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Title: Gripe Thread
Post by: Hydromancerx on February 11, 2007, 07:27:31 pm
If you have a gripe about anything post it here and tell us why it makes you pissed.


My gripe is...

I Ordered 2 CD's on Amazon.com and they said they had them in stock so i order them on January 21, 2007 and picked the FREE super saver shipping stuff. And it said it would be estimated to arrive between February 5, 2007 - February 8, 2007. So by the time it got to February 5th i checked my order and it said they both had moved back the arrival date to February 8, 2007 - February 14, 2007. So i though well thats ok thats just a little delay i will wait. Then on February 8th, i check again and now they both moved back again. This time one is due February 15, 2007 - February 18, 2007 and the other February 26, 2007 - March 1, 2007!! Then i check again today and the one thats actually saying it is being ship moved its date again to February 17, 2007 - February 20, 2007!! In short they keep moving them back and back and back! And the one that s says the shipping is even in progress says  "Carrier notified to pick up package" but has not done anything to pick it up in like 3 days! I wonder if i will ever get these CD's i ordered and if I had gone for the more expensive shipping if i would have had the same problem.

Plz post your own gripes too!
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Krakow Sam on February 11, 2007, 07:33:28 pm
My stupid idiot reatrded mouse made by crappy Microsoft engineers in shoddyville californioa has totally stopped working after a mere 2 foot fall from my desk onto carpeted ground. I am most displeased.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: aligon on February 11, 2007, 09:44:44 pm
My stupid idiot reatrded mouse made by crappy Microsoft engineers in shoddyville californioa has totally stopped working after a mere 2 foot fall from my desk onto carpeted ground. I am most displeased.
On a similar note, I can't seem to find a driver for my wireless keyboard and mouse anywhere (and I lost the actual installation CD for them after I got a new computer), so I've had to use some crappy two-hundred-year-old mouse that I can barely surf the web with, let alone play any kind of game whatsoever...
...Oh, and another thing, Spore isn't out yet.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Hydromancerx on February 11, 2007, 11:58:44 pm
My stupid idiot reatrded mouse made by crappy Microsoft engineers in shoddyville californioa has totally stopped working after a mere 2 foot fall from my desk onto carpeted ground. I am most displeased.

That's funny since my sister's wireless mouse actually works from like 10 feet away through the wall of a room next to hers, yet my same one will not work unless its within a foot from it. And they are the same model and bought at the same time!! They are missing with our minds!!
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Luminar on February 12, 2007, 06:07:08 am
I keep getting dizzy lately. Honest to god, I can't contentrate for more than like 3 seconds lately.
That and I keep getting stupid things to do pictures of on the sentence game.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Krakow Sam on February 12, 2007, 06:09:36 am
Oh yeah. And my body-clock is totally retarded. It doesnt let me sleep until 4am!

Then I end up getting up at 2 in the afternoon. If I have lectures and I force myself up i just end up sleeping IN the lectures... which is amusing for people sitting near me but not for learning.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: HolsteinCow on February 12, 2007, 07:50:25 am
My life is a lie. All I do is play ****ty computer games from the 1990s and I recently dropped out of school. I know that killing myself is the right thing to do, but I'm too much of a coward to do it.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Celdur on February 12, 2007, 08:00:31 am
i only killed 49 woman but i wanted to kill 50  :'(
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Uroboros on February 12, 2007, 09:08:12 am
Oh yeah. And my body-clock is totally retarded. It doesnt let me sleep until 4am!
My body-clock seems to be trying for a complete reversal. Sleeping at 9am and waking at 3pm just isnt any good. xP

My life is a lie. All I do is play ****ty computer games from the 1990s and I recently dropped out of school. I know that killing myself is the right thing to do, but I'm too much of a coward to do it.
If you were serious : Just because you dont want to live, doesnt necessarily mean you want to die.
Though I dont have the stat on-hand, try to think of how many people decide they dont want to commit suicide when they're so far into the act that they cant turn back. Being unable to attempt suicide even when you hurt bad, is not a weakness, its just your common sense doing its job. So you've lost momentum in life. So what? You can recover from that, given some time.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: syphonbyte on February 12, 2007, 12:02:19 pm
My life is a lie. All I do is play ****ty computer games from the 1990s and I recently dropped out of school. I know that killing myself is the right thing to do, but I'm too much of a coward to do it.

Same here except the suicide part.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: LadyM on February 12, 2007, 02:06:07 pm
My life is a lie. All I do is play ****ty computer games from the 1990s and I recently dropped out of school. I know that killing myself is the right thing to do, but I'm too much of a coward to do it.

 :-\  never the right thing to do

My washing machine is broken.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: HanianKnight on February 12, 2007, 02:08:58 pm
My gripe: Her washing machine is broken. Now I cant wash my hundreds of pairs of black jeans that all look the same.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Luminar on February 12, 2007, 02:18:20 pm
I think Jennifer would strongly object to being forced into a washing machine.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: HanianKnight on February 12, 2007, 02:27:13 pm
She's cool with it, dont worry. Although I also need to wash my jeans too.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Gauphastus on February 12, 2007, 02:30:26 pm
Gripe regarding: The Spore Section
Why: Back in the first days of this forum, we really enjoyed speculating about all sorts of things, some far out, some pretty close (even becoming true later on).
Now it's nothing but (mostly insubstantial) news updates and discussing stuff that was discussed to death ages ago.
In short, the spore section is boring and I wish my desire to pop in once in a while would go away.

I miss you, old Spore section. You used to be cool.  :-\
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: russellmania4 on February 12, 2007, 02:38:34 pm
Don't worry, the Spore Section will definitely get better when Spore comes out, as it will be filled with cool experiences in the game!

My gripe: I can't wait until spring break, but that's in a month and in the meantime I have to go to school which is as boring and annoying as hell. I hate pretty much all my classes, and I barely stay awake in any of them (which is cool because I average a 91%). I envy those who work at a job that they chose to do, get paid to do, and above all, enjoy.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Krakow Sam on February 12, 2007, 02:42:17 pm
Ha ha ha! Aha.

No-one can choose a job and like it and get payed well. You can have one or two of those things, but never all three.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: russellmania4 on February 12, 2007, 02:45:03 pm
Maybe I'm naiive, but I want to be an architect. I enjoy architecture and math and designing things, plus you make a good amount of money from it, right?
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Person21 on February 12, 2007, 03:00:14 pm
I have homework that I really can't be bothered doing. I have to write an essay for a teacher who never gives us our marks back, I mean another essay? You still haven't told us how we did on our last four.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Hydromancerx on February 13, 2007, 12:13:15 am
Oh yeah. And my body-clock is totally retarded. It doesnt let me sleep until 4am!
My body-clock seems to be trying for a complete reversal. Sleeping at 9am and waking at 3pm just isnt any good. xP


Mine has been on 5am to 2pm sleeping. *grumbles* It did not start out that way.  :-\
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Danzik on February 13, 2007, 12:17:30 am
My life is a lie. All I do is play ****ty computer games from the 1990s and I recently dropped out of school. I know that killing myself is the right thing to do, but I'm too much of a coward to do it.
I sincerely hope this isn't true.

My gripe:  It's 1am and I've still got two hrs. of studying to do.  Plus, work at 7am.  :-\
Upside:  Dolphins with lasers!
(http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/2301/storydolphinapuk1.jpg)
*that guy's already dead*
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Daxx on February 13, 2007, 04:31:47 am
No-one can choose a job and like it and get payed well. You can have one or two of those things, but never all three.

Aint that the truth. Though it should be clear that in this sense "choosing a job" means "a normal person being able to choose and get a job without a blistering amount of jamminess/nepotism/bribery/sleeping with the boss".
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Doctor Z on February 13, 2007, 04:49:48 am
Wait... if the boss is hot then why wouldnt you.. ah, im confused....

anyway, my gripe can be summed up in two words: Older Brother
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Gauphastus on February 13, 2007, 09:20:15 am
I gots another gripe.
No power to control who can and can't go in Gabbly. Though I did read the gabbly forum and heard that they may make a package that people can install on their own servers, it still doesn't save me from seeing crap like

Quote
<name removed>: most americans are aware that you can rape and murder, but beware of breaking the speed limit

the second I learned that, I became an american



Aaaalrighty then... ::)
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on February 13, 2007, 09:39:22 am
I really dislike people bashing America just because it's America. :)
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Didero on February 13, 2007, 09:43:46 am
It's extremely annoying if someone uses an English word in a Dutch sentence, when there's a Dutch word with the same meaning. I mean, learn your own language!
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Person21 on February 13, 2007, 10:05:52 am
I hate it when people use the word Intergalactic in the Spore Forum.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Serdun on February 13, 2007, 02:06:45 pm
I hate the fact that I just got a Wii, but can't play it till Thursday, due to a stupid school project.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Gauphastus on February 13, 2007, 02:15:53 pm
Another gripe, more about my real life.

I sustained an injury at the end of November at work. I was put on WCB for one week.
Three weeks after that week, I got the check. (problem one)

Later, I was again being pestered by work to come in and work in the hardest section of the plant (the only part that runs in the off-season). I told them I couldn't because my hand will still not take well with heavy, repetetive tasks.
They insist on a doctor's note.
So I go see my doctor, he briefly gives me crap for not coming back sooner, and sends me with a note off to a physiotherapy clinic.
After waiting in there for a while to process the note, they tell me I have to wait for their call as they send the note off to Worksafe.

I was contacted by Worksafe for clarifications on my claim around the end of January, two or three weeks ago. They just ask a few basic questions, and say that they'll contact me.

:/

...it's mid February... (problem two)

My gripe is not that they haven't bothered me. I like the fact that I get this little 'vacation'. I'll just dip into my reserves for a few more months until the season starts again.
The gripe is that if I worked for a living, I would be completely screwed by now.

Then again, I suppose I would have cared enough to light a fire under their butts....
Whatever.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Celdur on February 13, 2007, 02:24:28 pm
my gripe is that there are not enough girls in my neighbourhood that have the same intrests as me ( gaming that is)
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Serdun on February 13, 2007, 02:27:51 pm
That's a hard gripe to resolve, Celdur.  ;)
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Celdur on February 13, 2007, 02:33:37 pm
i did meet a girl at that tournament i went to but she lives at the other side of holland X_X and msn isnt much you know
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Krakow Sam on February 13, 2007, 03:06:25 pm
Maybe you should get a webcam. Then youll be a proper geek.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Celdur on February 13, 2007, 03:28:34 pm
i dont know i think im geek enough but its just so damn wierd X_X and she probably already forgot about me
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: russellmania4 on February 13, 2007, 06:18:53 pm
Love hurts, love scars,
Love wounds, and marks,
Any heart, not tough,
Or strong, enough
To take a lot of pain,
Take a lot of pain
Love is like a cloud
Holds a lot of rain
Love hurts, ooh ooh love hurts


Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Krakow Sam on February 13, 2007, 06:33:44 pm
Love hurts, love scars,
Love wounds, and marks,
Any heart, not tough,
Or strong, enough
To take a lot of pain,
Take a lot of pain
Love is like a cloud
Holds a lot of rain
Love hurts, ooh ooh love hurts




That is SO lame.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: russellmania4 on February 13, 2007, 06:37:05 pm
Oh yeah, know what else is lame? You, and I can prove it. Did you know that "Krakow" is Jibberish for lame?  :P So HA.  ;D
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Oviraptor on February 13, 2007, 06:38:34 pm
Krakow is actually a city in Poland: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krak%C3%B3w (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krak%C3%B3w)
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Krakow Sam on February 13, 2007, 06:39:35 pm
Who will stand with me?

Stand With me As I DESTROY Valentine's Day!
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: russellmania4 on February 13, 2007, 06:42:18 pm
Krakow is actually a city in Poland: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krak%C3%B3w (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krak%C3%B3w)

Wow, I don't envy the people who live in a city called "Lame". ;)
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Doctor Z on February 14, 2007, 09:19:17 am
Um... Krakow... Halmark already destroyed Valentines Day.... Your too late...
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Krakow Sam on February 14, 2007, 09:27:21 am
No. Hallmark Created Valentines day. From the corpse of the already dead idea of courtly love.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Xenomorph on February 14, 2007, 10:08:31 am
I STAND WITH YOU KRAKOW! I STAND WITH YOU! how are you gonna do it?
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Krakow Sam on February 14, 2007, 10:13:59 am
By sneering at couples.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Luminar on February 14, 2007, 10:15:06 am
No, let us not destroy.. let us remake.
Think of it, gentlemen. We have here, the corpse of Valentine's Day, starved of this day and age's complete lack of romantic discourse, and a complete and total failiure to understand subtelty and tact. We can rebuild it.. make it better. Faster. Stronger. We have the technology, and we control the horizontal and vertical.

Let us mock our enemies by remaking it in our image. We'll call it Valentine's Day 2!
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Person21 on February 14, 2007, 10:25:27 am
Best idea ever, only it should be called Valentine's Day 21.



And I still have homework  :'(
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Xenomorph on February 14, 2007, 11:31:43 am
i never got a valentines day. well no, thats a lie. i got one last year......from a gay..... :-\

well, lets hope this new valentine's day 2 doesn't let this happen ever again.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Krakow Sam on February 14, 2007, 11:37:17 am

We'll call it Valentine's Day 2!

Electric Boogaloo?
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: HanianKnight on February 14, 2007, 01:34:15 pm
No silly, Valantine's Day 2: Lost in New York

*sends xenomorph a valentine*
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Krakow Sam on February 14, 2007, 01:36:24 pm
Are you sure it isnt Valentines Day 2: The Legend of Curley's Gold?
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: russellmania4 on February 14, 2007, 02:25:12 pm
....Somebody's single.  ::)
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Lualmoba on February 14, 2007, 04:07:51 pm
....Somebody's single.  ::)

You? ;)  :P
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Luminar on February 14, 2007, 06:01:36 pm
Somehow I don't think romanticism and "curlies" of any variety should be mixed. Don't come crying to me if it burns.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Celdur on February 15, 2007, 01:18:49 am
i almost sucseeded to send the whole world a valatine card  that linked back to krakow`s adress but it was the wrong adress....wonder who
they think is responsable now....

EDIT:....the mailman just droped of 15 bags full of letters
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Hydromancerx on February 16, 2007, 03:43:46 pm
I Ordered 2 CD's on Amazon.com and they said they had them in stock so i order them on January 21, 2007 and picked the FREE super saver shipping stuff. And it said it would be estimated to arrive between February 5, 2007 - February 8, 2007. So by the time it got to February 5th i checked my order and it said they both had moved back the arrival date to February 8, 2007 - February 14, 2007. So i though well thats ok thats just a little delay i will wait. Then on February 8th, i check again and now they both moved back again. This time one is due February 15, 2007 - February 18, 2007 and the other February 26, 2007 - March 1, 2007!! Then i check again today and the one thats actually saying it is being ship moved its date again to February 17, 2007 - February 20, 2007!! In short they keep moving them back and back and back! And the one that s says the shipping is even in progress says  "Carrier notified to pick up package" but has not done anything to pick it up in like 3 days! I wonder if i will ever get these CD's i ordered and if I had gone for the more expensive shipping if i would have had the same problem.

Ok my 1st CD finally arrived today. And I found out through looking at the tracking that it shipped from Bell, CA. Which is not far from me. What was it doing just sitting there in Bell CA?!?!? I could have driven down there to pick it up faster than it shipped. GRRRRRR  >:(
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: LadyM on February 16, 2007, 06:12:28 pm
My washing machine is broken.

Still broken, waiting for parts and a repairman. I can also add my forum posting problems to the list.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on February 16, 2007, 06:15:40 pm
Since we're on the subject of washing machines... mine makes the whole house smell like bleach when you wash whites. I could definitely do without that! :D
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Krakow Sam on February 16, 2007, 07:23:33 pm
Oh yeah? Well, i dont even have a washing machine and have to use the laundrette. One of the most depressing activities known to man.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on February 16, 2007, 07:26:01 pm
That's a coin operated deal, right?
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: HanianKnight on February 16, 2007, 07:27:18 pm
Other than the DMV, Laundry mats might just be the most depressing places know to humanity.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on February 16, 2007, 07:28:16 pm
You can pick up easy chicks there though... at least that's what the movies have told me.

And sometimes... you can strike up a truly meaningful relationship there... sometimes...
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Krakow Sam on February 16, 2007, 07:32:19 pm
Nope. Its just full of sullen people feeling embarrsed because everyone can see their dirty undies.

The movies lie.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: WhiteWolf7 on February 27, 2007, 11:34:04 pm
My gripe is my girlfriend broke my age of mythology game. Im not mad though

Another gripe is trying to get in shape while outta shape..hard as hell
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Hydromancerx on February 28, 2007, 02:54:18 am
I Ordered 2 CD's on Amazon.com and they said they had them in stock so i order them on January 21, 2007 and picked the FREE super saver shipping stuff. And it said it would be estimated to arrive between February 5, 2007 - February 8, 2007. So by the time it got to February 5th i checked my order and it said they both had moved back the arrival date to February 8, 2007 - February 14, 2007. So i though well thats ok thats just a little delay i will wait. Then on February 8th, i check again and now they both moved back again. This time one is due February 15, 2007 - February 18, 2007 and the other February 26, 2007 - March 1, 2007!! Then i check again today and the one thats actually saying it is being ship moved its date again to February 17, 2007 - February 20, 2007!! In short they keep moving them back and back and back! And the one that s says the shipping is even in progress says  "Carrier notified to pick up package" but has not done anything to pick it up in like 3 days! I wonder if i will ever get these CD's i ordered and if I had gone for the more expensive shipping if i would have had the same problem.

Ok my 1st CD finally arrived today. And I found out through looking at the tracking that it shipped from Bell, CA. Which is not far from me. What was it doing just sitting there in Bell CA?!?!? I could have driven down there to pick it up faster than it shipped. GRRRRRR  >:(

Update again. My 2nd CD should have been coming by now but not they are moving it back to MAY!! This will mean if this is true i will have ordered it in January and then got it in may!! This is ridiculous for shipping!!
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: HanianKnight on February 28, 2007, 04:24:16 am
My gripe is 5:30 am. 5:30 am, you totally suck
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: LadyM on February 28, 2007, 04:25:11 am
My washing machine is broken.

Still broken, waiting for parts and a repairman. I can also add my forum posting problems to the list.

Washer is fixed, my posting problem is fixed so I guess I have no gripes at the moment.  :)
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Krakow Sam on February 28, 2007, 04:26:10 am
In a nicely topical fasion: "Evolution is just a theory".


<Grinds teeth>
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Werechicken on February 28, 2007, 04:28:39 am
Yeah that one annoys me too Krakow, every time I hear that I have an overwhelming urge to ask that idiot f they think the bibles solid fact then.

My law lectures, English law is really dull.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: aligon on February 28, 2007, 10:32:39 am
And of course, we all know that theories are
a) Untested.
b) Fabricated in the minds of senile old men who don't know what they are talking about.
c) Untrue.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Mr. Consideration on February 28, 2007, 10:39:11 am
Another gripe is trying to get in shape while outta shape..hard as hell

Me too. Last summer? I had my Six-pack, my vats array of muscle that I would irritate people by flaunting....it was golden....I went to Paris, stopped excersising and six months later I'm getting fat. Back to the Gym with me...
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: WhiteWolf7 on February 28, 2007, 11:53:54 am
Another gripe is trying to get in shape while outta shape..hard as hell

Me too. Last summer? I had my Six-pack, my vats array of muscle that I would irritate people by flaunting....it was golden....I went to Paris, stopped excersising and six months later I'm getting fat. Back to the Gym with me...

Ugh i know man i was fairly fit too then winter hit i got sick and lost it all >_< its alot of trouble for me to go to the gym though. So i workout at home and it works fairly well because i have some equipment
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Werechicken on February 28, 2007, 12:33:19 pm
Another gripe is trying to get in shape while outta shape..hard as hell

Me too. Last summer? I had my Six-pack, my vats array of muscle that I would irritate people by flaunting....it was golden....I went to Paris, stopped excersising and six months later I'm getting fat. Back to the Gym with me...

Yeah I hate it when people flaunt their vats filled with muscle  ;)
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: WhiteWolf7 on February 28, 2007, 12:43:52 pm
Another gripe is trying to get in shape while outta shape..hard as hell

Me too. Last summer? I had my Six-pack, my vats array of muscle that I would irritate people by flaunting....it was golden....I went to Paris, stopped excersising and six months later I'm getting fat. Back to the Gym with me...

Yeah I hate it when people flaunt their vats filled with muscle  ;)

Me to actually

I hate people who think they are badass. Normally i kick thier ass and knock them down a few pegs (with a reason of course!)
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: HanianKnight on February 28, 2007, 01:34:33 pm
My gripe? My gripe is that only 70% of the world knows of my incredible awsomeness. I've tried to market myself to a broader audiance, but the efforts have been unsucessful so far.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: WhiteWolf7 on February 28, 2007, 01:55:07 pm
My gripe? My gripe is that only 70% of the world knows of my incredible awsomeness. I've tried to market myself to a broader audiance, but the efforts have been unsucessful so far.

Hey 70% aint bad! Only 25% knows of mine and im happy with it >_>

*chokes back a tear
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Kcronos on February 28, 2007, 02:58:56 pm
Everyone around me is an idiot.  In my GT English we were doing Julius Ceaser, and one kid seriously asked if the Romans knew it was 44 BC.  When we told him they didn't he asked "Then how did they keep track of the years?"

True story!!
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Werechicken on February 28, 2007, 03:34:58 pm
My gripe? My gripe is that only 70% of the world knows of my incredible awsomeness. I've tried to market myself to a broader audiance, but the efforts have been unsucessful so far.

Hey 70% aint bad! Only 25% knows of mine and im happy with it >_>

*chokes back a tear
Pah, amatures, 99.9999999999999999999999% of the world knows my brilliance, it would have been 100% but one guys was in the toilet.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: OrdoSanguis on February 28, 2007, 08:09:06 pm
My gripe? My gripe is that only 70% of the world knows of my incredible awsomeness. I've tried to market myself to a broader audiance, but the efforts have been unsucessful so far.

Hey 70% aint bad! Only 25% knows of mine and im happy with it >_>

*chokes back a tear
Pah, amatures, 99.9999999999999999999999% of the world knows my brilliance, it would have been 100% but one guys was in the toilet.
Yeah, I'm sorry about that, I'll do better next time. I just really had to go!
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Celdur on March 01, 2007, 12:14:13 am
wow from 6 biljon ppl only 1 was in the toilet at that time?
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Tesla on March 01, 2007, 10:39:40 am
My gripe? My gripe is that only 70% of the world knows of my incredible awsomeness. I've tried to market myself to a broader audiance, but the efforts have been unsucessful so far.

I know of your awesomeness.

Everyone around me is an idiot.  In my GT English we were doing Julius Ceaser, and one kid seriously asked if the Romans knew it was 44 BC.  When we told him they didn't he asked "Then how did they keep track of the years?"

True story!!

I am so smart, I am so smart, everyone else my age in school is such an idiot...
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Person21 on March 01, 2007, 03:18:05 pm
Everyone around me is an idiot.  In my GT English we were doing Julius Ceaser, and one kid seriously asked if the Romans knew it was 44 BC.  When we told him they didn't he asked "Then how did they keep track of the years?"

True story!!

Reminds my of a time in history when one person asked if the Romans conquered America, to which the teacher said "Yes, and that's why the Americans speak Latin to this very day", and everyone believed him.

And the people how can't tell the difference between Japan and China.

And the idiots who find my existence hilarious (I'm not joking)

And every one keeps asking me to sing The Lama Song, I need a hat that's says "Google it".

And that an Idiot friend started a forum and has me as the second Admin, only two members and on of them (my friend) posts a lot of spam.( By the way, http://generale.forum5.com/index.php, by using that URL you agree that its not my fault that the site owner is a idiot)
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Kcronos on March 01, 2007, 07:43:21 pm
Another story from the dumb classroom...

We were halfway through Act III, after Brutus conspired to kill Ceaser in Act I and II, and then, one of the kids ask "Wait, does Brutus kill Ceaser?"

Arrrgh!
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: HanianKnight on March 01, 2007, 07:47:24 pm
I'm 100% sure that you've done things just as stupid as the other kids in your class. Could it be possible that the kid didn't know about Ceaser and didn't know if he died? Maybe he was just having a bad day, and it just slipped his mind. Everybody occasionally says something stupid or forgets about things that seem stupid to others.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Kcronos on March 01, 2007, 07:50:57 pm
We spent the last two weeks reading about how Brutus was about to kill Ceaser!

In Act III, it was about how he prepared to kill Ceaser.  Then, in the last scene, where he gets killed, then the kid asked that question.

And no, I never do anything wrong.  This is my philosophy:
Quote
I have plenty of insight.  I just don't use it on myself because I don't have any problems.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: HanianKnight on March 01, 2007, 08:05:44 pm
Thats quite a flawed philosophy......

My philosophy : Everybody is stupid.

It works pretty well and it sets you up to be pretty pleased when you meet someone who is less stupid than most, and when you meet a regular stupid person you already expect. Hell, even I admit that I'm stupid and make lots of mistakes, give me any semi-difficult math problem and the chances of me being able to answer it are about 0 to one percent.

Wait, what is this thread about? Oh yeah gripes. My gripe is cashiers. They always hand me my change on top of the receipt, so I'm always forced to just crumple up the receipt and stuff it in my pocket. That just annoys me for somereason.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: russellmania4 on March 02, 2007, 07:29:29 am
We spent the last two weeks reading about how Brutus was about to kill Ceaser!

In Act III, it was about how he prepared to kill Ceaser.  Then, in the last scene, where he gets killed, then the kid asked that question.

You think that's bad? In my history class, we've been studying Ancient Greece (Athens, primarily) for about a month. We've had tests and homework on it, and then suddenly one day, a girl in my class suddenly says, "Wait, is Athens in Greece?!"

It was sad. Most of the kids in my class are stupid.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Person21 on March 02, 2007, 08:49:09 am
IT class, to some up how stupid it is, I give you this-

http://www.bbc.co.uk/webwise/ Warning by clicking you agree that's it not my fault that you will find your intelligence insulted
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Werechicken on March 02, 2007, 04:02:22 pm
wow from 6 biljon ppl only 1 was in the toilet at that time?
It's all about timing, that and slipping innsomnia causing chemicals into half the worlds drinking water.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: /lurk on March 04, 2007, 04:14:36 am
wow from 6 biljon ppl only 1 was in the toilet at that time?
It's all about timing, that and slipping innsomnia causing chemicals into half the worlds drinking water.
Hang on a minute, there were actually 0.00000000000000006 people on the toilet.

Is it my fault if that's where I clip my toenails?
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Xenomorph on March 06, 2007, 11:36:54 am
i didnt get my monthly game magazine 'power unlimited', while its already in the store for 2 frikkin weeks. im pissed off!!! >:(
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Luminar on March 07, 2007, 02:05:20 am
i didnt get my monthly game magazine 'power unlimited', while its already in the store for 2 frikkin weeks. im pissed off!!! >:(

Palpatine's magazine is lame anyway.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Xenomorph on March 07, 2007, 05:10:28 am
i didnt get my monthly game magazine 'power unlimited', while its already in the store for 2 frikkin weeks. im pissed off!!! >:(

Palpatine's magazine is lame anyway.

lol! :D
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: B.A.S. on March 07, 2007, 07:29:53 am
I lol'd for a few minutes over that one. :D
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: WhiteWolf7 on March 15, 2007, 12:35:33 am
PC fanboys urk me. The worst kind of fanboy

Also anyone who says keyboard and mouse provides better control then a controller *twitchs*

I have nothing against pc gaming im not big on it but i do do it :D
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Krakow Sam on March 15, 2007, 02:42:40 am
Also anyone who says keyboard and mouse provides better control then a controller *twitchs*

For RTSs and FPSs they do.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: WhiteWolf7 on March 15, 2007, 02:46:31 am
Also anyone who says keyboard and mouse provides better control then a controller *twitchs*

For RTSs and FPSs they do.

Maybe *Maybe* For rts's But not FPS thats just toal prefrence *twicths*
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on March 15, 2007, 07:13:35 am
Since we're on fanboys... being the Nintendo fanboy that I am, I really don't like any of the other fanboys because they are horribly mean to me even though I am nice to them.


Now, I'm no PC fanboy but the mouse if better for RTS. Controllers have gotten much better for FPS though... wouldn't call them better... but they're very good.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: WhiteWolf7 on March 15, 2007, 01:02:51 pm
Since we're on fanboys... being the Nintendo fanboy that I am, I really don't like any of the other fanboys because they are horribly mean to me even though I am nice to them.


Now, I'm no PC fanboy but the mouse if better for RTS. Controllers have gotten much better for FPS though... wouldn't call them better... but they're very good.

 i would say the keyboard makes a bigger diffrence in an RTS then the mouse imo.

Another gripe is people who still treat me as a minor/child/idiot By the legal system i am a legal adult and i want to be treated equally as one
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on March 15, 2007, 01:19:47 pm
They depends a lot on your behavior around people. Perhaps you need to take a look at yourself before condemning the system and/or other people.


Don't respond to that either, just take it or leave it, I insist.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: WhiteWolf7 on March 15, 2007, 02:33:26 pm
They depends a lot on your behavior around people. Perhaps you need to take a look at yourself before condemning the system and/or other people.


Don't respond to that either, just take it or leave it, I insist.

This is a forum you cant tell me not to respond!!

Honestly it just has to do with people thinking they are better then you in everyway because they are 10 or 20 years older.  Ill make a post about an event that happened at the start of winter in my Don't You hate it when people think they know everything thread
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on March 15, 2007, 02:34:53 pm
I just wanted you to think about it instead of refuting my point right away...
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: WhiteWolf7 on March 15, 2007, 03:04:43 pm
I just wanted you to think about it instead of refuting my point right away...

Pat i know what you were implying and there was not alot of need to think about it because i already knew that answer and your making the same assumption they do :/

Anyway i gripe when people are pigs..
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on March 15, 2007, 03:31:09 pm
Well I just don't know you well enough. I'm going on the little bit I see and that little bit doesn't seem as grown up as you probably are out in the real world.


My mistake for speaking out of line.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: WhiteWolf7 on March 15, 2007, 03:38:11 pm
Well I just don't know you well enough. I'm going on the little bit I see and that little bit doesn't seem as grown up as you probably are out in the real world.


My mistake for speaking out of line.

Don't worry about it i just try to make people laugh here :D. I do in real life but in real life i cant type *falls down a flight of stairs on to a mean mexicon hooker *

Oh yeah i one of my gripes are mean mexican hookers  :o
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Krakow Sam on March 15, 2007, 07:45:43 pm
Heh.

Y'know when people try to be funny by just inserting some lame non-sequiter into their post and adding a bunch of emoticons?


I hate that.


PS: Boogers.  :P :) :D ;D ??? :( >:(
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: El_Buro on March 15, 2007, 10:52:14 pm
People seem to use the term "non-sequiter" a lot on these forums.

And, according to my dictionary it's spelled "non-sequitur." ???
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Tesla on March 16, 2007, 01:11:32 am
I gripe people who gripe anything that WhiteWolf gripes.

Maybe people treat you like that because you're annoying, or, something?
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Luminar on March 16, 2007, 09:27:44 am
I keep misreading this thread as "Grape Thread" and instantly thinking "Well where the hell's the Apple Thread?"
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on April 28, 2007, 09:14:57 pm
I was corrected for making a mistake that nobody cares about...

That pisses me the hell off... why do people have the need to correct trivial things? I mean what, do you need to remind me constantly that I'm not perfect? Does it make you a better person because you noticed a useless error? Are you smarter? Are you better than me?

Well **** you!



Correcting large and/or life threatening mistakes is one thing... but correcting someone on something stupid and trivial is a waste of time and makes the person look like an ass.





I don't know why, but it totally threw off my day which had been great. I'm absolutely livid... but I'm not mad at the person who did it, I feel sorry for them.

But I'm still mad...
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Tesla on April 29, 2007, 03:08:27 am
People who nitpick the stupidest things and worry, worry, worry.

For example, I'm selling my PSP. My PSP has a minor crack in one corner of the screen. There's no doubt gonna be a lot of people who will worry about the screen suddenly shattering into thousands of tiny shards, because of that crack. They won't buy it, no doubt...
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: SBD on April 29, 2007, 04:28:22 am
I hate it at work when people who are buying something for a miniscule amount (like less then 10 bucks) insist on using EFTPOS! cash is some much quicker!  >:(
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Krakow Sam on April 29, 2007, 07:28:46 am
I hate it at work when people who are buying something for a miniscule amount (like less then 10 bucks) insist on using EFTPOS! cash is some much quicker!  >:(

I have no idea what EFTOPS is but when I worked at a supermarket someone once bought some pitifully small purchase (Like, a pint of milk and a newspaper or something) with a cheque. the slowest and most laboured method of payment ever devised.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Mate0 on April 29, 2007, 08:44:15 am
i didnt get my monthly game magazine 'power unlimited', while its already in the store for 2 frikkin weeks. im pissed off!!!

Palpatine's magazine is lame anyway.

Hee hee Star Wars Reff... :D


Anyways my gripes are

1.when people decide to make annoying "Leaving Forever" threads saying that blah blah blah A) this online community showed me that I need to find a new life. Or B) This forum/community/social networking site has ruined my life I'm leaving because of everyone here


2. people who think that a drawing/photograph with some one who is
giving the middle finger to the viewer is somehow cool or funny or unique...
NO...IT...IS...NOT! Its basically an insult to the viewer and a lame, over used, concept altogether.

3. And lastly on deviantART, a member (who shall remain nameless) stole many pieces of other's art
and claimed it as his own. Then after the account suddenlly removed all the art
a "new" member claimed that the owner had commited suidcide because of the proven accusations
and this new member who said was "his best friend since elementary school" also claimed that this guy had given him control of this gallery in a death note... Now who commits suidcide over that kind of thing? And who writes in a Death Note that they are leaving there art gallery to a friend?


Doesn't this sound suspicious??? Response?
 
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Cobra on April 29, 2007, 06:54:51 pm
Yeah sounds dodgey as Mate0


I have no idea what EFTOPS is but when I worked at a supermarket someone once bought some pitifully small purchase (Like, a pint of milk and a newspaper or something) with a cheque. the slowest and most laboured method of payment ever devised.

EFTPOS I can't remember what it stand for somehting like Electronic funds transfer something something basically buying stuff with your ATM card.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Krakow Sam on April 29, 2007, 06:59:30 pm
Oh... Debit.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Danzik on April 29, 2007, 07:21:42 pm
I hate it when...good lord KS has alot of posts...there's no coffee in the house    :-\

EFTPOS
Electronic Fund Transfer Point of Sale, I think.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Cobra on April 29, 2007, 08:09:05 pm
That sounds about right oh well when in doubt Wiki the b***h (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EFTPOS#Australia)
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Mate0 on May 01, 2007, 06:18:31 am
Yeah sounds dodgey as Mate0


I have no idea what EFTOPS is but when I worked at a supermarket someone once bought some pitifully small purchase (Like, a pint of milk and a newspaper or something) with a cheque. the slowest and most laboured method of payment ever devised.

EFTPOS I can't remember what it stand for somehting like Electronic funds transfer something something basically buying stuff with your ATM card.


Dodgey as me? or was this just a typo?
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Daxx on May 01, 2007, 06:57:06 am
I think he meant "dodgy as, Mate0". Cobra isn't using any punctuation at the moment.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on May 01, 2007, 11:59:20 am
It's Cobra, he's always been like that.

He and I are good buddies so I've learned to decipher. <_<
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: LadyM on May 01, 2007, 02:32:39 pm
Maybe he finally earned a Forum warrior status, is there one for puncutation?
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Danzik on May 01, 2007, 09:39:37 pm
Studied for three days straight for this Japanese exam.  Totally bombed it...

Eariler in the class, we had to do a show and tell.  No big deal, been rehearsing it for a week.  Someone asks a question, I answer then draw a complete blank...

12% of a semester's grade lost in one class.  :P
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Cobra on May 01, 2007, 11:12:48 pm
Yeah memory serves there are a few warriors that are based around the idea of people are are hard to read for various reasons.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: aligon on May 03, 2007, 09:48:12 pm
12% of a semesters grade lost in one class.  :P
ouch, that hurts.
Yeah, I took a test in my Biology class a couple of weeks ago, and it lowered my semester grade almost 7%. The worst part is, that I have an AP test coming up in a week, and this basically blew my self-confidence to shreds...
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Gorman Conall on May 04, 2007, 12:44:10 am
Some of my gripes include but are not limited to.

Stupid people: Self explanatory

The fact that i have to replace my 360 controller headset and mouse all at the same time.

Gas prices.

The drought of good games to look forward too.

Still haven't fought many worthwhile creatures in oblivion. Stupid timber wolves..

Allergies.

Fanboys of any type

Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Krakow Sam on May 04, 2007, 04:12:53 am
Gas prices.

You live in america and are not qualified to moan about that. Try living in Europe where its *twice as expensive again* and then we'll talk.  ::)
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Doctor Z on May 04, 2007, 05:24:28 am
Intellectual Property Infringment........  >:(
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: /lurk on May 04, 2007, 06:20:27 am
Electronic counting system in Scottish Parliamentary election buggered up, so I still don't know the result. An abnormally high percentage of mis-filled ballot slips turned up, too, due to having Additional Member Syste, votes for the Parliament and Single Transferable Votes for Local Councils at the same time.

Well, at least turnout was up a bit.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Hydromancerx on May 04, 2007, 06:31:42 am
Intellectual Property Infringment........  >:(

Yeah!!!  >:( >:( >:( >:(
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: SBD on May 04, 2007, 07:00:37 am
I know this sucks for the people who's stuff has been stolen, but it feels kinda cool being involved in this little spam war.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Daxx on May 04, 2007, 07:13:05 am
Seriously guys, just mass report them. Proboards will delete their entire forums, I've seen this happen before.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Celdur on May 04, 2007, 07:28:52 am
haha that means you guys have lots of fans!
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Luminar on May 04, 2007, 07:41:57 am
Like I said, this was extremely predictable. Steal the spotlight and focus on diversity and just make everything kowtowing to the nauceans and what the hell did you expect? Of course someone's gonna pinch it.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Krakow Sam on May 04, 2007, 09:15:51 am
someone stole the Nauceans? Hee hee! That is too rich.  :D
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Daxx on May 04, 2007, 09:28:56 am
someone stole the Nauceans? Hee hee! That is too rich.  :D

They didn't steal the Nauceans, but they stole a whole bunch of other stuff from lots of different people.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Person21 on May 04, 2007, 10:06:42 am
The Scottish Christian Party has way too many posters up for the election, I don't know why, but it bugs me.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Gorman Conall on May 04, 2007, 11:57:55 am
Gas prices.

You live in america and are not qualified to moan about that. Try living in Europe where its *twice as expensive again* and then we'll talk.  ::)

Hey when i don't make much money i can complain all i want!  :P

More gripes include

Bee nests and ant mounds in and around my yard.

I broke the mower (again!)

That in order to get an HDTV i must go through hell monday first.





Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Krakow Sam on May 04, 2007, 12:32:31 pm
Gas prices.

You live in america and are not qualified to moan about that. Try living in Europe where its *twice as expensive again* and then we'll talk.  ::)

Hey when i don't make much money i can complain all i want!  :P

Quote from: Lex Luthor
WRONG!
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Daxx on May 04, 2007, 12:36:50 pm
Hey when i don't make much money i can complain all i want!  :P

Except your petrol prices are cheap. You should be grateful.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Oviraptor on May 04, 2007, 12:40:42 pm
Hey when i don't make much money i can complain all i want!  :P

Except your petrol prices are cheap. You should be grateful.

I wish they WEREN'T cheap. Why? Because maybe we wouldn't be so dependent on cars, a horribly inefficient way of traveling, in my opinion. We simply don't have enough alternatives.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Hydromancerx on May 04, 2007, 04:41:10 pm
someone stole the Nauceans? Hee hee! That is too rich.  :D

They did not take the nacueans. They took my other creatures. They did not take your ViS though.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Danzik on May 04, 2007, 04:46:08 pm
I dislike all the SUVs on our roads.  I understand that people have the right to drive/pay for whatever they wish to drive and therefore my gripe is irrational but, it still irks me.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: SBD on May 04, 2007, 07:21:23 pm
Quote
I dislike all the SUVs on our roads.  I understand that people have the right to drive/pay for whatever they wish to drive and therefore my gripe is irrational but, it still irks me.

No it's not irrational, I totally agree. They're big, imposing and have massive blind spots everywhere. You don't need a vehicle with off-road capability in the city. I hate it how people buy the expensive ones from BMW and the like, because if you're not willing to take it bush bashing then you shouldn't buy it. I also hate it how they're called SUVs in Oz now. They used to be four wheel drives or just 4x4s but nooooo, we must do things the american way... >:(
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Gorman Conall on May 04, 2007, 09:18:48 pm
Gas prices.

You live in america and are not qualified to moan about that. Try living in Europe where its *twice as expensive again* and then we'll talk.  ::)

Hey when i don't make much money i can complain all i want!  :P

Quote from: Lex Luthor
WRONG!

Actually aren't you're wages higher?. Because that makes a diffrence
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Kcronos on May 04, 2007, 09:20:58 pm
I hate it when people look at you as if you are crazy...
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Gorman Conall on May 04, 2007, 10:10:28 pm
I hate it when people look at you as if you are crazy...

I know the feeling.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Tesla on May 05, 2007, 12:19:24 am
I hate the fact I ordered Pokemon Diamond from Lndon, first class, on Sunday. It hasn't arrived yet. There is a weekend and a bank holiday, so no deliveries now. Then Tuesday. Then I leave for a 3 day field-trip, and the whole point of getting the game was having it for the trip.

It won't arrive on Tuesday definelty...
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Person21 on May 05, 2007, 03:25:28 am
All my friends have became Halo fanboys.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: SBD on May 05, 2007, 03:54:45 am
my "friend" whom I've known since yr 4 is having a party, and when I ask him what his adress is he give me a weird look.  >:(
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Luminar on May 05, 2007, 08:12:24 am
That's not a friend.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: SBD on May 05, 2007, 10:57:43 pm
yes, which is why I put " around it.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: B.A.S. on May 05, 2007, 11:10:31 pm
Ugh Halo Fanboys, thats the worst. "What does the X button do?"./"LOL MC IS WAY BETTER THAN ARBITOR (Spelling Error of Arbiter on purpose). As well as "NOOB COMBO IS LAME GET SKILLZ".

Halo i liked the first one second one kinda ruined it for me, now with the Halo 3 stuff im seeing im going too weep for the future of halo.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: The Time Traveller on August 25, 2007, 07:54:30 pm
My gripe is that I bought the Gameboy Advanced SP a week before the Nintendo DS came out, and I wasted $30.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Gungnir on August 25, 2007, 09:10:01 pm
kinda like how I got an Ipod 3 weeks before the video came out...
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Potetoe on August 25, 2007, 10:53:59 pm
One of my gripes is when people on eBay ridiculously overcharge on (crappy) shipping. Recently I ordered a fairly small PVC figure where the seller charged $20 for shipping... And then it took a month to get here.

Also, when I bought SSBM from someone on eBay, when it arrived, I discovered that it was PAL region... Even though they had specified it as NTSC. Luckily I already had Freeloader, but geez, most people would have been completely unable to play it because of that one listing mistake. That's a pretty bad thing to mess up.

(Most of my eBay experiences have been good, though.)
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Quantum Burrito on August 26, 2007, 03:22:40 am
My gripe: Edexcel. It's an exam board in the UK. And they seem to have no clue what they're doing. I have to enroll (and have my GCSE results) by the 30th. Results were given out on the 27th, so all is well. Except for the IT qualification. Which hasn't been marked yet! I don't know why, seeing as they have less than a week to mark them, and they have to delivered. So, if these ****wits don't get their act together my life is ruined. Well, okay, in reality I'll have to take 3 A-Levels instead of 4, but I want to take 4, dammit!
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Krakow Sam on August 26, 2007, 03:50:35 am
One of my gripes is when people on eBay ridiculously overcharge on (crappy) shipping. Recently I ordered a fairly small PVC figure where the seller charged $20 for shipping... And then it took a month to get here.

Also, when I bought SSBM from someone on eBay, when it arrived, I discovered that it was PAL region... Even though they had specified it as NTSC. Luckily I already had Freeloader, but geez, most people would have been completely unable to play it because of that one listing mistake. That's a pretty bad thing to mess up.

(Most of my eBay experiences have been good, though.)

Well, I assume you gave them both bad feedback.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Potetoe on August 27, 2007, 07:04:34 am
One of my gripes is when people on eBay ridiculously overcharge on (crappy) shipping. Recently I ordered a fairly small PVC figure where the seller charged $20 for shipping... And then it took a month to get here.

Also, when I bought SSBM from someone on eBay, when it arrived, I discovered that it was PAL region... Even though they had specified it as NTSC. Luckily I already had Freeloader, but geez, most people would have been completely unable to play it because of that one listing mistake. That's a pretty bad thing to mess up.

(Most of my eBay experiences have been good, though.)

Well, I assume you gave them both bad feedback.

