What are your online pet peeves? July 9, 2002 11:43 AM   Subscribe

A pet peeve, to me, is something intensely subjective and harmlessly annoying that it's unreasonable to attack and stupid to waste time decrying. And yet...and yet we all have them and it's fun to list them. Mine(sorry SpecialK for singling you out)are:
1) Yawn...[six more pet peeves inside]
posted by MiguelCardoso to MetaFilter-Related at 11:43 AM (131 comments total)

2) "Ugh...NYT registration."
3) "Next!";
4) "Discuss", "Enjoy", "Carry on" or any other imperative command;
5) *shrugs* or "Whatever";
6) Use of the hacker alphabet;
7) "Huh?"

All are harmless, all are part of MetaFilter's charm. and it's true that pet peeves say more about the peeved than they do about the peevee. Still...
posted by MiguelCardoso at 11:44 AM on July 9, 2002


I feel you, mc!
posted by mcsweetie at 11:48 AM on July 9, 2002


Is someones use of the phrase "pet peeve", count as a pet peeve? If so, have I just annoyed myself?

Another one of mine is the use of the phrase, "yawn".

I mean, if the subject so bores you, why not just STFU instead of spreading your droll condescending attitude to the rest of us?
posted by Dagobert at 11:50 AM on July 9, 2002 [1 favorite]


*Yawn*

(sorry, Miguel. Some people get sleepy. They're not all posting machines like you...we're mortal.)
posted by ColdChef at 11:51 AM on July 9, 2002


- when users that don't read the site being linked, and just go off on what someone has said.

(also, all hail Dagobert)
posted by mathowie (staff) at 11:51 AM on July 9, 2002


I'm with you on *yawn* Miguel.

I always wonder if I'm supposed to be impressed by how unimpressed they are.

Some people consider boredom to be the acme of cool. I, for one, think that's a crock of shit. And even if something does bore you, why bother commenting? Just move on to something that gets your blood pumping.
posted by jonmc at 11:54 AM on July 9, 2002 [1 favorite]


AHEM: people who joined yesterday but qualify this by pointing out that they were "lurkers"...Also, what matt said.
posted by Mack Twain at 12:02 PM on July 9, 2002


I have one major pet peeve, not exclusively confined to MetaFilter, but certainly present here:

Dumbest. Writing. Device. Ever.

Reads. Like. Kirk.

Please. Stop.
posted by jmcmurry at 12:04 PM on July 9, 2002


Yawn.

(No, really. Go there. It's fascinating, even if it is for kids.)
posted by mr_crash_davis at 12:04 PM on July 9, 2002


Among the Bright Young Things of the 1930s, ennui was the foremost cachet for cool. Maybe SpecialK and the other *Yawn* advocates are just really really old.

I hate it when people use bold instead of italics when quoting an earlier comment.
posted by Marquis at 12:06 PM on July 9, 2002


(also, all hail Dagobert)

This makes me a bit scared.
posted by Dagobert at 12:08 PM on July 9, 2002


Dumbest. Writing. Device. Ever.

Blame the comic book guy from The Simpsons.
posted by ColdChef at 12:09 PM on July 9, 2002


Ad hominem ad infinitum. STOP.
posted by ( .)(. ) at 12:12 PM on July 9, 2002


-CAPS IN POSTS.

-Completely italicized posts.

-Posts that start with an expository paragraph. That is

spaced really weird, like it was written in notepad and the line
breaks carried over.
Continued by a very long blockquote that is a big yellow link to an article that is only three paragraphs long. Or, better yet, a quote taken completely out of context that happens to support...
...the rhetorical and usually trollish question that follows. Don't posts like that suck? Isn't it time we did away with the lefties/righties/Republicans/Dems/etc by setting them on fire?

posted by eyeballkid at 12:13 PM on July 9, 2002


Images in threads for no good reason. Especially of kittens. Are you trying to get that privilege taken away from MeFi posters?

sidenote: really, the troll dolls, so twelve years ago...I've never read Harry Potter but I assume there are trolls in his stories. Use those trolls, at least be fashionable with your use of images.
posted by BlueTrain at 12:15 PM on July 9, 2002 [1 favorite]


really tiny type in the threads, especially for long quotes
posted by briank at 12:18 PM on July 9, 2002


