Worse Than Failure Questionnaire WTF?



  • Please tell me this has unspoken <sarcasm> tags around it!

    Note: for faster survey processing, please print out this survey and mail to:
       WTF Survey Processing
       Department #4J-WTF
       44 Front St, Suite 200
       Berea, OH 44017

    If it was intentional it's funny, and if they're being serious it's even more funny...I laugh either way.



  • Should have said print it out, place on wooden table, photograph it, scan it, email the scanned copy in for faster processing.



  • Interesting.

    That wasn't there when I took it.

    All I got was a "For quality control purposes, please leave this question blank" 



  • @PSWorx said:

    All I got was a "For quality control purposes, please leave this question blank"


    I was tempted to select "file not found", but decided against it.

    Did any of you try to select "A well-reasoned, humorous, and insightful reply" as the answer for what you'd do if you were first in commenting?



  • @PSWorx said:

    Interesting.

    That wasn't there when I took it.

    All I got was a "For quality control purposes, please leave this question blank" 

     It's the very last thing on the survey, under the "Submit" button.



  • @AbbydonKrafts said:

    Did any of you try to select "A well-reasoned, humorous, and insightful reply" as the answer for what you'd do if you were first in commenting?

    Yeah, and then i disabled JS and actually selected it.  That's what you get for client side verification!



  • @AbbydonKrafts said:

    @PSWorx said:
    All I got was a "For quality control purposes, please leave this question blank"


    I was tempted to select "file not found", but decided against it.

    Did any of you try to select "A well-reasoned, humorous, and insightful reply" as the answer for what you'd do if you were first in commenting?

    Yes, first stage of not pron contest, get over that javascript popup to reach level 2 :)



  • @capnPedro said:

    Yeah, and then i disabled JS and actually selected it.  That's what you get for client side verification!


    +1 INT

    I didn't feel like hitting that menu option (Opera 9).



  • I wonder how many people chose "not blank". Here's one.



  • @capnPedro said:

    Yeah, and then i disabled JS and actually selected it.  That's what you get for client side verification!

    I did that too. I hope client-side verification only was intentional. 



  • @Strider said:

    Please tell me this has unspoken <sarcasm> tags around it!

    No, they actually think that it would be faster to mail it.

    Seriously, this is a humor site.  Do they really need to put a giant blinking-red "this is a joke" sign on everything before you get it?
     



  • @ince said:

    I wonder how many people chose "not blank". Here's one.

     I changed it to '; DROP TABLE users; --, but got an error when I tried to submit it :(
     



  • @AbbydonKrafts said:

    @PSWorx said:
    All I got was a "For quality control purposes, please leave this question blank"


    I was tempted to select "file not found", but decided against it.

    Did any of you try to select "A well-reasoned, humorous, and insightful reply" as the answer for what you'd do if you were first in commenting?

    I considered it, but in the end decided it would be untrue. 8=] But I selected a non-default blank in the QA question. I wonder if Alex will publish some statistics. And that statement about mail... It wasn't there, indeed.



  • I chose a random blank option for it. And yeah the questionnaire has a few in-jokes and references."Worst. Namechange. Ever" is a quote from a comment/forum post (forgot which). The "blank for quality control purposes" thing, and "file not found" we know, and "The Real WTF is" is probably the biggest cliche on the site. No doubt the mailing business is from a story too.



  • @KattMan said:

    Should have said print it out, place on wooden table, photograph it, scan it, email the scanned copy in for faster processing.

    1. Print it out
    2. Photo copy it (for security)
    3. place on desk
    4. take a picture
    5. photocopy the picture (to ensure scanner picks it up right)
    6. scan it in to your computer
    7. email the copy to yourself (for an extra record)
    8. print it
    9. put it in an envelope
    10. go to post office (for even greater accuracy)
    11. ship it
    12. remember you forgot to place a stamp
    13. repeat steps 1-10 but this time put a stamp on
    14. repeat step 11

     Just 14 easy steps...



  • @m0ffx said:

    "Worst. Namechange. Ever" is a quote from a comment/forum post (forgot which).

    Which in turn was a reference to a Simpsons episode in which Comic Book Guy is reviewing the previous night's Itchy and Scratchy episode.  What he said was "Worst. Episode. Ever" and the middle word has been changed out to refer to many other things,  like presidents.



