How'd I get here?



  • The first question in an FAQ.txt, inside a zip file:



    How do I unzip the file?



    Files on our server are zipped using pkzip.  If you have version

    204G or later you will be able to unzip any file, while previous

    versions may not unzip all files from our server.  You can

    obtain pkzip in the PC/Telnet/msdos/misc directory of our

    server.



    They probably just copied it from their webpage and left it there...



  • Similar to a .txt with installation instructions that only appears after you install it.



    "To get our phone number, you may call us."



  • I like it when they setup treasure chests with the key inside.



  • Something along the same lines that I've seen quite often is a subject in the help contents for the help button.

    You need to know how to use help to get help on the help button....



  • Funny... but the original post is no WTF at all. Normally, a FAQ file
    is designed so it doesn't matter where you got it from. Maybe it was on
    the project's website. Maybe it was posted on a newsgroup or
    FAQ-dedicated site. Or maybe it came with the program. It's still the
    same file, with all the generic questions still in. After all, what if
    you want to post it on a newsgroup?




  • @felix said:

    Funny... but the original post is no WTF at all. Normally, a FAQ file
    is designed so it doesn't matter where you got it from. Maybe it was on
    the project's website. Maybe it was posted on a newsgroup or
    FAQ-dedicated site. Or maybe it came with the program. It's still the
    same file, with all the generic questions still in. After all, what if
    you want to post it on a newsgroup?




    No. I'd say that a faq about how to unzip a file within the very file
    you're supposed to unzip is, in fact, a WTF. No cookie for you.



  • It seems I failed to make myself clear.


    1. The original FAQ file was probably on the website, or on some
      newsgroup, in which case the instructions for unpacking were justified.


    2. When a copy of the file was included in the package, nobody had time
      to remove the now irrelevant questions and answers. What's so strange
      about it?



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