J_Hallgren From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1507 posts, RR: 0 Posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2916 times:
I was using an old saved link to a newspaper page and instead of the typical "Not Found" text, they had the following: Sorry, but the page you were hunting for could not be found. We've looked all around and - trust us here - we just could not find it. But, then again, we have a sprawling site with loads of content, which makes for lots of nooks and crannies.
It just amused me enough to wonder what other similar things you've seen recently...
LHRjc From Netherlands, joined Apr 2006, 1961 posts, RR: 23 Reply 3, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2908 times:
Quote: The message you were about to post is too short and probably not of any higher value to the topic at hand. You should think long and hard before posting a message in this forum and make it detailed and a valuable addition to the topic discussed.
It gets me everytime
"Our 319's are very reliable. They get fixed very quickly."
A380US From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 2358 posts, RR: 0 Reply 4, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2896 times:
Quoting LHRjc (Reply 3): Quote:
The message you were about to post is too short and probably not of any higher value to the topic at hand. You should think long and hard before posting a message in this forum and make it detailed and a valuable addition to the topic discussed.
Nighthawk From UK - Scotland, joined Sep 2001, 4991 posts, RR: 38 Reply 9, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2823 times:
"An error occured while attempting to generate the error message" is a personal favourite...
for website not found errors i once saw something along the line of:
"Its great youve finally decided to dive in and go with the flow, sadly while you were waiting things moved on a bit, and the page you requested is no longer here."
Quoting Jafa39 (Reply 2): I have a friend in the UK who is a programmer and in one application, for a really obscure and once-in-a-century error he made a screen that said "Well fuck my old boots, that didn't work".
Ive seen, and done, similar.
"If your seeing this message, then i havent a clue whats gone wrong!" is one I remember making....
I believe in unix systems there is a "You do not exist - go away" error which can occur if the user database gets corrupted...
J_Hallgren From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1507 posts, RR: 0 Reply 10, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2797 times:
Back in my first job as a COBOL programmer (1978+-), I recall seeing a fatal error paragraph named "Hell", thus being used as via a "Go To Hell" stmt...and a comment note in that modules said something like "This program has no apparent logic to it so any changes should follow suit"...
Lincoln From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 3887 posts, RR: 8 Reply 11, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2793 times:
In one of the internal web services applications I'm responsible for (it does all sorts of just plain nasty stuff with Active Directory) theres a certain condition where I needed to throw an error message but couldn't think of anything that would make sense to our less technical folks. I finally settled on
"Please seek help." (with no other text)
A couple years ago on United's website, trying to book a flight from LAX to LAX with a stop in SNA, (same flight number for both flights even!) I got this (this is from memory, so it could be a little off)
You should never, ever, see this error message.
If you do, please call Eric [last name] at [phone number] extension [extension].
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