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25 May 2010 @ 08:10 am
I'm really getting irritated with going to my friends page only to see where people have posted images at a community that are so big they run all through my layout. Yes, they use a cut for the rest of the images, but don't they check their finished post? What good is a cut if the first image you have as a preview is 800x600?? They seem to forget that, although the community might not have a custom comments page, people do have a custom FRIENDS PAGE.

Since it's apparent you don't know how to use thumbnails, it is PERFECTLY acceptable to put ALL your images under a cut. I think people would rather go under the cut then to see something in their face while trying to scroll their f-list. Thank you.
04 April 2010 @ 07:36 pm
This has been getting on my nerves recently, and I wanted to get everyone's opinion on it.

Have you ever seen an internet fight happen, and then all of a sudden, a person will comment and correct spelling or grammar of the person they are fighting against. They will dismiss the person's arguments as invalid since they can't spell.

Now, even though spelling is something a lot of people online seem to forget, but I don't believe a person's argument should be dismissed because of spelling errors. Some people just have typos...

So my question is this. Is it good netiquette to point out other's spelling errors, especially during disagreements?
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22 February 2010 @ 12:34 pm
Happy Monday!

I'd love for you all to give your opinion about the phrase "get over it". I hear it a lot lately and I've also been guilty of using it. What about all of you? Do you find it offensive, rude? Have you used it and how? Do you think it's just a case of how it's used?

I think it can be highly offensive depending on how it's used. Especially when people get offended so easily about something that seems trivial, I've often thought, "they should just get over it."

Discuss amongst yourselves. :)
07 February 2010 @ 11:29 am
I know we haven't posted much here lately and that's okay, but I just wanted to let everyone know that, at least for a time, posting is now moderated, as well as membership. This is due to some stupid Russian bot that got in and posted 5 different spam posts. I didn't see what kind they were, because winterlillies diligently got rid of them (thank you!), but if they're what I suspect, I'm glad I didn't see.

So just to be sure it doesn't happen again, I'm moderating stuff. Don't let that stop you all from posting your bad netiquette rants, I monitor my email and can approve stuff pretty fast.

Thanks for your understanding!
14 October 2009 @ 11:43 am
You say you want people to friend you. You list stuff about yourself. Fine, no problem, we don't share a lot of the same views, but that's cool. Then, you also take a few moments to say that you don't bother doing cuts for your posts, including with lots of pictures and you don't care who gets mad about it. Big problem.

Look, it's fine to take your freedom to post thing to heart, but contrary to what you might think, you can still have freedom AND courtesy for your f-list at the same time. Then to take the attitude that you don't care? Sorry, looks like I won't be friending you. I'm sure you won't lose sleep over it, but still. It's a wonder anyone's friended you at all, seriously.
01 October 2009 @ 04:28 pm
I know this has always been a problem but lately it seems to be getting worse.

In communities where it is clearly stated that images above a certain size should be behind a cut and in personal journals.

Ok, I know, it's your journal, you can do what you want but how about some consideration for others. You may like looking at 6 pics that are huge of your latest crush or whatever, but not everyone else on your flist does.

A bit of consideration is all it takes. Sometimes, when posts are either extremely long or have lots of big images, I say something, and most times people say 'sorry' and cut it, but others just ignore it and then do the same the next day.

What happened to common courtesy not to mention to what it does to your layout!
30 August 2009 @ 12:36 pm
I'm sorry, but unless you took the pictures yourself, then made bases out of them, I see no reason in the world to password protect icon bases at all. Nobody is hotlinking you, your file is on mediafire. Really makes me angry. They seem to be pretty good bases, but they're just stock you'd get from anywhere, why bother putting a password with it? And what spurs you on, is that TONS of people actually ask for the password! *sigh* Not me.

And of course there is a way to get the password without commenting, but this person has figured that out and is PMing the password to individuals who ask for it.
04 August 2009 @ 11:00 pm
I wish people knew how to respond to listservs. Instead of responding directly to the person who sent out it out to begin with, they respond to the entire listserv and then it's conversations going back and forth. I don't want my email inbox filled with it! Then someone comes along and explains how to respond in a listserv, but does it help? Nope.
30 June 2009 @ 10:37 am
I've seen several of these around lately and wonder if anyone else finds this to be a problem. It may not constitute badnetiquette, but it's still annoying as hell.

Someone posts at a resource community (icons, tutorials, etc.) and give the 3 icon preview and below it, instead of a direct link, it's just a link to their journal.

Okay, tell me, what are we supposed to do, go to their journal and sift through every post until we come to the one that has the same preview? Sure, right now everyone will find it because it's at the top, but what about in a month when someone comes along to look for something, comes across the post, goes to their journal and has to hunt? A lot of people put stuff in memories for later downloading. Do they REALLY think their stuff is so fantastic that people will stop at nothing to find it? Uh, nope, I can tell you right now that most won't. It takes NO extra time to just put a find the rest here (with a direct link) at yourusername. Everyone else does. Or do they not bother to check beforehand?
Why, why, WHY do people still constantly post stuff in communities that are against their rules? This doesn't mean you made a tiny error by not putting enough preview icons or not using a cut, but you're posting something that is not even the theme of the comm to begin with!

Its very apparent that they haven't taken the time to read the guidelines although they're clearly laid out on the profile page. I think it's basic courtesy to make sure, when posting to a community, that what you're posting is actually what's allowed. It saves the mod's time so they're not having to say the same stuff over and over and over again and not having to delete posts.

Language barrier and/or age is no excuse. If you can't understand English (or the language in which the comm is using), then posting in their native language THE WRONG STUFF, just shows you're not too bright. And age? If you're 12 years old, which is what it appears when you don't listen and follow directions, then you shouldn't be on LJ anyway. And if you're older than that, well....

Now I understand why many communities do moderated posting. Sheesh.

/tiny, but forceful rant