Well.. No, because crappy shipping is crappy, but I don't think it's so bad as to warrant negative feedback. I've always seen negative feedback as more of a thing to give when someone scams you or lies about something or etc.
On reflection, the second might have deserved bad feedback, but.. I just let it slide. I was able to play it, after all. I don't know, maybe I should have; but, who knows, if I hadn't been able to play it, the seller might've given me a refund or something if I sent it back.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: russellmania4 on August 27, 2007, 08:11:22 am
My gripe: I'm starting school on Wednesday.  :'(

And very little news on Spore. That sucks.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: operaghost21 on August 27, 2007, 08:15:05 am
My gripe: I'm starting school on Wednesday.  :'(

hey, me too! although I'm a senior, so my year's looking pretty good  :P
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Mae on August 27, 2007, 08:57:23 am
My gripe: I'm starting school on Wednesday.  :'(

hey, me too! although I'm a senior, so my year's looking pretty good  :P

I'm in grade 9... does that count?  :P
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Luminar on August 27, 2007, 10:29:04 am
My gripe: Edexcel. It's an exam board in the UK. And they seem to have no clue what they're doing. I have to enroll (and have my GCSE results) by the 30th. Results were given out on the 27th, so all is well. Except for the IT qualification. Which hasn't been marked yet! I don't know why, seeing as they have less than a week to mark them, and they have to delivered. So, if these ****wits don't get their act together my life is ruined. Well, okay, in reality I'll have to take 3 A-Levels instead of 4, but I want to take 4, dammit!

I never actually got my proper grade certificate, and they want to scalp the crap out of me if I want a new one to put in my RoA file. It's extremely fortunate that none of the employers i've gone to so far have been the pedantic anal type in that regard, or i'd be well screwed. I finished school back in 2001 and all i've got is the kind of "preview" thing you pick up from your school. It didn't occur to me it was a potential issue until some years later after college, where inquiry found out that it's pretty damn expensive to get new ones - of course, no word to the one I was supposed to get. So basically I get screwed out of what i'm entitled to by right, and have to pay extra if I want to play on the same standard as everyone else. Story of my life, really.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Person21 on August 27, 2007, 11:08:02 am
My mums bringing some guy round to try to "bring back my faith in the inviable man in the sky God"
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Quantum Burrito on August 27, 2007, 11:46:31 am
If I may give some words of advice:

Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Tesla on August 27, 2007, 03:00:17 pm
Yes.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Person21 on August 27, 2007, 03:06:18 pm
OK, I finished listening to the old guy talking about crap.


Every time I asked him to prove something he simply said that "It was about faith"  :P


I had a hard time trying to stop myself laughing.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Tesla on August 29, 2007, 04:45:18 am
You should have said "Faith in what? Surely you can't have faith in something that you can only believe in with faith?"

Godammit, it's like leaning against absolutely nothing!
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Gorman Conall on November 30, 2007, 05:17:21 pm
Ah everyone needs a thread to vent their anger how did it disappear?.

Ill bump it!.

Almost everyday people on xbox live make fun of me because I'm a 40 year old man playing halo 3.
That gripes me for 2 reasons, 1 I'm 19 i have a deep voice. 2 whats wrong with a 40 year old playing halo 3? last time i checked many games halo 3 included you have to be 18 to buy!!.

Another thing. If any of you play halo 3 you know that rocket race was added to the social list. You and a team mate race indestructible mongoose to check points. The only way you can be killed is melee from behind its a really fun game type. However 9 out of 10 games i played had people knocking people off the mongoose and repeatedly hitting their mongoose pretty much ruining any chances they had of winning?], Why? because they are trying to win by getting points through assassination.

Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: The Time Traveller on November 30, 2007, 05:29:27 pm
//sarcasm//

  I detest rants.  Rants are terrible, awful things.  Can't you express your anger in a different way?  This thread is a convenient way for me to show my anger over rants.  Rants do not improve discussions, they only make them worse.  They are off-topic, and weasels ate my orange.  Rants should be completely banned, with this thread being the first place of activism.

//sarcasm//
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: LadyM on November 30, 2007, 05:47:12 pm
Rants are against forum rules. This thread is for gripes. The difference being that a gripe can be posted without anger and a rant is made when someone is really ticked off.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Gorman Conall on November 30, 2007, 05:55:21 pm
Rants are against forum rules. This thread is for gripes. The difference being that a gripe can be posted without anger and a rant is made when someone is really ticked off.

Was this directed at me? If so i apologize i didn't intend my post to be a rant in anyway. I'm sorry if it sounded that way.

Ah everyone needs a thread to vent their anger how did it disappear?.


^^^

I suppose it does seem that way but i wanted to say something about bumping it rather then just posting a gripe to bump it.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: LadyM on November 30, 2007, 06:59:03 pm
No, it wasn't for you, it was in answer to HW. I didn't take your post as being ranting but explaining what bothers you. You can tell the posts that are really full of anger.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Krakow Sam on December 03, 2007, 06:11:30 pm
Heres a gripe:
Why has it suddenly become popular for people who are barely aquainted to demand hugs off each other?
Granted it usually happens while drunk, but it seems that people who are just casual friends at best are now embracing for no real reason.

Now, aside from the fact that I'm increasingly finding that prolonged physical contact with people that aren't close friends or family makes my skin crawl, I also want to complain on the grounds that the whole thing devalues the idea of a hug between friends.
Hugs between male friends (or man-hugs, if you will) should be reserved for emotionally charged moments such as the sports team you support winning something major against the odds, or the return of a good friend after an extremely long absence. If people that are barely more than simply friends start hugging at every opportunity then what are they going to start doing in these emotional charged situations? Kissing each other?
Let all know that this practise of hugging between less than great friends is bad and lame and I don't like it.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Plank of Wood on December 13, 2007, 08:12:23 am
Heres a few things that piss me off beyond belief.


I ♥ ?

One of the things that completely continues to piss me off is the line "I ♥ ?". It's carved into every table, writen on every wall, drawn on every hand, engraved into every bloody tree, I don't get it how people think we give a flying **** about who they "♥". It's probably, to quote my freind "The sadest thing ever", it just makes no sense whatsoever.

Renew Nortan 2007?
Nortan Security, and various other progams, always seem to think that you need to be reminded that your subscriptions will end soon, when you check every time the "No, I do not want to be eminded again" box. And it always, ALWAYS, comes up when you least suspect it, when you nearly have beaten that impossible boss on the awsome game you just bought, when you're listening to you favorite song and get to that awsome guitar solo you like, it has no mercy. And God help you if you don't re-new it, God help your soul, it will take away that useless "I do not want to me reminded" box, makes the message red, and makes it come up CONSTANTLY, when if I gave a ****, I would have ****ing done it already.

I Get the ****ing Point Already
Some people never seem to think that we heard it the first time, my sceince teacher repeats everything to point where we can't get his words out of our head, and I wake up in the middle of the night after a nightmare about light traveling in a straight line and reflecting off a boron prism. But at least we learn something. But today, there was a water fight, nothing special, I missed this guy who was soaking everyone within 10 metres of his, and the water hit this girl in my year, basicly she went up to me, while I was firing everywhere, and said "You ****ing get me wet....!" constantly, every bloody second, until the point where she got accidently hit again, and yelled at me, where I then said at the top of my voice, in front of all her freinds "For ****s sake, if you got out of the bloody way you wouldn't get bloody well hit you ****ing retard". I assure you, she is not a normal girl that you americans have, this is Essex, anyone with feelings is eaten alive.



These are some small, annoying things that I hate, please share yours.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Uroboros on December 13, 2007, 09:08:38 am
People who chew with their mouths open.
People who chew with their mouths open in quiet areas.
People and whole families who chew with their mouths open in quiet areas...
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Mr. Consideration on December 13, 2007, 11:57:53 am
Heres a few things that piss me off beyond belief.


I ♥ ?

One of the things that completely continues to piss me off is the line "I ♥ ?". It's carved into every table, writen on every wall, drawn on every hand, engraved into every bloody tree, I don't get it how people think we give a flying **** about who they "♥". It's probably, to quote my freind "The sadest thing ever", it just makes no sense whatsoever.

I totally agree. Why waste time adorning yourself and inanimate objects with something that basically means absoloutley nothing?

Although I think there is already a thread like this.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Martham112 on December 13, 2007, 12:27:05 pm
People who need to know everything, but don't listen
I hate it when you are having a perfectly normal conversation with someone, and someone in the background, say on the computer, just says "What?" Why do these people need to know something that doesn't even concern or effect them! Also if they are part of the conversation in the first place, and stop listening for some reason, then in attempt to join again, just say "Huh?" or "What did you say?" Then, if you don't tell them, they get in a strop. Why stop listening if you wanted to know!


People who think you want to know everything
No! I don't need nor want to know that you're going to eat some biscuits! I also don't need to know when you change your mind. Let's just say, people who feel the need to announce their plans for the next ten minutes in excrutiating detail. "I need the toilet. I'm going to go to the toilet. I just went to the toilet," why tell me?! Do I care about your bowels? No!
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Xenomorph on December 13, 2007, 01:22:05 pm
people who think they know everything, while they dont
i hate it when people always want to have the last awnser on something. or, when you say something wrong, they'll happily tell you what you said wrong and how dumb you looked like by saying it.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Daxx on December 13, 2007, 02:27:20 pm
I ♥ ?

One of the things that completely continues to piss me off is the line "I ♥ ?". It's carved into every table, writen on every wall, drawn on every hand, engraved into every bloody tree, I don't get it how people think we give a flying **** about who they "♥". It's probably, to quote my freind "The sadest thing ever", it just makes no sense whatsoever.

Besides the fact this has been going since forever I don't think you get it. I'm guessing you don't have a SO.

It's an expression of love, duh. Honestly, if we have to care about everything anyone ever expresses some people here would never be posting at all. Just because you're a jaded misanthrope doesn't mean you have to stop other people's fun. :P
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Mae on December 13, 2007, 02:45:22 pm
people who think they know everything, while they dont
i hate it when people always want to have the last awnser on something. or, when you say something wrong, they'll happily tell you what you said wrong and how dumb you looked like by saying it.

I completely agree with you, despite me being one of these people.

<sarcasm> Also, you spelt "awnser" wrong, idiot.  :P  </sarcasm>

No hard feelings.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: russellmania4 on December 13, 2007, 08:22:31 pm
We were learning about 1500 France in History class a while back, and we're looking at a painting of those times. The painting was quite realistic, so apparently some kid believes this painting is a photograph taken in the 1500's. Right. So he kindly asks the class if this is a photo. Right. Now, I can't let stupidity like that just pass me by. So I put on my most sarcastic voice, turn around, stare him right in the face, and say, "Yeah, it's actually a photo taken in 1526. The camera was created actually 71 years before by Jean Frontnac who also discovered America." I said some other stuff like that that I forgot. The kid then looked at me, not sure if I'm serious or not. I did this once again to him when he said something else stupid, and the kid sitting next to him just turned to him and said, "Russell's really good at making you feel stupid, eh?"

This isn't so much a gripe as an encounter with an idiot.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Darth Grievi on December 13, 2007, 08:35:52 pm
Ow... I've had some pretty bad encounters, but that tops all the ones that I can remember.

On-topic: Why must the dudes at the movie theatre actually start enforcing their "ID required for R rated movies" policy the month that the two R rated movies I want to see come out? Realy! Just last month, I could have just walked right on up with one of my parents and bought the tickets, no problem. Heck, at some of the worse ones, I could have done it myself and they wouldn't have given a thought to their policy. But now, it's all locked down tight because some parents started griping about their kids being scarred for life because they were allowed to see an R rated movie. Well, DUDE(ETTE), if ya don't want ya 12 year old watching Terminator or Alien, pay closer attention to what they're watching. Don't just give them money and drop them off at the theatre. And if it's a family member takin' them to see it, gripe to the family member! Don't spoil it for those of us who are mature enough to watch certain R rated movies. I'm not sayin all, man. I personally mean ones that are R rated due to violence, language, and intense scary images. No.. thing... else. I know my limits, and I can censor what I watch.

So, yeah, I'm pissed off because I couldn't see The Mist.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: SBD on December 13, 2007, 10:06:35 pm
The terms Festive Season and Season's Greetings. I'm sorry, but if your not even going to aknowledge the festival you're supposedly celebrating, then you're not celebrating it!
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: operaghost21 on December 13, 2007, 10:55:54 pm
So, yeah, I'm pissed off because I couldn't see The Mist.

yeah, me too...I went with my friends, but one of their girlfriends was 16, so we couldn't get in...  :-\
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: SBD on December 13, 2007, 11:05:16 pm
Please tell me an 18 year old is not going out with a 16 year old.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Plank of Wood on December 13, 2007, 11:12:09 pm
I ♥ ?

One of the things that completely continues to piss me off is the line "I ♥ ?". It's carved into every table, writen on every wall, drawn on every hand, engraved into every bloody tree, I don't get it how people think we give a flying **** about who they "♥". It's probably, to quote my freind "The sadest thing ever", it just makes no sense whatsoever.

Besides the fact this has been going since forever I don't think you get it. I'm guessing you don't have a SO.

It's an expression of love, duh. Honestly, if we have to care about everything anyone ever expresses some people here would never be posting at all. Just because you're a jaded misanthrope doesn't mean you have to stop other people's fun. :P


No, they actualy write "I ♥ ?", they don't say who they love, they're just being dumb. It's even more pointless then carving into a table "Who do you ♥?"
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: SBD on December 13, 2007, 11:17:58 pm
they carve "I [love heart] [question mark]" ? I don't see the point of that. I mean, carving the persons actual name is understandable, but not just carving a piece of punctuation.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Plank of Wood on December 13, 2007, 11:32:47 pm
Yep, we actualy have a huge laugh whenever we see someone with it written on their hand, or find one carved into a table.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Daxx on December 13, 2007, 11:51:38 pm
No, they actualy write "I ♥ ?", they don't say who they love, they're just being dumb. It's even more pointless then carving into a table "Who do you ♥?"

Oh, I see. My bad.

Yes, that is a little pointless.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on December 14, 2007, 12:30:14 am
Please tell me an 18 year old is not going out with a 16 year old.

While somewhat uncommon, it is hardly a bad thing... I've seen far more unsettling relationships.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: TotalSandwich on December 14, 2007, 12:36:44 am
Please tell me an 18 year old is not going out with a 16 year old.

While somewhat uncommon, it is hardly a bad thing... I've seen far more unsettling relationships.

Agreed. Our homecoming princess got herself teen pregnant and had a baby... at the ripe age of thirteen.

Should I gripe about the popularity contest of the homecoming court and the promoting of our schools token collection of Neanderthals, the football team? Or should I go for teen pregnancy?
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on December 14, 2007, 12:40:14 am
And you've got to love the sixteen year old girl who is always afraid to tell you about her boyfriend, then she suddenly lets slip that he twenty three and unemployed. ::)

As for a gripe... I'm not liking those people who are always negative/right/always starting fights.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: SBD on December 14, 2007, 02:16:20 am
Please tell me an 18 year old is not going out with a 16 year old.

While somewhat uncommon, it is hardly a bad thing... I've seen far more unsettling relationships.

Agreed. Our homecoming princess got herself teen pregnant and had a baby... at the ripe age of thirteen.

While that is quite a bit worse (A big big big bit worse actually) The two year age gap is still a bit odd.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Yuu on December 14, 2007, 02:23:36 am
As for my gripe: I Just can't make my lucid dreams last long! :P And I only get 2 hours of sleep because of the internetz. What's worse is that I know that it is my fault. :-\
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: russellmania4 on December 14, 2007, 07:02:46 am
As for my gripe: I Just can't make my lucid dreams last long! :P And I only get 2 hours of sleep because of the internetz. What's worse is that I know that it is my fault. :-\

Two hours of sleep? Dude, get off the computer and go to bed!

My gripe: I just woke up and my neck muscles are killing me. And for some odd reason, so is my chin.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Plank of Wood on December 14, 2007, 08:21:21 am
People Who Can't Understand that It's just a Game!
There have been a countless amount of times where people start swearing constantly when they lose a game, threaten to rape my mom, kill me, ect ect ect. Why, you can't even say to someone who sounds young when playing an M rated game (which I must admit, is fine by me, because I'm not exactly Mr "Listen to the Age Rating" either) "You sound a bit young to be playing this game", without swearing at you on the other end, which results in me and my team-mates laughing so hard that the kid disconnects. The occasonal "****" is alright I admit, on a right rated game, and you screw up pretty badly, but when someone gets the lucky kill, and you swear at them because of it, I will make the next 5 - 20 minutes of your life a living hell.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Didero on December 14, 2007, 09:21:17 am
That is annoying, people who can't accept they've lost. I can understand it can be annoying, I can get pretty angry myself if I can't succeed in a game, but I don't start swearing at the person who defeated me. I've even congratulated people who shot me without me even spotting them, it's after all just a contest of good reflexes and tactical thinking (at least the games I play :P), not a life-or-death must-win situation.

But that's also part of a more general gripe: people that use swearwords too much, for every small thing that goes wrong. It's completely unnecessary, and rather rude.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Gorman Conall on December 14, 2007, 09:50:24 am
Please tell me an 18 year old is not going out with a 16 year old.

While somewhat uncommon, it is hardly a bad thing... I've seen far more unsettling relationships.

Agreed. Our homecoming princess got herself teen pregnant and had a baby... at the ripe age of thirteen.

While that is quite a bit worse (A big big big bit worse actually) The two year age gap is still a bit odd.

18 and 16 is bad actually. And if they do anything including kiss its also illegal here in the states.

Its not the two year gap thats bad but rather that its 18 and 16. Many guys i have know date younger girls because young girls are very very guillable to older guys. There is my gripe i cant stand it.

18 and 16 may be pushing it but its not too bad but 19 and 16 is bad. Worse is 19 to 14, i see this kind of thing anytime i go out.  i have a YOUNG cousin of age 14 who has been seen hanging with guys over 21 at a bar. Cant do nothing about it because nobody can prove it but if i ever pass by that bar and see it i might have to introduce my foot to somebody's face.

Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on December 14, 2007, 10:21:42 am
Correct me if I'm wrong, but don't the age of consent laws come into play at this point?
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Daxx on December 14, 2007, 11:01:18 am
18 and 16 is bad actually. And if they do anything including kiss its also illegal here in the states.

Wow, I'm glad I don't live in the US. That's really really stupid.

Also, 18/16? Seriously, that's fairly normal. I could understand if they were younger where the age difference makes one, but it's not exactly huge at that age.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Gorman Conall on December 14, 2007, 09:19:07 pm
18 and 16 is bad actually. And if they do anything including kiss its also illegal here in the states.

Wow, I'm glad I don't live in the US. That's really really stupid.

Also, 18/16? Seriously, that's fairly normal. I could understand if they were younger where the age difference makes one, but it's not exactly huge at that age.

As i said its not that bad but bad none the less. The maturity between those two ages are normally HUGE in most people. You will also find that the oldest one is almost always male.

Its common place around my area to have 20 to 21 year old males have 16 to 14 year old girlfriends and thats MUCH worse

Also pat the age of consent at least around here is 17.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Danzik on December 14, 2007, 09:20:13 pm
16 to 14 year old girlfriends and thats MUCH worse
Where are you from?
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Gorman Conall on December 14, 2007, 09:23:06 pm
16 to 14 year old girlfriends and thats MUCH worse
Where are you from?

Ohio but i would imagine its like this in many places...ought to see myspace  :P.

EDIT: Just to make a point that I'm not blowing hot  air.  i was friends with this guy for about 2 years. I never agreed with his way of life or approve of his degrading view of women but I'm not one to tread on others lives. Well at age 21 he knocked up a 15 year old, I'm sorry if i sound stuck up but i can't look at the guy with out being filled with rage. While i know it takes two to tango there is a huge maturity gap there and he ruined her gullible little life. We are no longer friends. I have many story's like that but I'm not going to share them on a public forum.

EDIT EDIT:To anybody who reads this. After looking through what i just wrote my words could of very easily hit home on somebody on the forum, I didn't register that in my mind as i typed it. If thats the case i sincerely am sorry as i did not mean any offense to anybody. Its my opinion and a strong one at that but as i said i don't tread on other lives theres a reason we aren't friends anymore. If i go near him a fight could ensure where its not even my business. My only real right to anybody s business is if the young one were to be a friend of relative. Do not take offense from my post
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Mae on December 15, 2007, 11:23:11 am
Your... chin hurts?

My gripe is the people who annoy me (by doing things like shoving me on the bus) because they know I won't do anything to them. Then they laugh about it. Then I nearly go on a homicidal maniac thing. And they do it again the NEXT DAY. It's like really, really pathetic bullying. Also, I'm pretty sure I can't do anything because my mom knows their mom, and because I honestly suspect that he has ADD.

Sounds childish, I know. Sorry.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Gorman Conall on December 18, 2007, 12:23:03 pm
Hiccups are currently my gripe. Its early yet and i have them 5 times today. My hiccups are always bad almost disabling my ability to breathe not fun!.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Plank of Wood on December 18, 2007, 12:29:48 pm
My Status is on buzy you stupid Bum!
One of the most annoying things is when you get auto-logged into MSN/AIM/YIM, in the middle of you playing a game, usualy at the important plot parts or you've nearly finnished a realy hard boss fight, and you get messaged. What is more annoying however, if when you're status is on "Buzy", and you're in a situation in the previous sentence, and someone completely ignore the "Buzy" label, and messages you. And of course, the people that do this are so immune to the banner that says "Plank of Wood is buzy, and may no reply", and give you big fat "OMG Y U NO RPLY?" over and over again, until I get so pissed off that stop whatever I'm doing, tell them that I am buzy, and I'm not going to reply, and guess what they do? The do it again 10 minutes later. It drives me freaking nuts.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: /lurk on December 18, 2007, 12:34:54 pm
My Status is on buzy you stupid Bum!
One of the most annoying things is when you get auto-logged into MSN/AIM/YIM, in the middle of you playing a game, usualy at the important plot parts or you've nearly finnished a realy hard boss fight, and you get messaged. What is more annoying however, if when you're status is on "Buzy", and you're in a situation in the previous sentence, and someone completely ignore the "Buzy" label, and messages you. And of course, the people that do this are so immune to the banner that says "Plank of Wood is buzy, and may no reply", and give you big fat "OMG Y U NO RPLY?" over and over again, until I get so pissed off that stop whatever I'm doing, tell them that I am buzy, and I'm not going to reply, and guess what they do? The do it again 10 minutes later. It drives me freaking nuts.

If it really gets to you, why not simply log out of MSN/AIM/whatever before playing your game? Oh, and you misspelled "busy" five times.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Mr. Consideration on December 18, 2007, 12:56:57 pm
Or 'Appear Offline'.

I only use Busy so I don't have to talk to certain people.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Gorman Conall on December 27, 2007, 10:30:21 am
People who don't know the value of money.

Some people had the nerve to say if you think 200$ is a lot of money you need to grow up and get a job.

Thats pretty stupid because anybody who has had a job knows that 200$ is a lot of money

Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Luminar on December 27, 2007, 11:10:16 am
Probably a bit of a questionable one, but... I would like to thank whoever invented toilet paper. I would not like to thank whoever thought it was a good idea to make brands which are ROUGH. AS. HELL. Certain illnesses do NOT need to be excaberated by your hind end feeling like it'd been belt-sanded, for gods sake!

Also, it'd be nice if for once, just ONCE, I could properly enjoy something without being punished for it in ANY capacity??
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Daxx on December 27, 2007, 11:35:26 am
Exactly why I buy good toilet paper.

The $200 kind, that is - it's not really very much when you think about it.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Brandonazz on December 27, 2007, 12:06:02 pm
My Younger Brother

I just finished a multiplayer game of Call of Duty 4 with him and won 100-65. For then next ten minutes solid, he spewed excuses. "You got too many kills from grenades! Shotguns are cheap! You got lucky!" Blah Blah Blah. He had started playing the game at his friend's house before we got it, so he obviously won the first few games, but each time I did better until this time I utterly destroyed him. Why is it that he acts like a pompous ass when beating me by two kills, then acting like I hacked the game when I make a decisive victory?

Also, when I left to post this in anger -rather than reducing him to a bloody pulp and having Christmas gifts retracted from the overprotective parents- he began that childish bit about me being scared and knowing I'm not going to win anymore and I'm a such and such...Blah blah blah.

Part two, he's a hypocrite. When he does something for somebody, no matter how small, like pointing out a light switch in a dark room, he tells you to say thank you. "Say thank you." If you don't he continues to yell at you until you act eternally gracious or leave. He also demands you say please whenever expecting him to do anything, and to say it nicely. He then turns around and yells at my youngest brother for not doing what he says -he never says please to him- and often beats on him. I do kind things for him often hoping that he'll quit being such a jackass but he never once thanks me, and if I ever point out that he always tells other people to thank him for tiny things then he acts like it's below his dignity to think of it, and screams if he doesn't get his way. He claims that he tells people to say please so that they learn good manners. Firstly, how the hell is it his place to teach his elders manners? Second, don't go trumpeting around telling people to be polite to you if you'd not lift a finger to do so for someone else, save the occasional falsity to save face with the parents.

He also thinks that anything that belongs to more than one person including himself, belongs soley to him so long as he thinks it's appropriate. Such a spoiled rotten prat.

He's also the kind of person that will leave to his friend's house for days at a time because the parents wont let him do something, though my youngest brother is even worse in respect to my father's house.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on December 27, 2007, 12:24:33 pm
Probably a bit of a questionable one, but... I would like to thank whoever invented toilet paper. I would not like to thank whoever thought it was a good idea to make brands which are ROUGH. AS. HELL. Certain illnesses do NOT need to be excaberated by your hind end feeling like it'd been belt-sanded, for gods sake!

Haven't you tried the three seashells? It's new but it'll be all the rage in a few years.

*Waits for someone to get the obscure reference*
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Daxx on December 27, 2007, 12:52:50 pm
What gets me is that you never find out how to use them.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on December 27, 2007, 12:55:51 pm
I Googled it and believe it or not there are some good theories out there, some of which went along with my own.

The Poop Report - Probably NSFW (http://www.poopreport.com/BMnewswire/three_seashells_solved_kinda.html)
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Quantum Burrito on December 27, 2007, 05:02:45 pm
Bah, I have two-and-a-half major gripes I've been wanting to get off my chest:

1) Idiots mispronouncing long words

You know the type -- the ones who clearly have never contemplated a dilemma greater than "Should I got to KFC or Wendy's tonight", but suddenly decide to use BE 5.0x1023 words, probably after reading them in prolefeed. But, due to not pronouncing anything more linguistically challenging than "I was here first!", d in a profoundly unrecognisable way. I had someone tell me that they though Nelson's column was a "gran-doiys" building. Before that, someone told me that a newspaper story was full of "hyper-bowl".

1b) Idiots using words that make no sense

This is not quite distinct enough to count as a separate gripe, but some words are not used unless the communicator has no idea what they are actually saying. E.g. "irregardless" (which, thankfully, is not in Firefox's dictonary). This word makes no sense. "Regardless" means "without regard to". If you want to indicate something that has no bearing on the subject at hand, that fits perfectly. So, what is "irregardless"? It sounds like the opposite of "regardless", but is used as a synonym. Why? Because some people can't separate "irrespective" and "regardless" in their minds. I hate these people.

2) Capitalised pronouns
This pisses me off. The rules of English Grammar state that a word is capitalised when it is the start of a sentence, it is a proper noun, or, bizarrely, if it is the first person singular pronoun. That's it. First person singular only. I hate seeing sentences like "And God created the heavens and the earth. And then He felt shagged out, so He took a kip on the celestial sofa". Capitalising 'god' can be defended if it is the guy's name, or nickname, but pronouns (with the exception of the first person singular) are not capitalised mid-sentence. Ever. Those are the rules, nomatter how divine or 'godlicious' your subject is. If he's so vain that he insists on having all his pronouns capitalised, he can reach out and do it himself.

To be honest, I don't know what annoys me more about this one; whether it's the bending of the rules of English Grammar, or the fact that they only get bent for god. I think I could tolerate it being adapted into the standard rules of grammar, if it was just a mark of respect, as it is in other languages. This is partly because there is something aesthetically appealing about the look of "Him", "His", "Her", "She", etc., but also because English will always change over time, I just don't like the idea of god(s) getting special treatment. Or anyone for that matter. I'd find it just as annoying if it were the monarchy that were to receive the special treatment, or scientists.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Krakow Sam on December 27, 2007, 07:08:24 pm
My Younger Brother
Text.

Just kill him and feed his body into a woodchipper, feed the woodchipped mush to wild dingos or coyotes.

...I hate these people.

Kill, woodchipper, dingos.

If he's so vain that he insists on having all his pronouns capitalised, he can reach out and do it himself.

Have Nietsche kill him for you, then woodchip the body and feed it to devildingos.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Danzik on December 27, 2007, 07:56:55 pm
Be sure you clean the woodchipper well though.  Those CSI folks test it everytime...
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Brandonazz on December 27, 2007, 08:21:30 pm
My Younger Brother
"Say thank you."

Seriously, keep 'asking' him to say thank you to you for everything you do... play a game with him, then have him say thank you...
You can easily out do him in the politeness game... and be nice to him, be too nice, and if that is too hard, try using words that he doesn't understand or give him titles like "mi lord" or even something from Yellowbeard if you need to inject humor into it all.  Not fighting him at his own game will typically take the wind out of his sails.  Reply to "you cheated" with something like "yeah, aren't I a horrible person?"

I always use words he doesn't understand, but he's used to it and just acts ignorant when I do.

And I just said "your majesty" to my sister when she asked me to do something.  ::)

To that last bit, I do that too, but he doesn't know how to give it a rest. I surpass him in every other field so when I proved that this one thing he had over me for a blinking instant was gone, he couldn't stand it.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Daxx on December 28, 2007, 12:40:04 am
2) Capitalised pronouns

Using "He" for God has been around since time immemorial, it's more a standard in English grammar than not capitalising regular nouns.

And the monarchy do get special treatment. The royal "we".

English is inherently irregular. Deal with it.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Quantum Burrito on December 28, 2007, 02:43:05 am
2) Capitalised pronouns

Using "He" for God has been around since time immemorial, it's more a standard in English grammar than not capitalising regular nouns.

And the monarchy do get special treatment. The royal "we".

English is inherently irregular. Deal with it.

I have never seen this actually written down as a rule. Well, by an authoritative source. It's just something that happened while the bible was translated (and not all bibles follow the convention, the KJV doesn't).
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: SBD on December 28, 2007, 05:29:59 am
Ok, so I got my university entrance results yesterday. To get into the course I want I needed a score of 70.35. I got 69.7.  >:(


Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Martham112 on December 28, 2007, 09:34:04 am
Before that, someone told me that a newspaper story was full of "hyper-bowl".

I was taught in school that hyperbole was pronounced like that. How would you pronounce it? Heep-er-bowleh?
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Daxx on December 28, 2007, 09:37:52 am
Hi-per-bo-lee.

Or, if we consult Wikipedia, /haɪˈpɝbəli/.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Mr. Consideration on December 28, 2007, 10:48:16 am
I hate people who misprononuce words.

Hyperbole is a common offender.

Another one is, during 'Of Mice and Men', some stupid girl in my class managed to mispronounce 'Luger' ('Lugger') and 'Harlot' ('Ha-RE-Lot').
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Brandonazz on December 28, 2007, 05:15:12 pm
I was going to say that but I thought what he put was what she said.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Quantum Burrito on December 28, 2007, 05:16:13 pm
'Harlot' ('Ha-RE-Lot').
Sorry panda; not exactly
('hahr-luht)
or
('har-let')

Yeah, those were the mistake pronunciations. I'm guessing he'd assume (like I did) that people here would know it's "Looger" and "har-lut".
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: B.A.S. on December 28, 2007, 05:58:16 pm
A gripe that has always been with me is people that message me on msn/aim right when I sign on. It initially started when my computer had a virus and took forever too do anything, and if the loading proccess was inturrupted you would have too restart the program, so needless too say one kid in particular kept messaging me right when the msn sign showed my online, and I mean he was like waiting right there just too message me. This happened about 5 times before I realized I could set my status too appear offline before even signing on, I must say it was a relief. Although even without the Virus it still bugs me too this day.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Hydromancerx on December 28, 2007, 06:05:53 pm
Durgon you could always set it so it will not come up when you start you computer by going into msconfig.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Gauphastus on December 28, 2007, 06:12:09 pm
Hah, MSN Messenger gripes...
I hate it when random people add me and then never tell me who they are. Then I have to go through the always awkward part when I ask them who they are. Any sort of introduction would be fab, but I never get them.
The other thing I hate about that is when they add me and are either always on but never talk to me, or never on at all.
Had two or three people who said "hi" and were never seen again. Ever. I had nothing to do with that.

I used to review and comment on newgrounds a bit. Also played Neopets ages ago (yeah, yeah.), and dabbled in the whole RPG Maker 95/2000/etc scene. I got my fair share of morons.

You know how freaky it was for me when a 10 year old girl from Neopets started chatting me up and I'd (several) swear words in my screen name?

 :-X
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Danzik on December 28, 2007, 07:13:09 pm
Yeah, those were the mistake pronunciations. I'm guessing he'd assume (like I did) that people here would know it's "Looger" and "har-lut".
That makes a bit more sense then.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: LadyM on January 03, 2008, 06:06:31 am
The "D' key fell off my laptop last night. I guess it means a trip to Best Buy to get a new keyboard which isn't a bad thing, I've worn most of the letters off, I just don't want to be without it, I have everything on this laptop.

*grumble*
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Brandonazz on January 03, 2008, 12:30:36 pm
Brandonazz

In memory of the key. Just remember all that it has typed.

Danzik, Oddity, drawing. Ah. Those were the times.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Doctor Z on January 03, 2008, 04:44:08 pm
You would think that E would be the first to go, because it's the most used in the English language.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: tomasgaquino on January 03, 2008, 04:58:39 pm
Not if it's a gaming computer.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Luminar on January 03, 2008, 05:01:35 pm
Hah, MSN Messenger gripes...

Want to know the worst one? It begins with "I know you're busy, but..."
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Danzik on January 03, 2008, 05:23:20 pm
Brandonazz
In memory of the key. Just remember all that it has typed.
Danzik, Oddity, drawing. Ah. Those were the times.
I went ahead and made it easier for LadyM
(http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/6365/anzikpz1.jpg)
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: LadyM on January 03, 2008, 05:33:40 pm
Brandonazz
In memory of the key. Just remember all that it has typed.
Danzik, Oddity, drawing. Ah. Those were the times.
I went ahead and made it easier for LadyM

 :D That is too funny  :D screen shot for later...

(http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n100/GamingLadyM/forum%20photos/anzik.png)

btw.. this is my keyboard atm...

(http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n100/GamingLadyM/forum%20photos/key.jpg)
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: tomasgaquino on January 03, 2008, 05:35:22 pm
My goodness! Where's the 'E'?
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: LadyM on January 03, 2008, 05:37:50 pm
Two years of typing wore the letters off. I'm half missing some of the others.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Luminar on January 03, 2008, 05:40:01 pm
Oh my. This isn't good.
Now she's demoted to being merely LayM, Morator of th Gaming Stv forums.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Brandonazz on January 03, 2008, 05:43:42 pm
We should set up a paypal fund for a new laptop or keyboard for LadyM.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: LadyM on January 03, 2008, 06:00:26 pm
It's un*er warranty, it just requires a trip to Best Buy an* two weeks of *owntime.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Doctor Z on January 03, 2008, 06:02:47 pm
>.> Cant you Ctrl+V the D till you get a new keyboard?
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: LadyM on January 03, 2008, 06:05:28 pm
Maybe.. actually I can still type a D by pressing the rubber thing but it slows the process down greatly.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Doctor Z on January 03, 2008, 06:08:44 pm
Then just use b. It KINOA looks like a lower-case d. And you can use O for the upper-case. It's not the same, certainly, but it'll bo.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Oviraptor on January 03, 2008, 06:13:09 pm
Using that, doodies turns in to boobies! :D

Ahem...

Anyway... back to gripes... :-X
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: B.A.S. on January 03, 2008, 08:14:33 pm
Wow...Oviraptor made a funny.  :D
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Glacies on January 03, 2008, 08:21:19 pm
I"m afflicted with photophobia and seasonal affect disorder. Meaning I hate being exposed to light and I'm depressed when I don't get any sunlight. :P
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Doctor Z on January 03, 2008, 08:54:20 pm
Must suck monkey doobies.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Inkling on January 03, 2008, 10:06:48 pm
Ok, here's my gripe.  I got gift cards for Christmas with which to buy a Wii.  Of course, Best Buy doesn't have them in yet.  My brother was able to use his cards days ago to get his shiny new Ipod, and I have nothing.  I've been calling both Best Buys in town daily, asking if they've gotten any Wiis in stock.  It annoys everyone involved, but it gives me something to do.  I happened to drop by one of the Best Buys today, and one of the guys working there said a truck was coming in the morning, and there was a slim chance it would be bringing the elusive Wii.  Of course, I will be out of town tomorrow, moving stuff to a new apartment.  But I'm leaving the cards with my brother, so if they do have them in stock, he can get one for me. *crosses fingers*

Also, I have a pretty bad headache.  Goodnight.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Cobra on January 04, 2008, 02:29:04 am
Can we expect you to come on tomorrow griping about how your brother traded the cards for beans.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Glacies on January 04, 2008, 04:58:42 am
My dog is dead. I win.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Cobra on January 04, 2008, 05:36:04 am
So is mine I beat you to this by about a month.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Tesla on January 04, 2008, 05:48:13 am
Oh yeah? Well there's a chance I might have Cancer.

Oh, wait...
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Glacies on January 04, 2008, 05:52:33 am
That seriously sucks, AW.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Hydromancerx on January 04, 2008, 05:55:43 am
@LadyM

You could always just spell like I do. :P Who needs th letter D :P

Hyro!!!  ;D
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Tesla on January 04, 2008, 06:14:15 am
That seriously sucks, AW.

Hell yeah, I'll kow after I get my ultrasound.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: LadyM on January 04, 2008, 07:33:35 am
That seriously sucks, AW.

Hell yeah, I'll kow after I get my ultrasound.

Are you being serious? Please don't joke with us if it's not true. If your serious then that really sucks, keep us posted. :-\
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Tesla on January 04, 2008, 07:52:53 am
I'm being serious. However I've been told it's probably just some kind of blood vessell swelling (or that's what I understood from the doctor's long words.)
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: LadyM on January 04, 2008, 07:58:26 am
I'm being serious. However I've been told it's probably just some kind of blood vessell swelling (or that's what I understood from the doctor's long words.)

Okay then, it probably is something else, let's hope for the best that maybe it is swelling and treatable. Don't get worried yet about things that may not be, stay positive and let us know how it turns out.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Plank of Wood on January 04, 2008, 08:03:33 am
"Always Look on the Bright Side of Life.
*Whistles*"
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Tesla on January 04, 2008, 12:58:51 pm
I'm being serious. However I've been told it's probably just some kind of blood vessell swelling (or that's what I understood from the doctor's long words.)

Okay then, it probably is something else, let's hope for the best that maybe it is swelling and treatable. Don't get worried yet about things that may not be, stay positive and let us know how it turns out.

I've been told that if it is Cancer I'll have detected it early enough for it to be 99% curable.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Blarg on January 04, 2008, 01:03:26 pm
Oh yeah? Well there's a chance I might have Cancer.

Oh, wait...

Holy crud, man. I'll be praying for ya. Keep us in touch.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Brandonazz on January 04, 2008, 01:06:52 pm
Well I'll do something equally productive; nothing.

Though I do hope you aren't at risk AW.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Blarg on January 04, 2008, 02:09:22 pm
Well I'll do something equally productive; nothing.

Well that was incredibly mean.  :(
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Brandonazz on January 04, 2008, 02:10:16 pm
Sorry. Couldn't help myself.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Tesla on January 04, 2008, 02:21:38 pm
*Chuckles*
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on January 04, 2008, 02:23:45 pm
*Puts on the business hat*

This 'cancer' thing isn't going to keep you from posting in the RP, is it?
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Tesla on January 04, 2008, 02:25:15 pm
Even if I do have cancer, I'm sure the hospital will have internet access for my lappy. :)
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on January 04, 2008, 02:35:22 pm
Wonderful!

 :P

Really though, don't have cancer.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Gorman Conall on January 04, 2008, 04:40:16 pm
I hope you are alright AW. Best wishs! :)
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Doctor Z on January 04, 2008, 09:29:34 pm
Really though, don't have cancer.
That outta help.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on January 04, 2008, 10:05:17 pm
Water Resistant clothing...

Almost all of the clothes at the stores I shop at sell these fancy water repelling clothes. It's a great concept except for the part where if I spill something on myself instead of concentrating and being absorbed in a single spot it ricochets all over the place and then inevitably absorbs (Because of course their space age fabric sucks) in FIFTY DIFFERENT SPOTS.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Tesla on January 05, 2008, 03:45:19 am
Water resistant clothes have never worked for me.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Quantum Burrito on January 09, 2008, 01:35:29 pm
I have another gripe.

Emma, the girl I freaked out in the MSN conversation (I mentioned it in the offtopic topic), earned that.

We were discussing video games, and I told her that I had The Sims 2, and all the expansions. She called me lame. Lame! It's The Sims! I could understand her calling me a whore. I admit that my endorsement of capitalism may have gone too far. But lame?

Actually, thinking about it, it seems to be that there is a trend in people to shrug off things that are primarily cerebral as 'lame' or 'stupid'.

I can't count the number of times I've been called 'gay' after someone realised I was listening to classical music on my MP3 player. That really pisses me off. They dismiss the art of countless great talents, purely because they themselves do not want to be called 'gay'. It's normally on the buses. I've stopped using the buses as much now, walking's healthier, and you don't have to sit near a tramp.

I remember, once I responded to the name-calling by saying "Why, yes, the works of Tchaikovsky do quite elate me." I got a blank look, and called 'gay' again. Despite what they say, I have met more intelligent people on the internet than in real life.

IRL: It's like <the unnameable place>, but with more tramps, retards and racists.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Tesla on January 09, 2008, 01:40:10 pm
I love that comment to bits. Do you live in Dublin?

There is only one way to be acceptable in my school - Play ultraviolent games, listen to crappy disco music/2pac, and have ostentatious hair.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: gec05 on January 09, 2008, 01:46:00 pm
Kinda like how in Futurama, rap is considered classical. :D

Yeah, I'd like to see how you feel if someone from the future told you that rap is lame.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Quantum Burrito on January 09, 2008, 01:54:57 pm
I love that comment to bits. Do you live in Dublin?

There is only one way to be acceptable in my school - Play ultraviolent games, listen to crappy disco music/2pac, and have ostentatious hair.

Thanks :)

This is exactly what I mean. I'm guessing in your school you wouldn't be so quick to voice you opinion, right? (Not intended as a put-down. Being beaten up for being a 'faggot' can really ruin your day).

And, sorry but there's a sea between us. I'm in Brighton. Kind of ironically, the gay capital of the UK.

(note to mods -- this is literal, and well known in the UK)

Also, yay! people agree with me!

But, I have to say that I think some rap is good. Coolio's Gangsta's Paradise, for example.

Blanket statements are always wrong.  ;)
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Plank of Wood on January 09, 2008, 01:57:16 pm
I love that comment to bits. Do you live in Dublin?

There is only one way to be acceptable in my school - Play ultraviolent games, listen to crappy disco music/2pac, and have ostentatious hair.

Where I live, sleeping with other people's moms is all the rage.  :-\
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Tesla on January 09, 2008, 02:13:26 pm
I'm guessing in your school you wouldn't be so quick to voice you opinion, right?

Wow! Now guess my weight!

:)
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Plank of Wood on January 09, 2008, 02:15:16 pm
So apperantly, Essex = Ireland?
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Ultramarine on January 09, 2008, 08:36:18 pm

My Gripe:
(Long)

-No one listens to what I have to say (in the real world)
-Authority can kiss my ass  :P
-2008 should have had better canidates for Prez.
-Youtube is turning into a spam playgorund.
-My PC decided to reboot while I was IMing my gf.
-My generation is screwing the world over...(if we didn't know that already)
-New generations of kids are becoming more stupid and a lot smaller...hmmmm? 0_o
Picture prompts for the HSPA tests are gay >:(.
-Idk how but pimples are really getting my self-esteem on the lower levels than usual
-Nearly losing my eyesight(twice) has taught me not to trust my idiot friends.
-Comedy movies are getting worse every year,... with a fews exceptions.
-The USA is a ticking time bomb.
-Nintendo is taking over the world lol.
-Nearly died of electrically shock (again).
-By 2050 the worlds oil supply will run dry or even sooner.
-The government can go sit and spin.
-My tv is so aggrivatingly huge it's making the stand it sits on put indents into the floor.
-Adult Swim is declining compared to the early 2000's era.
-What ruins movies is the fact that nearly every time you go to see something there's always the same jackass kids that will make noise, throw popcorn, or fool around. Yes typical but so annoying imao anyway.
-People have the tendacy to ask if I like music, thats fine and all the the stereotypical Q is "Do You like Rap?!" The answer to that is NO, I like Rock, Jazz, and Classical Music.
-Most people say " I am the whitest-black person I have ever known. It's not like that at all, I am jut intellectual and have an interset in science and other typical stereotypical white interests. It just gets me so steemed to here this every where I meet new people. Being critizied without getting a chance to know me >:(.
-Japs and CA always get stuff befor the US. I am not biased, but that just ticks me off you know?
- My room is still tiny, and I shouldn't complain because I am an only child.
-Why haven't we come up with a solid soultion for alternate energy production, oil won't last forever and Nucular energy is just too dangerous(Yes oil power plants still exist).
-Losing things in you own home is so annoying, and when you find the object of what you've been looking for in the most obvious place it shows how blind you are to the world around you.
-Playing halo online with n00bs is so infuriating when the guys on your team can't speak a word of English. Damn language barrier.
-Lastly, the The cake isn't a lie... just for fun add something funny as my Grip is turnning out to be a buzz kill  :)
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Cobra on January 09, 2008, 09:47:05 pm
It's 40 minutes until clock off time an I have absolutely no work to do. I mean it's cool I get to hang here but I pretty much read everything just about. Yesterday I had too much work today not enough where is the happy medium.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Didero on January 10, 2008, 02:34:16 am
...
-My tv is so aggrivatingly huge it's making the stand it sits on put indents into the floor.
...
- My room is still tiny, and I shouldn't complain because I am an only child.
I think I can see a solution here that'll hit two birds with one stone...

