Sunset Rose

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  1. This one-day index search thing is pretty awful to be honest. I don't know to what degree it helps performance but it makes trying to find old posts or status updates (which was already a complete pain in the butt due to administration's failure to fix the search function. For years now.) a lot more difficult. The user experience gets worse and worse.

    1. Odyssey

      Odyssey

      I just search MLPF content on Google. site:mlpforums.com helps me out a lot I guess

    2. Sunset Rose

      Sunset Rose

      I could search some things through Google but not everything that would be considered a basic function of the forum. A full individual post history needs to be something we have easy access to. We USED to have it, but that's another decision that was made this past year without user experience in mind. Or if that's not the case, it sure isn't conveyed that way.

    3. Odyssey

      Odyssey

      I remember it. It was a better search function mind you, and the whole system was far more user friendly than this current one. But I guess user experience had to be sacrificed for better performance, cause from what I remember of the old system, it made the site crash once a week or fortnight. In an ideal world though, there would be a system that has excellent performance and all of the functions that makes the user experience fun and easier. 

  2. Slowly reaching a point to where I can accept that a great percentage of young others around me will have radical and outlandish ways of thinking and no amount of conversation I have with them can help that. It reminds me of when I was a kid and my friend's mother would get so fed up with something she did and say 'I've tried yelling, I've tried bargaining, I've tried pleading. I don't know what to do with you anymore.' and she said it all the time. I don't do acceptance very easily so I'm sure I'll keep fighting the good fight when it comes to me but for the most part it's an acceptance that people have very different ways of thinking and to me they seem less capable for it and there's not much I can do to help that. Their feelings are their rules, their phones are their consciences.

    And the people bowed and prayed,
    to the neon god they made.

     

  3. And people wonder why I quit.

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    2. Sunset Rose

      Sunset Rose

      I feel perfectly fine. Just constantly disappointed.

    3. Duality

      Duality

      Is it user toxicity?

    4. Sunset Rose

      Sunset Rose

      Certain members of staff.

  4. The misuse of apostrophes is running rampant. You do not use them to indicate a plural version of a word,
    (ex.
    Incorrect: The mailbox is filled with envelope's.
    Correct: The mailbox is filled with envelopes.)

    -whatever this misuse would be called is not a use case,
    (ex.
    Incorrect: The toy company sue'd the comic company.
    Correct: The toy company sued the comic company.)

    -and the only reason to use an apostrophe in the case of it's is for a contraction of it is.
    (ex.
    Incorrect: Its not it's fault. It doesn't know better.
    Correct: It's not its fault. It doesn't know better.
    (Same story with doesn't- it's a contraction of does not. That's (that is) what the apostrophe indicates.))

    :bea:

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    2. Sunset Rose

      Sunset Rose

      Inventing transformative pronouns is certainly a mythos function.

    3. Rikifive

      Rikifive

      Meanwhile on mobile...

      Correct: It's not its fault. It doesn't know better.
      Autocorrect: Its not it's fault. It doesn't know better.

      wwVNt9j.png jk

       

      How about you're vs your? updc471.png

    4. Duality

      Duality

      Oh, no, the apostrophe debacle is nothing compared to the mass grammar crimes inflicted on the word 'data'. Very few people see anything wrong with the sentence 'the data shows that this is the case', but in fact it should formally read 'the data show that this is the case'. 'Datum' is the singular form of the word and 'data', strictly speaking, is and always has been plural. Also, 'agenda' is technically the plural of 'agendum' and language may or may not be doomed to change over time, especially in the direction of ease of use over rigid structure. I'm definitely with you on this, but I suspect eventually our side of the argument is going to go the way of checking the agendum for the next meeting. :mustache:

  5. Do you ever ask yourself why you bother? Why it matters when you know some people are just not worth it? Sometimes I get so caught up in trying- either directly or indirectly- to help alter someone's (or a group of someones') actions or thinking in a more productive direction that I forget that they aren't worth the effort or thought invested. Complacency, ideology and feelings are the law of the world, not critical thinking and common sense. I should remember that the next time I begin to care.

    1. PathfinderCS

      PathfinderCS

      I'm sorry you feel like that Rosie...

    2. JonasDarkmane

      JonasDarkmane

      Been there done that. All is not lost though, most likely a phase that this generation is going through~

    3. Rikifive

      Rikifive

      I kinda know that feel Rose ~ I get what you mean.