• aliceif (disco)
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  • pjt33 (cs)

    TRWTF is that neither Petrea M. nor the crack editorial team (!) are capable of understanding "Time to write some flavor text" in the context of "Players only have 15 seconds to take their turns" as "15 seconds is enough time to write some flavor text".

  • VinDuv (disco)
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  • ¯\(°_o)/¯ I DUNNO LOL (unregistered)

    Here are some better passwords:



    Hunter2


  • Steve_The_Cynic (disco)

    2.58KB/s? Are we back in the age of dialup and 33.6K modems? I'd say there's the WTF...

    (By contrast, if I get good signal strength, my mobile phone gets somewhere near 6-8MB/s - I don't have a firm figure, but a 40MB download takes five or six seconds.)

    And yes, I know about ADSL being, well, asymmetrical, but with modern upload rates being at least 1Mb/s, I'd expect a rate over 100KB/s.

  • Jonathan_Gover (disco)

    Most Hearthstone cards have amusing flavour text when viewed in the Collection. Nozdormu's flavour text is a reference to the card's ability, which is to drastically reduce the time each player has to take their turn from 90 seconds to 15 seconds. The joke is that there wasn't time to write any flavour text.

  • Nzall (disco) in reply to Jonathan_Gover

    It's not just a reference to his card's ability. Nozdormu, in the lore of Warcraft, is the Dragon Aspect of Time. An almighty creature with total control over the timelines, and empowered to do so by one of the Creators of the universe. So it's not really a WTF.

  • warreng (disco)

    Of course that's a weak password, it's just been posted to a website for all to see.....

  • Cursorkeys (disco) in reply to Steve_The_Cynic

    I've just moved house and that's about what I currently get over ADSL. My previous house had 160Mb/s FTTC :cry:

    I've just signed up for an FTTP service they've just started digging up the village for. 1 Gigabit symmetrical, it's going to be great.

  • Michel_Renaud (disco)

    The ZIP codes? They're meaningless! mwhahahaah!

    (Newman)

  • CigarDoug (unregistered)

    Apparently thedailywtf.com has changed their comment selector code from:

    Comments = Article.ID % 2 = 0 ? Discourse : LegacyComments;
    to:
    Comments = Article.ID % 2 = 0 ? Discourse : Discourse;
  • Klimax (unregistered) in reply to CigarDoug
    CigarDoug:
    Apparently thedailywtf.com has changed their comment selector code from:
    Comments = Article.ID % 2 = 0 ? Discourse : LegacyComments;
    to:
    Comments = Article.ID % 2 = 0 ? Discourse : Discourse;

    Just string of articles by supporters of Discourse. (Check who is author and you will know where comments link will lead)

  • phlip (disco)

    Not being familiar with US post codes, I typed "zip code 22209" into Google... all the early results are for Arlington, Virginia as claimed... but Google's insert in the top right for "this is the thing we think you're searching for" was a map for Pedosy, Vinnyts'ka oblast, Ukraine, 22209. Close, Google... close.

  • cyborg (unregistered)

    Brand them! Brand them I say!

  • mafarah (disco)

    Actually the Hearthstone flavor text one is intentional.

  • TheGreatLobachevsky (disco)

    I just want to say, my employer finally made IE10 available for installation after being stuck on IE8 for a very long time. I was wondering what I was missing over here on Discourse. Apparently, not much...

  • gvanvoor (disco)

    I don't know about other countries, but here in Belgium there are several towns with the same name but different postal codes, e.g. Mariakerke (one has postal code 9030, another has postal code 8400; there's about 65km between them)

  • abarker (disco) in reply to TheGreatLobachevsky
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  • Keith (disco) in reply to abarker

    Don't forget the bots.

  • boomzilla (disco) in reply to abarker
    abarker:
    No, you really weren't.

    Whatever. I've been having fun here. Not all discourse related.

  • abarker (disco) in reply to Keith

    Didn't you see my ellipsis?

  • abarker (disco) in reply to boomzilla
    boomzilla:
    Whatever. I've been having fun here. Not all discourse related.

    Ahem:

    abarker:
    talking about a few non-Discourse WTFs
  • boomzilla (disco) in reply to abarker

    tl;dr; wall of text

  • abarker (disco) in reply to boomzilla
    boomzilla:
    tl;dr; wall of text

    That's a pretty short wall. Maybe a wall for keeping sheep penned in? Are you a sheep now?

  • boomzilla (disco) in reply to abarker
    abarker:
    That's a pretty short wall. Maybe a wall for keeping sheep penned in? Are you a sheep now?

    No, but I am sitting down.

  • flwf (disco) in reply to gvanvoor

    Very common in the US: as an example, Springfield is a town name that is in most states at least once. Within 100 miles of my house, there are at least 3 Springfields, 4 Washington Townships, 2 Allentowns, and 3 Hamilton Townships.

  • chubertdev (disco)

    ThuUJHy GhKBbBlWQ is a volcano in Iceland, it's susceptible to a dictionary attack.

