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* PasswordSlotMachine: Once had [[http://thedailywtf.com/Articles/Passwords!__Get_Your_Free_Passwords_Here!.aspx one example]] of a password system coded like this.


* '''[[HeroicBSOD CodeSOD]]/Code Snippet Of The Day''': The format of submission that started everything. It focuses on a piece of code that is {{egregious}}ly nonfunctional, unnecessarily obscure, implementing features that [[ReinventingTheWheel already come with the standard libraries]], making suboptimal checks, leaking resources like mad, or otherwise blatantly flawed. Bonus points when the submitter finds out that the code is referenced (or god forbid, ''copypasted'') across the entire application, or is the brainchild of some underqualified contractor or [[{{Nepotism}} the CEO's cousin]].

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* '''[[HeroicBSOD CodeSOD]]/Code Snippet Of The Day''': The format of submission that started everything. It focuses on a piece of code that is {{egregious}}ly JustForFun/{{egregious}}ly nonfunctional, unnecessarily obscure, implementing features that [[ReinventingTheWheel already come with the standard libraries]], making suboptimal checks, leaking resources like mad, or otherwise blatantly flawed. Bonus points when the submitter finds out that the code is referenced (or god forbid, ''copypasted'') across the entire application, or is the brainchild of some underqualified contractor or [[{{Nepotism}} the CEO's cousin]].


* AscendedMeme: [[http://thedailywtf.com/Articles/What_Is_Truth_0x3f_.aspx Yes, No, FILE_NOT_FOUND]], which is a RunningGag on the comment section, often finds its way into the body of the entries. Makes sense considering that most stories are submitted by these same people.

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* AscendedMeme: [[http://thedailywtf.com/Articles/What_Is_Truth_0x3f_.aspx Yes, No, FILE_NOT_FOUND]], which is a RunningGag on the comment section, often finds its way into the body of the entries. Makes sense considering that most stories are submitted by these same people.people or "anonymized" by the same editing staff.


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* RevengeOfTheSequel: "Payback's Payback" and "The Son of ITAPPMONROBOT".

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* BrandX: "[[Film/OfficeSpace Initech]]" is used as a generic company name.


* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: Its good to have debug logs. But then it becomes necessary to make sure the debug log is working, so we set up a logger for the status of the logger. Then we just have to set up a logger for the logger's logger, and...

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* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: Its It's good to have debug logs. But then it becomes necessary to make sure the debug log is working, so we set up a logger for the status of the logger. Then we just have to set up a logger for the logger's logger, and...

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* SpidersAreScary: [[http://thedailywtf.com/articles/Its-the-Only-Way-to-be-Sure When they infest a weighbridge.]]


* '''[[HeroicBSOD CodeSOD]]/Code Snippet Of The Day''': The format of submission that started everything. It focuses on a piece of code that is {{egregious}}ly nonfunctional, unnecessarily obscure, implementing features that [[ReinventingTheWheel already come with the standard libraries]], making suboptimal checks, leaking resources like mad, or otherwise blatantly flawed. Bonus points when the submitter finds out that the code is referenced (or god forbid, ''copypasted'') across the entire application, or is the brainchild of some underqualified contractor or the CEO's cousin.

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* '''[[HeroicBSOD CodeSOD]]/Code Snippet Of The Day''': The format of submission that started everything. It focuses on a piece of code that is {{egregious}}ly nonfunctional, unnecessarily obscure, implementing features that [[ReinventingTheWheel already come with the standard libraries]], making suboptimal checks, leaking resources like mad, or otherwise blatantly flawed. Bonus points when the submitter finds out that the code is referenced (or god forbid, ''copypasted'') across the entire application, or is the brainchild of some underqualified contractor or [[{{Nepotism}} the CEO's cousin.cousin]].


A few days later, thedailywtf.com [[SureWhyNot was registered]]. To this date, it is still [[LongRunners updated daily]], and [[AsLongAsThereIsEvil as long as there are bad programmers]], will likely continue to do so.

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A few days later, thedailywtf.com [[SureWhyNot was registered]].registered. To this date, it is still [[LongRunners updated daily]], and [[AsLongAsThereIsEvil as long as there are bad programmers]], will likely continue to do so.

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* TerribleIntervieweesMontage: Reading a lot of Tales From The Interview will give this effect.

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* NoPlansNoPrototypeNoBackup: Many problems occur due to lack of backups on company-critical functions. One company suffered a Death by Delete, having placed everything on a single server.


* InsaneTrollLogic: It is a common occurrence that whoever writes code worthy of a CodeSOD has a very flawed and individual grasp on the programming language they are working on, and as thus will claim that such code is perfectly functional when confronted.

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* InsaneTrollLogic: It is a common occurrence that whoever writes code worthy of a CodeSOD [=CodeSOD=] has a very flawed and individual grasp on the programming language they are working on, and as thus will claim that such code is perfectly functional when confronted.



* PointyHairedBoss: Everpresent and getting in the way of the solution.

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* PointyHairedBoss: Everpresent Ever-present and getting in the way of the solution.



* ViewersAreGeniuses: Most of the readers are at least familiar with information technologies, so its justified that the consequences of such bad code are left as a guess to the reader. In fact, a common pasttime on the comments section is attempting to fix the broken code.

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* ViewersAreGeniuses: Most of the readers are at least familiar with information technologies, so its it's justified that the consequences of such bad code are left as a guess to the reader. In fact, a common pasttime pastime on the comments section is attempting to fix the broken code.


* '''Feature Article''': A more form free category that catalogues short stories about the (mis)management of the IT firms the submitters happen to work on. While the focus is on the workplace environment, the entries often dip into code fragments that are the cause or the effect of such bad business practices.
* '''Error'd''': A picture based entry that depicts unintentionally funny error messages found on unsuspecting places.
* '''[[InhumanResources Tales From The Interview]]''': ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. The writer attends a job interview where something is ''way off''. [[PerspectiveFlip Alternatively]], the submitter, who is in charge of human resources, has to interview someone who is obviously unfit for the job opening without looking unpolite. HilarityEnsues.

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* '''Feature Article''': A more free form free category that catalogues short stories about the (mis)management of the IT firms where the submitters happen to work on.work. While the focus is on the workplace environment, the entries often dip into code fragments that are the cause or the effect of such bad business practices.
* '''Error'd''': A picture based entry that depicts unintentionally funny error messages found on in unsuspecting places.
* '''[[InhumanResources Tales From The Interview]]''': ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. The writer attends a job interview where something is ''way off''. [[PerspectiveFlip Alternatively]], the submitter, who is in charge of human resources, has to interview someone who is obviously unfit for the job opening without looking unpolite.impolite. HilarityEnsues.



* {{Bowdlerise}}: The temporary denomination ''Worse Than Failure''. The decision was greatly criticized for a while and eventually removed, leaving the ambiguous WTF. ''Worse Than Failure'' still sees some use, such as part of the full name of the OMGWTF competition.

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* {{Bowdlerise}}: The temporary denomination ''Worse Than Failure''. The decision was greatly criticized for a while and eventually removed, leaving the ambiguous WTF. ''Worse Than Failure'' still sees some use, such as part of the full name of the OMGWTF competition.competition (see below).


Each daily update is selected among the submissions sent by readers to the website. Those that make the cut usually strike a balance between outlandiness, believability , and poor quality (of the code or management that made it happen), and then listed under one of four major categories:

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Each daily update is selected among the submissions sent by readers to the website. Those that make the cut usually strike a balance between outlandiness, believability , outlandishness, believability, and poor quality (of the code or management that made it happen), and then listed under one of four major categories:

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