History YMMV / NotAlwaysRight

6th Jul '17 3:29:18 AM DarkWorld
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** The wife in [[http://notalwaysright.com/a-lack-of-branding-understanding-part-2/40283 this story]] is probably from a part of the US where "Coke" [[BrandNameTakeover actually is used to refer to soda in general]], making her dismay over actually being given Coca-Cola a case of culture shock rather than stupidity. That said, simply asking for soda, without clarifying exactly which kind you want, then being dismayed when you don't get the right kind, is still not a very bright thing to do, no matter what term you use for "soda".

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** The wife in [[http://notalwaysright.com/a-lack-of-branding-understanding-part-2/40283 [[https://notalwaysright.com/a-lack-of-branding-understanding-part-2/80756/ this story]] is probably from a part of the US where "Coke" [[BrandNameTakeover actually is used to refer to soda in general]], making her dismay over actually being given Coca-Cola a case of culture shock rather than stupidity. That said, simply asking for soda, without clarifying exactly which kind you want, then being dismayed when you don't get the right kind, is still not a very bright thing to do, no matter what term you use for "soda".



** [[http://notalwaysright.com/a-little-nuts-about-the-naming/49148 This woman]] repeatedly asks for peanuts, but what she really wants is cashews. But she calls them peanuts. Is she just being stubborn, or does she think peanuts and cashews are the same thing with different names?
** [[https://notalwaysright.com/nil-by-brain/53883 One person who needed to fast before some tests at the hospital]] answered "No" repeatedly when asked multiple times if he'd eaten or drank anything, including medicine. Then he finally says at the end he drank milk to take his medicine, then ate a plate of eggs. Did he really, or was he being sarcastic because he got annoyed with being asked the same thing over and over again?
** [[https://notalwaysright.com/wouldnt-want-shoes-2/51699 The mother in this story.]] Was she an overprotective mother trying to teach her son about "stranger danger", or was she just at the end of her rope after listening to her kid's non-stop talking?

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** [[http://notalwaysright.com/a-little-nuts-about-the-naming/49148 [[https://notalwaysright.com/a-little-nuts-about-the-naming/83734/ This woman]] repeatedly asks for peanuts, but what she really wants is cashews. But she calls them peanuts. Is she just being stubborn, or does she think peanuts and cashews are the same thing with different names?
** [[https://notalwaysright.com/nil-by-brain/53883 com/nil-by-brain/84698/ One person who needed to fast before some tests at the hospital]] answered "No" repeatedly when asked multiple times if he'd eaten or drank anything, including medicine. Then he finally says at the end he drank milk to take his medicine, then ate a plate of eggs. Did he really, or was he being sarcastic because he got annoyed with being asked the same thing over and over again?
** [[https://notalwaysright.com/wouldnt-want-shoes-2/51699 com/wouldnt-want-to-be-in-their-shoes-2/84215/ The mother in this story.]] Was she an overprotective mother trying to teach her son about "stranger danger", or was she just at the end of her rope after listening to her kid's non-stop talking?
30th May '17 8:04:05 AM mousegold
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* ArchiveBinge: Combined with a mild case of BileFascination, this site can occupy you for ''days''. But if you want to pick up where you left off in the archive, read it by month. The /page [=URLs=] aren't stable because the site presents newest posts first. [[UpToEleven And then there's the spin-off sites...]][[labelnote: To be specific...]]Each page of the website holds 5 stories. [=NAR=] alone as of writing this has 3,772 pages, making it 18,860 stories of varying length. The entire website? ''10,197 pages'', or ''50 thousand stories''.

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* ArchiveBinge: Combined with a mild case of BileFascination, this site can occupy you for ''days''. But if you want to pick up where you left off in the archive, read it by month. The /page [=URLs=] aren't stable because the site presents newest posts first. [[UpToEleven And then there's the spin-off sites...]][[labelnote: To be specific...]]Each page of the website holds 5 stories. [=NAR=] alone as of writing this has 3,772 pages, making it 18,860 stories of varying length. The entire website? ''10,197 pages'', or ''50 thousand stories''.[[/labelnote]]
30th May '17 8:03:50 AM mousegold
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* ArchiveBinge: Combined with a mild case of BileFascination, this site can occupy you for ''days''. But if you want to pick up where you left off in the archive, read it by month. The /page [=URLs=] aren't stable because the site presents newest posts first. [[UpToEleven And then there's the spin-off sites...]]

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* ArchiveBinge: Combined with a mild case of BileFascination, this site can occupy you for ''days''. But if you want to pick up where you left off in the archive, read it by month. The /page [=URLs=] aren't stable because the site presents newest posts first. [[UpToEleven And then there's the spin-off sites...]]]][[labelnote: To be specific...]]Each page of the website holds 5 stories. [=NAR=] alone as of writing this has 3,772 pages, making it 18,860 stories of varying length. The entire website? ''10,197 pages'', or ''50 thousand stories''.
24th May '17 7:35:48 PM LadyNorbert
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* DisproportionateRetribution: [[https://notalwaysright.com/cooking-up-some-trouble/54575 These employees.]] Yes, the lady was obnoxious, but was it really necessary to withhold her car keys as revenge?


