• Wino (unregistered)

    I'm still waiting for the "Mandatory Fun" to start happening with this comic!

  • jamface (unregistered)

    Please, regardless of whether some people think it's funny or not, move this off the front page. The amount of allowable noise is taken up by ads already, I don't need this on there too, bumping the stuff I visit for off the bottom of my screen.

    Note from Alex: To help quell the bounty of boo-hooing over the need to use a "scroll bar" to bypass certain content, MFD is now displayed on the front page only in "Full Articles" view. If any further customizations are needed, please provide me with your IP Address your specific requirements so I can build a site just for you. Now, cue the "you're just doing that to increase page views" whining in 3... 2...

  • Matt (unregistered)

    I applaud the attempts, especially since you are new to the world of web comics, but I am sure I can’t be the only one who doesn’t find them funny or witty.

    I remember reading somewhere on this site that so many entries are received every day, that not all of them are posted (at least not in a timely manner,) so why not just post an extra entry a day instead of this web comic?

  • Fred (unregistered)

    Humor is a lot more funny if you don't spend time explaining why it was supposed to be funny.

  • CornedBee (unregistered)

    Matt: the comic isn't more work for the people posting the articles. An article would be.

    I actually like the comic (feels in the minority), but Fred's right. Stop explaining them.

  • Reader (unregistered)

    The comics are simply not funny and take up unnecessary space on the front page.

  • betlit (cs) in reply to Matt
    Matt:
    I applaud the attempts, especially since you are new to the world of web comics, but I am sure I can’t be the only one who doesn’t find them funny or witty.

    ....oh.... it's supposed to be funny...?

    (feel free to add the irony tags)

  • meg (not in IT) (unregistered)

    All of you are such whiners and haters! I applaud the comedic efforts.

  • Now former reader (unregistered)

    I've been reading The Daily WTF for years now. It was bad when the content moved from code to poor excused for articles. Fortunately, I can ignore those. It was worse when they started running ads. Thank goodness for AdBlock! But now - this comic - that's it, I quit. This is my last comment, and, consequently, my last visit to The Daily WTF.

  • John the incredible (unregistered)

    I liked the linux open sourcer and the cowboy. The recruiter and contractor door have both left me going "um... why's that funny?". Perhaps I just don't have enough real world experience to see the jokes. That being said, trolls are like sharks, they can smell blood, so you might be better off to stop with the apology paragraphs. Say "It's funny, so STFU noob" and leave it at that.

  • Loibisch (unregistered)

    Seriously...I have been reading the site for a while but I've never actually commented. I'm doing this for one reason now: Please, please, PLEASE stop publishing those comics here on the front page. If you really want to keep making them then do it in some sub-category so those who absolutely don't find them funny or witty (like me) can more easily ignore them.

    By shoving them out to the front page to people who are beginning to get annoyed by them doesn't help making them more funny or liked.

  • KattMan (cs)

    Here's an idea, make a comic relevent to then sites content. Create web comics that succinctly reflect an article for that day, have the comic follow the article.

    This does many things, keeps the site on target, gets to comic off the front page, provides more content, and still retains the comic in a visible location when reading the full article. Also no more need to explain them because the will accompany an article.

    I know this might seem like it will require prior knowledge of the upcoming articles but you could simply do this with the sidebar post that gets promoted.

    And yes, we all are critics. Look at this site, we are here to be critical. The first thing an artist needs is thick skin, talent is second.

  • blue.lizard (unregistered)

    I liked this comic. I remember one gig as a contractor they gave me a tiny half-cube to work in and the computer didn't even fit on the desk and people were running into the back of my chair all the time because it was so cramped. The employees all got regular cubes, though. It was with a medical device company, and it was so unergonomic I needed to see a chiropractor after a month. So, yes, I see the humor in this.

  • Anonymous (unregistered)

    George:

    Humor is quickly lost once explained. Your comics are good. With work, they will get better.

    But explaining them, IMHO, reduces their worth. My suggestion is to put your comics out there and feel confident in their ability to stand on their own.

    Once again, you don't suck, so just keep at it.

  • Stupidumb (cs) in reply to jamface
    jamface:
    Please, regardless of whether some people think it's funny or not, move this off the front page. The amount of allowable noise is taken up by ads already, I don't need this on there too, bumping the stuff I visit for off the bottom of my screen.

    You're basically saying "Screw everyone else, format this websites to fit my own personal desires, for I am JAMFACE". What a jerk-ass thing to say.

  • anononon (unregistered)

    Didn't we tell you to stop this thing?

