• anonym (unregistered)

    This is not a message

  • Kermos (cs)

    NoNo commentcomment foundfound.

  • TarquinWJ (cs)

    The exchange one looks a lot like GroupWise's similar feature, where the admin can set a maximum size, and a warning threshold. When the mailbox size reaches the threshold, it gives the warning. In this case, the WTF would be your email administrator setting the threshold at 8% above empty, instead of 8% below full.

  • MRAB (unregistered) in reply to Kermos

    With the special glasses you get the full 3D effect; without the special glasses you just see everything twice. :-)

  • Warren (unregistered)

    This is line 1 of my comment This is line 2 of my comment This is line 3 of my comment This is line 4 of my comment

    This is line 1 of the signature This is line 2 of the signature This is line 3 of the signature This is line 4 of the signature

  • Sandor (unregistered)

    If IsNull(null) Or IsObject(null) Then Return True Else Return False End If

  • Someone You Know (cs)

    So...an extremely common JavaScript error message is a WTF now?

  • St Mary's Hospital for the Larks (unregistered) in reply to Someone You Know
    Someone You Know:
    So...an extremely common JavaScript error message is a WTF now?

    We have run out of VB jokes.

  • amischiefr (cs)

    Wow are those guys trying to cover their ass or what?

    "This is NOT a confirmation, but we do confirm that we got your order. It is NOT on the way, but you can track it with this routing number: 987-3l. I cannot confirm or deny that your package is most definitely likely in Chicago at this moment, at the UPS store, ask for Ted. If there are problems with filling your order, which we already may or may not have done, then somebody will be in contact with you, much like this letter here, although we are NOT saying that there is a problem, just you know, in case."

  • Planet (unregistered)

    The Real WTF(tm) is: why does Nick Thompson print out a digital photo of an email printout?

    This comment has been sent by fax and may contain errors due to optical text recognition.

  • Someone You Know (cs) in reply to St Mary's Hospital for the Larks
    St Mary's Hospital for the Larks:
    Someone You Know:
    So...an extremely common JavaScript error message is a WTF now?

    We have run out of VB jokes.

    I thought the world wasn't going to end until 2012!

  • ExtraErrorMessage (unregistered) in reply to Someone You Know
    Someone You Know:
    So...an extremely common JavaScript error message is a WTF now?

    Given the frequency with which this happens in IE7 it is indeed a WTF. There is an enormous number of web pages where this happens.

  • TarquinWJ (cs) in reply to Planet
    Planet:
    The Real WTF(tm) is: why does Nick Thompson print out a digital photo of an email printout?

    Because it wouldn't be thedailywtf without a wooden table. Or a "the real WTF".

  • ExtraErrorMessage (unregistered) in reply to Planet
    Planet:
    The Real WTF(tm) is: why does Nick Thompson print out a digital photo of an email printout?

    This comment has been sent by fax and may contain errors due to optical text recognition.

    ... without using a wooden table

  • DaveAronson (cs)

    IsIs therethere anan echoecho inin herehere??

  • aD (unregistered)

    Ebuyer's order confirmation emails are even better. Subject: Order Confirmation This email is to acknowledge placement of order number xyz. <snip> This email is NOT confirmation of your order. <snip> Under the new Distance Selling Regulations, you are entitled to cancel this contract with Ebuyer within seven working days after receipt of the goods purchased.

    "We here by confirm, acknowledge and do not confirm your contract of purchase. You are entitled to cancel this contract of purchase."

    Go look up the definition of "acknowledge", Ebuyer!

  • Vollhorst (unregistered)

    The problem with the confirmation this is that they just seem to have quite a lack of words.

    What they mean is that they have received the order, they confirm that they have received it. But they do not confirm that they accept it (yet).

    Otherwise, if it would be a simple confirmation, they would be forced t o accept the offer. See the problem Dell had when they offered RAM that lowered the price of the PC. Since the order was confirmed, they had to sell it.

  • Bobbo (cs) in reply to DaveAronson
    DaveAronson:
    IsIs therethere anan echoecho inin herehere??