-Losing things in you own home is so annoying, and when you find the object of what you've been looking for in the most obvious place it shows how blind you are to the world around you.
Try looking behind your aggravatingly huge TV ;)
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Krakow Sam on January 10, 2008, 04:35:05 am
Quote
My tv is so aggrivatingly huge it's making the stand it sits on put indents into the floor.

Your gripe is that your TV is too BIG?!

What the hell!?

 ???
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: sltlamina on January 10, 2008, 04:38:03 am
-My tv is so aggrivatingly huge it's making the stand it sits on put indents into the floor.

... WHAT?!
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Doctor Z on January 10, 2008, 04:45:37 am
Some of that stuff I agree with, some of that stuff I don't agree with how you said it (I.E. The gay comment -.-) And some of that stuff is so obvious, I wouldn't consider it really a personal gripe. Those overlap, btw. Like a Venn Diagram. This is all at Sporelover.

Gripes: My other computer isn't working, so I have to share this one with my annoying-ass brother who keeps.... pestering... me everyday for it. While he's on it for 10 hours on end, if I stay on for more than 3 hours, he says "He's had enough, it's my turn!"
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Ultramarine on January 10, 2008, 06:37:55 am
...
-My tv is so aggrivatingly huge it's making the stand it sits on put indents into the floor.
...
- My room is still tiny, and I shouldn't complain because I am an only child.
I think I can see a solution here that'll hit two birds with one stone...

-Losing things in you own home is so annoying, and when you find the object of what you've been looking for in the most obvious place it shows how blind you are to the world around you.
Try looking behind your aggravatingly huge TV ;)
Quote
My tv is so aggrivatingly huge it's making the stand it sits on put indents into the floor.

Your gripe is that your TV is too BIG?!

What the hell!?

 ???

Yeah... its one of those older thicker models that is so damn heavy, hopefully I can get a flat screen soon. Just moving house basment to first floor was a pain >_<!! And DoctorZ my bad about the gay comment, we cool?^_^*
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Blarg on January 10, 2008, 11:50:06 am
My gripe. That people (athiests, Christians, Catholics, don't care who!) who say they believe in something, but then, when asked "What about so and so?" they just stare at you like you're stupid for asking questions. And then, the people who say they believe something, but everything they do and say is COMPLETELY OPPISITE from that. And also, people who say they believe something but don't actually bother to research/attempt to understand what they "believe in!" I mean, what the heck?! How can you beleive in something you know absolutely nothing about!? And how in the WORLD can America be SO INCREDIBLY STUBBORN when it comes to global warming?!  >:(

...

I feel better now. Have a wonderful day, all! Unless you live where I do, where rain is falling, instead of snow!


Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Gorman Conall on January 10, 2008, 03:59:31 pm
i have a  gripe about how developer's are treating split screen.

Many games that should have split screen do not. Turok has been confirmed to have up to 4 person online co-op but no split screen. Kingdom under fire circle of doom a game that was said to be highly co-op focused....online co-op only.

Thank god for the saving grace known as Mercenaries 2 that has confirmed split screen.

Actually a worse gripe are people that defend them...

*What was split screen is now online get over it*

*Split screens too hard to do*

So ..designing games is supposed to be easy?.  Is that even an excuse??  there is no excuse!.

Bah humbug..
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on January 10, 2008, 06:22:14 pm
Alright here's another good one.

Ritz crackers, you know how there is always that one tube of crackers in the box that are defective? What I mean is, you open the package of crackers and every single one in that particular set falls apart around the edges. SO annoying and a chore to clean up.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Ultramarine on January 10, 2008, 06:57:06 pm
Alright here's another good one.

Ritz crackers, you know how there is always that one tube of crackers in the box that are defective? What I mean is, you open the package of crackers and every single one in that particular set falls apart around the edges. SO annoying and a chore to clean up.

Yeah, packaging of foods is so annoying. Most stuff you first open up fall apart just as the wrapper is ripped or your just about to take a bite of what you just opened >:(! I got another grip
(short this time). What makes me steamed is when you just try to open a new piece of hard wear that is hermetically sealed. They're so difficult to open, I mean I know they are made to prevent stealing in stores but when you get home to open the package it's so frustrating. Yeah a good solution is a pair of scissors or a knife but just using your hands is your first instinct. Like yesterday I got a new wii nunchuk attachment and I tried to open it from the top. The small slit in the package is actually sealed together so it took me 15 minutes to get it open. This doesn't happen all the time, but we all had those moments with crappy packages right? And again I made this, long sorry ;)!
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Cobra on January 10, 2008, 10:05:54 pm
What makes me steamed is when you just try to open a new piece of hard wear that is hermetically sealed.

Yes, Thank you!
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Gorman Conall on January 12, 2008, 10:37:58 pm
yesterday I ordered  a game from EA  and took expedited shipping meaning it should be here in one or two days.

It has not even shipped yet!. Mail don't run tomorrow so if it does not ship until Monday i wont get it until Tuesday or wensday!. Whats the point of expedited shipping if its going to take as long as standard!. Standard is 3 to 4 days...



Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: SBD on January 12, 2008, 10:42:54 pm
You know what gives me the s***s? My f***ing unreliable 46.6k dialup internet!  >:(
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on January 12, 2008, 10:44:21 pm
Normally I'd be shocked that they still offer that kind of service but my mother still has a 28k connection.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: gec05 on January 12, 2008, 10:46:26 pm
I refuse to believe people still use dial-up.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Hammerman58 on January 12, 2008, 10:47:12 pm
I am constantly in mourning for those who have dial up. 
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on January 12, 2008, 10:47:24 pm
Dare to believe. :o
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Gorman Conall on January 13, 2008, 02:14:21 am
I know most of my recent gripes have been game related.. well in my defense i'm on gamingsteve.com

Anyhoo as of late i have been stumbling upon many player made reviews and guides. Normally theses things are great i always take a players opinion over a gaming mag. Well for this particular game its been hit or miss. Hit being good and the cristsim valid. But the miss is a large miss. Blind guy shooting a gun with toes miss.

The game is *sigh long title* The lord of the rings battle for middle earth 2.

One review i read saying how bad it crashs...the guy also mentioned he had been told that its just his graphics card. He said it was bullcrap because he has a great graphics card and a big CPU to back it up. The thing is he said what his *great card* was. Sure enough it was not a card capable of running the game very well.

Now the guides..whoo boy the guides..

One guide said that shelob * a spider hero character* was bad. He also said her crush velocity was increased in the latest patch but he said he didn't know what that means. Shelob can run over troops and that simply increased her damage when doing it. He didn't even know she could run troops over!!.

I have many more like this but I'm far too lazy to type them all. That kinda thing may seem minor but it bugs me because it misinforms fence setters about getting the game or whats good in the game.

For example quite a few guides say this one particular dragon hero sucks due to micro management. I could just imagine myself going up against a person who had read the guide. His relief when he sees my dragon. His excitement as he thinks he is about to crush it. The tears that run down his face after half of his army got decimated by a single hero when multiple guides had bashed it.

One more gripe...

I have a chiuaua. He is a grumpy little thing and he is not the brightest. He is very loud and annoying but thats not my gripe. My gripe is he is freaking vengeful!. I have figured him out, If i tease him he will ignore and growl at me. IF he comes up to me and licks me and wants petted its because of one thing. HE GOT EVEN.

Sure enough it never fails he always takes a leak on my pillow or blanket. Nobody else's just mine!. And only when i have been mean to him...Now to plot some kind of trap for him...
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Didero on January 13, 2008, 04:19:46 am
I have a chiuaua. He is a grumpy little thing and he is not the brightest. He is very loud and annoying but thats not my gripe. My gripe is he is freaking vengeful!. I have figured him out, If i tease him he will ignore and growl at me. IF he comes up to me and licks me and wants petted its because of one thing. HE GOT EVEN.

Sure enough it never fails he always takes a leak on my pillow or blanket. Nobody else's just mine!. And only when i have been mean to him...Now to plot some kind of trap for him...
Or, you know, you could stop being mean to him...
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Gorman Conall on January 14, 2008, 12:08:54 pm
An update on my whole EA store gripe.

Well todays Monday and my product still has not shipped. According to what their website describes expedited shipping as it should have been here today. Whats more their site clearly states my credit card will not be charged until my products are shipped. My credit card was charged the day the i ordered it.

So i contacted them now on this issue because I'm a tad bit more then annoyed now. I'm still waiting on a response.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Cobra on January 15, 2008, 02:22:21 pm
I have a gripe I'm sure everyone here can relate to call centers.

I'm not talking about the ones that cold call you while you eating dinner and try to sell you cheap long distance. Those are annoying but we can save that for another day I'm talking about the customer service centers. Today at work i recieved a file from a bank that had some information incorrectly filed out so I had to call them to find out what should have been written on the form. Normally they give a direct line to them so caling is a breeze the only real problem being that no one seems to ever be int here office (once again a gripe for another day). On this particular occasion I was only supplied with the number to the banks customer service line.

After being forced to listen to the robot spiel about the latest rates and deals on offer i get through to the maze of press 1 for x and press2 for Y etc. After listening the choices twice and finding none of them suited my needs I choose one at random and hoped it would elad me to a human that would transfer me to where I'd like to go. I was not so lucky and with out a way to go backwars through this maze i was forced to hang up and start over with the recording trying to sell me a great home loan rate.

Second time I was more succusful in finding a human. Not one who could help me directly I had no delusions of that actually happening but I knew a human could help me more than a robot asking me to press 3 for credit card enquires. So after establishing that I wasn't where i needed to be I was tranfered to a department that should be far more helpful. The next person to answer the phone i could sware was in fact woken up by the sound of the phone ringing when iw as transfered in. Between the half sleep discussion and the fact I dont think she knew exactly what it was i wanted she once again transferd me... Back to the God Damned press 1 to have your soul sucked out of you robot.

AAAAAAGGGHHHHHH!!!!
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Kcronos on January 15, 2008, 03:23:57 pm
My mother had to complain to the IRS for over two hours, my birth certificate and passport in hand, trying to prove that I was her son!  Apparently they got some paperwork mixed up  >:(
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Quantum Burrito on January 17, 2008, 01:19:09 pm
My gripe: People who end arguments with "I know <x>." And then start shouting and saying that they don't want to talk to you when you ask how they know <x>. It's immature, and pathetic.

And no, I'm not talking about theists. I just got back from a rather irritating example. There was a disagreement between me and my mum over something she said to me on the telephone. I said I definitely remembered her saying one thing; she said she definitely remembered herself saying another. Now, had the disagreement ended there, with us just having to agree that we did not know who was right, that would have been fine. But no. Because my mum knew she said a specific thing. She absolutely couldn't have mis-spoken.

I stated my case logically, and rationally, saying that seeing as we had equally vivid memories of the event, which said completely different things, we'd just have to chalk it up to the fuzzyness of the human brain. I was irritated at her constant assertion that she had to be right, but I stayed calm. Throughout the whole thing. Even when she started yelling and telling me I was definitely wrong and I should admit it, I stayed calm, and asked her to stop being immature, and actually consider the situation.

She didn't. She kept shouting, and said she wasn't talking to me. I pretty much had to leave at that point, as she just kept shouting louder. I really don't get why people don't realise that if you find yourself having to shout at the other person, and threaten not to talk to them, you've lost the argument.

Now, this has happened before. Bit what really, really irritates me, is this: she is a psychology teacher. It's not that she doesn't know the concepts that are involved in the argument, she talks about them all the time. She just refuses to apply them in her everyday life. Despite me bringing this up, she ignored it. She didn't even call it irrelevant, she just flat-out ignored it, and continued on the same 'I know I'm right' argument.

I'm not saying that you can never trust what you heard someone say, just that these things will happen from time to time. The particular argument was over whether or not she said the words 'do not'. An easy mistake to make, either way. Unless of course, you're my mum. Because of course, then your hearing and speaking systems are perfect.

It's really hard to put things like this behind me sometimes. I just can't stand such ridiculous ignorance of logic. But I have to put it behind me, because she's my mother. Every so often, something will trigger a memory of all the times she's done things like this. And I'll get really mad. But I can't fly off the handle at her, that wouldn't solve anything. I just wish I could get her to see what she's doing.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Brandonazz on January 17, 2008, 01:54:10 pm
Quantum, I have the same problem with my younger brother.

And since he pulls the "I'll interrupt you with 'shut up' until you stop trying," and I can't beat him to a pulp without retribution, there's nothing I can do about him. Apparently, the acuity of his hearing and memory is absolutely flawless. The pain of the idiocy is this; if you're arguing that either one of you could be wrong, and they're arguing that they're completely correct, they think that the even ground favors them being in the right. You either have to argue like an idiot, or argue like someone with a clue, making onlookers think that you're wrong and trying to 'cover it up' by agreeing that nobody knew.

So, yeah, if they don't leave it alone, you have to fight like an idiot or say they "win." They refuse to hear logic, so your only two options are frustration or them acting like they've just outsmarted you brilliantly.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Ultramarine on January 20, 2008, 02:22:05 pm
I got one that most will probably agree with, it's a little something called Movie Theater Etiquette:

Today I got to go see One Missed Call with my dad at AMC Lowes and we're horror fans so we had to check it out. We get there 10 to 15 minutes early, we get in line, order our tickets and find the right room. As we watched the previews for about, idk 5 minutes, next thing I know we see this barrage of girls with their mom and a couple of guys I can only describe as skater kids. I have nothing against these kids, but jesus christ I knew right off the bat there was going to be trouble. During previews it wasn't so bad, but as the movie got to the real start (scary parts etc.) things got rowdy. Every part that made you jump they screamed (mostly the girls that is)and yelled. I just couldn't stand it so I told them, nicely, to shush. 1/2 hour goes by and it happens again, and this time I let it slide. Finally about an hour into the movies I snapped, my exact words were "If you're not mature enough to shut the hell up, then get the hell out!!!!" (trust me I could have said a lot more than that >:( )

Soon enough the movie was coming to a close, and my testosterone was lowering it waas time to leave. Leaving was like a religious experience for me as I could finally leave this hell, ugh!!! My dad had to use the restroom as we left so I waited near the water fountain on the opposite side near the ladies room. As the girls were walking by one of them gave me this look, I sure as hell didn't like it. I could have just said, " What the hell are you lookin at?!" but I kept my composure and shrugged it off in stride.

Now here's were I explain things: I have nothing against kids near my age and under, but if your friends, children, etc can't handle themselve during an R thriller than don't bring them. Next is my patience, I can handle most noise and their noise wasn't so bad. But today was the day that I can enjoy life and relax with my dad, (we never get to hang out unless it's a holiday or a sunday) so I wasn't going to take crap from anyone including other adults. Another thing to explain to female forums members that I don't have anthing biased against girls, but the ignorance I heard from them was infuriating. They just wouldn't SHUT UP, yak,yak,yak,yak,yak!!!! And just so everyone knows I was the only one to do anything. It's always me that has to be brave and say something, damnit it just so annoying. Lasty all I have to say is everyone's going to have one of these days, so just remember keep your composure and let some things slide. But that doesn't mean become a wuss and let everthing go to hell.

And if anyone decided to read this than heed my warning: never threaten the kids, don't beat them up, none of that. Just keep a level head and use your brain, don't listen to the testostrone.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: B.A.S. on January 20, 2008, 03:58:27 pm
Aye Sporelover I know where your coming from it is a pain in the ass and you dealt with it quite well im sure everyone around you was shaking there heads in awknowledgment.

My Gripe that has most recently come out is a type of friend. You know the friend that comes up with a "Good Idea" even though its incredibly stupid? Heres an example. This Friend of mine met a girl last year online on a sum41 chat room in the course of this year he has visited her about 2 times got her pregnant once (So he said). This is all fine I have nothing against people looking for girls online, but getting a girl pregnant you barely know is completely stupid. One time he tried driving there by stealing his dads car he got caught by the police appearently his excuse was that she would start using drugs if she didnt come and live with him. Then my buddy gets the good idea about two months ago of dropping out of school so that he can go and work at some Trade and make some money there. Again no problem with that, it might have been better to stay in school but his family and him were low on cash. Then he tells me hes going to use the money to fly down to Cali and live with her in his own bought house, mind you he has the sum total of a good 2000 dollars. At this point im really pissed off at him, then he says to me a few weeks later that he quit his job to work at A&W because he doesnt like working outside, he also makes the notion that both jobs pay the same.

So i ask him "your trades job payed you $8.25 an hour to work for them? He replies with, "No idiot they payed me $20 an hour". At this point the tone he was giving me and the way he was talking just pissed me off. I told him I had to go. Now this really gets to me, this friend of mine needs a good kick in the ass to say it bluntly and hes just throwing his life away. Now when we were younger he did alot of stupid **** that was "A good idea" to him. I feel like I have to just go up to him and give him a few smacks across the face, I feel like I need to tell him hes throwing his life away and that this girl is just some golddigger hoping to get some money off of him, I also want to tell him hes a friggin idiot for even thinking he could buy a house for $2000(Canadian), and that he should get back in school, go to a councilor, find a girl that lives nearby, and finalyl get your FREAKIN ACT TOGETHER!.

If things keep up I might have to do this, but whenever I get into it he always says **** lke. "Your an idiot you dont know anything", "Your such a downer", or he brings this one up with me, "If Sam lived in Cali wouldnt you be doing this", I classicaly tell him, "If sam lived in Cali I wouldnt be going out with her". Anyway Im really thinking I might just have to kick his ass but I want to be a friend as well. Im worried that if I tell him this hes just going to end our friendship and weve been buddies a long time.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Gorman Conall on January 20, 2008, 04:13:39 pm
Durgon i can 100% relate you too. I wont go to far into it right now but my cousin that i grew up with from age 4 up started dating this chick. He changed beyond belief mostly due to her and is completely ruining his life.
I'm hurt watching this happen i grew up with him as best friends i know him better then his own mother does.

Whats more the solution might very well be the same as yours though i bet many will disagree.
A big thing causing him to do what he does is a huge ( i mean universe size) ego. I have went through the options of what to do and like i said i know him. A huge hit to his pride would chill him out. Whats more he is far bigger then me and far better shape but i have always been able to beat him up.

I could never bring myself to do such a thing however. But it dawned on me that he has been backyard boxing with his pals lately (with gloves and stuff). I have an idea that over the spring i will challenge him to a friendly boxing match. All of his friends will be there and so will his girl. I will humiliate him in front of them in the match in front of everyone and right now that would be the pride hit he needs. He may get mad at me for a bit but he will come around after that.

Normally i would say my idea is insane. But i know in this case its the perfect idea. I hate that it has to be me to do it though.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: B.A.S. on January 20, 2008, 04:50:56 pm
That reminds me, me and my friends do alot of backyard boxing. Chances are if hes had a few fights he may have that edge over you, my suggestion start training. Almost everyone I backyard box with had little to no fighting experience and now a good 5-6 fights later there extremely tough. They punch alot harder, are more solid and overall alot more self confident. But remember, Keep your hands up and breath through your nose :P
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Gorman Conall on January 20, 2008, 05:21:43 pm
That reminds me, me and my friends do alot of backyard boxing. Chances are if hes had a few fights he may have that edge over you, my suggestion start training. Almost everyone I backyard box with had little to no fighting experience and now a good 5-6 fights later there extremely tough. They punch alot harder, are more solid and overall alot more self confident. But remember, Keep your hands up and breath through your nose :P

I know no doubt it wont be half as easy as it used to be. (No really he swing i move he fall on his face i laugh).  I'm out of shape right now i still have to get my gym equipment out of storage and put my punching back up. The thing is i was forced too many times growing up to defend myself so as far as inflicting incapicating injury on somebody I'm experienced. However theres a huge line between boxing and street fighting. I tried boxing once and its far different  from what I'm used to. I pretty much got my butt handed to me on plate then fed me it with a fork.

So i will be getting some practice in no doubt anything less would just be foolish on my part. Whats more he knows how much of a fighter i am if he won his ego would double and it would be my fault.

One other thing i had thought of that may be a problem . On the street i take something into battle that won't be with me in that boxing match. Anger, It drives me to inflict that pain as I'm am really just a cuddly teddy bear at heart. I wont have that anger or meaning behind my attacks in a boxing match against my best friend...

Another gripe. You know those bottles of cologne where you can barely tell where it sprays out. Those particular  ones should not be so hard to open!. Because as you are trying to unscrew the stupid thing you inadvertently push down causing the mechanism to spray when you didn't know it was pointed at your eye which is soon followed by lots of screaming!  >:(
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: LadyM on January 22, 2008, 02:44:34 pm
@Sporelover66 - I hate that too. You can always tell the theater manager and have them throw the kids out if asking them yourself doesn't work. Good theaters shouldn't put up with that.

@Durgan - You could tell your friend but he won't listen. Some things have to be played on their own and it sounds like he's going to have to learn this lesson the hard way. In the meantime, you can still be his friend but don't feed into his bad behavior. Nothing wrong with saying you don't like what he's doing.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Ultramarine on January 22, 2008, 03:10:56 pm
@Sporelover66 - I hate that too. You can always tell the theater manager and have them throw the kids out if asking them yourself doesn't work. Good theaters shouldn't put up with that.

@Durgan - You could tell your friend but he won't listen. Some things have to be played on their own and it sounds like he's going to have to learn this lesson the hard way. In the meantime, you can still be his friend but don't feed into his bad behavior. Nothing wrong with saying you don't like what he's doing.

Thanks LadyM and everyone else who feels the way I feel. I truely could have gone to the manager but the theater was under staff, I also could have talked to an usher but I didn't bother knowing they wouldn't do anything. Also I had to do something just because I rarely speak my mind when necessary, so getting it out there seemed better than keeping it in and giving me a headache.

Oh and to Durgan, trust me I know how that feels. Just don't bother with his life as things will eventually get to him. Yes he's your friend, but figuring things out for himself is the only real way he can live his life. I hope my advice and LadyM's advice was good for you, good luck for your friend. :)
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on January 23, 2008, 08:51:36 pm
Is there no ice cream scoop that will not break when I use it? Every ice cream scoop I've ever had breaks apart after I use it a few dozen times... they need to start making them out of titanium or something.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Doctor Z on January 23, 2008, 09:26:20 pm
I just have to laugh at that contrast: "My friends are ruining their lives!" "ICE CREAM SCOOP!"
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Gorman Conall on January 24, 2008, 12:23:54 am
I love Patmans gripes  ;D.

My gripe. Vista ..everything about that horrid OS. Nothing i install on it ever works correctly. Its never pop in play. It go's in  theses exact steps no matter what install.

Pop in.

Error.
 
Bang head on keyboard.

Try to fix it for an hour.

Bang head on keyboard.

Think its about to work but then dosen't.

Bang head on keyboard.

Fight with it another hour.

Get angry and give up for an hour.

Come back mess with it some more.

WOOHOO it works.

Crash.

bang head on keyboard.

No matter what i install be it old game, new game, photoshop, protection thats the way it is.

When i first hooked the stupid thing to a local network it refused to connect to the internet....BECAUSE OF NORTON!!!. How are they even connected!!!. -.-

Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Didero on January 24, 2008, 05:44:12 am
Maybe you should stop banging your head on the keyboard. It can do all sorts of things that you can't see since your eyes are on the spacebar.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Tesla on January 24, 2008, 05:54:44 am
Vista is completely fine to me. Did you install it correctly?
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Gorman Conall on January 24, 2008, 01:17:50 pm
Maybe you should stop banging your head on the keyboard. It can do all sorts of things that you can't see since your eyes are on the spacebar.

Good point  :D

Vista is completely fine to me. Did you install it correctly?

Its a brand new computer and sadly it came with it  :'(. Its actually funny sometimes. Its my womens computer different brand but our specs are almost identical. Her processors a bit better then mine but i have a bit more ram because she has vista (system hog) and i have good old trusty XP.

So many times when it comes to games we get two copys to play LAN or online. I install mine instantly works fine. Install her's and i have to run through hell in my birthday suit to get it to work. Then many times after it works when it comes patch time...i have to run back through again. :'(
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Tesla on January 28, 2008, 12:56:58 pm
This Thursday I finally get to spin the Wheel of Life and find out whether or not I have cancer! Boy is this hell.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Plank of Wood on January 28, 2008, 01:33:29 pm
So you added me in steam out of distress?
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Tesla on January 29, 2008, 08:29:05 am
No, I want the "With Friends like These" achievement in TF2.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Danzik on January 29, 2008, 11:00:10 am
My gripe?
Random IMs on steam from people asking me to join them in a server to get achievements.  What a waste of time.
(You guys are ok though; feel free to ask)
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Ultramarine on January 29, 2008, 02:39:55 pm
My gripe?
Random IMs on steam from people asking me to join them in a server to get achievements.  What a waste of time.
(You guys are ok though; feel free to ask)

I don't do that kind of stuff but I know a couple of my friends with that problem as well.
I got another gripe that sort of has to do with relationships, if any of you don't want to read this than ok.

I am basically in this relationship with this girl in highschool, and she's my first girlfriend so I am attached to her. So basically it's the one of the mill days as it is after school I am playing halo with my friends on the pc. While I was doing that she was sitting next to me going through an on-line quiz. I was in the zone and was getting competitive with my friends across the room from me. And my addiction was on the rise, as I was playing she pretty much stayed completely silent not a word for 20 minutes. As time became short for the late bus my gf and my friend brittany left to go the breeze way (a hang out of sorts). As I went to my locker to get my things for the next day ahead. As I came and went to my locker to the downstairs hallway I noticed they stayed completely silent just staring at me. The next thing you know they wonder if I could guess what they were mad about. My friend Britt was mad about something that is useless but my gf said to me that I was playing halo too much and not paying attention to her.

Now here's the weird part, nearly everyday I hang with my friends and she doesn't complain. But today of all days she starts bitching. I mean there was britt that could have came over and grabbed a seat to sit with her and do girl things, and she was busy taking a internet quizz anyway. And to begin with she could have struggled to talk to me while she was at it. Relationships are give and take not just take without return, it's the law of equivalent exchange. I was sitting right next to her and she didn't have the audacity to say anything, for christs sake I even said something and she didn't respond to me. I have nothing against girls I'll tell you that right now, but asking for an apology for something that we shouldn't be fighting about isn't the way to get what you want. She and britt always win in any conversation we have, and for that matter what right does britt have to get in between us in the first place. I know she's jealous and all but she can mind her own business, it's me and my gf's problem you don't get in the way. If anything britt is manipulating her to get her to say what britt thinks not what my gf thinks. As my first highschool relationship this has been a nightmare, I am starting to wish I never got myself into this. But as nice as I am I can't see breaking it off and crushing her heart. On the other hand I didn't get a challenge of being with her because she was the one to ask me out not me. I can't believe I had no interest in her last year and now going from no interest to relationship in less than a month is severely confusing. It feels like anything I want I can't have but I strive for it anyway knowing that I can never get it (I think most of us feel this way half the time).

I am sorry for anyone who had to read that long ass gripe as it doesn't really seem like a gripe but more like a rant. And for future people who are striving for relationships remember: It's give and take not just one way around. Don't play nice nice for long as females(and vice versa) tend to manipulate. Things don't last forever and if you're in your first relationship it's not your last. Lastly don't let anyone stand in your way friends, family, etc as they usually just bother you. But people who truly care about you listen to, really good friends that actually listen and respond.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Luminar on January 30, 2008, 02:52:09 pm
My gripe. Bloody MICE!
The little grey gits have constantly been getting into the house for some time - no matter how many we kill, we always manage to sight another within a few months time. The cat and mousetraps (both quite effective at killing them off) do their part, but they only seem to be stemming the tide at the bottom of the river. We have no idea where they're coming in from.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Sasha on January 30, 2008, 05:01:17 pm
My gripe?
Random IMs on steam from people asking me to join them in a server to get achievements.  What a waste of time.
(You guys are ok though; feel free to ask)

I don't do that kind of stuff but I know a couple of my friends with that problem as well.
I got another gripe that sort of has to do with relationships, if any of you don't want to read this than ok.

I am basically in this relationship with this girl in highschool, and she's my first girlfriend so I am attached to her. So basically it's the one of the mill days as it is after school I am playing halo with my friends on the pc. While I was doing that she was sitting next to me going through an on-line quiz. I was in the zone and was getting competitive with my friends across the room from me. And my addiction was on the rise, as I was playing she pretty much stayed completely silent not a word for 20 minutes. As time became short for the late bus my gf and my friend brittany left to go the breeze way (a hang out of sorts). As I went to my locker to get my things for the next day ahead. As I came and went to my locker to the downstairs hallway I noticed they stayed completely silent just staring at me. The next thing you know they wonder if I could guess what they were mad about. My friend Britt was mad about something that is useless but my gf said to me that I was playing halo too much and not paying attention to her.

Now here's the weird part, nearly everyday I hang with my friends and she doesn't complain. But today of all days she starts bitching. I mean there was britt that could have came over and grabbed a seat to sit with her and do girl things, and she was busy taking a internet quizz anyway. And to begin with she could have struggled to talk to me while she was at it. Relationships are give and take not just take without return, it's the law of equivalent exchange. I was sitting right next to her and she didn't have the audacity to say anything, for christs sake I even said something and she didn't respond to me. I have nothing against girls I'll tell you that right now, but asking for an apology for something that we shouldn't be fighting about isn't the way to get what you want. She and britt always win in any conversation we have, and for that matter what right does britt have to get in between us in the first place. I know she's jealous and all but she can mind her own business, it's me and my gf's problem you don't get in the way. If anything britt is manipulating her to get her to say what britt thinks not what my gf thinks. As my first highschool relationship this has been a nightmare, I am starting to wish I never got myself into this. But as nice as I am I can't see breaking it off and crushing her heart. On the other hand I didn't get a challenge of being with her because she was the one to ask me out not me. I can't believe I had no interest in her last year and now going from no interest to relationship in less than a month is severely confusing. It feels like anything I want I can't have but I strive for it anyway knowing that I can never get it (I think most of us feel this way half the time).

I am sorry for anyone who had to read that long ass gripe as it doesn't really seem like a gripe but more like a rant. And for future people who are striving for relationships remember: It's give and take not just one way around. Don't play nice nice for long as females(and vice versa) tend to manipulate. Things don't last forever and if you're in your first relationship it's not your last. Lastly don't let anyone stand in your way friends, family, etc as they usually just bother you. But people who truly care about you listen to, really good friends that actually listen and respond.


Sometimes first relationships do last forever. Any relationship, needs constant watering, for the flowers  to grow strong and healthy. Your girlfriend complained, because, while talking to your friends is something that females usually expect, playing games over giving them attention is pretty offensive for them. It shows a lack of caring, according to them. Women desire emotional connection, above all things. That's why they are so communicative, more than us, males.

Just a little bit of advice: be nice and gentle and attentive. Friends are nice, indeed. And family is your backbone. But nothing, beats love, and a loving partner. That requires a lot of effort, patience, dedication, having no time for games etc. But then again: Women make gaming look to us, what the nursery is to small kids. ;)


My Gripe: hm, I gotta wait for my girlfriend to finished her assigned projects, before I can speak to her again  :'(
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Tesla on January 31, 2008, 08:53:46 am
'Twas not cancer, but a varicose vein!

How anticlimactic.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on January 31, 2008, 08:57:26 am
Well then I'm eating the fruit basket I was going to send you.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Tesla on January 31, 2008, 09:17:09 am
Enjoy it. I'd much rather not be diseased.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Gorman Conall on January 31, 2008, 11:18:32 am
Thats great news AW  ;D
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: LadyM on January 31, 2008, 11:28:39 am
Awesome news AW.. glad it wasn't serious.  :)
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Ultramarine on January 31, 2008, 12:15:21 pm
I am guessing AW was diagnosed with cancer and results were negative so....
CONGRADS!!! YOU'RE CANCER FREE!!! :) ;D :)

Glad you survived unscathed and healthy it must have been in the earlier pages but I didn't know, so I am glad to hear that you're A OK.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Tesla on January 31, 2008, 01:07:04 pm
Survived unscathed? There never was anything. :P

Thanks everyone, bu I think we can forget it now. This is off topic. :P
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Danzik on January 31, 2008, 01:32:58 pm
Either way, glad you're not sick

You know what grinds my gears?People not capitalizing the first letter of their thread.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Inkling on January 31, 2008, 07:28:40 pm
I have two gripes.

1.  Gripes that are too long.  No offense people, but I'm not going to read some of these things.

2.  The people on this forum seem to use acronyms way too much, whether they are referring to games, internet stuff, or whatever.  So the people who aren't familiar with the game represented by a string of random letters (which is always me) end up feeling stupid and have to ask for an explanation.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Danzik on January 31, 2008, 07:48:49 pm
2.  The people on this forum seem to use acronyms way too much
Until 2 days ago, I had no idea what tl;dr meant.  I just figured someone's keyboard was broken.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: huggkruka on February 01, 2008, 02:00:31 am
I dont know what tldr is...  ???

My current gripe is with the Swedish dental system. They've put braces in my face for something like 8 years, and when I finally take them off(for good, I hope) they make a stupid mistake and one of my teeth fly straight back to it's original position. It takes a doctor in another city 50 bucks and five seconds to say "Why didn't they glue it? They always glue it". Back to the braces! Yehaa. It's only a single bloody tooth.  >:(

It is free though. I shudder to think what 8 years worth of braces would be in the states.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: B.A.S. on February 01, 2008, 07:08:24 am
Ouch 8 years worth of braces? Did you have really horrible teeth or was it just the overall system?
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Tesla on February 01, 2008, 10:43:00 am
What does tl;dr mean?
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: SmileyMan on February 01, 2008, 10:45:18 am
What does tl;dr mean?

Too long; didn't read.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Tesla on February 01, 2008, 10:51:23 am
Ooooooooooooooooooooh!
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Ultramarine on February 01, 2008, 12:32:00 pm
Ooooooooooooooooooooh!

Yeah I didn't remember that till now, it's so under used though.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Blarg on February 02, 2008, 03:36:05 pm
I've wondered that, too.  :-[
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Doctor Z on February 02, 2008, 03:56:12 pm
Maybe someone, a really BORED someone, should post in the Off-Topic Topic a list of all known acronyms and their meanings.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Veraal on February 02, 2008, 04:01:56 pm
Maybe someone, a really BORED someone, should post in the Off-Topic Topic a list of all known acronyms and their meanings.

That's what you have this for:

www.UrbanDictionary.com (http://www.UrbanDictionary.com)
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: huggkruka on February 02, 2008, 04:18:06 pm
Ouch 8 years worth of braces? Did you have really horrible teeth or was it just the overall system?

I'd say a bit of both.  :P This latest thing is a new low though.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Ultramarine on February 02, 2008, 06:02:52 pm
Maybe someone, a really BORED someone, should post in the Off-Topic Topic a list of all known acronyms and their meanings.

That's what you have this for:

www.UrbanDictionary.com (http://www.UrbanDictionary.com)

I was gonna post the same thing, that's weird. Maybe I should find the L33t dictionary, it was on the net somewhere.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Gungnir on February 10, 2008, 11:51:12 am
It kinda makes me mad that my parents actually found this offensive. Well, on the other hand, my grandparents are holocaust survivors...

http://ctrlaltdel-online.com/#1565
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: PikMini on February 11, 2008, 07:51:19 pm
 Yeah iTunes sucks, the songs are "99 cents" but they are actually more than a dollar i think, which totally screws up the whole 15 songs for 15 bucks.  I hate mac or w/e they call themselves, Apple.  Quicktime sucks too.  That new macbook can go commit suicide, for im not buying it.  Only good thing is the iPod which.. the rubber part always breeks on my earbuds. and christ they are so easy to steal from other people/lose in your house.  I have had 2 stolen which i registered, and i get no help from them.  I would not be surprised if they were hocked for 20 dollars to some douche bag.  R.I.P ipod nano/shuffle.

Anyways it is bed time. zzz
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on March 04, 2008, 08:17:26 am
I've got one that's been bothering me for a while now and it involves every one of you people that has nothing better to do than complain about the most important question.

Shut up, will you? You know what the question means, everyone knows what the question means. You're all smart people, go complain about something that needs to be complained about.


**EDIT**
Also, you are given limited options for a reason. Not only will too many options dilute the results, but I want you guys to think (if only a little bit) when you answer.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on March 30, 2008, 10:13:44 am
Hey I got another! This thread is fun, more people need to post in it.

Anyway, I really really dislike it when people are talking to you and you bring up a topic. Then there is a brief pause, not very long because they know they have to be fast, and then they come back talking all about whatever it was that you brought into the discussion. Now the gripe comes in at about the time the pause happens because the other person has gone off to check Wikipedia and when they return they are simply spouting off about what they just read and not about what they know.

This kind of thing is really annoying. What, do people think that someone can't tell that they just researched it two seconds ago? If you don't know something just say you don't know it and let the person tell you about it.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Plank of Wood on April 03, 2008, 08:15:58 am
It just so happens that one of the first FPSs I ever player, ever, was the origanal Call of Duty, and it just so happens that I own it, from all those years ago. Now, I've recently upgraded to Vista, and bought an insanely huge PC that can run three copies of Crysis at once while joining a high ping Battlefeild 2 server. Just a week ago it came to my brain to install it.

Then I find out it dosen't run on Vista.

F A I L

Vista has been out for quite some time, so you'd think they'd have released some sort of backwads compality update, which probably died along with the Xbox 360 backwads compality. So anyway I looked on amazon, and the local GAME, but there is no Vista Edition of the origanal.

F A I L

I loved this game, and so did a lot of people. But Activision are too busy pampering Call of Duty's grandson, Call of Duty 4, to care. DAMN YOU VISTA.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on April 03, 2008, 09:25:42 am
People automatically assuming their problems are caused by Vista don't so much piss me off but they do annoy me.

Due diligence! You can make it run if you want to, just takes some time.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Plank of Wood on April 03, 2008, 11:08:53 am
5 re-installs, one attempted re-install on an XP computer which sucks so hard it drops to 8fps (for Call of Duty 1 for petes sake....), but works none-the less.

I guess I have to play with "Move *freeze* -gent *freeze* -dy!"
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Celdur on April 03, 2008, 11:31:27 am
my brother installed vista for me...and i used to blame vista for my problems
because i never had trouble with xp and all of the sudden i had tons of annying errors that pissed me of so much i could eat my keyboard
it has tooth marks >.>

anyway the conclusion is that i never let my brother install anything anymore
freaking idiot
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Pixxel on April 03, 2008, 11:40:52 am
I hate Microsoft live messenger, it messes up my computer, it constantly freezes and you can't get an earlier version because it forces you to update to live messenger.
Another proud piece of **** my microsoft... -.-

anyone got an alternative chat program to use that is similar to MSN?
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: tomasgaquino on April 03, 2008, 12:04:28 pm
Then I find out it dosen't run on Vista.

Have you tried emulating the other OS's on it? If the problem is really Vista, that should work.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Plank of Wood on April 03, 2008, 12:07:12 pm
5 re-installs, one attempted re-install on an XP computer which sucks so hard it drops to 8fps (for Call of Duty 1 for petes sake....), but works none-the less.

I guess I have to play with "Move *freeze* -gent *freeze* -dy!"
^
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Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: LadyM on April 03, 2008, 01:51:45 pm
I hate Microsoft live messenger, it messes up my computer, it constantly freezes and you can't get an earlier version because it forces you to update to live messenger.
Another proud piece of **** my microsoft... -.-

anyone got an alternative chat program to use that is similar to MSN?
Use YIM, its good.

@Plank, have you tried setting the compatibility of the program on Vista to XP? I've done that with some of mine and it made a difference. I'm getting used to Vista now but I still encounter problems at times, mostly due to resource use.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Plank of Wood on April 03, 2008, 01:55:57 pm
This is an old game we're talking about. The first CoD. It doesn't have a combatibility thing.


It's probably because it's a grumpy old disk or something.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: LadyM on April 03, 2008, 02:01:40 pm
If it runs on XP then you can set it compatible to XP. Under program files find your folder and the icon that contains the .exe file. Right click and select properties, then the compatibility tab. Click the box that says Run this program in [compatibility mode for] and select from the list. You can choose XP, 98, 95 2000 etc. That might help.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Plank of Wood on April 03, 2008, 02:07:36 pm
This is different: It won't install in the first place
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on April 03, 2008, 02:09:15 pm
Call of Duty? An old game?

*Checks age*

Am I old too?


Let's see, you can't get it to install. Have you scoured the Internet, specifically CoD forums, for any hints as to why this is happening? As soon as you know why the game won't install (Vista is not an appropriate answer) you can begin to figure out how to work around that.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Plank of Wood on April 03, 2008, 02:16:01 pm
Meh, the back of the disk is very scrated too.

But that dosen't explain why it works on the crappy old XP computer and the brand new Vista computer.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on April 03, 2008, 02:23:30 pm
Well I checked around Google and it looks like CoD can be played on Vista however the multiplayer function is sub-par.

So keep trying, you'll get it eventually.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Plank of Wood on April 03, 2008, 03:00:23 pm
*Reads Wiki article*

"CoD 1 is avilible on steam"


YES
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: TheMist on April 05, 2008, 09:44:25 am
I HATE PURISTS  I hate the retarded super sentai fans that dislike power rangers  I hate the fried dynamite haters who wish to return to the days of Dexter’s lab I hate the spore purists who are totally against reform and think older equals better and I REALLY REALLY REALLY hate “pokeMon fans” who stick to the first two generations and cut off. Well guess what guys GLAMEOW IS A POKEMON AND THERE’S NOTHING YOU CAN DO TO STOP IT . AHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Plank of Wood on April 05, 2008, 09:45:25 am
You hate the days of Dexters labs? Dude.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: blitzonator on April 05, 2008, 10:06:05 am
Dude, that rant was totally unnecessary.
First off, post it in a way that gives a valid opinion, second leave Pow alone.
He and everyone here including myself are trying to help you, but you insist on making things worse :-\.
What is you purpose other than to make our live more miserable?
hey i though this was a thread to let off steam POW is an elitest a flamer and any ideas he has of helpign me are seriously misguided and like the Amazon cd issue was realy important (sorry naucy))
Hey, I thought this was a thread to let off steam. POW is an elite flamer and any ideas he has of helping me are seriously misguided and like the Amazon CD issue was really important. (Sorry Naucy.)

Look, We get mad when we spend hours trying to decode bad grammar. We have the same message, different ways of posting it.

I see LadyM's PMing people...
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Ultramarine on April 05, 2008, 10:06:25 am
It's good to 'let off some steam', but you get a lot more respect if you have a clear opinion about what you gripe is. And still, PoW and others aren't flamming you; he might just have little patience for people who haven't taken anyones advice very well :-\.

He isn't flamming you at all infact, 'flamming' is a personal attack. He isn't going around just to personally hack you down with his comments, actually he's obeying the rules not teasing you or saying anything extremely ill of you at all. Be lucky he's going soft on you :(.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: blitzonator on April 05, 2008, 10:12:00 am
POW, I'd prefer you keep the PM's private. I want to believe I'm talking to a person with an IQ above 80.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Ultramarine on April 05, 2008, 10:14:35 am
Can...can I have one Pow?
Just for being helpful :(?
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Plank of Wood on April 05, 2008, 10:15:33 am
Hey, these arn't Wittyness Medals I give to everyone who asks for one, you need to earn it boy.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: blitzonator on April 05, 2008, 10:25:52 am
I like the medals, so have 200 DNA points, lover.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Ultramarine on April 05, 2008, 10:27:08 am
Yay ;D!
Thanks Blitz!
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: LadyM on April 05, 2008, 10:27:34 am
STOP!!!  >:( >:( Stop arguing, stop spamming, just stop!!! This is spilling over everywhere and I'm tired of it.

You guys know how to behave and not respond. Please, use some restraint.

Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Ultramarine on April 05, 2008, 10:28:48 am
Sorry...
From all of us :(.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: blitzonator on April 05, 2008, 10:31:19 am
Thank you ladyM.

Now.

AAARRGGGHHHH!!!!!

TOMORROW IS THE 11TH ANNIVERSERY OF MY MOMS DEATH!!!!

Just pisses me off.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Plank of Wood on April 05, 2008, 10:32:16 am
Sorry for you very long ago loss Blitz.

Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Ultramarine on April 05, 2008, 10:34:33 am
Yes blitz, I give you my condolences.

Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: LadyM on April 05, 2008, 10:48:08 am
Cleaned, unlocked.. behave... continue
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Inkling on April 05, 2008, 11:34:48 am
Sorry to hear about that, Blitz.

Ok, my rant is that my parents are in Florida with my little cousins, who I get to see maybe twice a year, while I'm stuck doing endless paperwork at my internship.  I don't want to print off 102 bills for review, I don't want to help crazy angry people find their child support money, I just want to go to the beach and dig a hole.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Kaizer on April 05, 2008, 11:37:09 am
My gripe is that I can never complete an RPG except for super mario rpg
It bothers me to no end
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Andrew Ryan on April 05, 2008, 11:38:45 am
My gripe is that even though I love RTS's, I absolutely suck at them.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Plank of Wood on April 05, 2008, 11:50:49 am
My gripe is that even though I love RTS's, I absolutely suck at them.

