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"This web design company should try and be a little more careful with their screenshots," writes Jeremy, "especially when advertising such quality icons like their Divine Mother icon." [expand full text]
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Re: Whoops!

2008-08-25 08:01 • by Jason the Terrible (unregistered)
Microsoft Excel killed my baby!

Re: Whoops!

2008-08-25 08:04 • by ParkinT
If you don't have a child in the house, it would say, "The Rabbit died!"

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2008-08-25 08:04 • by wtfrox
TRWTF is that the "Don't panic" is not written in large friendly letters.

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2008-08-25 08:12 • by Me (unregistered)
I think don't panic is just a hitchhikers joke rather than a WTF.

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2008-08-25 08:13 • by Me (unregistered)
OH CRAP. I didn't notice the MyFirstSexTeacher link, I just thought the icon sucked.

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2008-08-25 08:14 • by skin256 (unregistered)
The Dingo ate my baby, but it was doing a spreadsheet in Excel while in a panicked state in +200 degree temperatures.

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2008-08-25 08:15 • by Me (unregistered)
Also - MyFirstSexTeacher is above "The Truth Of Life". APT

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2008-08-25 08:15 • by matt (unregistered)
213773 in reply to 213770
Me:
OH CRAP. I didn't notice the MyFirstSexTeacher link, I just thought the icon sucked.


and its still on the site http://www.orangelabel.com/icons.htm

Oooops.

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2008-08-25 08:16 • by Khan Azul (unregistered)
Orange is a truly dedicated team of iconists. They're willing to complete their work under any weather conditions. I don't know many other design teams making that promise.

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2008-08-25 08:18 • by Quicksilver
213775 in reply to 213766
I think vsftpd killed a lot more children than anyone else for me.

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2008-08-25 08:20 • by Kyle (unregistered)
Oh my god. They're surfing porn with Internet Explorer.

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2008-08-25 08:21 • by Me (unregistered)
Hey look -



It's censored like porn.

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2008-08-25 08:31 • by Paul (unregistered)
213779 in reply to 213777
After seeing the above comparison, I'm going to have to switch to Windows.

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2008-08-25 08:31 • by snoofle
I suppose it could have been worse...

MeAndBessieTheCow.ork

or perhaps...

MyFirstBarnyardSexTeacher.com

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2008-08-25 08:39 • by Me (unregistered)
I didn't see that: It isn't Microsoft SQL Server - they want to run a CMS on ACCESS!

Maybe they will be returning to error'd.

Re: Whoops!

2008-08-25 08:42 • by Anon (unregistered)
TRWTF is the lack of recognition of an obvious HGttG joke...




RIP Douglas Adams

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2008-08-25 08:48 • by John (unregistered)

Indeed. They certainly have the experience.

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2008-08-25 08:49 • by Stephen Gallagher (unregistered)
Interesting to note also that they clearly touched up that icon ad: look at the icon size. 7,18KB? Even if I assume that this is a European number, when have you ever seen an icon hot-tip that didn't use whole-number filesizes?

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2008-08-25 08:51 • by Me (unregistered)
213785 in reply to 213783
John:

Indeed. They certainly have the experience.


Tits and ass apparently. Who needs a head?

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2008-08-25 08:52 • by is that my computer? (unregistered)
Looking at the screenshot, and coupled with the many hours as a young teen on the internet, I bet the image open in ACDSee is porn too :D

Re: Whoops!

2008-08-25 08:53 • by belgariontheking
It's really just a subtle advertisement for myfirstsexteacher.com. After all, we all know that only perverts would purchase an icon on the internet! What can they say? they know their customers

Re: Whoops!

2008-08-25 08:53 • by Akoi Meexx (unregistered)
If I were the guy in charge of published content at that icon gallery, I'd fire the person responsible for a blunder like that.

Re: Whoops!

2008-08-25 08:55 • by Michiel (unregistered)
213789 in reply to 213784
Stephen Gallagher:
Interesting to note also that they clearly touched up that icon ad: look at the icon size. 7,18KB? Even if I assume that this is a European number, when have you ever seen an icon hot-tip that didn't use whole-number filesizes?




Try again.

Re: Whoops!

2008-08-25 08:56 • by tchang (unregistered)
looks like a good way to create the buzz... I never heard about that company before, and like they say, they know what attract *their* customers. Is it really a WTF when it is done on purpose ?

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2008-08-25 08:57 • by Anon (unregistered)
I'm sure it's not F:\!!!!pron.jpg they're looking at in ACDSee...

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2008-08-25 08:58 • by Me (unregistered)
213792 in reply to 213790
tchang:
looks like a good way to create the buzz... I never heard about that company before, and like they say, they know what attract *their* customers. Is it really a WTF when it is done on purpose ?


The link here is a nofollow, although I did speak to them and they haven't changed it since.

Re: Whoops!

2008-08-25 09:05 • by Nick Moffitt (unregistered)
213793 in reply to 213792
Me:
The link here is a nofollow, although I did speak to them and they haven't changed it since.


They list an address on Kensington High Street in London, and today is a holiday in the UK. They probably won't have anyone in the office to fix this until tomorrow (if it isn't some sort of clever guerilla marketing gimmick).

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2008-08-25 09:08 • by abx
213794 in reply to 213792
Me:
tchang:
looks like a good way to create the buzz... I never heard about that company before, and like they say, they know what attract *their* customers. Is it really a WTF when it is done on purpose ?