    @ECHO Yes.

  • BillyG (unregistered)

    64MB of email should be enough for anyone.

  • Try English (unregistered) in reply to Someone You Know
    Someone You Know:
    So...an extremely common JavaScript error message is a WTF now?
    If an error message is * meaningless * incomprehensible * tells nothing about what went wrong * or how to fix it then it is a WTF.

    The fact that it is extremely common just makes it an uber-WTF that should have been reported (and banished from the planet) years ago.

    Congratulations that someone finally bothered to read it instead of just hammering OK.

  • jimlangrunner (cs) in reply to ExtraErrorMessage
    ExtraErrorMessage:
    Planet:
    The Real WTF(tm) is: why does Nick Thompson print out a digital photo of an email printout?

    This comment has been sent by fax and may contain errors due to optical text recognition.

    ... without using a wooden table

    Thank God. I thought NOBODY was going to pick up on the wooden table bit. Gawd.

    Print it out. Put it on a wooden table Take a picture Scan the picture Send it in.

    People! Have we learned NOTHING over the years?

  • MrBester (cs) in reply to Sandor
    Sandor:
    If IsNull(null) Or IsObject(null) Then Return True Else Return False End If
    Except when null Is Nothing. Or possibly Empty. And don't get me started on vbNullString, a null Variant of subtype String...
  • Patrik (unregistered) in reply to MRAB
    MRAB:
    With the special glasses you get the full 3D effect; without the special glasses you just see everything twice. :-)

    The goggles, they do nothing!

  • Kermos (cs) in reply to BillyG
    BillyG:
    64MB of email should be enough for anyone.

    Tell that to my boss who manages to run into the 2GB limit of Outlook 2003. And the bigger problem is, once it is out of space, you can't 'delete' e-mails because it can't move them to deleted items! Shift+delete though works to delete them in-place, but still.

    Of course the bigger WTF is that out of the (tens of?) thousands of e-mails in his frigging inbox, about a 1,000 on average are unread...

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  • Fred (unregistered)

    Wow. That screen shot discloses so much information about you that I can almost see your house from here.

  • (unregistered)

    CChheecckk yyoouurr dduupplleexx sswwiittcchh!!

  • praesent (unregistered) in reply to Fred
    Fred:
    Wow. That screen shot discloses so much information about you that I can almost see your house from here.
    Noticed seconds after I posted.

    I am an idiot.

  • praesent (unregistered) in reply to praesent
    praesent:
    Fred:
    Wow. That screen shot discloses so much information about you that I can almost see your house from here.
    Noticed seconds after I posted.

    I am an idiot.

    still that matches the site. What a meta WTF.
  • Charles400 (cs)

    I got my Daily WTF decals in the mail. Where shall I stick it?

  • Code Dependent (cs)

    So, how come Chad Assareh gets his "Null is null" message published, but mine, submitted a year ago, got skipped over? It's the theme, isn't it... his is prettier.

    [image]
  • Alexandre Brault (unregistered) in reply to Fred
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  • Code Dependent (cs) in reply to jimlangrunner
    jimlangrunner:
    Print it out. Put it on a wooden table Take a picture Scan the picture Send it in.

    People! Have we learned NOTHING over the years?

    The learning... it does nothing!

  • Sigher (unregistered) in reply to Kermos
    <sigh>

    Kermos, he's making fun of Bill Gates who once (way back) said

    640K ram should be enough for anyone.

    <double sigh>
  • Cidolfas (unregistered)

    IE's error codes in general are awful. Not only do you get wonders like "Object expected" or "null is null or not an object", the line number is often wrong, and rather than tell you what JavaScript file it's from, it tells you the HTML file, which could contain a whole bunch of JS files.

    Debugging IE is often a case of adding a crapload of alert or debug statements and a lot of patience and coffee.

  • G. (unregistered) in reply to Kermos
    Kermos:
    BillyG:
    64MB of email should be enough for anyone.

    Tell that to my boss who manages to run into the 2GB limit of Outlook 2003. And the bigger problem is, once it is out of space, you can't 'delete' e-mails because it can't move them to deleted items! Shift+delete though works to delete them in-place, but still.