Same here.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Ultramarine on April 05, 2008, 11:55:04 am
My gripe: the inability to change things up.
Video games are the best example, I have the best hand at Action-Adventures and fighting games but I have a low patience for complicated RTS and RPG games; most of which I would love to play but too unwilling to try them knowing I would be horrible at it  :( (which I am).
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Gorman Conall on April 05, 2008, 01:59:25 pm
My gripe is that even though I love RTS's, I absolutely suck at them.

Same here.

Thirded.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Yuu on April 05, 2008, 06:03:03 pm
My gripe is that even though I love RTS's, I absolutely suck at them.

Same here.

Thirded.

Fourthed. I always get pounded if I face against strong AI. ie. Scrin Balanced Brutal, Undead Hard

I can fight brutal AI in RA2, but that's it.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Andrew Ryan on April 05, 2008, 06:08:57 pm
Fortunately for me, I'm only bad at RTS's and not FPS's and turn-based strategy games like civilization.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Danzik on April 19, 2008, 11:29:09 am
Right outside my window we have a no parking spot (It's really a walkway without a raised curb).  It's labeled in huge red letters and every single time I look out the window there's some huge SUV parked in so people have a hard time walking through.  Totally pointless but man that grinds my gears.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Mr. Consideration on April 20, 2008, 02:13:28 am
Argh. My Facebook account has been deleted; alongside most of my friends, because we failed to be confirmed by our High School.

Of course, the reason for this is because our school wasn't avaliable, and we kept asking Facebook to add it. After 60 days, they failed to do so, and deleted our accounts en masse with a message implying I was some sort of Pedophile.

Thanks Facebook. It was fun, but I seriously doubt I'll make the effort again....

Paticularaly considering the 'intellectual and mature' Social Networking website really, really wasn't in any way intellectual or mature. Being blasted every day with messages claiming my friends are Pimpin' an Aston Martin or have turned into a Vampire and bitten 2 people gets dull. Infuriating, constant quizzes 'How well do you know The Simpsons?' Probably not as well as you, but I won't swell your ego by proving it. Being constantly added by randomers who post hi-larious videos of people falling over all over my Fun-, or perhaps Super-, wall.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Cobra on April 20, 2008, 03:06:20 am
Yeah what is with having a fun wall and a super wall?
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Daxx on April 20, 2008, 03:56:34 am
Facebook was better before applications.
Facebook was better before the mini-feed.
Facebook was better before they started letting anyone on.
Facebook was better before they added High Schools.
Facebook was better before they added universities other than Oxford and Cambridge.

But I can't leave.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Kaizer on April 20, 2008, 12:48:03 pm
I'm always bothered how my family rejects me.....My family is all sports fanatics and always blame video games for the bad things in life. This of course means everything I do is blamed on my computer time. But what I really hate is that my cousins and aunts think I'm a freak and don't want their children hanging out with me (thus why I have no childhood videos...their all of my sisters and cousins) Things are a tad better now adays but I still hate it when my family comes over or I see them....It opens a deep down hatred towards humans in me (long story about sucky childhood) It's even worse since all they ever do is watch those bloody videos and talk about how cute the kids are....and whenever I ask why I'm not in them they ignore me....I HATE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!




sorry for the outburst I'm okay now...suppress my thoughts...suppress my thoughts....OKAY GOOD!!
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: B.A.S. on April 20, 2008, 01:12:27 pm
aaah Facebook that reminds me of my gripe: APPLICATIONS!!!!!!!!
I wish I could just block all Applications
I dont want to deny being bitten by a Werewolf 20 times
I dont want to find out what colour of Condom I am
I dont want to find out whos my secret lover
I dont want to find out what my name means

Applications are lame.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Gorman Conall on April 20, 2008, 02:18:57 pm
Erm..i have a huge gripe i guess. Its regarding my family but theres so much to tell i doubt anybody wants to read that much about my personal life but I'm just about at the end of my sane rope now.

One you wise guys ought to make me laugh now  :).
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: LadyM on April 20, 2008, 03:21:58 pm
Sorry Kaizer :( you seem like a nice guy here. Try not to let it get you down, you know deep inside if your a good person or not. We can't always expect that others will understand us.

Hang on to your rope Gorman, something funny should happen eventually. It did to me, I got a pm saying I'm paranoid from being a mod for 3 years, it's affected my mind and I need a vacation for my health.  :D
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Krakow Sam on April 21, 2008, 03:23:36 am
Thanks Facebook. It was fun, but I seriously doubt I'll make the effort again....

Heh. Last time I logged onto facebook was to change my hobbies to 'not updating facebook' and I haven't logged on since.
I'm too lazy to delete my count and it could come in 'useful' at some point.  :P
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Gauphastus on April 21, 2008, 03:49:37 am
I gots a gripe.

Ever had an injury of some sort that prevents you from sleeping? Well, having to endure random spasms in my lower and middle back is pretty damn uncomfortable when I'm laying flat and trying to sleep.

Happened last year, but it went away within a day. This one seems to be lasting longer, and is more painful.



Uhh.. anyways, yeah. I'm still quite alert when I'm asleep, but not very easy to wake up. Obviously, a shot of pain would wake me up but besides that...
When a backhoe tractor thing would arrive to demolish a nearby house, the noises wouldn't bother me that much.
But if a homeless guy kicks a can up our driveway, I'm up and checking out the window for intruders.
I'm a better watchdog than our mutts, and it's actually a trait I'd rather lose.

So yeah, I hate getting woken up anyway, moreso due to a kind of irritable gut condition I seem to have.


Sorry if some of this doesn't make any sense. I'm up really late and half-asleep sitting uncomfortably in this chair.
Don't really wanna go to bed 'cause I know it'll hurt and keep me up all night.
Well.. morning now.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: B.A.S. on April 25, 2008, 07:18:46 am
Let me just say before I post this I am in no way intentionally trying to be a jackass.

My Gripe that has surfaced as of yesturday is Teen Moms

ugh I was on the bus and there were about three of them, the bus was jam packed and they had there special area for them and there baby carriages. Then another one comes on who the other three knew and one of them is like "Can someone make some room for Jenny and her baby". People are kinda shifting around but theres not much we can do in such a packed bus (This thing was full as hell), then shes just like "Alright Jenny everyones just being idiots". You can feel the awkwardness in the bus and then one guy near the front manages to squeeze his way through and he says, "You can have my seat" and the Mom is like "Forget it, shouldnt take this long for a mother to find a seat". And all the other moms are nodding there heads.Ive had similar things like this happen in the past but I thought it was just a rare thing, appearently not.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Yuu on April 25, 2008, 07:57:27 am
I totally agree with you.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: blitzonator on April 25, 2008, 08:30:00 am
I keep staying up til one o clock!
My class is full of nitwits!
I hate almost everything!
I hate rants and TALKING IN CAPSLOCK FOR MORE THAN THREE WORDS!
I like sarcasm for dinner with a nice helping of irony for dessert, though.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: LadyM on April 25, 2008, 10:02:59 am
Let me just say before I post this I am in no way intentionally trying to be a jackass.

My Gripe that has surfaced as of yesturday is Teen Moms

ugh I was on the bus and there were about three of them, the bus was jam packed and they had there special area for them and there baby carriages. Then another one comes on who the other three knew and one of them is like "Can someone make some room for Jenny and her baby". People are kinda shifting around but theres not much we can do in such a packed bus (This thing was full as hell), then shes just like "Alright Jenny everyones just being idiots". You can feel the awkwardness in the bus and then one guy near the front manages to squeeze his way through and he says, "You can have my seat" and the Mom is like "Forget it, shouldnt take this long for a mother to find a seat". And all the other moms are nodding there heads.Ive had similar things like this happen in the past but I thought it was just a rare thing, appearently not.

Why are teen moms riding a bus with their babies? Is this public transportation? or for school? As long as the baby is in stroller there is no reason a mom can't stand like everyone else.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: B.A.S. on April 25, 2008, 03:53:04 pm
Its a public bus, on the bus theres an area that is designed for handicaps, special needs, old timers and I guess moms. Basically the seats fold up so that they can accomodate strollers, wheelchairs and that sort of stuff. I agree with you, why cant the moms just stand up like everyone else.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Gorman Conall on May 01, 2008, 01:26:08 pm
I have two gripes.

One i accidentally overdrew my bank account by 1 dollar and 26 cents. I got an acceptable 25 dollar over withdraw fee. Then 2 twos ago i received a letter from bank and i opened it yesterday and it said that after 7 days if i had not paid the fee i would be charged 35 more dollars. I'm sorry but most people don't get paid with in two days notice and i was charged that 35 dollars today. If 3 more days pass i will be charged 35 more equaling almost 100$ in bank fees over 1.26!!!!.

Gripe number 2 For some stupid reason the mail lady decided to put the flag down on my mail box and not take my game fly game back and pile mail on top of it...

Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Crazen on May 01, 2008, 01:45:48 pm
my gripe
 is people who assume, because they dont want to listen to you anymore, or bacause of the way you said something, that anything you say after that point must be non-sense

and it happens all the time.

Quote from: bigots
well, your probably right, but because I dont like that much, and im feeling kinda board, im gonna just assume your wrong
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Daxx on May 01, 2008, 02:41:39 pm
my gripe
 is people who assume, because they dont want to listen to you anymore, or bacause of the way you said something, that anything you say after that point must be non-sense

and it happens all the time.

Quote from: bigots
well, your probably right, but because I dont like that much, and im feeling kinda board, im gonna just assume your wrong

Or, in the same vein, people who don't agree with what you say because it contradicts their world-view, so instead of having the concept explained to them they refuse to listen. I find that irritating.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Ultramarine on May 01, 2008, 02:48:01 pm
My gripe: the problem with eye contact.

I know part of every day life consists of eye contact; it always does. But in a highschool environment it's tough trying to regulate who to look at while keeping the timing right. Best example is when you see someone in the halls or in the hallway that you know and they know you as well. The person nods or waves with friendliness vice/versa and the other person sees them but does not return the favor. There are three definite factors here.

The problem after this is obvious negative or questioning feed back from the other person.
Yeah it does happen and the usual response from that person is "didn't you see me?" or the usual "were you ignoring me?". The response varies from person to person but most people (or at least I do) feel that not acknowledging that person could give them the thought that you're a jerk or just anti social (on small levels). Mainly I have to say not having you existence acknowledged it actually can but a dent in someones self-esteem. It's basically calling someone your friend one day and ignoring that friend the next while they're standing there during a conversation with someone else. A bald faced move honestly, but I wish things aren't like this. I mean without a nod or some kind of recognition things can get heated. My experience with it hasn't been bad unless it's someone I know very well and I just stare at them without saying anything. I still ponder why teen society finds this such a big deal. (doesn't have to apply to teens but thats the most abundant outlet for it).

Sorry if it seems to not make a whole lot of sense, on a rush to finish this.

my gripe
 is people who assume, because they dont want to listen to you anymore, or bacause of the way you said something, that anything you say after that point must be non-sense

and it happens all the time.

Quote from: bigots
well, your probably right, but because I dont like that much, and im feeling kinda board, im gonna just assume your wrong

Or, in the same vein, people who don't agree with what you say because it contradicts their world-view, so instead of having the concept explained to them they refuse to listen. I find that irritating.

I as well, it's quite infuriating >.< Never make friends with those type of people; they really don't deserve friends in my opinion.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Axelgear on May 02, 2008, 07:32:04 am
So you don't like someone just because they disagree with you? Isn't that the same thing that leads to huge amounts of human conflict?

"I'm X." "I'm Y." "How can you not believe X? I mean, if you believe in something so ridiculous, you must be stupid. I'm going to laugh at you now." "But Y might be correct too." "Ha! Yeah right!"

And so on.

Even if someone won't accept beliefs, or science, just because it conflicts with their worldview, it doesn't make them a bad person. Some people I have had incredibly interesting discussions with are Creationists. Should I ostracize them because they believe in that?

Just because people believe in something different to you doesn't make them bad. Don't let your view of logic and reason interfere with what could be an ultimately rewarding and meaningful friendship.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Daxx on May 02, 2008, 08:29:05 am
I assume that's directed at me; if so I'd ask you to read my post again because it's not people who disagree with me that I have an issue with, it's the ones who refuse to listen or engage in debate.

Or, in the same vein, people who don't agree with what you say because it contradicts their world-view, so instead of having the concept explained to them they refuse to listen. I find that irritating.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Axelgear on May 02, 2008, 09:01:27 am
Actually, it wasn't, it was directed at Sporelover66, but if you want, I can engage you on this. Fact is, some people just don't feel comfortable debating certain things. Not everyone is cut out for that. It doesn't mean they'd be less interesting as a person or less fun to have around.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Ultramarine on May 02, 2008, 01:27:40 pm
So you don't like someone just because they disagree with you? Isn't that the same thing that leads to huge amounts of human conflict?

"I'm X." "I'm Y." "How can you not believe X? I mean, if you believe in something so ridiculous, you must be stupid. I'm going to laugh at you now." "But Y might be correct too." "Ha! Yeah right!"

And so on.

Even if someone won't accept beliefs, or science, just because it conflicts with their worldview, it doesn't make them a bad person. Some people I have had incredibly interesting discussions with are Creationists. Should I ostracize them because they believe in that?

Just because people believe in something different to you doesn't make them bad. Don't let your view of logic and reason interfere with what could be an ultimately rewarding and meaningful friendship.

No not the world view of other peers, just the bigots that think they are always right.
I have a valid respect for everyones views, I'm not biased against anyones beliefs or views on life.
Hell if everyone agrees on something it wouldn't be called life, it's more like reality honestly.
I don't mind people who think I am wrong in some instances; that will always happen. But with people who think they're better than someone else or they think that they're right about everything than I have a problem with them.

My fault Axelgear, quoted too much of Daxx's quote post. But no, I respect everyone no matter what their views; it's kind of impossible not to deal with people like that anyway. Still I concur with Daxx on one thing, if they refuse to listen even with a valid point that you've drawn to them than that is irrateting. Almost anti-social in some ways if you think about it.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Axelgear on May 02, 2008, 01:47:11 pm
I've known a lot of people like that (My family has a few Creationists in it), but that doesn't make them bad people. Unless they're throwing it in your face constantly, they're usually decent.

Still, I understand how irritating it can be. The simple solution is, don't bring it up with them.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Mr. Consideration on May 02, 2008, 03:06:37 pm

My gripe: People who claim that other people think they're always right. (Not an attack on Sporelover, a genuine gripe).

Everybody thinks they are always right. If you didn't think you were right, you would believe something else.

I think refusing to debate, or somehow defend one's beliefs, shows a lack of conviction in said belief. Unless it is a really stupid, pedantic, debate. Then it's fine.

I also freely admit I don't respect other people's viewpoints. I think Creationism is stupid, for example. I genuinley don't see how anyone could believe it. I don't understand how anyone could believe in Fascism, or Monarchism, or believe in Aliens visiting Earth. Thus, I admit I lose respect for people who hold these beliefs. Everyone has viewpoints they don't respect; and saying otherwise is, as far as I'm concerned, a total lie.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Doctor Z on May 02, 2008, 03:26:02 pm
My gripe: A friend of mine. She's pretty damn cute, and I love her to pieces. Online, she's extremely fun, and I like her. In real life, she's the same way. Sounds perfect, right?

Wrong.

Having to walk on eggshells would be putting it mildly. Everything I say has the chance of insulting her. But only in real life. Not online, though! And it seems every time she gets insulted, we don't talk for anywhere from 2 weeks to 6 months. It gets freaking annoying!
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: B.A.S. on May 02, 2008, 03:41:17 pm
Then shes not worth the time,money or patience.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Doctor Z on May 02, 2008, 03:55:35 pm
There is no money involved, and I have ulterior motives. Trust me, in this case, it's worth it. I just wish "it" wasn't so hard.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: B.A.S. on May 02, 2008, 04:02:37 pm
Money as in buying gifts, not...never mind.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Doctor Z on May 02, 2008, 04:03:32 pm
There has been no exchange of gifts. This has been, thus far, a completely free, monetary wise, relationship.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Axelgear on May 02, 2008, 05:01:49 pm
You have ulterior motiveS?
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: The Time Traveller on May 02, 2008, 05:07:58 pm
Ulterior motives as in what?  She's beautiful?  She's rich?  Some bet you you couldn't?
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Tesla on May 03, 2008, 06:51:09 am
My dad only ever complains about me, and he'll complain about everything. He'll complain about me complaining about him complaining.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Doctor Z on May 03, 2008, 10:45:11 am
I already said she's cute. But if you need confirmation of my motives, let me say these three words.

I'm. A. Guy.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: The Time Traveller on May 03, 2008, 10:47:17 am
That's not an ulterior motive... That's a motive...
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Mae on May 03, 2008, 10:49:16 am
Ulterior motives would be like subconciously hypnotizing her to kill a mafia crime lord. What you're doing is normal (how about you barely say anything? Have you tried that?)
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Doctor Z on May 03, 2008, 10:53:14 am
Damn, Mae. You stumbled upon the REAL reason! Now you must DIE!!!!

Yes, I've tried that. Still pisses her off. :-/
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: /lurk on May 03, 2008, 12:27:18 pm
Rohypnol?
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Axelgear on May 03, 2008, 12:35:04 pm
..... Lurk, you're a despicable person...

Smart, but despicable ;D
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Sasha on May 03, 2008, 01:10:18 pm
I just wish "it" wasn't so hard.



Tell me about it  :'(


Women... Sigh  ::)
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: B.A.S. on May 03, 2008, 02:06:26 pm
So you want to get into her pants? Thing is bud most girls think that guys always want to get into there pants so youve got to show her your different than other guys and that doesnt mean just leveling up her Night Elf Rogue. Most Women love gifts so that would help. And like I said if she gets mad at you for no reason or stupid things and she doesnt talk to you for weeks or months then trust me theres no point to it there is no chance your going to sleep with her and chances are she may just be using you thus its not worth it.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Axelgear on May 03, 2008, 02:13:21 pm
If you just want sex, I say be open and honest. I am not one of those types, however. I don't deny that I want it, merely that I have motivations beyond it. I actually love my girlfriend, and am a wait-until-marriage type for sex. I'm also more than willing to wait until she's ready before we try anything heavy (Hey, no sex before marriage doesn't mean no stroking).
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Crazen on May 03, 2008, 02:17:22 pm
the gripe of all:

(dont deny it)

people need
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woman
or theres no
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intimacy
and that can lead to
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Depression_%28mood%29
because
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_You_Need_is_Love
else your life give way to
http://despair.com/loneliness.html




.....this is spilling into a different topic. different thread, maby?
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: blitzonator on May 03, 2008, 02:41:57 pm
My dad only ever complains about me, and he'll complain about everything. He'll complain about me complaining about him complaining.
Stop complaining!
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Axelgear on May 03, 2008, 03:10:36 pm
One word: Hippies!

Greenpeace especially. Unless you and yours are starving, stop griping about GM foods! Stop using Environmentalism as a cover for anti-Government and anti-Corporation motives!

And PETA! I hate Hippies!
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Doctor Z on May 03, 2008, 04:00:17 pm
Ok, I wasn't entirely truthful. I just didn't know it at the time. I actually do want a relationship with her. Turns out she's got a lot of crap going on in her life, so I'm laying off. And I do mean crap. Like... Cancer-crap.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: B.A.S. on May 03, 2008, 05:03:12 pm
Wait im getting a huge case of Deja Vu I think almost a year ago we were talking about something extremely similar. Said person wanted Booty, but the person was a random ******* to them...and of course there was the deeper meaning to it all.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Doctor Z on May 03, 2008, 05:19:22 pm
Was there cancer involved? I don't know what you're talking about, but with me, there is.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: B.A.S. on May 03, 2008, 05:39:19 pm
It probably was you talking about this a year ago. I didnt really care much about it because I was saying the same thing then as I am now. Not to mention its the internet...
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Doctor Z on May 04, 2008, 07:07:33 am
I didn't know this girl a year ago...
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Axelgear on May 04, 2008, 11:33:55 am
Damn... Cancer sucks. Hope they caught it early.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: B.A.S. on May 04, 2008, 11:38:56 am
I didn't know this girl a year ago...
Then it wasnt you, oh well point is we had almost the same convo.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Doctor Z on May 04, 2008, 01:35:28 pm
Well, she was coughing up blood and fainting at a concert thing, and then she had some tests... They think it might be cancer. This is all second-hand, of course. I don't know if it's true or not.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Axelgear on May 04, 2008, 03:05:23 pm
I think this is probably the time you'd be best being close to her...
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Ultramarine on May 04, 2008, 03:09:11 pm
Could possibly be tuberculosis or even Anthrax, they can be associated with the lung problems and the bleeding.

Or internal hemorrhaging, I'm not doctor but that's just my opinion of the situation. I hope things get better for her Doc...
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Doctor Z on May 04, 2008, 03:24:24 pm
Oh, bitter irony. The bane of my existence.

My alias is Doctor Z, and I cannot even help the ones I care about.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Ultramarine on May 04, 2008, 03:35:00 pm
It's something that really can't be helped through physical means, but if you stand by her and support her that should be enough. At least...that's what I would do.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Quantum Burrito on May 05, 2008, 01:18:32 pm
My Gripe: Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs

Why? They owe me twenty-one pence.

I am not a taxpayer. I don't dodge it, it's just that as a jobless student, I'm not required to give the state any of my money. So, imagine my surprise when, upon receiving my bank statement, I find that I've had 21p taken off my interest as tax. Apparently, as I am now over 16, and therefore am taxable, they just assume they need to tax me. Even though I've never had a job. Or made a deposit since I opened the account (I forgot how I signed my name when I got the account).

But, and here's the really infuriating thing, 21p is less than the cost of the stamp I'd need to put on the envelope of the letter asking them to please give me my damn money back. Tossers. So basically, I'm just going to have to put up with it until the amount they've stolen from me exceeds 30p.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Gungnir on May 05, 2008, 01:29:31 pm
Is income from interest taxable in England? I'm relatively sure it is in the US.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Plank of Wood on May 05, 2008, 01:34:12 pm
DocZ's story reminds me a of something that happened n my school 2 years ago, in Yr 6, the oldest year in secondry school. There was this guy with Blood Cancer... or something, I've forgotten, and it was literaly his last day at school, his docter aid he had 2 months to live and he was going to leave before going home to do "Stuff I want to do before Dying".

Anyway, everyone was all depressed, and everyone was all crying and appoligising for everything they've ever done to him no matter how minor or major. Instead of making his last day more depressing, I just carried on as usual. And at the end of the day, we were having a chat, and everyone was all quiet when he joined in, anyway basicly before we went home, he said to me "Thanks for treating me normaly today, unlike everyone else", or something to that effect. Moral: Just because someone is going to die doesn't mean you should treat them any differently.
(unless you've been a bastard to them  ::))

Actualy, this would fit the NfYB thread but whatever.




QB, thats another reason why I will do a Yahtzee and bugger off Move to a far away country.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Doctor Z on May 05, 2008, 01:36:30 pm
DocZ's story reminds me a of something that happened n my school 2 years ago, in Yr 6, the oldest year in secondry school. There was this guy with Blood Cancer... or something, I've forgotten, and it was literaly his last day at school, his docter aid he had 2 months to live and he was going to leave before going home to do "Stuff I want to do before Dying".

Anyway, everyone was all depressed, and everyone was all crying and appoligising for everything they've ever done to him no matter how minor or major. Instead of making his last day more depressing, I just carried on as usual. And at the end of the day, we were having a chat, and everyone was all quiet when he joined in, anyway basicly before we went home, he said to me "Thanks for treating me normaly today, unlike everyone else", or something to that effect. Moral: Just because someone is going to die doesn't mean you should treat them any differently.
(unless you've been a bastard to them  ::))

Actualy, this would fit the NfYB thread but whatever.




QB, thats another reason why I will do a Yahtzee and bugger off Move to a far away country.
I ain't treating the girl any different then I would if she DIDN'T have cancer. I don't often treat people different because of problems.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Plank of Wood on May 05, 2008, 01:37:54 pm
I'm not even sure if it was cancer, it may have been some blood virus.

Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Quantum Burrito on May 05, 2008, 02:13:12 pm
Is income from interest taxable in England? I'm relatively sure it is in the US.

In England, you get a no-tax yearly allowance of five-thousand-and-something pounds. My current income from interest, being about one pound, is a bit below the margin.

Hey, wait a minute:

(£0.21/£1.08)*100%=19.4% (3 s.f.)

WTF?! That's extortionate! It's higher than my interest rate!

(£1.08/£19.44)*100%=5.56% (3 s.f.)

Way higher. Bunch of utter tossers.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Sasha on May 05, 2008, 04:17:57 pm
tuberculosis?


You might want to stay away from her..
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Doctor Z on May 05, 2008, 04:24:53 pm
I'm pretty sure it isn't tuberculosis. I'd RATHER it was tuberculosis.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Ultramarine on May 05, 2008, 04:43:52 pm
tuberculosis?


You might want to stay away from her..

I already said that >:(.

Also here's am article on it.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tuberculosis#Transmission
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Sasha on May 05, 2008, 09:20:41 pm
tuberculosis?


You might want to stay away from her..

I already said that >:(.

Also here's am article on it.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tuberculosis#Transmission



I saw it not  :-*


Quote
When people suffering from active pulmonary TB cough, sneeze, speak, kiss, or spit, they expel infectious aerosol droplets 0.5 to 5 µm in diameter. A single sneeze, for instance, can release up to 40,000 droplets.[17] Each one of these droplets may transmit the disease, since the infectious dose of tuberculosis is very low and the inhalation of just a single bacterium can cause a new infection.



Cutest girl or not, you better look at her pictures instead of looking directly at her.

I hope she gets well <3
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Doctor Z on May 06, 2008, 05:03:46 am
I hope she turns out ok too.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Kaizer on May 08, 2008, 12:18:56 pm
One of my gripes is why do British people seem to hate Americans so much. I have been kicked out of game servers because I'm American. Seriously why do you hate us so much? Sure the side people usually hear about is the dicks but without America the world would be ruled by most likely the Germans or China.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Quantum Burrito on May 08, 2008, 12:46:10 pm
One of my gripes is why do British people seem to hate Americans so much. I have been kicked out of game servers because I'm American. Seriously why do you hate us so much? Sure the side people usually hear about is the dicks but without America the world would be ruled by most likely the Germans or China.

That's why we hate you. Not all Americans, just the idiots like you.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Kaizer on May 08, 2008, 12:47:01 pm
So I'm an idiot since we had to go to war to help you guys... you put up such a valid point quantum I'm going to go buy 4 SUV's now
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on May 08, 2008, 12:48:42 pm
I think a lot of the conflict comes from the part where we just can't catch a break. It's like gamers and Nintendo; when they aren't on their game they get made fun of and when they are doing well they get made fun of. You'd be grumpy too if people were never ever satisfied with you no matter what you did.


Also, Kaizer, stop while you are ahead, you're being ignorant.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Kaizer on May 08, 2008, 12:51:55 pm
I don't really care if I'm acting ignorant since pretty much the whole bloody world hates America
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on May 08, 2008, 12:53:40 pm
Way to represent...
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Kaizer on May 08, 2008, 12:59:20 pm
I don't even like America I hate all countries their all run by idiots



I'm just waiting for the inevitable Nuclear Wars where everybody dies slowly and painfully
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Quantum Burrito on May 08, 2008, 01:19:01 pm
I don't even like America I hate all countries their all run by idiots



I'm just waiting for the inevitable Nuclear Wars where everybody dies slowly and painfully

Actually, a lot of the population in major cities would die in under a second.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Doctor Z on May 08, 2008, 01:20:42 pm
Thank god I live in Canada. No one cares about Canada.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Gungnir on May 08, 2008, 01:24:40 pm
One of my gripes is why do British people seem to hate Americans so much. I have been kicked out of game servers because I'm American. Seriously why do you hate us so much? Sure the side people usually hear about is the dicks but without America the world would be ruled by most likely the Germans or China.

That's why we hate you. Not all Americans, just the idiots like you.
I think that Burrito means that people dislike America because many of us seem to have bloated egos. Seriously, Americans don't give a damn about other countries (well, most that I know don't), unless its the week's fad to feel sorry for the recent disaster victims. So I guess if they do dislike us, it's because we're arrogant (in general).
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Doctor Z on May 08, 2008, 01:28:30 pm
... Then... Why do people love Canada?

Is it because of the Beavers? It's the beavers, right? I knew it was the beavers.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on May 08, 2008, 01:38:35 pm
I think that Burrito means that people dislike America because many of us seem to have bloated egos. Seriously, Americans don't give a damn about other countries (well, most that I know don't), unless its the week's fad to feel sorry for the recent disaster victims. So I guess if they do dislike us, it's because we're arrogant (in general).

Please do not generalize like that because I can assure you that you are wrong.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: LadyM on May 08, 2008, 01:39:46 pm
Let's remember to keep this discussion civil. It can be a very heated debate if it gets out of hand.

@Kaiser - No one seems to care about what happened in WWII anymore. Everything is based on present day opinions. Best thing to do is just move on. You can't force it.

@QB - that really was an insensitive comment and not necessary to make it personal to Kaiser.

If this gets heated then this entire discussion will be removed.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Plank of Wood on May 08, 2008, 01:39:59 pm
Beavers do rock indeed.


Mr gripe is flies. They piss me off, buzzing around my room and act retarded, refusing the leave even when I try to chase them out the door weilding a newspaper. Seriously, Mr Fly, you've had your fun, but seriously, **** THE **** OFF. I DO NOT WANT TO HEAR YOU MAKING YOUR ANNOYING AS HELL BUZZING NOISE. GET THE **** OUT OF MY ROOM OR MY HOUSE. YOU ARE RETARDED AND NO-ONE LIKES YOU! YOU WERE ****ING BULLIED IN MAGGOT SCHOOL THATS WHY YOU MUST PISS ME OFF.

It's just not funny anymore, they'll land right on top of my mouse or keyboard and act like I'm the bastard when I try to swat them off.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Person21 on May 08, 2008, 02:37:40 pm
There is no sound more annoying than a fly constantly banging itself againts a lampshade.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Ultramarine on May 08, 2008, 02:41:33 pm
There is no sound more annoying than a fly constantly banging itself against a lampshade.

Thank you, some one has FINALLY SAID IT ;D!!!
*Ahem*, actually insects in general some how attracted to you constantly buzzing around me is my personal gripe. The buzzing just makes me paranoid and I constantly freak out, they move so fast; especially the bee variety >.>
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Plank of Wood on May 08, 2008, 02:43:37 pm
He's back again. **** OFF YOU STUPID ****ING INSECT DO YOU NOT GET IT?!?!?!? FLY OUT THE ****ING WINDOW IT'S NOT HARD!! DON'T FLY IN THE ****ING OPPISITE DIRRECTION! WHAT THE FLIPPING **** IS WRONG WITH YOU?!?!

 >:( >:( >:(
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on May 08, 2008, 02:54:55 pm
There's this bird outside of the window who has been building a nest. Now I'm fine with that except it has this patter where it comes in with a twig, places it, then flies headlong into the window, and then goes back out into the sky. I sat and watched it for about twenty minutes and every time it came in, put the twig down, smashed into the window, and went about its business.

 :-\
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Doctor Z on May 08, 2008, 03:03:52 pm
....

What?
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Serdun on May 08, 2008, 04:39:53 pm
The worst is when those little flies that aren't big enough to really see but not small enough not to be gross start buzzing around you, especially when you're running. Awful having to run another 15-20 minutes, while at the same time wondering if that little bit of something you can feel in your mouth is a dislodged piece of food or this:

(http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n151/Serdun/Fungusgnatonstickycardprofile.jpg)
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Doctor Z on May 08, 2008, 04:41:27 pm
... Ewwwwwwwwwwww...







Pissed off friends suck ass.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Kaizer on May 10, 2008, 03:01:53 am
New gripe

Every morning at 5 AM my dog wakes me up to take him for a walk I wouldn't mind if i could fall back asleep but I cant no matter how tired I am it sucks especially on Saturdays :(
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Crazen on May 10, 2008, 08:58:32 am
my cat wakes tries to wake me up at 3 AM...... but I always had the door closed so she couldnt bother me.

....then she learnt to open the door anyway.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Ultramarine on May 10, 2008, 09:03:02 am
my cat wakes tries to wake me up at 3 AM...... but I always had the door closed so she couldnt bother me.

....then she learnt to open the door anyway.

I don't remember cats having opposable thumbs ::).
If it can open a door that is one clever cat.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Great Distance on May 10, 2008, 10:19:37 am
The worst is when those little flies that aren't big enough to really see but not small enough not to be gross start buzzing around you, especially when you're running. Awful having to run another 15-20 minutes, while at the same time wondering if that little bit of something you can feel in your mouth is a dislodged piece of food or this:

[image]

Ohh, I hate that. That happened to me once when I was going out for a walk. I just couldn't bear it and had to turn around and go back inside. Didn't even think about going for a walk for the next couple of weeks.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Danzik on May 10, 2008, 12:59:00 pm
my cat wakes tries to wake me up at 3 AM...... but I always had the door closed so she couldnt bother me.

....then she learnt to open the door anyway.
I don't remember cats having opposable thumbs ::).
If it can open a door that is one clever cat.
If you have lever style door handles, cats and dogs can learn to open them pretty easy.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Tesla on May 10, 2008, 01:05:44 pm
My dog learns the work "walk" incredibly fast. After she learned "walk" we tried "W-A-L-K" you know, spelling it out. We can't use that either. The Irish for walk is "súil (shool)" and that's also gone out the window. She even knows "perambulation."

The funniest thing is, she also seems to know every sentence structure walk can go in as well. She'll run upto if you say "So, I think i'll bring the dog for a...".

It's funny, but irritating when you don't plan to bring her for a walk.

Another cool thing about her is you can ask her where her leash is and she'll always know, then she'll go get it and drag it over to you.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Doctor Z on May 10, 2008, 01:07:35 pm
How bout you just say "Use my legs to achieve motion in the direction I wish to travel"?
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Ultramarine on May 10, 2008, 01:09:58 pm
my cat wakes tries to wake me up at 3 AM...... but I always had the door closed so she couldnt bother me.

....then she learnt to open the door anyway.
I don't remember cats having opposable thumbs ::).
If it can open a door that is one clever cat.
If you have lever style door handles, cats and dogs can learn to open them pretty easy.

True, never thought of that scenario :P.

My gripe is the neighbors dog.
They call her "Brandy", I call her puffball sack of crap.
Basically shes some sort of Chow mix and she never seems to get a hair cut.

The problem with her is where she intends to "drop the load" near my home, usually in the front lawn.
Yeah, defecation of excrement is good as a fertilizer but not on the front lawn >:( (in an uncontrolled manner no less). Once in a while I find one of her presents left near the mailbox that I can barely see but somehow I avoid stepping in it. Honestly she's a nice dog and sometimes is very curious about me, and the family; constantly staring (sounds like I am talking about a person :P) but talking a deuce on my yard is out of the question. Even the other neighbor dog "Tyson" knows where to go, he pretty much wanders onto an empty road in the forest area of my neighborhood and does it there. I wish Brandy's owners teach her a thing or two. Or I will have to >:(...
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Quantum Burrito on May 13, 2008, 03:49:23 pm
My gripe: Virgin Media

Just a few hours ago, VM had a "general fault". Which is VM telephone-monkey slang for "oops...". Any sensible company providing important services to people's homes would have a backup system, just in case. But not VM, oh no. Because of their "general fault", the TV, internet, and the goddam phone stopped working!

TV came back on first, we got the channels back in about an hour.

Internet just came back, after about FIVE HOURS.

And, to top it all off, WE STILL DON'T HAVE A F***ING DIAL TONE

My mum tried complaining to them by mobile (luckily their mobile service is run by a separate band of idiots), and all she got was "general fault". I had to revise without the benefit of my college's online revision resources (which are plentiful and very helpful).
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on May 13, 2008, 05:15:38 pm
I've got an anti-gripe!

I love Richard Branson!
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Kaizer on May 13, 2008, 05:18:05 pm
My mouse keeps dying and then it keeps blinking this red light (optical mouse)

it aggravates me
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on May 13, 2008, 11:00:06 pm
Oh I got one and it is specific to Internet people!

You know how you post something and then someone says "Oh I was just going to post that!", even though what you posted was something really obscure and you know that they are lying because they have their heads too far up their own ass to say that you did a good job.

Yeah, that pisses me off.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Jagon on May 13, 2008, 11:34:07 pm
i hate posers.

so many posers where i live
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Yuu on May 15, 2008, 11:40:55 pm
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 >:(
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Doctor Z on May 16, 2008, 04:54:48 am
Why "ARGH!"?
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Yuu on May 16, 2008, 06:56:41 pm
               It has been going on for almost a month now. Someone climbing up the electricity lines and tapping into our area's telephone lines and electricity. Just last week, someone climbed up a pole and stole the internet cables so our ISP had to replace it. :(
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Doctor Z on May 16, 2008, 06:59:33 pm
WRAP IT IN LIVE WIRES!!!!!
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Yuu on May 16, 2008, 07:20:59 pm
               My mom actually suggested that. :D Though, that would be quite expensive for the company. I'm not sure if they'll deal with this, though, or just leave things as they are (like almost always :P.). I hope they do something with this in the near future. :(
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: SBD on May 16, 2008, 09:42:28 pm
live razor wire!
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Tesla on May 17, 2008, 12:23:01 am
Live snakes!
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Yuu on May 17, 2008, 12:35:33 am
Convert the pylons to RA2 Tesla-coils?
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: SBD on May 17, 2008, 01:13:46 am
Flaming live razor wire! With venom!
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Kaizer on May 17, 2008, 05:10:39 am
or just do what every other smart man does....use a gun and shoot him in the ass
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Yuu on May 18, 2008, 06:33:49 am
               They are legion. Too many of them. -_-' Our small numbers won't be able to take on all of them.

               Also, it kinda seems that almost half of our neighbors doesn't seem to like us much. They seem to like the idea of conducting small community concerts and small-league basketball tournaments almost every other day, usually up to ten or eleven in the night. :( They even reported us to some guys in city hall for a violation in our building permit, even though we didn't do anything to violate any building laws. One of them has some connections with the guys at the hall, so they can do these kinds of things. :( I don't know any reason why they should do this. We didn't do anything to them. We don't have anything that would make them jealous or offended. :-\

               I suspect Crab Mentality.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Doctor Z on May 18, 2008, 08:00:24 am
Did xenomorph give them crabs again?
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Yuu on May 18, 2008, 08:18:48 am
Slothcrabs? :-\

Anyway, its already 11:34pm here and they're still at it outside. :(
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: The Time Traveller on May 21, 2008, 10:42:17 am
Forums tend to produce "topic monopolies", that is, very generic topics that can only recieve one thread.  Like in PC Games, any topic on Free Games is instantly mod-merged into the Free Games Topic.  That means that if Spore were free, hardly anyone would know about it because anything anyone posted about it would be put in the unpopular FGT.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: FROMAN on May 21, 2008, 12:08:11 pm
Yuu this seems pretty serious, like federal level or something. a lot worse then my problems i was going to gripe about.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Yuu on May 21, 2008, 07:53:01 pm
               Its actually so rampant it's the norm.

               Try listening to the local news if you want to find out just how obvious things are. Like, one of the officials here were asked by the senate about his hidden property. When one of the senators asked him about an unregistered three-story vacation home, he called it a "hut". :P
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Gorman Conall on May 23, 2008, 01:13:22 pm
People who insist a movie is going to suck when all thats released on it is a few pictures.

Seriously you shouldn't even judge a movie until you see it period. Even then you better accept the fact that other people just *might* like it.

God i can't stand arrogant people...

Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: The Time Traveller on May 28, 2008, 01:11:44 pm
I really hate it when people on the internet hate me for doing things they percieve as stupid due to cultural norms without considering the greater meaning of it, and say I am intentionally annoying them.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: /lurk on May 28, 2008, 01:13:13 pm
I really hate it when HelloWorld does things intentionally just to annoy people.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: The Time Traveller on May 28, 2008, 01:14:56 pm
Who's HelloWorld?  They do not exist but in people's minds as a demonization.  When malt was gone you required an enemy again.  Short people like Oom were extremely annoying, but the pleasure of the hunt lasted shortly due to banning.  I am a valid community member who came at a bad time in forumdom.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Tesla on May 28, 2008, 01:16:06 pm
...Kay.

*Walks away*
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Brandonazz on May 28, 2008, 01:16:40 pm
No, you are not just a target. Don't delude yourself.

You are every bit as annoying as we make you out to be.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Ultramarine on May 28, 2008, 01:21:43 pm
*Steps out of room*

Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Veraal on May 28, 2008, 02:07:50 pm
*Steps out of room*

Good.

j/k

anyways, I really hate the ketchup thing at the top that gets congealed and gets stuck and becomes some solid thing.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on May 28, 2008, 02:09:48 pm
Going along with ketchup... when the unopened packets get dropped onto the floor that sucks. Had one get stepped on and spray all over my pants.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Ultramarine on May 28, 2008, 02:36:25 pm
Hmmm...
Ketchup is troublesome indeed.

Honestly, I have a problem with the way food preparation is performed in general.
Especially the fast food variety.

Great example is Checkers *cringe*, I know you don't really expect to see the exact same thing on the order menu, but the burger I got looked like it was mashed together, kicked across the field like a soccer ball, smashed with a hammer blended than reformulated. They're a complete mess :P, the only thing I look forward to if I ever go there is their chicken sandwich, there backed potatoes and the fries.

It just disgusts me to see the way they make their burgers, it's like they never heard of organization at all. In comparison, it makes Mac Donalds look like a health food store.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: LadyM on May 28, 2008, 04:34:18 pm
Fleas.. my dog has fleas.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Ultramarine on May 28, 2008, 04:51:17 pm
You think that's bad?
Try ticks for a spin XD
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Sasha on May 28, 2008, 04:57:48 pm
Fleas.. my dog has fleas.



try... having fleas on yourself  ;D.


Now that's a worthy gripe. Time ago, during my 6th grade or something, someone's dog had fleas. The poor owner got them too and, the entire class ended up with them too  ;D
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Ultramarine on May 28, 2008, 04:59:05 pm
Sounds more like lice to me but hey, I have no right to complain.
Can't get lice ;D, still susceptible to fleas however :(
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Sasha on May 28, 2008, 05:01:51 pm
oh, and that time when the school had a colony of rats living on board? God, I miss middle school...
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Werechicken on May 28, 2008, 06:05:42 pm
I really hate it when people on the internet hate me for doing things they percieve as stupid due to cultural norms without considering the greater meaning of it, and say I am intentionally annoying them.
No offense but personally I perceive you as stupid because a, you can't spell perceive properly and b, because 99% of the time I can't if you're just being incredibly ironic or just incredibly dumb.

Case in point;
I really hate it when HelloWorld does things intentionally just to annoy people.
Who's HelloWorld?  They do not exist but in people's minds as a demonization.  When malt was gone you required an enemy again.  Short people like Oom were extremely annoying, but the pleasure of the hunt lasted shortly due to banning.  I am a valid community member who came at a bad time in forumdom.

There are many, many so called 'n00bs' the very fact that you yourself say that you were singled out should say more about how you present yourself to the forum rather than how the forum generally perceives new comers.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Didero on May 29, 2008, 02:06:54 am
I hate it when people use English words in Dutch sentences, when there's a perfectly good word for it in Dutch.
For words like 'computer' there isn't a Dutch equivalent so there's no choice but to use the English word. But words like 'quote' and 'random' have perfectly fine Dutch translations, so there's absolutely no reason to use the English word. It really irks me to hear 'quote' in a Dutch sentence, and I'll correct people until they get the message!
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Axelgear on May 29, 2008, 08:44:18 am
I hate it when someone breaks your heart and asks to remain friends, then tells you that you're great, it's them who's flawed.

And I mean that more than when it happens to me. When it happens to you and your friends enough, you start to get sick of it.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Plank of Wood on June 24, 2008, 01:15:40 pm
It's a sad fact of life.  You can ignore it if you like.  If you're an athiest, then by your beliefs you would not go to hell as there is no hell.

Funnily enough, I agree with you there, you go to hell if you're bad person and believe in hell. If you don't believe in hell then sin all you want because God can't punish you.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Tesla on June 24, 2008, 01:18:12 pm
Wouldn't it be nice if your afterlife was affected by your beliefs during life?

If that was so I'd become a muslim and get me some virgins!
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Josasa on June 24, 2008, 01:19:13 pm
That would be quite awesome. Start thinking insane awesome thoughts!

Actually i think i would just believe in absolute bliss and that's all i would need. Then i wouldn't care about anything else.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Krakow Sam on June 24, 2008, 01:23:40 pm
Wouldn't it be nice if your afterlife was affected by your beliefs during life?

If that was so I'd become a muslim and get me some virgins!

But if your afterlife was decided by what you believed you could get virgins without being a muslim.

But that has nothing to do with gripes.

