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Robin Kretzschmar • Edited

I once built a feature for affiliate links. It was very complicated with a lot of stuff (generate links, track actions with referral codes, sending out reminders and other funnels).

I was searching almost half a day for the reason why a new tracking record was not saved properly.
Turned out I misspelled "affiliate" in my update statement but because of the font I had configured in my editor at the time I didn't see the issue because I forgot an i and wrote "affilate" instead...
Luckily the customer didn't ask for the reason and was just happy I fixed it 😁

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Molly Struve (she/her) Author

Brutal!!! You can barely see that second "i", that's the word's fault for sure

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ItsASine (Kayla)

Heh, that's like how I "fixed" our Jenkins pipelines. I didn't even know they were broken at the time. I just got on Slack like "Hey guys, I added smoke tests to the Jenkins builds. And I updated the Build And Deploy job to use environment instead of enviroment."

Apparently our lead dev stared at the jobs for at least half a day trying to figure out what was misconfigured. And I accidentally fixed it. Whoops~

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Robin Kretzschmar

Haha that's awesome! Just a small letter can make such a difference 😁

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