• Hannes (unregistered)
    Topic is private You need to sign in to see that topic.

    This is TRWTF, am I right?

  • Ziplodocus (unregistered) in reply to Hannes
    Hannes:
    Topic is private You need to sign in to see that topic.

    This is TRWTF, am I right?

    I don't think they want to let us see half finished pages while they are making some changes...

  • Miriam (unregistered) in reply to Hannes
    Hannes:
    Topic is private You need to sign in to see that topic.

    This is TRWTF, am I right?

    Better a not-working topic than XXX.com!

    Also, who would make a forum software called Discourse?

  • pjt33 (cs) in reply to Miriam
    Miriam:
    Also, who would make a forum software called Discourse?
    They were going to call it Intercourse, but then they realised that the connotations have changed a bit since Jane Austen's time and people might think it was pr0n.
  • Hannes (unregistered) in reply to Miriam
    Miriam:
    Hannes:
    Topic is private You need to sign in to see that topic.

    This is TRWTF, am I right?

    Better a not-working topic than XXX.com!

    Also, who would make a forum software called Discourse?

    Who would make a website named "XXX"?

    I'm disappointed that this isn't resolved in the article. :(

  • VinDuv (disco)
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  • Steve_The_Cynic (disco)
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  • Luhmann (disco) in reply to Steve_The_Cynic
    Steve_The_Cynic:
    Creation Date: 1994-07-13 23:00:00

    Proudly bringing you porn since 1994!

  • agbeladem (disco) in reply to VinDuv

    sex.com would even be a better example as it was reserved for that same reason.

  • vaguely (disco)

    Unicorns and rainbows?

  • agbeladem (disco) in reply to Steve_The_Cynic
    Steve_The_Cynic:
    Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.godaddy.com

    I genuinely read that xxx.com was registered by "whois yourdaddy". Am I okay?

  • CodeClown (disco)

    Am i the only one who thinks that the guy in the picture looks quiet guilty? (after reading the story)

  • bearda (disco) in reply to CodeClown
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  • cheapie (cs) in reply to Hannes
    Hannes:
    ho would make a website named "XXX"?

    I'm disappointed that this isn't resolved in the article. :(

    "WGCZ s.r.o.", apparently.

  • herby (disco)

    Bad things happen all the time. Here we use "private.lan.com" on a private network (self contained) that is shipped on a product. I pointed out that the Chilian national airline is "LAN", and they have a web site (wait for it) lan.com. The response: well it is a private network (like 192.168.xx.xx) and it won't be exposed, etc...

    One of these days, it will blow up. I will add in further comments when it does. In the mean time life goes on.

  • Bill C. (unregistered) in reply to Hannes
    Hannes:
    Topic is private You need to sign in to see that topic.
    This is TRWTF, am I right?
    If it were coded in C++ your friend wouldn't need to sign in to see your private topic.

    Yes captcha, you selected the right one.

  • Jay (disco)

    Evan aside from "including a random dummy url in something you distribute to the public without bothering to check if it's a real site and what might be there" and "not bothering to check with anybody before making changes to production" and in general "making changes to a production system when you have no idea what you're doing" ...

    What did Otto expect to happen? If it was really a non-existent URL, then any customers who clicked on it would get an error page. Would that really be BETTER than getting a page that was undergoing revision? I would think that elementary rationality would have been to say to the programmers, "Hey, maybe we should have a page that says 'temporarily down' while you guys are working on the site".

  • Jay (disco)

    "We're sorry, our site is temporarily down for maintenance. In the meantime, here's a link to some pornography to amuse you until we get back up."

  • dkf (disco) in reply to Jay
    Jay:
    "We're sorry, our site is temporarily down for maintenance. In the meantime, here's a link to some pornography to amuse you until we get it up."
    FTFY
  • Shoreline (disco)
    Jay:
    ... not bothering to check with anybody before making changes to production...

    This is one of my favourites. I had a guy's unexpected and undocumented code implementation get overwritten by my svn update. When we got to the bottom of the issue and I requested to be told when such changes needed to be made, I was told "but you deleted my changes". Doesn't get it.

    Even just not bothering to check with anybody. There is a level of hell reserved for these people. For all eternity people irreparably overwrite their changes, and they end up fixing the same code over and over again.

  • spezialpfusch (disco) in reply to dkf

    For repentance, Otto should be forced to write a quicksort with fully featured unicode support... in GW-BASIC (if anybody still remembers this ancient interpreter from the days of MS-DOS). :smiley:

  • Spencer (disco)
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  • Jim the Tool (unregistered)

    What? The London Underground isn't a political movement?! (Stupid Americans.)

    Captcha: aptent. Hopefully Otto aptented before he died. Or else he'll go to hell.

  • dkf (disco) in reply to Shoreline
    Shoreline:
    There is a level of hell reserved for these people.
    Actually, they're stuck in the elevator between levels; someone keeps overwriting the destination of the lift car when anyone presses a button…
  • Hannes (unregistered) in reply to Bill C.
    Bill C.:
    Hannes:
    Topic is private You need to sign in to see that topic.
    This is TRWTF, am I right?
    If it were coded in C++ your friend wouldn't need to sign in to see your private topic.

    If it were coded in C++, we could simply #define Disclosure TDWTFComments

  • jarfil (disco) in reply to spezialpfusch
    spezialpfusch:
    Otto should be forced to write a quicksort with fully featured unicode support... in GW-BASIC

    Shut up, that's how I actually learned the quicksort algorythm, by writing it in GW-BASIC. I still remember how great it felt afterwards to lay my hands on QBASIC, with all those subs and functions...

  • CodeClown (disco) in reply to bearda

    I dont get it...

  • bearda (disco) in reply to CodeClown

    The picture is Bill Murray's masochist character from Little Shop of Horrors who goes to the sadist dentist. The facial expression is less guilt and more... anticipation.

  • Bill C. (unregistered) in reply to Hannes
    Hannes:
    Bill C.:
    Hannes:
    Topic is private You need to sign in to see that topic.
    This is TRWTF, am I right?
    If it were coded in C++ your friend wouldn't need to sign in to see your private topic.
    If it were coded in C++, we could simply #define Disclosure TDWTFComments
    I did not have Disclosure with that woman. She did the disclosing.

    Discourse, on the other hand, sucked. And then spit.

    Those captchas are clairvoyant. Last time it was genitus. This time it's decet. You think decet was involved in Disclosure?

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