    Of course the bigger WTF is that out of the (tens of?) thousands of e-mails in his frigging inbox, about a 1,000 on average are unread...

    Is there any department/IT rules against having a local storage for e-mail? If you're using Outlook with Exchange, you can create new data files, then move e-mails from one to the other. I generally do it by year, copying over every 2 months or so. And given one year's massive failure of the mail servers, I still lost out on some of my mail. But not as much as if I didn't back up locally. I'm pretty sure other mail servers can allow you to copy locally to Outlook, and it can't be the only e-mail program that has local data stores.

    Additionally, make sure to check non-email objects like your Calendar. Folks around my office tend to enjoy sending out appointments with attachments, and they can get really big sometimes. Delete/move them as well, but be mindful of recurring appointments; move the base, and the recurring ones won't show up anymore.

    One WTF moment involving e-mail at my place: going away happy hour message for someone that was leaving. They put two rows of martini glass images (30-odd in a row) above and below the 'meeting' invite. Small things, about 20x20 each. Only they were resized for display, not for storage. Which meant every image was attached as a separate part of the e-mail, at a few hundred kilobytes each. Ended up being 30+ megabyte appointment.

    It was sent to just about everyone in the company.

  • RBoy (unregistered)

    Humm, it looks like you're running your web-browser on full duplex. Better cut it back to half.

  • JohnB (unregistered) in reply to Bobbo
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  • Anonymous Coward (unregistered) in reply to Kermos
    Kermos:
    BillyG:
    64MB of email should be enough for anyone.

    Tell that to my boss who manages to run into the 2GB limit of Outlook 2003. And the bigger problem is, once it is out of space, you can't 'delete' e-mails because it can't move them to deleted items! Shift+delete though works to delete them in-place, but still.

    Well of course that doesn't work. They're still within his mail profile. Guessing that in the background it creates a copy of the object to go to Deleted Items, then removes it from the folder it's in. If there's no room to create a new object, the operation will fail. Whereas Shift+Del removes it semi-permanently.

    The real WTF is that it doesn't just manipulate pointers to reflect whether it's in the Deleted Items or not.

  • JiP (cs)

    If the email box is already full enough to trigger a 'box almost full' message, will that new message fit in the remaining space? The administrator probably wanted to make sure that it would...

  • huge (cs) in reply to Alexandre Brault
    Alexandre Brault:
    Fred:
    Wow. That screen shot discloses so much information about you that I can almost see your house from here.

    Only thing missing would be a MyFirstSexTeacher window.

    actually, it's still there, but now they added The Daily WTF :P

  • Cro (unregistered)

    No no, no-no no no, no-no no no, no-no there's no limits!

  • memyselfandadognamedboo (unregistered) in reply to praesent

    And based on what I know about the intersection of VMS systems, Oracle, and Java, I have a strong suspicion not only where you work, what you're working on, and who you report to.

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  • moorej (cs)
    "Not only did the ATM run out of ink,"

    Am I the only one that say, "No it didn't, ATMs use thermal printers!"???

    Hmmm...

  • moorej (cs) in reply to ☺
    ☺:
    Alexandre Brault:
    Fred:
    Wow. That screen shot discloses so much information about you that I can almost see your house from here.

    Only thing missing would be a MyFirstSexTeacher window.

    Boring. These days, a screenshot isn't embarassing unless it contains a minimized bestiality website.
    The Website is Down

  • praesent (unregistered) in reply to memyselfandadognamedboo
    memyselfandadognamedboo:
    And based on what I know about the intersection of VMS systems, Oracle, and Java, I have a strong suspicion not only where you work, what you're working on, and who you report to.
    Cool, would you tell me what I'm working on as most of the time I've not got a clue.
  • Fred (unregistered) in reply to praesent
    praesent:
    Fred:
    Wow. That screen shot discloses so much information about you that I can almost see your house from here.
    Noticed seconds after I posted.

    I am an idiot.

    No worries, it happens to all of us. Just email me your password and I'll fix everything for you.

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