I should say here that my *yawn* above was a weak attempt at humor and should not be mistaken for a wavering in my love of certain posters with a proclivity for posting ponderings pertaining to pet peeves.
posted by ColdChef at 12:19 PM on July 9, 2002


...not to mention posters with a frivolous fondness for allegedly allusive alliteration.
posted by jonmc at 12:23 PM on July 9, 2002


self-referential posts
posted by vacapinta at 12:26 PM on July 9, 2002


Funny, I was just going to mention over-use of alliteration. ;)
posted by yhbc at 12:28 PM on July 9, 2002


Posts that employ ascii text, or the English language, or {gag} both.
posted by Karl at 12:30 PM on July 9, 2002


signing your comment in a thread with your name or initial. We know you posted it. There's really no need to add a signature.

-g.
posted by gummi at 12:33 PM on July 9, 2002


- Sentimental pleas such as "Be gentle; my first post" as well as pre-emptive apologies: "I hope this hasn't been posted before";

- Excuses about lazy searching, involving URLs: "I searched and the URL had never been linked", meaning user didn't search at all;

- "As I've said before" links to a previous comment by the self-same poster;

- Spelled-out URLs in the middle of comments, i.e. http://metatalk.metafilter.com/mefi/2337#40603;

These are a few of my favourite things.
posted by MiguelCardoso at 12:34 PM on July 9, 2002


What eyeballkid said. Mostly formatting that makes things more difficult to read and serves no purpose.
posted by euphorb at 12:35 PM on July 9, 2002


I really like it when people change their minds in threads and then apologize when they reconsider their position. It makes me hopeful.
posted by ColdChef at 12:37 PM on July 9, 2002


herpes.
posted by yerfatma at 12:39 PM on July 9, 2002


posters with a proclivity for posting ponderings pertaining to pet peeves.

Excessive alliteration. (dammit, on preview, this was said...gah!)

-people who complain. about. punctuating. every. word.

-links that span more than a couple of words (thanks EBK)
posted by adampsyche at 12:39 PM on July 9, 2002


People who apoligize for posting something after realizing that someone else said it as well, but they mention that they saw it on preview, trying to convince you that they had an Original Thought as well, and are seeking credit for it.
posted by adampsyche at 12:41 PM on July 9, 2002


mr crash, I read your yawn, and never yawned once. I do yawn besides sleep reasons, when I'm nervous. Especially in a crowd.

Isn't it time we did away with the lefties/righties/Republicans/Dems/etc by setting them on fire?

eyeballkid, I don't mind if a person from ''a" party points out something in his or hers party or even "xy&z", but when "my" party is the best, and yours sucks I think that should go and is my pet peeve plus the party system. The only party I want to be in is the one your throwing with food and drinks, and sure a fire would be nice in the BBQ pit....

After preview I yawned before posting.
posted by thomcatspike at 12:45 PM on July 9, 2002


mr crash, I read your yawn, and never yawned once. I do yawn besides sleep reasons, when I'm nervous. Especially in a crowd.

Isn't it time we did away with the lefties/righties/Republicans/Dems/etc by setting them on fire?

eyeballkid, I don't mind if a person from ''a" party points out something in his or hers party or even "xy&z", but when "my" party is the best, and yours sucks I think that should go and is my pet peeve 2 the party system. The only party I want to be in is the one your throwing with food and drinks, and sure a fire would be nice in the BBQ pit....

After preview I yawned before posting.
posted by thomcatspike at 12:47 PM on July 9, 2002


  1. The addition of [Teeny comments] at the end of a link that are usually some kind of chatty aside or apology.
  2. Any comment that includes the phrase "get a life" or the words "too much time on [his|her|your] hands".

posted by rcade at 12:49 PM on July 9, 2002


All are harmless, all are part of MetaFilter's charm. and it's true that pet peeves say more about the peeved than they do about the peevee. Still...

MetaTalk...like a visit to Freud with Spell Check.

