Your #1 tech-related pet peeve?

iBreatheApple

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It destroys me to see people consistently double-click hyperlinks. I simply can't stand it.

What are your technology-related pet peeves?
 

bradl

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It destroys me to see people consistently double-click hyperlinks. I simply can't stand it.

What are your technology-related pet peeves?
Using a web browser for email.

That's what email clients are for.

BL.
 

sdilley14

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When someone tries to start a completely off topic conversation on an unrelated Facebook post.

Example: I post a picture of myself and a friend at a party, or I post a status updated about the Packers game, then some friend or relative chimes in with, "Hey Shane, how are you doing, how is (whatever) going???" Annoying...I usually delete the remark right away.
 

Apple fanboy

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I caught a colleague googling google so she could then use google to search the web. I explained she could just type directly in the search box (labeled google) to find stuff.
 

iBreatheApple

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I caught a colleague googling google so she could then use google to search the web. I explained she could just type directly in the search box (labeled google) to find stuff.
That is unbelievable! I know everyone isn't tech savvy but to Google Google to search using Google is just... 0_0
 

LIVEFRMNYC

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I hate seeing browsers with third party tool bars. Especially those who have like five of them stacked on top of each other.


 

Astroboy907

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People who don't understand that some pages or programs take a long time to load, and try to refresh or click over and over expecting it to go faster. The computer equivalent of pressing an elevator button over and over and over. It's not going to make it any faster.

People who see greyed out options and repeatedly try to click on them, often getting frustrated when it doesn't work. I admit to doing this myself on occasion :p
 

ohbrilliance

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People who don't know the basic shortcuts, and inefficiently use the mouse for everything, e.g. copying and pasting, focussing on the address bar, switching apps. To me, such knowledge (and education if necessary) should be fundamental for any employee in an business environment.
 

Gutwrench

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People who use copy/paste often but don't use the keyboard shortcut or haven't mapped their keyboard for copy-append and paste-append. Its a small thing but hey they're asking for my time.
 

maflynn

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I hate words like iTard and phrases like "walled garden".
iTard for me as well, I don't care about the walled garden comment.

I usually hate seeing most meme type posts, usually when they're posted, they're already over-played like safari snappier? or First World Problems.
 

MattG

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#1 pet peeve (and I guess this could potentially be applied to a lot of things) as an IT person -- I hate it when people ask my advice and then do the opposite, and then expect me to help them deal with the consequences. Don't ask me what to buy or what to use if you're just going to ignore me and buy/use some piece of crap.

Besides that:

- I know someone who goes to Google to search for common web sites (like the site for the organization where the two of us work) instead of just typing in the URL for the web site. How do you not know the URL for the web site where you work!?

- People who constantly pick up the mouse to move it to a different position...just slide the damned thing around!

- When people don't remove the protective plastic off of laptop keyboards and the like.
 
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ejb190

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#1 pet peeve (and I guess this could potentially be applied to a lot of things) as an IT person -- I hate it when people ask my advice and then do the opposite, and then expect me to help them deal with the consequences. Don't ask me what to buy or what to use if you're just going to ignore me and buy/use some piece of crap.
I can understand that. My mom went to buy a new laptop. I told her to get a Mac. She bought a Windows 8 machine ("Mom, Windows 8 looks nothing like what you are used to." "But I know Windows!"). Now she keeps asking me to help her with it and I keep saying no.

But I can go the other way, too. My biggest pet peeve is IT people who work in isolation from their users. Programmers who write solutions, but never get out in the field and see how the users actually work on the system. IT Administration who decided what equipment field staff need, but never ask what they want. Help Desk staff who start off assuming that the customer is wrong or doesn't know what they are talking about.
 

Shrink

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iTard for me as well, I don't care about the walled garden comment.

I usually hate seeing most meme type posts, usually when they're posted, they're already over-played like safari snappier? or First World Problems.
Thank you...thank you! I couldn't agree more.

The memes are amusing the first 200-300 times, after that...not so much.:rolleyes:
 

MattG

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But I can go the other way, too. My biggest pet peeve is IT people who work in isolation from their users. Programmers who write solutions, but never get out in the field and see how the users actually work on the system. IT Administration who decided what equipment field staff need, but never ask what they want. Help Desk staff who start off assuming that the customer is wrong or doesn't know what they are talking about.
Ugh, I can definitely see where you're coming from there, but from an IT person's perspective. I work for an organization that utilizes Office 365 services from Microsoft, which in turn all of our users use (for their email). Talk about a company that doesn't get it, and doesn't see the big picture. Haters can say all they want about Apple having a "my way or the highway / you're gonna take what we give you and like it" kind of attitude towards their users...they should try supporting Office 365 in an organization, dealing with Microsoft's tech support, their complete disdain for the level of service they provide their users, and not understanding what their customers' needs are. Apple won't seem so bad after that :cool:

That is unbelievable! I know everyone isn't tech savvy but to Google Google to search using Google is just... 0_0
Thank you...thank you! I couldn't agree more.

The memes are amusing the first 200-300 times, after that...not so much.:rolleyes:
(sorry)
 
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rhett7660

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When people touch the screen to point to something and leave fingerprints all over the place.
This is my biggest... kills me..... grrrrrrr :mad:


#1 pet peeve (and I guess this could potentially be applied to a lot of things) as an IT person -- I hate it when people ask my advice and then do the opposite, and then expect me to help them deal with the consequences. Don't ask me what to buy or what to use if you're just going to ignore me and buy/use some piece of crap. ...snip...
Yup, I get this a lot too. Especially from family members. Ugh.
 

sk1wbw

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Here's something I can't stand. When you buy a laptop, there's like 50 stickers on there telling everyone what CPU and GPU and OS you have. Like anyone gives a ****.
 

TheAppleFairy

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Using a web browser for email.

That's what email clients are for.

BL.


I can go either way on this one. I am in IT and my co-worker and I manage about 140 clients. Lucky for our users I am all for letting users decide what works best for them. My co-workers tells everyone that we can no longer use outlook, that we now using Outlook web app. There were issues in the past with people have 10 GB PST files, and then they go corrupt or the hard drive died and they complained they would lose all their emails. Now we have 20 GB inbox's on the exchange server, so I just turn off auto-archiving after they come to me about setting up Outlook.
 
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