Sorry to have to bother you with this. Below is a sad perspective of the goings on at the front lines. Please get this addressed.
A Mac user from '82:
There has been a new development on this issue. After trying for two years to get me.com to act like .mac with it's Homepage after you killed it, I finally blew a fuse when one of your folks hung up on me during my last failed attempt.
A Third Party Mac App developer provided not only the answer and major fix to the original issue, but showed me that the method I was using, as your staff were unwilling/unable to correct, was wrong. This last part bears directly upon this particular problem. The Forbes Folder I was trying unsuccessfully to put into iDisk/Sites actually needed to go into the Web Folder. It was successfully loaded there, by the Third Party App, and replaced several times with updates as I was creating them.
To boot, the Third Party App provided the actual homepage URL your folks weren't capable/willing to provide and here it is after all this time:
There are still two (2) outstanding problems with that original issue, but the very last fella I spoke with @ Apple may just have found possible fixes for them. I await a CD via snail mail containing some 'Magic'.
The Sites Folder Loading, Issue 122515119, still may be a problem needing a fix, but I now can't see any use for it in my environment. Now that my "Homepage' is somewhat resurrected from the apparent dead, I'm back on track with the change to me.com.
Am extremely disappointed with the total ineptitude, poor attitude, apparent incompetence and complete unwillingness of a large majority of Apple/Mac/Me folks I've been stuck dealing with since the moment .mac was bestowed with its death sentence to assist me. I was absolutely blown away by the buck shuffling they adamantly insisted upon which did nothing but to raise my blood pressure. At my age, that is not a suggested course of action, not if you want any more Mac sales from me. This sea change with Apple Assistance seems to have begun about three years ago and is getting worse. Even my friends/relatives I've steered your way have noticed and commented. I'm finding it more and more difficult to defend you now.
And a Third Party App Developer did it! That speaks VOLUMES. Now I have lost a good deal of confidence in Apple Help and will now be turning elsewhere for Mac App assistance.
HOWEVER, I must give credit where credit is quite due. You, in this thread, and the fella I spoke to a day or so ago who is sending me a secret fix with no promises. Its the optimism I got from him and am looking forward to seeing this proposed fix.
You two have kept me loyal. My Mac environment has resulted in Mac purchases by friends, coworkers and relatives amounting to the upper 5 digits. You can't buy that kind of publicity. On a negative note, should this entire problem have gotten flushed, the Internet is there for me to vent and no one can un-ring THAT bell.
My next step would have been to dump Mac OS and Linuxize my PowerBook, iMac and iPod. I work with a super Linux Guru who's done it. That is the very last resort.