;-)

[how about emoticons?]

i used to use actions a lot *shrug* just a carry-over from old school chatting days. It works sometimes.
posted by th3ph17 at 12:56 PM on July 9, 2002 [1 favorite]


- "Puh-Leeze";

- Mentioning Godwin's Law before anyone has the pleasure of using the N-word;

- Saying "It's Matt's playground" or "it's Matt's call" instead of venturing an opinion;

- Saying "Flame on!" when offering an incontentious remark everyone is bound to agree with;

- Comparing MetaFilter to UseNet at the slightest drop of the hat;

- Explaining laboriously what the reasons are for one's "posting less" to MetaFilter when the evidence is to the contrary;

- Insulting good old Fark.com as somehow beyond the pale whilst clearly being a regular customer.
posted by MiguelCardoso at 1:02 PM on July 9, 2002


gawd. all this bitching. y'all sound like a bunch of snotty sophomoric teenagers. i thought this place was supposed to be a free-thinking, smart, witty, higher-level community! farkin fark.

a pet peeve of mine is when people chime into a thread with comments on the (poor) quality of the conversation rather than taking it upon themselves to improve the quality. it's usually mean and all hurtful-like.
posted by carsonb at 1:10 PM on July 9, 2002



posted by quonsar at 1:11 PM on July 9, 2002


ok why if I previewed, then posted, I have two posts, no excuse I did read the above. And if I posted then why was text left in my "comment box". Unless if you hit preview with post at the same time, as they are next to one another maybe? and get both results? The system also seems to be running in real time.

since I'm back,
Pet Peeve words: they're, their, there, they are ????
yes some days I have trouble but try reading a busy day of FPPs on Metafilter and all the comments too.
And I hate it when I find my self asking me.
posted by thomcatspike at 1:11 PM on July 9, 2002


And I hate it when I find my self asking me.
That's one of mine too, Thom.

posted by anathema at 1:23 PM on July 9, 2002


Jeez, you people are cranky. I guess I'd have to say that I find real-world behaviors a whole lot more irritating and horrifying than any stylistic breach of MeFi etiquette. But then I live in the asshole capital of America.

Here are some things I like: news stories for the front page not from CNN or Yahoo, members' "specially different" relations to the English language (the ordinary becomes so tiresome), and all the different ways -- from ascii rabbit to emoticon to small type to Simpson's quote to straightforward disclaimer -- people have tried expressing "I'm saying this in a funny tone of voice" to let other members know they're not being cruel or mean; even when those modes of expression may be silly or annoying, I appreciate the intention.

Of course, my real pet peeve is shoddily-constructed paragraph-long sentences.
posted by RJ Reynolds at 1:31 PM on July 9, 2002


I do not keep pets.
posted by Darth Vader at 1:37 PM on July 9, 2002


I like everything here equally, except for dong_resin, who is an ass, and annoys me repeatedly.
posted by Hima Otsubusu at 1:37 PM on July 9, 2002


Posters who switch to an alternate identity for a few random comments.
posted by yhbc at 1:44 PM on July 9, 2002


Dislikes: Posts on Isreal/Palestine which offer no new insight or development. Posts which claim--either as a main point or as an aside--that Bush stole the election and is not a legitimate President. Posts which claim all members of one or the other political party are insane or retarded or both and have nothing valuable to say. Posts involving economics. Posts involving politics. Posts about articles about other articles about blogs. Posts linking to the same topic as another post had only hours earlier. Posts involving failing/succeeding web companies. Posts which verge on the incomprehensible.

Likes: Posts on cool photography or art. Posts on flash games. Posts on pancakes and/or haiku. Posts on good web design. Posts on Supreme Court decisions. Posts with lots and lots and lots of links I haven't seen before--memepool style. Posts which don't have an agenda to advance--in other words, posts that say "gee whiz, look what I found!"
posted by monju_bosatsu at 1:46 PM on July 9, 2002


My biggest pet peeve is MetaTalk posts where people complain for the sake of complaining just so they can have something to talk about.

And, what carsonb said...

the whole "what ___ said" thing is a peeve, too

but I didn't mean that what carsonb said was actually a pet peeve... oops
posted by lnicole at 1:50 PM on July 9, 2002


I love you all and nothing you've done has ever peeved me off. Just so you know.
posted by WolfDaddy at 1:52 PM on July 9, 2002


Claims of MetaFilter being a 'boyzone'.
posted by GeekAnimator at 1:53 PM on July 9, 2002


-logjams
posted by eyeballkid at 1:55 PM on July 9, 2002


People who click 'Post' twice, either because they think the first click didn't work, or they have some sort of caffiene-induced spaz attack are really fucking annoying.