  • @capnPedro said:

    @AbbydonKrafts said:

    Did any of you try to select "A well-reasoned, humorous, and insightful reply" as the answer for what you'd do if you were first in commenting?

    Yeah, and then i disabled JS and actually selected it.  That's what you get for client side verification!


     

    Chalk another one up on that list.  I just assumed it was to make us laugh ;)  It certainly made me laugh... 



  • @SpComb said:

    @ince said:

    I wonder how many people chose "not blank". Here's one.

     I changed it to '; DROP TABLE users; --, but got an error when I tried to submit it :(
     

    "Table or view does not exist"?

     



  • Here are a few more WTFs in the survey...

    1) The leave this blank question has the following choices:

    blank, blank, blank, blank, not blank <-- literally that, blank, blank, file not found, blank, blank 

    2) When you are asked what you will post as first reply if you choose "something inteligable" you get a popup "that is not an acceptable answer"

     


    either the survey is a joke in itself, the survey is meant to be funny, or the site creators just don't learn form their own articles :) 



  • @belgariontheking said:

    @m0ffx said:

    "Worst. Namechange. Ever" is a quote from a comment/forum post (forgot which).

    Which in turn was a reference to a Simpsons episode in which Comic Book Guy is reviewing the previous night's Itchy and Scratchy episode.  What he said was "Worst. Episode. Ever" and the middle word has been changed out to refer to many other things,  like presidents.

    If you were wondering, yes, you win the Geekiest Reply of the Century Award for that comment. And it's only 2007 - good show!


  • Discourse touched me in a no-no place

    Didn't we have a thread the other day about people replying to threads before reading all the replies given thus far?



  • @dlikhten said:


    either the survey is a joke in itself, the survey is meant to be funny, or the site creators just don't learn form their own articles :)


    I reckon they were quality control questions.

    Eg, anyone who left the 'please leave this blank' question with the first blank obviously is either a newcomer or has never read the site at all. (I answered 'file not found' as it seemed like the logically correct one).

    Alternatively the 'bugs' were added as a bit of humour. ;)



  • @PJH said:

    Didn't we have a thread the other day about people replying to threads before reading all the replies given thus far?
    Sure, but you didn't expect people to read it, did you?


  • Discourse touched me in a no-no place

    @random_garbage said:

    @PJH said:
    Didn't we have a thread the other day about people replying to threads before reading all the replies given thus far?
    Sure, but you didn't expect people to read it, did you?
    I can always hope...



  • @PJH said:

    Didn't we have a thread the other day about people replying to threads before reading all the replies given thus far?
    email me the codes plz



  • @Welbog said:

    @PJH said:
    Didn't we have a thread the other day about people replying to threads before reading all the replies given thus far?
    email me the codes plz

    I cnt email it without a mail address.  plz send your mail address to blegariontehking@<font size="-1">ninjapirate.com</font>



  • @Welbog said:

    email me the codes plz

    Given how often it appears, I nominate that quote to replace "all your bases are belong to us"



  • @pscs said:

    @dlikhten said:

    either the survey is a joke in itself, the survey is meant to be funny, or the site creators just don't learn form their own articles :)


    I reckon they were quality control questions.

    Eg, anyone who left the 'please leave this blank' question with the first blank obviously is either a newcomer or has never read the site at all. (I answered 'file not found' as it seemed like the logically correct one).

    Alternatively the 'bugs' were added as a bit of humour. ;)

     

    See... I am very anti-establishment so i decided to leave it as "not blank"... heh i just really wanted to know what would happen if i didnt leave it as blank. 



  • @clively said:

    @Welbog said:

    email me the codes plz

    Given how often it appears, I nominate that quote to replace "all your bases are belong to us"

    Only if the phrase is "Please email teh code to me" 



  • Has to be "codes", since that makes less sense.

    "Please email teh codes to me"



  • @Welbog said:

    Has to be "codes", since that makes less sense.

    "Please email teh codes to me"

     

    Nono, its referring to a specific post... 

    http://forums.worsethanfailure.com/forums/thread/138330.aspx

    Should be "plz email me teh codez"



  • @sootzoo said:

    @belgariontheking said:

    @m0ffx said:

    "Worst. Namechange. Ever" is a quote from a comment/forum post (forgot which).

    Which in turn was a reference to a Simpsons episode in which Comic Book Guy is reviewing the previous night's Itchy and Scratchy episode.  What he said was "Worst. Episode. Ever" and the middle word has been changed out to refer to many other things,  like presidents.

