Not sure if it's WTF-worthy



  • Hi all,

    I'm a long time lurker,first time poster, and I'm thinking of submitting a WTF, but I'm not sure its WTF-worthy, giventhe reaction to a lot of recent posts.

    There's no real code WTF, just a CRM system thatis truly, laughably bad. Would people be interested in it?



  • TRWTF is asking if something is a WTF but not telling us what that thing is.



  •  True, I didnt want to give too much away though!

    Basically, it's a story of gross incompetence, non-existant security (and a tick box to actually reduce data security), database queries being done by export to Excel, data passed in URLs, a pathological aversion to QA and testing, and carpets. Oh, and swapping the IP address of the live and test environments and not telling anyone - they did that too.

    Not too much code, sadly, they are very protective of that.



  • Post the WTF. Don't worryabout whether it's a WTF or not, it could be the worst, most-convoluted command-line utility to simply print the current date requiring 150,000 lines of code in 12 different languages, 4 different SQL engines, multiple not-quite-XML config files, slowdown and speedup loops, 5 different servers running 5 different OS's in 5 different time zones, and every version of Excel ever produced and someone here on TDWTF would still try to argue that it might not be a WTF.

    TRWTF is all the spam in the sidebar.



  • @Dhamp said:

    just a CRM system thatis truly, laughably bad

    Surely this is a tautology?



  • @mott555 said:

    TRWTF is all the spam in the sidebar.
     

     I know the mods are doing their best job on that, but it would be nice to be able to hack together SOMETHING.  Can we even just rename the signup page, since the bots are obviously programmed to hit it?

    It's just that the front page shows the "top posts on Sidebar" widget-- which is perpetually filled with spam titles. =(



  • @Lorne Kates said:

    @mott555 said:

    TRWTF is all the spam in the sidebar.
     

     I know the mods are doing their best job on that, but it would be nice to be able to hack together SOMETHING.  Can we even just rename the signup page, since the bots are obviously programmed to hit it?

    It's just that the front page shows the "top posts on Sidebar" widget-- which is perpetually filled with spam titles. =(

    Mods: can we please do this:

    PLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEASE



  • I have a comment I'd like to make, would anyone like to hear it?



  • @aapis said:

    I have a comment I'd like to make, would anyone like to hear it?
    I have a reply I'd like to make, if anybody would like to hear my reply AND your comment.



  • @mott555 said:

    TRWTF is all the spam in the sidebar.
     

    With ilegible text and no links!

    WTF do the spamers think they are getting out of this?



  • @Mcoder said:

    WTF do the spamers think they are getting out of this?

    You give them too much credit.



  • @Mcoder said:

    @mott555 said:

    TRWTF is all the spam in the sidebar.

    With ilegible text and no links!

    WTF do the spamers think they are getting out of this?

    Are we to the point that TDWTF is the top hit on web searches for stolen credit card numbers and fake passports?

     



  • @Dhamp said:

    There's no real code WTF, just a CRM system thatis truly, laughably bad. Would people be interested in it?

    The sidebar isn't just for IT related WTFs, let alone code specific stuff. Your thumbnail sounds WTF worthy. The worst case is that anonymous people on the internet insult you. Around here, this is also the best case, and threads rarely stay on topic for any length of time.



  • @boomzilla said:

    @Dhamp said:
    There's no real code WTF, just a CRM system thatis truly, laughably bad. Would people be interested in it?

    The sidebar isn't just for IT related WTFs, let alone code specific stuff. Your thumbnail sounds WTF worthy. The worst case is that anonymous people on the internet insult you. Around here, this is also the best case, and threads rarely stay on topic for any length of time.

    I hereby decree that the next three posts will be about US politics.



  • @Ben L said:

    I hereby decree that the next three posts will be about US politics.
     

    The Fugitive Slave Law or Fugitive Slave Act was passed by the United States Congress on September 18, 1850, as part of the Compromise of 1850 between Southern slave-holding interests and Northern Free-Soilers. This was one of the most controversial acts of the 1850 compromise and heightened Northern fears of a "slave power conspiracy". It declared that all runaway slaves were, upon capture, to be returned to their masters. Abolitionists nicknamed it the "Bloodhound Law" for the dogs that were used to track down runaway slaves.



  • @Dhamp said:

    Basically, it's a story of gross incompetence, non-existant security (and a tick box to actually reduce data security), database queries being done by export to Excel, data passed in URLs, a pathological aversion to QA and testing, and carpets. Oh, and swapping the IP address of the live and test environments and not telling anyone - they did that too.
    Quit giving leg and pulling it back.  If people around here like your wares, you'll know it.  If they don't, you'll know that too.



  • @Ben L. said:

    I hereby decree that the next three posts will be about US politics.
    Teacher: Who can tell me something they know about the United States?

    Student:  We the people, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, ensure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare and secure the blessings of liberty, to ourselves and our posterity do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America!

    Teacher:  Excellent!  And where does that come from?

    Student:  Schoolhouse Rock!