And people with stupid handles that are hard to breakout and read, like spiked cats or something.

Oh yeah, cursing bugs me, too.

And people who wear flannel.

Oh fuck it.. Johnmc just pisses me off.

But, Damn It. I. Like. This.

When used responsibly.
posted by rich at 1:56 PM on July 9, 2002


People who link to definitions of obscure words that they assume we poor masses won't know.
posted by transient at 2:00 PM on July 9, 2002


I yawn when I'm nervous too ThomCat. Especially when i meet people for the first time. So remember everyone, at the MeFi meet n' greet, if I yawn, it's not because i'm bored, but because you scare me.

It kind of annoys me when people feel they have to use someone's entire screen name to respond to them.

"Stavrosthewonderchicken: you are great. i love you. let me bask in your shadow."

I mean, would a stavros not work? are there other stavroses?

I think this only annoys me b/c i read to myself outloud, but in my head (not vocally). Ok, fuck it. I'm just weird.
posted by Ufez Jones at 2:00 PM on July 9, 2002


when people don't stop to smell the stavroses
posted by tj at 2:06 PM on July 9, 2002


Oh, and people who post really dumb questions on MetaTalk. And people who sign up, forget about it, and then sign up again (not the same as people who have mulitiple account identity disorder and abuse it) Pretty much just anyone who makes mistakes.
posted by Ufez Jones at 2:19 PM on July 9, 2002


~wink~

I freakin hate the ~wink~, or *wink*, or any variation thereof!

Well, that and constipation.

Know what I mean, *wink*?
posted by Wulfgar! at 2:20 PM on July 9, 2002


"As I've said before" links to a previous comment by the self-same poster.1

as i've said before, i'm completely with miguel w/r/t 'yawn'. and for those of you too lazy to click but who still care what i think:

'yawn' is much much much worse than anything. even a haiku about pancakes. i mean, 'yawn' is just plain mean. it's rude and dismissive and insulting and often directed at newbies who are making their first genuine effort to contribute. crappy usenet snarking is all it is, with no point other than to inflate the fragile ego of some chickenhead who got his lunch money stolen from him every day by a grade-school bully but who grew up to be a rough & tough 'eye-tea guy'...and now it's his turn to do some bullying. machismo for punk-ass fuckwits. lame lame lame.

posted by mlang at 2:25 PM on July 9, 2002


(basically, just an excuse for me to say 'chickenhead' again.)
posted by mlang at 2:26 PM on July 9, 2002


Whenever somebody makes a post about sports and then somebody comments that "well, I'm not into sports..." or "this belongs on sportsfilter"
posted by vito90 at 2:29 PM on July 9, 2002


newsfilter posts make me cry sometimes.
posted by fishfucker at 2:42 PM on July 9, 2002


I hate this idea that somehow we are required to have one or two stupid pointless posts on a Friday.

And I hate it even more when a random post is made on, say, Tuesday, and someone complains that it's not Friday yet.

I don't know when this "Friday fun" thing came to be... probably after things got so bloody serious.
posted by mkn at 2:44 PM on July 9, 2002


Whenever someone uses "b/c" instead of "because". Also people who type "w/r/t" instead of whatever the fuck it stands for, but then spell out "I.T." as "eye-tea". That's really fucking annoying.

Also, would it kill some of you people to capitalize the first letter in a sentence. Just once, for fuck's sake?

Oh, and people who insist on using the f-word. Those kind of people are just lame.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 2:54 PM on July 9, 2002


Yes, I know what "w/r/t" means. Don't post the actual phrase here in order to try and make me look stupid. I hate that, too.

