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Rich 11 Silver badge

Re: Absolutely...

they're more likely to be willing to help than if you shit on them at every turn.

Agreed. Don't be afraid to take the blame, and if you work in a good environment you can also use hyperbolic language to describe just how stupid you were when you fucked up, purely to make people laugh. It lets people know it's safe for them to cough up to errors and few people can pass up an opportunity to make their mates laugh too. Better to catch a problem early rather than have to fix the problem and any cover-up.

That said, there have still been a couple of cockups I've made which I've only been able to report here as AC...

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