I have always been a trier. As soon as I get something new I want to play with it. My husband has taken over this role in the house, but when he’s not around I take over and I suffer from serious RTFM syndrome. It is boring to read the manual. Trying things out for yourself is so much more interesting. I only resort to the manual in cases where I am worried about doing something catastrophic. With software there’s usually a backup. Usually.
Today I didn’t read the manual. I became annoyed by the ghastly sight of a plastic bag hanging on a tree, a disgusting little present left by a dog walker. So, I thought, I know, I’ll setup one of those things that people can ‘like’ on Facebook. But then I saw the ‘group’ function and thought, why not? So, I created the group and invited – or so I thought – other people with dogs who also hate this practice to join. That was my first big mistake. It didn’t invite them, it made them join! How is that possible for a start, making people join a group without their permission? So, in full panic mode, and still completely in the RTFM zone, I deleted the group…or so I thought again. What had happened was that I deleted myself from the group. That was mistake number two and what a doozy. It now meant I couldn’t get back into the group to remove everyone else, or do anything to the group! Of course, when I tried to rejoin it told me I had to wait to be accepted!
My sincere apologies to everyone I included. I’ve reported the group as spam – well, reported myself – and am hoping it will be removed soon. The help file says that the group will be deleted automatically if it is empty, but that could be a while. I’m steering well clear of groups!
I bet I still don’t RTFM!