• (nodebb)

    "...much better THEN mine"?!

  • bvs23bkv33 (unregistered)

    my friendly comment goes here

  • RLB (unregistered)

    Fish :: Boris Johnson == Pig :: David Cameron.

    I'll leave this bottle of brain bleach here.

  • Mr Bits (unregistered)

    I prefer to write rude, arrogant and condescending error messages.

  • K. (unregistered) in reply to Mr Bits

    Error #a00b34 from Controller.

    Precise and indecipherable, but at least not angry.

  • Qazwsx (unregistered)

    "What's with the fish" sounds like a ducking important question

  • Smash (unregistered) in reply to Mr Bits

    Personally I like making snarky messages, with tones of condescending and in more extreme cases some rudeness on top.

  • Angela Anuszewski (google) in reply to RLB

    I am an American that watches enough of Graham Norton on BBC America to know that I really don't want to know.

  • Little Bobby Tables (unregistered) in reply to RLB

    There's already some scandal about Boris to do with lies about fish. He made up some appalling story about how the EU won't allow a certain fish processing plant to operate as normal, in the hope that this would encourage the plebs to vote to leave the EU. It contributed towards the rest of the barrage of lies propagated with great enthusiasm by the mainstream media that tipped the balance into the tiniest of majorities towards Leave, which the Establishment pounced on with gleeful delight, believing this gave them the mandate to drag the UK out of the European Union (always couched in the language of regret: "Unfortunately, because the Great British Public overwhelmingly voted for Leave, we have no choice but to do their will").

    Come on, someone nuke us into oblivion, for f**k's sake. It's embarrassing to even exist at the moment.

  • (nodebb) in reply to Mr Bits

    Many of my error message are like: Error 2503 in JetEngine4.0. Attempt to write to locked record.

    That always helps the user figure out what to do in this case.

    Addendum 2019-08-16 10:38: And just after I write this, one of my clients give me a call asking what a "Unique Index conflict error" means.

  • ooOOooGa (unregistered) in reply to Nutster

    Displaying raw database errors to the end user is always a good idea. That way they know exactly what caused the problem. [/sarcasm]

  • Chopper (unregistered) in reply to Nutster

    "Error 2503 in JetEngine4.0. Attempt to write to locked record."

    Give us a clue - which record?

  • Dlareg (unregistered) in reply to ooOOooGa

    And it helps the hackers debug there code.

  • Wonko_The_Sane (unregistered)

    Thats not even boris johnson in the picture.

  • Evgeny Lyshenkov (unregistered)

    The iPhone screenshot has been censored, but not enough to not make us take a guess at what it contains... I suspect it's NSFW.

  • Angela Anuszewski (google) in reply to Evgeny Lyshenkov

    I don't think so, I think it is a picture of a child and the submitter didn't want that showing on the internet for all to see.

  • (nodebb) in reply to Angela Anuszewski

    NSFI, then.

  • Sikhandtake Rakhuvar (unregistered)

    This would seem to be the obligatory comment here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4yuiIFLEpQ (Don't Shove a Fish Up Your Ass)

  • anonymous (unregistered)

    I've done the internal message/friendly message thing before. Fortunately I didn't leave the friendly message field blank anywhere and my implementation will also fall back to the internal message (more detailed and designed for system administrators or developers to read in log files rather than end users) if the friendly message is ever missing. That way the user gets confused at the technical words in the message but at least the bug report will have something useful to work from.

  • (nodebb)

    R. H. had anonymized his name in the picture to show only his initials. Luckily, his first name got Bowytz'ed back in again.

  • (nodebb)

    Kanata sounds like a really cool place to be…

Leave a comment on “What About the Fish?”

Log In or post as a guest

Replying to comment #:

« Return to Article