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Denise ([staff profile] denise) wrote2009-05-07 06:02 am

more tales from the front

Two I forgot:

* The other day, I had to send out an email to someone whose payment bounced, letting them know why we'd had to revert their paid account. It wasn't until Mark called it to my attention that I noticed how I'd signed it:

Best,
Denise
Dramwidth Studios, LLC

You'd think that after over a year, I'd be able to spell my own damn site name.


* The other day, I answered a support request, all nice and normal. It wasn't until I went back to close it that I noticed how I'd signed it:

Best,
Dniese

You'd think that by age 32, I'd be able to spell my own damn name.

[ If you're having a problem with DW, please see this entry for information about how to report it instead of leaving me a comment or an inbox message. Thanks! ]
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[personal profile] dancesontrains 2009-05-07 10:16 am (UTC)(link)
If it's any comfort, my dad still occasionally misspells his name, and he's in his fifties. And I misspelled my (legal) name while signing into rl!gmail the other day. :D?
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[personal profile] sami 2009-05-07 02:25 pm (UTC)(link)
My father forgot his name once.

Was supposed to introduce himself, went blank, had to call someone over who knew him and ask.

Dad's name?

Hercules.

It's kind of memorable for most people, but apparently not him.
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[personal profile] telophase 2009-05-07 03:59 pm (UTC)(link)
I consistently forget the name of any roommate I have, and refer to them as "Whatsherface, my roommate."

What makes this sad is that I have lived with two different roommates with my name.
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[personal profile] syntheid 2009-05-07 04:11 pm (UTC)(link)
The other day, my roommate and I were at a store... and we were splitting a purchase over three transactions. She gave her phone number for one of them. Then by the next one, barely five minutes later, she flat out could not remember it, and I had to tell it to the clerk again for her.
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[personal profile] honeyelle 2009-05-07 10:34 am (UTC)(link)
Hey, it just means you're a real human! There's no one else doing this for you. Because anyone else wouldn't spell your name wrong. :D
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[personal profile] azurelunatic 2009-05-07 11:45 am (UTC)(link)
I had a rousing discussion with my friend, to whom the name-typo was made, about whether or not D was an android.
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[personal profile] beckyzoole 2009-05-07 06:19 pm (UTC)(link)
I still say it could be extremely clever programming!
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[personal profile] rainbow 2009-05-07 06:45 pm (UTC)(link)
icon love!!!!
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[personal profile] hubbit 2009-05-07 10:50 pm (UTC)(link)
I second the icon love. Brilliant.
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[personal profile] kyrielle 2009-05-09 03:50 am (UTC)(link)
*joins in the icon love*
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[personal profile] tyffi 2009-05-07 10:44 am (UTC)(link)
Hee, that happens to all of us. I misspelled my name once when filling out my student's ID and had to live with it for a whole se,ester until the uni finally gave in and let me get a new one. LOL!
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[personal profile] dianavilliers 2009-05-07 10:50 am (UTC)(link)
Dramwidth? Freudian slip, means you really need a scotch.
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[personal profile] jenrose 2009-05-08 03:21 am (UTC)(link)
Should it have been Dramawidth?
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[personal profile] hkellick 2009-05-07 12:00 pm (UTC)(link)
*snickers*

It could be worse.

You could have written up your response and hit delete instead of send! ;p
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[personal profile] raynedanser 2009-05-07 12:27 pm (UTC)(link)
* The other day, I answered a support request, all nice and normal. It wasn't until I went back to close it that I noticed how I'd signed it:

Best,
Dniese


Oh MAN, I do that one all the time (I'm also a Denise). Or sometimes I do Dnise and forget that first "e" completely. And um, I'm older than you and should definitely know better? ;-)
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[personal profile] athra 2009-05-07 12:38 pm (UTC)(link)
Don't worry, I misspell my name sometimes, too. And I have a super easy name (Ashley) so you'd think I could avoid that >.>
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[personal profile] the_shoshanna 2009-05-07 12:44 pm (UTC)(link)
Hey, I originally read the subject lines of both this post and the previous one as "tales from the fort." You'd think that at age 44 and with a career as an editor, I'd be able to read!
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[personal profile] vampwillow 2009-05-07 01:33 pm (UTC)(link)
"Dramwidth Studios, LLC"

Too much whisky, perhaps? ;-P
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[personal profile] baggyeyes 2009-05-07 01:45 pm (UTC)(link)
I've seen you type numerous lines in IRC without a single typo. I've made constant typos.

It just means you've been awake for several hours without any real rest.