And people who post twice in a row. Fuckers.


posted by mr_crash_davis at 2:58 PM on July 9, 2002


crash: if i still had my monte carlo, i'd come to your house and do donuts on your front lawn, you f-wording bastard.
posted by mlang at 3:46 PM on July 9, 2002


to quote hotdoughnutsnow:

"yeah and what the fuck does WTF mean?"
posted by machaus at 3:47 PM on July 9, 2002


oh, and the reason we have to use 'w/r/t' is that 're:' has been co-opted by email convention and two-thirds of the american populace thinks it's an abbreviation for 'reply', rather than for 'regarding'. did anyone here think that? c'mon, be honest.
posted by mlang at 3:49 PM on July 9, 2002


People who post twice in a row, then post again with an apology, an excuse, or a bitch about the crappy system. Not relevant to any discussion and really, no one cares. It's not like it's hard for others to tell when you double-post. And they really don't think you did it on purpose. Trust me on that.
posted by smackfu at 3:53 PM on July 9, 2002


"'re:' has been co-opted by email convention and two-thirds of the american populace thinks it's an abbreviation for 'reply'"

Yeah, you're right. I hate them too. Not the two-thirds, just the American populace in general.

Present company excepted, of course.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 4:17 PM on July 9, 2002


People who use "of" instead of "have": "I could of been a contender", "He would of wanted it this way" and "I of to disagree"(I might of made this last one up).
posted by MiguelCardoso at 4:19 PM on July 9, 2002


People who click 'Post' twice

Code that doesn't check to see if 'Post' has been pressed twice. Slackness Mr Howie, slackness. (Hint: is the previous post exactly the same as the current one? ;)
posted by inpHilltr8r at 4:24 PM on July 9, 2002


People writing 'loose' when they mean 'lose.'
posted by vacapinta at 4:35 PM on July 9, 2002


sidenote: really, the troll dolls, so twelve years ago...I've never read Harry Potter but I assume there are trolls in his stories. Use those trolls, at least be fashionable with your use of images. posted by BlueTrain

Ok...I did that...but Miguel started it. heh. And in context, I still think it's funny. But then, I'm easily amused.

[how about emoticons?] by th3ph17

Oh dear...I do that too. :)

"Puh-Leeze" - by MiguelCardoso

Um...yeah, guilty of that once or twice prolly.

Posts which claim--either as a main point or as an aside--that Bush stole the election and is not a legitimate President. Posts involving economics. Posts involving politics. by monju_bosatsu

Yep, done that too.

*sniff* Ok, I admit it...I'm a terrible person. I probably kick my cat in my sleep, I've considered feeding obnoxious neighborhood children to my dogs,...and once, just once mind you, I considered smacking someone for repeatedly using the word "irregardless"...which is NOT a word, damn it!
posted by dejah420 at 5:15 PM on July 9, 2002


Really long, multiple-paragraph posts bug me. I value succint points.
posted by rio at 5:17 PM on July 9, 2002


Postroad and ParisParismus.
posted by salmacis at 6:05 PM on July 9, 2002


Hey, sometimes I get tired in the middle of a post and then realize that a yawn is a much better summation of what I was going to say! *grin*

But thanks, I've been discussed on MeTa now... I'm a MeFi celebrity!
posted by SpecialK at 6:07 PM on July 9, 2002


say more about the peeved than they do about the peevee

Shouldn't that be "say more about the peevee [object] than the peevor [subject]"

Irregardless, w/r/t people who make nit-picky, irrelevent, and possibly erroneous corrections to other people's grammar, and usually add pretentiously convoluted qualifying clauses - they're annoying, too.

Ok, I'll shut up, now. (Ack!)
posted by normy at 6:47 PM on July 9, 2002


My pet peeve: making a spelling mistake in a comment and following it up with another comment correcting your mistake, although it's pretty obvious that you meant "believe" and not "beleive" or whatever.

Bonus points: doing it in a really geeky way, like "s/beleive/believe"!
posted by turaho at 6:48 PM on July 9, 2002


People who write a rant and then decide to delete most of it without deleting the space below. No forget that, I mean people that pull you up for it, after all we are all human. No, OK it is annoying, careless, and disrespectful to the community, so yeah it's OK to pull people up for it. But then again they probably feel stupid anyway so is it really necessary, and they meant no harm? Is it really that clever to point small mistakes out? Does it add anything to the community? Then again there are people that/who/ just discuss thing with themselves without coming to a conclusion. Now they really piss me off.








posted by RobertLoch at 6:59 PM on July 9, 2002


when people don't stop to smell the stavroses

This activity is undertaken at your own risk. I will assume no liability in the case of nasal damages. Void where prohibited by law.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 7:48 PM on July 9, 2002


"FPP"

People writing 'loose' when they mean 'lose.'

