The Data Base Hates Me
You have just finished writing an article. More specifically, it is the masterpiece that TV Tropes has been waiting for. When you suggested the idea in YKTTW, the number of replies was astonishing. Seriously, this article would move any troper to tears it's so good. But, being the savvy troper that you are, you know better than to just go submitting it without a care in the world. You smite the Data Vampires, because right as it is about to send, you press the refresh button with lightning fast reflexes. Or so you think. Right as you have hit that refresh key, you see the following message: "The database hates you right now. The entry might exist or it might not exist. We would clear this mystery up for you, if we could get to the database. We tried to look it up, but the database puked up an error." What happened? Surely this can't be right! After all, you took every step to stop the Data Vampires in their tracks! Well, unfortunately for you, you have not met the Data Vampires. You have met the database. And it hates you. We're sure you're a very nice person but the database doesn't think so. Never mind the
more probable impossible answer that TV Tropes is glitching, because TV Tropes is perfect and does not malfunction. You can't get to this page because You Suck. It's that simple.
But to avoid this sort of thing, write your article in Notepad or TextEdit before sending, or at least copy and paste your hard work before pressing 'save'. (If you use Firefox check out the Lazarus add-on, it does it for you.)
There, I finished that article on The Database Hates Me. Good thing, too, because at least three pages link to it. What? What do you mean it puked up an error? What? I have to type it ALL AGAIN? NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
See also TV Tropes Wiki Hates Me.