I have no excuse.
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[personal profile] sami 2009-05-07 02:24 pm (UTC)(link)
BUT DENISE

MY ACCOUNT IS BROKEN UM I CAN'T MAKE COMMENTS OR LOG IN AND I CAN'T SEE YOUR POSTS

OR ANYONE ELSE'S

PLS FIX NOW AND BY NOW I MEAN TEN MINUTES AGO SERIOUSLY WHAT IS TAKING SO LONG I HAVE BEEN THINKING ABOUT THIS ALL DAY WHERE IS YOUR TELEPATHIC SUPPORT FORUM

I'M MOVING TO BLOGSPOT!!!!
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[personal profile] azurelunatic 2009-05-07 08:54 pm (UTC)(link)
<nagios>: HEY SAMI
<nagios>: HEY SAMI
<nagios>: HEY SAMI
<nagios>: YOUR COMMENT CAME THROUGH OK
<nagios>: JUST THOUGHT YOU SHOULD KNOW
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[personal profile] abyssinia 2009-05-07 02:28 pm (UTC)(link)
Should I be worried that just after you admit to an inability to spell your name I'm getting spam for a "personal discount" from a "Dr. Denyse"? :P
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[personal profile] purpleparadox 2009-05-07 02:45 pm (UTC)(link)
Haha, it just shows you're human, that's all. (And exhausted, prolly.)

I can't say it enough, though: I <3 Dreamwidth. All the way. And when the "gather entries from your LJ friends list" thing gets implemented, no more LJ for me.

(I keep saying that, but I am so irked at how LJ's been the past few years that I need to just stop logging in over there.)
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[personal profile] jeeps 2009-05-07 07:12 pm (UTC)(link)
oh, agreed. i still log in to keep up with folks who are still posting over there, but i've gotten so uncomfortable at lj that i just end up skimming through the entries rather quickly and then closing the window.
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[personal profile] mecca 2009-05-07 03:36 pm (UTC)(link)
I tend to misspell my own name sometimes as well. It's all those darn c's, I just get carried away. I end up spelling it 'Meccca' instead of Mecca.
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[personal profile] jenrose 2009-05-08 03:23 am (UTC)(link)
Oh, me too!

Jennnnifer
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[personal profile] minxy 2009-05-07 03:49 pm (UTC)(link)
Hrm, you aren't stressed out about anything, are you? <-my keen powers of observation at work there, did you see that?
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[personal profile] sara 2009-05-07 03:59 pm (UTC)(link)
Heck, I'd think that by 32, you'd have learned to set up a .sig file.

*runs away before someone biffs her*
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[personal profile] azurelunatic 2009-05-07 08:57 pm (UTC)(link)
Heh. Heh. Heh. Let me introduce you to the Support system, which seems to have been banged together very quickly in, like, 2001 by [livejournal.com profile] brad so that he would not have to be bombarded with emails which he had to answer personally.

http://www.dreamwidth.com/support/help.bml is friendly, it doesn't bite! much. at first. Honest!
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[personal profile] sara 2009-05-07 09:09 pm (UTC)(link)
*snerk* Sadly, my response to most of those would be, OMG LEARN TO SCREENCAP PLS.
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[personal profile] fannyanns 2009-05-07 05:40 pm (UTC)(link)
it sounds like you need some rest, Dniese.

take good care of yourself!
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[personal profile] ultranos 2009-05-07 05:43 pm (UTC)(link)
Well, at least you don't have the problem of writing down your username instead of your actual legal name on forms.
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[personal profile] ardaniel 2009-05-08 01:45 am (UTC)(link)
An old coworker of mine can legally do that, thanks to some favor he did the Feds years back.
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[personal profile] carrie 2009-05-07 07:30 pm (UTC)(link)
I am still, after all these years, catching myself typing "LiveJournal Support Prevention Team".
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[personal profile] niqaeli 2009-05-07 11:17 pm (UTC)(link)
Support Prevention, huh? That's... an interesting team to have! *is envisioning a commando team dropping in on support volunteers and destroying their computers or at least their input peripherals to prevent them from submitting answers*

My brain is a strange and silly place.
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[personal profile] hop 2009-05-07 07:55 pm (UTC)(link)
You'd think by the age of 31 I'd have learned how to chew without biting myself, but the sore spot on the inside of my lip says otherwise.

Also, when asked my age, I sometimes spout a random number bearing very little resemblance to the actual number of years I've lived.

Oh, the humanity.
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[personal profile] ai 2009-05-07 09:36 pm (UTC)(link)
Curse those tricky e's!
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[personal profile] hubbit 2009-05-07 09:51 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm going to start calling it 'Dramwidth' now. Because all of us, at one point or another, could seriously use a drink. :)

[personal profile] heartquake 2009-05-08 05:53 am (UTC)(link)
lol, you need more sleep?
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[personal profile] red_trillium 2009-05-08 07:00 am (UTC)(link)
I've managed to mis-spell my last name (7 letters) a few times. Not so bad, embarassing (I'm 7 years older than you). But I'm one letter off from a famous poet's name and didn't realise until about 2 weeks ago the darned auto-correct at work has been kindly changing my surname for me.

D:

I don't know how long it's been doing it and realise I probably look like the biggest idiot to all the lawyers I've had to send instructions to.

Sigh.

animeshon: (_laugh (simba))

[personal profile] animeshon 2009-05-10 04:49 am (UTC)(link)
Whoops!