I’ve been doing some work with a German piece of content management software, interesting getting to know the product, its limitations and strengths and also the subtle language differences. The above image is their “standard” error message, what they actually want you to do is save any open sections then save this section. The “Ok fine!” was amusing for a while, now less so. Note to self: make error messages brief and to the point without extraneous words. My favorite of all time is the one which simply says
I guess that takes account of all the expected errors. Seriously, when did we ever have expected errors?