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Forum pet peeve

  1. Uninvited Writer profile image81
    Uninvited Writerposted 6 years ago

    Okay, this is not aimed at any specific person. I've noticed it several times.

    I cannot stand when someone posts a thread and then when no one has replied within an hour or two they have to post "so, no one else is interested?" Give it time. If people are interested in the topic they will post, this just makes you look overly needy.

    1. Stevennix2001 profile image82
      Stevennix2001posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I guess I shouldn't do that anymore then. I have a tendency to do that sometimes.  You see like movies, I often love reading and watching people's reactions a lot to things, as it interests me a great deal.  I guess one could say I'm like a little kid at Christmas waiting to see what he gets.  Only in this scenario, I'm too impatient to read the replies to the topics, as I do find people's responses to movies and certain questions fascinating.  lol However, I do apologize if that annoys you UW.  I'll be sure to practice patience more in the near future.  wink smile

      1. WryLilt profile image86
        WryLiltposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I've noticed you post a lot of crazy topics! lol

        1. Stevennix2001 profile image82
          Stevennix2001posted 6 years ago in reply to this

          I guess now you know why. wink

        2. ddsurfsca profile image68
          ddsurfscaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          I have noticed that you have noticed that someone else posts a lot of crazy topics.....

          I hate that, I think, unless it offends someone else, or something.

    2. profile image0
      Baileybearposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      It also means that others might not be interested in it.  I've started a few threads that I thought people would find as interesting as I did (like about the bonobos), but there was little interest.  I just let the ones that no-one's interested in drop.  Not sure if an indicator of interest if turned into a hub.  I was so fascinated with bonobos I was considering writing a hub, but now I'm not so sure).

      1. Urbane Chaos profile image87
        Urbane Chaosposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        er.. What's a bonobo?

        1. Randy Godwin profile image91
          Randy Godwinposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Wasn't Cher once married to a Bonobo guy?  Sonny....or something like that.

          1. Urbane Chaos profile image87
            Urbane Chaosposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            ::Singing:: I hit tree babe.. neutral

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      kimberlyslyricsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Your uninvited to the scam!  lol

      hey girl!

  2. CMHypno profile image89
    CMHypnoposted 6 years ago

    A bit like a hub - sometimes a forum topic needs to age a bit to become popular! smile

  3. habee profile image90
    habeeposted 6 years ago

    Mine is people who claim to be gurus on a subject, write hubs on the topic as if they WERE gurus, and then ask for help with that same subject on the forums.

    1. EmpressFelicity profile image84
      EmpressFelicityposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      ...and then act all outraged when people say sarcastically: "So you can't be as much of an expert as you claimed then!"

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    Website Examinerposted 6 years ago

    People who ask for advice, then never return to let us know whether the advice was appreciated or even read.

    1. Merlin Fraser profile image79
      Merlin Fraserposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Or ask question in 'Answers'  equally annoying not to say rude not to return and respond, either way.

    2. travelespresso profile image82
      travelespressoposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      That's my pet peeve too WE. 

      I'd also add another peeve - when hubbers ask for advice and then argue about it in an aggressive manner!  Most of us offer advice in a constructive manner and we take the time to do it to assist not attack.

  5. Lily Rose profile image84
    Lily Roseposted 6 years ago

    UW - I cringed when I first saw your thread because I thought you were going to say that you hated when someone starts a thread and then doesn't bother to come back to participate in it...I sort of did that yesterday (it wasn't to ask for advice at least!) and felt bad but my day ended up being busy and I wasn't able to get back on the computer all day!  I'm glad that was not it - LOL!

    Your pet peeve is one of mine, too...as is WE's!

  6. Stevennix2001 profile image82
    Stevennix2001posted 6 years ago

    my biggest forum pet peeve is when people claim to want a rationalize debate, then when you do try to debate with them rationally, they retort back with insults and insinuations about your intelligence just because you don't agree with them. 


    another pet peeve I have is when I open up a forum to gain information for a hub, people a lot of time won't take it seriously or they'll post AFTER the deadline in which i needed that information.  Just look back at my "Oscar Snubs" forum for an example of this, as I was kind peeved that I didn't get any responses until after the Oscars versus BEFORE because I really needed that information for my Oscar hubs.  Oh well.  Luckily, I tend to rely mostly on my own research anyway, so it's no biggie.  Lesson learned I guess.

  7. sofs profile image86
    sofsposted 6 years ago

    My pet peeve is when people can't even be polite to each other, even the most negative feedback can be given in a way that is not hurting or insulting..

    I hardly get into forum debates which turn into a circus.. the sandpit is the best place for cordial relationship I guess.

    I restrict myself to that most of the time, I venture out only when I choose to, into other threads. This was an exception I guess! smile

    Another one is when people ask for help, I find the same point being copied and repeated just because they want to show activity in that forum ; when something is explained well what is the need for repetition!!

    I don't mean to be mean.. just wanted to express my thoughts !

