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Adventures With Lycos

Okay, I wasn't going to post more fun-wih-lycos stuff, because Zort always rolls her eyes at me and says "You need a real e-mail account Dork" but this is too good not to to share.

Paid/free account problems straightened out. (My paid account had run out, but their system had a bug in it that hadn't allowed my payment for resubscription to go through, even when it told me otherwise. Problem all fixed by nice tech support lady.)

So, today I log in and find... I have no messages. None. None in my inbox, no saved messages. None. No folders even, aside from the default home, sentmail, bulkmail, drafts.

I do not panic, for they have warned us that they are moving the paid users to another server over the next 72 hours, and I figure it's just a glitch. I do file a report with Nice Tech Support Lady though, just in case it *isn't* a glitch, since normally when they do things like this, you just can't log in at all, vs. being able to log in but your account is temporarily screwy.

Haven't heard from her yet.

Five minutes ago, I check, and suddenly I *do* have folders.

Someone else's!

I am logged into [guy with username something like mine's] account. I have logged out, and back in, twice. I am still him, and not me.

 I  He gets a *lot* of forwarded biblical inspiration messages. O.o

Among them, though, in his 30-message inbox, was an age statement for betterbuffyslash.

I was good. I deleted it. I did not leave him to be shocked and confused. (Though granted if he ends up in *my* inbox, the jig's kind of up.) I did not say "Everybody send me gay porn, right now!" either.

Ok, I did.1 But only in chat. And I was just kidding.


Also, non-gratuitous icon post. Icon by smithereen, Illyria-at-work brilliance by sisabet and sockkpuppett.


1 Ok, I didn't. I said "Quick, everyone send me gay orn!" But they knew what I meant.


2004-06-18 03:43 pm (UTC) (Link)

This would be the universe telling you to get a real email account. Very amusing. Dork.


2004-06-18 04:48 pm (UTC) (Link)

I am highly amused.

*imagines HIS report to nice tech support lady*


2004-06-18 05:01 pm (UTC) (Link)

I just hope he (or whoever is accidentally connected to my saved messages -- although I'm getting *new* mails addressed to me) doesn't delete all my mail in a fit of righteous fury!


2004-06-18 05:19 pm (UTC) (Link)


Should I send you a religious forward? I have about twenty of them in my inbox right now from my mother. *snicker*

Unless maybe the forwards are from *his* mother, and ... I am SO thinking about this too much.


2004-06-18 05:38 pm (UTC) (Link)

I suspect they're from his girlfriend, and even that indicates that I poked around too much trying to figure out whose inbox was ... in my inbox!


2004-06-18 05:47 pm (UTC) (Link)

Is it wrong for me to have a whole weird scenario of his life in my head? The girlfriend, the mother, his soon realization that he's a S/X shipper?


2004-06-18 06:05 pm (UTC) (Link)

He has a folder of religious inspiration, one of Scientific American mailing list articles, one of environmental info... He's a CharlieRose.com member...

*does not look at his folder full of passwords*

*no, seriously, does not, not in the cute mocking way*


2004-06-18 06:22 pm (UTC) (Link)

Awww. He's cute, but his family is scary. He has two cats. The passwords are the kitties' names, too. He's feeling unfulfilled and depressed lately, and will soon move out of town and discover a whole new life. His girlfriend will try to be understanding, but when he meets cute fellow geek Tom at a church picnic, it's love at first sight. But Tom is allergic to cats, so it may not work out ...


2004-06-18 06:33 pm (UTC) (Link)

I almost said "this is an newish wierd twist on RPS" except not but it is and it's oh so very confusing. *goes back to waiting to see what happens with Tom and the cats*


2004-06-18 07:02 pm (UTC) (Link)

*licks you*


2004-06-18 06:54 pm (UTC) (Link)