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Mon, Feb. 9th, 2004, 10:29 am

Top 23 responses from developers to a bug report:

23. "Who did you login as ?"
22. "It's a feature"
21. "It's WAD (Working As Designed)"
20. "That's weird..."
19. "It's never done that before."
18. "It worked yesterday."
17. "How is that possible?"
16. "It must be a hardware problem."
15. "What did you type in wrong to get it to crash?"
14. "There is something funky in your data."
13. "I haven't touched that module in weeks!"
12. "You must have the wrong version."
11. "It's just some unlucky coincidence."
10. "I can't test everything!"
9. "THIS can't be the source of THAT."
8. "It works, but it's not been tested."
7. "Somebody must have changed my code."
6. "Did you check for a virus on your system?"
5. "Even though it doesn't work, how does it feel?"
4. "You can't use that version on your system."
3. "Why do you want to do it that way?"
2. "Where were you when the program blew up?"
1. "I thought I fixed that."

Number 6 (the virus one) is the only one I've not had used on me.

Mon, Feb. 9th, 2004 03:37 am (UTC)

It misses out my favourite one, though!

"If our users are stupid enought to do that, then they deserve whatever happens to them"

Mon, Feb. 9th, 2004 03:57 am (UTC)
mr_wombat: Re:

Ooh, yeah, heard that one too. When reason fails I always just go with the "Well, I warned you about the issue, it's logged, I won't even pretend to care what happens to it now, I'm not the one it'll haunt".

Mon, Feb. 9th, 2004 06:02 am (UTC)
etherealfionna: Re:

It's that or an ulcer.

Mon, Feb. 9th, 2004 07:17 am (UTC)

Yeah, I know I know what's going on there...I'll need to check some stuff.

Ah, that's 'cos of your Windows/DirectX/JVM etc.

What else is running on your machine?

Oh, that's SOMEBODY_ELSE's problem...