My gripe: The stupid clutch on the one car I've tried to drive that isn't my instructor's car. No matter how smoothly I take my foot off it the car lurches forward like a lurching metal chassis with passengers in it and stalls.  :(
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Plank of Wood on June 24, 2008, 01:25:05 pm
the way i see it, if ur a bad person, and you believe in hell, youre just gonna rot in the ground with everyone else

but its imo

Oh **** off. Quit spoiling it for everyone else and let them believe whatever the hell they want.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: /lurk on June 24, 2008, 01:36:41 pm
My gripe: Threads that become a burning train wreck after TTT posts because people aren't smart enough to leave him alone.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Werechicken on June 24, 2008, 02:29:16 pm
My gripe: Threads that become a burning train wreck after TTT posts because people aren't smart enough to leave him alone.

QFT

MY current gripe is with the bloody stupid ruling that in a criminal case the defendant has the right to know who is testifying against them. Have these people never heard of intimidation!?
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Kaze on June 24, 2008, 03:05:03 pm
My gripe is that my fiancee's parents have cut us off because we're both graduated. I have to get a job. I used to have an excellent work ethic... where, oh where did it go?
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Krakow Sam on June 24, 2008, 03:29:47 pm
Work ethics are for chumps. Just start a commune and grow your own narcotics for sale and personal use...
...or spend all your savings on lottery tickets...
... Why not try: Mail Fraud?

Theres three fantastic money-making schemes right there!
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Tesla on June 24, 2008, 03:32:01 pm
Word of warning - Do NOT try and combine the three into one lone money-making scheme. It will not end well.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Doctor Z on June 24, 2008, 03:38:35 pm
There's always prostitution. I'm sure you could make a mint on that, Kaze.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Krakow Sam on June 24, 2008, 03:42:15 pm
Oh, I seem to have inadvertently initiated highly inappropriate off topic discussion.

My gripe is that I seem to be doing that more often recently  :-\
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on June 24, 2008, 03:43:43 pm
Bad moderator! Bad!

Into the corner with you!
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Krakow Sam on June 24, 2008, 03:45:45 pm
I must travel to the perilous mountains of the Administrator Board to atone and once again master the skills of the Moderator. Post of the Dragon, PM of the Crane, Five-Point Exploding Ban Technique!

Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Danzik on June 24, 2008, 04:50:33 pm
My gripe is that I can't seem to find a PS2 blue ray player anywhere.  What's with these game companies making products people want but not being able to produce enough to satisfy demand (I'm looking at you too Nintendo)
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Kaizer on June 24, 2008, 05:38:12 pm
I have had to buy Warcraft 3 ROC and TFT 3 times now and once again I have lost the cd key....im hoping I can get it back from offline (thats how I bought it this time)
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Doctor Z on June 24, 2008, 05:43:31 pm
My gripe is that I can't make good designs.... :(
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Ultramarine on June 24, 2008, 05:47:03 pm
I just can't complete my goals.

Even if they are very realistic, short term or long term either way they seem to escape me.
And when I do I am never satisfied :-\.

Guess it's that teenage angst, or I just need a therapist *sigh*
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Kaizer on June 24, 2008, 05:54:16 pm
Therapists are bullcrap I had 3 because I was "psychotic and murderous" all they said was get friends and would you like to play a game?



also I can never finish diablo 2 >.<
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Ultramarine on June 24, 2008, 05:57:06 pm
He's not crazy, you're one to talk ::)

all they said was get friends and would you like to play a game?


They must be Saw enthusiasts :P
It's got quite a cult following so I wouldn't be surprised.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Mr. Consideration on June 25, 2008, 01:45:18 am
Therapists are bullcrap I had 3 because I was "psychotic and murderous" all they said was get friends and would you like to play a game?



also I can never finish diablo 2 >.<

I have done. once or twice, but I despised Act 3 so much it was always a struggle.  Fun.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Krakow Sam on June 25, 2008, 02:34:15 am
Therapists are bullcrap I had 3 because I was "psychotic and murderous" all they said was get friends and would you like to play a game?



also I can never finish diablo 2 >.<

I have done. once or twice, but I despised Act 3 so much it was always a struggle.  Fun.

I got to hell with the Assassin then realized I had spent my skill points in a totally retarded way. Ever since then the game has never held my attention long enough to get through the jungle, which takes *ages*.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Werechicken on June 25, 2008, 02:45:40 am
I completed it with a paladin and I only got through act 3 because frost aura actually allowed me to see what I was hitting.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Axelgear on June 25, 2008, 06:30:23 am
I never played it.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: The Time Traveller on June 25, 2008, 09:38:03 am
There seem to be an awful lot of people who's strongest motivator in life is making people angry for no discernable reason.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Axelgear on June 25, 2008, 10:05:52 am
A statement like that craves context, TTT.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Daxx on June 25, 2008, 10:22:25 am
Also an irony mark. :P
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on July 03, 2008, 11:29:29 am
Come on guys... posting an image in one topic and then posting the same image in another topic?

 :-\
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Axelgear on July 03, 2008, 12:26:02 pm
You never know, it may be useful in both.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Kenotai on July 03, 2008, 12:44:54 pm
My gripe is that I made a creature thread that only ONE person has bothered to reply to.  And it's still approval pending even though I PM'd Flisch about it.  Wow feels good to get things off your chest.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on July 03, 2008, 12:51:21 pm
Where is it? I'll take a gander.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Kenotai on July 03, 2008, 12:53:32 pm
It's the Vykusi, and yes I know it's on lined paper but I was at school getting feedback from various students.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Daxx on July 03, 2008, 12:58:55 pm
The problem is, unless you're reasonably established you'll have a hard time getting attention. It's worse if you don't have good pictures, and worse still if your idea is unimaginative or similar to other things. There are rare occasions where a newbie can get people to post, but most of the time they're putting out awesome content on a fairly regular basis.

The more you update, the more people you'll get reading, and replying.

EDIT:
I don't know about other people, but I don't bother to check new threads at all most of the time, especially if I don't know the creator. There's just too many people and too little time.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Ultramarine on July 03, 2008, 01:02:16 pm
Speaking of which, I just replied in his thread.
But not out of pity's sake, exploring the spore sections a little more.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Kenotai on July 03, 2008, 01:04:21 pm
I was a little worried that it was pity. And is Daxx always this "nice" to new people?
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Andrew Ryan on July 03, 2008, 01:05:46 pm
Sometimes. It depends really on his mood and the intentions of the person entering the forum.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Daxx on July 03, 2008, 01:05:59 pm
Why exactly did you put "nice" in scare quotes? I'm just telling you how it is.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on July 03, 2008, 01:06:31 pm
Be careful, he may be trying to lure you closer so that he can rip your immortal soul asunder and use it to power his genesis device.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Daxx on July 03, 2008, 01:07:34 pm
So far I'm up to 23 out of the four billion it requires.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Jagon on July 03, 2008, 02:28:57 pm
im not a homophobe, but i get really uncomfortable when gay commercials come on, so uncomfortable that i change the channel

i think they should be removed from television

Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Ultramarine on July 03, 2008, 02:31:44 pm
I know what you mean, not exactly inviting :-\....Wait.

Gay commercials are on the market now?
Never seen those, except one on Comedy Central but it's hard to take anything seriously on that channel.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Mr. Consideration on July 03, 2008, 02:32:55 pm
im not a homophobe, but i get really uncomfortable when gay commercials come on, so uncomfortable that i change the channel

i think they should be removed from television



Jagon, Gorman. Gorman, Jagon.

What do you mean 'gay commercials'?
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Andrew Ryan on July 03, 2008, 02:33:03 pm
...

Why don't you just change the channel? Just because you think they are uncomfortable doesn't mean they should be removed from TV. It's really the broadcasters choice anyway.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Ultramarine on July 03, 2008, 02:39:02 pm
Actually he says he does change the channel if you look at his post.

Still, you are right.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on July 03, 2008, 03:37:37 pm
Maybe you are a homophobe?
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Ultimatum on July 03, 2008, 03:38:25 pm
Or maybe he's refering to it as gay since he is imture?
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Ultramarine on July 03, 2008, 03:42:06 pm
Wait...ME?!
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on July 03, 2008, 03:45:08 pm
No, not you.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Ultramarine on July 03, 2008, 03:49:01 pm
Oh, ok than :3
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: HanianKnight on July 03, 2008, 11:05:49 pm
What is a gay commercial though? Like...on Bravo or something? Because if homosexuals make you uncomfortable you shouldn't have been on Bravo in the first place.

Or maybe he's talking about ShamWow? Shamwow is pretty gay.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=NJEKqI1e714   <----- Shamwow.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Gungnir on July 03, 2008, 11:23:31 pm
Uhh..what's a gay commercial? I don't understand..would it be..

"Come be gay, it's much better, and if you call today we'll give you a free toaster!"?

Or is it one of those car-related commercials with the guy wearing makeup and wearing tight jeans singing crappy R&B...
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Jagon on July 04, 2008, 12:16:32 am
i think it was either ESPN or Comedy Central (only channels i watch nowadays) and this commercial comes on for some gay dating service.

also, a couple months ago on Comedy central there was a commercial for guys gone wild. now, that commercial was more funny that it was awkward, but the commercial i saw recently was....i unno i guess im just overreacting.



EDIT: found it, twas just like this one

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCcPbDCBaug
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Werechicken on July 04, 2008, 12:49:25 am
If that made you so uncomfortable that you had to change the channel then I would say you're probably a bit homophobic.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Haseri on July 04, 2008, 03:23:47 am
Of cource, there's always the British way. Fake it! (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/7475394.stm)

We don't get adverts like that. Except in papers. And the internet.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Werechicken on July 04, 2008, 05:10:03 am
I can't believe it took just 200 self-righteous tits to get an advert pulled.

I've seen that advert a fair few times and didn't even give it a second thought until I heard about the complaints. I think some people need to remember what century they're living in.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Axelgear on July 04, 2008, 08:37:00 am
There's a ton of dating commercials, gay and straight, that come on some channels around here and it just bugs the daylights out of me... Dating commercials, period, annoy me.

As for getting the advert pulled, they didn't make anyone pull it, they just asked and threatened the loss of their business if they didn't see the company take a direction they preferred. It's how the free market works.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on July 04, 2008, 03:26:21 pm
Suck-ups suck.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Ultramarine on July 04, 2008, 03:35:46 pm
*Leaves room in prompt manner*
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Kratok on July 04, 2008, 03:52:12 pm
I can't find out what our damn instant chat is now.
Damn old people and yer posting.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Ultramarine on July 04, 2008, 03:58:28 pm
Do you have IRC?
If you do the server name changed to DALnet.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: TD Records on July 04, 2008, 05:01:27 pm
People who whine and b*** over the old SPORE(read: the non existent SPORE) and how the new SPORE (the only SPORE) is "kiddie" (It's spelled with a y fartards).
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Tesla on July 05, 2008, 04:13:56 am
Nope, I am pretty sure that's the correct spelling.

But then again I don't think it's a real word.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Plank of Wood on July 05, 2008, 04:16:55 am
People who whine and b*** over the old SPORE(read: the non existent SPORE) and how the new SPORE (the only SPORE) is "kiddie" (It's spelled with a y fartards).

Quite frankly, the only reason I wanted this game is so I could drag dead bodies and make pretty pictures with them. Without that feature the game is now worthless and must be destroyed. ;D
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Haseri on July 05, 2008, 06:30:22 am
MS Word says it is 'kiddie'. So TD Records is wrong 'cause it ain't spelt with a 'y', and Alwayswatching is wrong 'cause it's a real word.  But don't worry, you both get cookies because you learned.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Kratok on July 05, 2008, 07:01:17 am
Stupid learning. >=(
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Person21 on July 05, 2008, 08:27:16 am
Its holiday time again this year! And this year I get dragged to Cyprus, were I get to see the same things that I saw the last two years, moan about how hot it is, swim in a tiny little pool with a lot of interesting characters, who all happen to be dead insects.


Well at lest the internet cafe is well air conditioned and I've got a nice long book to read.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Axelgear on July 05, 2008, 11:30:21 am
I hate news sites that get me reading and leave me unable to ignore some of the darker events going on in the world.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: MetallicDragon on July 05, 2008, 11:31:17 am
My knees and upper back and arms and legs are sore from skiing yesterday. Paainn.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Andrew Ryan on July 05, 2008, 11:32:26 am
I hate site news that gets me reading and makes me completely able to ignore some of the darker events going on in the world.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Axelgear on July 05, 2008, 11:53:44 am
That's either sarcasm or you're a strange individual. I love reading news sites, but it leaves me more than a little perturbed sometimes. Then again, I suppose I could just go ahead and say the world is what I have my gripe with...
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Kenotai on July 05, 2008, 01:13:25 pm
I'm not sure if this qualifies as a gripe but my doctor says I may be developing asthma.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Axelgear on July 05, 2008, 04:33:00 pm
That's not a gripe... That's just sad.... My sympathies.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on July 05, 2008, 05:33:55 pm
Sucks to your ass-mar!
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Andrew Ryan on July 05, 2008, 05:50:30 pm
Lord of the Flies FTW!!!
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on July 07, 2008, 05:49:50 am
I'll preface this by saying that I live in the United States. There's this commercial for McDonald's that really bothers me. It starts off like... "We live in a country where it is perfectly fine to express our views... to share our tastes... to eat chicken for breakfast" at which point they go into a bit about their new chicken sandwich?

I find this insulting, that they would cheapen such an important staple of our culture to advertise their chicken sandwich. It's just annoying I guess, with all the problems in the world, that they casually pass freedom of expression off as a device to move more sandwiches.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Axelgear on July 07, 2008, 07:23:25 am
I would be cheesed off too, but in a way, it's a celebration that Freedom of Speech allows them to do it so blatantly and that Freedom of Conscience lets you not like it, and that Freedom of Expression lets you protest their sandwich by not buying anything from them or writing a letter of complaint.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: HanianKnight on July 07, 2008, 04:29:09 pm
Yeah, I remember that commercial too. It starts off sounding patriotic and you feel inspired to go out and give a dollar to the homeless or whatever, then you get slammed with some lame-ass chicken sandwich.

Still, it's probably a step up from their history of vaguely racist commercials.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Haseri on July 08, 2008, 08:18:45 am
Just be lucky you have patriotic adverts. McDonald's thought it good to have 'Great Tastes of America' for four weeks. I very much doubt the meat came from America. What about the Great Tastes of the United Kingdom?

In fact the only vaguely patriotic advert we ever had, in my memory, was a Kellog's Crunchy Nut advert where they bastardised the Union Jack and the Red Arrows from blue, red and white to yellow black and white.

Actually, there is another advert saying the good things about England. But I forget which brand of alcohol it is.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Tesla on July 08, 2008, 08:24:01 am
Just be lucky you have patriotic adverts. McDonald's thought it good to have 'Great Tastes of America' for four weeks.

We had those in Ireland too.

Those were some good burgers.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Axelgear on July 08, 2008, 09:02:15 am
You live in Ireland? What county? If it's Wicklow, it truly is a small world.

I have a gripe with people who equate Libertarianism with selfishness or moral laxity. What you have a right to do/be is totally different from what it's morally acceptable to do/be.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Tesla on July 08, 2008, 09:19:35 am
Nope, not Wicklow. Why, do you?
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Axelgear on July 08, 2008, 09:37:45 am
No, but I have friends there and I used to hop over there when I visited relatives in England.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Krakow Sam on July 08, 2008, 09:56:31 am
Actually, there is another advert saying the good things about England. But I forget which brand of alcohol it is.

Bulmers cider.

I wouldn't exactly begrudge smacky D's for selling us 'tastes of America', that is where McDonalds and the hamburger both originate. If you really must have patriotic burgers then burger king had that aberdeen angus thing going, though I doubt that'll last long with the looming recession.

Oh noses! Recession on the way!
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Tesla on July 08, 2008, 10:36:51 am
Don't worry, I have enough recession proof goggles for everyone.

KS' has a star on it because it's his birthday!
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Axelgear on July 08, 2008, 10:40:50 am
(http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k48/tenimeart/Funny/goggles-do-nothing.jpg)

Edit: Because I found this one too.

(http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m201/zemyla/goggles.gif)

2nd Edit: Oh, why not, since I found it...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uE9Dgp4zlPg
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on July 08, 2008, 01:50:13 pm
What about the Great Tastes of the United Kingdom?

Error... error... does not compute...
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Kaizer on July 12, 2008, 08:06:03 pm
My newest addition to my many gripes is that when my dad got himself wasted on wine tonight with his girlfriend he decided to force me to stay in our truck because I apparently stepped out of line when I called one of my aunts annoying. I was in the truck for 4 hours.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Gungnir on July 12, 2008, 08:19:44 pm
What the ****? Dude. seriously, is there a way you can like...get rid of your parents? I've heard of children being able to..man, I can't remember the technical term. I think gary coleman did it for monetary reasons..

That seems so..stupid.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Kaizer on July 12, 2008, 08:21:22 pm
I got a ride home from my sister my dad is still over there....just waiting for him to get home so he can yell at me some more





but whatever......It's been going on since I was young. I'm used to it....
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Gungnir on July 12, 2008, 08:29:39 pm
I completely understand your avatar. And I really hope you find a way to...I dunno, solve your problems.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Yuu on July 12, 2008, 09:30:14 pm
Yeah.. Hold on there, Kaizer. At least your sister doesn't do stuff like that, right? :-\

Nevertheless, hold on there. Just a little longer.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Axelgear on July 13, 2008, 09:53:03 am
I have a gripe with the people who waited so long to confirm a Bioshock 2.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Gorman Conall on July 13, 2008, 06:34:47 pm
My gripe is i have been running in to a lot of my old friends lately.

Most of them younger then me (I'm 19) so most of them range from 15 to 18.

9 out of 10 them have year or two year old baby's....

Man i really do fear for this worlds future sometimes....

Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Ultramarine on July 13, 2008, 07:42:45 pm
Don't sweat it Gorman, just worry about yourself <.<
As long as you wear the ol-*continues in safe sex lecture*you'll do fine.

As for Kaizer, WHAT THAT HELL?!?!
Seriously, I'm willing to adopt you at this point O.o.

...Jesus
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Andrew Ryan on July 13, 2008, 07:49:15 pm
I second that notion! Kaizer, nobody should have to go through what your going through.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Axelgear on July 13, 2008, 09:53:25 pm
Out of curiousity, why would they want to yell at you? Do they drink, are they just naturally aggressive, do you do things that annoy them, etc.?
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: PikMini on July 29, 2008, 07:02:01 pm
I hate cell phones, stupid cell phone ring tone commercials, texting, annoying ring tones that get played everyday in school by idiots because they did not set it on vibrate, people who are on the phone while driving, especially girls who bedazzle their cell phones, people who text other people who are right beside them, and low quality videos recorded on cell phones.


I think that cell phones are pointless, and yeah the reason i'm mad is because an idiot drove into someone at our school, and broke his legs some time ago..

(driver was on his cell phone texting)

ima go watch House now


Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Gunner on July 29, 2008, 07:03:47 pm
...
That's cool.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Daxx on July 29, 2008, 07:05:44 pm
This should really have gone in the Gripe Thread.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: SmileyMan on July 30, 2008, 01:40:43 am
I hate cell phones, stupid cell phone ring tone commercials, texting, annoying ring tones that get played everyday in school by idiots because they did not set it on vibrate, people who are on the phone while driving, especially girls who bedazzle their cell phones, people who text other people who are right beside them, and low quality videos recorded on cell phones.


I think that cell phones are pointless, and yeah the reason i'm mad is because an idiot drove into someone at our school, and broke his legs some time ago..

(driver was on his cell phone texting)

ima go watch House now



Well **** YOU TOO.
j/k
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Werechicken on July 30, 2008, 02:58:25 am
I'm finding the add at the bottom of this page somewhat ironic.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Veraal on July 30, 2008, 06:04:16 am
stupid cell phone commercials are stupid.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Doctor Z on July 30, 2008, 07:35:29 pm
>_>

Writers Block.

Blegh.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Gorman Conall on July 30, 2008, 09:38:22 pm
Every time i find a great online game the community ruins it for me. Heres the latest case.

Me and my girlfriend game together over LAN. We are on the same network and have a very good ISP.

We play countless games online From WoW, guilds, city of heroes, company of heroes, and a ton more. We don't lag on any of those.

We found this great free game called Rakion. Its quite fun..but it shows your Ping/MS. Now our computers are side by side and i can easeily tell if one of us were to lag and just like every other game we don't.

But when we gain an upper hand on other players they see our MS claim lag and then boot us. As far as i know theres not a damn thing i can do about it. So theres another game i have to kiss goodbye because of the community.

So far low intelligence community's have driven me away from.

Lost planet colonies edition.
World of warcraft
Savage 2
Grand theft auto 4
Rakion

All for different reasons...
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Interrobang on July 30, 2008, 09:53:27 pm
Why do people put raisins in everything. Raisins are the terrorists of food!

Oatmeal cookies = :D

Oatmeal Raisin cookies = :(
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on July 30, 2008, 09:55:32 pm
I totally agree on the oatmeal cookie bit; however, raisins are awesome in other stuff... like rice pudding.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Andrew Ryan on July 30, 2008, 10:21:40 pm
My gripe is that I have this absolutely horrible skin condition behind my right ear. The skin there is half the time scaly flecks of peeling skin and half the time liquid puss which I have to wipe with a tissue every now and then to prevent it from oozing down my neck. To make a long story short it's gross, it sticks to my hair, and worst of all I'm afraid it might lead to an infection. And yes I have been to a skin doctor about it but that was before it got this bad.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: eropS on July 30, 2008, 10:34:44 pm
God i hate it when people tell gross crap over the internet.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Doctor Z on July 30, 2008, 10:57:47 pm
I almost threw up...

Anyway, dude...

...


Before it got this bad?

Then check him now, now that it's AFTER it got that bad.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Mr. Consideration on July 31, 2008, 01:03:33 am
Post.

This is exactly why on 95% of Mulitplayer games I only play with my friends; Communities are always made up of jackasses.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Hammerman58 on July 31, 2008, 02:11:36 am
Im tired of bears. Two days ago almost hit a bear on the way to town and again yesterday coming home from work. Im afraid they might try a steal my picnic baskets.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: LadyM on July 31, 2008, 06:01:45 am
My gripe is when people try to cram so much text, quotes and a picture in their signature, then put it all on top of each other with spaces in between so the whole signature is huge. Come on, you don't need that much text and keep it together so it doesn't get so big. We do have rules you know. ;)
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Legodragonxp on July 31, 2008, 06:24:34 am
Mobile devices in general are my gripe. Cell phones, pagers, crackberries, etc... There should be a law... oh wait...

http://wcco.com/local/text.messaging.law.2.784230.html
DWT Driving While Texting now punishable

So if I combine this with the other headlines from my area...

"Police raid wrong house trying to stop teens from texting and stop major drug distribution ring."

-Lego

Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Mr. Consideration on July 31, 2008, 06:58:07 am
New Search Engines that have the arrogance to call themselves 'Google Killer'.

Particularly when they're Cuil, which is awful...not to mention impossible to pronounce. (Is it Quill? Cool? Co-eel?)

Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Gungnir on July 31, 2008, 08:00:03 am
Why do people put raisins in everything. Raisins are the terrorists of food!

Oatmeal cookies = :D

Oatmeal Raisin cookies = :(

You are totally wrong. My brothers hate raisins in food, but I love em. That pisses me off, because I get less food with raisins in them, because half are non raisin.

Oh, Lego, I have a story bout that....well, probably it's a common occurrence. A guy going 50 in a 20 MPH zone (on school campus) ran into the back of the driver ed teacher's car (which was stopped) while he was texting.


Luckily the guy and the teacher were fine. Car wasn't though.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Ultramarine on July 31, 2008, 08:47:44 am
I love oatmeal raisin cookies, they're better than chocolate chip IMO.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Darth Grievi on July 31, 2008, 10:33:08 am
I'll eat either, as long as they're chewy.

I refuse to eat raisins by themselves, though.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Interrobang on August 06, 2008, 12:54:47 pm
So I have this strawberry lemonade from this place and it's good but it has a ton of strawberries in it.

It's like, I want to drink a liquid not suck up soggy strawberry guts through a straw.

Really just ruins the experience.

Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Darth Grievi on August 06, 2008, 12:57:15 pm
I know!

I went to this resteraunt and ordered their strawberry lemonade... and it had such a bitter aftertaste that it made me gag. :P
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Interrobang on August 06, 2008, 01:00:37 pm
No it's not that the lemonade part is fine it's just that if I don't like my orange juice with pulp why would I like my strawberry lemonade with nasty old strawberry chunks in it?

Strawberries by themselves are the bomb though.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Darth Grievi on August 06, 2008, 01:15:28 pm
Yeah... I can't have just one of those little guys. I usually take out a dozen in one sitting. :D

Anyway, new gripe.

My sister has problems at school, namely not doing her homework. This isn't anything new, and has been going on for the last four years. The first three of those years, my dad had her carry around a daily planner and had the teacher sign it everyday. This did absolutely nothing, and actually ended up driving her grades down from C's to D's and F's. She flunked out on tests and classwork, once her strong point. She was constantly thinking about having the teacher sign the planner so she wouldn't forget, which distracted her in class. She knew our dad would be very angry if she even missed one signature, so se obsessed over it.

My dad finally gave up on this and just let her do as she wanted last year. Her grades rose back to C's. However, she is still occasionally forgetting to do projects untill the last minute and the occasional piece of homework.

Now, my dad wants to have her start signing the planner again, which pisses me off. He's allready tried it for three years, and SHE FAILED THOSE THREE YEARS! Why can't he see this is not a good idea?
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Veraal on August 06, 2008, 01:31:21 pm
why don't you tell him?
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Darth Grievi on August 06, 2008, 01:33:37 pm
I tried. He said she needed help remembering, and that this was the best way to do it.

He also believes she is ditching school and that she is lying if there is no/easy homework that day. :-\

He does the same thing so me.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Andrew Ryan on August 06, 2008, 01:36:46 pm
I tried. He said she needed help remembering, and that this was the best way to do it.

He also believes she is ditching school and that she is lying if there is no/easy homework that day. :-\

He does the same thing so me.

Yay no, she could just simply be a chronic procrastinator and put off stuff to the last minute...

Like I usually do...
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Darth Grievi on August 06, 2008, 01:48:54 pm
I believe she is too.

I'd also like to know how a pre-teen is supposed to ditch school when the campus is regualrly patroled and surrounded by a seven-foot high fence. :-\

My dad thinks I ditch school as well when the teacher marks me absent by mistake. He doesn't seem to realise that teachers can make mistakes and automatically believes them over me, even when I have evidence to the contrary. Actually, come to think of it, he thinks that 90% of what I say is complete BS, even with substantial evidence to the contrary.

According to him, I...

1. Do every drug under the sun.
2. Purposely fail/do poorly on certain assignments.
3. Have had sex numerous times.
4. Regularly ditch school.
5. Lie to him at every opprotunity.
6. Taught my sister to cuss. (using several foul words himself as he says this...)
7. Am a chronic hard core "Gamer".
8. Should be in college right now.

Oddly enough, he fluctuates between calling me a juvinile deliquent and a savant. :-\
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Andrew Ryan on August 06, 2008, 01:51:43 pm
Well look on the bright side, at least only one of the things he said is true.  :P
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Krakow Sam on August 06, 2008, 01:52:57 pm
Yeah, stop doing drugs Grievi.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Darth Grievi on August 06, 2008, 02:03:05 pm
And somehow, he is a better guardian than my mother (whom he treats exactly the same way, only with far less "savant" and more beatings and threats, which is why they divorced in the first place.)

Oh yes... It all came to a head when he tried to make my mom rob from her company. She's working the late shift with her boss, cleaning up the store, when my dad comes and starts banging on the door, yelling for her to come out with all the money in the cash register, or else. After her boss threatens to call the cops, he finally retreats back home.

My mom gets fired, he gets slapped with a restraining order, and thus it begins.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Ultramarine on August 06, 2008, 02:06:03 pm
Tough situation Grievi, I feel for you and your sis :(

No offense or anything but your dad has to stop being a bastard and start being a better father.
Yeah his life from what I'm hearing is tough but that's no excuse for what he's been accusing you and your sister of anything.

If you can, try and talk to him about this, if he bothers listening to you.

Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Interrobang on August 06, 2008, 02:06:58 pm
Maybe try telling her that unless she gets an education she'll end up working for minimum wage at a fast food chain, barely getting by. As the years go by, her youthful appearance will be permanently gone, and no man will want to be with her. She'll eventually get promoted to assistant manager of the fast food place, move into a slightly better apartment with her 3 cats, and live the rest of her years alone.

Or y'know, do your homework.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Veraal on August 06, 2008, 05:03:42 pm
well... at least... your head isn't constantly on fire!





 :-\
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Rct2mad on August 06, 2008, 05:07:16 pm
****ing computer monitors.
>:(
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Andrew Ryan on August 06, 2008, 05:17:16 pm
Did yours break or explode?
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Ultramarine on August 06, 2008, 05:24:07 pm
If it exploded he wouldn't be online telling us :D

Btw Rct, there's a language filter instead of doing it yourself.
Looks sort of silly.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Rct2mad on August 07, 2008, 09:29:06 am
Did yours break or explode?
No it just made my eyes hurt last night ::)
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Ultramarine on August 07, 2008, 09:35:51 am
Either you were sitting too close of you were on too long.
Remember your limits Rct.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Veraal on August 07, 2008, 10:54:24 am
you should take a 15 minute break after one hour or something.

i wonder who actually does that.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Ultramarine on August 07, 2008, 12:36:38 pm
That usually applies to video games, as I can last on my computer for nearly the whole day without tiring.

You get used to it I guess :P, but I suggest Rct you take mine and Veraals advice when you start to feel it. Breaks are good for everyone.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: FROMAN on August 07, 2008, 02:09:20 pm
well if your monitor has a low refresh rate that would be happening i guess
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Rct2mad on August 07, 2008, 02:45:15 pm
That usually applies to video games, as I can last on my computer for nearly the whole day without tiring.

You get used to it I guess :P, but I suggest Rct you take mine and Veraals advice when you start to feel it. Breaks are good for everyone.
Lol, I did that today and went outside, only to walk out and see half the sky was red! ::)
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Doctor Z on August 07, 2008, 02:50:11 pm
.... Was it dusk?


>_>
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Rct2mad on August 07, 2008, 02:58:37 pm
No its nightime! Really freaked me out that did, and it wasn't a problem with my eyes either. Creepy.
Also I saw over 20 flashes of lightning but no thunder ...
I think it's the apocalypse!! :o
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Ultramarine on August 07, 2008, 03:07:07 pm
Well the sky looks red at times usually if there's a sufficient amount of light pollution, cloudy night, or any other atmospheric phenomena.

The flashes happen sometimes, mostly after looking at an object for far too long; mind you digital.
I wouldn't worry about it too much, besides the Apocalypse isn't for another 4 years >.>
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Andrew Ryan on August 07, 2008, 03:55:11 pm
... or if you believe in science another 4 billion years.  ;)
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Rct2mad on August 07, 2008, 04:30:06 pm
Naah, I think I prefer 4 years ;)
And the flashes were real, the whole sky was lighting up, and at different places too. Seems like I'm surrounded by thunderstorms!
Also I doubt it's pollution, at least of an industrial kind. I'm in the middle of the countryside here!
But it was creepy ::)
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Putspooza on February 14, 2009, 09:17:43 am
I hate threads that try to counter other threads  >:(  ;)
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Haseri on February 14, 2009, 09:19:59 am
10 points to whoever posts a picture of Francis...
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Gorman Conall on February 14, 2009, 09:23:04 am
Funny..but its pretty much the same as the gripe thread that's buried here somewhere.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Mae on February 14, 2009, 09:23:48 am
(http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s258/MaeReborn/FrancisValentinesday.jpg)

Ask and ye shall recieve.



I hate chicks who have archery tournements on valentines day.... so lonely.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Putspooza on February 14, 2009, 09:26:45 am
Funny..but its pretty much the same as the gripe thread that's buried here somewhere.
Bah, and I thought I was original.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Plank of Wood on February 14, 2009, 09:27:18 am
I hate how my body isn't quick enough to turn on the shower and get my arm out without getting it wet.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Putspooza on February 14, 2009, 09:29:14 am
I hate how UFO king ripped off this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHg5SJYRHA0) part of my sig
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Andrew Ryan on February 14, 2009, 12:17:56 pm
I hate my mother, she's a complete and utter lunatic in the body of a 50 year old *****.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Raz on February 14, 2009, 12:26:36 pm
I hate haters, therefore I also hate myself.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Brandonazz on February 14, 2009, 12:28:38 pm
I hate all generalizations.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Veraal on February 14, 2009, 12:46:01 pm
What the hell?

Why would you go and make an emotional/angst thread?
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Gunner on February 14, 2009, 01:02:16 pm
(http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k285/Gunneroid/indiana_jones_temple_of_doom.jpg)
I hate snakes... I just hate them.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Andrew Ryan on February 14, 2009, 01:10:56 pm
(http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n97/NobaFett/snakes.jpg)

I hate snakes... on a plane...
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Ultimatum on February 14, 2009, 01:40:37 pm
I hate this thread.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Yuu on February 14, 2009, 02:09:00 pm
I hate my class. :(
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Brandonazz on February 14, 2009, 02:11:51 pm
This seems like something that belongs in forum games.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Ultimatum on February 14, 2009, 02:12:34 pm
or it can be merged with the Gripe thread  :)
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Ultramarine on February 14, 2009, 02:13:26 pm
^ I'm liking both suggestions.

Also I hate what society has become; it's disgusting how this world has become so materialistic.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: LadyM on February 14, 2009, 02:21:57 pm
Funny..but its pretty much the same as the gripe thread that's buried here somewhere.
Bah, and I thought I was original.
It's not original when you just copied the love thread which was the result of a spin off.
Merged with the gripe thread.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on February 14, 2009, 08:57:28 pm
Hey, again I hate it when people decide to do publicly what they should be reporting privately.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Grazony on February 14, 2009, 09:22:47 pm
I hate when people get mad over a great football(or other sports) game just cause their team didn't win.


Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Cobra on February 14, 2009, 10:00:25 pm
(http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s258/MaeReborn/FrancisValentinesday.jpg)


I hate how people steal the picture I created... or do I love attention hmmm.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Andrew Ryan on February 14, 2009, 10:04:19 pm
I dare you to post that on 4chan...

Btw, I hate 4chan.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Yuu on February 14, 2009, 10:09:43 pm
I hate the government.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Inkling on February 14, 2009, 10:31:10 pm
And your government hates you.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Yuu on March 16, 2009, 09:52:18 pm
I hate jumpers. :(

The powerline parasite kind. The teleporting ones are awesomesauce.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Andrew Ryan on March 16, 2009, 09:56:45 pm
I hate internet fades. Most of them are actually quite stupid.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Grazony on March 17, 2009, 11:33:08 am
I hate photoshop.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: SBD on March 18, 2009, 12:52:52 am
I stepped in fresh gum today. I hate chewing gum.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: B.A.S. on March 18, 2009, 02:50:33 pm
I hate my cellphone
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Dwight on March 18, 2009, 04:40:00 pm
I hate extremists who support gun control.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: FROMAN on March 18, 2009, 05:25:07 pm
i hate lumpy pillows
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: UFO King on March 18, 2009, 05:34:21 pm
I hate ignorant people.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Xeno264 on March 18, 2009, 10:22:06 pm
I hate it when I get all excited 'cause I think it's Friday afternoon and it's only Thursday...
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Great Distance on March 20, 2009, 01:06:44 pm
I hate it when your bank card suddenly stops working for no apparent reason and you have to waste time to sort it all out.

I hate it when things don't go the way you planned and you have to go through some extra trouble for it.

I hate it when things seem to get all too much complicated.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Haseri on March 20, 2009, 01:22:44 pm
I hate it when teachers take away the group's catapault and water balloons just because we were firing blindly. We didn't hit anyone, I don't think.

I hate walking home alone because the two people I usually walk home with are on bikes/leave without me.

I hate the little voice in my head that tells me they don't want to walk home with me.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Tesla on March 20, 2009, 01:36:55 pm
I hate stubborn people who still hold on to their childish opinions and get incredibly defensive when you disagree with them.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Ultramarine on March 20, 2009, 02:11:08 pm
^ My girlfriend ._.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Ultimatum on March 20, 2009, 02:13:15 pm
I really hate mouth ulcers.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Andrew Ryan on March 20, 2009, 03:18:04 pm
I hate the pain in my achillies heel that won't seem to go away no matter how much Asprin or painkillers I take.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Gorman Conall on March 20, 2009, 03:18:59 pm
I hate the society we have here in America.

We have the wrong ideas about what it means to grow up and what is appropriate to wear and do for fun here.

I like the way England is much better, Despite that i do love my country, But we are overdue for some changes in what people believe is the norm for behavior.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Person21 on March 20, 2009, 04:20:17 pm
I hate the society we have here in America.

We have the wrong ideas about what it means to grow up and what is appropriate to wear and do for fun here.

I like the way England is much better, Despite that i do love my country, But we are overdue for some changes in what people believe is the norm for behavior.

Just out of curiosity, in what way is England better than America?
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Gunner on March 20, 2009, 08:54:11 pm
I hate the society we have here in America.

We have the wrong ideas about what it means to grow up and what is appropriate to wear and do for fun here.

I like the way England is much better, Despite that i do love my country, But we are overdue for some changes in what people believe is the norm for behavior.
I feel the same way, minus the England part. Really, all of this seems to be more widespread, like throughout all the 'western' countries. Degradation of morals/honor/trust. It sucks, but its life.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Raz on March 20, 2009, 08:55:00 pm
What is so bad about society?
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: SBD on March 20, 2009, 09:07:23 pm
Are you kidding me? You think there's nothing wrong with society?
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Andrew Ryan on March 20, 2009, 09:08:32 pm
Then again, you think there's nothing right with it?
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Raz on March 20, 2009, 09:09:13 pm
Well, some things aren't totally right, but most of the stuff I just figure its their choice to continue the way they are. A lot of it is simply human choice, something that shouldn't be interfered with.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Tesla on March 21, 2009, 02:23:15 pm
People using the pronoun "we," when referring to their local sports team. What, "they" not good enough for ya? If you're not playing, it's not grammatically correct.

Those jerks. Think they're so great...
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Cobra on March 21, 2009, 06:24:33 pm
But my cheering the team on from my own lounge room as I watched the replay 3 hours after the game is what got us over line.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Dwight on March 22, 2009, 06:17:59 pm
I hate people who use british slang who are not british.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Andrew Ryan on March 22, 2009, 06:53:44 pm
I hate hypocrites.

Dwight: Oh piss off you wanker!
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Daxx on March 23, 2009, 06:13:00 am
I hate extremists who support gun control.

Troll bait, I know, but my gripe is this - or, rather, people who actually don't understand what they're saying when they spout off on political issues.

People who support gun control are no more extremists than people who support gun legalisation. Furthermore, there are whole shades of grey in "gun control", unless you believe that owning assault rifles, RPG launchers and cruise missiles is absolutely fine. If anything, believing that all gun control is bad is the extremist position.

It's like calling socialism "extremist" despite the fact that there are a whole lot of socialist countries, who are also doing quite well with that system of government; and most people who say they hate socialism would run crying if the state-provided services they're used to collapsed overnight.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Xenomorph on March 23, 2009, 10:21:05 am
God i wish night goggles weren't so god damn expensive! >:(
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Dwight on March 23, 2009, 01:07:36 pm
My little brother has some toy ones that actually work.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on March 24, 2009, 05:49:30 pm
I feel as if I've mentioned this one before but I've got a real problem with the people that think that a yield sign is the same thing as a stop sign.

The road we were merging onto was perfectly clear, not a car in sight, and the guy in front of me comes to a dead stop at the yield sign. So now I've got to brake hard, the guy behind me has to brake hard, and the guy behind him has to brake hard. Thank goodness we were all going slow anyway (we all at least knew that much about the sign). Maybe I shouldn't have anticipated so much from the driver in front of me but still. We all took the test and passed so we should all know what the sign means.

Yield signs ARE NOT the same as stop signs.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Andrew Ryan on March 24, 2009, 06:15:22 pm
Don't they mean yield to oncoming traffic or something like that?

Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on March 24, 2009, 06:22:12 pm
You see yield signs on most onramps and on some offramps. In this case I was on an offramp merging onto a two lane road. When you near the sign you're supposed to slow down and check to see if there is any traffic heading toward you on the road you're about to merge onto. If there is traffic coming you stop and let them pass because they have the right-of-way. Then you wait until the road is clear, merge, and continue on your way. If there is no traffic you are free to continue on and merge without any trouble. You should still slow down though so that you have enough time to make sure the road is clear.

In my case the road was clear and the guy came to a full stop.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Null on March 24, 2009, 06:24:06 pm
(http://media.nationalsafetycommission.com/signs-small/yellow/dip.gif)
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Dwight on March 24, 2009, 07:01:15 pm
(http://i579.photobucket.com/albums/ss234/Irishspartan/Yeld_Sign.jpg)
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Null on March 24, 2009, 07:12:22 pm
Nope. You fail.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Andrew Ryan on March 24, 2009, 07:23:52 pm
I feel as if I've mentioned this one before but I've got a real problem with the people that think that a yield sign is the same thing as a stop sign.

The road we were merging onto was perfectly clear, not a car in sight, and the guy in front of me comes to a dead stop at the yield sign. So now I've got to brake hard, the guy behind me has to brake hard, and the guy behind him has to brake hard. Thank goodness we were all going slow anyway (we all at least knew that much about the sign). Maybe I shouldn't have anticipated so much from the driver in front of me but still. We all took the test and passed so we should all know what the sign means.

Yield signs ARE NOT the same as stop signs.

Be thinkful you don't live where I live, drivers are really dumb here and this type of thing all the time. Speaking of which, I hate it that although they banned cellphone use in cars they weren't smart enough to ban texting too. So now, every time I'm going down the freeway I'm seeing some dumbass slow down our whole lane because he's texting his damn friend! Argh, it's so frustrating sometimes that things can become slow for such a trivial reason.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Gungnir on March 24, 2009, 07:26:51 pm
Be happy this isn't your issue, andrew.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hk6MJs79zLs

Speaking of drivers...no one (ok, maybe 1 in every 6 people) here seems to use turn signals. I find this irksome. Quite irksome. Is this universal or just the area I'm from?
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: eropS on March 24, 2009, 07:29:42 pm
Dude that guy is a total BA
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Yuu on March 25, 2009, 01:08:32 am
All of you got it easy, actually.

Spend a day or two driving in my city, or better yet, ride a jeepney, preferrably the ones with a driver that just finished taking crack (no seriously, there are a lot of those down here).
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Tesla on March 25, 2009, 07:53:26 am
I was saw a guy having a... hand shandy in his car whilst driving.

Yeah.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Axelgear on March 25, 2009, 09:27:52 am
You could see far worse things, my friend. Far, far worse things.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Plank of Wood on March 25, 2009, 09:40:51 am
Most people assume that they are invisble inside their car.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Inkling on March 25, 2009, 10:35:04 am
Yield means Yield! *rage*

Be thinkful you don't live where I live, drivers are really dumb here and this type of thing all the time. Speaking of which, I hate it that although they banned cellphone use in cars they weren't smart enough to ban texting too. So now, every time I'm going down the freeway I'm seeing some dumbass slow down our whole lane because he's texting his damn friend! Argh, it's so frustrating sometimes that things can become slow for such a trivial reason.

I would think that banning cell phone usage would include a ban on texting, seeing as you use your phone to text...
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Andrew Ryan on March 25, 2009, 03:17:46 pm
Well, it isn't so much a ban on phone usage as it is a ban on hands on phone usage. Things like hands free voice head sets are still good though.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Cobra on March 25, 2009, 03:29:20 pm
I wasn't aware it was possible to do hands free texting.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Kenotai on March 25, 2009, 03:43:38 pm
Phantom Hourglass's repetition was brutal.  I went: on to the next island, return to the temple of the ocean king, get a map, travel there, return to the temple of the ocean king and so on.  It was like this for the Metroid DS.  Needless to say, this will more than likely be a clone of Phantom Hourglass, but with trains.  I mean, conducting looked exactly the same as sailing.  I don't want it, all expectations for future Zelda games with this link has gone down the toilet.  Wind Waker's sailing was good, I liked the large ocean, and it wasn't like it was boring to sail.  But it was boring in Phantom Hourglass.  Not to mention the dialogue in Phantom Hourglass was cheesy at best, and the plot tacked on, since all it was was a shiny presentation of using the touch screen to move around.



In response to the new game.  I think the premise of a steam-punk esque Zelda is ridiculous.  It deviates so much from the Zelda "feel".  However, the handheld games all seem to end the same way, with the island/world fading away, so Hyrule/The Great Sea probably is still at the same low tech.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Kaizer on March 25, 2009, 07:17:53 pm
Gripe 1: I'm too lazy to update or draw anything for the internet

Gripe 2: What the hell is with this stupid game everybody is playing at my school where they do some stupid hand sign and if you look you do push ups? Gets bloody annoying when they keep saying "do a push up lawls" when I'm studying for my french finals
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on March 25, 2009, 08:09:12 pm
If you look at the hand sign you have to do push ups? In my school when you looked you got punched.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Cobra on March 25, 2009, 08:20:27 pm
If they insist on telling you to do push ups tell them you have a hand gesture of your own for them. I think we can all work out what it is.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Raz on March 25, 2009, 08:21:53 pm
In Patman's school, I would be black and bruised, because I can't help but look at stuff like that.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Andrew Ryan on March 25, 2009, 08:27:59 pm
Man, it sounds like your high school sucks!
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Axelgear on March 27, 2009, 11:40:02 am
I have a gripe with PETA. Again.