I don't know what it is about these two particular misspelled words, but their misspelling is approximately 100 times more annoying than any other misspelled words.


Repetitive, run-on, and redundant sentences annoy me too.
posted by mkn at 7:59 PM on July 9, 2002


My biggest pet peeve is "your" vs "you're". Also, I will occasionally run across "should of" used when "should've" was what they were trying to say. "But the spell check said it was okay..." So what? Any random collection of properly spelled words will be spelled correctly.

Yes, I'm a bit of a freak about spelling and grammar. It really fucks up dyslexics. I don't mind it that much on the web, but I have started to use a red pen to correct spelling and grammar on resum├ęs. While I'm conducting the interview.

My other pet peeve is the Clavinists. No, not Calvinists. Clavin, as in Cliff Clavin from the TV show Cheers. We all know people like this. They pull random information out of their asses and then pass it off as facts. For example, in one of the discussion threads on EN World, some fuckwit posted that Ted Turner had spray painted swastikas on the dorm rooms of Jewish college students. When asked for a link, he said he found it on the web. How about a URL next time? Nobody I've spoken with can find any information to back this up.
posted by nickonomicon at 8:09 PM on July 9, 2002


I hate those big ugly Lucite fuck me pumps all the porn chix wear nowadays.
They aren't sexy, and they sure don't look comfy.
posted by dong_resin at 8:14 PM on July 9, 2002


That would be a Penthouse Pet Peeve, dong. You're in the wrong room.
posted by yhbc at 8:28 PM on July 9, 2002


Dammit. Should've said wrong "forum".
posted by yhbc at 8:29 PM on July 9, 2002


Well, I think we've covered every single post in the history of Metafilter. Nice!

Wait, I hate when people say "nice!".

There, done!
posted by Succa at 8:29 PM on July 9, 2002


I hate it when people presume to have uttered the final word on a given subject. And that's all there is to say about that.
posted by Optamystic at 8:46 PM on July 9, 2002


That would be a Penthouse Pet Peeve, dong. You're in the wrong room.
posted by yhbc at 8:28 PM PST on July 9

Dammit. Should've said wrong "forum".
posted by yhbc at 8:29 PM PST on July 9


I really hate it when I think up something exceptionally clever a minute after I've already posted something only semi-clever.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 8:53 PM on July 9, 2002


It bugs me when people snicker at my handle. It makes me feel different, unwanted, rejected...kinda like high school.

Dammit, I just opened up a can'o'nostalgia!
posted by ( .)(. ) at 9:00 PM on July 9, 2002


Add people who put 'o' between things that don't belong together to my list'o'people I hate.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 9:04 PM on July 9, 2002


underscores_in_usernames
posted by Optamystic at 9:14 PM on July 9, 2002


Optamysts.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 9:19 PM on July 9, 2002


Just this one little thing...


:)


That is all.
posted by bradth27 at 9:24 PM on July 9, 2002


cult threads... particularly during their early stages.
posted by mlang at 9:53 PM on July 9, 2002


1) People who post comments on topics they know nothing about.

2) People who post comments on topics they know absolutely everything about; so much, in fact, that they feel no need to read or respond to anybody else's comments, because they know everything already.

3) People who post comments which are off-topic.

4) People who don't know what the topic is.
posted by ook at 9:55 PM on July 9, 2002


yhbc, you remember one time you passed me a virtual pack of Lucky's? I hand 10 cartons back to you. Semi-clever followed by "shucks I coulda been exceptionally clever" in small type no less is really quite a wonderful use of this medium to full comedic effect.

You see? This is why I love you all. But I hate you too. Because you're clever. Very. Clever.
posted by WolfDaddy at 10:12 PM on July 9, 2002


Group hugs. Major pet peeve. Especially since WolfDaddy keeps touching my supple yet sinewy glutes.

And refuses to take me to dinner.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 10:15 PM on July 9, 2002


One last thing before I go to bed.

