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Author Topic: MS takes evil to new level; ruins birthday cake  (Read 5468 times)

nosh

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MS takes evil to new level; ruins birthday cake
« on: January 28, 2009, 12:30 PM »
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It turned out that she used Microsoft Outlook to send her email but Wegman’s email system failed to recognize the proprietary HTML tags of Outlook and hence this goof-up.

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Re: MS takes evil to new level; ruins birthday cake
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2009, 01:53 PM »
lol  :D ;D

I hope she received a refund or something like that.

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Re: MS takes evil to new level; ruins birthday cake
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2009, 03:06 PM »
What's proprietary about "<!--"? That's a standard HTML comment.

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Re: MS takes evil to new level; ruins birthday cake
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2009, 03:17 PM »
What's proprietary about "<!--"? That's a standard HTML comment.
Maybe this is hidden message that MS bought W3C secretely ;)

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Re: MS takes evil to new level; ruins birthday cake
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2009, 03:25 PM »
I think the cake is pretty cool the way it is.

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Re: MS takes evil to new level; ruins birthday cake
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2009, 03:49 PM »
Wegman’s email system failed to recognize the proprietary HTML tags of Outlook and hence this goof-up.

I don't like to quibble, but those are HBTY tags.


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Re: MS takes evil to new level; ruins birthday cake
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2009, 05:38 PM »
I think the cake is pretty cool the way it is.

Me too. :Thmbsup: :Thmbsup:

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Re: MS takes evil to new level; ruins birthday cake
« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2009, 09:06 PM »
What's proprietary about "<!--"? That's a standard HTML comment.
Indeed. I'm the first to bash Microsoft when they put proprietary shit in the wrong place, but I can't see a problem here...except with the recipient's email client (please don't be using Thunderbird <repeat>).

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Re: MS takes evil to new level; ruins birthday cake
« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2009, 09:16 PM »
Some of the comments are almost as amusing as the cake:

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Re: MS takes evil to new level; ruins birthday cake
« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2009, 03:20 AM »
HTML e-mails are simply evil ;)

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Re: MS takes evil to new level; ruins birthday cake
« Reply #10 on: January 29, 2009, 07:47 AM »
What's proprietary about "<!--"? That's a standard HTML comment.
Indeed. I'm the first to bash Microsoft when they put proprietary shit in the wrong place, but I can't see a problem here...except with the recipient's email client (please don't be using Thunderbird <repeat>).
And what would you use instead of ThunderBird?

I kinda like the cake the way it is ^__^
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