I joined their forum to try and get some reason and logical debate. I wanted to try and understand their point of view. After all, if you just blithely insult people and make no attempt to understand their point of view, you're a bigot.

In under 20 minutes, all my posts were deleted, along with my account.

“He that will not reason is a bigot; he that cannot reason is a fool; he that dares not reason is a slave” - William Drummond.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Didero on March 27, 2009, 11:47:04 am
You know what's annoying, and completely useless? A lot of modern games do it. You start it up, either watch or skip the intro movies, and then you get a screen with "Press Enter to continue", or some variation. Why?! It's the only thing you can do, and the fact I start up the game should be a clear indication I want to reach the main menu. I can't think of any reason why you would put a screen like that in.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Axelgear on March 27, 2009, 11:52:19 am
I think it's so that people who press Start or whatever to skip the intro screens don't accidentally keep pressing it right into an accidental New Game. Sort of a protective extra layer. It's why it's only in console games, not in PC ones.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Didero on March 27, 2009, 11:54:24 am
A lot of PC games have it too these days.
And the problem of pressing Enter or Escape to skip the intros and then accidentally starting the game or quitting it, respectively, can be easily solved by building in a small period where keypresses don't do anything when you reach the main menu after having skipped the intro movies
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Inkling on March 27, 2009, 12:02:38 pm
I have a gripe with PETA. Again.

I joined their forum to try and get some reason and logical debate. I wanted to try and understand their point of view. After all, if you just blithely insult people and make no attempt to understand their point of view, you're a bigot.

In under 20 minutes, all my posts were deleted, along with my account.

“He that will not reason is a bigot; he that cannot reason is a fool; he that dares not reason is a slave” - William Drummond.

I think I found the problem.  Though that does sound like a fun way to kill half an hour.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Axelgear on March 27, 2009, 12:05:08 pm
Sadly, as I said, they didn't really respond. I got one response, then everything went poof.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Daxx on March 27, 2009, 12:52:48 pm
What exactly did you ask? PETA are notorious for not tolerating anything that even looks like it could be trying to get a rise from their members (i.e. anything they don't agree with).
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Haseri on March 27, 2009, 12:56:48 pm
Judging from Axel's gripe, an intelligent conversation.

Unless it was:

NOM NOM NOM, MEAT IS TEH ROXXORS


I never was any good at internet slang. I'll think I'll just stay with my weird mix of RP and West Country.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Andrew Ryan on March 27, 2009, 04:49:51 pm
I hate the news sometimes...

Quote from:  The Associated Press
He is survived by his wife, Sherry, and 3-year-old daughter, Ayla.

G-G-G-GRAMMER RAPE!!!

Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Axelgear on March 27, 2009, 04:51:39 pm
What exactly did you ask? PETA are notorious for not tolerating anything that even looks like it could be trying to get a rise from their members (i.e. anything they don't agree with).

It was a response to someone else's thread asking a question that I was actually very intent on having answered: What does PETA think about animals eating other animals?

I stated four things and asked for responses. I don't recall them all but I do remember them including statements that some primates are known to eat meat (And even cannibalize their own species if they're from another clan), that evidence suggests human brains grew in size due to a high protein diet of cooked meat, and that PETA considers murdering an animal a moral evil but makes no comments regarding animals that eat meat. PETA, you see, says in their FAQ that humans should "learn from their primate cousins" that eat mostly fruit.

I asked them for answers regarding these things and I was plainly told "Go read the FAQ".

I also posted in a topic about beekeepers, and said I don't see the harm since beekeepers care for their bees and bees don't need all the honey they produce (Since a teaspoon could give a bee the energy to fly around the planet).

Civility is something I like to maintain in a debate, so I tried to avoid editorializing in my posts. Were the posts not deleted, I'd link you to them but, were that the case, I'd not have a gripe.



NOM NOM NOM, MEAT IS TEH ROXXORS

Actually, I will confess I have a bad history with PETA. On seeing a protest of theirs downtown (Protesting synthetic fur for "perpetuating the culture of fur-wearing"), I immediately rushed into the nearest McDonalds, bought a cheeseburger, and stood in front of them while eating it.

G-G-G-GRAMMER RAPE!!!

... How is that incorrect again?
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Null on March 27, 2009, 04:52:40 pm
I have a gripe with PETA. Again.

I joined their forum to try and get some reason and logical debate.

I am afraid you failed before you even made your first post in that regard then. PETA is nuts, as are you to try such things as reason or logic there.  ;)

  . After all, if you just blithely insult people and make no attempt to understand their point of view, you're a bigot.


I thought you supported all of our rights to be bigots? 
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Andrew Ryan on March 27, 2009, 05:06:34 pm
G-G-G-GRAMMER RAPE!!!

... How is that incorrect again?

*Facepalm*
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Axelgear on March 27, 2009, 05:13:38 pm
Andrew, saying that someone is survived by someone is a very common usage of the term. It doesn't seem incorrect to me.

I thought you supported all of our rights to be bigots? 

I do. I also support your right to wrap yourself in a sheet, running down the street yelling "I'm Archimedes and the Pope's as big as Ireland!" as a protest against the unfair treatment of workers in New Guinea. I just don't exactly consider it a logical thing to do. As Voltaire said, "I may not agree with what you say but I'll defend to the death your right to say it."
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Null on March 27, 2009, 05:17:07 pm

I do. I also support your right to wrap yourself in a sheet, running down the street yelling "I'm Archimedes and the Pope's as big as Ireland!" as a protest against the unfair treatment of workers in New Guinea.

Oh, good. The police weren't nearly as understanding. Or perhaps it was because the sheet was the only thing I was wearing.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on March 27, 2009, 05:28:24 pm
Now I swear Andrew used to be able to use English properly... I think I remember when he first joined how I was happy that we had someone that knew their stuff. Now all he does is go around telling me how he's going to "ripe you're throat out and leave it their for all to see".
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Andrew Ryan on March 27, 2009, 05:32:00 pm
God damn it it doesn't sound right! It just doesn't!

*Goes back to reading poetry*
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Axelgear on March 27, 2009, 05:35:25 pm
God damn it it doesn't sound right! It just doesn't!

Commas get angry when you forget them.  ;D

Irony police shall be coming soon, I swear!
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Veraal on March 27, 2009, 05:37:04 pm
The only thing worse than a grammar nazi, is a failing grammar nazi.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Andrew Ryan on March 27, 2009, 05:46:33 pm
*Cries silently*
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Doctor Z on March 27, 2009, 06:05:06 pm
Stop rapin' the forum with your picky detailism, ya bastard.

You're bloody lucky this place has got so many people who DO speak with something resembling proper english.

gtfo nub
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Andrew Ryan on March 27, 2009, 06:13:36 pm
(http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z93/shakira858/spEP912--Trapped_in_the_Closet--3.jpg)

SO I PULL OUT MY GUN!!!
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on March 27, 2009, 07:00:45 pm
Ah Jesus he's got the gun again!
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Inkling on March 27, 2009, 08:01:33 pm
Good grief, might want to take it down a notch or two in this thread.  Nothing has been raped, calm down.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: LadyM on March 31, 2009, 12:50:32 pm
I hate when you take your dog to the groomer and you haven't done it in a year only to find out the owner died last June and no one told me. :\ 
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: munchkin5 on March 31, 2009, 12:53:49 pm
tell me about it...
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: gec05 on March 31, 2009, 02:43:27 pm
I usually go to my local PetSmart to groom my dog.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Cobra on March 31, 2009, 02:45:41 pm
Usually I just get a dog that requires very little grooming.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Skyward on March 31, 2009, 02:52:08 pm
yeah, our dogs have very short hairs, probably an inch at the most, and the other (same breed) is practically bald due to poor skin genetics.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: LadyM on March 31, 2009, 07:24:30 pm
It wasn't really grooming, just a bath and to cut her nails.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Inkling on March 31, 2009, 07:36:05 pm
I just don't like not being told about stuff in general.  Like when I was talking to a friend and she mentioned running into a girl we had gone to high school with.

"Oh, how's she doing?"
"She's doing great.  She's got dredlocks now.  Oh yeah, and she's married."
"WHAT?"
"Yeah, she's been married for like a year."
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Snork on April 01, 2009, 03:29:32 am
On the topic of women:
One thing that ticks me off here in Egypt is the fact that 95% of all the women I see are wearing hjabs, while we men get to walk around shirtless and such.
I don't mind them really, but this one fact really makes me sick:
I really hopr this aint true, but I hear not wearing those rags is a sin.
? what?!
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Yuu on April 01, 2009, 03:38:49 am
Egypt does have a very high amount of Islamic citizens.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Axelgear on April 01, 2009, 06:49:23 am
I know a lot of Muslim women who don't wear hijabs. Interestingly enough, the hijab has no real religious reasoning behind it. The Qur'an states that men are supposed to talk to the wives of Mohammad behind a veil (Hijab). It's only in later books that clothing and modesty laws come into it.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Doctor Z on April 01, 2009, 07:06:43 am
I think it came because of the high risk of sunstroke in the Arabic regions.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Yuu on April 01, 2009, 07:19:00 am
I think the wearing of veils has something to do with some Islamic groups' interpretation of the OT verse that in a way says that "women should be covered, while men uncovered."

I read it somewhere, I'm not just sure where. :-/


I do know some Muslims who don't wear veils (my prof and one of my classmates). Same case for my acquaintances and friends back in highschool and elementary. :)
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Inkling on April 01, 2009, 08:30:33 am
It would depend on who you ask, but most people including me don't consider it a sin for a woman to show her face.  Also, Yuu, they're probably basing this off of the Koran and other Islamic teachings, not the Old Testament.  What verse are you talking about, or is that just something you thought you read somewhere?
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: /lurk on April 01, 2009, 08:45:03 am
I think teh wearing of veils has something to do with some Islamic groups' interpretation of teh OT verse that in a way says that "women should be covered, while men uncovered."

I read it somewhere, I'm not just sure where. :-/

That's in the New Testament, Corinthians. There might be something similar in the Old Testament, but I can't find it on Brick Testament and I can't be bothered looking anywhere else.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: smjjames on April 01, 2009, 09:33:53 am
No wonder you can't find it, you're looking at a testament for bricks.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Haseri on April 01, 2009, 09:51:50 am
I don't think the Brick Testament is on the new Testament yet.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: smjjames on April 01, 2009, 09:58:02 am
I was making a joke :P
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: /lurk on April 01, 2009, 11:40:34 am
I don't think teh Brick Testament is on teh new Testament yet.

Why didn't you go there and check before you said this?

 ::)
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Grazony on April 01, 2009, 11:51:35 am
I HATE YOU ALL! YOU ARE THE SUCKS!








.................... JK LOL.


I hate grades. ._.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: B.A.S. on April 01, 2009, 01:33:29 pm
I hate how "teh" is teh new blue around this forum

I also hate how slow I am to catch onto things.

the the the *sigh*..april fools.. :(
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Veraal on April 01, 2009, 02:48:23 pm
I hate grades. ._.

What did you get, and in what did you get what you did get for getting.

Also, grades is more of a love hate relationship sometimes.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Dwight on April 01, 2009, 04:44:44 pm
Sadly, some people (including myself) tend to over obsess about the grading system in America.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Inkling on April 01, 2009, 04:47:18 pm
You know, there is another way...

http://dresdencodak.com/images/stall2.jpg
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Dwight on April 01, 2009, 04:48:17 pm
I'll take that under serious consideration.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Axelgear on April 02, 2009, 11:43:19 am
I have a gripe with Seth McFarlane. The guy is pretentious and annoying in terms of politics and religion, but when he gets to doing a showpiece, he's magnificent. It is so annoying to at once love and hate someone and their works. If the guy was subtle about it or just avoided it entirely, he'd be high up on my list of artists, but as it stands... Ugh...

At least when Tray Parker and Matt Stone do politics and religion, they're sensitive about it. Even Matt "Subtle as a cinderblock to the head" Groening is more tasteful about it.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Grazony on April 02, 2009, 11:53:53 am
I hate grades. ._.

What did you get, and in what did you get what you did get for getting.

Also, grades is more of a love hate relationship sometimes.

D's really low D's. It wouldn't be so bad if everyone didn't freak out over it. >.>
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Veraal on April 02, 2009, 12:00:19 pm
What subject?
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Krakow Sam on April 02, 2009, 12:18:34 pm
At least when Tray Parker and Matt Stone do politics and religion, they're sensitive about it.

Nothing more politically and religiously sensitive than George Bush and Jesus taking a dump on the stars and stripes  ::)
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Tesla on April 02, 2009, 01:42:43 pm
At least when Tray Parker and Matt Stone do politics and religion, they're sensitive about it.

Nothing more politically and religiously sensitive than George Bush and Jesus taking a dump on the stars and stripes  ::)

I'd pay SO much to see that...
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Inkling on April 02, 2009, 02:25:50 pm
Send me $50 dollars and I'll give you a link.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Axelgear on April 02, 2009, 02:28:14 pm
Out of context, yes, that would seem insensitive. The actual idea was that it was a terrorist response to a cartoon showing Mohammad: A deliberately offensive group of images that can't hurt people. Instead of this terrible Armageddon they expected, people realized that images weren't the end of the world.

That's the idea, at least... Personally, I found the images disgusting but hardly insensitive. If anything, their use shows sensitivity.

Insensitivity would be things like McFarlane's repeated Strawman Political's. For example, guns. Anyone in American Dad who likes guns obsesses over them like they're favoured pets and stores them EVERYWHERE. On the topic of religion, he's got this odd love of showing anyone religious as being evil, ignorant, and backwards. The one person who has been shown as an active symbol of religion that hasn't been was, quite interestingly, the Pope, early on. Lately, though, you have people like Peter's father, Francis, who gives a new meaning to Bible Thumping, the abstinence-until-marriage types ("Not only is sex bad, evil, and wrong, if you have it, you're also automatically in Al-Qaeda"), the idea that everyone hates atheists (Brian getting publicly coated in garbage and called "Worse than Hitler" on the news), and, finally, when Meg finds religion, suddenly she starts burning books that are "dangerous to God" (Including Origin of Species, A Brief History of Time, and Logic for First Graders...), Brian dismisses her love for God as stupid, and then uses the Problem of Evil to destroy her faith.

This is all doubly ironic because Brian actually met Jesus in an earlier episode and God has been bowling at the same time as Peter in another episode...

And, of course, the South are all depicted as a bunch of backwards, stupid yokels...

McFarlane likes treating his opponents as misguided and ignorant, in need of his own brand of political enlightenment. To quote Mr. Garrison, "You don't give a crap about them because they aren't on your side. People like you preach tolerance and openmindedness all the time but when it comes to middle America you think we're all evil and stupid country yokels who need your political alignment! Just because you're on TV doesn't mean you know crap about the government!"
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Grazony on April 02, 2009, 04:32:47 pm
What subject?

Health and Computer classes........ The computer was caused by to much Gamingsteve.com. >.>
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: HanianKnight on April 02, 2009, 04:38:14 pm
Meh, I say that both shows are offensive. But only because they have been so unfunny for so long that it offends my sense of justice. I mean, how many more stupid 8 minute chicken-fights(Family Guy) or "gory" head shots(SouthPark) will I end up sitting through before everyone else gets as bored of the show as I have?

Oh well, it doesn't really matter. At least there are a couple good shows out there to watch.

Edit: Oh and is it just me, or does Family Guy seem to be popping up on practically every channel!
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Null on April 02, 2009, 05:02:07 pm
Family Guy was the thing... way back. It came back, and then it became... I dunno. I don't think nearly as many people watch it now and I hear far less of it. I stopped watching years ago now.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: HanianKnight on April 02, 2009, 05:05:35 pm
You hear less of it? Really? What kind of magical place do you live in? Family Guy seems to be the biggest freakin' thing here! If anything, since it's return I've heard much much more about it.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Daxx on April 02, 2009, 05:09:57 pm
South Park has been consistently funny for the last three or four seasons. Their brand of political satire is top notch.

I can't say I've ever really found Family Guy actually watchable for more than an episode at a time.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Legodragonxp on April 02, 2009, 05:21:15 pm
CHANGE!

-Lego
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Axelgear on April 02, 2009, 09:09:22 pm
The latest South Park episode (Eat, Pray, etc.) was not up to their usual standards... It seemed to start off with some serious point to make, but then devolved into this... Silly little thing about nothing. It was like animated Seinfeld!

Oh and is it just me, or does Family Guy seem to be popping up on practically every channel!

That it is. I guess Fox wants to get their money back on the 100 million they paid McFarlane recently...
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Inkling on April 02, 2009, 09:32:10 pm
I... that's.... no.  The episode had a point, that there's a double standard in toilet humor.  To compare it to an episode of Seinfeld... have you ever seen the show?

(If caps lock is cruise control for cool, ellipses are the neutral gear.)
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on April 02, 2009, 09:37:32 pm
It was also a riff on one of their earlier episodes. Everything tied in!
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Fink on April 02, 2009, 09:42:16 pm
This makes me mad:

With all teh silliness around teh forum today, I thought I would bring a downer to this party.
So, What do u guys think? I know a few of us r in teh IT field.

If u want some updated info, Lifehacker did a good report:

Protect ur windows PC from teh Conficker Worm (http://lifehacker.com/5192415/protect-ur-windows-pc-from-teh-conficker-worm?skyline=true&s=i)

Make sure ur protected.
 

The word is spelled "the", not "teh".  Honestly, I don't care about other spelling or grammar mistakes, but this has always bothered me.  It makes it seem like you're intentionally misspelling the word to seem cool or I don't even know what.  It's not like it's an abbreviation like "ur", I can at least understand that one, it's the same amount of letters...

As for Conficker, it seemed overhyped.  I had it on my laptop, did a quick google search and it was gone within five minutes.

I'm not mad at Sub, I'm mad at that the April Fools day joke didn't fix itself.

You might not know me very well, but I put a lot of work into my posts. Yes, it was funny on April 1st when all the posts where like that. However, when I had to go back and change my post the next day, that just ruffles my feathers.

I'm a person who spends a lot of time looking up computer problems on the internet. I hate it when I find a message board that has my same problem, but all the reply's are all junk. Or thrown together offering little help.

That's all I wanted to say. I'm not yelling at anyone, and I'm not mad at the mods. I just wanted to say that.

Thanks guys.  :)


The following error or errors occurred while posting this message:
Warning - while you were typing 2 new replies have been posted. You may wish to review your post.

See what I mean, I even take too long to post my rant  :D
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Cobra on April 03, 2009, 02:50:58 am
South Park has been consistently funny for the last three or four seasons. Their brand of political satire is top notch.

I can't say I've ever really found Family Guy actually watchable for more than an episode at a time.

But at least family guy doesn't get up it's own arse about messages. So who can tell which show I'm really putting my alligence with.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Null on April 03, 2009, 06:27:21 am

You might not know me very well, but I put a lot of work into my posts.

Aww that's very sweet of you, but deep down you must know we're just not worth it  :-*
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Axelgear on April 03, 2009, 08:00:39 am
I... that's.... no.  The episode had a point, that there's a double standard in toilet humor.  To compare it to an episode of Seinfeld... have you ever seen the show?

Yes, I've seen Seinfeld. At least 98% of that TV show's run was set in that same stupid cafe with Jerry and George going back and forth saying the same damn thing in different ways. "I'm out!", "You're out?", "I'm out.", "Why are you out?" "I'm just tellin' ya, I'm out. *Explaination of why he's out*", "So you're out. Great." "Yep, and it feels great to be out there!"

Lather, rinse, repeat, for just about every single joke on that show. Blech, it didn't go off the air soon enough...

As for the double-standard, it's... Not one I've ever seen. Fart jokes involving women are often met with even more laughter because it's considered that women "don't do that". There's no double standard because both genders can do the same act with a modicum of responses, depending on the person reacting.

It felt to me like some silly little discussion they'd had at the office one day that'd upset some female employee and they did this whole "Women's Empowerment" bit to try and placate them.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Brandonazz on April 03, 2009, 08:26:10 am
You take things too seriously.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Snork on April 03, 2009, 09:13:16 am
No S*t Sherlock.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Didero on April 03, 2009, 09:19:32 am
No Sit Sherlock.
, Watson exclaimed, as he noticed the missing chair.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Axelgear on April 03, 2009, 10:53:26 pm
You take things too seriously.

I just know what I like. Didero's post, for example. That, I liked.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: omegatripod on April 10, 2009, 05:00:16 pm
I'fe gotd thith sthtupih ghigahndic cold thore on my lihp, an itph mahkinhn me thpeak lihke dis. Ith tho annoyihng.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Andrew Ryan on April 10, 2009, 05:43:47 pm
Gesundheit!
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: SBD on April 10, 2009, 10:12:26 pm
No Sit Sherlock.
, Watson exclaimed, as he noticed the missing chair.

I lol'd.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Putspooza on April 10, 2009, 11:42:26 pm
No Sit Sherlock.
, Watson exclaimed, as he noticed the missing chair.

I lol'd.

And...that makes you angry?
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Inkling on April 18, 2009, 10:13:45 am
So, I'm a college student, and I live in the dorms.  When you are my roommate, there are a few simple rules.

Rule #1:  Do not drink the last of my juice.

Rule #2:  DO NOT DRINK THE LAST OF MY JUICE!!

Rule #3:  If you do drink the last of my juice, don't leave evidence behind.  Like, say, the empty bottle and your bag of sugar that you used to sweeten the stuff.  You tasteless, mooching piece of trash.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Legodragonxp on April 18, 2009, 10:21:20 am
Next container of juice, taint the last bit. Some random non-toxic fluid, salt, etc... Stay away from bodily fluid, that can get you in real trouble.

-Lego
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Brandonazz on April 18, 2009, 10:22:00 am
Eh, either way you've got the salty aftertaste.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on April 18, 2009, 10:24:28 am
Ink, put a bottle of drain cleaner in the fridge. Just the bottle... marked and everything.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Xeno264 on April 18, 2009, 04:51:00 pm
I hate my computer right now. Every now and then it just decides to brick for no reason at all. It runs as if nothing is wrong but the screen and all input cuts out until you hit the restart button. It seems to happen more frequently towards the end of the day too.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Grazony on April 18, 2009, 05:14:40 pm
Its the lazy virus. Also, Inkling do what Patman said. It works.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Xeno264 on April 18, 2009, 06:40:13 pm
Its the lazy virus. Also, Inkling do what Patman said. It works.

Should I be able to detect this one with an antivirus scanner, or is it one of those viruses that you have to track down manually? If it is scan-detectable then I don't think I have it, because I've run three scans in the last two days thinking it may be a virus.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Grazony on April 18, 2009, 06:46:04 pm
The lazy virus? No, I just made it up. It might be a hidden problem though. Sorry, but I can't help you. I hate that that I can't though.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Xeno264 on April 18, 2009, 06:48:52 pm
Ah, never mind then. I did originally think you made it up, but then I googled it and it turns out that it's a real virus that does brick the computer. Wierd.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Inkling on April 18, 2009, 06:52:30 pm
Grazony is psychic.

I'm really tempted to take Pat's advice.  I don't have any drain cleaner, but i have some glass cleaner.

EDIT:  Windex is in the fridge.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Grazony on April 18, 2009, 07:27:13 pm
Howw does Windex affect the body? Oh well thats what google for.

*googles*
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Andrew Ryan on April 18, 2009, 07:44:32 pm
Well I almost got bit by a rattle snake today. This is why you don't go into forests in California in Springtime without making a shat load of noise.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Snork on April 19, 2009, 02:18:14 am
Well, today I installed Half-Life 1 on the laptop, and my eleven year old cousin was really excited since he said that he 'loved' Half-Life. I was just so happy that I was going to be playing one of my most favorite games of all time, for the first time in months! When the train sequence started my idiot cousin kept jumping up and down asking where the guns were and when the killing would start. He kept complaining through the whole part, until he finally said that Half-Life sucked because you don't kill anything.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Poised on April 19, 2009, 02:47:58 am
I have a gripe with DVD movies, specifically the "dont steal our DVD" splash screen that you are FORCED to let play out everytime you pop the DVD into the machine, why do they feel it neccessary to tell us not to steal their product every freaking time all day and all night ??
If I went to buy a McD burger, and the one serving me went on and on telling me not to steal their burgers, and started explaining to me the McD copyright they have on their BBQ sauce, then Im pretty damn sure I would never go to that place again, so why the heck do we have to listen to that same song over and over and over and over again when popping in a DVD ?
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Tesla on April 19, 2009, 03:48:41 am
.... Because people don't regularly download mcdonalds illegally?

Honestly, it's like 30 seconds long...
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Cobra on April 19, 2009, 04:15:34 am
Typically you can still fast forward it or even hit the next scene button.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: smjjames on April 19, 2009, 04:45:34 am
Well I almost got bit by a rattle snake today. This is why you don't go into forests in California in Springtime without making a shat load of noise.

You're from california as well? cool.

Anyways, yea, gotta watch out for those diamondback rattlers once the weather gets warm, and they'll come into your backyard as well. So if you see a snake, most likely its a diamondback, even though there are harmless snakes around here in Southern California.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Krakow Sam on April 19, 2009, 05:05:41 am
I have a gripe with DVD movies, specifically the "dont steal our DVD" splash screen that you are FORCED to let play out everytime you pop the DVD into the machine, why do they feel it neccessary to tell us not to steal their product every freaking time all day and all night ??
If I went to buy a McD burger, and the one serving me went on and on telling me not to steal their burgers, and started explaining to me the McD copyright they have on their BBQ sauce, then Im pretty damn sure I would never go to that place again, so why the heck do we have to listen to that same song over and over and over and over again when popping in a DVD ?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALZZx1xmAzg
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Poised on April 19, 2009, 05:54:29 am
Lol Sam that was great :)
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Grazony on April 20, 2009, 04:11:29 pm
Lol @ Sam.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Null on April 20, 2009, 07:48:56 pm
I hate it when somebody is horribly mistaken over a simple thing that should be general knowledge or at least able to be determined with thought (CONIFERS are the softwoods, HARDWOODS are, well, the hardwoods. Dumbass.) but will argue with you incessantly on it anyways, and not be able to be convinced of simple facts no matter how many ways you say it (Politics and opinions don't count. SIMPLE things.)

I hate punks who try to pick fights with me for incredibly stupid reasons. Also the phrase "you wanna dance?", even when used in that context, still sounds really gay.

I hate it when people can never make up their minds, or when they can never change them as well.

I hate when there is uncertainty over a really big, potentially devastating issue. Either it's there or its not, I can handle that somehow. Perhaps-it-might-be-but-wait-maybe-its-not-although it-could-be uncertainty drives me nuts. Ugh.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on April 20, 2009, 07:56:12 pm
Someone is never ever gonna be happy.

You wanna dance, punk?
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Null on April 20, 2009, 08:03:46 pm
I am mostly happy, just grumpy. That sounds like a contradiction but I make it work.

And bah, that's the second time today someone's said that. The first time today in person is what prompted that comment, although I admit that it wasn't totally unjustified on his part. Just over something stupid. Sometimes people need to back up and ask themselves if some things are really that big a deal to be worth getting worked up about.


I know, hypocrite right? Slightly.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on April 20, 2009, 08:25:02 pm
No... you're just like pretty much everyone else. :-[
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: eropS on April 20, 2009, 08:29:53 pm
Ah, never mind then. I did originally think you made it up, but then I googled it and it turns out that it's a real virus that does brick the computer. Wierd.

You sure its not your CPU dieing? WErent you the one with the loud opera/strange music that came as if from no where? I still think its your CPU dieing.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Inkling on April 20, 2009, 09:08:14 pm
Someone is never ever gonna be happy.

You wanna dance, punk?

You wanna dance?

(http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/hh153/Not_Inkling/anchorman02b.jpg)

I wanna polka.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Grazony on April 20, 2009, 09:52:33 pm
Stop! Hammer Time!
(http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s285/GreatestXNinja/mc-hammer.gif)
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on April 20, 2009, 10:39:41 pm
(http://img6.imageshack.us/img6/4499/brick2.png)
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Xeno264 on April 21, 2009, 12:00:14 am
Ah, never mind then. I did originally think you made it up, but then I googled it and it turns out that it's a real virus that does brick the computer. Wierd.

You sure its not your CPU dieing? WErent you the one with the loud opera/strange music that came as if from no where? I still think its your CPU dieing.

No, I think that was Andrew Ryan. Or maybe Grazony.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Legodragonxp on April 21, 2009, 05:53:13 am
I have a gripe with DVD movies, specifically the "dont steal our DVD" splash screen that you are FORCED to let play out everytime you pop the DVD into the machine, why do they feel it neccessary to tell us not to steal their product every freaking time all day and all night ??
If I went to buy a McD burger, and the one serving me went on and on telling me not to steal their burgers, and started explaining to me the McD copyright they have on their BBQ sauce, then Im pretty damn sure I would never go to that place again, so why the heck do we have to listen to that same song over and over and over and over again when popping in a DVD ?


When I was in video production class we were lectured on copyrights and all that jazz. So as a project a few of us edited together all the FBI and french copy warnings from the beginning of VHS movies and put it to the theme of the old Get Smart TV show. We got a B for it (there was a glitch in the editing). We then debated if we had broken the law or not since all the messages are already on all the tapes.

-Lego
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Dwight on April 22, 2009, 05:46:14 pm
Were you debating if the fact that you showed the FBI warnings violated a copyright law?
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on April 29, 2009, 01:14:18 pm
I don't like those people that give you a strange look every time you ask them a question or try to talk to them. Dude, I'm just trying to have a conversation with you like NORMAL PEOPLE do every day! No wonder you're a social retard, you alienate everyone that shows any interest in wanting to hear about you.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Inkling on April 29, 2009, 01:16:38 pm
I had a class with someone like that this semester.  That kid really freaked me out, plus all he would do in class is write out lists about either Castlevania or some other game series.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Plank of Wood on April 29, 2009, 01:19:44 pm
I don't like people who casually say on an Xfire or a Steam chat that they have pirated a game, then complain that it doesn't work. Uh, sorry? You say that the game sucks because the patch won't work on a game that you pirated? If you aquirred a game for free using less than legal means then good for you, but don't complain about it being below quality, even though it's something you didn't pay for. I don't consider Pirated Games downloaded off the internet stealling, I just consider it cheap and lazy.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Veraal on April 29, 2009, 02:16:32 pm
I don't like conspiracy theories, doomsday prophecies and the like.

The recent swine flu thing is giving me a headache.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Gauphastus on April 29, 2009, 02:59:37 pm
I don't like conspiracy theories, doomsday prophecies and the like.

The recent swine flu thing is giving me a headache.

Hey, man. This swine flu thing is clearly just another big fear-fest created by pharmaceutical corporations and the military to test the effects of drugs, via vaccines, on millions of people.
Clearly.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Krakow Sam on April 29, 2009, 03:03:35 pm
Gauph is right. Wake up Sheeple.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Axelgear on May 02, 2009, 03:44:38 pm
I have a gripe with death for having taken Oscar Wilde, and with Oscar Wilde for diddling little boys, and with little boys for being attractive to Wilde in the first place.

Oh, and Liberals, Conservatives, Libertarians, Communists, Socialists, Democrats, Republicans, Gandhi, Eva Peron, trees, and Rigel Centauris.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Gorman Conall on May 02, 2009, 09:42:27 pm
Microsoft...i am sick of them.

I am tired of having to watch how long i play my system so it does not red ring.

I miffed that and instead of fixing the problem they make two more premium systems that you have to buy to avoid the red ring.

I am sick of their customer support that had me buy a cord i didn't need when they sent me back an xbox with a faulty graphics card.

And today was the last straw. i am busy and i don't always use live month to month. So a month i feel like playing i grab a one month live card. Went to gamestop today only to learn Microsoft discontinued one month cards. You now have to but at least 3 months or higher. Why? Because my Microsoft says so and if you want to play online you are going to have to bend over close you eyes and grit your teeth.

I am so close to trading in my 360 and buying a PS3 its not even funny.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Andrew Ryan on May 02, 2009, 09:53:19 pm
This is why I am a PC gamer.  :P
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Gorman Conall on May 02, 2009, 10:29:58 pm
This is why I am a PC gamer.  :P

If i could afford to upgrade my pc every month then i woulden't be complaining about the money live is costing.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: MetallicDragon on May 02, 2009, 11:13:55 pm
This is why I am a PC gamer.  :P

If i could afford to upgrade my pc every month then i woulden't be complaining about the money live is costing.

I know you're just an exaggerating, but you could get a PC for around 600$ that would last at least 2 years and run any current game splendidly.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Daxx on May 03, 2009, 01:46:54 am
I've never understood this whole red ring issue. Maybe it's just an American thing. My Xbox has never red-ringed (of course, that's probably tempting the hidden forces of irony), and I've only ever heard of one friend's doing it.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Axelgear on May 03, 2009, 07:32:32 am
Mine hasn't either. No-one I know has suffered that problem.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Cobra on May 03, 2009, 07:12:59 pm
My xbox had every problem except the red ring.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Gorman Conall on May 03, 2009, 07:45:28 pm
This is why I am a PC gamer.  :P

If i could afford to upgrade my pc every month then i woulden't be complaining about the money live is costing.

I know you're just an exaggerating, but you could get a PC for around 600$ that would last at least 2 years and run any current game splendidly.

600$ is cheap for a gaming computer, But 600$ is a lot of cash to drop on a new computer when i already have a fully functional one. (2 actually).

I've never understood this whole red ring issue. Maybe it's just an American thing. My Xbox has never red-ringed (of course, that's probably tempting the hidden forces of irony), and I've only ever heard of one friend's doing it.

My first 360 red ringed 2 months after i bought it, I sent it to Microsoft after jumping through hoops over the phone, A month later i received a replacement. I started the baby up only to have screen tearing and a ton of graphical glitches. Called Microsoft jumped through hoops again and he suggested that my HD cord was damaged and told me to buy a new one.

Bought a new cord and it didn't work, Called again jumped through more hoops including listing every single game that it had problems on. Finally got it sent back 3 weeks later i got another one that actually worked. I should also note that every hoop jumped through over the phone was done with a person on the other end of the line that could barely speak English.

Since then i am paranoid about it and make sure the 360 is never on or played with for very long at a time so it does not over heat.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Skyward on May 03, 2009, 07:51:35 pm
I got the overheating red ring, sent it in, got it back a week later.

No problem ever since.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Andrew Ryan on May 03, 2009, 08:02:46 pm
Reminds me of how I once was about my Logictech headphones.

My gripe concerns my future. The truth is I have no Idea what the hell I want to do with it. I've got sights set on writing but the truth is that I doubt my ability, so much so that I don't think I'll make it. That and the amount of money I would make would be chump change. I have thought about going into maybe a medicine career like dentistry or psychiatry but I don't think I have the guts or emotional will to talk to sick people all day, even with the great pay and all. I also doubt that I could muster the Math grades needed to pass medical school or even get into a high end medical college. I could try my hand at being a philosopher but then again those guys get paid diddly squat. I could try to get into a science field but once again my lack of mathematical prowess pretty much put that career in the dust. So yah, indecision, indecision, indecision...  

But hey, at least I got skills.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Null on May 04, 2009, 12:25:40 am
Begin your future somewhere away from here. Start fresh!

I suck at math to a great degree... took algebra II twice in highschool. And I am in the sciences here in college and doing well... minus the math. Lack of math skill won't put anything in the dust if you have the balls to put enough effort into it to make it work.

Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Cobra on May 04, 2009, 12:51:28 am
Xbox tech support woes

I found their tech support hit and miss mostly you do get Indian accents it mostly varies how strong it is and the level of their English If u get some one intelligible then you can often get some where. I generally haven't had much issue with language just accents. My 1st foray eventually ended with the advice to use a towel under the console as a cushion to prevent discs getting scratched up. I thought it was pretty WTF advice but seems to have been effective.

Other times have been 0 help to pretty good. The time I needed to send in for repairs was mostly trouble free I had to pay as it was out of warranty and not a red ring issue but they made it as painless as possible and the guy I spoke to helped out a lot.

Nintendo's tech support is better I have found it was still Australian based and they sound like they know what they talking about.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Krakow Sam on May 04, 2009, 05:52:14 am
Reminds me of how I once was about my Logictech headphones.

My gripe concerns my future. The truth is I have no Idea what the hell I want to do with it. I've got sights set on writing but the truth is that I doubt my ability, so much so that I don't think I'll make it. That and the amount of money I would make would be chump change. I have thought about going into maybe a medicine career like dentistry or psychiatry but I don't think I have the guts or emotional will to talk to sick people all day, even with the great pay and all. I also doubt that I could muster the Math grades needed to pass medical school or even get into a high end medical college. I could try my hand at being a philosopher but then again those guys get paid diddly squat. I could try to get into a science field but once again my lack of mathematical prowess pretty much put that career in the dust. So yah, indecision, indecision, indecision...  

But hey, at least I got skills.

Like Null said, Math isn't necessarily a big prerequisite for science at degree level (except, obviously, physics) but don't take science just because you don't have anything else to do. Unless you're actually really interested in the subject you'll grow to hate it. Take it from me :P
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: /lurk on May 04, 2009, 08:58:04 am
But hey, at least I got skills.

Silly Andrew, objectivism isn't a skill.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Krakow Sam on May 04, 2009, 09:10:44 am
But shooting bees at your enemies is.


BZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: LadyM on May 04, 2009, 09:46:32 am
I just watched the Bee Movie. Credits are rolling now.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: munchkin5 on May 04, 2009, 09:54:33 am
Reminds me of how I once was about my Logictech headphones.

My gripe concerns my future. The truth is I have no Idea what the hell I want to do with it. I've got sights set on writing but the truth is that I doubt my ability, so much so that I don't think I'll make it. That and the amount of money I would make would be chump change. I have thought about going into maybe a medicine career like dentistry or psychiatry but I don't think I have the guts or emotional will to talk to sick people all day, even with the great pay and all. I also doubt that I could muster the Math grades needed to pass medical school or even get into a high end medical college. I could try my hand at being a philosopher but then again those guys get paid diddly squat. I could try to get into a science field but once again my lack of mathematical prowess pretty much put that career in the dust. So yah, indecision, indecision, indecision...  

But hey, at least I got skills.

Remember, if you fail there is always the army.

So try not to fail.

But seriously, if you don't think you can do any of that, what are you good at?
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Dwight on May 04, 2009, 05:14:09 pm
I find it funny that every other commercial on my school's news network is for some branch of the military, not exactly a gripe.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: eropS on May 04, 2009, 08:12:43 pm
... Sagan got a winner button before me.

Thats my gripe.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Inkling on May 04, 2009, 09:46:48 pm
I would like to now take this time to complain about JJ Abrams.

JJ is one of the people behind Lost and a couple other shows.  If you don't watch Lost, you doubtless have friends who do, and hear them talking about the show all the time.  One of the big things in Lost is all the hidden details and clues that lead fans to analyze screencaps of the show for every last clue and hidden meaning.  This has always sounded a bit silly to me.  When I watch a show, I want it to be self contained.  I want to be entertained for an hour or half hour and be done, not have to go online to track down all the hidden clues to reveal a tiny bit more backstory.  But I guess some people like this sort of thing and I don't have to watch the show, so whatever.

As you also may know, Abrams is the director of the new Star Trek movie.  The advertising blitz for said movie has put Abrams all over the place as much as it has Kirk or Spock, resulting in Abrams being the guest editor of Wired magazine (of which I am a subscriber) and being a guest on tonight's Colbert Report.  Abram's game of hidden clues and meanings was the whole focus of both forms of entertainment.  And you know what?  I hate it.  I don't want to reread my magazine two or three times (as reccomended) to figure out the hidden puzzle.  I want to read the articles and be done with it.  I don't want to go online to figure out what the blatant hints in the Report were about.

So I guess my point is this:  Screw you, JJ.  If I wanted brain teasers, I would go get a sudoku book and a copy of Where's Waldo.  Stay out of my entertainment of choice, and we're cool.  Insert your oh so hip and trendy games of follow the breadcrumbs in my magazines and shows, and you can go jump in a lake for all I care.

Thank you for your time, and good night.

The Star Trek movie does look kinda cool...
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Xeno264 on May 05, 2009, 12:35:26 am
Speaking of the new Star Trek movie, I'm actually going to see it at IMAX on camp.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: /lurk on May 05, 2009, 07:48:13 am
As you also may know, Abrams is the director of the new Star Trek movie.

I didn't. You mean there are people other than Simon Pegg involved in that film?

Damn. Two hours of just Scotty would have been the best Star Trek film ever.


On the subject of JJ Abrams: what do you think you're too good to have a first name?
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Doctor Z on May 05, 2009, 12:56:13 pm
It's Jessica Janet Abrams.

>.>
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Null on May 05, 2009, 01:56:24 pm
I
JJ is one of the people behind Lost and a couple other shows.  If you don't watch Lost, you doubtless have friends who do, and hear them talking about the show all the time.  One of the big things in Lost is all the hidden details and clues that lead fans to analyze screencaps of the show for every last clue and hidden meaning. 


Yes, when it first started they wouldn't shut up about it. But even with those clues I hear the plot STILL makes little sense so in addition to almost being work, its pointless work as well.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on May 05, 2009, 03:00:14 pm
I hear that the Star Trek movie is effing awesome.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Legodragonxp on May 07, 2009, 05:17:52 pm
My gripe: German gaming restrictions. Here is the deal. I picked up the Half-Life anthology and installed in. For some strange reason, by default, the installer assumes that you are in some weird country, like Germany, that has rule prohibiting violence in gaming.

Now, if you have ever played Half-life, you know that right after the 'resonance-cascade' the halls are full of blood. You know that beating someone with a crowbar makes blood fly and people will collapse in to a blood mess on the floor. Later when you are dealing with enemy soldiers there is blood and bodies everywhere. Good wholesome fun all around!

Whoa unto those that have this super nerfed, Barney won't mind, Mister Roger's endorsed piece of fluff that I installed...

The hallways are messy but there is no blood. The dead on the floor appear to be sleeping. When someone 'dies' they just sit down on the floor shaking their heads and fade out of view. Killing an alien monster makes him fade away. Enemy soldiers are now enemy robots that spew bolts, not blood, and they too just sit down when dead. I half expected the rocket launcher to sing Kum-By-Yah after every shot and the crossbow to summon a grief counselor with each zooming of the scope.

Luckily I was able to put in a ticket to Valve explaining that I am an American, of Norwegian decent, and that I enjoy my violence bloody and rare with just a hint of barbarism. I want my terrorists water boarded and that 'shoot first and ask questions later does provide for better answers' is my motto and they were nice enough to turn this piece of fluff back in to something worthy of an R-rating.

So endeth this gripe, for the ammo, the laser, and the holy crap! Amen!

-Lego
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Skyward on May 07, 2009, 05:21:07 pm
Wow...
that is all.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Flisch on May 07, 2009, 10:56:44 pm
My gripe: German gaming restrictions. Here is the deal. I picked up the Half-Life anthology and installed in. For some strange reason, by default, the installer assumes that you are in some weird country, like Germany, that has rule prohibiting violence in gaming.

Now, if you have ever played Half-life, you know that right after the 'resonance-cascade' the halls are full of blood. You know that beating someone with a crowbar makes blood fly and people will collapse in to a blood mess on the floor. Later when you are dealing with enemy soldiers there is blood and bodies everywhere. Good wholesome fun all around!

Whoa unto those that have this super nerfed, Barney won't mind, Mister Roger's endorsed piece of fluff that I installed...

The hallways are messy but there is no blood. The dead on the floor appear to be sleeping. When someone 'dies' they just sit down on the floor shaking their heads and fade out of view. Killing an alien monster makes him fade away. Enemy soldiers are now enemy robots that spew bolts, not blood, and they too just sit down when dead. I half expected the rocket launcher to sing Kum-By-Yah after every shot and the crossbow to summon a grief counselor with each zooming of the scope.

Luckily I was able to put in a ticket to Valve explaining that I am an American, of Norwegian decent, and that I enjoy my violence bloody and rare with just a hint of barbarism. I want my terrorists water boarded and that 'shoot first and ask questions later does provide for better answers' is my motto and they were nice enough to turn this piece of fluff back in to something worthy of an R-rating.

So endeth this gripe, for the ammo, the laser, and the holy crap! Amen!

-Lego

Can you feel my pain now? :P
Well, at least they didn't make the blood grey, like in Half-Life 2. >_>

On the plus side, this explains why everyone is talking about gore in L4D and I can't see any...
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Xeno264 on May 08, 2009, 04:49:59 am
I hear that the Star Trek movie is effing awesome.

I went and saw it last night on the 3rd biggest screen in the world. It was awesome. The movie changes some stuff, but it's still good. It's a good night out.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Cobra on May 08, 2009, 05:27:05 am
See I told word on street was right. N ow lets take the discussion here (http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?topic=8581.0) where only those awesome nerdy enough to have gone to see it can discuss it.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: /lurk on May 08, 2009, 07:24:32 am
My gripe: German gaming restrictions.

-Lego

Well, hey, at least they can have nipples.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Legodragonxp on May 08, 2009, 08:23:11 am
My gripe: German gaming restrictions.

-Lego

Well, hey, at least they can have nipples.

Very true. I'm all for the presentation of well proportioned female bump-mapped textures, gravity-resistant cleavage, and minimal armor coverage.

