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2020-07-15 3:13:20 PM  
Am I supposed to record myself when I open a box now? I swear, I'm trying to keep up.
 
2020-07-15 3:13:27 PM  

p51d007: Because ONLY black lives matter I guess?


You guessed wrong.
 
2020-07-15 3:14:41 PM  

winedrinkingman: You think that is bad, I was trying to infiltrate a Klan rally, and my cover was nearly blown because someone shipped me a bunch of BLM posters.  Luckily I have a Trump Pence sticker on my pickup truck, so I was able to convince them I was still one of their own.


Mullet should'a done it.
 
2020-07-15 3:16:14 PM  

xrayspx: I'm not saying "Use VistaPrint" by any means.  I don't.  But while I haven't worked there in 13 years, I'm extremely familiar with VistaPrint's process, and honestly their explanation is entirely plausible.

The whole process is automated to the point that there really aren't chances to maliciously intervene in a single arbitrary order in this way.  I mean, we had times where we're receiving 30,000 orders per hour, and I'm sure that's MUCH higher now.  Neither on the web-application side or on the Production and Fulfillment side could anyone really try and just screw with a given order set.  But mistakes happened pretty predictably and were baked into costs.

Depending on quantities ordered and the way they batch dozens or hundreds of orders together, a human could have been involved in cutting the orders, and could easily have stacked multiple orders back-to-back.


Unless, of course, you're a Catamite wilfully offending God. Then you can expect personalized service.
 
2020-07-15 3:19:44 PM  
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2020-07-15 3:22:34 PM  

stevenboof: xrayspx: xrayspx: I'm not saying "Use VistaPrint" by any means.  I don't.  But while I haven't worked there in 13 years, I'm extremely familiar with VistaPrint's process, and honestly their explanation is entirely plausible.

The whole process is automated to the point that there really aren't chances to maliciously intervene in a single arbitrary order in this way.  I mean, we had times where we're receiving 30,000 orders per hour, and I'm sure that's MUCH higher now.  Neither on the web-application side or on the Production and Fulfillment side could anyone really try and just screw with a given order set.  But mistakes happened pretty predictably and were baked into costs.

Depending on quantities ordered and the way they batch dozens or hundreds of orders together, a human could have been involved in cutting the orders, and could easily have stacked multiple orders back-to-back.

NOTE:  I'm not saying "That didn't happen", or "It wasn't malicious".  Just that some Canuckistani jerk would have had to really have a hard-on for screwing with BLM for it to have been a purposeful thing.  I imagine there's someone who is complaining that they didn't get their full order of "All Lives Matter" junk though.  It's not like the Canadian Jerk would have every size and product type ready to go just to mess with orders they see come across.

CSB:  In the very very early days, it was surprising to see how many orders were escort services of one type or other.  And epic business card fights.

I am curious, is Vistaprint all digital or do they have presses?


They have several printing facilities around the world.  As far as I know, all of north america is serviced out of Canada.  That plant had, I think, and again, I haven't been there in 15 years, like 6 or 7  "6 to 8 tower" presses, which could do things like spot-foil and gloss and whatever.  Then a bunch of "digital presses" for the smaller orders under 250qty.  Then there were the magnet ones and the laser cutters for rubber stamps and such.
 
2020-07-15 3:27:09 PM  

tpmchris: Lambskincoat: I will definitely avoid Vistaprint like the farking plague in the future.

One thousand dollars says you've never ordered anything from them in the past. Bums living inside mom's basement tend not to have such needs.


Every accusation is a confession
 
2020-07-15 3:31:26 PM  
Or, that's what she ordered.
 
2020-07-15 3:34:15 PM  

p51d007: Another "woke" white gal orders BLM posters and is "outraged" about it also coming with
ALM posters?  Because ONLY black lives matter I guess?
If that is the case, shouldn't every ethnic group, in the United States, take their own lives,
and live the United States to all the black lives?


Christ, you people are tedious.
 
2020-07-15 3:36:03 PM  
I cant wait to see what amazaon might accidentally send me in my next order so I can get offended and outraged as it is obviously a direct and deliberate act of hate against me!
 
2020-07-15 3:36:24 PM  

ChrisDe: Am I supposed to record myself when I open a box now? I swear, I'm trying to keep up.