  • belgariontheking (cs) in reply to Now former reader
    Now former reader:
    I've been reading The Daily WTF for years now. It was bad when the content moved from code to poor excused for articles. Fortunately, I can ignore those. It was worse when they started running ads. Thank goodness for AdBlock! But now - this comic - that's it, I quit. This is my last comment, and, consequently, my last visit to The Daily WTF.
    Thank God!
  • Stupidumb (cs) in reply to Anonymous
    Anonymous:
    George: Humor is quickly lost once explained. Your comics are good. With work, they will get better.

    But explaining them, IMHO, reduces their worth. My suggestion is to put your comics out there and feel confident in their ability to stand on their own.

    His (funny) explanation is just in response to all the comments complaining about his "poor" choice of subject matter.

    Anonymous:
    George: Once again, you don't suck, so just keep at it.
    I concur.
  • blue.lizard (unregistered) in reply to Now former reader
    Now former reader:
    I've been reading The Daily WTF for years now. It was bad when the content moved from code to poor excused for articles. Fortunately, I can ignore those. It was worse when they started running ads. Thank goodness for AdBlock! But now - this comic - that's it, I quit. This is my last comment, and, consequently, my last visit to The Daily WTF.

    Don't let the door hit you on the way out, dude.

  • Volmarias (cs) in reply to Matt
    Matt:
    I applaud the attempts, especially since you are new to the world of web comics, but I am sure I can’t be the only one who doesn’t find them funny or witty.

    I remember reading somewhere on this site that so many entries are received every day, that not all of them are posted (at least not in a timely manner,) so why not just post an extra entry a day instead of this web comic?

    Yeah, this. I just don't like the new comics. They're poorly drawn, and just not funny. It's like Garfield; "Haha, the cat likes lasagna! Oh, what a card that Garfield is!" vs "Haha, contractors are treated like scum! Yet they're paid thrice what employees are! Oh, what a card that Alex is!"

    Sorry, but I'm hoping that this idea dies sooner rather than later.

  • Stevey (unregistered)

    Its going from bad to worse to tragic. You can hear a pin drop over the laughter.

  • Stupidumb (cs)

    Dear Alex,

    I really enjoy these comics when visiting this site, but that is as far as my enjoyment goes. I do not appreciate the wide variety of content that is available on this site. CodeSOD? Please, how is that even funny, the code is filled with bugs! Are you saying ALL PROGRAMMERS ARE INCOMPETENT?! I find that offensive.

    What about Error'd? If I wanted to take screen shots, I could do that myself! I have a keyboard, you know...geez.

    Please, PLEASE remove Feature Articles, CodeSOD, Tales from the Interview, Alex's Soapbox and Best of the Sidebar. They suck because I say so. They also prevent me from finding the comics as easily as I want because I have to use the - the... oh I can't even say it...THE SCROLL BAR! I'm sorry for the foul language. Also, say I wanted to see last week's comics again: I just want them too appear on the front page. You should predict this rework the site daily to fit my needs. Also, don't worry about the other readers, I speak for all of them.

    -Stupidumb III Esq.

  • dbs (unregistered)

    Why is it so hard to keep on topic? Why does Alex constnatly try to invent new things on the site that have nothing to do with the content?

    Stick to the basics. Stick to what the daily wtf is for. About stories and interesting things in the IT industry that make you go "WTF?!?!" - If you want a comic blog, go for it, make a comic blog, but don't try to force these (very poor) comics onto your captive audience.

    Folks come to thedailywtf to read interesting articles and stories, not help jump start Yet Another Bad Online Webcomic.

  • KattMan (cs) in reply to Stupidumb
    Stupidumb:
    Dear Alex,

    I really enjoy these comics when visiting this site, but that is as far as my enjoyment goes. I do not appreciate the wide variety of content that is available on this site. CodeSOD? Please, how is that even funny, the code is filled with bugs! Are you saying ALL PROGRAMMERS ARE INCOMPETENT?! I find that offensive.

    What about Error'd? If I wanted to take screen shots, I could do that myself! I have a keyboard, you know...geez.

    Please, PLEASE remove Feature Articles, CodeSOD, Tales from the Interview, Alex's Soapbox and Best of the Sidebar. They suck because I say so. They also prevent me from finding the comics as easily as I want because I have to use the - the... oh I can't even say it...THE SCROLL BAR! I'm sorry for the foul language. Also, say I wanted to see last week's comics again: I just want them too appear on the front page. You should predict this rework the site daily to fit my needs. Also, don't worry about the other readers, I speak for all of them.

    -Stupidumb III Esq.

    What a stupidumb thing to say.

  • Pete (unregistered) in reply to dbs
    dbs:
    Stick to the basics. Stick to what the daily wtf is for. About stories and interesting things in the IT industry that make you go "WTF?!?!"

    To be fair, these comics do make go "WTF?!?!"