People who can't go to bed without saying "one last thing".

Bastards.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 10:19 PM on July 9, 2002


People who mention me in comments.

Including me.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 10:30 PM on July 9, 2002


Okay, pet peeve, overuse of metaphor in flirtation between two online personas who present themselves to others as being of the same gender:

Why dint ya just say "hot ass"? You know you wanted to.

Sweet dreams.

what do stavroses smell like?
posted by WolfDaddy at 10:32 PM on July 9, 2002


I hate it when I push the post button too qui
posted by Kafkaesque at 10:37 PM on July 9, 2002


ckly and become someone else.
posted by eyeballkid at 10:38 PM on July 9, 2002


"Why dint ya just say "hot ass"? You know you wanted to."

I like to play hard to get.

And a stavrose by any other name would still smell as sweat.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 10:44 PM on July 9, 2002


Is a pet peeve a pet or a peeve?
posted by semmi at 12:20 AM on July 10, 2002


Go to bed. Shush.
posted by WolfDaddy at 12:28 AM on July 10, 2002


're:' has been co-opted by email convention and two-thirds of the american populace thinks it's an abbreviation for 'reply', rather than for 'regarding'

Really? I suppose this isn't surprising; after all, where are today's teenagers going to pick up basic secretarial skills? Bet they don't know what "cc" stands for either. *snicker*
posted by kindall at 12:54 AM on July 10, 2002


i hate lists.
posted by jcterminal at 1:04 AM on July 10, 2002


i hate people who get to the party the next day
posted by Frasermoo at 1:32 AM on July 10, 2002


A misanthrope's distillation of ook's pet peeves, above(and tacictly everyone else's):

Hates

1. Posts.
2. Comments.
3. People who post comments.
4. People who post.
5. People.

Loves

Metafilter.
posted by MiguelCardoso at 1:46 AM on July 10, 2002


I thought 'cc' stood for 'ColdChef'! You mean he hasn't been getting all those emails I cc'ed to him?
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 1:57 AM on July 10, 2002


- Sentimental pleas such as "Be gentle; my first post"

Oops, sorry. Won't do it again.
posted by dg at 5:24 AM on July 10, 2002


what quonsar said.
posted by quonsar at 5:27 AM on July 10, 2002


This would have been my favorite MetaTalk thread. But now it's yesterday's bread. I hate getting to a thread too late.
posted by pracowity at 6:14 AM on July 10, 2002


That'd be one of my pet peeves too, pracowity.

Mentioning Godwin's Law before anyone has the pleasure of using the N-word

- Feeling preemptively peer-pressured into mentioning Godwin's Law before anyone has the pleasure of using the N-word because you wanted to use the N-word in a perfectly legitimate non-facile-comparison-of-random-person-to-Ns way but knew that as soon as you did someone would call Godwin on you, and then feeling damned if you do, damned if you don't for having self-Godwinned and wishing you'd just mentioned the bloody Nazis in the first place, seeing you were actually talking about extreme examples of cultures of violence, and not mentioning them in such a context is like the old joke about trying not to think about elephants.

- Describing one's pet peeves in over-long sentences.
posted by rory at 6:23 AM on July 10, 2002


i hate pracowity
posted by Frasermoo at 6:23 AM on July 10, 2002


*cries*
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 6:52 AM on July 10, 2002


What everybody said.
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 6:57 AM on July 10, 2002


> i hate pracowity

So, uh, Frase, where's the beer? Got any dip for these chips?
posted by pracowity at 7:16 AM on July 10, 2002


The beer is flat and the chips is stale.

Let's go bowling.
posted by Frasermoo at 7:43 AM on July 10, 2002


- What ____ said

- Inside jokes

- No spaces before/after parantheses or brackets

- it's/its

- that/which

- "pardonyou, indeed!"
posted by pardonyou? at 8:20 AM on July 10, 2002


I hate the guardians of what can be said and how, without their adding any substance or anything new whatsoever to any subject, besides preening themselves with their self-assumed authority and perfect knowledge of what is appropriate. I hate hating.
posted by semmi at 8:31 AM on July 10, 2002


In jokes.

