Guy gets confused over a chess clock app. Hilarity ensues... in /sub/Android

Guy gets confused over a chess clock app. Hilarity ensues... in /sub/Android

That is a good idea. Can you add chess into this app?

https://np.reddit.com/sub/androiddev/comments/2j4lhp/just_published_my_first_ever_app_feedback_is...

That has to be one of the funniest suggestions I've ever read.

That's where you know he has to be a troll. Nobody could have made that comment with a straight face.

i think he probably just realised he dun goofed and started trolling him.

Troll or not, that was great. OP's confused responses, oh man. Five-star post.

I'm so torn. There really wasn't any drama (good on the dev for staying so calm in the face of utter absurdity!) but it was also an extremely hilarious exchange.

That is a good idea. Can you add chess into this subreddit?

Hah, joke's on them! I was only pretending to be retarded!

It's nice to have something upbeat for a change-think of it as candy-coated popcorn, it's not always as good as regular buttery popcorn, but it makes a nice change every now and then.

yep. the 'ol backpedalin' switcheroo.

My uncle once asked me if I could code a competitor to Craigslist that he could run as a side job. Code it by myself. While also doing architectural CAD work for him. My degrees are in mechanical engineering and math. I learned basic HTML, php, and C++ as a hobby. Never underestimate the ideas from people clueless about coding.

Oh come on, you say you know doubleplusgood C and yet you can't even code a simple Craigslist?

Meh, it's only incrementally better

I'll have you know, I've played hours of Chess on the internet with desktop wundarbahboxes. This would be ripe for this mobile app to support

What the fuck did you just fucking say about me, you little rookie? I'll have you know I finished top of my bracket in the national chess championships. I've been involved in numerous revealed double checks and I have over 300 confirmed hours and I'm trained in offensive castling.

I kind of wish he'd kept going.

Nice timer app. Can you make it into a social network that does my taxes, houses my 3tb music/video library in the cloud, emulates an Xbox 360 perfectly, tracks my Amazon packages, walks my dog, heals broken hearts, tracks fitness progress, forces one to spend time with one's spouse before it's too late, has note taking capabilities, shows coupons for stores your currently in, alerts one when drunk drivers are on the road so you can be sure to go out with your wife that night so you both are involved in the wreck and you don't have to spend a single tormented moment without her.

And no permissions, either, pls & ty.

Now that's not nice to people without RES. Your post looks blank to them.

Here's the link he posted: http://i3.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/000/738/029/397.jpg

Now that's not nice to people without RES. Your post looks blank to them.

Here's the link he posted:

And remove the timer? It is distracting. Also add a checkers board sometimes I like to play checkers.

You are right. This is my first app, and I really want to see what I can do better in the future. What if the dude wasnt a troll and I missed out on an opportunity to make my app even better? Although it's pretty clear that's not the case at this point. lol. Thanks for understanding!!

Can you add chess into this app?

I have a long history in graphic design but know bugger all about web design/html/etc.

Finished designing a 15 page brochure for a client who then asked me to make it into his website.

"Well you made in on a computer, can't you just put it on the internet as my website?"

I passed him on to my friend who ran his own web design company - and he nearly shit himself at the price.

Then again, this is the guy who insisted on the most awkward type of paper to print on, and insisted on proper gold ink for his logo - and couldn't understand when the price tripled.

IT'S MEANT AS A PHYSICAL CLOCK. MEANT FOR USE WITH A PHYSICAL CHESS BOARD. MEANT TO BE PLAYED FACE TO FACE WITH A REAL PERSON.

Too good.

How does he get this far in before someone has to make it this clear?

While I love making fun of the buffoons, sometimes I love /r/SubredditDrama because it allows me to find these people, seemingly so rare on the internet.

Just look at this exchange.

e: Oops, forgot np.

While I love making fun of the buffoons, sometimes I love /sub/subredditdrama because it allows me to find , seemingly so rare on the internet.