    If you were wondering, yes, you win the Geekiest Reply of the Century Award for that comment. And it's only 2007 - good show!

    They actually call me Wikipedia at work because of the way I know everything about the most random stuff, like how the salt used on roads is not your normal table salt.   



  • @belgariontheking said:

    @sootzoo said:
    @belgariontheking said:

    @m0ffx said:

    "Worst. Namechange. Ever" is a quote from a comment/forum post (forgot which).

    Which in turn was a reference to a Simpsons episode in which Comic Book Guy is reviewing the previous night's Itchy and Scratchy episode.  What he said was "Worst. Episode. Ever" and the middle word has been changed out to refer to many other things,  like presidents.

    If you were wondering, yes, you win the Geekiest Reply of the Century Award for that comment. And it's only 2007 - good show!

    They actually call me Wikipedia at work because of the way I know everything about the most random stuff, like how the salt used on roads is not your normal table salt.   

    Worst. Comeback. Ever!
     



  • @dlikhten said:

    Should be "plz email me teh codez"


    I also nominate this one, especially since the other one has too many correct spellings.

    In fact, I noticed that the ESLs tend to use AOL/tween/wannabe-hax0r/texting/whatever speak. Irritating as heck.



  • @belgariontheking said:

    @sootzoo said:
    @belgariontheking said:

    @m0ffx said:

    "Worst. Namechange. Ever" is a quote from a comment/forum post (forgot which).

    Which in turn was a reference to a Simpsons episode in which Comic Book Guy is reviewing the previous night's Itchy and Scratchy episode.  What he said was "Worst. Episode. Ever" and the middle word has been changed out to refer to many other things,  like presidents.

    If you were wondering, yes, you win the Geekiest Reply of the Century Award for that comment. And it's only 2007 - good show!

    They actually call me Wikipedia at work because of the way I know everything about the most random stuff, like how the salt used on roads is not your normal table salt.   

     

    Ummmm, yeah... It's friggin blue.  (At least the kind they used in West Virginia was) 



  • @belgariontheking said:

    @sootzoo said:
    @belgariontheking said:

    @m0ffx said:

    "Worst. Namechange. Ever" is a quote from a comment/forum post (forgot which).

    Which in turn was a reference to a Simpsons episode in which Comic Book Guy is reviewing the previous night's Itchy and Scratchy episode.  What he said was "Worst. Episode. Ever" and the middle word has been changed out to refer to many other things,  like presidents.

    If you were wondering, yes, you win the Geekiest Reply of the Century Award for that comment. And it's only 2007 - good show!

    They actually call me Wikipedia at work because of the way I know everything about the most random stuff, like how the salt used on roads is not your normal table salt.   

    Depends actually; sometimes it's regular sodium chloride, sometimes it's calcium chloride.  Both work, although the latter is somewhat more effective.

    Doesn't everybody know this kind of thing anyway?  Especially non-obscure Simpsons references.



  • @seaturnip said:

    @belgariontheking said:
    @sootzoo said:
    @belgariontheking said:

    @m0ffx said:

    "Worst. Namechange. Ever" is a quote from a comment/forum post (forgot which).

    Which in turn was a reference to a Simpsons episode in which Comic Book Guy is reviewing the previous night's Itchy and Scratchy episode.  What he said was "Worst. Episode. Ever" and the middle word has been changed out to refer to many other things,  like presidents.

    If you were wondering, yes, you win the Geekiest Reply of the Century Award for that comment. And it's only 2007 - good show!

    They actually call me Wikipedia at work because of the way I know everything about the most random stuff, like how the salt used on roads is not your normal table salt.   

    Depends actually; sometimes it's regular sodium chloride, sometimes it's calcium chloride.  Both work, although the latter is somewhat more effective.

    Doesn't everybody know this kind of thing anyway?  Especially non-obscure Simpsons references.

    I agree. If you don't know the "Worst. $Something. Ever." quote is from the Comic Book Guy, you might as well turn in your geek card at the door. 

     



  • @Heron said:

    @capnPedro said:

    @AbbydonKrafts said:

    Did any of you try to select "A well-reasoned, humorous, and insightful reply" as the answer for what you'd do if you were first in commenting?

    Yeah, and then i disabled JS and actually selected it.  That's what you get for client side verification!