  • chubertdev (disco) in reply to phlip
    phlip:
    Not being familiar with US post codes, I typed "zip code 22209" into Google... all the early results are for Arlington, Virginia as claimed... but Google's insert in the top right for "this is the thing we think you're searching for" was a map for Pedosy, Vinnyts'ka oblast, Ukraine, 22209. Close, Google... close.

    Probably caused by your location.

  • FrostCat (disco) in reply to chubertdev
    chubertdev:
    Probably caused by your location.

    Nah, I've seen it do that too, rarely. Put in a US zip code and it will offer you something wildly off the wall like a suburb of Paris (the one in France, not the one in Texas.)

  • chubertdev (disco) in reply to flwf
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  • chubertdev (disco) in reply to FrostCat
    FrostCat:
    Nah, I've seen it do that too, rarely. Put in a US zip code and it will offer you something wildly off the wall like a suburb of Paris (the one in France, not the one in Texas.)

    CNR, just tried that with 22209

  • da_Doctah (disco) in reply to flwf
    flwf:
    Springfield is a town name that is in most states at least once. Within 100 miles of my house, there are at least 3 Springfields, 4 Washington Townships, 2 Allentowns, and 3 Hamilton Townships.

    Springfield isn't as common as Fairview, but more prevalent than Glendale which I thought would take the prize. But the real record-holder is Union; 128 post offices by that name, excluding variants.

  • Slapout (disco)

    "text your BEST deals to my mobile phone weekly (6 msgs/month)"

    When did months get 6 weeks?

  • ZPedro (disco)

    Apple loves creating WTFs. Back in the day, Shark (RIP) had a mode where app profiling data was stored in a circular buffer, so that you'd start it and leave it running until you would observe a slowdown, after which you would stop collection and analyze the window thus frozen. Particularly useful for games. It was called the Windowed Time Facility.

  • Luhmann (disco) in reply to gvanvoor
    gvanvoor:
    about 65km between them

    And for Belgium that is already a lot. A little more and you have left the country.

  • TheFury (disco)

    Regarding addresses, why ask for the city & state if it can be inferred from the zip code? I'm in the UK, here a well designed site will ask for house number and postcode, and let you select your correctly formatted and spelled address from a list - and importantly allow free text entry if it's not in the database.

  • FrostCat (disco) in reply to TheFury
    TheFury:
    Regarding addresses, why ask for the city & state if it can be inferred from the zip code?

    Habit.

    In college, I lived in the dorms for one year. The college had its own zip code, and each room had a unique zip+4. The zip+4 was, alone, a sufficient address. (I partially tested it. May have forgotten to finish. Mail addressed to "Frost Cat, X Dorm 123, 12345-123" reached me. The dorm name and room number should have been unnecessary, but I can't remember if I ever tried skipping 'em. And yeah, I was in the one dorm where your room number was your +4.)

  • FrostCat (disco) in reply to FrostCat

    Also, these tests proved to me that if you have the right zip code, the sorters don't actually care about the city, state. This was in Potsdam, NY, and I tried sending things addressed to Potsdam(n) and to Madstop and they all went through.

  • EvanED (disco)

    My guess as to why places still ask for city/state is redundancy: you can't make a (really easy; even I have had trouble on many occasions remembering which of three or four zips I have lived in around the same location is the one I'm using now) typo to your zip code and have it come out very possibly undeliverable.

    They could add a confirmation page that says "here's what we think your city/state is", but you know 90% of people would click "confirm" without actually looking.

  • DaveZych (disco) in reply to abarker

    Hey I have a bustling community, thankyouverymuch.

  • abarker (disco) in reply to DaveZych

    Yes, and we've done what we can to help you make sure Discourse fits your needs. BTW, made a final decision yet regarding Discourse v. Disqus?

  • gvanvoor (disco) in reply to Luhmann

    The distance was by road, not as the crows fly, so it's not that much. I think the longest distance you can travel between two towns (without making detours) must be about 300km.

  • DaveZych (disco) in reply to abarker

    I haven't thought about it much. Not having a quick reply feature in discourse is definitely a huge minus...

  • Arantor (disco) in reply to DaveZych

    It hasn't been a barrier to almost 110,000 posts here yet. (we're at 109k)

  • Richard Laincoff (unregistered)

    "text your BEST deals to my mobile phone"

    Whose mobile phone? The TigerDirect CEO's? And why would I ever want to do that?

  • no laughing matter (cs) in reply to Klimax
    Klimax:
    Just string of articles by supporters of Discourse. (Check who is author and you will know where comments link will lead)
    Error'd always was linking to Discurse from day one this abomination of a forum software was introduced by Alex Papadumboulis!
  • pjt33 (cs) in reply to no laughing matter
    no laughing matter:
    Error'd always was linking to Discurse from day one this abomination of a forum software was introduced by Alex Papadumboulis!
    Curiously it didn't on 2014-09-12.

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