Tell Us About Your Craziest Help Desk Request and Win $100

We are so thrilled to be a part of Spiceworks, the fast-growing global community of IT professionals, that we are kicking off our participation with a contest!

Just post the craziest help desk request you’ve ever received on our Discuss tab on Spiceworks between now and February 28th. Maybe it was the user who thought the CD-ROM drive was a cupholder. Or perhaps it was the kindly old gentleman who asked if there was a spray he could purchase to rid his computer of viruses. Or the government employee who called for support but couldn’t tell you anything about the problem because “that’s classified.”

On February 29th, we will pick three finalists and leave it to you, the Spiceworks community, to vote on the winning entry. The author of the winning entry will receive a $100 Best Buy gift card.Spiceworks

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  • D W Bike Wright

    Lady called 4357 (HELP) with computer problems.  I did some testing and suggested she REBOOT the computer.  In a very agitated tone she said “Every time I call the help desk, you tell me to reboot.”  I politely asked her if it had worked.  She replied “Usually.”  I then asked her if she had every thought about REBOOTING the computer BEFORE she called the help desk THEN she hung up on me.  I never heard of a complaint but I wonder what she was thinking when she hung up the phone.  LOL

  • I recently requested an online mail delivery service to write down my address with a pen instead of using their advanced automated address generating program. They didn’t understand at first until I explained that there is a fault in how some streets are numbered and zipcodes are applied (in the Netherlands at least). In google earth even. Happy to say that now i finally received the item I requested.  

  • Anonymous

    Some great comments and stories coming in. Don’t forget to submit your stories on the Silver Peak Spiceworks page: 
    http://community.spiceworks.com/pages/silverpeak

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