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What do you hate about the web?

   
5:48 pm on Jul 11, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Place to gripe and rant about web surfing, web sites, and Internet in general, all for a constructive purpose.

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.

3) Slow loading pages. I don't want your flash, I don't want your javascript, I want your info if you have any

5:53 pm on Jul 11, 2002 (gmt 0)

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4) Horizontal scrolling, major turn-off....
6:14 pm on Jul 11, 2002 (gmt 0)

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5) The people who do purchase through spam and make it worthwhile for these spammers.
6:15 pm on Jul 11, 2002 (gmt 0)

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People who insist on 30 little java doohickies per page. Hate 'em. Hate 'em. Hate 'em!

G.

6:18 pm on Jul 11, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Can't smell anything.
6:23 pm on Jul 11, 2002 (gmt 0)

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any java, I hate having to wait for someone's page to load because they have a java ticker or some other useless code.

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.

6:27 pm on Jul 11, 2002 (gmt 0)

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*Little cool people wearing tight black clothes.
*Domain hoarding
*Frames
*Pushers of MSIE
6:30 pm on Jul 11, 2002 (gmt 0)

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>>*Pushers of MSIE

ooo, very true

also

this site optimized for ie blah, blah download it here, another see ya.

6:36 pm on Jul 11, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Can't smell anything.

After some of the pages I've seen, I think this is a GOOD thing. :)

7:30 pm on Jul 11, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Visual Cliches:

Photos of people photographed from above, so that the model is looking up at you.

Another one is the blatant emulation of Apple's GUI. You know, the gum drop buttons and the gray and white tiling.

Any other visual cliches out there?

7:39 pm on Jul 11, 2002 (gmt 0)

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* content-free sites
7:51 pm on Jul 11, 2002 (gmt 0)

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The fact that "What's WRONG with the web" threads are always longer than "What's GREAT about the web" threads...
9:20 pm on Jul 11, 2002 (gmt 0)

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>The fact that "What's WRONG with the web" threads are always longer than "What's GREAT about the web" threads...

ahem...hasbeen, I don't see your post yet :)

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9:33 pm on Jul 11, 2002 (gmt 0)

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In devil's advocate mode:

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...

12:04 am on Jul 12, 2002 (gmt 0)

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I hate the people who can't build the content on their own site so they decide to steal mine instead.

On a more positive note, I hate the fact that I have become aquainted with a lot of great people on the Internet that I will never get a chance to meet in person.

1:12 am on Jul 12, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Adverts for that...

"tiny little wireless camera that goes anywhere"
:)

1:17 am on Jul 12, 2002 (gmt 0)

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The fact that I didn't find this forum 2 years ago...
1:32 am on Jul 12, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Trying to get in to DMOZ
3:39 am on Jul 12, 2002 (gmt 0)

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In the "OH, but I digress" category,

Regarding that tiny little camera,
PC World/Magazine just did a roundup of those cameras, rating them under optimum light and sub-optimum light, and I have to say the article was quite enlightening.

No names as to which camera kind of didn't make the grade.

4:19 am on Jul 12, 2002 (gmt 0)

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1. email spam
2. the people that send it

I am reminded daily how stupid most of these spammers are, especially the zipperheads with their sad story extortion money requests. Do these people have half a braincell in their head? They aren't even good at being slimeballs.

8:17 am on Jul 12, 2002 (gmt 0)

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My worst are pop ups and slow loading pages. Oh and i also hate badly navigated sites. when you feel like you are clicking around in circles!
:)

WildAngel

12:12 pm on Jul 12, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Hate:

Pop-ups, especially sneaky spawning popups.

Websites that resize windows or change the way my browser operates.

Sites that try to initiate automatic downloads.

Email spammers.

12:28 pm on Jul 12, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Mis-use
12:30 pm on Jul 12, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Out there... "you are the 17th visitor to this site since 1997"!

On here... being the last post in a thread - "was it something I said"?

12:41 pm on Jul 12, 2002 (gmt 0)

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What does email spam has to do with the Web?

The web is one internet protocol and email is another. The fact that spammers crop some email adresses on the web is the only relation I see.

Did "the Web" replaced Internet in most human minds already?

1:03 pm on Jul 12, 2002 (gmt 0)

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>What does email spam has to do with the Web?

My bad.

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.

1:22 pm on Jul 12, 2002 (gmt 0)

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* Domain Hoarding
* The fact that search engines find results based on keywords rather than context.
2:46 am on Jul 13, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Filling out a lengthy, privacy intrusive "Add URL" form, finally hitting the submit button only to get a scripting error page!

The fact that everyone who bought a computer now feels they have the know-how to run a business, and assumes their pushy behavior is appropriate.

3:00 am on Jul 13, 2002 (gmt 0)

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overwhelmed and somehow speechless :?
4:45 am on Jul 13, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Web sites. I hate web sites about the web.
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