• Kluge Doctor (unregistered)

    If I got a job at the San Francisco Chronicle as an editor, I could still keep my current job!

    Frist?

  • FDF (unregistered)

    I can't access the internet right now. Should I call Tommy?

  • (cs)

    That's nothing compared to Amiga Format's Type Some S*** In Here Please caption for a kids painting program.

  • grg (unregistered)

    Long ago there was a SNOBOL compiler of sorts for an old mainframe. The implementors did an excellent job, except some of the more obscure error messages came out as "DUMMY NUMBER 1", "DUMMY NUMBER 2", etc.

    I tried to not take it personally.

  • Stiggy (unregistered) in reply to Matt.C
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  • JW (unregistered)

    How long before someone adds a "Dummy comment goes here"?

  • Mister Bee (unregistered)

    Am I missing something (a few IQ points perhaps) from the last one?

    It seems to be a pretty standard room-temperature IQ belt-and-braces check to be carried out in a diagnostics wizard designed for someone's granny.

    TRWTF is possibly (see first para.) is that people forget that some people might not actually be all that computer literate and that everyone needs to be catered for in a troubleshooter.

    If not, them I'm TRWTF and I'll close my door on the way out...

  • Dude (unregistered)

    My Name is very very very very short.

  • (cs)

    TRWTF is using an entire XP box for a stupid telephone.

    And BTW: NOT Fist

  • (cs) in reply to JW
    JW:
    How long before someone adds a "Dummy comment goes here"?
    <Obligatory> Dummy comment goes here. </Obligatory>
  • (cs) in reply to Mister Bee
    Mister Bee:
    Am I missing something (a few IQ points perhaps) from the last one?

    It seems to be a pretty standard room-temperature IQ belt-and-braces check to be carried out in a diagnostics wizard designed for someone's granny.

    TRWTF is possibly (see first para.) is that people forget that some people might not actually be all that computer literate and that everyone needs to be catered for in a troubleshooter.

    If not, them I'm TRWTF and I'll close my door on the way out...

    Hint: The troubleshooter is on a website...

  • Dummy Name (unregistered)

    The last one MIGHT be a WTF if it was a web page, so you couldn't even see it unless you're on the net.

    But maybe it is just one of those cutsey screens that comes up while you're installing.

    It doesn't LOOK like a web page... no pop-ups, no ads covering 80% of the badly formatted real estate, no forest of legal links at the bottom...

  • (cs)

    I've seen the following on on-line help.

    "Can you connect to the internet?" Yes / No

    Click No.

    "Yes you can."

  • (cs)

    Looks like that $17million a month is actually a bargain!

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  • Mister Bee (unregistered) in reply to mallard
    mallard:
    Mister Bee:
    Am I missing something (a few IQ points perhaps) from the last one?

    It seems to be a pretty standard room-temperature IQ belt-and-braces check to be carried out in a diagnostics wizard designed for someone's granny.

    TRWTF is possibly (see first para.) is that people forget that some people might not actually be all that computer literate and that everyone needs to be catered for in a troubleshooter.

    If not, them I'm TRWTF and I'll close my door on the way out...

    Hint: The troubleshooter is on a website...

    It might be a website, it might not - even if you could tell if it was html (which you can't), it might be from a locally installed html-based help system (with external links to Community, etc).

    If it is an on-line website, the same still applies as you might be troubleshooting from somewhere else eg. it's at home, but you're at work/lunch and want to find out what's wrong.

  • Anon (unregistered)
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  • fruey (unregistered) in reply to Matt.C
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  • your mom (unregistered)

    the real WTF is that there's an active Next button for Image 2 out of 2

  • (cs)

    That should read:

    "Dummy! Text goes here!"

  • Tommy (unregistered) in reply to FDF
    FDF:
    I can't access the internet right now. Should I call Tommy?

    The whole Internet is down! Everybody's calling me! You'll never get thru, so send me an email instead.

  • silent d (unregistered)

    I can't make my mortgage payment. Call Tommy!