     

    Chalk another one up on that list.  I just assumed it was to make us laugh ;)  It certainly made me laugh... 

    I happened to have firebug open for work I was taking a break from, so I just corrected the part that reset the value:P 



  • @seaturnip said:

    @belgariontheking said:
    @sootzoo said:
    @belgariontheking said:

    @m0ffx said:

    "Worst. Namechange. Ever" is a quote from a comment/forum post (forgot which).

    Which in turn was a reference to a Simpsons episode in which Comic Book Guy is reviewing the previous night's Itchy and Scratchy episode.  What he said was "Worst. Episode. Ever" and the middle word has been changed out to refer to many other things,  like presidents.

    If you were wondering, yes, you win the Geekiest Reply of the Century Award for that comment. And it's only 2007 - good show!

    They actually call me Wikipedia at work because of the way I know everything about the most random stuff, like how the salt used on roads is not your normal table salt.   

    Depends actually; sometimes it's regular sodium chloride, sometimes it's calcium chloride.  Both work, although the latter is somewhat more effective.

    Doesn't everybody know this kind of thing anyway?  Especially non-obscure Simpsons references.

    Very true.  The reason CaCl is more effective is because it makes three ions when dissolved in water, as opposed to two.  This gives it 150% of the FPD (freezing point depression) power of NaCl, which only creates two ions.   Seems silly to me to use NaCl for any reason other than price.  Knowing the chemical reason for using CaCl is what earned me the moniker.

    Also agreed.  I think the point wasn't that I knew it.  I think the point was the wikipedia-ish answer that I gave.  But you find posts like that all over this forum, so IDK.   



  • Yes, you earned bonus points for not only stating the "obvious" (relative to the geekiness of most of the membership here), but hyperlinking your sources. We here at Sootzoo really appreciate your going the extra mile, good sir.



  • @dlikhten said:

    @KattMan said:
    Should have said print it out, place on wooden table, photograph it, scan it, email the scanned copy in for faster processing.

    1. Print it out
    2. Photo copy it (for security)
    3. place on desk
    4. take a picture
    5. photocopy the picture (to ensure scanner picks it up right)
    6. scan it in to your computer
    7. email the copy to yourself (for an extra record)
    8. print it
    9. put it in an envelope
    10. go to post office (for even greater accuracy)
    11. ship it
    12. remember you forgot to place a stamp
    13. repeat steps 1-10 but this time put a stamp on
    14. repeat step 11

     Just 14 easy steps...

    At what point do you actually fill it out?


  • @belgariontheking said:

    Very true.  The reason CaCl is more effective is because it makes three ions when dissolved in water, as opposed to two.  This gives it 150% of the FPD (freezing point depression) power of NaCl, which only creates two ions.   Seems silly to me to use NaCl for any reason other than price.  Knowing the chemical reason for using CaCl is what earned me the moniker.

    Also agreed.  I think the point wasn't that I knew it.  I think the point was the wikipedia-ish answer that I gave.  But you find posts like that all over this forum, so IDK.   

    There are two reasons that CaCl2 is used in place of table salt, and neither of them is related to the number of ions produced:

    1) CaCl2 doesn't poison the soil. NaCl does.
    2) Dissolving CaCl2 is a highly exothermic reaction.



  • @olm said:

    @seaturnip said:
    @belgariontheking said:
    @sootzoo said:
    @belgariontheking said:

    @m0ffx said:

    "Worst. Namechange. Ever" is a quote from a comment/forum post (forgot which).

    Which in turn was a reference to a Simpsons episode in which Comic Book Guy is reviewing the previous night's Itchy and Scratchy episode.  What he said was "Worst. Episode. Ever" and the middle word has been changed out to refer to many other things,  like presidents.

    If you were wondering, yes, you win the Geekiest Reply of the Century Award for that comment. And it's only 2007 - good show!

    They actually call me Wikipedia at work because of the way I know everything about the most random stuff, like how the salt used on roads is not your normal table salt.   

    Depends actually; sometimes it's regular sodium chloride, sometimes it's calcium chloride.  Both work, although the latter is somewhat more effective.

    Doesn't everybody know this kind of thing anyway?  Especially non-obscure Simpsons references.

    I agree. If you don't know the "Worst. $Something. Ever." quote is from the Comic Book Guy, you might as well turn in your geek card at the door. 

     

    Good. I've turned half a dozen geek cards in, they keep coming back to me!


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