I have done so twice now, but only when dealing with returns on Amazon. Both customers claiming "it didn't work" when it did. The former stole HD cables and did a partial return and the latter wanted an accessory for free that didn't come with the base item. Both got to pay back my shipping costs (and the first one for the cables at a premium).

I've never considered videoing other unboxings to have a point, though.
 
2020-07-15 3:42:48 PM  

p51d007: Another "woke" white gal orders BLM posters and is "outraged" about it also coming with
ALM posters?  Because ONLY black lives matter I guess?
If that is the case, shouldn't every ethnic group, in the United States, take their own lives,
and live the United States to all the black lives?


Have you tried not being a coont?

Black Lives Matter doesn't mean ONLY Black Lives Matter. It means Black Lives Matter AS WELL, and it's something that government/LEO don't seem to understand.
 
2020-07-15 3:45:56 PM  

smunns: She was filming herself unboxing the Black Lives Matter prints designed by Noel, an art director, when she discovered the All Lives Matter copies hiding behind them.
"I was furious," Noel told the outlet. "I just couldn't believe it. I didn't want to believe it, especially with everything going on.

And just like that, I knew it was all a setup


Or was it  ...  A HATE CRIME!
 
2020-07-15 3:46:10 PM  
"It's not where I would like my dollars - especially like my black lady dollars, my small business dollars - to be going,"

I heard Madea's voice as I read it...and giggled for 10 minutes...

I'm a horrible person.
 
2020-07-15 3:48:23 PM  
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2020-07-15 3:54:27 PM  

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Gah, hiss!!!

I swear to monkeys that thing's such a cliche that it's now a demotivational poster.
 
2020-07-15 3:55:05 PM  

MycroftHolmes: jjorsett: I got two other peoples' EBay orders in addition to my own one time, and the company was cool about it, telling me I could keep the stuff and not send it back. Now with this story I come to realize they were sending me a secret hate message, not just making a mistake.

That is such a stretch that when it snaps, it is liable to cut you in half.  C'mon, man, be better than that


It's Occam's Razor. What involves more assumptions, that an error was made or that some closet racist decided to go to the trouble of screwing with an order just to aggravate some strangers while risking their job by doing so?
 
2020-07-15 4:12:54 PM  
So did she get her order and got extra unordered posters with a different message?
Throw the ones that you didn't order out.

Oh. you were filming the wonderfulness of yourself opening your package.

I know - phrasing!
 
2020-07-15 4:36:03 PM  

jjorsett: MycroftHolmes: jjorsett: I got two other peoples' EBay orders in addition to my own one time, and the company was cool about it, telling me I could keep the stuff and not send it back. Now with this story I come to realize they were sending me a secret hate message, not just making a mistake.

That is such a stretch that when it snaps, it is liable to cut you in half.  C'mon, man, be better than that

It's Occam's Razor. What involves more assumptions, that an error was made or that some closet racist decided to go to the trouble of screwing with an order just to aggravate some strangers while risking their job by doing so?


As the Buzzfeed article notes and as I noted earlier in this thread, it wouldn't be the first time.  On the plus side, because of how automated the whole process is, it's /incredibly/ easy for them to figure out who it is when they receive a complaint.  It's hard to prevent completely however, because how do you defend against a dickhead with a pocket full of business cards?
 
2020-07-15 5:04:30 PM  

xrayspx: stevenboof: xrayspx: xrayspx: I'm not saying "Use VistaPrint" by any means.  I don't.  But while I haven't worked there in 13 years, I'm extremely familiar with VistaPrint's process, and honestly their explanation is entirely plausible.

The whole process is automated to the point that there really aren't chances to maliciously intervene in a single arbitrary order in this way.  I mean, we had times where we're receiving 30,000 orders per hour, and I'm sure that's MUCH higher now.  Neither on the web-application side or on the Production and Fulfillment side could anyone really try and just screw with a given order set.  But mistakes happened pretty predictably and were baked into costs.

Depending on quantities ordered and the way they batch dozens or hundreds of orders together, a human could have been involved in cutting the orders, and could easily have stacked multiple orders back-to-back.