  • Publius (unregistered)

    This crap is like Scott Adams with Alzheimer's.

  • Phil (unregistered)

    To anyone complaining about adverts and comic images spamming the front page:

    Let go of 1998, join the rest of us in 2008 AND LEARN TO USE RSS!

    Captcha: esse ... as in "USE THE ARR ESSE ESSE FEED!"

  • Anonymous (unregistered)

    The better version.

  • jgoewert (cs)

    I would have went with the current employees griping about how "those contractors are stealing our jerbs!" Though, this depiction isn't 100% accurate: most contractor doors also have rows of barbwire and a pit of mud to crawl through as well.

    I like the storyline setting for it so far. Though the kind of comments here make me think that the same people would pick up Wuthering Heights and say "This book is crap, I have read two pages and all that happened is some lame explanation of the current season in London. LAME!"

  • Publius (unregistered)

    Why is the penis in the third frame so sad?

  • jamface (unregistered) in reply to Stupidumb
    Stupidumb:
    jamface:
    Please, regardless of whether some people think it's funny or not, move this off the front page. The amount of allowable noise is taken up by ads already, I don't need this on there too, bumping the stuff I visit for off the bottom of my screen.

    You're basically saying "Screw everyone else, format this websites to fit my own personal desires, for I am JAMFACE". What a jerk-ass thing to say.

    No... not at all. Just it does take up a lot of space on the front page, and the site is about code related WTFs after all, not a comic. I just want to see the content that the site has traditionally been about, instead of a comic.

  • GalacticCowboy (cs) in reply to Volmarias
    blue.lizard:
    I liked this comic. I remember one gig as a contractor they gave me a tiny half-cube to work in and the computer didn't even fit on the desk and people were running into the back of my chair all the time because it was so cramped. The employees all got regular cubes, though. It was with a medical device company, and it was so unergonomic I needed to see a chiropractor after a month. So, yes, I see the humor in this.

    Project I was on, I was one of 4 contractors. One other guy and I started first; we got cubicles. The third guy got a half-size cubicle; the 4th got a folding table in a hallway. Then they moved the 3rd and 4th guys behind the (unused) reception desk. Then they moved the first two of us to the table where the 4th guy had been. Then they moved the other two to a table next to us. Then we all moved back to cubicles again, and then to a different set of cubicles. All of this over the course of about 6 weeks.

    Volmarias:
    "Haha, contractors are treated like scum! Yet they're paid thrice what employees are! Oh, what a card that Alex is!"

    The contracting company may be paid that much. Unless they're a true independent, the actual contractor probably isn't making much more - if any - than the employees.

  • curmudgeon (unregistered) in reply to Volmarias
    Volmarias:
    Matt:
    I applaud the attempts, especially since you are new to the world of web comics, but I am sure I can’t be the only one who doesn’t find them funny or witty.

    I remember reading somewhere on this site that so many entries are received every day, that not all of them are posted (at least not in a timely manner,) so why not just post an extra entry a day instead of this web comic?

    Yeah, this. I just don't like the new comics. They're poorly drawn, and just not funny. It's like Garfield; "Haha, the cat likes lasagna! Oh, what a card that Garfield is!" vs "Haha, contractors are treated like scum! Yet they're paid thrice what employees are! Oh, what a card that Alex is!"

    Sorry, but I'm hoping that this idea dies sooner rather than later.

    Feelings about the comics aside, you can do this to anything, including things that are legitimately funny. "Ha ha ha, most guitar amps only go to 10! But his is louder because it goes to 11! Hi-larious."

  • pitchingchris (cs) in reply to blue.lizard
    blue.lizard:
    I liked this comic. I remember one gig as a contractor they gave me a tiny half-cube to work in and the computer didn't even fit on the desk and people were running into the back of my chair all the time because it was so cramped. The employees all got regular cubes, though. It was with a medical device company, and it was so unergonomic I needed to see a chiropractor after a month. So, yes, I see the humor in this.

    I agree. Some companies are better than others about treating contractors. Some actually treat them quite well and have a nice cooperative attitude with them and offer the companies resources. Others might place them wherever they can, even if its the utility closet :) I liked it because this is reflecting how some companies do treat contractors.

  • Stupidumb (cs) in reply to KattMan
    KattMan:
    Stupidumb:
    Dear Alex, ... -Stupidumb III Esq.

    What a stupidumb thing to say.

    What a kattman thing to say.

  • vulputate (unregistered)

    Sorry dude but as funny as "CAPTCHA: vulputate!!! lolz!"

    Add filters to the site so we can filter out the story types we don't like.

