Tuesday, January 20, 2004
posted by FernanDoylet at 7:09 PM
Fear of failure
Today I spent more than one hour trying to participate in a local forum. While running out of patience, I experienced more curiosity than frustration, so I subscribed with a different email address to obtain a different user-id and password; going further in my troubleshooting, I used that new identity in the same forum, logging from a different computer with the same result; so I proved that the forum was not working properly, at least during that period of time.
It is disappointing to be rejected by a failing system, which may lead us to think of other excuses, placing the blame elsewhere; but if you try again later, things may change. Fortunately, that site had a feedback form to tell them about my bad experience, which may help them investigate the situation.
Something similar happened when trying to register for Spring Cluster session at NSU; in that case, I was notified of their problem and told when it was fixed.
Now that I tried both interfaces again, no problem!