Dumb things that me and my peers do

Discussion in 'Computers' started by Gandalf, Sep 30, 2002.

  1. Gandalf

    Gandalf MIDI Sorcerer

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    I'm a computer guy by profession and it never ceases to amaze me what dumb things we (myself included) do when we write software.

    Here is one silly thing I saw on MidiBuddy (and other systems too).

    1. The user sends an e-mail message.
    2. The system responds with 'The recipient's mailbox is full and so your message cannot be delivered. An e-mail has been by the system informing the recipient of this.'

    Question, If the damn system can send another e-mail message into his mailbox, why can't I?????? It's just the same, right?.

    Or the Hotmail classic cleanup method.... The mailbox is full, so first it deletes all the messages that you received, leaving all the messages that you sent (containing all the information you generated yourself) in the mailbox. All the info that others sent to you, it deletes. Does this seem logical??? I think not.

    Do you know of any software that does stupid things?

    If so, share them here.
  2. Ronny

    Ronny Midi Mad Super Mod! Staff Member Super Mod

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    What about the Microsoft Word Paradox!!

    This happened once. I typed a sentence and the squiggly green line came up under it. I right-click and Word offers me an alternative grammar correction. I think, "Yeah, that looks ok," so I select it. I move on only to notice the squiggly green line once more under the same phrase. I right-click again only to find Word is offerring to correct my grammar back to the original. So I right-click and change and lo and hehold, you guessed it......

    It will go on ad infinitum!!

    TWATS!!:hit: :hit:
  3. Ronny

    Ronny Midi Mad Super Mod! Staff Member Super Mod

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    Wish I could remember the phrase!!

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