Monday, September 19, 2016

MSFT Error Codes!

Message sent to Microsoft in response to an error message about attempting to find out what an error message in Event View means (using the dysfunctional "Event Log Online Help" link):

Nobody ever reads or at least acts on these things. Simplest of errors encountered literally millions of times every single day attempting to look up error information. To add a little additional extra pain you require the user to log into an obscure account to get a message saying:

We're sorry, but the page you requested could not be found.

It's because of user-hostile nonsense like this that I, my family, friends and co-workers have essentially left Microsoft in favor of iOSx or Linux. Good luck getting us back with this ongoing pointless irritation -- for something that a few developers could fix with a bit of scripting. OMFG!!!

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If MS wanted to fix this, they could probably do it in a week or so using a few students searching source code with simple scripts and an update to their website. In a pinch they could even do it if they have actually *lost* the source code for heaven's sake.

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