Talk:Error message

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Warnings?[edit]

I was hoping to see at least a passing reference here to the tension between error messages and warning messages, and implications in user interface design. As it stands, warnings are not disambiguated in a computer science context. Think I'll fix that... 70.250.176.223 (talk) 20:32, 29 December 2008 (UTC)

Handbook section detected[edit]

Please change or delete the section accoding to the rules. NeoDoubleGames 16:39, 18 May 2009 (UTC)

I agree. I rephrased the first part of the objectionable section to make it more encyclopedic. The second part wasn't really salvageable, so I deleted it. // ⌘macwhiz (talk) 19:38, 7 September 2010 (UTC)

Copy edit[edit]

Completed a copy edit of the page. I reformatted the list to make it more readable, and added a few Unix examples to make the article more neutral. I wound up rephrasing fair amounts of the article to make it more encyclopedic. I deleted the "Operation completed successfully" link because that article will be deleted in a few days for lack of notability. // ⌘macwhiz (talk) 19:38, 7 September 2010 (UTC)

"computer error"[edit]

Computer error links to this article. But there is/was another use of the term "computer error" that isn't covered here. In the 1980s, and probably some before and after, people used to say anything that is incorrect in the computer a "computer error". They would imply that the computer made the mistake, not a person. For instance, if they had your address wrong on a bill and called them up or an amount was wrong, they would say that it is a "computer error". I don't know of a source for this, but they used to invariably use that term when something in the computer was wrong. Bubba73 You talkin' to me? 04:06, 6 June 2013 (UTC)