The link here is a nofollow, although I did speak to them and they haven't changed it since.
The nofollow only gives that the Daily doesn't, say, receive affiliate money for linking to it. It doesn't follow that the website in question did not intentionally put that on their screenshot in order to end up, for instance, at pages like this one.

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2008-08-25 09:09 • by shalafi (unregistered)
213795 in reply to 213769
I agree, it looks like a reference to the hitchhikers guide to the galaxy

Re: Whoops!

2008-08-25 09:11 • by Zone Customer (unregistered)
213796 in reply to 213785
Is it a coincidence that the "Customer Zone" is perfectly aligned with the lower half of the orange bikini?

Captcha: eros

You can't make this stuff up!

Re: Whoops!

2008-08-25 09:14 • by Tobermory (unregistered)
213797 in reply to 213788
For a design company, they sure have messed up getting the tooltip to follow the contour of the book. The antialiasing on the Illustrator and IE links is pants too. Looks like either the site's been compromised or some enterprising scamp has changed the image after the designer went home.

Re: Whoops!

2008-08-25 09:17 • by Katie (unregistered)
The real WTF:

Message shoud have read "Kitten died".

Every time you use Microsoft Expression Web god kills a kitten.

Re: Whoops!

2008-08-25 09:23 • by vt_mruhlin
I could see a creative marketing argument to say that they're showing you what the icons will look like on your customer's desktop....

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2008-08-25 09:23 • by Niels (unregistered)
I'm pretty sure the "DON'T PANIC!" is from Aegisub, a program I'm co-author of.
Yes, it is indeed a reference to THGTTG. (I didn't put it there though.)

TRWTF is that it wasn't part of the source code for Aegisub that was posted, there's much more "interesting" constructs there ;)

Re: Whoops!

2008-08-25 09:27 • by Me (unregistered)
213802 in reply to 213794
abx:
Me:
tchang:
looks like a good way to create the buzz... I never heard about that company before, and like they say, they know what attract *their* customers. Is it really a WTF when it is done on purpose ?


The link here is a nofollow, although I did speak to them and they haven't changed it since.
The nofollow only gives that the Daily doesn't, say, receive affiliate money for linking to it. It doesn't follow that the website in question did not intentionally put that on their screenshot in order to end up, for instance, at pages like this one.


Some Search Engines ignore it for ranking.

For whoever said it was a holiday in the UK - I know, I live in London. Well done for joining the Americans in assuming everyone lives there.

I spoke to someone about it, so there's someone somewhere.

Re: Whoops!

2008-08-25 09:28 • by Zolcos
At least it wasn't barnyardfapping.net

Re: Whoops!

2008-08-25 09:31 • by some coder (unregistered)
modern porn^H^H^H^Hiconography

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2008-08-25 09:31 • by Dirk (unregistered)
213805 in reply to 213791
Anon:
I'm sure it's not F:\!!!!pron.jpg they're looking at in ACDSee...

What makes you sure? They could have misspelled pr0n?!

Re: Whoops!

2008-08-25 09:33 • by undefined (unregistered)
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Re: Whoops!

2008-08-25 09:33 • by undefined (unregistered)
Also, is that a shortcut to an icon file? WTF?

Re: Whoops!

2008-08-25 09:34 • by campkev
Can't believe no one has mentioned the whole right-justified thing for the orange site

Re: Whoops!

2008-08-25 09:34 • by Me (unregistered)
213809 in reply to 213806
Shouldn't it be:
undefined:
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To ensure we continue to help you meet your goals read it again in 6 months.


Which is much more funny.

Re: Whoops!

2008-08-25 09:41 • by anonymous pervert (unregistered)
213810 in reply to 213785
Me:
Tits and ass apparently. Who needs a head?

I like head.

Re: Whoops!

2008-08-25 09:55 • by mahoromhr
213811 in reply to 213777
Me:
Hey look -



It's censored like porn.


It's funny how the asterisk note for the "*CALL" stars (?), at the bottom right says "Bicycle Cooking Product", and the symbol for "love" is written on the leftmost page, and the karate dude at the right has his suit worn right-over-left, just like they dress dead people in Japan...

Who would have thought flying laptops had anything to do with all that...

Re: Whoops!

2008-08-25 09:55 • by Jamie (unregistered)
The ACDSee shows "F:\!!!!pro"..

suspicious ;)))

Re: Whoops!

2008-08-25 09:58 • by JW (unregistered)
WTF! They added another taskbar item pointing to the Daily WTF! Is this some hoax, or an extreme form of viral advertising or what?

Re: Whoops!

2008-08-25 09:58 • by Yanman (unregistered)
http://www.orangelabel.com/icons.htm

They just added thedailywtf.com to the task bar. TRWTF? or Brillant!?

Re: Whoops!

2008-08-25 09:58 • by Anon (unregistered)
It's been updated
http://www.orangelabel.com/icons.htm

Re: Whoops!

2008-08-25 09:58 • by Balau (unregistered)
thedailywtf.com joined the NSFW site in the home page.

Re: Whoops!

2008-08-25 09:59 • by StickyWidget

FYI: The guys at OrangeLabel.com apparently read the dailyWTF, because the splash ad now has "thedailywtf.com" opened in IE next to "MyFirstSexTeacher".

~Sticky
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