-Lego
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on May 08, 2009, 09:17:06 am
Oh Lego... you so crazy.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Hammerman58 on May 08, 2009, 09:21:40 am
Oh Lego... you so crazy.
Crazy like a horny fox
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on May 08, 2009, 09:25:40 am
People that don't understand how the joke works. :P
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: MetallicDragon on May 08, 2009, 10:46:22 am
People that don't understand how the joke works. :P

What are "Internet noobs"?
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on May 08, 2009, 11:14:46 am
Mr. Connery.. the category was Numbers, and you wrote...  a letter V. Well, I tell you what, my friend - V is a Roman numeral, so despite your best efforts, you answered correctly.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Legodragonxp on May 11, 2009, 09:11:37 am
Local Policy...
Vista Home Edition Sucks!
Its Reg Hacking Time!

-Lego tech support haiku gripe
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Bona Fide Supraman on May 11, 2009, 01:47:18 pm
My gripe: German gaming restrictions. Here is the deal. I picked up the Half-Life anthology and installed in. For some strange reason, by default, the installer assumes that you are in some weird country, like Germany, that has rule prohibiting violence in gaming.

Now, if you have ever played Half-life, you know that right after the 'resonance-cascade' the halls are full of blood. You know that beating someone with a crowbar makes blood fly and people will collapse in to a blood mess on the floor. Later when you are dealing with enemy soldiers there is blood and bodies everywhere. Good wholesome fun all around!

Whoa unto those that have this super nerfed, Barney won't mind, Mister Roger's endorsed piece of fluff that I installed...

The hallways are messy but there is no blood. The dead on the floor appear to be sleeping. When someone 'dies' they just sit down on the floor shaking their heads and fade out of view. Killing an alien monster makes him fade away. Enemy soldiers are now enemy robots that spew bolts, not blood, and they too just sit down when dead. I half expected the rocket launcher to sing Kum-By-Yah after every shot and the crossbow to summon a grief counselor with each zooming of the scope.

Luckily I was able to put in a ticket to Valve explaining that I am an American, of Norwegian decent, and that I enjoy my violence bloody and rare with just a hint of barbarism. I want my terrorists water boarded and that 'shoot first and ask questions later does provide for better answers' is my motto and they were nice enough to turn this piece of fluff back in to something worthy of an R-rating.

So endeth this gripe, for the ammo, the laser, and the holy crap! Amen!

-Lego


Germany is considering a total ban of violent video games following Tim Kretschmer's shooting spree at his school in Winnenden, on the basis that they incite people to do violent things. Genius. Germany, a country whose history was largely free of violence until video games, of course.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Yannick on May 11, 2009, 01:50:44 pm
Everyone knows Hitler payed Grand Jew Auto: Extermination.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Andrew Ryan on May 11, 2009, 03:36:07 pm
Don't forget Bismark. He played lots of violent games, including invading France and Austria.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: eropS on May 11, 2009, 03:40:29 pm
Germany is considering a total ban of violent video games following Tim Kretschmer's shooting spree at his school in Winnenden, on the basis that they incite people to do violent things. Genius. Germany, a country whose history was largely free of violence until video games, of course.

Ha
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Dwight on May 11, 2009, 05:59:26 pm
I feel bad for Germany. I once wrote a report on the whole "games don't kill people, people kill people" thing.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Xeno264 on May 16, 2009, 08:37:43 pm
I hate when people decide that they say what I can and can't spend my money on.

"Hey look! An Xbox 360 for $160! Just what I've been looking for." "You have enough consoles, you're not having any more."

"Cool, I've been looking for this book for months!" "Wait four or five months and it will be cheaper. You're not buying it now."
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Doctor Z on May 16, 2009, 08:45:30 pm
Devour their souls.

They deserve such a fate for their tree-archery!
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Didero on May 17, 2009, 03:08:46 am
I hate when people decide that they say what I can and can't spend my money on.

"Hey look! An Xbox 360 for $160! Just what I've been looking for." "You have enough consoles, you're not having any more."

"Cool, I've been looking for this book for months!" "Wait four or five months and it will be cheaper. You're not buying it now."
If it's your own money, then just buy it. They can't tell you what to do!/me checks Xeno's age
15? Oh sorry, they can :P
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Andrew Ryan on May 17, 2009, 03:37:01 am
Not necessarily...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emancipation_of_minors
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Dwight on May 17, 2009, 06:21:34 am
So, if I somehow get married, I can buy an Xbox?  ;D
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Bona Fide Supraman on May 17, 2009, 07:06:37 am
So, if I somehow get married, I can buy an Xbox?  ;D

How do you reckon 90% of people end up getting married?
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Krakow Sam on May 17, 2009, 07:20:00 am
An Xbox is not worth giving up bachelor life for :P
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Null on May 17, 2009, 07:52:18 am
So, if I somehow get married, I can buy an Xbox?  ;D

How do you reckon 90% of people end up getting married?

They progressively lower their standards until they find a mate?
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Dwight on May 18, 2009, 05:38:46 pm
No, if you marry you get freedom to buy crap and a woman too! Or man if you're a woman.....or gay.....
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Null on May 18, 2009, 06:13:22 pm
Yes. The freedom to buy crap because of tax brea- What? You spent all that money at the mall? You said you were just going to get pants!.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Cyst on May 18, 2009, 09:45:11 pm
My only complaint/gripe is that some people have completely useless advice. I ask for advice and I end up with That sucks for you, ask someone else, and later. I am annoyed.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on May 18, 2009, 09:53:45 pm
 :-\

YOU asked THEM for advice, you're in no position to complain.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Inkling on May 18, 2009, 10:01:17 pm
Which would you prefer, bad advice from people who don't know what they are talking about, or no advice from people who know they don't know what they're talking about?
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Cyst on May 19, 2009, 06:09:35 pm
I know...I am sorry but I am never satisfied with anything.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Dwight on May 19, 2009, 06:22:17 pm
Good man.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Hydromancerx on July 08, 2009, 12:30:48 am
I have a gripe. No one is gripeing!
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Grazony on July 08, 2009, 02:34:39 am
My gripe right now is that after a thunderstorm a couple of weeks back my Wii won't work. It got fried! D:
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Xeno264 on July 08, 2009, 02:58:34 am
Damn, that sucks. I'm getting sick of these rolling blackouts we've been getting over the past few weeks. They never last any more than five seconds, but it's just enough to reset every damn thing in the house.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Kenotai on July 08, 2009, 06:47:21 am
My recent Sagan 4 submission lost its layer data.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: LadyM on July 08, 2009, 07:27:09 pm
I have a gripe. No one is gripeing!
I have plenty of gripes, I just don't want to talk about them.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Great Distance on July 09, 2009, 12:27:56 pm
I didn't draw anything today because I got stuck looking at funny pictures and some comics.

It was still great, though.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Didero on July 09, 2009, 12:39:49 pm
It was still great, though.
Then what are you doing here? :)
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Hammerman58 on July 10, 2009, 11:35:05 pm
My gripe is that I can't just forget about someone.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Legodragonxp on July 11, 2009, 06:15:04 am
My gripe right now is that after a thunderstorm a couple of weeks back my Wii won't work. It got fried! D:

To paraphrase Joe Pantoliano: "Why didn't you take the BLUE pill?"

-Lego
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Krakow Sam on July 19, 2009, 08:07:59 am
A car alarm woke me up at about 2am and then didn't stop for I don't know how long.

Oh, and a leaky water pipe under my parent's bathroom filled the ceiling of the kitchen until it buckled and dumped a bunch of plastery water onto the kitchen floor.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: eropS on July 19, 2009, 08:38:12 am
Gross...

And expensive! Good luck with that.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Yannick on July 20, 2009, 06:34:52 am
Belgium sucks and it has been raining since 9th July, hurray for Belgium.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Gorman Conall on July 20, 2009, 02:37:00 pm
It has rained at every outdoor event i have booked for business so far...
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Andrew Ryan on July 20, 2009, 07:13:42 pm
My old man wants a reason for being on my computer so much...

And the thing is I can't give him one. :-\
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Little on July 20, 2009, 07:24:03 pm
Say your doing something beneficial.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Andrew Ryan on July 20, 2009, 07:29:52 pm
Doesn't buy it...

Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on July 20, 2009, 07:36:32 pm
The folkways have changed since your father's time. Being on the computer is comparable with chatting on the phone or hitting up the diner on the corner. Video games are the new pastime, it's all highly social. I mean, you can argue that by playing a game of football you're really not accomplishing anything. At the computer you're trading physical exercise for mental exercise.

Not sure if that applies to you, Andrew... lolcats and penis references don't exactly expand the mind. :P
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Cow on July 20, 2009, 07:48:21 pm
The folkways have changed since your father's time. Being on the computer is comparable with chatting on the phone or hitting up the diner on the corner. Video games are the new pastime, it's all highly social. I mean, you can argue that by playing a game of football you're really not accomplishing anything. At the computer you're trading physical exercise for mental exercise.

Not sure if that applies to you, Andrew... lolcats and penis references don't exactly expand the mind. :P

Everybody knows about the emerging fields of Lolcatology and Penisycs! It's Serious Business!  ::)
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Andrew Ryan on July 20, 2009, 07:55:03 pm
Hardy-Haw-Haw... >:(

Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Snork on July 22, 2009, 05:43:44 pm
I have a gripe >:(
Today as I was watching an awesome episode of Stargate (The one where they went to the Halls of Thor and did several tests) my cousin decides to magically watch the television during an ad break, and I'm pissed because I ALWAYS miss the ending's of most Stargate episodes I watch >:( I hate sharing one television with five other people >:
(Oh, and it only airs at like 2AM, on most days anyway)
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on July 22, 2009, 06:04:28 pm
Solution: Watch Stargate in reverse.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Cyst on July 22, 2009, 06:27:17 pm
I has gripe:

I start Spore to get the new patch and make some asymmetric critters. I start and I don't start the download. I am so pissed at my computer.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Gauphastus on July 29, 2009, 07:05:37 am
It's so cool when Spore crashes after well over two hours of play.
It had been awhile since I've played so I totally forgot the game doesn't autosave at all.

Hi, Spore. Your best buddy Mr. Permanently Uninstalled is coming for a visit.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on July 29, 2009, 11:11:49 am
Agreed... although, there's the dark side of autosave too; you know what one I mean, when the game takes far too long to get the job done.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Axelgear on July 30, 2009, 06:07:18 am
Or only has one auto-save and auto-saves you right into a bad place...

I have a gripe with people who only rarely visit forums, then spontaneously return for only brief periods, contributing nothing but the lingering memory of their presence.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Yannick on July 31, 2009, 08:57:12 am
Oblivion is a dick. After like 2 hours of gameplay, it usually crashes after a crap autosave (like me deciding to attack this dude and fleeing) or right before I decide to save.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on July 31, 2009, 08:58:30 am
TGM dude... TGM.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Ultimatum on August 05, 2009, 02:14:39 pm
Here is my gripe.I feel like the post below that I made was ignored. I spent a good deal of time writing that up aswell,oh well.

I saw this film this film two days ago,its not a bad film but in some parts it made no sense. For example ;when Harry confronts Draco in the bathroom,Harry uses one of the Half Blood's spells on him,leaving him in a pool of blood,nothing happens to Harry,no punishments for using forbidden spells. And what of Half blood Prince the in the title,there is barley anything about it until they find his book,someone (after Harry uses that naughty spell) hides  the book from Harry and its promptly forgotten  until  the end when Snape says something like "oh  I'm the Half blood Prince!"

To conclude on this review,I know 'I've complained about x,y and Z about this film,but I can't really complain about missing parts from the book because its a 60 minute film,and they couldn't possible fit everything in without making it longer and losing their target audience . I know that they will probably miss a large part out of DH because its the longest book in the series,saving everything  for the final battle,which they seem rather eager to get to. They just need something to explain what is going on in the plot,which would make it eaiser to follow.
Oh Crazen,I think Bellatrix Lestrange being psychopath,makes her somewhat crazier  ;D


I've got plenty of other gripes not related to the forums,but I don't wish to shaire them here.

Thats all for now.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Kenotai on August 05, 2009, 02:22:34 pm
I hate my iPod Touch's extremely short battery life.  My DS gets better time.

Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Legodragonxp on August 05, 2009, 02:36:40 pm
I hate that my attention span is getting worse. I mean
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Kenobro on August 05, 2009, 02:39:49 pm
I got a gripe about headache medicines that also make you drowsy.  Why it's not leikfaslf and you fall sleep at the worst moment afsdjn it's so inconvenient kaafjakljf .

*wakes up*.

Wait, what?  Oh, as I was saying they should put more clear labeling. How am I supposed to know tylenol PM is also a sleeping pill?
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Putspooza on August 05, 2009, 02:41:50 pm
I hate that my attention span is getting worse. I mean

N...n....no "-Lego" at the end?

D:

*melts*
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Inkling on August 05, 2009, 02:44:37 pm
How am I supposed to know tylenol PM is also a sleeping pill?
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Kenobro on August 05, 2009, 03:27:50 pm
I thought that it was one of those things you take in the afternoon for all night effectiveness.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: /lurk on August 05, 2009, 03:33:16 pm
Then you should have read the label.

Frankly, if you take pills without reading the label you deserve a lot worse than mildly inconvenient drowsyness.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Kenotai on August 05, 2009, 03:37:44 pm
The pills he is talking about were generic ones that were simply labeled as "afternoon acetominophen".
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Grazony on August 05, 2009, 03:38:11 pm
Frankly, if you take pills without reading the label you deserve a lot worse than mildly inconvenient drowsyness.

Like Death?

Anyway, I hate cars. Specially when you have drive them with no A/C and its like freaking 90 degrees outside.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Cobra on August 05, 2009, 07:48:04 pm
Crack a window then let the breeze come in and cool you down.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Cow on August 06, 2009, 12:14:12 pm
I'm tired of the fear mongering that's going on these days. It really bothers me that people would lie to massive amount of people just because they disagree with the other party. For example: People say that the government would euthanize people if health care reform passes. It's just too dumb to be believed.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on August 06, 2009, 12:44:30 pm
I'm tired of the fear mongering that's going on these days. It really bothers me that people would lie to massive amount of people just because they disagree with the other party. For example: People say that the government would euthanize people if health care reform passes. It's just too dumb to be believed.

But people believe it so it is still a viable tactic. *shrug*

 :(
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Cow on August 06, 2009, 12:50:54 pm
I'm tired of the fear mongering that's going on these days. It really bothers me that people would lie to massive amount of people just because they disagree with the other party. For example: People say that the government would euthanize people if health care reform passes. It's just too dumb to be believed.

But people believe it so it is still a viable tactic. *shrug*

 :(

Yeah. People: Can't live with 'em, can't live without 'em.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on August 06, 2009, 12:53:17 pm
On the flip side, because it is a viable tactic that means we can use it to get what we want as well! :D
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Inkling on August 06, 2009, 03:32:38 pm
Fearmongering isn't exactly a new phenomenon, though.  It's been going on for decades.  The euthanizing old people thing sounds to me like the emails grandparents send about coke cans being covered in rat pee.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Axelgear on August 06, 2009, 06:00:37 pm
Fearmongering is an oooold trick. It's been around since before WWII, around the dawning of the days of modern propaganda.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on August 06, 2009, 08:06:13 pm
Axelgear, Inkling... if you don't believe that fearmongering is a totally new thing and was all my own creation, you will be eaten by pitbulls.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Brandonazz on August 06, 2009, 08:14:04 pm
And if Obama gets his way, so will the rest of your family.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on August 06, 2009, 08:19:28 pm
Aboogaboogabooga!
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Saganmaineiac on August 06, 2009, 08:47:12 pm
LOL!

My Grandma thinks I'm griping a lot. Today, I asked her butt off for food for about 2 hours from Great Falls to Missoula today. I also have my own gripe. I'm typing away on the computer I am using right now, and my baby cousin goes missing because I left the hotel door open. Luckily, he was safe from harm, but MAN! such a Wanderer! >:(

P.S: My cousin is actually my mother's sister's grandson, or my godson. I'm in spokane right now awaiting my flight back to Maine tomorrow. See you guys then! ;D
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Doctor Z on August 06, 2009, 09:21:50 pm
LOL!

My Grandma thinks I'm griping a lot. Today, I asked her butt off for food for about 2 hours from Great Falls to Missoula today. I also have my own gripe. I'm typing away on the computer I am using right now, and my baby cousin goes missing because I left the hotel door open. Luckily, he was safe from harm, but MAN! such a Wanderer! >:(

P.S: My cousin is actually my mother's sister's grandson, or my godson. I'm in spokane right now awaiting my flight back to Maine tomorrow. See you guys then! ;D
You're annoying. Your fault. You're an idiot, you have to be named AS the godfather, to BE the godfather. It's not attained through blood relations.

Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on August 06, 2009, 09:24:52 pm
Well he could have been named... but otherwise, you're right.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: eropS on August 06, 2009, 11:08:16 pm
I also have my own gripe. I'm typing away on the computer I am using right now, and my baby cousin goes missing because I left the hotel door open. Luckily, he was safe from harm, but MAN! such a Wanderer! >:(


Dude how is this a gripe? You left the door open completely regarding your "godson's" safety so you could hurriedly run to the computer to check things that could have waited 30 seconds in order for you to shut a door. Thats no gripe that your cousin left the room.

On that topic, I have a gripe. People who blame others for their mistakes/gripes. I mean where to they get off are they that ignorant to the world or just the self righteous? Seriously its unfathomable that people can so easily blame someone for their mistake rather than just be 'oh, my bad'. But meh, whatever some people are just going to go life like that I suppose :\
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Snork on August 07, 2009, 10:40:27 am
You have to be careful Sagan, Yannick could easily get ahold of the kid.
And then all hope will be lost in ever seeing him again.

Oh and I have a Gripe:
I really, really hate it whenever my cousin decides to play her terrible music on loud, even after she's left the room! In fact, she did it right now! How the heck am I supposed to update The Octopus Theory when I can barely hear myself think?!
 
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: eropS on August 07, 2009, 02:56:02 pm
Dude my sister does that to. She's thriteen and whiter than white (wears Juicy and Dolche white) and insist on talking ghetto and listening to terrible Lil Wayne and Soldja Boy and leaving it on when she leaves to her friends house.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Putspooza on August 07, 2009, 04:02:44 pm
Soulja boy is totally 2008.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: eropS on August 07, 2009, 04:04:02 pm
Dont you mean, 2000 and late

ba dum tish
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Inkling on August 07, 2009, 08:42:08 pm
One of the best things about not living on campus any more is not having to listen to horrible music like soulja boy.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Andrew Ryan on August 07, 2009, 08:45:29 pm
YOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!

Anyway, I have a gripe about food. Why can't I ever seam to find found that's satisfying except in really, really expensive restaurants.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Gungnir on August 07, 2009, 08:53:24 pm
Because you have exquisite tastes.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Cobra on August 08, 2009, 06:55:42 am
I finally got my Xbox live working I have been trying since Thursday but just keep getting the live sign up is not available right now try again later screen. I end up trying a different email address finally it works. For some reason Xbox just didn't seem to like my normal email address.

What annoys me more is that my live account is in no way related to my normal log in on my 360 so if I'm playing online none of my achiements are available and for Rockband none of the songs are unlocked. Well now I'm going to go spend money on downloading Rockband tracks. Speaking of downloads there is only 1 free song in the music store (another gripe) granted it happens to be Still Alive which is all well and cool but still just the one song. Well I tell a lie there is one other song but I can't see my self wanting to download an iCarly song... ever.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Hydromancerx on August 09, 2009, 12:54:56 am
YOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!

Anyway, I have a gripe about food. Why can't I ever seam to find found that's satisfying except in really, really expensive restaurants.

Try eating very bland food or not much food for a while and then foods you once thought were boring suddenly will taste amazing.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Axelgear on August 13, 2009, 06:54:21 pm
I suggest trying things you don't usually try. Don't have to try new foods, just a new combination.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Yannick on August 24, 2009, 06:05:34 pm
I hate vans
I hate doctors, cops and lawyers
I hate Ayn Rand
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Flisch on August 24, 2009, 06:08:22 pm
You know what I don't hate?
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Yannick on August 24, 2009, 06:08:49 pm
Tell me.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Saganmaineiac on August 24, 2009, 06:11:11 pm
I hate that Plank's gone. :'(
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Darth Grievi on August 24, 2009, 06:11:29 pm
You know what I don't hate?

Vests?
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Flisch on August 24, 2009, 06:11:59 pm
I don't hate vests.

But now to some serious business:

I hate the rest that remains inside the ketchup bottle, that you can never get out. It's wasted food. Think about the third world.
Speaking of ketchup, I also hate that the ketchup never leaves the bottle until you actually bring it back into an upright position causing the red stuff to be splattered all over yourself.

I also hate all the stuff that gathers in my mouse.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Yannick on August 24, 2009, 06:12:21 pm
I hate that Plan's gone. :'(
Plan? Who the hell is Plan?
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Putspooza on August 24, 2009, 06:13:30 pm
I hate that Plan's gone. :'(
Plan? Who the hell is Plan?
He means plank

I also hate all the stuff that gathers in my mouse.
Lolwut? Are you using one of those old ball-operated mice?
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Yannick on August 24, 2009, 06:14:19 pm
Oh oh oh, guess who I REALLY hate?
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Putspooza on August 24, 2009, 06:15:20 pm
Do tell.

BETTER NOT BE ME
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Yannick on August 24, 2009, 06:15:54 pm
BETTER NOT BE ME
Oh snap.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Flisch on August 24, 2009, 06:17:58 pm
I also hate all the stuff that gathers in my mouse.
Lolwut? Are you using one of those old ball-operated mice?
No, I am using a laser mouse. *uses the laser mouse to slice his bread while speaking* But the mouse-wheel is a real dirt-catcher. Just look at all this stuff:

(http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c390/Flisch/18-04-09_2308.jpg)

I even pulled out a complete Tyrannosaurus skeleton out of it and some ants were residing between the right mouse button and the wheel. Not to mention the lost city of atlantis. Apparently it wasn't drowned in water after all. >_>
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Yannick on August 24, 2009, 06:20:03 pm
How on Earth can a laser mouse accumulate so much crap? I mean I have a ball mouse and it isn't so bad.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Flisch on August 24, 2009, 06:24:04 pm
How on Earth can a laser mouse accumulate so much crap? I mean I have a ball mouse and it isn't so bad.
As I already said, it is all between the mouse shell and the wheel. It gathers dirt just as much as a ball mouse would, just at different locations.

I hate that my lamp just broke. Now I have to use this stupid little desk light. D:

Warning - while you were typing a new reply has been posted. You may wish to review your post.

*slaps Saganmaineiac on the wrist*
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Yannick on August 24, 2009, 06:35:40 pm
No he isn't. He was lurking for 3 hours after his "ban"


Also:
Stop posting like a troll on crack, it's annoying.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: eropS on August 24, 2009, 07:42:42 pm
Yeah What? Planks banned/gone?

I hate snakes
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Grazony on August 24, 2009, 07:45:42 pm
I hate spiders.


Also, whats all this talk bout Plank? Its getting really confusing. :/

Edit: Nevermind.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Grazony on August 24, 2009, 07:53:24 pm
My gripe today: University homework. It sucks. D:<
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: eropS on August 24, 2009, 07:54:01 pm
*gasp* its gone!

My Gripe - Calculus. Lame.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Hammerman58 on August 24, 2009, 07:55:48 pm
Thank you mods for cleaning this up.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Yannick on August 24, 2009, 07:57:28 pm
HATE THREAD WAS GRIPE THREAD TO THE EXTREME DO YOU NOT UNDERSTAND.


Also, Flisch asked me to.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Putspooza on August 24, 2009, 08:01:19 pm
I had a hate thread too.

WHEN WILL THESE SENSELESS MERGINGS STOP? THINK OF THE THREADS!
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Doomsday on August 24, 2009, 10:42:22 pm
My gripe is that I'm always correct when I don't want to be... and that I'm usually correct most other times. God life can suck.. I shouldn't have good days because my good days are horrible for everyone else, and then life dumps everything on you at once.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Gorman Conall on August 25, 2009, 01:16:41 pm
I hate whiny gamers,

Was just playing Civ hot seat with a friend, We found that awhile in we both wanted to build a city in the same spot.

I warned and warned my friend that while they have not provoked me yet i will not let them have that spot, They put a warrior in the spot (as if that would stop me) I put a small army nearby, After more warnings my friend brought a settler and a worker to the spot, At this point i made it very clear that i could simply use my army one tile away and take the settlers now.

But i was nice and let him go as it took forever for my friend to get the settler.

My friend built the city, I destroyed it, My friend had a tantrum and quit. My friend assumed because they had a (tough start) and we were friends that i should not have done that.

I said we aren't allies and we are both trying to win, I already gave you enough special treatment, You don't get excluded as an enemy i am trying to beat because were friends.

Even now my friend is still angry.

*Sigh*

My advice is..choose your gaming partners wisely..
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Yannick on August 25, 2009, 01:34:45 pm
Don't you guys like headbutt each other after a game? I thought everyone did that.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Veraal on August 25, 2009, 01:49:35 pm
I dislike unlikable people.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Yannick on August 25, 2009, 01:57:07 pm
I dislike unlikable people.
Thank you for informing us.



About your new game partner, here, you can have SM.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Veraal on August 25, 2009, 02:32:17 pm
That sounds very wrong.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Werechicken on August 26, 2009, 09:02:30 am
You know what really winds me up?

Babies

Yeah they're all cute and pleasant, but, that don't wash when it's 3 in the morning and the wretched brat is screaming its tiny little lungs out. You're not genetically related to me so don't push your luck!
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Yannick on August 26, 2009, 09:09:30 am
For a moment there I thought babies aroused you.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: LadyM on August 26, 2009, 09:39:00 am
Makes me wonder why your hearing a baby at 3 in the morning.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Plank of Wood on August 26, 2009, 09:39:56 am
Because they wake up in the middle of the night and scream just because they can.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: LadyM on August 26, 2009, 09:43:55 am
Because that is the only way they can communicate. Something is usually wrong with them if they scream and cry. Quite a few babies sleep through the night at a fairly young age and newborns don't cry as loud as you think.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Plank of Wood on August 26, 2009, 09:58:14 am
Actually I think toddlers scream more; and they can communicate. :-\

Most babies I've known or have known don't scream as much; only when they need help or food or a drink.

But I'm not a mum so I have no knowledge in this area.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Veraal on August 26, 2009, 10:09:09 am
You know a perfectly legit thing to hate?

That "slow mouse" thing in certain games, like, Trine, trying to move the mouse is as sluggish as being drunk. Same goes for Armed assault, sucky mouse thing, I'd much rather have it be like, i dunno, Half life, when you move the mouse, bam, you move, you dont move like, wooooooooOOOOOAAAAAAOOOOOoooooh.


Yeah?
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Putspooza on August 26, 2009, 10:30:12 am
I know what you mean, and yes It's really annoying.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Gunner on August 26, 2009, 11:04:31 am
Yeah, thats mostly the reason why I didn't look into ARMA 2.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Yannick on August 26, 2009, 11:36:35 am
I call that the "I want you to die" mouse.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Veraal on August 26, 2009, 12:32:17 pm
Why the hell do developers do that.

Sometimes I think that games are often made by regular old people who never actually touched a video game.




Oh wait.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Doctor Z on August 26, 2009, 02:01:01 pm
Morrowind has it, but only in the menus.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Veraal on August 26, 2009, 02:28:36 pm
Yeah, I want to cough up blood whenever I experience mouse settings like that.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Yannick on August 26, 2009, 03:13:36 pm
So I'm about to get banned from Facepunch. Awesome.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Gungnir on August 26, 2009, 05:40:37 pm
...why?
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Axelgear on August 26, 2009, 07:10:01 pm
I have a gripe with the Creepy Topic. I have an overactive imagination, it's late at night and I love horror. It's like daring a child to stick his hand in a mousetrap.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Putspooza on August 26, 2009, 07:34:36 pm
wait for morning, you're just asking to not get any sleep. then again, 90% of the stuff there isnt even remotely creepy, except for that candle cove thing, that creeps the hell out of me.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Axelgear on August 26, 2009, 07:41:18 pm
Well, I'm scared to put my feet off the edge of the bed, lest something starts licking them so I'd wager that my fears are greater than yours.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Putspooza on August 26, 2009, 08:31:59 pm
Oh well, I've known that story for ages. I mean ages. so it didnt spook me.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Axelgear on August 26, 2009, 09:12:45 pm
I have two, though. Time does not diminish its impact for me if I am reminded of it.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Veraal on August 27, 2009, 01:51:44 am
Pfff..

Superstitious fools.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Tesla on August 27, 2009, 05:23:51 am
Oh, I know how you feel Axel. I read a ton of creepy stories and watch a ton of creepy videos, then during the night I keep thinking I'll see a face looking at me in the mirror or something. O.O
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Yannick on August 27, 2009, 05:30:15 am
Pfff..

Superstitious fools.
The problem is, the stories that are just out there and overly supernatural don't creep me out. It's those stories that say stuff that actually happens to you. Like: The water you accidentally spray on the ceiling drips on you right? Well there's a story it's actually drool of some monster. While that may not scare you, while you're actually showering, subconsciously you think about that and you're feeling unsettled because of it.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Axelgear on August 27, 2009, 07:21:03 am
Pfff..

Superstitious fools.

No, superstition would be actually believing it. This isn't actually thinking that there's monsters out there, it's just a worried notion in the back of your mind telling you that there might be.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: /lurk on August 27, 2009, 09:32:48 am
Oh, I know how you feel Axel. I read a ton of creepy stories and watch a ton of creepy videos, then during the night I keep thinking I'll see a face looking at me in the mirror or something. O.O

...

Isn't there usually a face there when you look in the mirror?


Note to self: Stock up on garlic, crucifixes.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Kenobro on August 27, 2009, 09:36:18 am
I think he meant a face other than his own, smarty.

On that note, I sometimes get the strangest feelings.  When I'm alone I'll hear bumps upstairs, even though we have no pets. 
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Yannick on August 27, 2009, 09:37:57 am
I think he meant a face other than his own, smarty.

On that note, I sometimes get the strangest feelings.  When I'm alone I'll hear bumps upstairs, even though we have no pets. 
I think the man you locked up in your attic counts as a pet too.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Tesla on August 27, 2009, 11:30:51 am
Guys, some guy just locked me in his attic.

Please help me.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Grazony on August 27, 2009, 11:34:37 am
*snobby voice*
You have moxy. Get yourself out.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Yannick on August 27, 2009, 04:33:12 pm
You know what I hate? Being called cute by girls. That's so goddamned annoying.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Doctor Z on August 27, 2009, 06:20:46 pm
Annoying goddamned so that's. Girls by cute called being. Hate I what know you?



Why did that make sense? I'm scared.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Grazony on August 27, 2009, 06:52:45 pm
Reminded me of Yoda.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Yannick on August 27, 2009, 06:53:46 pm
I think the nerd in us all made us think of Yoda, which has as effect that it made sense.



Right?



EDIT: King of GS
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Grazony on August 27, 2009, 06:57:36 pm
The inner nerd? That sounds a bit..... Illogical.




Edit: You are the King of Gay Smex?
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Yannick on August 27, 2009, 07:06:12 pm
Well it's true that some people have nerd all over them.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Grazony on August 27, 2009, 07:11:50 pm
So...... You are the king then?



Also to stay on topic, My new gripe is replacing brakes on a car, its a b**** to do.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Doomsday on August 27, 2009, 07:16:52 pm
I don't know whether to hate my life or brag about it... wait.. no I hate it.

*removed*

Any comments, positive or negative, about this post will be deleted. I want to vent and the places I normally vent are accessible to both of them. It also helps that I don't know any of you here. Once again, SAY NOTHING. >.> Carry on you geekdom now. Here I'll help....

42 is the answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Yannick on August 27, 2009, 07:31:41 pm
Oh wo-



This user has been banned by Doomsday, reason: ("I warned you")
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Doomsday on August 27, 2009, 07:34:09 pm
Haha.. very funny. You know, you guys should stop joking around like that before one of use decides to make it happen.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Yannick on August 27, 2009, 08:01:13 pm
You're allowed to ban for non-harmful joking? Can I have your job please?
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Doomsday on August 27, 2009, 08:07:08 pm
It's not a one off thing. It's when it gets repeated or develops into a problem.. like when trolls latch on to the joke and make a big fuss about ti after repeated attempts to tell them that was people playing around. Then you get 50+ messages about it and a flooded forum with some twit at the center of it.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: eropS on August 27, 2009, 08:21:06 pm
Ha
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Doctor Z on August 28, 2009, 12:08:45 am
Gasp!


If you rearrange the letters in "some twit", add a few, and take out a few, you get eropS! It all makes sense now!


... What?
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Putspooza on August 28, 2009, 12:52:43 am
The world would probably be better off without me.

I think someone just invoked one of those "angel flying you around showing you what would have happened" montages.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Krakow Sam on August 28, 2009, 05:20:12 am
*Distant sound of Rickrolling*

Little girl: "They say every time you hear Never Gonna Give You Up, an internet angel gets his high-speed wireless connection.

Krakow Sam "Adda boy Pat!"

*Fade to credits while MIDI version of Old Lang Syn plays*
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Tesla on August 28, 2009, 05:29:28 am
Never do that again.

Never.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Kenobro on August 28, 2009, 07:09:04 am
You know what's BS?


ADHD.

It's bull.

I am actually inside a very controlled and stable person, but if you ever saw me in real life I quite literally jump off the walls.  OK, maybe not that bad, but I sometimes actually re-enact Ronald McDonald remixes out of nowhere.  It's stupid because I have no control over it.

Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Andrew Ryan on August 28, 2009, 07:09:58 am
*Distant sound of Rickrolling*

Little girl: "They say every time you hear Never Gonna Give You Up, an internet angel gets his high-speed wireless connection.

Krakow Sam "Adda boy Pat!"

*Fade to credits while MIDI version of Old Lang Syn plays*

Krakow, why must you kill my childhood with your constant shenanigans?  
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Doomsday on August 28, 2009, 07:12:05 am
Huradur ADHD isn't realz.

*5 seconds later*

Durr.. I have ADHD.

That about summarize your post? Or did I confuse something. :-p
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Kenobro on August 28, 2009, 07:15:22 am
No, you confused something.

When did I say ADHD isn't real?


When I said it's BS, I meant it in ike the way you would say hwo awful something is that it exists.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Haseri on August 29, 2009, 10:07:17 am
I'm annoyed when people use stories, like for example, 1984, as legitimate warnings against things.

All the dystopias we see in fiction have to be taken to the extreme so the writer can make an interesting backdrop to the story. This invalidates their use as a 'warning'. Any arguement that has "In 1984/the film Brazil/any other dystopia..." is on the same level as the arguement that the Health Care reforms will bring about socialist death camps.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: /lurk on August 29, 2009, 03:15:40 pm
My gripe? People making crap up about socialists.

"Death camps," indeed.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Doctor Z on August 31, 2009, 01:28:21 pm
But...


Without death camps, how will Alaska prosper?
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Kenobro on August 31, 2009, 01:29:40 pm
What are you talking about?  Alaska doesn't run on death camps. 
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Yannick on August 31, 2009, 01:30:18 pm
So lately I've been really irritated and I personally don't give a crap.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Doctor Z on August 31, 2009, 02:02:54 pm
What are you talking about?  Alaska doesn't run on death camps. 
Well theres no other reason for people to go there.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Kenobro on August 31, 2009, 02:05:22 pm
What do you know of Alaska?  It's a great fishing spot.  Dog races is another reason.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on August 31, 2009, 03:33:00 pm
Two reasons why Alaska is cool. 999,998 reasons why Alaska is not.

I have a problem with people confusing Communism and Socialism.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Ultimatum on August 31, 2009, 05:00:26 pm
My gripe:I am sore looser.

I really,really hate losing.I sometimes I feel like everytime I try something I'm going to end failing miserably. I feel like I never win,and sometimes I just wish  I could scream "ITS NOT FAIR!" but I don't.I'm quite good at not showing my anger at loosing.Infact I usually come across as a good sportsman.

 :'(

My other gripe is that I hate my bad spelling.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Grazony on August 31, 2009, 05:11:55 pm
My gripe is when you come across a bad sportsman, whether you are winning or losing.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Doomsday on August 31, 2009, 05:41:31 pm
Two reasons why Alaska is cool. 999,998 reasons why Alaska is not.

I have a problem with people confusing Communism and Socialism.

Thank you! Do you also get irritated when they try to tell you, and I quote, "Well hurr durrr... it's interchangeable. Everyone knows what I'm talking about... durrrr."

Okay.. so maybe I exaggerated and made up the quote.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: dndfreak on August 31, 2009, 10:50:07 pm
My gripe is when people use the word gripe more than once in a sentence.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Pixxel on September 01, 2009, 12:53:11 pm
My gripe is when people write/speak in a foreign language arrogantly in a country/website and don't even try to speak English or the country's/websites native language. I've even encountered people who get angry at you because you don't understand their language.

For example a saw a few Russians here in Sweden. They were in this store and asked the shopkeeper for something, in Russian. The Shopkeeper kindly said in English "Sorry I don't understand you, please speak English...or Swedish". They just kept speaking in Russian.
Luckily one of the people that worked in the store was part Russian a knew a little, but the thing was she had a strange dialect in Russian and had only learnt it from her grandma.
Anyways she tried to speak to them in Russian, and what did they do?
They just laughed at her because of her strange dialect and more or less told her to piss off and wanted someone that could speak Russian or they would take their business elsewhere.

I personally dislike Russian, don't take me wrong I've meet many Russians that's really cool I even got a few Russian friends of mine, but rich full blooded Russians that's undoubtedly got their fortune because one of their relatives worked for the government during the soviet union. THOSE Russians I really dislike, they're mostly arrogant and think they own the place. Just go on a cruise between Finland and Sweden, you'll know what I mean...

I guess Rich arrogant Russians is more my gripe than people speaking in their native language on an English website.  ::)
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Gunner on September 02, 2009, 08:48:16 pm
Two reasons why Alaska is cool. 999,998 reasons why Alaska is not.

I have a problem with people confusing Communism and Socialism.

Thank you! Do you also get irritated when they try to tell you, and I quote, "Well hurr durrr... it's interchangeable. Everyone knows what I'm talking about... durrrr."

Okay.. so maybe I exaggerated and made up the quote.

Me too. Sucks especially to be in a mostly conservative family, in a conservative catholic school. :-\

Moderator's Note: Fixed the placement of Gunner's response. T'was in the quote section.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Yannick on September 03, 2009, 07:39:12 am
My gripe is that however I act, there will always be people that hate my personality. If I'm nice, people will dislike me for not being funny and stuff, if I'm being funny, people dislike me for being an asshat.


Joy to the world.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Kenotai on September 03, 2009, 07:45:37 am
Umm, it IS possible to be both, it's just that you never learned how to make nice jokes.  Patman is both.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Yannick on September 03, 2009, 07:47:51 am
I have, but most nice jokes are either references or whatever.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Doomsday on September 03, 2009, 07:48:44 am
Patman is an anomaly. A crack team of scientists have been studying him for years without his knowledge, but they have, as of yet, been unsuccessful in deciphering and replicating him.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: dndfreak on September 03, 2009, 09:12:17 am
And it is a gripe BECAUSE???
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Kenobro on September 03, 2009, 09:14:15 am
Who's griping here, we're talking, no need to yell.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Gorman Conall on September 03, 2009, 01:01:34 pm
My gripe is that however I act, there will always be people that hate my personality. If I'm nice, people will dislike me for not being funny and stuff, if I'm being funny, people dislike me for being an asshat.


Joy to the world.

You cant please everyone, Nobody can.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: gec05 on September 03, 2009, 01:13:28 pm
When you are being funny, are you making fun of others or using dark, cynical humor? Or do you fear being a slapstick, make funny voices kind of guy?

There are different ways of being funny. And you don't have to compromise kindness to be funny. Depends on your taste in humor. And you may have to change your viewpoint on that if you want to be a genuinely likable person. Not saying you should try to be a different person, but you may have to reconsider who and what influences you and whether it benefits you at all.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: dndfreak on September 03, 2009, 01:34:04 pm
Apparently, Gec thinks you CAN please everyone.  I think Bob Saget is the only living human capable of that.  Look at his history:  Game shows, crappy sitcoms, talkshow hosting, singing, standup, child molestation, this guy has managed to cover all mainstream media in different parts of his life.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Krakow Sam on September 03, 2009, 01:40:05 pm
Except for the fact that I have no idea who bob Saget is, so he obviously can't be that famous  ;)
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: gec05 on September 03, 2009, 01:44:08 pm
Apparently, Gec thinks you CAN please everyone.  I think Bob Saget is the only living human capable of that.  Look at his history:  Game shows, crappy sitcoms, talkshow hosting, singing, standup, child molestation, this guy has managed to cover all mainstream media in different parts of his life.

I never said you can be an everyone crowd pleaser. Where in my statement did I say those words? You can have people that hate you for being that way. It doesn't mean they're right.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Kenotai on September 03, 2009, 01:58:15 pm
My DS is incompatible with the WiFi security that my DLink uses.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Rysworld on September 03, 2009, 01:59:12 pm
My DS is incompatible with the WiFi security that my DLink uses.
Ditto. :(
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: dndfreak on September 03, 2009, 02:06:07 pm
Wow, me three.  But it's fixed with the DSi.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Yannick on September 03, 2009, 03:02:12 pm
My DS is incompatible with the WiFi security that my DLink uses.
*high-five*

Dlink for the lose!
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Rysworld on September 03, 2009, 03:07:33 pm
*high-five*
Don't you mean *high-four*, considering there are only four people who have said that on this thread? :P
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Veraal on September 03, 2009, 03:13:12 pm
What.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Rysworld on September 03, 2009, 03:15:39 pm
Precisely.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: dndfreak on September 03, 2009, 03:25:53 pm
Silly rysworld, cracking jokes is for Yannick!
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Kenotai on September 03, 2009, 04:37:37 pm
Apparently the DS only supports WEP security, and DLink uses WPA.  If it is different for the DSi, I guess that's another reason to get one.  At least it works for the Wii and my iPod.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: dndfreak on September 03, 2009, 04:44:35 pm
The DSi uses both WEP and WPA, you are correct.  Got mine as soon as they shipped em :)
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Rysworld on September 03, 2009, 07:19:59 pm
Silly rysworld, cracking jokes is for Yannick!
Silly dndfreak, making fun of commercials is for my friend Samuel!
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: dndfreak on September 03, 2009, 07:24:18 pm
Silly rysworld, Samuel is Yannick in disguise.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Rysworld on September 03, 2009, 07:29:28 pm
Silly dndfreak, if so, what is his last name?
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Grazony on September 03, 2009, 07:34:02 pm
Silly forumanites, its against the rules to say someone real life name.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: dndfreak on September 03, 2009, 07:39:58 pm
Silly rysworld, everyone is Yannick in disguise.

Hi, I'm Yannick.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Doctor Z on September 03, 2009, 09:03:11 pm
!kcinnaY m'I ,iH


!?dniwer no em tup ohw ,thgirlA ...
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Grazony on September 03, 2009, 09:22:53 pm
*press buttons on Dr.Z controller mischievously*
*immature giggle*
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Doctor Z on September 04, 2009, 02:36:50 am
 ...uoy etah...


?mih morf yawa taht teg enoemos naC
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: dndfreak on September 04, 2009, 05:53:55 am
*takes controller*

I'm gonna make him do the robot!
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Putspooza on September 04, 2009, 06:18:35 am
ewww...
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: dndfreak on September 04, 2009, 06:28:50 am
Oh, you know what I mean.  I will not make DoctorZ have sexual relations with Awesome.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Grazony on September 04, 2009, 07:19:14 am
*four year old voice*
No mine!
*punchs dndnfreak in the no-no place D:*
Mine.
*takes controller*
You, troller. Me, controller. There difference.
*press buttons on Dr.Z controller mischievously*
*immature giggle*
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Kenobro on September 04, 2009, 07:23:47 am
Start griping more!

I have a gripe, everyone's too silly!

 :)
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Grazony on September 04, 2009, 07:26:26 am
OK my gripes today: Papers, cats, buildings, fans, and a stalker. Thats all for today. (:
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Haseri on September 04, 2009, 07:38:32 am
So you were stalked by a fan of yours, and they sent you a building of paper cats?
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: dndfreak on September 04, 2009, 10:41:28 am
My gripe is Haseri's post.  I don't know why, it just bugs me.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Skyward on September 05, 2009, 10:36:57 am
My gripe: The French got Halo 3: ODST leaked so now they have been spamming the forums on Bungie.net with spoilers making it harder to find an intelligent conversation about an upcoming game in a sea of retardation and die hard fanboyism.

Of course, almost everyone I know hates Halo sooo....
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Haseri on September 05, 2009, 11:29:38 am
Hey you know what I saw at the toy shop today? Mega Blocks Halo. I kid you not.

But this negativity was all blown away when I saw that the new LEGO Agents sets included a Mech. An evil mech. Awesome.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: dndfreak on September 05, 2009, 01:55:47 pm
(http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:MNFEtE-_82bJvM:http://img33.picoodle.com/img/img33/3/2/7/f_halo4m_1af2bfd.jpg)

Holy dear god, what is this world coming to...
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Yannick on September 05, 2009, 02:59:58 pm
My gripe is that everyone seems better at everything.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Doctor Z on September 05, 2009, 03:24:17 pm
Well that's cuz they are.

*poke*
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Yannick on September 05, 2009, 03:24:46 pm
THAT'S LIKE AWESOME FOR MY SELF ESTEEM THANKS Z
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: dndfreak on September 05, 2009, 03:58:57 pm
Hey, if you want compliments ask Xeno and Graz next Tuesday.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Grazony on September 05, 2009, 04:19:48 pm
My gripe now is that joke is getting really old. :l
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: dndfreak on September 05, 2009, 04:27:23 pm
It'll be even older next Tuesday.

