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My top peeves:
1) Pop ups. I didn't ask for your ad in my face. Bu-bye....
2) Email spam. If you think I am going to buy anything from you after spamming me, you're dumber than I think you are.
unoptimized wysiwyg code from any editor. hundreds and hundreds of lines of code making a heavy page to show a couple of images and a few paragraphs of text.
broken sites, I don't care what browser I am using I want to be able to read the content, if not, i probably won't let the page finish loading.
flash, most times, especially when it doesn't have a skip button. no skip, no sale, see ya.
pretty much any useless code or elements. I can just hear people saying "this is really neat, this will make more people use my site". Except load time slows down or it doesn't work properly and oops, I'm gone.
I sound like a bitter impatient surfer. oh well.
People who argue for quicker download times and then add irrelevant XHTML- and CSS-compliant buttons...
SEO and CSS "new minimalism" being used as an excuse for lack of visual interest...
ODP and Yahoo lookalikes...
Webmasters who hide their reciprocal links in "invisible" frames or otherwise try to diminish outgoing PR...
I really meant I hate spammers that collect my email addresses from my web sites and then fill my inbox with all sorts of nasty spam. This makes people reluctant to use email to contact webmasters about their websitesand also makes webmasters reluctant to use email on their websites for contact purposes. The practice has devalued both email and the experience of the web for everyone.
I also hate spam in guestbooks.