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TheCoxwain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-01-09 03:42 PM
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UC San Diego Plays a Cruel April Fool's Prank


http://www.mercurynews.com/breakingnews/ci_12039122

Associated Press
Posted: 03/31/2009 03:10:30 PM PDT

SAN DIEGO The University of California, San Diego accidentally sent a welcome e-mail to about 29,000 applicants who had been rejected.
The e-mail sent Monday evening invited all 47,000 students who applied to an admitted students' day on campus.
UCSD Admissions Director Mae Brown apologized for the mistake today and explained that the e-mail was supposed to go to about 18,000 accepted students.
Less than two hours after the error, she sent out another mass e-mail apologizing for distress it may have caused to anxious applicants and their families, Brown told The Associated Press.
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slackmaster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-01-09 03:45 PM
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1. We have a tradition where I work for the systems admin or DBA who does something like that
Edited on Wed Apr-01-09 03:45 PM by slackmaster
You inherit a small can of Spam and have to keep it on display in your cubicle until someone else does a major production fuckup.



BTW - I am a UCSD alumnus (class of 1980, Revelle College) and work just a mile from campus.
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bobburgster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-01-09 03:50 PM
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2. Wow, talk about screwing up!
That is really bad...got to assume someone's head will role.
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