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August 15th, 2003

talk about itchy trigger fingers @ 04:30 pm

Current Mood: amused amused

Don't ever trust an instant messenger to deliver your message. I just about started world war III with this message barrage. Here's the backgroudn then I'll post the very short convo, luckily I fixed it before it got out of line.

Me and Jeff, web guy, have been getting along quite well. I've been offering suggestions on the web thing which is going smashingly. Yesterday he implemented this access level controller thing which means that basically administrators can view certain parts of the site rather than having to go to like four billion different locations to find what you wanted. So he sent this message to the list asking for feedback, no one has sent feedback. Here's our exchange.

Never give out your password or credit card number in an instant message conversation.

ner says:
man, absolutely no one's commented on our changes
Jeff and UltraHost.US provides customer care extraordinaire! says:
Our changes? I'm sure this isn't going to come out the way I mean it, but I feel a little bit slighted when you phrase things that way since I made the changes. I've put a lot of work in this project so far and I'd like to be recognized for it. I feel slightly resentful when you attempt to take credit in that way.
Jeff and UltraHost.US provides customer care extraordinaire! says:
Again, I'm not really upset, but I think you should be aware of how your phrasing comes across.
ner says:
I didn't mean it that way man, I wrote our and missed the y, a typo
ner says:
your
Jeff and UltraHost.US provides customer care extraordinaire! says:
I realize you've praised me on the list and I do appreciate that, so don't take this offensively. It just hit me sort of wrong.
ner says:
typo man
Jeff and UltraHost.US provides customer care extraordinaire! says:
Heheh, ok. Sorry about that. things like that can happen and as we've discussed, messaging like this is prone to misunderstandings. Again, sorry for misunderstanding you on this one.
ner says:
no prob man, here's the deal man. I have a wireless keyboard. Thanks for pointing it out to me but it starts dropping letters when the batteries get low
ner says:
guess I should go and find some AA's?

hahahahaha. Amusing stuff. All that madness from one letter typo. Very funny how these messages get translated and interpreted wrongly when you send them. If only we, as internet users, could talk voice more of the time, misunderstandings can just be magnified like ten billion percent on msn or by text. HOw funny. I can't imagine how many of these mistnderstandings could happen when using SMS or Text Messenging on the cel phone :).
The moral of the story:
Don't piss off Jeff.
Make sure your batteries are fully cahrged in all situations.
and again:
Don't piss off Jeff :). Enough said, have fun out there.
 
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From:sunnyblue
Date:August 15th, 2003 03:26 pm (UTC)
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That guy sounds like a real gem. Anyone ever heard of narcissism?
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From:djner
Date:August 15th, 2003 06:18 pm (UTC)
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I think he is insecure with himself or his self image or something
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From:sunnyblue
Date:August 16th, 2003 12:06 am (UTC)
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I'll say.
From:toonhead
Date:August 18th, 2003 10:11 am (UTC)
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Hey, it's Jeff. He's the web guy and sometimes he's under pressure about something going wrong or you caught him at the wrong moment. Hey if he can put up with the freaks on the pc-audio and blind tech lists, he has more patience than I do. Some of those people...ooof. Don't even get me started. Being a list owner is a thankless job and people just think it all magically just sorta happens. But anyways, it is amazing how one little letter got that response. sheeeesh! grin
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From:djner
Date:August 18th, 2003 10:16 am (UTC)
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Yeah man, he has what I call Jeff Moments. I just kinda put up with it and move on. Yeah the stupidest people I think are on the jfwlist, stupid idiots sme of them.

Ner
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From:rangoon
Date:August 19th, 2003 12:44 am (UTC)
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I can understand why Jeff would want credit if he did the brunt of the work. And just think how much battery power you could save by leaving out the word "man." (grin)
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From:djner
Date:August 19th, 2003 10:17 am (UTC)
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I say man to everyone man, so get over it :).

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