    1. TamCor profile image80
      TamCorposted 6 years ago in reply to this





      " My pet peeve is when people can't even be polite to each other, even the most negative feedback can be given in a way that is not hurting or insulting... "


      That is my No.1 pet peeve, also. I feel like some people just hover over the forum threads, just waiting for a chance to dive in and say something rude... sad

      I always want to ask them "Were you born rude, or do you just have this special talent to be nasty?"...but then, that would be RUDE, so I don't say it, lol...  big_smile

      1. Urbane Chaos profile image87
        Urbane Chaosposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        ...I second that motion!

  8. Falsor Wing profile image84
    Falsor Wingposted 6 years ago

    My pet peeve is pet peeves, not the people that have them just the fact that people are aggravated by things. I hate it when people are aggravated especially when its me.

    1. Richieb799 profile image64
      Richieb799posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I agree with Falsor Wing, little things bug me, but I wouldn't want to tell people what do to on forum as long as they aren't causing a massive disturbance or upsetting anyone.

  9. Falsor Wing profile image84
    Falsor Wingposted 6 years ago

    That thought seemed smarter before I hit submit.

    1. Anesidora profile image81
      Anesidoraposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Don't ya hate it when that happens?

  10. Anesidora profile image81
    Anesidoraposted 6 years ago

    My pet peeve is stupid questions. Not like stupid questions related to internet marketing or such, but stupid questions like what did you eat for breakfast this morning or such.

    I don't know why. I just do. I guess it's because I really personally don't give a flying froot loop what you ate for breakfast.

    I had instant apple oatmeal with half a banana sliced thinly on top. Do ya care? Does it matter? Are you gonna write a hub about it?

    I dunno, mebbe I'm just a witch with a capital B.

    1. Urbane Chaos profile image87
      Urbane Chaosposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Ok, so what did ya have for dinner? tongue

  11. Mark Ewbie profile image81
    Mark Ewbieposted 6 years ago

    Read that lot worrying a bit.  I've probably crossed all sorts of lines already.

    Must try to be a better person.

    1. WryLilt profile image86
      WryLiltposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Yes but then you'd be BORING.

  12. rotl profile image61
    rotlposted 6 years ago

    LOL... good one Uninvited.

    My pet peeve is all the proselytizing, preaching, and religious "debate" that goes on here. Doesn't seem to accomplish anything in my opinion, other than people telling others they suck because of what they do or don't believe. A lot of masked (and sometimes not so masked) prejudice and intolerance.

  13. WryLilt profile image86
    WryLiltposted 6 years ago

    I hate when people ask for advice and then when it's given to them, argue with it. Sure, digging for a better explanation is one thing but when they try and argue with people who've been using the site/adsense/amazon for ages and yet have never achieved anything themselves, it's a bit annoying. Same with the people who come into the forums and say "Oh my gosh I don't think hubpages is giving me my 60% share" as if no one has ever tested it before (not talking about lrohner if you see this!)

    1. lrohner profile image85
      lrohnerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Um, yeah.

  14. katiem2 profile image61
    katiem2posted 6 years ago

    I heard that!   smile

  15. saleheensblog profile image60
    saleheensblogposted 6 years ago

    I am afraid, I hope you people are not talking about me. You know, I am more constructive and sensible now.

    My pet peeve is when a group of respected people agree to disagree and lose their patience and start acting like jokers.

    1. WryLilt profile image86
      WryLiltposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      lol I think I know who you're talking about?

      1. saleheensblog profile image60
        saleheensblogposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        wink

        http://s2.hubimg.com/u/4204949_f248.jpg

  16. ddsurfsca profile image68
    ddsurfscaposted 6 years ago

    I don't know how often everyone else comes online, sometimes others are using my computer and I only get to visit once in a day.  When it is like that, it is impossible to answer any post right away, nothing to do with interest. 

    my pet peeve is when I ask a legit. question and nobody ever does answer it. (it has only happened a time or two)
    or
    just because my opinion is different from someone elses, I feel like my square head is pounded into that round hole. haha

  17. Mighty Mom profile image89
    Mighty Momposted 6 years ago

    Great questions, UW.

    I'd have to say hubbers who "claim" an entire category and act all indignant when people with opposite or divergent viewpoints (aka "non-believers") deign to post on "their" thread!

  18. profile image0
    Nelle Hoxieposted 6 years ago

    The faux experts here make me ill. They come to the forums, ask for help, then take the help, turn it into a hub and then pretend to be an expert.

    They've never made payout in a month, and they act like they're an SEO or marketing expert. I cringe when I read their hubs and see others following their limited experience.

    1. profile image0
      Baileybearposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I detest faux experts too - the ones that spout pre-packaged propoganda that they don't even understand themselves.  However, I do like reading well researched hubs, including experience hubs eg I'm not an "expert" in depression except my own experience and observation and insights gained - I am an "expert" in those matters even though I am not a psychologist.  I often use the forums to gauge different opinions which I can address in my writing.