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* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: This is the reaction many commenters have to some of the changes made to the sites over the years, such as allowing prose stories (instead of the previous insistence that stories be presented in script format) and the posting of videos, some of which don't seem to have much to do with the site's premise at all.
5th Apr '17 5:08:01 PM Yuihime
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** Seen a bunch of unruly-looking men harassing a scared girl? [[https://notalwayshopeless.com/put-back-place/44572 Start a flash-mob to "We Will Rock You"]] to recruit enough bystanders to chase them off.

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** Seen a bunch of unruly-looking men harassing a scared girl? [[https://notalwayshopeless.com/put-back-place/44572 Start a flash-mob to "We Will Rock You"]] to recruit enough bystanders to chase them off.flash-mob]].
5th Apr '17 4:36:38 PM Yuihime
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** Seen a bunch of unruly-looking men accosting a scared girl? [[https://notalwayshopeless.com/put-back-place/44572 Start a flash-mob to "We Will Rock You"]] and chase them off with your new posse and ThePowerOfRock.

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** Seen a bunch of unruly-looking men accosting harassing a scared girl? [[https://notalwayshopeless.com/put-back-place/44572 Start a flash-mob to "We Will Rock You"]] and to recruit enough bystanders to chase them off with your new posse and ThePowerOfRock.off.
5th Apr '17 4:29:32 PM Yuihime
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** Seen a bunch of unruly-looking men accosting a scared girl? [[https://notalwayshopeless.com/put-back-place/44572 Start a flash-mob to "We Will Rock You"]] and chase them off with your new posse and ThePowerOfRock.
2nd Feb '17 8:56:20 PM Kadorhal
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** [[http://notalwaysright.com/fighting-crazy-with-crazy-part-2/1749 For example,]] a customer at a dog grooming salon enters with one blind cat, one shaved, and one dressed like a clown, believing that the salon is a military school where they can leave the cats for one year, refusing to take them to the kennel since it supposedly contains penguins and bacteria. The manager responds by offering some sea ice from the e. coli farm.

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** [[http://notalwaysright.com/fighting-crazy-with-crazy-part-2/1749 For example,]] a customer at a dog grooming salon enters with one blind cat, one shaved, and one dressed like a clown, believing that the salon is a military school where they can leave the cats for one year, refusing to take them to the kennel since it supposedly contains penguins and bacteria. The manager responds by offering some sea ice from the e. coli farm.farm, which [[RantInducingSlight for some bizarre reason absolutely infuriates the customer]].



* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: A lot of people are turned off by the websites because of the sheer amount of stories about ignorance and cruelty. This could be why the latest site(as of March 2016) is "Not Always Hopeless" which focuses on more cheerful, heartwarming stories. And even that [[DownplayedTrope isn't completely immune to this]] because a lot of stories, even if they all have heartwarming endings, have depressing beginnings involving jerks that wouldn't be out of place on the other sister sites.

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* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: A lot of people are turned off by the websites because of the sheer amount of stories about ignorance and cruelty. This could be why the latest site(as of March 2016) 2016 addition to the collective is "Not Always Hopeless" Hopeless", which focuses on more cheerful, heartwarming stories. And even that [[DownplayedTrope isn't completely immune to this]] because a lot of stories, even if they all have heartwarming endings, have depressing beginnings involving jerks that wouldn't be out of place on the other sister sites.
2nd Feb '17 4:05:08 AM Kadorhal
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** [[http://notalwaysright.com/upgrading-faster-than-a-fox-in-a-fire/8067 This one.]] When this was posted, the latest version of Firefox was at most 4, and major releases were very rare. Since then, they have started being released much faster; about five years after the story's posting, the version number had jumped up by ''thirty'' digits. And no, we don't have hover-cars yet.

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** When [[http://notalwaysright.com/upgrading-faster-than-a-fox-in-a-fire/8067 This one.]] When this story]] was posted, the latest version of Firefox was at most 4, and major releases were very rare. rare - at the rate they came out back then, being at version 12 as the customer claimed would have meant they were calling the present from around the mid-2030s at the earliest. Since then, they have started being released much faster; about five years after the story's posting, the faster, with Firefox's version number had jumped up by ''thirty'' digits.surpassing ''50'' as of November 2016. And no, we don't have hover-cars yet.
1st Feb '17 8:21:48 PM Kadorhal
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** The wife in [[http://notalwaysright.com/a-lack-of-branding-understanding-part-2/40283 this story]] is probably from a part of the US where "Coke" actually is used to refer to soda in general, making her dismay over actually being given Coca-Cola a case of culture shock rather than stupidity[[note]]That said, simply asking for soda then being dismayed when the wrong kind of soda is brought out is still not a very bright thing to do, no matter what term you use for "soda"[[/note]].

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** The wife in [[http://notalwaysright.com/a-lack-of-branding-understanding-part-2/40283 this story]] is probably from a part of the US where "Coke" [[BrandNameTakeover actually is used to refer to soda in general, general]], making her dismay over actually being given Coca-Cola a case of culture shock rather than stupidity[[note]]That stupidity. That said, simply asking for soda soda, without clarifying exactly which kind you want, then being dismayed when you don't get the wrong kind of soda is brought out right kind, is still not a very bright thing to do, no matter what term you use for "soda"[[/note]]."soda".
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