Just look at this exchange.

e: Oops, forgot np.

You mean /sub/androiddev!?

No, C# is only a semitone better. C++ is doubleplus good.

Sorry, I don't follow?

Edit: facepalm

Pretty clear troll imo: https://np.reddit.com/sub/AskReddit/comments/2j7aff/what_is_your_favorite_oneliner_joke/cl97mky?c...

I still lost it there. When I clicked and hardly saw any comments I thought, well this is a dud. But started expanding the collapsed ones that was not disappointed.

I'll have you know, I've played hours of Chess on the internet with desktop computers. This would be ripe for this subreddit to support

That's actually pretty funny

Thanks man. There's a time and a place to be an asshole on the internet, and that wasn't it.

You can always tell why a dev is posting to Android apps, of course by the title and description, but also their interaction with anyone who asks something lofty or really general. OP really wanted input, so they weren't going to turn away a commenter, even if said commenter appeared to be talking out of their ass.

Now, when someone posts, primarily, to promote their app, they probably aren't looking to change it, unless there's a big problem. They certainly won't feel the need to placate what's probably a troll, in the hopes that they're just confused.

All that being said, though, this was pretty hilarious.

Yep - C++ is twice as good as plain C so it should be a piece of piss.

It sounds like a line from Monty Python. I read this exchange as such.

I've developed apps. The things people suggest can be pretty outlandish.

For example, I wrote a chrome plugin years ago for web developers that would fill forms with lorem ipsum for testing. It was literally a button that sat up at the top, when you pressed it, it filled in the form with gibberish so you could test input fields and stuff.

I had people emailing me, requesting that I add in consoles with command line to unit test their javascript, detect html errors, check their css for them, etc. A button that fills fields is probably about as simple as a timer like this guy has, whereas a command line console is about as complex as a chess game, and these people were asking it seriously.

I'd like to say this surprises me, but it really doesn't.

desktop wundarbahboxes

Capital filter, made me spit out my globbernaughts

That gave me flashbacks to when I managed a contract dev team. "Here's a great idea, add a video editor to that content management system you're building me! Kind of like Avid, but better. It'll still be done on Friday, right?

twitch

Why don't you just push that button on the computer that does all the drawings n stuff? lol

I can't do this twice...

Thanks.

Gentle reminder: posting in the linked drama earns you an instaban. Don't do it.

Awww that was kind of adorable :3.

Way to piss in the popcorn

You're not as good a troll as the other guy.

I did three Craigslists this morning.

LAY THE SMACK DOWN

Honestly it wasn't until then that I realized I was coaxed into a snafu.

I dunno man, hot fresh kettle corn... I dunno if regular popcorn, no matter how buttery can take it on.

Speaking of graphic design, I get asked to design logos a lot when people find out I dabble in drawing cartoons and comics. I try to explain to them that just because I am a bit of an artist doesn't mean I am trained in all schools of art, including graphic design. Hell, I don't even touch programs like Illustrator and have barely ever done vector art.

They lives in Australia?

This just screams obvious troll.

It's not forcing you to do anything. It's something you can use if you are playing a face to face game and don't have a clock available. Thats happened to me countless times.

I also clearly wrote in the description: It's a chess clock with some standard time settings on it

Reminds me of this xkcd.

Are you oblivous?

Are you an elephant? wtf dude

Top fuckin kek

In the words of the submitter of that thread, "I'm pretty sure this guy was trolling."

But... why would your internet opponent be upside-down??

I cant imagine too many people still gather around and play chess face to face all day

Oh dear.

I understand this app is only a timer essentially, but whats the point?

Uh... do you know what a chess clock is?

Every phone has a timer on it anyway. OPs app just makes no sense and on top of that a confusing description to go along with it

Please be a troll. Please be a troll. For my sanity please be a troll.

You should make an app that gives people as much patient with trolls as you have.