Comment On Progree of enail Status

"I received this email regarding a rebate claim," Cam writes, "spelling aside, it's odd that they could automatically print the status of our claim, but not automatically select which status explanation to give us." [expand full text]
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Re: Progree of enail Status

2011-09-02 10:03 • by Kaine (unregistered)
Your credit rating takes a hit if you don't pay your bill every month. Those $0 balances are no excuse for not paying $0 towards your outstanding balance.

This post was early!

Re: Progree of enail Status

2011-09-02 10:06 • by Wagner (unregistered)
Personally, I love Lacock.

Re: Progree of enail Status

2011-09-02 10:20 • by progree (unregistered)
sqrt(frist)

Re: Progree of enail Status

2011-09-02 10:32 • by Anon (unregistered)
Nick Lacock should think himself lucky that he lives in Newark and not Scunthorpe.

[The only time anybody is going to be lucky to live in Newark]

Re: Progree of enail Status

2011-09-02 10:34 • by EvilSpudBoy (unregistered)
I think the reason for listing all the possible statuses with explanations is so that you can not only know what your current status means, but where you are in the workflow. If they just told you what your current status is, you wouldn't know how many stages there are and how how far you are from getting paid.

Re: Progree of enail Status

2011-09-02 10:37 • by Tuxie (unregistered)
359260 in reply to 359252
Yes AUF, it was.

Re: Progree of enail Status

2011-09-02 10:39 • by Zecc
359261 in reply to 359260
Tuxie:
Yes AUF, it was.
Short for "Yes, AUF CAURSE they have been phoned"

Re: Progree of enail Status

2011-09-02 10:43 • by gobes
359262 in reply to 359261
Zecc:
Tuxie:
Yes AUF, it was.
Short for "Yes, AUF CAURSE they have been phAUned"

FTFY. Btw, YMMD.

Re: Progree of enail Status

2011-09-02 10:43 • by This is not my real name (unregistered)
Twitter asks for my real name, then doesn't accept it because it is too long. What do these websites think, that I'm going to change names to fit into their database?

Re: Progree of enail Status

2011-09-02 10:43 • by F (unregistered)
"Norm" needn't worry - the 31st of April isn't going to happen.

Re: Progree of enail Status

2011-09-02 10:44 • by F (unregistered)
359265 in reply to 359263
This is not my real name:
Twitter asks for my real name, then doesn't accept it because it is too long. What do these websites think, that I'm going to change names to fit into their database?

They expect you to let them interfere with every other aspect of your life, so why not your name too?

Re: Progree of enail Status

2011-09-02 10:52 • by The Poop... of DOOM! (unregistered)
359267 in reply to 359263
This is not my real name:
Twitter asks for my real name, then doesn't accept it because it is too long. What do these websites think, that I'm going to change names to fit into their database?

Always, always, always use a Flinstones character name for such cases. It's not just a good idea, it's the LAW!

Re: Progree of enail Status

2011-09-02 10:53 • by Seth (unregistered)
Noooo! You didn't sign up for }'A$!!!b]y|¥]#~

It sais right there, you signed up for }`A$!!!b]y|¥]#~ !

}'A$!!!b]y|¥]#~ would have been 40% more expensive

Re: Progree of enail Status

2011-09-02 11:09 • by Warren (unregistered)
Darn, a whole village near us (Wiltshire, UK) is obviously inappropriate and should be renamed of "Lapenis".

Re: Progree of enail Status

2011-09-02 11:10 • by Roger (unregistered)
Abraham, did you try paying a negative number toward your American Express bill? They probably would have sent you as much money as you requested.

(I know. I used to do QA for a company with a remarkably similar name. Their first online banking site ended up being called "online bonking" by the QA team because of the massive money-evaporating WTFs.)

Re: Progree of enail Status

2011-09-02 11:18 • by snoofle
I don't know, getting a bill for $0.00 used to be fun because you could send a paper check for $0.00, and it would get cashed and processed in the usual way, but it would somehow cycle through the system and your "bill" would be considered paid.

Those of a certain age will remember getting the phone company's attention by folding, spindling and mutilating our bills ;)

Re: Progree of enail Status

2011-09-02 11:25 • by wut (unregistered)
Our OCR picture submission scanner detects that your image submission contains inappropriate language. Please crop @$$word from the picture and try again.

