MySpace’s Cranky Error Message

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MySpace might or might not be able to hold onto its lead in the social networking world.  But one thing’s for sure: it really needs to find someone other than Tom to write its error messages.

“The function that you are currently trying to use is disabled and will be back shortly,” states one message, which Laughing Squid encountered while trying to sign in.  “We are making some minor changes to this section so please bear with us until we can get it back online.  Please do NOT email me about this.  Just wait it out.”  And sure enough, Tom’s name is signed (and/or typed) to it.

 MySpace's Cranky Error Message

I know, I know – there are important developments taking place involving stem cells, sabotage, and the Middle East, and we’re talking about an error message on a social networking site.  It’s just that kind of week, though – a story about Facebook’s use of the word “is” made the rounds yesterday.

Also, MySpace really isn’t going to win any fans with this sort of thing; while it’s funny (MG Siegler, to whom I owe a hat tip, calls it “just hilarious”), the humor is obviously unintentional. 

Ah, well.  Maybe Tom – or whoever wrote the message on his behalf – will have a good Thanksgiving and return in a better mood.

MySpace’s Cranky Error Message
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  • http://www.parislemon.com MG Siegler

    Yes, Tom might want to relinquish those duties to the customer service department in the future…

    And yes, it has been that kind of week.

    Happy Thanksgiving.


    • Doug Caverly

      Thanks.  Hope you have a nice one, too.

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