  • Publius (cs)
  • Say What? (unregistered) in reply to KattMan
    KattMan:
    Stupidumb:
    Dear Alex,

    I really enjoy these comics when visiting this site, but that is as far as my enjoyment goes. I do not appreciate the wide variety of content that is available on this site. CodeSOD? Please, how is that even funny, the code is filled with bugs! Are you saying ALL PROGRAMMERS ARE INCOMPETENT?! I find that offensive.

    What about Error'd? If I wanted to take screen shots, I could do that myself! I have a keyboard, you know...geez.

    Please, PLEASE remove Feature Articles, CodeSOD, Tales from the Interview, Alex's Soapbox and Best of the Sidebar. They suck because I say so. They also prevent me from finding the comics as easily as I want because I have to use the - the... oh I can't even say it...THE SCROLL BAR! I'm sorry for the foul language. Also, say I wanted to see last week's comics again: I just want them too appear on the front page. You should predict this rework the site daily to fit my needs. Also, don't worry about the other readers, I speak for all of them.

    -Stupidumb III Esq.

    What a stupidumb thing to say.

    Erm, He was being facetious

  • GalacticCowboy (cs) in reply to GalacticCowboy

    I should also mention, they were doing construction at the time so lots of other people were being moved around too. At one point they were building a new set of cubicles directly behind us (when we were at the table) and they built them so close that everybody had to stand up and drag their chairs out of the way if someone wanted through.

  • Esse (unregistered)

    Seriously, George, you're acting like a child, making people pat you on the back while you learn how to make a web comic.

    Why don't you just keep these things on your hard drive and show them to your mom? I'm sure she'll find them hilarious.

  • uggalabugga (unregistered)

    Stop feeding this crap, please. Mandatory fun in my ... :-(

    CAPTCHA: transverbero - who, me?

  • GalacticCowboy (cs) in reply to Say What?
    Say What?:
    Erm, He was being facetious

    Erm, so was he.

  • Stupidumb (cs) in reply to Esse
    Esse:
    Seriously, George, you're acting like a child, making people pat you on the back while you learn how to make a web comic.

    Why don't you just keep these things on your hard drive and show them to your mom? I'm sure she'll find them hilarious.

    I suggest you take your own advice regarding your comments.

  • Publius (cs) in reply to Stupidumb
    Stupidumb:
    Esse:
    Seriously, George, you're acting like a child, making people pat you on the back while you learn how to make a web comic.

    Why don't you just keep these things on your hard drive and show them to your mom? I'm sure she'll find them hilarious.

    I suggest you take your own advice regarding your comments.

    How much you want to bet that Stupidumb is actually the author's mom.

  • Stupidumb (cs) in reply to GalacticCowboy
    GalacticCowboy:
    Say What?:
    Erm, He was being facetious

    Erm, so was he.

    Erm, so was he.

  • Stupidumb (cs) in reply to Publius
    Publius:
    Stupidumb:
    Esse:
    Seriously, George, you're acting like a child, making people pat you on the back while you learn how to make a web comic.

    Why don't you just keep these things on your hard drive and show them to your mom? I'm sure she'll find them hilarious.

    I suggest you take your own advice regarding your comments.

    How much you want to bet that Stupidumb is actually the author's mom.

    I bet infinity dollars that I'm not.

  • Publius (cs) in reply to Stupidumb
    Stupidumb:
    GalacticCowboy:
    Say What?:
    Erm, He was being facetious
    Erm, so was he.
    Erm, so was he.
    Erm, this penis isn't going to jerk itself.
  • KattMan (cs) in reply to Stupidumb
    Stupidumb:
    GalacticCowboy:
    Say What?:
    Erm, He was being facetious

    Erm, so was he.

    Erm, so was he.
    Erm, so was I.

  • that guy (unregistered) in reply to Volmarias
    Volmarias:
    They're poorly drawn, and just not funny. It's like Garfield; "Haha, the cat likes lasagna! Oh, what a card that Garfield is!" vs "Haha, contractors are treated like scum! Yet they're paid thrice what employees are! Oh, what a card that Alex is!"

    Amen Volmarias! This is just as stupid as Monty Python.

    Oh my God, he has coconuts. I get it. That's sooooooo funny. And wait, a Swallow? I'm in stiches here. And then he asks if it's African? Stop, really. You're killing me.

    The Black Knight, in a sword fight. Gee, let me guess. Oh wait, his arm just got cut off. PRE-DICT-A-BLE. Is that blood? Oh geeze, I'm literally rolling around now on the floor. I get it. That's so histerical, really. Oh wait, could it be? Another arm! And blood spurting out??? Oh gosh, this is far too funny. There's no way anyone could have ever seen that coming, which is why it's just so goddamn funny.

  • Tei (unregistered) in reply to Anonymous
    Anonymous:
    The better version.

    haha.. that comic made me laught

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