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Funny Web Error Messages That You've Seen?

Mon Jan 07, 2008 9:49 pm

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...
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RE: Funny Web Error Messages That You've Seen?

Mon Jan 07, 2008 9:53 pm

I saw one, I can't remember where. It was a simple 404 Error but the message was "Congratulations, you broke the internet you idiot."

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RE: Funny Web Error Messages That You've Seen?

Mon Jan 07, 2008 9:53 pm

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".

A year or so later, at a job interview, he was asked "Do you still use profanities as error messages?"

Small world methinks  Wink
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Mon Jan 07, 2008 9:59 pm



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  Smile
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RE: Funny Web Error Messages That You've Seen?

Mon Jan 07, 2008 10:11 pm



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.

It gets me everytime Smile



i was thinking the exact same thing
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RE: Funny Web Error Messages That You've Seen?

Mon Jan 07, 2008 10:52 pm

I recently had one telling me "This is error page!" I admit I did wonder whether the correct reply would have to be "Good to hear from you!"
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RE: Funny Web Error Messages That You've Seen?

Mon Jan 07, 2008 11:00 pm



Quoting Jafa39 (Reply 2):
Small world methinks

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RE: Funny Web Error Messages That You've Seen?

Mon Jan 07, 2008 11:29 pm



Quoting AF340 (Reply 5):
http://www.scintilla.utwente.nl/asdfhjkl

 spin   rotfl  That one was absolutely hilarious!!! I almost got tears from laughing so much! THANKS! I really needed a lift today!
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RE: Funny Web Error Messages That You've Seen?

Mon Jan 07, 2008 11:47 pm

"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...
 
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RE: Funny Web Error Messages That You've Seen?

Tue Jan 08, 2008 12:46 am

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"...
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RE: Funny Web Error Messages That You've Seen?

Tue Jan 08, 2008 1:00 am

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)

UNITED AIRLINES
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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RE: Funny Web Error Messages That You've Seen?

Tue Jan 08, 2008 9:42 am

http://www.b3ta.com/404

Contains some strong language!
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RE: Funny Web Error Messages That You've Seen?

Wed Jan 09, 2008 2:30 am

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