Re: Progree of enail Status

2011-09-02 12:07 • by David (unregistered)
"Yes AUF"

Agent Under Fire?

Re: Progree of enail Status

2011-09-02 12:25 • by CDave (unregistered)
359289 in reply to 359287
David:
"Yes AUF"

Agent Under Fire?


Arguably Un finished

Re: Progree of enail Status

2011-09-02 12:27 • by Carl (unregistered)
The real WTF is thinking of Culver City as part of Westside LA...

Re: Progree of enail Status

2011-09-02 12:30 • by Sam (unregistered)
359291 in reply to 359258
Apparently he's required to rename himself Nick Larooster.

Re: Progree of enail Status

2011-09-02 12:39 • by Anonymous Guy (unregistered)
359292 in reply to 359259
the only wtf for the e"n"ail status is the typos...

i don't see any issue with showing all statuses but they should probably highlight the current one. Perhaps its to cut down on emails but then again its likely they just got lazy

Re: Progree of enail Status

2011-09-02 12:39 • by Matt Westwood
359293 in reply to 359271
Warren:
Darn, a whole village near us (Wiltshire, UK) is obviously inappropriate and should be renamed of "Lapenis".


Good job you don't live in Wyre Piddle or some such variant.

I think I get the idea why famous group theorist Jacques Tits isn't emigrating to the States any time soon. "Application for visa denied - applicant consistently entered an obscenity into the application form." Or whatever.

Re: Progree of enail Status

2011-09-02 12:40 • by DOS ex Machina (unregistered)
359294 in reply to 359267
The Poop... of DOOM!:

Always, always, always use a Flinstones character name for such cases. It's not just a good idea, it's the LAW!


Hanna-Barbera characters? Blasphemy! One must use Looney Tunes characters for such things.

Re: Progree of enail Status

2011-09-02 12:48 • by dtobias
359296 in reply to 359257
progree:
sqrt(frist)


sqrt(-frist), to make it imaginary.

Re: Progree of enail Status

2011-09-02 13:09 • by airdrik (unregistered)
359298 in reply to 359296
dtobias:
progree:
sqrt(frist)


sqrt(-frist), to make it imaginary.


Except that frist already is imaginary, which means that both sqrt(frist) and sqrt(-frist) are both frivolous attempts to say nothing at all.

Re: Progree of enail Status

2011-09-02 13:16 • by Backdoor Sally (unregistered)
359300 in reply to 359294
DOS ex Machina:
The Poop... of DOOM!:

Always, always, always use a Flinstones character name for such cases. It's not just a good idea, it's the LAW!


Hanna-Barbera characters? Blasphemy! One must use fake pornstar names for such things.

Re: Progree of enail Status

2011-09-02 13:28 • by Gary (unregistered)
359301 in reply to 359290
Carl:
The real WTF is thinking of Culver City as part of Westside LA...


Yeah closer to LAX. I've seen that little hotel a bunch of times after eating at Dinah's across the street. I hope Vance ate there.

Re: Progree of enail Status

2011-09-02 13:30 • by Gary (unregistered)
359302 in reply to 359259
EvilSpudBoy:
I think the reason for listing all the possible statuses with explanations is so that you can not only know what your current status means, but where you are in the workflow. If they just told you what your current status is, you wouldn't know how many stages there are and how how far you are from getting paid.


The easier explanation is that no one could figure out how to conditionally include text.

Re: Progree of enail Status

2011-09-02 13:30 • by trtrwtf (unregistered)
e-nail will never be as much fun as the real thing.

Re: Progree of enail Status

2011-09-02 13:30 • by Erik (unregistered)
Norm,

Z_Trash is what they remove from "Zee Plane! Zee Plane!"

Re: Progree of enail Status

2011-09-02 13:41 • by no u (unregistered)
359306 in reply to 359263
This is not my real name:
Twitter asks for my real name, then doesn't accept it because it is too long. What do these websites think, that I'm going to change names to fit into their database?


What do you people with long names think, that twitter needs you to join their website?

Re: Progree of enail Status

2011-09-02 13:42 • by Dan (unregistered)
359307 in reply to 359291
Sam:
Apparently he's required to rename himself Nick Larooster.


Nah, Laporksword will do.

