Random thing you loathe right now.

I, too, have been getting annoyed at the (ab)use of the otherwise harmless word 'This'. Seriously, people. Even 'Agreed' would be better. Or 'Amen' for those of you who know that it actually means 'I agree' rather than just the last word said at prayers...

SO SAY WE ALL

"This" was "QFT" two years ago, and will probably become something else fairly soon.

"Amen" is maybe a little much; the actual translation is "so be it" and is generally meant as an assertion that whatever you're agreeing to will happen...probably a bit much for the internet. I like Quintin's suggestion, because it includes people who may vehemently disagree, which will just fan the flames even further.

Yeah, I don't even agree with Matt or Rallick. I was just proposing a better BSG-themed alternative.

SommerMatt wrote:

((Cue the wise-apples who will now use both these memes to respond to my post...))

Meh, too easy.

...I'm sorry! don't hit me!

I've been guilty of using "this" instead of "agreed", but I usually at least try to follow it up with why I agree. "This", "fail", "QFT", and others only really bother me when that's the entire content of the post - people should at least try to add something to the discussion instead of just shouting "me too!"

My boss and the looming conversation with him. He has me really pissed off.

Anyone hiring code monkeys?

Quintin_Stone wrote:

Yeah, I don't even agree with Matt or Rallick. I was just proposing a better BSG-themed alternative. :)

SO SAY WE ALL! SO SAY WE ALL! SO SAY WE ALL!

Also, another possible reason for the proliferation of mindless 'FAIL' and 'This' posts on message boards: built-in valuation systems that are based on one's quantity of posts, not quality of posts. Gotta earn that tag somehow, right? Why not pad your post count with a few one-stop FAILs in threads you ordinarily would never read.

It's definitely more shameless on other boards (check out any comment thread about a Zero Punctuation video over at Escapist), but these community rankings aren't really helping to improve quality communication.

What bugs me is when the fail is a bigger fail than the fail they were failing! Ya know?

Quintin_Stone wrote:

What bugs me is when the fail is a bigger fail than the fail they were failing! Ya know?

Yo Dog, I noticed you like Fail, so I put some fail in your fail so you can fail while failing, dig it?

Pharacon wrote:
Quintin_Stone wrote:

What bugs me is when the fail is a bigger fail than the fail they were failing! Ya know?

Yo Dog, I noticed you like Fail, so I put some fail in your fail so you can fail while failing, dig it?

MEH!

It's all an extension of Eternal September more or less. In one community I frequent the tradition is to (still) use AOL instead of QFT, Agreed etc. as the single word of choice to use when just expressing agreement with a previous post without contributing anything.

America On-Line?

nossid wrote:

It's all an extension of Eternal September more or less. In one community I frequent the tradition is to (still) use AOL instead of QFT, Agreed etc. as the single word of choice to use when just expressing agreement with a previous post without contributing anything.

me too

Quintin_Stone wrote:
nossid wrote:

It's all an extension of Eternal September more or less. In one community I frequent the tradition is to (still) use AOL instead of QFT, Agreed etc. as the single word of choice to use when just expressing agreement with a previous post without contributing anything.

me too

true that!

Interesting link Nossid, were you part of this l33t initial Usenet community back in the day?

Clemenstation wrote:

true that!

Interesting link Nossid, were you part of this l33t initial Usenet community back in the day?

No, I'm a little bit too young to have had any online presence worth mentioning at that time. Incidentally I may have started using this username in September -93, or close to it. No correlation, I swear :).

Quintin_Stone wrote:

SO SAY WE ALL

Marked and 'membered

I am currently loathing office politics a little more than usual.

SommerMatt wrote:

Come on, don't we have the energy to really SLAM something we hate any more? We have to resort to such bland forms of expression?

You know, the more time we spend online, the closer our online interactions come to our everyday in-person interactions. I don't know about you, but not everything I say on a day-to-day basis is a glistening ingot of meaningfulness and profundity.

I see the proliferation of 'mehs' and 'fails' as a good thing overall. It's almost proof positive that online communication is an accurate facsimile of the real world.

Jonman wrote:
SommerMatt wrote:

Come on, don't we have the energy to really SLAM something we hate any more? We have to resort to such bland forms of expression?

You know, the more time we spend online, the closer our online interactions come to our everyday in-person interactions. I don't know about you, but not everything I say on a day-to-day basis is a glistening ingot of meaningfulness and profundity.

I see the proliferation of 'mehs' and 'fails' as a good thing overall. It's almost proof positive that online communication is an accurate facsimile of the real world.

And that is a good thing, why?

