• VinDuv (disco)
    Comment held for moderation.
  • Hannes (unregistered)

    Comment must contain at least one alphanumeric character. Comment cannot contain "frist!". Comment must at least be mildly funny. Comment matches 2 out of 3 rules, but 4 are required. Last sentence is TRWTF.

  • tin (disco)

    My frist job was a dummy requisition position.

  • YellowOnline (disco)

    Comment must be least 10 characters. Comment contains the illegal sequence "frist". Body is too similar to what you recently posted. Post date must match "^(?:(?:(?:0?[13578]|1[02])(/|-|.)31)\1|(?:(?:0?[13-9]|1[0-2])(/|-|.)(?:29|30)\2))(?:(?:1[6-9]|[2-9]\d)?\d{2})$|^(?:0?2(/|-|.)29\3(?:(?:(?:1[6-9]|[2-9]\d)?(?:0[48]|[2468][048]|[13579][26])|(?:(?:16|[2468][048]|[3579][26])00))))$|^(?:(?:0?[1-9])|(?:1[0-2]))(/|-|.)(?:0?[1-9]|1\d|2[0-8])\4(?:(?:1[6-9]|[2-9]\d)?\d{2})$".

  • Anonymous (disco)

    TRWTF are challenge questions.

  • Hennick Godiva (unregistered)

    That Drupal one was likely caused by the 0day SQL injection a few days back.

    Amazon is obviously looking for dummies to test their upcoming dumbed-down products.

  • FrostCat (disco) in reply to Anonymous

    I love those minimum-length rules. I lived on B street growing up.

  • John_Imrie (disco)

    Re: Registration

    TRWTF is using 123456 as a password

  • FrostCat (disco) in reply to John_Imrie
    John_Imrie:
    TRWTF is using 123456 as a password

    Right, because everyone should use hunter2.

  • Zemm (disco)

    They are letting you know it is really "mathematics". At least they don't ask for your favourite colour!

  • cellocgw (disco) in reply to YellowOnline

    Let me guess: run that expression and you get brainwiped as in Snow Crash ?

  • powerlord (disco)

    "I guess that Intuit might have reasons for not allowing me to say Math was my least favorite subject in school,"

    Well, no, because if you liked Math you might not need Intuit's products.

  • JazzyJosh (disco) in reply to powerlord

    Those password rules...

  • accalia (disco)
    Comment held for moderation.
  • CoyneTheDup (disco)

    "I guess that Intuit might have reasons for not allowing me to say Math was my least favorite subject in school," writes Alan R.

    Yeah, it's a headache when they won't let you abbreviate, isn't it? (Try the full discipline name: "Mathematics".)

  • DCRoss (disco) in reply to FrostCat
    FrostCat:
    Right, because everyone should use *******.

    That's a neat feature. If you type in your Discourse password, it will show as stars.

  • mott555 (disco) in reply to DCRoss
    DCRoss:
    That's a neat feature. If you type in your Discourse password, it will show as stars.

    Really? My password is hunter2

  • mott555 (disco) in reply to mott555

    Sweet, it's starred out on my screen!

  • DCRoss (disco) in reply to mott555

    Well, you can go hunter2 my hunter2-ing hunter2.

  • powerlord (disco) in reply to DCRoss
    DCRoss:
    Well, you can go ******* my *******-ing *******.

    All these asterisks make it look like you're swearing.

  • chubertdev (disco)
    Comment held for moderation.
  • no laughing matter (cs)
    dummy commentdummy commentdummy commentdummy commentdummy commentdummy commentdummy comment dummy comment
    dummy commentdummy commentdummy comment dummy comment dummy comment dummy comment dummy comment dummy commentdummy comment
    dummy commentdummy commentdummy commentdummy comment dummy comment dummy comment dummy comment dummy comment dummy comment dummy comment dummy comment 
    

    Looks like one of those programming languages from the Turing tarpit!

    What is wrong with Akismet again? There is not even a link in this dummy comment?

  • calliarcale (disco) in reply to cellocgw

    As a bassoonist, I just have to say I love your avatar. Nice to see the other clef represented. ;-)

  • Jaloopa (disco) in reply to DCRoss
    DCRoss:
    That's a neat feature. If you type in your Discourse password, it will show as stars.

    But then everyone will know my password when I get starred out talking about ****** keyboards

  • mark_bowytz (disco) in reply to chubertdev
    Comment held for moderation.
  • Matt_Westwood (disco)

    So what on earth is wrong with typing "Mathematics"? Don't tell me: while mathematics may have been your least favourite subject, spelling was your least successful. Therefore you are probably too stupid to own a computer.

