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I also thought of another one: people who have just plain STUPID signatures.

I'm not going to name any though, although I do know a few.
That's a bit subjective, don't you think? One man's trash is another's treasure.

The only thing that irritates me with signatures is the animated ones - they tend to be distracting.

Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!
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people who dont bother to read an entire 2 page thread, then posting somehting already asked then answered. I understand if the thread is like 40 pages long, but if its only 2-3 pages, seriously.
people who post 2 page threads. seriously. if i see more than 4 lines i move on and really try not to respond if i've read it. it better be really serious for something to be that long. blog it and then post a link. this is a forum, not your personal blog.

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Many people get fixated on the fact that they just did a system update. So, if the computer hiccups in anyway, it absolutely MUST be related to the update in some form.

It's the same thing whenever we roll out a new Microsoft patch at work to our Windows machines. Even if the patch doesn't actually deploy, but we've announced that we're rolling security patches, I still get the "my machine doesn't do <insert whatever> since the update". A week goes by, I deploy the update late, and no one says a word...
Sure, but if someone is posting an issue to a forum, they don't want to get the first 30 replies saying "mine's OK".

Imagine you go to a health forum and say "Hey, I am getting these really bad headaches, what shall I do" and someone replies "My head's OK..."

It's just a waste of bandwidth.

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along with the previous posts on signatures, i really hate ridiculously long sigs that take up more space than a standard response. like come one!
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'big problems' that are covered without really even digging in the manual

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'big problems' that are covered without really even digging in the manual
And that happens a lot.


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Another thing that bugs me, more as a Mac user than as a general forum thing:

Icons on the desktop.

C'mon guys. You have the dock for a reason. If you're really good, you've also got QuickSilver and Spotlight.

Almost as bad is docks with programs that are never used in it. I mean, how many times do you actually use iWeb?

Grrrrrr.
Agreed, or the people who have like 50 or so programs in their dock. I mean, really?

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Amen!

And Derek, not even a Hard Drive icon on the desktop?
Not for me, I don't even show drives or removable media on the desktop.

The biggest thing that annoys me, and it's especially prominent with new switchers, are the fanboy comments and the immediate conclusion that anything Microsoft can't possibly be any good. It's amusing to see ignorant posts like that and then watch all the other fanyboys jump on board.

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It's the same thing whenever we roll out a new Microsoft patch at work to our Windows machines. Even if the patch doesn't actually deploy, but we've announced that we're rolling security patches, I still get the "my machine doesn't do <insert whatever> since the update". A week goes by, I deploy the update late, and no one says a word...
Ahh... that's super...
I definitely do that next time.

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About trashing Microsoft, I'll admit I'm bad for that. I always trash Microsoft, but after dealing with them for 7 years, and being loyal to them, then switching I think I have the right to do that


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When people don't read the rules for the Apple Rumors section.
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When people don't read the rules for the Apple Rumors section.
I don't do that either.


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Fear of the command line

At least for me.

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Mac zealots. Really they're it. Always bashing windows, being hypocritical, taking the word of their commercials as absolute.

Windows zealots are the same, but man I've cound mac zealots to be more smug and trying way too hard.


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Fear of the command line

At least for me.
Preach on brother!

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I know you were just kidding, but I hate how in most forums (even this one) the number of post is basically your worth. If you're a new poster, people are reluctant to take what you have to say seriously, with good reason.

Seems like the longer you've been around and the more post you have, the better rep you have. I hate posting stuff just to post to show I have been around awhile. If I have nothing valuable to add then I won't post, usually keeping my post numbers low. Usually meaning I'm not part of the "in crowd." Guess that's just part of forums. But I see less "clique-ness" in this site than in others.

I also hate how people don't use the rep system.
It might help if you had an avatar, it would sort of give a "face" to a name. I can tell you that I remembered a lot of people through their avatar. Eric has the Bucky avatars, CWA had the cookie monster when I first joined, Schweb had the square chicken, MHC had the Lily Tomlin thing, and so on and so forth.


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