Tech support consists of many things; it's a range of services companies provide to their customers for products such as software, mobile phones, printers, and other electronic, mechanical, or electromechanical products. But I think that its biggest component is frustration; the soul-crushing feeling every IT person feels when they witness or, God forbid, have to clean up after our stupidity. I'm talking about desecrated HDMI ports, spaghetti cabling, laptops covered in concrete... or as the subreddit r/TechSupportGore calls it—content. This online community collects pics that will make us "cringe to the brink of passing out" and if it gets a point across it's this: technical support services usually provide users with help in solving some common problems rather than providing training on how to use the product. We haven't really learned after Bored Panda's earlier articles on the subreddit here and here. The fails look just as bad!
Yea, The Printer Will Not Print If You Leave The Plastic Packaging On The Paper!
When Bored Panda contacted Coffeechipmunk for an earlier interview, the moderator of the subreddit said that the most popular posts in the community are usually the ones that show a device a moment away from exploding.
“It’s both dangerous and cool,” they explained. “They probably get so big because people post the pics and you think, 'Wow, that's just a bomb at that point.'"
"A lot of the content on the subreddit does rather well, except for people coming for actual tech support, they get redirected to the right subreddit. For actual tech support gore, though, it seems like broken screens and slightly messy wires are the current posts that don't hit too hard," Coffeechipmunk explained.
First It Made Burning Smells, Then It Beeped, Then It Died. Colourful Ants!
Ps5 In For Hdmi Replacement. Kid Said “I Pushed The Cable In A Little Too Hard”
The moderator believes the reason why r/techsupportgore got so popular a simple one: "Honestly... it's very fun," Coffeechipmunk said.
"In a time where most of the internet can be incredibly serious and most times saddening or angering, r/techsupportgore is fun because you go on it and you can laugh (and/or cringe) at the crazy posts. Where else can you see a post like, 'Wow, these cables really are messy' [or] 'A lizard fried my motherboard' back to back? I love our growing community. They're a bunch of people that just enjoy tech and to some extent, the worst of it."