Bad spelling and grammar, although the standard on Mefi is far better than on any other forum/blog/chat site I've been to. At least people here write in sentences.

People who take the effort to research their topic then undermine it all with an aggressive personal attack.
posted by Summer at 10:15 AM on July 10, 2002


Ad hominem ad infinitum. STOP.

That's number one.

- Posts which deny--either as a main point or as an aside--that Bush stole the election and is not a legitimate President.

- Pancake references

- The idea that no rules apply on Fridays and that we are all suddenly overcome one day a week by the urge to wade in stupid crap (I'd rather see it spread evenly)

- "I of to disagree"(I might of made this last one up).

ROTFL

- Ignorance, intolerance, and those who are proud of displaying one or both.

- People who admit that they delight in "pissing in the Metafilter pool" just for the hell of it who don't get banned

- Short-term thinking about long-range problems

- Simplistic conceptualizations of complex issues

- People who derive their identities and feelings of self worth from labels (Republican, Christian, American, stockbroker) and defend them accordingly

- Pointless unkindness toward and "pointscoring" on fellow users. Also, bitterness, selfishness, cruelty, verbal abuse, and threats of physical violence

- Lurkers

- People unwilling to step up and defend the values of the site when they are abused

- The existence of the Spell Check button

- The fact that the "new comments" tag rarely works

- The fact that I cannot more easily track activity in older threads

- The fact that threads effectively die after 3 days, making cries to put new-but-related links in the original thread preposterous

- The dilution of the site by Sportsfilter and Blogwhatchacallit

- When new signups are turned off

- Doubleposts (by multiple people or by the same person)

- Users who email me irrational rants out of the blue to call me every name in the book with little explanation of what provoked them so

- People who think they have all the answers and come here only to proselytize

- People who come across as one-dimensional and only ever post in threads on a single topic
posted by rushmc at 11:48 AM on July 10, 2002


People who reword cliches to disguise the fact that they are resorting to cliches.

Yeah I do it too. Hey Kettle, did you hear that Pot called you "kitchenware of color"?
posted by Shadowkeeper at 11:58 AM on July 10, 2002


Miguel, let's just simplify that to this:

Hates: People.
Loves: Metafilter.


Yeah, that sounds about right to me.
posted by ook at 12:07 PM on July 10, 2002


I hate the fact that evanizer smokes here.
posted by rushmc at 2:06 PM on July 10, 2002


It's not so much the smoking as it is the insistence on using one of those ridiculous ashtrays that looks like a human skull. That really creeps me out.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 2:28 PM on July 10, 2002


Oh, yeah. It just "looks like" a skull. Right.
posted by ColdChef at 2:32 PM on July 10, 2002


I'm glad somebody finally brought that up. It's really been bugging me too. You'd think he could open a window and at least air the place out a little.
posted by yhbc at 2:40 PM on July 10, 2002


That's not a skull, it's crash's hot ass.
posted by WolfDaddy at 2:54 PM on July 10, 2002


That gives me an idea! Tonight I'll be using the Stevie the Dell Guy's skull for an ashtray! And I'll make a little house out of his bones.
posted by eyeballkid at 3:46 PM on July 10, 2002


It's not the smoking that annoys me so much as what he is smoking. It smells like something evil died in here and then someone cremated it on the spot.
posted by dg at 5:01 PM on July 10, 2002


- People that use the term player hater when they can't see the words GAME OVER blinking on their screen.

- People that don't realize aspiring to a white trash aesthetic is the new 'N'

- People that invent snarky usernames and then balk when they get flack about it.

- People that use the term 'that's so gay' and think they still have a chance at cogent arguement worth attention.

- People that don't realize there's at least 9622 other websites like this one that they can go to if they've been beat down in metatalk.

- People that use this thread as a reference guide to disrupt future threads.
posted by yonderboy at 5:36 PM on July 10, 2002


-being late to this party. And picking through the detritus, thinking of all the fun...

posted by zpousman at 7:28 AM on July 11, 2002


"Straw Man"

Makes me see red, red rage every time I run across it.
posted by Irontom at 10:04 AM on July 11, 2002


Pot, meet kettle.

Written just like that. Makes me want to kill.
posted by jennyb at 7:29 PM on July 11, 2002


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