  19. Stevennix2001 profile image82
    Stevennix2001posted 6 years ago

    Well this is more of a hub pet peeve than a forum rant, as I hate it when people publish hubs of "Peter Travers top ten movies of all time or whatever."  Don't get me wrong, I do follow his work, but if I'm going to read his top ten movies of all time, then I'll go to www.rollingstone.com or buy an issue myself; cutting out the middle man.  Thank you very much. Seriously, why put up a list of what some other person published, that's just stupid.  I'd have much more respect for those hubbers that do that if they had like a retort, responding to Peter Travers list, and saying why they agree or disagree with his choices.  However, don't just put up the same damn list and say, "hey folks, check out Peter Travers' top listed films."  Gee, thanks.  I'll gladly read it on Rollingstone's website instead, and not yours if your going to be that lazy.  Sheesh.

    1. Uninvited Writer profile image81
      Uninvited Writerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Well, I don't know who Peter Travers is so there is no danger of my posting one of those lists. I choose my own top 10, 20...whatever.

  20. Rochelle Frank profile image88
    Rochelle Frankposted 6 years ago

    These are all good peeves. Someone (UW?)should make a top ten list of thou shalt not peeve commandments.

    As for the original thought-- Yes, it always makes me think that the original poster thinks the rest of us are waiting by our screens-- waiting for the next bit of profundity to come down, so we can stupidly respond and be properly put in our places.

  21. Randy Godwin profile image91
    Randy Godwinposted 6 years ago

    My pet Peeve is....well, my cat named Peeve!

    1. IzzyM profile image86
      IzzyMposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      big_smile big_smile big_smile

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      Baileybearposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      great name idea if I need a new pet

    3. Urbane Chaos profile image87
      Urbane Chaosposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      That's just not right! big_smile big_smile

  22. Eaglekiwi profile image73
    Eaglekiwiposted 6 years ago

    Cool thread (so far) 

    My pet peeve is anyone who presumes to know what Im thinking hmm

    I mean I think they are good ,but seriously not that good.

    And occassionally isnt it so funny when two or three will band together and bounce off one another like they seriously know each other lol that really cracks me up.

    Reminds me whos hot, and whose not in High School,lol tongue

    1. Stevennix2001 profile image82
      Stevennix2001posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I agree with you there.  Not naming names, but it's ridiculous that many hubbers that debate with you will often claim to KNOW what you're thinking and what you can or cannot understand.  Seriously, we must have a lot of mind readers on forums. lollol

      1. Eaglekiwi profile image73
        Eaglekiwiposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Yep,  sometimes makes me wish I could flick marshmallows at them lol
        Hey theres an idea , a lil  chubby soft n spongy marshmallow icon-click send-hehe

  23. IzzyM profile image86
    IzzyMposted 6 years ago

    My pet peeve is when someone comes to the forums asking for help in broken English, yet their hubs are word perfect. Where did they copy that from then?

    1. Eaglekiwi profile image73
      Eaglekiwiposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Good point Izzy!

      They need a darn good slappin...

  24. Jeff Berndt profile image92
    Jeff Berndtposted 6 years ago

    I really hate pet peeves. tongue

    1. Eaglekiwi profile image73
      Eaglekiwiposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Prove it, if you cant thats just an opinon and not backed up by facts lol

      Im kidding  ya smile

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    Website Examinerposted 6 years ago

    How about hypocrisy? Like the forum dweller, who always says: "I don't go to the forums much anymore..."

  26. Stevennix2001 profile image82
    Stevennix2001posted 6 years ago

    I hate it when you say hi to a person in a forum, then they don't reply back to you, but they'll say hi to another hubber who said hi to them, within the same thread too. lol  then they act like you've been gone for ages.  Seriously, I know my posts aren't invisible. lollol  not naming anyone particularly, but it has happened a few times to me. lol

    edit: it's one thing if you don't feel like talking to a particular person, but don't insult my intelligence doing it.  tongue j/k

    1. Rochelle Frank profile image88
      Rochelle Frankposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Hi Steve!!
      and "Hi" to all others that I have neglected!!

      1. Stevennix2001 profile image82
        Stevennix2001posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        oh hi rochelle, hows it going?

        1. Jeff Berndt profile image92
          Jeff Berndtposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Dude...where have you been? tongue

          1. Stevennix2001 profile image82
            Stevennix2001posted 6 years ago in reply to this

            lol

        2. Rochelle Frank profile image88
          Rochelle Frankposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          good!

  27. Eaglekiwi profile image73
    Eaglekiwiposted 6 years ago

    Hi to all and anyone Ive missed.

    I dont usually come here ,Ive been gone a whole two hours lol

  28. Lisa HW profile image82
    Lisa HWposted 6 years ago

    I don't have any particular expectations for the forums, so I don't really have any pet peeves in particular; at least not except for that old classic, "The Religious Thread".  mad  I'm sorry...  it does irk me to see thread after thread after thread about religion.  All I can say about it is, "Good Lord!!"   lol  However, I don' have to keep popping back here either - so "whatever".  Let the forums remain the big pulpit they sure seem to be sometimes.   hmm

  29. Mark Ewbie profile image81
    Mark Ewbieposted 6 years ago

    I don't like the way people use the forums for self promotion, bigging themselves up, flaming other posters and upsetting newbies.  It's all me, me, me.

    Obviously I do this myself (like duh), but it is annoying when others copy the idea.

    1. sofs profile image86
      sofsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      lol  lol LOL

 
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