responsible for showing a client their unread notifications:
<table> <tr> <td colspan="5"> <h2>There are no unread messages/notices in your inbox </td> </tr> </code> </table>
It reminds me of the days of Angelfire websites, and grotesque blinking background .gifs; when websites had to be updated by hand and served up no dynamic content whatsoever, so the web admin was forced to manually edit “Last Edited” timestamps [him|her]self, all the while attempting to keep up some semblance of overall elegance so it might look like one of the shwanky, feng shui dynamic websites.
Though it does make me wonder about Thunderbird sometimes…
And I have to add, this commenter may very well be on to something.