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    @dhromed said:

    New Zealand is currently debating whether cops should have guns.
    I'm sorry, but that's NZ politics. Weirdly, they're still considered to be separate. Fortunately there were three posts above it that fulfilled the requirement so we're OK anyway.



  • @Dhamp said:

    Hi all,

    I'm a long time lurker,first time poster, and I'm thinking of submitting a WTF, but I'm not sure its WTF-worthy, giventhe reaction to a lot of recent posts.

    There's no real code WTF, just a CRM system thatis truly, laughably bad. Would people be interested in it?
     

    Just submit it, man. Don't worry about all those a**holes that keep complaining about the quality of the stories. Ignore them, as most of them are trolling anyway. You'll see these types at all kind of forums/communities.



  • @Dhamp said:

    Hi all,

    I'm a long time lurker,first time poster, and I'm thinking of submitting a WTF, but I'm not sure its WTF-worthy, giventhe reaction to a lot of recent posts.

    There's no real code WTF, just a CRM system thatis truly, laughably bad. Would people be interested in it?

    Hi All, I drew a picture and I'm wondering if it's good enough to post. It has some lines and several colours. Would people be interested?



  • @Soviut said:

    Hi All, I drew a picture and I'm wondering if it's good enough to post. It has some lines and several colours. Would people be interested?

    Possibly. But if it has a bread-like face or noodly arms...we already got one.



  • @Dhamp said:

    Hi all,

    I'm a long time lurker,first time poster, and I'm thinking of submitting a WTF, but I'm not sure its WTF-worthy, giventhe reaction to a lot of recent posts.

    There's no real code WTF, just a CRM system thatis truly, laughably bad. Would people be interested in it?

     

    No.

     



  • @mott555 said:

    @aapis said:

    I have a comment I'd like to make, would anyone like to hear it?
    I have a reply I'd like to make, if anybody would like to hear my reply AND your comment.

    Not so fast.



  • @derari said:

    Filed under: no one here is interested in anything but themselves
    Not true. I am very interested in ridiculing others.

     



  • @boomzilla said:

    The worst case is that anonymous people on the internet insult you.
    Since blakeyrat has left the forum, the odds for that have dropped an estimated 300%.



  • @Anonymouse said:

    @boomzilla said:

    The worst case is that anonymous people on the internet insult you.
    Since blakeyrat has left the forum, the odds for that have dropped an estimated 300%.

    No way. We still have Ronald.



  • @mott555 said:

    @aapis said:

    I have a comment I'd like to make, would anyone like to hear it?
    I have a reply I'd like to make, if anybody would like to hear my reply AND your comment.

    I would like to requisition a form to request permission to submit a comment. Do I need my NIN for the permission request form?



  • @Shoreline said:

    @mott555 said:

    @aapis said:

    I have a comment I'd like to make, would anyone like to hear it?
    I have a reply I'd like to make, if anybody would like to hear my reply AND your comment.

    I would like to requisition a form to request permission to submit a comment. Do I need my NIN for the permission request form?

    The permission you are requesting requires Form NaN and you must submit NaN copies.

     



  • @El_Heffe said:

    @Shoreline said:

    @mott555 said:

    @aapis said:

    I have a comment I'd like to make, would anyone like to hear it?
    I have a reply I'd like to make, if anybody would like to hear my reply AND your comment.

    I would like to requisition a form to request permission to submit a comment. Do I need my NIN for the permission request form?

    The permission you are requesting requires Form NaN and you must submit NaN copies.

     That makes more sense than the previous (see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nine_Inch_Nails)



  • @TheCPUWizard said:

     That makes more sense than the previous (see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nine_Inch_Nails)

    In 1998 I was looking through my university's news server and found alt.fan.trent-reznor. Turned out to be a gay porn binaries group. Never went there again.



  • @Zemm said:

    @TheCPUWizard said:
     That makes more sense than the previous (see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nine_Inch_Nails)

    In 1998 I was looking through my university's news server and found alt.fan.trent-reznor. Turned out to be a gay porn binaries group. Never went there again.

    So, you're not a fan of his?


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    @El_Heffe said:

    @Zemm said:

    @TheCPUWizard said:
     That makes more sense than the previous (see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nine_Inch_Nails)

    In 1998 I was looking through my university's news server and found alt.fan.trent-reznor. Turned out to be a gay porn binaries group. Never went there again.

    So, you're not a fan of his?

    He leeched all the binaries down at once so he never had to come back.



  • @joe.edwards said:

    @El_Heffe said:
    @Zemm said:
    @TheCPUWizard said:
     That makes more sense than the previous (see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nine_Inch_Nails)

    In 1998 I was looking through my university's news server and found alt.fan.trent-reznor. Turned out to be a gay porn binaries group. Never went there again.

    So, you're not a fan of his?
    He leeched all the binaries down at once so he never had to come back.
    More likey, he realized that he already had all the binaries in that group and had no reason to go back there.

     



  •  @Anonymouse said:

    @boomzilla said:

    The worst case is that anonymous people on the internet insult you.
    Since blakeyrat has left the forum, the odds for that have dropped an estimated 300%.

