New here, have a stupid question

  • Okay, this seems really stupid, but where do the submissions come from?  I got as far as a specific person posts the article itself, but there will be a reference in there such as "George wrote..."  Did these bold people post their findings out here in the forum, and then some higher up pushes it to the front page?

  • On the front page there is a link called "Submit your WTF", in blue letters on a yellowish background. The link is at the top of the left sidebar, right below the header for the page. Click that and it takes you to a submission page, which is where WTFs come from.

  • @Welbog said:

    which is where WTFs come from
    No, this is where WTFs come from.

  • @bstorer said:

    @Welbog said:
    which is where WTFs come from
    No, this is where WTFs come from.
    Oh yeah, I totally remember getting that TCP/IP book next month.

  • @bstorer said:

    @Welbog said:
    which is where WTFs come from
    No, this is where WTFs come from.
    Oh, god... this almost makes those "Teach yourself X in 30 days..." books look intelligent.  Maybe they mean 24 hours worth of reading...?  What self-respecting publisher would put crap like this out?

  •  I'll just ask here, instead of creating a new thread if you don't mind:

    Is there some sort of limit on the number of characters a submission can have? Because I tried to send one and ended up with this (in red, on top of the submissions page):

    Failure sending mail. ---> System.Net.WebException: Unable to
    connect to the remote server --->
    System.Net.Sockets.SocketException: An operation on a socket could not
    be performed because the system lacked sufficient buffer space or
    because a queue was full at
    System.Net.Sockets.Socket.DoConnect(EndPoint endPointSnapshot,
    SocketAddress socketAddress) at
    System.Net.Sockets.Socket.InternalConnect(EndPoint remoteEP) at
    System.Net.ServicePoint.ConnectSocketInternal(Boolean connectFailure,
    Socket s4, Socket s6, Socket& socket, IPAddress& address,
    ConnectSocketState state, IAsyncResult asyncResult, Int32 timeout,
    Exception& exception) --- End of inner exception stack trace --- at
    System.Net.ServicePoint.GetConnection(PooledStream PooledStream, Object
    owner, Boolean async, IPAddress& address, Socket& abortSocket,
    Socket& abortSocket6, Int32 timeout) at
    System.Net.PooledStream.Activate(Object owningObject, Boolean async,
    Int32 timeout, GeneralAsyncDelegate asyncCallback) at
    System.Net.PooledStream.Activate(Object owningObject,
    GeneralAsyncDelegate asyncCallback) at
    System.Net.ConnectionPool.GetConnection(Object owningObject,
    GeneralAsyncDelegate asyncCallback, Int32 creationTimeout) at
    System.Net.Mail.SmtpConnection.GetConnection(String host, Int32 port)
    at System.Net.Mail.SmtpClient.Send(MailMessage message) --- End of
    inner exception stack trace --- at
    System.Net.Mail.SmtpClient.Send(MailMessage message) at
    Wtf.Common.EmailHelper.SendMail(MailMessage msg) in
    c:\BMTEMP\3_S9\SRC\Wtf.Common\EmailHelper.cs:line 48 at
    ASP.contact_aspx.SubmitButton_Click(Object sender, EventArgs e)

    I was thinking about the "system lacks sufficient buffer space" part? My submission is 3200 characters.

  • @Methuselah said:

    I'll just ask here, instead of creating a new thread if you don't mind:

    At the end of the error message, there is a message asking you to contact Alex by email if there is a problem. 

    I would recommend trying this.

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