Sorry an unexpected error was encountered validating your input
I mean a message for an error that has occured but there are no details on what the error is or how to recover from it.It will be used exclusively as a fallback solution when it is not possible to determine the error either because the server did not sent any additional details or there is a "probable" timeout... It should be aimed to minimize the amount of frustration/anger.This error is returned during a delta import run by file-based and database management agents, as well as the management agent for Sun and Netscape directory servers, when the change type column value (add, modify, delete) is not present.This error is returned during a delta import run by file-based and database management agents, as well as the management agent for Sun and Netscape directory servers when the change type column value does not match the list of valid change types.Corporate suites might not be as impressed with "gerbil" or even "oops" lines, but the rest of us normal people would like it.
This error is only expected for Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) management agents that search different connected directory containers.It's also a bit humorous to picture my datacenter's power being generated by a herd of tired gerbals.These are great, I think you just have to keep in mind who your target demographic are.Based on information from Donald Norman's book The Design of Everyday Things, which I highly recommend, it is important to give people feedback on what they should do when an error occurs.
A useful generic error message is: That message should say Please click here to restart, otherwise the user may assume that only the last (erroring) operation will need to be redone.
So we tend to avoid negative words when it is the user's fault We tend to use more negative words so that it's intuitively clear that something went wrong "Error: system could not retrieve xyz, [someone who can fix the problem] was informed.