  • (cs) in reply to fruey
    fruey:
    NEVER put dodgy dummy text anywhere.

    yup, learned it the hard way ... a long time ago, i worked at a local TV station and wrote a small control application that could display different screens when the user clicks the button. labeled the button that displayed test-screen "testicles" because i thought that there was no chance in hell the control screen would ever be aired. needless to say i thought wrong.

  • (cs)

    That deaf, dumb and blind kid sure codes a mean error dialog.

  • MmmVomit (unregistered)

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  • (cs)

    That reminds me of the time I customized the "not a boot disk" message on a floppy to say something like "what the hell is wrong with you?". I then forgot about the whole thing. Months later, another student in my computer science class starts laughing, calls me over to his desk, and asks me if I had anything to do with this, pointing to that same customized non-boot message on his screen.

    I don't know how, but my disk got duplicated, passed around, DEL .'ed, and reused until my message managed to wind up on the same disk as his data, and one day he forgot and left it in the drive while booting the computer.

    Weird!

  • (cs)

    Numeromancer seems to be the only one catching on to the subtlety of the first WTF. It should be "real text goes here". The dummy text is already there.

  • (cs)

    I think I'm missing the the complete joke with the BSoD one. Where exactly is that?

  • (cs) in reply to JamesCurran
    JamesCurran:
    I think I'm missing the the complete joke with the BSoD one. Where exactly is that?

    It's an emergency phone. Not the type of thing you want to be broken when you need it.

  • BrillantPaula (unregistered)

    I suppose the slingbox guy who has written the faq had no connection to his brain.

  • wisi (unregistered) in reply to Matt.C

    the issue after the apology letter then start saying:

    "Type some poop in here please

    This clbuttic programs some buttumptions about how easy it is to use"

  • (cs) in reply to Dummy Name
    Dummy Name:
    The last one MIGHT be a WTF if it was a web page, so you couldn't even see it unless you're on the net.

    But maybe it is just one of those cutsey screens that comes up while you're installing.

    It doesn't LOOK like a web page... no pop-ups, no ads covering 80% of the badly formatted real estate, no forest of legal links at the bottom...

    A browser window is stateless. You may very well go on the web, get the page, and then disconnect from the web. The page will (as if that were a miracle) not disappear and hence the text will make sense.

  • (cs)

    Shouldn't that be "Dummy, text goes here."

  • (cs) in reply to ClaudeSuck.de
    ClaudeSuck.de:
    Dummy Name:
    The last one MIGHT be a WTF if it was a web page, so you couldn't even see it unless you're on the net.

    But maybe it is just one of those cutsey screens that comes up while you're installing.

    It doesn't LOOK like a web page... no pop-ups, no ads covering 80% of the badly formatted real estate, no forest of legal links at the bottom...

    A browser window is stateless. You may very well go on the web, get the page, and then disconnect from the web. The page will (as if that were a miracle) not disappear and hence the text will make sense.

    Is...is this a joke post? If your connection is down, what is submitting the form going to do?

    That being said, I searched high and low on the Slingbox site but couldn't find any screens that looked like that. I'm guessing it's just the installer/help file.

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  • (cs) in reply to Mister Bee
    Mister Bee:
    mallard:
    Hint: The troubleshooter is on a website...

    It might be a website, it might not - even if you could tell if it was html (which you can't), it might be from a locally installed html-based help system (with external links to Community, etc).

    If it is an on-line website, the same still applies as you might be troubleshooting from somewhere else eg. it's at home, but you're at work/lunch and want to find out what's wrong.

    Exactly. That is NOT a WTF. If I had a dollar for every time I had to access on-line help without access to the internet on the problematic computer...

    Maybe the WTF is that the "Next" button is (looks) disabled when No is selected.

  • (cs)

    This is a very very very very long comment for The Daily WTF forum

  • JoeyLemur (unregistered)

    Tommy, can you hear me?

    (Sorry, I had to.)