NOTE:  I'm not saying "That didn't happen", or "It wasn't malicious".  Just that some Canuckistani jerk would have had to really have a hard-on for screwing with BLM for it to have been a purposeful thing.  I imagine there's someone who is complaining that they didn't get their full order of "All Lives Matter" junk though.  It's not like the Canadian Jerk would have every size and product type ready to go just to mess with orders they see come across.

CSB:  In the very very early days, it was surprising to see how many orders were escort services of one type or other.  And epic business card fights.

I am curious, is Vistaprint all digital or do they have presses?

They have several printing facilities around the world.  As far as I know, all of north america is serviced out of Canada.  That plant had, I think, and again, I haven't been there in 15 years, like 6 or 7  "6 to 8 tower" presses, which could do things like spot-foil and gloss and whatever.  Then a bunch of "digital presses" for the smaller orders under 250qty.  Then there were the magnet ones and the laser cutte ...


I've ordered off their site over the last few years for work. Canada sounds about right for printed materials, but I could be remembering wrong - I've seen the return address labels showing all kinds of different locations, depending on what we ordered. I've even Googled a few things to find out who manufactures some of the products they resell (banner stands, etc.).

There's supposedly a new manufacturing plant in Dallas, but this press release doesn't say whether or not it does printing:
https://www.businesswire.com/news/hom​e​/20180808005279/en/Vistaprint-Open-New​-Manufacturing-Facility-Dallas-Texas
 
2020-07-15 5:10:22 PM  
ALL LIVES MATTER. SUCK IT!
 
2020-07-15 5:23:20 PM  

cyberspacedout: xrayspx: stevenboof: xrayspx: xrayspx: I'm not saying "Use VistaPrint" by any means.  I don't.  But while I haven't worked there in 13 years, I'm extremely familiar with VistaPrint's process, and honestly their explanation is entirely plausible.

The whole process is automated to the point that there really aren't chances to maliciously intervene in a single arbitrary order in this way.  I mean, we had times where we're receiving 30,000 orders per hour, and I'm sure that's MUCH higher now.  Neither on the web-application side or on the Production and Fulfillment side could anyone really try and just screw with a given order set.  But mistakes happened pretty predictably and were baked into costs.

Depending on quantities ordered and the way they batch dozens or hundreds of orders together, a human could have been involved in cutting the orders, and could easily have stacked multiple orders back-to-back.

NOTE:  I'm not saying "That didn't happen", or "It wasn't malicious".  Just that some Canuckistani jerk would have had to really have a hard-on for screwing with BLM for it to have been a purposeful thing.  I imagine there's someone who is complaining that they didn't get their full order of "All Lives Matter" junk though.  It's not like the Canadian Jerk would have every size and product type ready to go just to mess with orders they see come across.

CSB:  In the very very early days, it was surprising to see how many orders were escort services of one type or other.  And epic business card fights.

I am curious, is Vistaprint all digital or do they have presses?

They have several printing facilities around the world.  As far as I know, all of north america is serviced out of Canada.  That plant had, I think, and again, I haven't been there in 15 years, like 6 or 7  "6 to 8 tower" presses, which could do things like spot-foil and gloss and whatever.  Then a bunch of "digital presses" for the smaller orders under 250qty.  Then there were the magnet ones and the la ...


Yeah, see that shows how far out of the VistaLoop I am.  When I left, all North American printing was done from Windsor.  I'm not aware of Reno and Dallas, but yeah, that would probably be a printing facility.  I'm also not aware of the origins of the pack-in accessories like business card holders and stuff.  Back in the day, they were just bought in and they'd be packed in with whatever else the customer ordered at the plant.

Too many stories of wacky stuff happening to orders back then, which is why I can believe either "Newly Fired Racist Jerk" or "Automated Process" unless I can see the data and doc_IDs.  I traveled a ton for VPRT (a ton for me anyway), and we built some really cool stuff.

I also felt like Boris Grishenko going into work in the morning sometimes:

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2020-07-15 6:00:17 PM  
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2020-07-15 6:03:14 PM  

xrayspx: Yeah, see that shows how far out of the VistaLoop I am. When I left, all North American printing was done from Windsor. I'm not aware of Reno and Dallas, but yeah, that would probably be a printing facility. I'm also not aware of the origins of the pack-in accessories like business card holders and stuff. Back in the day, they were just bought in and they'd be packed in with whatever else the customer ordered at the plant.

