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Windows 7: Pet Peeves

10 Apr 2014   #1

Windows 7 Enterprise SP1 x64
 
 
Pet Peeves

What are some of your pet peeves? I have many, but here are a few of the most annoying to me personally, which I'm sure everyone here has been exposed to at one time or another.

1) Using the word "load" to replace any number of technical terms. Some people abuse this word to the point where you cannot understand a thing they are talking about, and "load" could mean anything, and everything, to the point where the word becomes essentially meaningless. It's like "load" actually means "fill in the blank(s)." We no longer boot our computers, we "load" Windows. You don't refresh your browser, you "load" Internet Explorer. The list goes on and on, ad nauseam. This one drives me absolutely nuts!

2) Giving advice that has absolutely nothing to do with the question. For instance, someone asks how to do something in Internet Explorer, and is given an answer in the form of "download and install Firefox." Or someone asks something like how do I play .flv files in Windows Media Player, and is given a response like "Download and install FLV Player." Why would someone want to install a crapload of bloatware, and another entire media player just to play one single video format, when they just need a codec pack? This is NOT an answer to the question! This one drives me absolutely bonkers too.
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10 Apr 2014   #2

Windows 8.1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Torah Lishmah View Post
What are some of your pet peeves? I have many, but here are a few of the most annoying to me personally, which I'm sure everyone here has been exposed to at one time or another.

1) Using the word "load" to replace any number of technical terms. Some people abuse this word to the point where you cannot understand a thing they are talking about, and "load" could mean anything, and everything, to the point where the word becomes essentially meaningless. It's like "load" actually means "fill in the blank(s)." We no longer boot our computers, we "load" Windows. You don't refresh your browser, you "load" Internet Explorer. The list goes on and on, ad nauseam. This one drives me absolutely nuts!

2) Giving advice that has absolutely nothing to do with the question. For instance, someone asks how to do something in Internet Explorer, and is given an answer in the form of "download and install Firefox." Or someone asks something like how do I play .flv files in Windows Media Player, and is given a response like "Download and install FLV Player." Why would someone want to install a crapload of bloatware, and another entire media player just to play one single video format, when they just need a codec pack? This is NOT an answer to the question! This one drives me absolutely bonkers too.
Unfortunately i actually Do No.2 in my job, mainly because the internal websites are not compatible with IE9 (Don't ask...) So quite a few users have Chrome/FF installed. But i agree it is sodding annoying having to do it when developers can't do simple browser compatibility checks..

How about Users saying that it just suddenly stopped working, and then finding out that they installed a program or changed a setting without telling you....
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10 Apr 2014   #3

Win-7 Home Prem 64-bit 7601 Free SP1
 
 

I've always like the term Lock and Load

I believe #2 no pun intended was discussed here,
http://www.sevenforums.com/vip/323484-helping-op.html

I suppose one "Pet Peeve" is people having issues with a program... and just abandon them instead of asking for help on how to solve the issue
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10 Apr 2014   #4

7 x64 | 7 x64
 
 

Well, I don't like it when the bakery doesn't have breakfast pizza.

1. Customer calls in on the support line "Quick question..." Complete bull $<>%.
2. The parent company. I'll leave it at that.
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10 Apr 2014   #5

Windows 7 32-bit
 
 

Using the term, "Just Sayin". It's false humility. It's really arrogance.
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10 Apr 2014   #6

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
I've always like the term Lock and Load

I believe #2 no pun intended was discussed here,
http://www.sevenforums.com/vip/323484-helping-op.html

I suppose one "Pet Peeve" is people having issues with a program... and just abandon them instead of asking for help on how to solve the issue
Oh no. I hope that does not mean you don't like me because that's what I did in my early SF days...
Anyway, back to topic. My pet peeve is when someone thinks a program is the best one there is but in reality, there is always some better alternative. Wait, that sounds like me again.
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10 Apr 2014   #7

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 

Well, you can lead a horse to water.
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10 Apr 2014   #8

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 / Windows TP 10 x64
 
 

People asking did I make the background ...
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11 Apr 2014   #9

Windows 7 Enterprise SP1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
I believe #2 no pun intended was discussed here,
http://www.sevenforums.com/vip/323484-helping-op.html
I cannot access that page. It says I don't have permission. WTF?
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11 Apr 2014   #10

Windows 7 Enterprise SP1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Endzone View Post
Using the term, "Just Sayin". It's false humility. It's really arrogance.
Good one! I can't stand that either.

What about people saying "no offense, but....[insert insult]" right before they tell you something they KNOW will offend you. Whenever someone says no offense, rest assured they will do exactly that!
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