  • chubertdev (disco) in reply to Matt_Westwood
    Matt_Westwood:
    So what on earth is wrong with typing "Mathematics"? Don't tell me: while mathematics may have been your least favourite subject, spelling was your least successful. Therefore you are probably too stupid to own a computer.

    With the server logs being flooded by bots, they're trying to save on space.

  • PJH (disco) in reply to YellowOnline
    YellowOnline:
    Comment must be least 10 characters.

    Which forum are you using‽ We did the best we could to knock that idiocy on the head early on....

    [image]

    Sadly 0 wasn't (still isn't) an option.


    Edit - PJH:

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  • da_Doctah (disco) in reply to calliarcale
    calliarcale:
    As a bassoonist, I just have to say I love your avatar. Nice to see the other clef represented.

    Did you just openly announce that you're a faggotist?

  • Arantor (disco)

    This reminds me, some time ago I had a discussion with a guy about a certain forum software that had custom fields on sign-up, and how you could add in regexps to validate them.

    He thought it was acceptable to simply show the regexp to users and say 'this is enough explanation' because he loves regexps.

  • Zainab58 (disco) in reply to accalia

    I don't get it :: whine ::
    Why is every single group non-capturing?

  • Luhmann (disco) in reply to Matt_Westwood
    Matt_Westwood:
    Therefore you are probably too stupid to own a computer.

    And that is your excuse for being an ass

  • accalia (disco) in reply to Zainab58

    vecause that regexp is evil on a stick?

  • kupfernigk (disco)

    The true WTF is that subjects should be a dropdown list with a primary key so they can be analysed properly. Writein is just asking for misspellings.

  • kupfernigk (disco) in reply to Arantor
    Arantor:
    He thought it was acceptable to simply show the regexp to users and say 'this is enough explanation' because he loves regexps.

    I had one of those. He thought it was better to use a regexp to validate dates rather than simply pass the text into a date parser. Because nobody would ever accidentally enter the 31st of the second month.

  • accalia (disco) in reply to kupfernigk

    or the 29th of feb on an odd numbered year...

  • aliceif (disco) in reply to accalia

    Or 10/31/2014 instead of 31/10/2014 (or vice-versa) ...

  • Arantor (disco) in reply to accalia
    accalia:
    or the 29th of feb on an odd numbered year...

    Or even the 29th of Feb on the ~¾ of years that aren't leap years in general?

  • accalia (disco) in reply to Arantor

    well three qurters and a bit actually...

  • Arantor (disco) in reply to accalia

    Hence the ~ for 'approximately' :smiley:

  • kupfernigk (disco) in reply to Arantor

    Well, exactly. These are all reasons for testing with a date parser not a regexp. Or having separate fields for year, month and day and having the day field contextualised by the year + month combination. regexps have their places. But they arose in a very different computing paradigm. They should be locked in a room with xml to see what slouches out.

  • Scarlet_Manuka (disco)

    Not allowing short answers for one's secret questions is reasonable (leaving aside for the moment the reasonableness of the whole secret question mechanism in the first place), because short answers will be easy for an attacker to guess.

    Of course, by the same logic, having a question like "What was your least favourite subject at school?" is TRWTF, because the number of likely answers is quite small. I'd expect you could guess it for a random person in a handful of tries most of the time.

  • Yamikuronue (disco) in reply to Scarlet_Manuka

    Hint: almost everyone's hated subject is Math. When it's not Math, it's probably English. Then you still have one other guess you can tailor to the person before you get locked out.

  • Arantor (disco) in reply to Yamikuronue
    Yamikuronue:
    Hint: almost everyone's hated subject is Math. When it's not Math, it's probably English. Then you still have one other guess you can tailor to the person before you get locked out.

    Bonus points then since I loved Maths and I loved both branches of English :smiley:

  • boomzilla (disco) in reply to Yamikuronue
    Yamikuronue:
    Hint: almost everyone's hated subject is Math.

    Favorite is usually Lunch or Recess.

  • Jaloopa (disco) in reply to Arantor

    loved Maths, found English pretty good, hated Geography.

    But to this day I can identify an ox bow lake more easily than the object of a sentence

  • chubertdev (disco) in reply to Jaloopa
    jaloopa:
    loved Maths, found English pretty good, hated Geography.

    But to this day I can identify an ox bow lake more easily than the object of a sentence

    +1

  • JeffChausse (disco)

    I recently ran into a security question that asked me what color my first car was, and thought "red" was too short to be a real word.

  • FrostCat (disco) in reply to JeffChausse
    JeffChausse:
    I recently ran into a security question that asked me what color my first car was, and thought "red" was too short to be a real word.

    I've had that one too! (And also, I think I mentioned upthread, I lived on B street growing up, and nobody seems to believe that single-character street names exist.)

  • chubertdev (disco) in reply to JeffChausse

    Use the manufacturer's color, like "Imola Red"

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