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    Never mind...

    It was funny until I realized I was dumb.

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    Yeah - I have days like that too.

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    Yep, we've all done it...

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    the best part is that you shared it with us. now i realize i was dumb too.
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    And best yet, I'm still laughing.

    I find that the older I get the cheaper the price has become for entertainment, I just laugh at myself.

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    Engrish. Engrish in documentation is always funny.

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    Spelling errors are really funny when they are in a manual for a spell checker. Yes, I have seen that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 8008guy View Post
    Never mind...

    It was funny until I realized I was dumb.
    Did I miss something? Apparently something was shared, but I'm not seeing it....

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    Quote Originally Posted by legalize View Post
    Did I miss something? Apparently something was shared, but I'm not seeing it....
    It's an example of PEBKAC. The documentation was fine; the reader wasn't ... but their first reaction to incomprehension was to "blame the messenger" (the documentation/writer). In the end it was determined that that the actual problem lay elsewhere. "The joke is on you", so to speak :->.

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    Yeah, I understand that, what I'm not seeing is the offending documentation, but apparently others did?

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