Re: Progree of enail Status

2011-09-02 13:43 • by David (unregistered)
My son couldn't open up an account on lego.com because our last name is Plass. I couldn't open an account with OptimumOnline because of my name either...

Clbuttic.

Re: Progree of enail Status

2011-09-02 13:47 • by hoodaticus
359310 in reply to 359307
Dan:
Sam:
Apparently he's required to rename himself Nick Larooster.
Nah, Laporksword will do.

This reminds me of an argument I had with some so-called Constitutional Conservatives on Townhall. They insisted that the Constitution doesn't give the federal government the power to own land in a state. I attempted to post the following rejoinder from Article I:

To exercise exclusive Legislation in all Cases whatsoever, over such District (not exceeding ten Miles square) as may, by Cession of particular States, and the acceptance of Congress, become the Seat of the Government of the United States, and to exercise like Authority over all Places purchased by the Consent of the Legislature of the State in which the Same shall be, for the Erection of Forts, Magazines, Arsenals, dock-Yards, and other needful Buildings;

And of course Townhall blocked it because of the word "Erection". So I replaced it with "Boner" and it went right on through.

Re: Progree of enail Status

2011-09-02 13:55 • by SuperousOxide
And then Nick picked a new username, and got called out for his assword.

Re: Progree of enail Status

2011-09-02 14:23 • by BentFranklin
359314 in reply to 359263
This is not my real name:
Twitter asks for my real name, then doesn't accept it because it is too long. What do these websites think, that I'm going to change names to fit into their database?


Your name must be less than 140 characters, Mr. Adolph Blaine Charles David Earl Frederick Gerald Hubert Irvin John Kenneth Lloyd Martin Nero
Oliver Paul Quincy Randolph Sherman Thomas Uncas Victor William Xerxes Yancy Zeus Wolfeschlegelsteinhausenbergerdorff
.

Re: Progree of enail Status

2011-09-02 14:42 • by Wonk (unregistered)
359318 in reply to 359314
BentFranklin:
This is not my real name:
Twitter asks for my real name, then doesn't accept it because it is too long. What do these websites think, that I'm going to change names to fit into their database?


Your name must be less than 140 characters, Mr. Adolph Blaine Charles David Earl Frederick Gerald Hubert Irvin John Kenneth Lloyd Martin Nero
Oliver Paul Quincy Randolph Sherman Thomas Uncas Victor William Xerxes Yancy Zeus Wolfeschlegelsteinhausenbergerdorff
.


Why is it that the world never remembered the name of Johann Gambolputty de von Ausfern- schplenden- schlitter- crasscrenbon- fried- digger- dingle- dangle- dongle- dungle- burstein- von- knacker- thrasher- apple- banger- horowitz- ticolensic- grander- knotty- spelltinkle- grandlich- grumblemeyer- spelterwasser- kurstlich- himbleeisen- bahnwagen- gutenabend- bitte- ein- nürnburger- bratwustle- gerspurten- mitz- weimache- luber- hundsfut- gumberaber- shönedanker- kalbsfleisch- mittler- aucher von Hautkopft of Ulm?

Re: Progree of enail Status

2011-09-02 15:35 • by monkeyPushButton (unregistered)
359319 in reply to 359308
David:
My son couldn't open up an account on lego.com because our last name is Plass. I couldn't open an account with OptimumOnline because of my name either...

Clbuttic.
At first I read that as OpiumOnline. I was surprised they would have such filters.

Re: Progree of enail Status

2011-09-02 15:56 • by AerieC (unregistered)
359320 in reply to 359272
Roger:
Abraham, did you try paying a negative number toward your American Express bill? They probably would have sent you as much money as you requested.

(I know. I used to do QA for a company with a remarkably similar name. Their first online banking site ended up being called "online bonking" by the QA team because of the massive money-evaporating WTFs.)


I dunno. I would be worried that they'd actually tack that amount on to my bill.

i.e.

$0.00 bill - (-$100 payment) = $100.00 bill

The question is, would the bank credit me $100 for cashing a -$100 check?

*mind boggle*

Re: Progree of enail Status

2011-09-02 16:06 • by smxlong
I wonder what the thought process is of people who specify these obscenity filters on form fields. Are they worried that the database will be offended?

