AnnoyiNG things. I can see you're on your lunch break ...FREE FOR A CHAT?

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by Drumstick » Thu Jun 18, 2020 3:02 pm

Eighthours wrote:I knew there was a reason I felt an urge to log in today, almost as if this thread was calling out to me. To conversational writing on reddit and forums, I would like to add the crime of sentences which go on forever with no capital letters or punctuation. A stream of consciousness that, if written out properly, would actually comprise 10 or more sentences. You know the kind I mean. Seen mostly on Facebook.

Care to provide the most recent example you've seen of this, solely for my amusement? ;)

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by Eighthours » Thu Jun 18, 2020 3:03 pm

Drumstick wrote:
Eighthours wrote:I knew there was a reason I felt an urge to log in today, almost as if this thread was calling out to me. To conversational writing on reddit and forums, I would like to add the crime of sentences which go on forever with no capital letters or punctuation. A stream of consciousness that, if written out properly, would actually comprise 10 or more sentences. You know the kind I mean. Seen mostly on Facebook.

Care to provide the most recent example you've seen of this, solely for my amusement? ;)

Welcome back, btw.


Ah, I can't remember exactly where it was. On Facebook SOMEWHERE. Next time I see one, I'll share.

And thanks!

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by Preezy » Thu Jun 18, 2020 3:08 pm

Cuttooth wrote:The way people use ellipses in the middle of a sentence to signify a pause in thinking as if they're always writing in a stream of consciousness. See it all the time on Twitter. :x

He's great, but Taf used to do this a lot. "So you're saying that women shouldn't be allowed out of the kitchen? That's... well that's problematic" :lol:

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by Victor Mildew » Thu Jun 18, 2020 3:25 pm

Preezy wrote:
Cuttooth wrote:The way people use ellipses in the middle of a sentence to signify a pause in thinking as if they're always writing in a stream of consciousness. See it all the time on Twitter. :x

He's great, but Taf used to do this a lot. "So you're saying that women shouldn't be allowed out of the kitchen? That's... well that's problematic" :lol:


"Well....

Hmmm..

Well, I, I see now.

... hhhmmmmm"

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by KK » Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:00 pm

I’ve encountered some dirty advertising tactics, but tapping on numerous places on the Eurogamer website (such as comments or article heading) forces a pop up/trailer on my iPad for a videogame called Disintegration. The trailer slides in from the side and then there’s no X anywhere to close it. Tap the screen and it expands to the full size. Only way to get rid of it is to refresh the page.

What a pile of gooseberry fool this website now is. Every time I go on there (around once or twice a month) I’m greeted with ever more of their ‘dodgy deals’. Coasting on the coattails of Digital Foundry at this point.

I honestly don’t mind adverts. I don’t mind supporting a site by keeping ads on. But the strategy these days appears to be: take the piss.

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by Mafro » Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:17 pm

Victor Mildew wrote:"Ok, so..."

"Here, ..."

Seems to primarily be weegies but I've heard it from other places int he UK.

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by Eighthours » Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:18 pm

KK wrote:I’ve encountered some dirty advertising tactics, but tapping on numerous places on the Eurogamer website (such as comments or article heading) forces a pop up/trailer on my iPad for a videogame called Disintegration. The trailer slides in from the side and then there’s no X anywhere to close it. Tap the screen and it expands to the full size. Only way to get rid of it is to refresh the page.


Earlier on this week, I was getting redirected to another website’s page for a game (may have been Disintegration, I can’t remember) if I clicked on a comments thread, then went back to the article to have another look at it, and then tried to go back to the comments again. The comments link would never load that second time and would always go to that other page, and then the comments were completely inaccessible. Disgraceful!

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by Chocolate-Milk » Thu Jun 18, 2020 11:53 pm

Victor Mildew wrote:
Preezy wrote:
Cuttooth wrote:The way people use ellipses in the middle of a sentence to signify a pause in thinking as if they're always writing in a stream of consciousness. See it all the time on Twitter. :x

He's great, but Taf used to do this a lot. "So you're saying that women shouldn't be allowed out of the kitchen? That's... well that's problematic" :lol:


"Well....

Hmmm..

Well, I, I see now.

... hhhmmmmm"

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by Victor Mildew » Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:51 am

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by Zilnad » Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:56 am

When your work laptop has been stuck on 0% of a Windows update for 15 minutes. It's so gooseberry fool and I just have to wait for it to reboot.

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by That's not a growth » Fri Jun 19, 2020 9:09 am

My work laptop tried to update Windows, Skype, Teams and avast the other day at the same time and essentially killed it. I lost the documents I had open, but apart from that there seems to be no lingering problems.

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by Zilnad » Fri Jun 19, 2020 9:13 am

It's still at 0% but the light on the side is constantly lit as if it's working insanely hard. I really don't have time for this strawberry floating gooseberry fool.

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by Zilnad » Fri Jun 19, 2020 9:14 am

2%!

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by Squinty » Fri Jun 19, 2020 9:50 am

Zilnad wrote:2%!


Estimated start up time.

2027.

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by Zilnad » Fri Jun 19, 2020 10:07 am

Squinty wrote:
Zilnad wrote:2%!


Estimated start up time.

2027.


We're now on 12% of update 2 of ?

My stomach is really aching. Feels like I've been kicked in it. You know that feeling where you're all ready to sit down, crack on and smash all the work? And then something like this happens and you just watch the clock ticking by while nothing gets done.

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by Lotus » Fri Jun 19, 2020 11:54 am

KK wrote:What a pile of gooseberry fool this website now is. Every time I go on there (around once or twice a month) I’m greeted with ever more of their ‘dodgy deals’. Coasting on the coattails of Digital Foundry at this point.

I honestly don’t mind adverts. I don’t mind supporting a site by keeping ads on. But the strategy these days appears to be: take the piss.

Eurogamer's been awful for a good while now, and things like this really don't help. Digital Foundry is the only interesting or unique thing about it, and if you're not into the technical side of games, then there's no reason at all to visit.

And some sites I've used, genuinely 2/3 of the screen is covered by adverts. I don't mind adverts either - I get the need for them - but more often than not they're loud, intrusive, auto-playing, content-obscuring pieces of shite. And sites then wonder why people use ad-blockers.

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by Zilnad » Fri Jun 19, 2020 12:00 pm

90%

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by Zilnad » Fri Jun 19, 2020 12:05 pm

Finally logging in only to find out that Sage Drive is dead again.

I strawberry floating give up! :lol: :lol: :lol:

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by Squinty » Fri Jun 19, 2020 12:55 pm

Zilnad wrote:Finally logging in only to find out that Sage Drive is dead again.

I strawberry floating give up! :lol: :lol: :lol:


Dude, just take the day off sick. It can't get any better :lol:

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by KK » Mon Jun 22, 2020 7:26 pm

Been given one of those prepaid digital Mastercards and they’re a right royal pain in the arse. Wouldn’t recommend them to anyone, tbh. Every site I’ve used the provider has declined the payment, despite being well under the amount loaded on the card. What sites do these strawberry floating things work on, exactly? Any advice appreciated, as I’m a bit tired of trying different shops attempting to find something that is just the right amount only to be declined.

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