Too many stories of wacky stuff happening to orders back then, which is why I can believe either "Newly Fired Racist Jerk" or "Automated Process" unless I can see the data and doc_IDs. I traveled a ton for VPRT (a ton for me anyway), and we built some really cool stuff.

I also felt like Boris Grishenko going into work in the morning sometimes:


I wonder if that's where he ordered his ballpoint pens.

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2020-07-15 6:06:08 PM  

FloriduhGuy: ALL LIVES MATTER. SUCK IT!


I hope a cop beats you, and puts you in jail there in FL.
 
2020-07-15 6:18:10 PM  

p51d007: Another "woke" white gal orders BLM posters and is "outraged" about it also coming with
ALM posters?  Because ONLY black lives matter I guess?
If that is the case, shouldn't every ethnic group, in the United States, take their own lives,
and live the United States to all the black lives?


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2020-07-15 6:19:18 PM  
I've seen a worse printing farkup than that.

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It was supposed to say James Earl Jones.
 
2020-07-15 6:35:54 PM  
I'm waiting for the civil rights investigation for using hate speech "all lives matter."
 
2020-07-15 6:42:45 PM  

FloriduhGuy: ALL LIVES MATTER. SUCK IT!


Nobody questions that certain lives matter. Watch network news when a white girl is missing.
 
2020-07-15 6:53:16 PM  
Very small silver lining: I've been able to clear-cut quite a few scumbag racist accounts ITT.
 
2020-07-15 6:56:10 PM  

p51d007: Another "woke" white gal orders BLM posters and is "outraged" about it also coming with
ALM posters?  Because ONLY black lives matter I guess?
If that is the case, shouldn't every ethnic group, in the United States, take their own lives,
and live the United States to all the black lives?


Wow. Every sentence in your post is completely wrong. That's actually impressive.
 
2020-07-15 7:20:54 PM  

Ker_Thwap: There are a whole lot of companies that profit from selling weapons to both sides of a conflict.  When you buy your t-shirts/bumper stickers/ribbons/hats various promotion items, chances are they're selling the opponents gear as well.

If you're looking for a "good company" you'd best be prepared to do a little extra research.


Most civil war memorials were made by companies that produced for both sides.

They simply would alter a belt buckle or something else minor. Lot cheaper that way.
 
2020-07-15 7:43:54 PM  

gar1013: Ker_Thwap: There are a whole lot of companies that profit from selling weapons to both sides of a conflict.  When you buy your t-shirts/bumper stickers/ribbons/hats various promotion items, chances are they're selling the opponents gear as well.

If you're looking for a "good company" you'd best be prepared to do a little extra research.

Most civil war memorials were made by companies that produced for both sides.

They simply would alter a belt buckle or something else minor. Lot cheaper that way.


Hell, I know family-friendly chocolate bar makers that make chocolate penis and vaginas - they put huge ass tarps up so NOBODY can see inside when the process start.
 
2020-07-15 8:07:36 PM  
What it is like to work at Vistaprint:

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2020-07-15 8:27:51 PM  
Only the left would believe a saying that is clearly inclusive is exclusive.

Here's a question: Does Black Lives Matter mean All Lives Matter?
 
2020-07-15 11:27:04 PM  

otherideas: Only the left would believe a saying that is clearly inclusive is exclusive.

Here's a question: Does Black Lives Matter mean All Lives Matter?


All lives are not under attack though.

/only a racist or a severely mentally challenged individual would feel the need to say "All Lives Matter" in response to "Black Lives Matter."
 
2020-07-15 11:45:11 PM  

Prank Call of Cthulhu: p51d007: Because ONLY black lives matter I guess?

You guessed wrong.


Yes.  It was a very sh$tty guess.  He should avoid guessing.
 
2020-07-15 11:54:44 PM  

p51d007: Another "woke" white gal orders BLM posters and is "outraged" about it also coming with
ALM posters?  Because ONLY black lives matter I guess?
If that is the case, shouldn't every ethnic group, in the United States, take their own lives,
and live the United States to all the black lives?


Let's try the most obvious answer: you order a beer, and the bartender brings you coffee. Why should you complain?
 
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