If you're worried about some CSR being exposed to abusive language like "Mr John Q SuckMyCock" then how about you just wait for that (extremely unlikely) event to occur and then sanction the user who did it?

Re: Progree of enail Status

2011-09-02 16:08 • by np (unregistered)
359322 in reply to 359321
smxlong:
I wonder what the thought process is of people who specify these obscenity filters on form fields. Are they worried that the database will be offended?

If you're worried about some CSR being exposed to abusive language like "Mr John Q SuckMyCock" then how about you just wait for that (extremely unlikely) event to occur and then sanction the user who did it?


Or just filter it at that layer.
The person uses the CSR just sees "Mr John Q SuckMy****" and can breath a sigh of relief that they don't have to read what is under the asterisks.

Re: Progree of enail Status

2011-09-02 16:11 • by Kiss me I'm Polish
Am I the only one concerned by translucent buttons on the iPhone?

Re: Progree of enail Status

2011-09-02 16:37 • by dkf
359324 in reply to 359310
hoodaticus:
This reminds me of an argument I had with some so-called Constitutional Conservatives on Townhall. They insisted that the Constitution doesn't give the federal government the power to own land in a state. I attempted to post the following rejoinder from Article I:
To exercise exclusive Legislation in all Cases whatsoever, over such District (not exceeding ten Miles square) as may, by Cession of particular States, and the acceptance of Congress, become the Seat of the Government of the United States, and to exercise like Authority over all Places purchased by the Consent of the Legislature of the State in which the Same shall be, for the Erection of Forts, Magazines, Arsenals, dock-Yards, and other needful Buildings;

And of course Townhall blocked it because of the word "Erection". So I replaced it with "Boner" and it went right on through.
And they didn't filter it on “Arsenal”? Ho hum. I guess they must not be taking into account different spelling variations of common words within the English language…

Re: Progree of enail Status

2011-09-02 16:48 • by TopPost3r (unregistered)
359325 in reply to 359324
That's not English! That's that bastardized useless crap they speak in, er, um, England.
dkf:
they didn't filter it on "Arsenal"? Ho hum. I guess they must not be taking into account different spelling variations of common words within the English language...

Re: Progree of enail Status

2011-09-02 17:25 • by Anisocrates (unregistered)
359329 in reply to 359310
hoodaticus:
This reminds me of an argument I had with some so-called Constitutional Conservatives on Townhall. They insisted that the Constitution doesn't give the federal government the power to own land in a state. I attempted to post the following rejoinder from Article I:

To exercise exclusive Legislation in all Cases whatsoever, over such District (not exceeding ten Miles square) as may, by Cession of particular States, and the acceptance of Congress, become the Seat of the Government of the United States, and to exercise like Authority over all Places purchased by the Consent of the Legislature of the State in which the Same shall be, for the Erection of Forts, Magazines, Arsenals, dock-Yards, and other needful Buildings;

<massive_hijack>

If the "particular States" cede land, then it's no longer part of those "particular States," right? And indeed Washington, D.C., is not part of the state of Maryland.

So this doesn't really bear on the case under discussion, where the national parks and whatnot are still part of the states they're in, but are owned by the federal government.

</massive_hijack>

Re: Progree of enail Status

2011-09-02 17:33 • by dep (unregistered)
Yes (A, U F?)

Re: Progree of enail Status

2011-09-02 18:17 • by The_Assimilator
I'm guessing the junk on the electricity bill is supposed to be a barcode, but the printing company didn't have the barcode font installed and so their printer chose the nearest font it could find. I've experienced the same issue before, although thankfully we did all our printing in-house and caught the error before it went to customers.

Also I wish the idiots who program front-end validation on these sites would learn about regexes and \b instead of using string.Contains() for eveything.

Re: Progree of enail Status

2011-09-02 18:34 • by method1
359332 in reply to 359331
The_Assimilator:

Also I wish the idiots who program front-end validation on these sites would learn about regexes and \b instead of using string.Contains() for eveything.

Yeah, its amazing that they're still doing it, even after its become a huge joke & a mark of incompetent programming/website design. How stupid do you have to be to not realise that many longer words contain "offensive" words & how can you be that dumb & be a programmer?

Re: Progree of enail Status

2011-09-02 19:14 • by oheso
AUF - It's a German site, and they decided to abbreviate, "Yes, but the bastard hung up on me."
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