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    What do you hate about the internet?

    Alright I just thought this might be an interesting way for me, and maybe a few others, to do a little ranting about the intarweb. This is perhaps the most mature forum I've ever run into, so I'm sure 99% of this stuff won't apply to anyone here.

    I'll go first:

    I hate when people make claims about their IQ scores on the internet. Seriously, no one cares about your supposed IQ, so stop waving it around you jerk!

    Oh, I'm not a big fan of Star Wars Kid or William Hung Remixes either.

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    Probably pop up ads is the biggie. They have pretty good pop-up blockers now, but for awhile there it was ridiculous. You'd be trying to look at a page and they'd start popping up like Hydra heads or something.
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    I hate how quickly people become jaded to disgusting pictures (beheadings, that kind of thing) when they should be shocking and disturbing.

    I detest L33T speak and all the forums where teens sPeLL evErYtHiNg like ThiS.
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    L33T speak???

    and Why do they spell StuFF LiKe ThIs? (Is it a code I'm not privy to??? Its actually harder to type that way, so there must be SOME reason)
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    L33T speak - sort of short for "elite speak". It's a text messaging thing but it lives on the internet, too.

    Here's the wikipedia entry:

    Leet (most commonly 1337 but often also leetspeak, leetspeek, l33t5p34k, 133t, or l33t) from the phonetic form of the word "elite", is a cipher, or novel form of English spelling. It is characterized by the use of non-alphabetic characters to stand for letters bearing a superficial resemblance, and by a number of spelling changes such as the substitution of "z" for final "s" and "x" for "(c)ks." Leetspeak is traditionally used on the Internet and other online communities, such as bulletin board systems. Leetspeak is commonly used by hackers, crackers, script kiddies, and gamers.

    However, leetspeak is not popular amongst all hackers. Many consider it a pointless affectation, and as it has become widely used it is less useful as a way of showing membership of an "elite" group. It is nonetheless a cultural phenomenon well-known amongst hackers and many other Internet users.

    Certain factions maintain that "true" leetspeak is spelled correctly, with the exceptions described above. They do not consider the use of extreme short forms (such as "b" for "be", or "u" for "you") as leetspeak; instead, they refer to it by such terms as "AOL speak". This is because they associate such habits with users who use ISPs like AOL, which is associated with "newness" and therefore not considered "elite". Another convention sometimes associated with leetspeak or Internet chatting is capitalizing every other letter (LiKe ThIs), sometimes called studlycaps or stickycaps. A similar habit involves capitalizing every letter except for vowels (LiKe THiS).
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    Quote Originally Posted by ADKLove
    L33T speak???

    and Why do they spell StuFF LiKe ThIs? (Is it a code I'm not privy to??? Its actually harder to type that way, so there must be SOME reason)
    L33T sp34k 1z w3n j00r t0ck1n9 11k3 7h1s pl4y4.

    Oh, feel free to post petty little issues if you have them. ie. the advertising blitzkrieg of Neopets.

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    Uh....okay - that just made me feel really old (and dizzy) No wonder its banned here. Seems like an awful lot of work to me


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    SPAM

    and all the porn emails I get. Plus the emails advertising drugs to enlarge parts I don't need enlarged or parts I don't have. :rolleyes At least it is all on my Yahoo account, which I use to register for contests and whatnot so my regular email doesn't get the stuff. I only use my ISP email for friends and the FORT.
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    The increasing amount of "spoof" e-mail from scammers pretending to be from eBay, Paypal, or some insurance company you've never heard of. They usually say your account will be suspended unless you click on their link and provide your account numbers, passwords or whatever personal info they think they can get. Unfortunately there are always people who will fall for that kind of crap.

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    I also hate all the poems, inspirational writings, jokes, words of "wisdom" and scare stories that people pass along to their entire address book. Even if it's something really special and cute, I just don't want to see it because I ALREADY RECEIVED NINE COPIES OF IT OVER THE YEARS. Geez! I swear the longest living one is that fake cookie recipe story - I remember getting that one in a typed chain letter, and it still lives on the Internet!

    And of course, I have one friend in particular who seems to have no internal filter on these. She sends me every blasted one. She seems like a normal person other than this quirk.
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