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MFP pet peeves.....go on, you KNOW you have one!

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Pollywog39
Pollywog39 Posts: 1,730 Member
My biggest pet peeve with MFP posters is those who have to quote the LONGEST post in the thread, making that thread a gazillion pages long..........really? We get the point........just quote a bit, we've all read the previous post, we GET it.


(or is this just me?)

lol.
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  • _snw_
    _snw_ Posts: 1,305 Member
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    heh - i totally do that.


    my peeve is when people enter a 150+ replied thread and question something off the OP - something that we've answered a gajillion times.
  • Carl01
    Carl01 Posts: 9,370 Member
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    My biggest pet peeve with MFP posters is those who have to quote the LONGEST post in the thread, making that thread a gazillion pages long..........really? We get the point........just quote a bit, we've all read the previous post, we GET it.


    (or is this just me?)

    lol.

    Mine too
  • daydream58
    daydream58 Posts: 572 Member
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    People that clutter up the news feed with facebook/twitter type babble making SUPPORTING my MFP friends that much harder as I have to weed through all the blah-de-blah-blah to get to the food and exercise posts!

    Edited to add - yes sometimes I babble about something but not 10 times a day :)
  • Goldenwoof
    Goldenwoof Posts: 535 Member
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    Mine is how many people say they wanna "loose" weight instead of "lose" weight. I know misspellings are all over the Internet (their/they're/there, your/you're, etc.), but this one is rampant on MFP. And when you're a proud member of the Spelling Police, it really stands out. :)
  • pmich08
    pmich08 Posts: 193
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    When people say they want to "loose" weight. Makes me insane, learn the difference, it's not hard!

    Or when people say muscle weighs more than fat or that someone probably just gained muscle when they are up a few pounds, NO you are retaining water!

    Or, when people don't use the freaking search function. Come on, do you really think you are the first person to ask a certain question, SEARCH first, if you don't find teh answer tehn ask. I mean come on, theres like 50+ threads a day on "How many caloried does 30DS burn?"

    Whew, got a little heated there. Ha ha!
  • Angellore
    Angellore Posts: 519 Member
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    Mine is when people ask a question because they want advice from someone else's personal experience and someone answers with a www.lmgtfy.com (let me google that for you) answer. Why bother answering?
  • Generalle
    Generalle Posts: 201 Member
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    Mine is how many people say they wanna "loose" weight instead of "lose" weight. I know misspellings are all over the Internet (their/they're/there, your/you're, etc.), but this one is rampant on MFP. And when you're a proud member of the Spelling Police, it really stands out. :)

    I'm glad I'm not the only one that thinks that!!
  • Ambamm77
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    People that are way too literal. I mean, sometimes the post is just for fun.
  • stephanielindley422
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    Mine is how many people say they wanna "loose" weight instead of "lose" weight. I know misspellings are all over the Internet (their/they're/there, your/you're, etc.), but this one is rampant on MFP. And when you're a proud member of the Spelling Police, it really stands out. :)

    This.
  • Pollywog39
    Pollywog39 Posts: 1,730 Member
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    Loose grammar makes me lose my mind!

    I SO agree!

    I think we shall appoint you Grammar Police!

    Here's your badge:

    grammar-police-badge.png
  • thatsnumberwang
    thatsnumberwang Posts: 398 Member
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    People that clutter up the news feed with facebook/twitter type babble making SUPPORTING my MFP friends that much harder as I have to weed through all the blah-de-blah-blah to get to the food and exercise posts!

    Edited to add - yes sometimes I babble about something but not 10 times a day :)

    The opposite of this -- I want to know a little more about you than what you ate and how much you worked out! Not a pet peeve, so much as a preference :-)
  • celticmuse
    celticmuse Posts: 492 Member
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    Mine is how many people say they wanna "loose" weight instead of "lose" weight. I know misspellings are all over the Internet (their/they're/there, your/you're, etc.), but this one is rampant on MFP. And when you're a proud member of the Spelling Police, it really stands out. :)

    I'm glad I'm not the only one that thinks that!!

    You are not alone! I was afraid of saying something and getting tossed off MFP....
  • Lyndi4
    Lyndi4 Posts: 442 Member
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    I haven't been on MFP that long, and I am enjoying it very much so far. I think people are friendly and supportive, and I'm trying to figure out all of the forum, group, blog, community stuff... So I don't really have a pet peeve about posters (yet?). The only thing I am a little annoyed by is that I kind of wish MFP had the option to give more notifications, kind of like Facebook does. Like, if someone comments on a post that it would notify you on MFP instead of just sending a message to your e-mail (or having to scroll down your profile page), or if you comment on a blog & someone quotes you that it would notify you. Then you wouldn't have to scroll back through the blog posts to talk back and forth with people as much. Facebook allows you to turn notifications off or on with most things too, so if you don't like getting a lot of notifications then you don't have to, and you can even unfollow posts now. Anyway, I don't know, maybe I will get used to this and like it better. I definitely have some FB pet peeves too. :smile:

    Oh, and I love how this is mostly geared toward fitness and health. I haven't enjoyed talking about that kind of thing on FB as much.
  • _snw_
    _snw_ Posts: 1,305 Member
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    People that clutter up the news feed with facebook/twitter type babble making SUPPORTING my MFP friends that much harder as I have to weed through all the blah-de-blah-blah to get to the food and exercise posts!

    Edited to add - yes sometimes I babble about something but not 10 times a day :)

    The opposite of this -- I want to know a little more about you than what you ate and how much you worked out! Not a pet peeve, so much as a preference :-)


    ditto
  • celticmuse
    celticmuse Posts: 492 Member
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    Another is the people whose profile shot is pornographic. Like the guys with the 6-pack abs whose slacks barely cover their privates. I realize that I may be in the minority on this one....LOL
  • AliciaBeth78
    AliciaBeth78 Posts: 437 Member
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    Mine is the "fitness police" who troll the forums and think they know everything.... they know what worked for them, not for everyone. Yes, I find it awesome to hear their stories, but no I don't need to read a post with 50 people jumping on one person who asks about a cleanse or something that isn't the "fitness police" preferred method of losing weight!

    Edited for typos - I'm horrible at that! haha
  • Pollywog39
    Pollywog39 Posts: 1,730 Member
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    Another is the people whose profile shot is pornographic. Like the guys with the 6-pack abs whose slacks barely cover their privates. I realize that I may be in the minority on this one....LOL

    Or the gals who have to show off a bunch of cleavage......yeah, we know you got boobs, big whoop!
  • Goldenwoof
    Goldenwoof Posts: 535 Member
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    Another is the people whose profile shot is pornographic. Like the guys with the 6-pack abs whose slacks barely cover their privates. I realize that I may be in the minority on this one....LOL

    Or the gals who have to show off a bunch of cleavage......yeah, we know you got boobs, big whoop!

    I'm actually okay with that...

    ;););)
  • becoming_a_new_me
    becoming_a_new_me Posts: 1,860 Member
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    I am with AliciaBeth78 on the fitness police issue. I mean, so you look like a god/goddess...we get it, but verbally knocking people over like a schoolyard bully is asinine!
  • nashtyone
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    My biggest pet peeve with MFP posters is those who have to quote the LONGEST post in the thread, making that thread a gazillion pages long..........really? We get the point........just quote a bit, we've all read the previous post, we GET it.


    (or is this just me?)

    lol.


    Mine too

    Me too!