c.f. the OSI (7 layer) reference model (physical, link, network, transport, session, presentation, application). "Layer 8" refers to variably the "political", "management", "lawyer", "business", or "money" layer, or some other element the speaker wishes to be denigrate as being technically irrelevant and therefore stupid. Nearly always followed by the word "issues" or "problem".
Not only was the ISO protocol stack technically over-engineered, it became far too embroiled in Layer 8 issues to ever become useful.

Yes, some of our Exchange users need IMAP, but some moron in the security group thinks it isn't "secure". It's a Layer 8 problem.
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Used to define problems in software applications where the user is the problem.
Originated from the OSI Model adding a new layer, "Layer 8", representing the user.
Client: The software isnt working.
Developer: It must be a layer 8 problem.
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In networking terms, the little well-known eighth layer of the OSI reference model.

Layer 8 -> Chicken Parm
Layer 7 -> Application
Layer 6 -> Presentation
Layer 5 -> Session
Layer 4 -> Transport
Layer 3 -> Network
Layer 2 -> Data Link
Layer 1 -> Physical

Normally, during troubleshooting procedures, a problem can be broken down and categorized into one of the lower seven layers. When an issue is of an unknown origin, cannot be resolved, nor can it be explained, it becomes a layer 8 issue, and is pushed aside as unsolvable.
"This laptop can't connect to McDonald's Wi-Fi no matter what I do! Even an RHKTTH didn't work!"
"Dude, Layer 8 Chicken Parm issue, let's go to Panera, free Wi-Fi!"
"That's what I get for buying a laptop from wal-mafia!"
"Dude, don't be an AHOP, and drive!"
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Someone's ass crack.
Derived from mini wheats commercial when a wheat square has its robe a bit low and you can see his eight layers of whole wheat
Guy 1 :Look at that chick's 8 layers.
Guy 2 :Ya man she has to pull up her pants. No one wants to see the forbidden forest.
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The problem sits in front of the Computer.
The Programm doesn't have a bug ,it's a layer 8 problem.
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