• Prime Mover (unregistered)

    ... and the vendor was blacklisted, and Beatrix's company no longer does business with them.

    If not, then that's TRWTF right there.

  • Jonathan (unregistered)

    If this is not SendGrid, it sounds very similar to how it is when I used their website to report abuse of their system. They don't even allow .txt attachments, so you have to put the headers raw into the body of the contact form.

  • Allie C (unregistered)

    I've spent too many years in the marketing tech side of the house. Unfortunately, the most astonishing thing here is that the vendor won't open attachments.

  • Steve (unregistered)

    Make it as hard as possible to submit a bug report, and the number of reported bugs magically goes down. That's a win right there!

  • 'Bout Time (unregistered)

    It's about time we get the ability to add attachments to our comments here. It would really liven things up.

  • Jay (unregistered) in reply to 'Bout Time

    I've seen the Pandora's box one can unleash when you allow embedded HTML in posts >shudder<

  • Jay (unregistered) in reply to Jay

    ..As in the kind which your browser renders, in case I'm not clear.

  • Carl Witthoft (google)

    Then there's the Charlie Foxtrot that Microsoft Office loves: embedding a document inside another document. And that one can go on forever. Start with , say, a Word doc, embed a PPT file which contains an embedded Excel file which contains a PPT doc which .....
    I never got around to seeing if I could create a circular embedding where the "top" doc is embedded in the "bottom" doc.

  • Kleyguerth (github) in reply to Carl Witthoft

    You can create circular embedding, some youtube mathematicians did that with powerpoint. First they built an infinite presentation and then they built a fractal. Look up "Recursive PowerPoint Presentations [Gone Fractal!]"

  • (nodebb)

    Isn't that an excuse, and they don't actually read any of the emails at all?

  • löchlein deluxe (unregistered)
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  • Nick (unregistered) in reply to Kleyguerth

    If I embed a Word doc inside another word doc, I can then delete the original from my filesystem without any negative consequences…

    So, my conclusion is that embedding takes a copy of the original, and inserts it into the current document. Therefore, it’s impossible to create a true circular embedding chain, because the item at the end of the chain will only be a copy of the first item - if I make an edit there, the two copies will diverge.

    If, on the other hand, I created links, it’s certainly possible to create a circle… but circular links aren’t nearly as exciting.

  • Brian Boorman (unregistered) in reply to Kleyguerth

    I immediately thought "that sounds like something Stand Up Maths would do."

    Yup. It sure is.

  • Mark (unregistered)

    I work in an office where the job submission form has an attachment button. We can't access the files submitted this way because they are saved an a set of folders only accessible via a document system we no longer use. Every few months a new user submits files as attachments with their job requests and we have to ask them to please send us the files by email. We are not in control the the form, of course, which was designed by a development team in a different division that is no longer active in the company. That's one way to get attachment buttons that aren't actually used, anyway.

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  • (nodebb) in reply to Nick

    Yes, but with the magic of not using the official tools and fiddling bits yourself you can create a perfectly valid zip file that contains itself. And since office documents are just glorified zip files, it should be possible to do the same with embeds.

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