How not to produce a useful error message

Attention programmers… This is NOT how you make a useful error message that helps the user address the problem or at least gives them something useful to work with on Google:

FeatureTransferError

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My all time fave is the old Apple message “An error has occurred because an error has occurred”.
I am upset this site has closed !
https://web.archive.org/web/20181020091024/http://errorwear.com/

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My favorite was the Something happened error when trying to upgrade to windows back in 2015:

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I like the Guru Meditation numbers on the Commodore Amiga.

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how bout the old Windows “Illegal Operation” messages, scaring old people half to death that the feds would come knocking! Had a tough time getting grandma to try using her PC again after one of these :grin:

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I love this whole thread! :rofl: Some of these, like the “Something Happened,” it’s hard to believe they’re real! LOL!

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One of the old Winamp devs put a guru meditation in as the error window if a plugin crashed. possibly the modern skin plugin.

Opera blogs used to show a guru meditation error and an ASCII Buddha if the page was down.

Here is a message from my win10 PC.

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I remember that very well!!!

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The best fictional error is from StrongBad’s emails:
myl4d2addons_flagrant system error_thumb

Since the original version requires flash, here is the next best thing:

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I remember the IMFart error from the AOL software.

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