The internet, being solely a form of written communication, allows each of us to pause and THINK at our leisure BEFORE committing to any communication. theoretically, every post you make on line SHOULD contain at least some thought and polish. Speaking is mostly an "ad lib" situation, and therefore one can be much more forgiving towards all those "ummms" and "ahhhhs" and "you knows" that pepper our verbal communication.

Yeah, I know it's unrealistic to expect actual pausing and thinking before posting, but ideally if one has nothing interesting to say, maybe they should do everyone a favor and NOT say it?

SommerMatt wrote:
Jonman wrote:
SommerMatt wrote:

Come on, don't we have the energy to really SLAM something we hate any more? We have to resort to such bland forms of expression?

You know, the more time we spend online, the closer our online interactions come to our everyday in-person interactions. I don't know about you, but not everything I say on a day-to-day basis is a glistening ingot of meaningfulness and profundity.

I see the proliferation of 'mehs' and 'fails' as a good thing overall. It's almost proof positive that online communication is an accurate facsimile of the real world.

Lots of

FTFY

Get off my lawn, you crazy kids!

Back to things to loathe:

Roadworks in the middle of the worst bottleneck on my way to work, during rush hour. It appeared that they were packing up, so they must have specifically chosen to close the lane just until 9am.

SommerMatt wrote:
Jonman wrote:
SommerMatt wrote:

Come on, don't we have the energy to really SLAM something we hate any more? We have to resort to such bland forms of expression?

You know, the more time we spend online, the closer our online interactions come to our everyday in-person interactions. I don't know about you, but not everything I say on a day-to-day basis is a glistening ingot of meaningfulness and profundity.

I see the proliferation of 'mehs' and 'fails' as a good thing overall. It's almost proof positive that online communication is an accurate facsimile of the real world.

And that is a good thing, why?

The internet, being solely a form of written communication, allows each of us to pause and THINK at our leisure BEFORE committing to any communication. theoretically, every post you make on line SHOULD contain at least some thought and polish. Speaking is mostly an "ad lib" situation, and therefore one can be much more forgiving towards all those "ummms" and "ahhhhs" and "you knows" that pepper our verbal communication.

Yeah, I know it's unrealistic to expect actual pausing and thinking before posting, but ideally if one has nothing interesting to say, maybe they should do everyone a favor and NOT say it?

All of this discussion and how many of us use Twitter, or follow others' "tweets"? We are living in a society that breeds lethargy and apathy, and encourages both as long as they're neatly packaged. And as I've said in a previous post in this thread, I loathe lethargy. I also loathe Twitter. And Facebook. And the society that cultivates these things. And whippersnappers. Meh... back to work.

WipEout wrote:

All of this discussion and how many of us use Twitter, or follow others' "tweets"? We are living in a society that breeds lethargy and apathy, and encourages both as long as they're neatly packaged. And as I've said in a previous post in this thread, I loathe lethargy. I also loathe Twitter. And Facebook. And the society that cultivates these things. And whippersnappers. Meh... back to work.

I dunno... I see Twitter more as a "haiku" form of communication

SommerMatt wrote:

I dunno... I see Twitter more as a "haiku" form of communication :)

Hey guys I just ate
A really yummy sandwich
I love sandwiches

A bug just landed
Right on my face! OMG
Bugs are like sooo gross

One last thing regarding Twitter: Conan O'Brien.

I hate banks. They took all me moneys...

I hate that all links in the Xbox360 NXE interface take forever to frikkin' load. Not to mention the fact that if you go back a step in a menu, they have to actively refresh all the possible Videos, Demos, DLC, etc..

Basically, I hate sitting in front of my console for 30 seconds waiting for a 15k list of hyperlinks to refresh. Isn't this thing made by Microsoft?? Can't all this just be done in the background.. sheesh..

I only just recently bought a PS3, and I already hate downloading games on it.
1) Download
2) Install
3) Run
4) Download update
5) Install update
6) Restart
7) Finally get to friggin' play

muttonchop wrote:

I only just recently bought a PS3, and I already hate downloading games on it.
1) Download
2) Install
3) Run
4) Download update
5) Install update
6) Restart
7) Finally get to friggin' play

But does it have that annoying Mario animation that the Wii uses?

I love my Wii, but I mute my television whenever I'm downloading so that I don't have to hear that noise.

adam.greenbrier wrote:
muttonchop wrote:

I only just recently bought a PS3, and I already hate downloading games on it.
1) Download
2) Install
3) Run
4) Download update
5) Install update
6) Restart
7) Finally get to friggin' play

But does it have that annoying Mario animation that the Wii uses?

I love my Wii, but I mute my television whenever I'm downloading so that I don't have to hear that noise.

But... but... the nostalgia! Oh the memories! The coins, and their infernal ringing and the dinging!