Do we really need this? (Warnings and Disclaimers) 6 replies

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Adrian Ţepeş Forum Moderator

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#1 2 years ago

I saw a commercial today about how cable is outdated and we should all switch to satellite or some shit.  The joke was basically, "Because people like terrible things: Like wet grocery bags, like turnstiles that get stuck, and pouring hot coffee on themselves,"  and I swear to god the last item had the disclaimer: "DO NOT ATTEMPT"



I know companies have to do whatever they can do idiot-proof their products or their ideas; something car commercials do all the time.  But do we really need to be told not to willingly pour molten liquid on ourselves?  Discuss.


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#2 2 years ago

I bought a vacuum cleaner once that said not to stick your penis into the hose on it.

All that told me was that at some point some moron lost a penis to his vacuum cleaner and now we need to have that printed on the box.


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Adrian Ţepeş Forum Moderator

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#3 2 years ago

That must have been one powerful vacuum. 


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#4 2 years ago

Except I know for a fact that there are stupid people who love to pour coffee all over themselves.


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#5 2 years ago

RadioActiveLobster
All that told me was that at some point some moron lost a penis to his vacuum cleaner and now we need to have that printed on the box.

It's really quite amusing if you picture some of these things.


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#6 2 years ago

By and large, we don't need it. The problem is there's no good rule of thumb as to which warnngs you need on something and which you don't. It's a stronger hand to play, when saying that a company should have warned people about something, if the level at which they're expected to warn people about somethnig is broad in scope than if it's narrow.




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#7 2 years ago

The sad truth is that all warnings and disclaimers are there because some stupid person was doing something stupid, and bad things happened to them. Then, said stupid person sued the company, because their own stupid actions led to their own stupid injury, and America allowed them to win the case.

TL;DR version: America is stupid.


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