     He genuinely left?  I figured it was sand-in-my-vagina bitch-fit #236234.

     



  • @Smitty said:

     @Anonymouse said:

    @boomzilla said:

    The worst case is that anonymous people on the internet insult you.
    Since blakeyrat has left the forum, the odds for that have dropped an estimated 300%.

     He genuinely left?  I figured it was sand-in-my-vagina bitch-fit #236234.

    People were checking his profile as it supposedly shows last visit date and has been updating so pretty sure that you figured correctly.



  • @locallunatic said:

    @Smitty said:
    @Anonymouse said:
    @boomzilla said:
    The worst case is that anonymous people on the internet insult you.
    Since blakeyrat has left the forum, the odds for that have dropped an estimated 300%.

    He genuinely left?  I figured it was sand-in-my-vagina bitch-fit #236234.

    People were checking his profile as it supposedly shows last visit date and has been updating so pretty sure that you figured correctly.


     



  • @Smitty said:

     @Anonymouse said:

    @boomzilla said:

    The worst case is that anonymous people on the internet insult you.
    Since blakeyrat has left the forum, the odds for that have dropped an estimated 300%.

     He genuinely left?  I figured it was sand-in-my-vagina bitch-fit #236234.

     

    Yes, it was, as you'll see if you check his profile, because he's doing something here, but he's been quiet. Almost...too quiet.



  • @boomzilla said:

    @Smitty said:

     @Anonymouse said:

    @boomzilla said:

    The worst case is that anonymous people on the internet insult you.
    Since blakeyrat has left the forum, the odds for that have dropped an estimated 300%.

     He genuinely left?  I figured it was sand-in-my-vagina bitch-fit #236234.

     

    Yes, it was, as you'll see if you check his profile, because he's doing something here, but he's been quiet. Almost...too quiet.

    I miss him. His ... personality quirks ... are entertaining.

     



  • @boomzilla said:

    @Smitty said:

     @Anonymouse said:

    @boomzilla said:

    The worst case is that anonymous people on the internet insult you.
    Since blakeyrat has left the forum, the odds for that have dropped an estimated 300%.

     He genuinely left?  I figured it was sand-in-my-vagina bitch-fit #236234.

     

    Yes, it was, as you'll see if you check his profile, because he's doing something here, but he's been quiet. Almost...too quiet.


    Maybe he's posting in the super-secret mods-only board?



  • @anonymous234 said:

    Maybe he's posting in the super-secret mods-only board?

    If a blakeyrant is posted in a forum, but no one admits to reading it, who got trolled?



  • @anonymous234 said:

    @boomzilla said:
    @Smitty said:

     @Anonymouse said:

    @boomzilla said:

    The worst case is that anonymous people on the internet insult you.
    Since blakeyrat has left the forum, the odds for that have dropped an estimated 300%.

     He genuinely left?  I figured it was sand-in-my-vagina bitch-fit #236234.

     

    Yes, it was, as you'll see if you check his profile, because he's doing something here, but he's been quiet. Almost...too quiet.


    Maybe he's posting in the super-secret mods-only board?

    If blakeyrat was a mod, I would panic.



  • @Ben L. said:

    If blakeyrat was a mod, I would panic.

    So he's not? Sorry, I just assume anyone with over 5,000 posts is one.



  • @anonymous234 said:

    @Ben L. said:
    If blakeyrat was a mod, I would panic.

    So he's not? Sorry, I just assume anyone with over 5,000 posts is one.
    <shudder>



  • @anonymous234 said:

    Sorry, I just assume anyone with over 5,000 posts is one.
     

    ...is this your first and only interweb forum?



  • @dhromed said:

    @anonymous234 said:

    Sorry, I just assume anyone with over 5,000 posts is one.
     

    ...is this your first and only interweb forum?


    Not exactly. Just that there seem to be a lot of mods here.



  • @anonymous234 said:

    @dhromed said:

    @anonymous234 said:

    Sorry, I just assume anyone with over 5,000 posts is one.
     

    ...is this your first and only interweb forum?


    Not exactly. Just that there seem to be a lot of moods here.
     

     


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    @El_Heffe said:

    @anonymous234 said:

    @dhromed said:

    @anonymous234 said:

    Sorry, I just assume anyone with over 5,000 posts is one.
     

    ...is this your first and only interweb forum?


    Not exactly. Just that there seem to be a lot of mooks here.
     

     



  • @joe.edwards said:

    @El_Heffe said:

    @anonymous234 said:

    @dhromed said:

    @anonymous234 said:

    Sorry, I just assume anyone with over 5,000 posts is one.
     

    ...is this your first and only interweb forum?


    Not exactly. Just that there seem to be a lot of moops here.
     

     

     

     



  • @joe.edwards said:

    @El_Heffe said:

    @anonymous234 said:

    @dhromed said:

    @anonymous234 said:

    Sorry, I just assume anyone with over 5,000 posts is one.
     

    ...is this your first and only interweb forum?


    Not exactly. Just that there seem to be a lot of morbs here.
     

     


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