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TinMan
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unJon
November 20th, 2022 at 8:26:29 AM permalink
I havenít read through all of this but it seems like the pet peeves arenít just limited to gambling/casino pet peeves so here goes. Talk about flying reminded me of something I saw recently at an airport. Guy eats something that gets all over his hands. Rather than wipe his hands off or wash his hands, he sticks each of his fingers in his mouth to lick them clean. I donít generally care what people do but itís incredibly gross. A few times a year I see adults licking their fingers and I just donít get it. I look away but then you still hear the sounds. The bothers me far more than gum chewing or eating with your mouth open.
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November 20th, 2022 at 8:37:05 AM permalink
There is a 'feature' in some web browsers that displays an old (cached) version of the last webpage visited when reopening the application, then loads and displays a fresh version of the page a few moments later.

That's fine enough.

The peef in it comes from the awful timing and interpretation of what to do when the user has started typing something into the address/search bar.

It seems that just as I am about to press enter to commence my search, my typing is cleared and the refreshed page (that I don't really care about) is displayed. I can't be bothered to dig through the hidden disfiguration options to try to disable it, but it annoys me just enough to mildly grimace each time it happens.
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November 20th, 2022 at 10:29:16 AM permalink
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My pet peeve is espn.com when you click on NCAAF scoreboard by default t only shows the top 25 teams. How about default to showing all games and let people choose if they only want the top 25. There are around 130 division I teams why default to 25? I don't understand it at all.
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Twenty-five games means fifty teams. More than a third of the teams are covered. I'd imagine interest drops rather quickly once you get past the top two dozen or so teams.
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It just shows teams that are ranked 1 thru 25. So at most, 25 games but usually less. I just can't comprehend why it wouldn't default to all the teams. Yes, I want to see who Austin Peay played and Coastal Carolina too. Doesn't everybody want to know the score of the New Mexico State game when they play UTEP?
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November 20th, 2022 at 11:05:23 AM permalink
I hate when I click on a 14-second video of a sports highlight that I'm curious to see (usually on the ESPN site) and there is first a 30-seconds-long advertisement video with no "skip ads after x seconds" option. Uh-uh. Delete tab and move on.
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billryan
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November 20th, 2022 at 11:18:27 AM permalink
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Quote: DRich

My pet peeve is espn.com when you click on NCAAF scoreboard by default t only shows the top 25 teams. How about default to showing all games and let people choose if they only want the top 25. There are around 130 division I teams why default to 25? I don't understand it at all.
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Twenty-five games means fifty teams. More than a third of the teams are covered. I'd imagine interest drops rather quickly once you get past the top two dozen or so teams.
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It just shows teams that are ranked 1 thru 25. So at most, 25 games but usually less. I just can't comprehend why it wouldn't default to all the teams. Yes, I want to see who Austin Peay played and Coastal Carolina too. Doesn't everybody want to know the score of the New Mexico State game when they play UTEP?
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7NeverWins
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November 20th, 2022 at 6:03:30 PM permalink
Quote: gordonm888

I hate when I click on a 14-second video of a sports highlight that I'm curious to see (usually on the ESPN site) and there is first a 30-seconds-long advertisement video with no "skip ads after x seconds" option. Uh-uh. Delete tab and move on.
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You can thank Youtube for that forced advertising to watch a free video. While they may not be the First website to do it, they are certainly the most egregious offender of placing forced before and during a video.

Remember when American Idol and other game shows with fan voting would constantly throw to commercial before revealing the next elimination or round? That type of bait and switch has been around for decades and will always exist.
7NeverWins
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November 20th, 2022 at 6:03:40 PM permalink
Quote: gordonm888

I hate when I click on a 14-second video of a sports highlight that I'm curious to see (usually on the ESPN site) and there is first a 30-seconds-long advertisement video with no "skip ads after x seconds" option. Uh-uh. Delete tab and move on.
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November 20th, 2022 at 7:58:43 PM permalink
Quote: DRich

My pet peeve is espn.com when you click on NCAAF scoreboard by default t only shows the top 25 teams. How about default to showing all games and let people choose if they only want the top 25. There are around 130 division I teams why default to 25? I don't understand it at all.
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Maybe because 90+% of viewers donít give a sh$t about those games, and ESPN doesnít give a sh$t about you!

I just use my phone and go to NCAA.com
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November 20th, 2022 at 11:37:00 PM permalink
Quote: gordonm888

I hate when I click on a 14-second video of a sports highlight that I'm curious to see (usually on the ESPN site) and there is first a 30-seconds-long advertisement video with no "skip ads after x seconds" option. Uh-uh. Delete tab and move on.
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They say Mathematicians & Physicists are the most intelligent people on the planet
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November 21st, 2022 at 12:29:34 AM permalink
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Quote: gordonm888

I hate when I click on a 14-second video of a sports highlight that I'm curious to see (usually on the ESPN site) and there is first a 30-seconds-long advertisement video with no "skip ads after x seconds" option. Uh-uh. Delete tab and move on.
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They say Mathematicians & Physicists are the most intelligent people on the planet
and this lesser being sees no ads not on Youtube or anywhere else.
Browser extension AdBlock Gordon.
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A long while back, I had some adblock software running, so I could get information I wanted off some websites, without waiting for slow ad loads and the ubiquitous misformatting embedded in the ads.
A number of those sites had an ambitious admin who saw a discrepancy in page views vs ad revenue, and set up some rather harsh and effective retaliatory blacklisting, blocking me (and the entire LAN - collateral casualties) from the desired content entirely.
It was not an enjoyable experience to negotiate a truce.
I now suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous advertisements, although some unskippables make the squeeze more valuable than the juice.

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