  • Tamahome (unregistered)

    "Can you connect to the internet?"

    Yes No Call Tommy File not found

  • (cs) in reply to JoeyLemur
    JoeyLemur:
    Tommy, can you hear me?

    (Sorry, I had to.)

    Is that you, Uncle Ernie?

  • SomeCoder (unregistered) in reply to ClaudeSuck.de
    ClaudeSuck.de:
    Dummy Name:
    The last one MIGHT be a WTF if it was a web page, so you couldn't even see it unless you're on the net.

    But maybe it is just one of those cutsey screens that comes up while you're installing.

    It doesn't LOOK like a web page... no pop-ups, no ads covering 80% of the badly formatted real estate, no forest of legal links at the bottom...

    A browser window is stateless. You may very well go on the web, get the page, and then disconnect from the web. The page will (as if that were a miracle) not disappear and hence the text will make sense.

    Not only that, but as someone else hinted at, you could be troubleshooting something from a different computer, different location, etc. For instance, I play this game at home, it's not working, so at work I go to the website to troubleshoot.

    Still, that question is always kinda weird to see. It's like "can you connect to the internet? No? Send me an email and I'll check it out" :)

  • Paper Form Fan (unregistered) in reply to Tommy
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  • (cs) in reply to fruey
    fruey:
    Matt.C:
    That's nothing compared to Amiga Format's Type Some S*** In Here Please caption for a kids painting program.

    The lesson is the same for the web. NEVER put dodgy dummy text anywhere. I had some in a QA CMS system, and it went live because the deployment was screwed up. So "free fish and chips" and "do you want salt and vinegar with that?" went live with some holiday products on the French version of the site...

    Kind of like the message errors I set up for "impossible" cases, when catching Exceptions that might be thrown, but due to checking, they shouldn't be thrown. Except when they do get thrown, which then would generate messages like "Your server is stoned, dude!!!"

  • vereor (unregistered) in reply to JW
    JW:
    How long before someone adds a "Dummy comment goes here"?
    But I must explain to you how all this mistaken idea of denouncing pleasure and praising pain was born and I will give you a complete account of the system, and expound the actual teachings of the great explorer of the truth, the master-builder of human happiness. No one rejects, dislikes, or avoids pleasure itself, because it is pleasure, but because those who do not know how to pursue pleasure rationally encounter consequences that are extremely painful. Nor again is there anyone who loves or pursues or desires to obtain pain of itself, because it is pain, but because occasionally circumstances occur in which toil and pain can procure him some great pleasure. To take a trivial example, which of us ever undertakes laborious physical exercise, except to obtain some advantage from it? But who has any right to find fault with a man who chooses to enjoy a pleasure that has no annoying consequences, or one who avoids a pain that produces no resultant pleasure?
  • vereor (unregistered) in reply to MmmVomit
    MmmVomit:
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  • Mark (unregistered)

    Tommy just died in a huge tanker truck accident, what now?

  • FIA (unregistered) in reply to fruey
    fruey:
    <Snip amiga format>

    ...and "do you want salt and vinegar with that?" went live with some holiday products on the French version of the site...

    Were the options:

    1. Yes
    2. No
    3. Help! I'm a woman in chains!!

    ?

  • (cs) in reply to vereor
    vereor:
    Nor again is there anyone who loves or pursues or desires to obtain pain of itself, because it is pain, but because occasionally circumstances occur in which toil and pain can procure him some great pleasure.
    Insert image here of dominatrix in black leather panties, bra and spike heel boots and wielding a cat-o-nine-tails (I can't, I'm at work).
  • JohnB (unregistered) in reply to FredSaw
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  • fruey (unregistered) in reply to FIA
    FIA:
    fruey:
    <Snip amiga format>

    ...and "do you want salt and vinegar with that?" went live with some holiday products on the French version of the site...

    Were the options:

    1. Yes
    2. No
    3. Help! I'm a woman in chains!!

    ?

    No, the options were

    o Full board o Half Board o Breakfast only

    ;-)

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