Generic WTF



  • These days it's pretty standard for email readers to hide pictures loaded from external websites, at least until you manually choose to view them. So you would think that companies sending out email newsletters would try to use some thoughtful descriptions of their pictures, because most recipients will see those descriptions.

    But right now the Sydney Morning Herald (at least their SMH Life and Style newsletter) makes it pretty obvious when they've thrown in some generic pictures as filler:

     SMH Life and Style newsletter



  • lmao, in my opinion, people don't use the word 'generic' enough.- 



  • that was not sarcastic, btw.- 



  • Good 🙂

    Aside sidebar WTF - one webmail service that I use was hiding pictures... it's own distributed ads included. With an explicit message a la "OWS has blocked images in this message from OWS to protect your privacy."



  • WTF to self: since when I write it's instead of its?! 😕



  • @ulzha said:

    Good 🙂

    Aside sidebar WTF - one webmail service that I use was hiding pictures... it's own distributed ads included. With an explicit message a la "OWS has blocked images in this message from OWS to protect your privacy."

     

    happens to me all the time with microsoft messages 😕

    ps: w00t, I'm being paid for browsing TDWTF! 



  • When I read the title of this thread, I thought it was going to be something along the lines of:

    "Some person did something really stupid when he / she / it should have known better" 



  • This isn't a WTF, this is a sign of intelligent life.


    Alt(ernative) text should describe what the image is, and this is a good example of it. You wouldn't want them to write "BOOBIES!!1!" when the image is a boring generic pregnant woman would you?



  • @ZippoLag said:

    happens to me all the time with microsoft messages 😕

    ps: w00t, I'm being paid for browsing TDWTF! 

    Authors of error messages will never win a Pullitzer, but at least they incite strong emotions among their readers.



  • @PhillS said:

    When I read the title of this thread, I thought it was going to be something along the lines of:

    "Some person did something really stupid when he / she / it should have known better" 

     

    That would be an excellent image caption for a news site to use in many cases...



  • @ZippoLag said:

    @ulzha said:

    Good 🙂

    Aside sidebar WTF - one webmail service that I use was hiding pictures... it's own distributed ads included. With an explicit message a la "OWS has blocked images in this message from OWS to protect your privacy."

     

    happens to me all the time with microsoft messages 😕

    On Hotmail I frequently have emails from MSN, Microsoft or the Live Team end up in my spam folder...



  • I can never get that to work. I keep getting the "microsoft team" messages in my inbox.

    If I wanted to hear the wonderful news about the new features they added, I'll just look at the other 50% of the screen that they have filled up with toolbars and advertising. I don't need an email too.



  • @Qwerty said:

    I can never get that to work. I keep getting the "microsoft team" messages in my inbox.

    If I wanted to hear the wonderful news about the new features they added, I'll just look at the other 50% of the screen that they have filled up with toolbars and advertising. I don't need an email too.

     

    What advertising? Oh... man, the joys of adblock


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