Originally Posted by Bonnie1965
We have a 16yr old young man working with us this summer. When he doesn't know something, he says "idk" for I don't know.
My little sister does the same thing.
I don't really mind a few acronyms like, idk, omg, lol, rofl or a few others like that. But the whole "r u fine?" or other sentences like that are just ridiculous. They are full words for a reason people, type it out.
Originally Posted by mybabyphx
If you saw the first sentence it said that I understand WHY people do it. I completely understand.
I just like to know a general idea of where people are. Maybe they live next door to me? Maybe they live in a state where I used to live? Maybe they live somewhere I've visited before? These are all things that are conversation starters- to make friends. Without a clue, I don't know where they are.
I guess I should just bite my tongue here. Never mind.
I totally agree. it's not like they are giving their address. And you shouldn't bite your tongue.
Chain letters are annoying.
ALL CAPS, or TyPiNg LiKe ThIs i really hate.
Smilies are ok, as long as you don't go overboard.
They are great to emphasize a point, feeling or whatever.
Spam is always annoying.
Originally Posted by StacyD1987
I hate it when people talk lyk thiz cuz they thinkz they gotz leet skillz nd gramrz, wOoT!
Makes them sound like they need to go back to elementary school and relearn their English. ARGH!
Omg. I absolutely hate that. What is even more annoying is when adults do it. By adults I mean persons older than 20. USE PROPER ENGLISH!!!! And yes, I was yelling that. Not at a specific person, just the idots that do that in general.
Pop-up adds I hate also. Fortunatly, I use Mozilla Firefox and unless stated otherwise, it doesn't like to let any windows pop up. I get a few every now and again but mostly not.
Originally Posted by gemlady
I also get peeved at my ISP which cuts me off after 3 hours!!
(NetZero - but it's only $10...)
That should be illegal, if you pay for internet, you should be able to have it anytime all the time. I'm online all the time so I am biased.
Originally Posted by jcat
There aren't any rules about flashing avatars, but we're aware that they can trigger epileptic seizures (something I have personal experience with, after having had an epileptic dog, and a father who developed epilepsy following a major stroke) and sometimes migraines. .
I don't really mind them but I see how they would bother other people.
There are a lot of other peeves that I agree with but most of my pet peeves fall under the heading of "Incorrect English, grammar and/or punctuation. Oh, and spelling.
" It is fine if the spelling is a typo, or you genuinely don't know, but if you don't know, use spell check, or get a browser like Firefox that does. Especially if it is a large word.
And words like ya'll that are just not accepted as correct spelling are an exception. And you should always go over and proofread it after you are done typing it out. Just so you can catch at least some of those typos.
P.S sorry it's so long. I tried to make it all spaced out. And put it all with correct grammar and punctuation. And I proofread it.