Each defect has a factor of embarrassment with it. Some has more.
(the original photo is here: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110415083158.htm )
A friend of mine who was working on a project for about six months with a group of enthusiastic fellows and they were coming up with a cool new social idea, were hit by a massive embarrassment moment on the launch day. This is what happened.
The first email had a bug inside the body:
That leaves some bad taste for the reader and specially those who know what % means around the UserName variable. But in next email that was sent a few minutes later to let the community know about the ‘opportunity’ they had looked like this:
What an ‘opportunity’ that was lost to ‘oppertunity’.
I couldn’t stop myself from letting the organizers know about the 13 hours scheduling of the webinar. The team was very quick to fix it and thanked me. The email I got mentioned that it was “embarrassing” for them. Sure it was.
By the webinar looks good and you can also join here: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/906155526?goback=%2Egde_1798888_member_254387613
And during the same weeks on the other side of the planet, Chelsea football club’s official store in US was selling Arsenal shirts for a limited time. Well, they did mean to sell it for ever but they have to remove it as it was spotted by a ‘tester’ disguised as a sports journalist.
Does any of this looks familiar to you? Have you ever saw an embarrassing defect? Do share.