We all get error messages - pop-ups generated by computers or other technology when something goes wrong.
And "something went wrong" is often all we get told. There is a current trend in error messaging towards being totally and thoroughly unhelpful.
Error messages are meant to explain the problem and offer solutions. This is what we, the users, need them to do.
It is not what they always do.
This page has been eaten by a Grue.
Tweetdeck, a cute rhyming phrase doesn’t actually tell me what the problem is.
“…the 403 error is equivalent to a blanket ‘NO’ by the Web server - with no further discussion allowed.”
— This website explains a 403 error, which would appear to literally exist simply to troll people.