Wait, didn't you start it in the first place?
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Grazony on September 05, 2009, 04:56:02 pm
Listen and listen good to these typed word my friend. When something starts it has to stop. Wins slowly become Fails. Life begins and death ends it. Understand?! Your constant trolling is even beginning to drive me insane. Not even Sagan could do that.





Edit: You know what? I'll just ignore this augment all together for one reason. Its the internet, no one wins an argument here unless they are a mod.

Edit2: Please forgive me, dndfreak. It is againist my morals to be mad at anyone no matter what they have done or what they are.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: dndfreak on September 05, 2009, 08:00:22 pm
Relax, I'll be dropping it.  This whole thing will blow over by next Tuesday, trust me.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Inkling on September 05, 2009, 08:06:23 pm
So I mentioned that I love the fall in the love thread.  There is one thing that I don't like about the fall, and that's allergies.  Oh, how I miss being able to breathe through my nose.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Grazony on September 05, 2009, 08:36:35 pm
.....over by next Tuesday.....
*twitch*



I love pinatas! The reason I love them so much is because you get to beat them with a stick and eat there sweet insides.
*crazy smile*
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: dndfreak on September 05, 2009, 08:54:05 pm
When you use bold, large-font text that isn't in caps, it's always a good idea to use the correct spelling of the word "there".  Even in caps it's a good idea, but people will be more concerned by the fact that you're using caps.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Grazony on September 05, 2009, 09:37:05 pm
I didn't want to use caps because no one finds it threatening anymore, more like annoying. And believe me I know annoying. And I used bold to capture the attention of the reader.
Plus, I wasn't in the right state of mind and went temporally insane which in turn affected my grammer. Whats your excuse? Other than being human and capable of making mistakes? Or are you some kind of god that does no wrong and has no sins. If not call me when you have eliminated all flaws in yourself, oh future god. I would love to hear your angelic voice over the phone. I wish to hear your perfect voice flood my very being completing me and bringing me one step closer to your perfection. I wish to be one of your angels/prophets spreading your gospel across the lands. Bring all others toward your perfection. May those who shun you burn in a hell from where there is no mercy or rest. May the other gods cower before your throne. Oh great one who art in the interweb please hear my plea and bring unto me your eternal blessing. May I wash in thy glory and sing praises unto thee. And as I write your holy words down in your holy book we will know what caused you to become a god...... Your perfect grammer skills.
*extreme sarcasm*

p.s. It may be againist my morals, but I will hate with a passion that would rival the heat of a billion suns.
p.s.s. I don't care if it was because you were only correcting me. I still hate you.

And that ladies and gentlemen is the end of my gripe with dndfreak.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: dndfreak on September 05, 2009, 09:39:42 pm
Umm... I was only saying it looked funny in that particular post, I really don't have too much of a problem with people making a mistake here and there.  However, I did think this is funny.

Plus, I wasn't in the right state of mind and went temporally insane which in turn affected my grammer.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Gorman Conall on September 07, 2009, 04:20:27 pm
I hate how people see some statistics or polls and treat them as pure infallible facts.

So many factors play in, Why was the poll held? Who did they ask? Who did the asking? Where was the location people were polled?.

We live in an age where nothing matters anymore. Everything a statistic and statistics are truth no matter what.

“42.7 percent of all statistics are made up on the spot” - Steven Wright.

There are lies, damn lies, and statistics. - Mark Twain

Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Krakow Sam on September 08, 2009, 03:41:00 am
Yes Gorman, we clearly need more Truthiness. Doesn't matter what the facts are, its whats FEELS RIGHT that's true.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Putspooza on September 08, 2009, 05:13:37 am
dont you guys hate it when you give someone the wrong directions and then you go and buy a cola and then you realise you gave them the wrong directions so you start running to catch up with them and give them the right directions and after you do you feel all happy and then you open your cola and an endless stream of cola is spewing off the top of the bottle because you shook it the whole time you were running and you didnt even notice and so you lose a lot of cola?

...you know? I hate it when that happens to me..
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Detoxicated on September 08, 2009, 05:21:35 am
Lol...
I hate it when theres nothing to do:(
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Yannick on September 08, 2009, 09:36:27 am
I hate it when I run out of my salvia.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Grazony on September 08, 2009, 10:51:38 am
I hate people that have a 'high and mighty' attitudes and act like they superior to everyone else. You know the ones I talking about. All of you have at least met one. The one I know think that he is too good to cook/make meals for himself and takes my money when ever he wants. So he spends MY money on takeout food nearly everyday. It would be so bad if he just let me have at least half of it or something with me. He was a nice guy when I first met him, but now he is a d*ck. What makes it worse is that money he taking is the only money I have right now because I can't get a job. Even at Wal-mart! D:<
My grandmother friends can get jobs at Wal-mart and yet I can't?! Stupid economy.
So yeah I have this kind of hate where you just want curb stomp him or split his heads open with a baseball base..... A metal one. Then going on a rampage though Wal-mart...... Hmmmmmmm........

brb, killing and rampaging.

Edit: I am getting the problem...... fixed.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Yannick on September 08, 2009, 10:57:29 am
Erm, stop giving him your goddamned money? Stop being a ***** man, stand up for yourself.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Grazony on September 08, 2009, 11:06:28 am
I don't give him the money he just takes it. I already reported him to "higher authorities", but they say they need proof that he did it or they can't do anything about it......
I COULD SHOW THE MUTPILE BOXS HE THROWS AWAY OFFICER!!
Hmmmmm...... Nope still not enough.
D:<

I am going to set up a camera tonight. (:<
I'll catch that b*sterd yet. Just you wait. And when I do he will pay!
Muhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!
*twitch*
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Snork on September 08, 2009, 11:09:55 am
That does sound like a bad situation Graz. I hope you manage to stop him.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: dndfreak on September 08, 2009, 11:50:49 am
Alright, I get the hint Graz.  I'll stop.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Kenobro on September 08, 2009, 11:53:58 am
I have a gripe, dndfreak thinks everybody's always talking to him or about him.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: dndfreak on September 08, 2009, 11:55:33 am
I have a gripe, Keno over here can't understand when someone's making a joke.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Grazony on September 08, 2009, 11:56:30 am
Oh god dndfreak you just made me laugh hard! :D
I'm serious I actually laughed.

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I found it funny. Anyway I starting to like him more since he stop repeating that joke. (:

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Of f*** you Warning!
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Kenobro on September 08, 2009, 11:58:03 am
I have a gripe, Keno over here can't understand when someone's making a joke.
Neither can you.  You threatened to punch me in the face.  Really great joke getting, dndfreak.  Real' smooth.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Yannick on September 08, 2009, 11:58:36 am
My gripe of today: WOMEN.


Why are you so goddamned illogical.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Snork on September 08, 2009, 12:00:05 pm
Women are from Venus, IIRC.
Which means that we have to shove them all into Apartheid slums as they are aliens.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: dndfreak on September 08, 2009, 12:02:07 pm
What?  When did I threaten to punch you?

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This place is TOO active for once.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Snork on September 08, 2009, 12:03:45 pm
Why do you care so much? I consider that a good thing.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Yannick on September 08, 2009, 12:04:33 pm
Yeah usually this place is boring and dull and crap.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: dndfreak on September 08, 2009, 12:06:01 pm
I care because I'm sick of trying to post and get a frickin warning, so I type something else and get another one and suddenly I need to put in a quote that shouldn't have been necessary... yadda yadda yadda etc etc etc
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Snork on September 08, 2009, 12:06:38 pm
Then type faster.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on September 08, 2009, 12:09:45 pm
Don't mistake the forum being "too active" for a bunch of idiots posting nothing as fast as they can.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Snork on September 08, 2009, 12:10:34 pm
Did Patman just call us idiots?
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Ultimatum on September 08, 2009, 12:11:39 pm
Did Patman just call us idiots?


Yes, yes he did.

My gripe is that I hate Rugby,thanksfully,we are only doing it for a term.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: dndfreak on September 08, 2009, 12:12:39 pm
Yes, yes he did.  Ban yourself, patman.

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I'm not joking, this is really friggin annoying.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Snork on September 08, 2009, 12:13:08 pm
I need to go lie down now.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Yannick on September 08, 2009, 12:13:56 pm
Can I claim glory for being one of the idiots?
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Tesla on September 08, 2009, 12:14:45 pm
I hate bad wifi connections.

And bandwidth limits.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: dndfreak on September 08, 2009, 12:18:11 pm
(http://images.cheezburger.com/completestore/2009/9/8/128969109605189995.jpg)
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Snork on September 08, 2009, 12:20:47 pm
Did you make that your self?
Shrink it down and make it a tag!
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Yannick on September 08, 2009, 12:21:26 pm
I love you to sweatheart.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Krakow Sam on September 08, 2009, 12:23:26 pm
DnDfreak, that kind of thing isn't good netiquette.

If Yannick wasn't so good humored about it you'd be racking up offenses leading to a ban.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: dndfreak on September 08, 2009, 12:25:23 pm
I did it BECAUSE I knew he wouldn't care.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Tesla on September 08, 2009, 12:26:10 pm
Oh just get it over with.

We all know it's coming.

He's the next reincarnation of Sagan, and TTT, and Malt...
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Yannick on September 08, 2009, 12:27:05 pm
Actually, I am greatly offended by your image. How dare you compare my intellect to that of George Bush JUNIOR. You might as well call me a... What's dumber than George Bush? Help me out here guys.


EDIT: But AW, atleast he's an amusing troll.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Snork on September 08, 2009, 12:27:32 pm
How can we stop this evil?
EDIT: What's dumber than bush? Ummm.....Uh...
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Rysworld on September 08, 2009, 12:28:53 pm
You might as well call me a... What's dumber than George Bush? Help me out here guys.
A particularly stupid bacterium?
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: dndfreak on September 08, 2009, 12:29:46 pm
Nope, the one thing dumber than bush is Gary Brolsma.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Yannick on September 08, 2009, 12:30:18 pm
Close but not quite.

How about a virus? Although at least a virus knows where the nuculear missiles of the body are and how to avoid them...


EDIT: Okay, being ninja'd thrice in a row is annoying me.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Gorman Conall on September 08, 2009, 12:43:45 pm
Yes Gorman, we clearly need more Truthiness. Doesn't matter what the facts are, its whats FEELS RIGHT that's true.

Whats feelings have to do with anything? Feelings have nothing to do with my gripe at all.

I am annoyed that people follow statistics as if they are facts without knowing any of the facts behind them.

I could go run a poll to see how many people are vegetarian. And i could come back with 75%..but what i didn't tell you is i polled people at a vegetarian restaurant.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Krakow Sam on September 08, 2009, 12:47:09 pm
The drive of your post seemed to be more along the lines of "Statistics are worthless".

I don't really see how this born again divorce thing could be a victim of statistical bias since the selection criteria for the poll was that the people being polled were Born Again Christians. Not to mention data like that is easily come by since its the sort of thing that is included on a national census, which means the poll would result in a large cross section of your country. Unless you're trying to insinuate that born again christians who didn't get divorced also refuse to participate in censuses and polls >_>
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Gorman Conall on September 08, 2009, 12:55:17 pm
The drive of your post seemed to be more along the lines of "Statistics are worthless".

I don't really see how this born again divorce thing could be a victim of statistical bias since the selection criteria for the poll was that the people being polled were Born Again Christians. Not to mention data like that is easily come by since its the sort of thing that is included on a national census, which means the poll would result in a large cross section of your country. Unless you're trying to insinuate that born again christians who didn't get divorced also refuse to participate in censuses and polls >_>

Wait what?, My gripe had nothing to do with the poll in the religion thread. The poll in the religion thread was quite simple anyway i left my answer about it in the religion thread awhile ago..

I am talking about polls and statistics in general. For example.

Women over 35 have a .5% chance of ever getting married.


How would you even gather factual data for a poll like that?. Unless for years they have been observing thousands of women over the age of 35 until the day they die to see if they ever get married. And if they DID do that somebody need slapped for wasting that much money.

Heres another one i copy pasted the text from it from another website.

One hundred thousand dogs are killed each year falling out of pickup trucks.



No, wait . . . this is my favorite stupid statistic, again from Parade. Think about it -- that's 274 dogs a day, 11 dogs a hour, falling out of trucks. Two thousand dogs a year per state. Have you ever seen or heard of a dog dying this way? Of course, the data was from the Humane Society, campaigning for the banning of pickup trucks, or something . . . 
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Krakow Sam on September 08, 2009, 12:57:45 pm
Gorman. All marriages are officially registered by the state. The bride's age would be right there.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Grazony on September 08, 2009, 04:55:06 pm
I have that camera up now! Its only a matter of time now!



EDIT: Okay, being ninja'd thrice in a row is annoying me.
Thats three shurikens to the arse for Yannick.
*adds to the ninja'd lists*
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Veraal on September 10, 2009, 01:02:25 pm
I hate, hate, hate hate hate HATE,




the stench of paracet.

I almost have to puke when I smell it, i nearly have to leave the room if i smell it. It's just, ****ing christ it just breaks me.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: dndfreak on September 10, 2009, 01:05:54 pm
I hate lagging out in the middle of a raid.

Did that in WoW once, but it kept me in the group.  Logged in two hours later, the quest was complete and I had a bunch of new gear.

Ah well.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Doomsday on September 10, 2009, 08:36:30 pm
This is more than a gripe but rather than hijacking Off Topic again.. well... read.

opdday2001pics: Great....  yahoo didn't archive anything
opdday2001pics: I don't have a brother...
opdday2001pics: He is dead to me.
Girl Friend: =( what happened babe?
Girl Friend: *hugs you tightly*
opdday2001pics: I leave my computer password protected and in the Switch Users screen... I figure even if he resets it he can't get in and he seals his fate of never being able to touch my **** again... but no.. he has to be a wise ass and get help from his dick ass forum friends or whatever and he basically breaks into my computer... goes into save mode uses the System Admin to completely reset my password (which comes with the negative effect of wiping all my settingsm and some personal info and the like). But no.. that's not enough for him
Girl Friend: oh my gosh...
opdday2001pics: He edits my wallpaper, my mouse pointer, my sound theme, and puts on several other programs
opdday2001pics: makes it al lgay **** too
opdday2001pics: like dicks and care bears and gay sex sounds
Girl Friend: wow, what the ****?
opdday2001pics: He puts on this program, called Avoid...
Girl Friend: =(
opdday2001pics: which makes the start menu jump away from your mouse... which is defeated easily enough except it's basically malware in that it keeps starting itself up when you close it.
opdday2001pics: So I lost all conversations, or messages that I would have gotten. I hate missing messages.
Girl Friend: baby, im sorry... i didnt realize he was THAT immature
Girl Friend: i know i didnt send any messages while you were away, but i obviously cant speak for anyone else
opdday2001pics: *sigh* ****.. that's so stupid of me... it must be my damn mouse that's messing ups fault.. that and my brothers fault for making me rush to close it down so I can go to work.
opdday2001pics: The messages I sent you... didn't go to you.
Girl Friend: what do you mean?
opdday2001pics: I dunno.. I sent you a message before I left.... and it didn't go to you.
opdday2001pics: I don't know how... because I clicked on you...
Girl Friend: it went to someone else?
opdday2001pics: Yes.. on my yahoo list
opdday2001pics: I'm positive I clicked you... but the message was sent to another user.
opdday2001pics: opdday2001pics: I miss you. *hugs**kiss* I probably shouldn't have told you to go... and now I have to start getting ready for work. I love you, Stacy. I hope your day goes well and that you feel a bit better.
opdday2001pics: *kisses* Talk later baby. *hugs*
Girl Friend: awww *hugs*
Girl Friend: lol, what other user? hopefully someone you know?
opdday2001pics: Nope.. don't know them... someone on my list but I've not talked to them in a long time... and even then we didn't talk much.
opdday2001pics: It was someone random from some random site
Girl Friend: well it will probably go unnoticed
Girl Friend: *hug*
Girl Friend: is your computer running ok?
Girl Friend: can you unplug the power supply and hide it?
Girl Friend: oh, guess that wouldnt help you
opdday2001pics: My computer is fine now
opdday2001pics: I got it all sorted out before signing on.
opdday2001pics: Mostly
opdday2001pics: I think I'll be weeding out bits of it for awhile
Girl Friend: your brother really is an idiot
Girl Friend: who does things like that?
Girl Friend: you need to come live with me
opdday2001pics: *******s do things like that..

and I want to. *hugs*  Don't say it if you aren't sure you mean it. lol  (Teasing)
Girl Friend: *hugs*
opdday2001pics: But *kisses* I'll be okay.. I yelled and shouted and threatened enough... if my mom's BF woke up.. well... Jason's at fault.
Girl Friend: what does he do when you yell at him?
opdday2001pics: Laughs a bit.. and says "but it's funny"
opdday2001pics: and
Girl Friend: *sigh*
opdday2001pics: "it was a joke"
Girl Friend is typing a message.
Girl Friend: he is something else
opdday2001pics: He is the spawn of 4chan... even though he's never been there
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Grazony on September 10, 2009, 08:51:43 pm
The last line made me laugh a little.

Also I caught him. I not going to turn him in though. You know why? Because his parents both got into some car accident and he is the only one who can take care of them(has no other family). His father might lose one or both of his legs(Still waiting to see) and his mother has broken her neck along with most of her ribcage. I don't know if she is paralyzed or not. He is really torn up about it. I just let it slide he has already got enough on his plate. I just hope they will be okay.

*sign*
That unlucky b*sterd.

Edit: He says he is going to move over where they are and stay with them. I hope he will be ok. Money is replaceable, but people(especially family) aren't.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Doomsday on September 10, 2009, 09:15:50 pm
Revenge is a dish best served now.

I posted this:

Quote
Dick ass move, you jerks. My brother (the one who posted before and who frequents this little hell hole that spawns retarded 4chan wannabes, which is pretty damned retarded) deserved being locked out of my computer. He never does what I tell him. He winds up giving my computer viruses, downloads **** games (installs them to the C Drive, which I try and keep above 10 gigs on), won't delete his movie files, and just generally won't leave things alone.

I didn't really hold him at knife point. Unlike this bastard, I have self-control... I was angry and was using it to try and get answers from him because I don't like dealing with this bull**** after a long day at work. I'd never purposefully stab him, as long as I was in full control of my faculties.

So, you can all get ****ed.

Oh and Jason... apparently you never listened when I said don't save your passwords onto my computer either.

"god" isn't a very good password. You should really change it to something harder.
On the forum he asked for help from. It was priceless.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Snork on September 15, 2009, 11:10:03 am
I HATE it when car alarms go off.
There's one outside right now, dear god it's been going on for hours and hours on end Jesus Christ it won't stop MAKE IT STOP.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Putspooza on September 15, 2009, 11:12:55 am
I hate rubix cubes. god, the frustration.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Inkling on September 15, 2009, 11:31:43 am
Look on the bright side, Snork.  When the owner of the car finally shows up, his battery will probably be dead.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Snork on September 15, 2009, 11:56:00 am
No problem, It's finally stopped :)
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Grazony on September 15, 2009, 12:36:45 pm
Ok either Snork destroyed the car, the batteries went dead, or owner came back.
Hmmmm..... I wanna say Snork destroying it.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Yannick on September 15, 2009, 12:40:44 pm
He probably broke in the car and stole it. Don't you just hate it when they go off during such a previously successful thieving attempt?
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Rysworld on September 15, 2009, 03:19:44 pm
I HATE HATE HATE when a videogame is HARD FOR THE WRONG REASONS. It just... Gah! There are no words to describe it! It's just so FRUSTRATING!
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: dndfreak on September 15, 2009, 05:16:54 pm
You mean hard because of technical issues, right?  Yeah, it gets to be annoying.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Rysworld on September 15, 2009, 06:51:41 pm
Mostly, but sometimes it's because of controls and story. Do controls fall under technical issues, though? I'm not sure.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: dndfreak on September 15, 2009, 07:21:24 pm
Yes they would.  Tech issues are anything between the hardware and software that limit the player to do actios that the game SHOULD allow them to perform, for example if a game had poorly timed jumps like in early Prince of Persia titles.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Tesla on September 16, 2009, 09:02:20 am
I hate stupid people who say stupid things and then act stupid about it.

Me and my friends were with this guy who was trying to get my attention, so he says to me (I think he thinks this is funny) "hey, if you don't answering the following question you're gay! Hahahahaha!" (That's right, no question.)

We laughed at him a bit (but not in a cruel way, he is sort of a friend) and he responded with "at least I don't analyze everything I say! God!"

Uh... what? God forbid you say SMART THINGS! D:

He's denying it ever happened now. :P

The same guy is actually known for saying stupid things. A guy was doodling in his book and had written "I'm" and this guy just yelled "forehead, but with a 4 so it's 4head!"

Yeah.

It's really just a gripe, I don't HATE it.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: dndfreak on September 16, 2009, 01:03:52 pm
I hate stupid people who say stupid things and then act stupid about it.

It's really just a gripe, I don't HATE it.

I hate when people contradict themselves as much as Glen Beck.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Kenobro on September 16, 2009, 01:43:14 pm
How was alwayswatching being contradictory?
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: dndfreak on September 16, 2009, 06:48:34 pm
I hate stupid people who say stupid things and then act stupid about it.

It's really just a gripe, I don't HATE it.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Yannick on September 17, 2009, 09:29:24 am
It's a reread and a conclusion of saying he doesn't really hate it after all.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: dndfreak on September 19, 2009, 08:58:05 pm
I hate how i can't post and play dfo at the same time.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Doomsday on September 19, 2009, 10:20:43 pm
Women.

Am I right?
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Grazony on September 19, 2009, 10:54:12 pm
I have a new gripe today. I seem to be confusing everything with something else. In fact I thought this thread was the "What are you playing now?" thread. It also lead me to laugh out loud at Doomsday post. So its something like a gripe thats annoying sometimes and other times its hilarious. ._.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: dndfreak on September 20, 2009, 03:15:39 am
Maybe it's because the post was funny, maybe it's because it's 6 AM and I haven't slept.  What I do know is that I laughed for a long time at this.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Tesla on September 20, 2009, 06:36:39 am
I hate stupid people who say stupid things and then act stupid about it.

It's really just a gripe, I don't HATE it.

I hate when people contradict themselves as much as Glen Beck.

I hate you.

Lolol.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: dndfreak on September 20, 2009, 08:17:13 pm
I hate it when people type lolol.  Really, is there any difference between lol and lolol?

I also hate it when people post that the difference is an 'ol'.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Rysworld on September 20, 2009, 08:19:45 pm
The difference is an "ol."
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: dndfreak on September 20, 2009, 08:21:11 pm
Somehow, I knew it would be you that would post that.

Shouldn't you be looking at pet genitals or something?
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Inkling on September 20, 2009, 08:31:09 pm
It really does kinda bother me when people force themselves to come up with something to post in this thread.  We don't have new gripes all the time, and petty complaints about forum stuff isn't the point.  It's okay to let this thread go silent for a while until someone comes up with a real gripe.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: dndfreak on September 20, 2009, 08:37:38 pm
I think it's more like replying in a way that stays relevant to the topic.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Rysworld on September 20, 2009, 08:45:27 pm
Back on topic!

My gripe is 8th grade homework. I get a ton, and I'm one of the lucky ones. Somehow, being in honors doesn't feel very honourable.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Legodragonxp on September 21, 2009, 07:42:53 am
Back on topic!

My gripe is 8th grade homework. I get a ton, and I'm one of the lucky ones. Somehow, being in honors doesn't feel very honourable.

Insult to injury; the greatest rewards for honor are usually given posthumously.

-Lego
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Brandonazz on September 21, 2009, 07:59:11 am
You get to your senior year of high school, take 7 AP classes, and then talk to me about homework, boy.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Kenobro on September 21, 2009, 12:01:46 pm
No right to complsin, rys.  Someone I know takes Honors pre-calc, snd they're a sophomore.

Gpt a gripr:  Wii keyboars SUCKS.  The letters are so close together.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Yannick on September 21, 2009, 12:13:53 pm
Then do us all a favor and don't use them.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Kenobro on September 21, 2009, 12:28:36 pm
Then do us all a favor and don't use them.

I won't unless it's necessary.  I get Wii internet from a different spot than PC internet, so if PC internet is down I use Wii.  Plus I might try and get a USB keyboard.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Didero on September 21, 2009, 12:35:22 pm
That shouldn't be too hard, almost all modern keyboards have a USB connector instead of the old PS/2.
Unless you meant 'find somewhere' instead of 'buy', then that might be a bit more difficult :P
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Doomsday on September 21, 2009, 02:20:03 pm
Then how about this? Jury Duty.

Thank god I wasn't selected to be the juror on the case I sat in today. I don't want to be a juror in a murder case.

Another gripe I have, the weird way the legal system chooses to pronounce everything, like Juror, petit and Defendant.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Yannick on September 21, 2009, 02:21:34 pm
My gripe is stalkers. You know, the people who think you're their best friend/boyfriend simply because you like smiled nicely to them once.


Jesus christ who the hell gave her my number >_>
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Grazony on September 21, 2009, 03:00:59 pm
Is this topic also count as a hate topic? Because if it is I freaking hate biology college tests. They are not that long, at all. 45 questions seems like a good test number. I just wish they used simpler words when making the frocking questions.
Of course it probably wouldn't be college if it wasn't hard.... Oh well. Live and let live.

Jesus christ who the hell gave her my number >_>
*whistles innocently*

Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: dndfreak on September 21, 2009, 03:10:05 pm
Oh Yannick, why oh why did you have to remind me of that creepy freshman girl that I couldn't shake all sophmore year?  That was cruel.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: eropS on September 21, 2009, 04:56:56 pm
You get to your senior year of high school, take 7 AP classes, and then talk to me about homework, boy.

Hey, you take 5 IB Classes that will ultimately accumulate to you taking two 'SL' and three 'HL' level test, most of which 3 hours, most of which largely essay based, some having no multiple choice at all. Imagine the course load for those classes, I had to write 15 pages HANDWRITTEN last night over 5 separate ideas over the course of roughly 10 poems by Sylvia Plath and Evan Boland. Then imagine that plus a calculus assignment. Thats about average for me. 

You can't talk $--- until you've been in the IB program.

Oh, and I have a 4000 word research paper (with about a minimum of 10 sources required) due october fifth.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Cobra on September 21, 2009, 09:29:19 pm
Then how about this? Jury Duty.

Thank god I wasn't selected to be the juror on the case I sat in today. I don't want to be a juror in a murder case.

Another gripe I have, the weird way the legal system chooses to pronounce everything, like Juror, petit and Defendant.

A wiseman (Homer Simpson) once said. "The trick to getting out of jury duty is to say you're prejudice against all racial minorities."
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Inkling on September 21, 2009, 09:53:20 pm
I wouldn't mind jury duty, but a murder case would be stressful.

I was called once for jury duty, but I was leaving the country the next week so I couldn't do it.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Cobra on September 21, 2009, 09:55:32 pm
My sister has been called for jury duty but her work office doesn't want to give her the time off so are trying to get her out of it.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Doomsday on September 21, 2009, 10:08:35 pm
What state Cobra? I mean Jury Duty is mandatory without valid reason and companies aren't allowed yto fire you for it. Most have to pay you some compensation. >.>

Apparently that was the only time I had to go this week.. no more Criminal Cases to sit for.. now I have nothing to do until Friday when I go back to work. >.> I wonder if there is a shift to pick up on Thursday.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Cobra on September 21, 2009, 10:23:26 pm
Victoria, Australia I'm not sure what the local laws are. I'm not even sure how successful her company will be in getting her out of it. She only does reception for them so it's nothing major.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Haseri on September 22, 2009, 08:26:46 am
I think the only thing I wouldn't want to sit as a jury for is a fraud case. Takes too damn long, according to my old law teacher.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Detoxicated on September 22, 2009, 08:34:47 am
hey its your right, so use it... also dont you get payed for it?
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Doomsday on September 22, 2009, 08:42:28 am
hey its your right, so use it... also dont you get payed for it?

Chump change. 5 dollars a day the first 3 days, than 40 a day after that.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Detoxicated on September 22, 2009, 08:45:37 am
oh okay, thats little...
but if the company has to pay you as well then you get mad rich by sitting in court???
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Yannick on September 22, 2009, 09:25:30 am
You know when you like cut your nails slightly too short and after doing stuff the skin under the nails starts detaching from the nail and then it starts being annoying and stuff? I have this at this very moment and I could like chew my finger off in frustration.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Doomsday on September 22, 2009, 09:29:43 am
oh okay, thats little...
but if the company has to pay you as well then you get mad rich by sitting in court???

If your company pays you, you have to return it or give the money you get for being in jury duty to your company. You don't get two pay days, the system is set up to prevent that. For the most part anyway as that doesn't stop some people from doing it, but largely, it works.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Snork on September 22, 2009, 09:50:05 am
A gripe...Les see..
Umm....I hate Hannah Montana?
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Didero on September 22, 2009, 10:22:00 am
A gripe...Les see..
Umm....I hate Hannah Montana?
You know, you don't have to post. Here or anywhere else.
And this is kind of my gripe, so don't accuse me of hypocrisy ;)
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Snork on September 22, 2009, 10:25:45 am
So it's all Optional? Wow.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Didero on September 22, 2009, 10:27:17 am
Almost discouraged, even.
So only post if you really, really feel like you can positively contribute to a conversation.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Snork on September 22, 2009, 10:29:58 am
Okay, okay. Lesson learned :)
Real gripe this time:
I really, really hate it whenever my retard cousin password-protects his account for no real reason, gives me a fake password, and then leaves me with a single computer to share with my siblings.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Grazony on September 22, 2009, 10:31:03 am
So only post if you really, really feel like you can positively contribute to a conversation.
Thats not always a good thing though. Specially with newbs who think they can.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Didero on September 22, 2009, 10:36:20 am
So only post if you really, really feel like you can positively contribute to a conversation.
Thats not always a good thing though. Specially with newbs who think they can.
Either they're ignored, or corrected. So they'll learn soon enough when a post actually adds something to the discussion. (I hope >_>)
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Yannick on September 22, 2009, 10:38:47 am
And then you've got dndfreak.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Ultimatum on September 22, 2009, 10:42:01 am
*comes in huffing and puffing*

God I hate Crosscountry running,3000  meters,and three miles..

* collapses on floor*

Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Snork on September 22, 2009, 10:42:54 am
That sounds rather cool man! Are you an athlete?
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Ultimatum on September 22, 2009, 10:53:47 am
That sounds rather cool man! Are you an athlete?

*gets up*

God no.

They suddenly announced during a PE lesson that everyone was to run 3000 meters for "Crosscountry"

There is more, but I'm too lazy to type it all up.

Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Legodragonxp on September 23, 2009, 12:18:51 pm
Shortsighted cops....

I'm getting on the freeway (55mph zone) and at the bottom of the ramp on the right edge just before the merge point is a stopped sheriff cruiser (no lights on other than brake lights). So I ride the left edge of the ramp at 30mph and after passing deputy dog, punch it to get up to 55mph in the 100ft or so I have left.

Christmas time. About a quarter mile down the road I getted pulled over by same sheriff officer. Lights, siren, and even a PA warning "Pull over!". I pulled over right away, moving as far off the road as possible.

Up comes the hot headed deputy dog wanting to know why I was 'racing past her'. (female deputy dog.... {cough})

Calmly, I said that I saw an emergency vehicle at the bottom of the ramp and, per state law, moved to the left and slowed down. However, because of approaching traffic I had to speed up quickly to merge safely after passing her car. She started to grumble something about unecessary acceleration, paused, and then said I could go.

What a waste of time. I made a point of very slowly merging when she let me go so I could back up about 20 cars behind me (and place them between her and me). I gotta wonder if she got the point.

Probably not.

-Lego
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: FROMAN on September 25, 2009, 03:21:50 pm
GAAA!!! My collage application essay it f*****g vanished! Why is there some logout timer! It took me two hours to write and i couldn't save the entire time, then when i submitted it it wanted me to login again.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Cow on September 25, 2009, 03:57:03 pm
That sounds rather cool man! Are you an athlete?

*gets up*

God no.

They suddenly announced during a PE lesson that everyone was to run 3000 meters for "Crosscountry"

There is more, but I'm too lazy to type it all up.



That's why I'm joining the track team at my high school. It's all short distances, man. 3000 meters... that's like 1.5 miles? That sucks.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Rysworld on September 25, 2009, 04:00:39 pm
My gripe is sickness. Having a bad case of something whose symptoms are fatigue, headache, and sore throat at per. 3 really sucks. Especially since it probably won't get me out of school, seeing as how it's a Friday and a three-day weekend.

Bleh.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Cow on September 25, 2009, 04:05:45 pm
Swine flu? Uh-oh, I better get off the internet before I catch it!
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Kenobro on September 25, 2009, 04:06:39 pm
Flu!  Flu on the intermanet!

Just so you know...


Anyway, my gripe is those tiny balls that osmosis into your shoes when turn is first laid down.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Doctor Z on September 25, 2009, 06:19:13 pm
...


...



...


Wait, what...?
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Grazony on September 25, 2009, 08:17:49 pm
Kenobro. I think you need to see a doctor. Because you just had a seizure or something. I didn't understand a word you typed.

GAAA!!! My collage application essay it f*****g vanished! Why is there some logout timer! It took me two hours to write and i couldn't save the entire time, then when i submitted it it wanted me to login again.
Holy ****. The samething happen over at my university. People are pissed at those wasted hours.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: eropS on September 25, 2009, 09:12:36 pm
Thats why you write in in Word Processor and then copy past.

Noobs.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Rysworld on September 25, 2009, 09:15:48 pm
Thats why you write in in Word Processor and then copy past.

Noobs.
That's what I was thinking. Whenever I do an essay or such, every paragraph or so I copy.

My gripe is bad fast food. My mom got really sick eating at Del Taco once.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Kenobro on September 26, 2009, 09:01:23 am
What I meant is how when new turf is liad down, at least the kind of turf my school uses, there are these tiny black pellets that always end up in my shoes.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Doomsday on September 26, 2009, 11:33:13 am
People.

Am I right?

Also in the same vein:

Work.

Am  I right?
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Yannick on September 26, 2009, 11:34:01 am
I was thinking more in the lines of backstabbers and twofaces.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Gorman Conall on September 26, 2009, 10:40:05 pm
Texting, Seriously this fad is annoying..every where i go its all i see.

I'm a face painter, I go to all sorts of fairs. Walking down the isles people are looking down at their phones.

Ill be painting a girls face..mean while shes texts her friend...THATS SITTING RIGHT BESIDE HER.

Look at any thrill ride, everyone looking down at their fun.

And then the most idiotic of all, Texting and driving. Last week my uncles parents got side swiped by a girl who was texting and driving, She pushed them in front of a semi truck, The semi truck flattened them. Dead an 80 year old man and his wife splattered because of some idiot girl who lacks common sense. No doubt the funeral was closed casket the pictures in the paper were horrible.

2 people died, a mother and father gone because a girl had to say, BFF OMG LOL while driving instead of waiting until she reached her destination.

I myself never knew them, But i cant imagine what my uncle is going through.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Cobra on September 26, 2009, 11:12:00 pm
While I'd hardly call it a fad, still txting the person next to you is a level of stupidity matched only by texting while driving.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Gorman Conall on September 27, 2009, 12:21:07 am
I am always behind whats *in* now a days, First fair of the year i had a girl come up to me and introduce herself and ask me if i wanted to text her.

I replied with i don't have my cell phone on me right now. (In truth i didn't actually own a cell phone and would not of known how to text anyway)

She said Okay then and walked away in a huff. I was then told that asking if i wanted to text her was *todays* form of being picked up, And that i had just rejected her flat as it was doubtful that she believed that i didn't have a cell phone on me at my age.

I at least found that amusing, Not very often i accidentally reject a girl simply because i am behind the times.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Yannick on September 27, 2009, 04:54:49 am
I regularly text but only when I'm alone. I do read the texts I get while in company, but I usually don't respond unless it's urgent or my girlfriend.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Cobra on September 27, 2009, 07:34:00 am
Because it is oh so polite to be chatting with people and then suddenly spend a few minutes head down at the little plastic screen in your own world.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: /lurk on September 27, 2009, 07:36:45 am
Texts are for when you don't know how often they check their email.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on September 28, 2009, 12:08:11 pm
Neoadept.

He's a menace to society. We thought he was an ally but today he's shown us his true colors. Hats, Neo? What a pity...
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: dndfreak on September 28, 2009, 08:29:14 pm
Wait what happened?  Is it just within an RP or are you serious?
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: eropS on September 28, 2009, 08:33:53 pm
*facepalm*
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Grazony on September 28, 2009, 08:36:21 pm
*footpalm*
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: dndfreak on September 28, 2009, 08:37:28 pm
Seriously guys, what did I miss?

My gripe is when people won't tell me what I missed.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: SerenityGrace on September 29, 2009, 12:17:42 am
My gripe is boyfriends who wont go to bed when you want too. soooo you stay up late so you can sleep together but......... heres the kicker you have to get up on time or else, but he can sleep all day so your tiered and hes not, of course because he slept all day but you got up on time. so he gets tons of sleep and you don't, but he always wants to go to bed at the same time but wont get up at the same time..... >:( and its your fault because he cant get up own his own no.............. he just cant hear the alarm go off. but if you want to hit the snooze and go back to sleep its a criminal offence.. >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(


AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Pixxel on September 29, 2009, 03:38:09 am
....he just cant hear the alarm go off.

Give him one of these:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8zEH5GxPNO8
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Inkling on September 29, 2009, 08:35:24 am
Make the bum sleep on the couch.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on September 29, 2009, 10:58:28 am
Yeah, seriously. The simple solution is to bar him from the bed. Plus, then he'll start being extra nice to you.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: SerenityGrace on September 29, 2009, 10:49:35 pm
....he just cant hear the alarm go off.

Give him one of these:
Crazy loud alarm

I cant, there are other people in the house.....

Make the bum sleep on the couch.


then whats the point of living togeather .. i love sleeping (just sleeping) well you know what i mean, with him otherwise i get lonely.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Cobra on September 29, 2009, 11:48:43 pm
You could just give him a kick in the morning to wake him up. The other option is some ice cubes in the morning. "Well placed" he will be up like a shot.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: dndfreak on September 30, 2009, 01:22:39 am

then whats the point of living togeather .. i love sleeping (just sleeping) well you know what i mean, with him otherwise i get lonely.

I always thought that the point was to do it.

A lot.

Make the lazy @$$ get a job so he has to get up at the same time you do.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Grazony on September 30, 2009, 07:01:34 am
You could just give him a kick in the morning to wake him up. The other option is some ice cubes in the morning. "Well placed" he will be up like a shot.

This works very well. Do it. He'll never sleep in again after so many times. :P
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Haseri on September 30, 2009, 08:41:44 am
Unless, you know, he's into ice cubes on his nose.

That's what we were talking about right? Ice cubes on his nose?
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Didero on September 30, 2009, 12:45:32 pm
Not on. In. Works much better.

Oh, a gripe! People using English words in Dutch, while there's a perfectly good Dutch word for it too.
Although that's probably more of a pet peeve than a gripe, but whatever.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Yannick on September 30, 2009, 01:03:52 pm
Not on. In. Works much better.

Oh, a gripe! People using English words in Dutch, while there's a perfectly good Dutch word for it too.
Although that's probably more of a pet peeve than a gripe, but whatever.
Oh my god, waar heb jij het in godsname over, friend?
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Gorman Conall on October 02, 2009, 08:23:06 am
After beta testing many games i can honestly say that i rarely enjoy it anymore, Its not because of the game but the community's in them, They are all the same.

Most recently i have been playing LoL, I cant say much yet but it is a fantastic game, However every game i am in, EVERY GAME, As soon as someone dies they go wild saying the character that just beat them is over powered and needs nerfed.

The forums are full of that garbage, The Devs never see my opinions on actual real balance issues because i get drowned out by butt hurt people constantly whining about over powered toons that aren't actually overpowered.

They need to start putting major restrictions on who can beta test a game. As is a beta might as well be a free preview for me, You ought to see what happens if i dare publicly disagree with those people.

Heroes of Newerth is even worse as far as community go's
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Uroboros on October 02, 2009, 08:28:27 am
beta testing
I feel for you. I've never taken part in a beta before, but given this kind of behaviour goes on long after the games are released, it kind of makes you wonder what the point of a beta is for. At least in games where PvP is central. Quality control on beta participants would be an awesome idea, if not for the amount of effort needed to screen the screaming man-babies out of the beta participants. They need a good amount of testers and finding people with even a little common etiquette or rational thought would need a massive devoted team. They could be called the B-Team! *insert theme here*
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on October 02, 2009, 09:09:25 am
At least you aren't one of the developers, Gorman. :P
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Inkling on October 02, 2009, 01:43:01 pm
As much as the experience sucks, Gorman, it's probably a pretty good way to see how the game will be accepted by the general public when released.  I guess it's productive to deal with the kind of stupid complaints they will deal with when the game is sold.

Keep in mind that I know nothing about beta testing a game.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Cow on October 02, 2009, 04:24:52 pm
I hate how hard it is to get a band together. You've got personal conflicts, and god help you if you're trying to organize something at somebody's house other than your own. You've got to go over here and ask this guy if you can come over, then telling the other 3 band mates when, then having it changed. Gaaah!
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Inkling on October 02, 2009, 08:53:23 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPxlenE-kic.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Great Distance on October 02, 2009, 11:59:44 pm
No no, don't listen to him.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGauF7ihJFI
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Doomsday on October 03, 2009, 01:17:25 am
YouTube thread is thata-way.

Insomnia, and women. Am I right?
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Great Distance on October 03, 2009, 02:11:46 am
Hey hey man, chill out. Just trying to be motivational here, you know. Unlike that old man Inkling there, so bitter he just keeps trying to tear young dreams down.

I mean, what a man, dude.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: dndfreak on October 03, 2009, 06:12:14 pm
doomsday, when are you NOT griping about women?
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Doctor Z on October 03, 2009, 06:19:40 pm
When he's griping about insomnia.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: dndfreak on October 03, 2009, 06:23:33 pm
Don't you hate it when you write a multiple paragraph post and you lose your internets right before you try to post it?
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Rysworld on October 03, 2009, 06:39:50 pm
Don't you hate it when you write a multiple paragraph post and you lose your internets right before you try to post it?
ctrl(command)+c, duh.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: dndfreak on October 03, 2009, 07:13:01 pm
Friggin dumb@$$... once you click the post button, it'll stay there as long as you leave the window up.  The problem is when you finally get it back three hours later and the thread has moved on to a completely different topic.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Rysworld on October 03, 2009, 07:17:19 pm
Well geez, you don't have to bite my head off...

My gripe is people who bite your head off for little to no reason.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: dndfreak on October 03, 2009, 07:21:51 pm

My gripe is people who bite your head off for little to no reason.

And yet you say you like me.  Stop contradicting yourself.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Rysworld on October 03, 2009, 07:25:56 pm
I do like you, in the same way I like my little brother. Your extremely annoying, but you have kind of a boyish(girlish?) charm around you.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Great Distance on October 04, 2009, 06:23:11 am
My gripe is drawing something and posting it on the forum. I can't concentrate on anything after that. I just keep thinking about the post.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Plank of Wood on October 04, 2009, 06:38:31 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPxlenE-kic.

The main guitarist has the same guitar strap as me :D
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Putspooza on October 04, 2009, 07:46:21 am
That's a peculiar gripe.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Plank of Wood on October 04, 2009, 07:47:42 am
It's caused me a lot of emotional trauma over the past few hours.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: dndfreak on October 04, 2009, 09:48:33 am
you have kind of a boyish(girlish?) charm around you.

You did NOT just call me a chick.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zzBq3gKXYE
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: LadyM on October 04, 2009, 10:06:43 am
Please stop posting youtube videos here, there is a topic for that.

Back on topic please.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Gorman Conall on October 09, 2009, 11:50:13 pm
I hate not having time to prepare for an uncomfortable situation.

Today was going good, then i was told something i was going to have to do tomorrow in a *by the way* sort of way.

Not cool  :(
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: dndfreak on October 09, 2009, 11:53:24 pm
I hate swine flu.

*coughs*

It frikkin s*coughs*ks.

I can't fuc*coughs* breathe.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Snork on October 10, 2009, 12:03:13 am
I hate Palpitations :-X
Ughhh, I think my flu-medicine made it worse, arrgh.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Kenobro on October 10, 2009, 07:06:55 am
Isn't swearing against the forum rules, even in  censor?

W/E, anyway,my Gripe is people who bother me, who I don't know, and then expect me to be friendly.  I'll be sitting, playing PuzzPack on my calculator and some random person will start talking.  It's insulting.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Yannick on October 10, 2009, 07:20:20 am
Isn't swearing against the forum rules, even in  censor?

W/E, anyway,my Gripe is people who bother me, who I don't know, and then expect me to be friendly.  I'll be sitting, playing PuzzPack on my calculator and some random person will start talking.  It's insulting.
Oh, so you find people who try to socialize you and perhaps become your friend insulting?

gg
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Kenobro on October 10, 2009, 07:21:19 am
GG?  What does that stand for in the context?

Anyways, no, random people who bother me and badger me about stupid crap all the time. 
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Cyst on October 10, 2009, 07:48:54 am
My gripe is that I have to visit my grandparents, who don't even like me, every month. They stole my dog and now they expect me to visit them monthly? WTF?

Thats my gripe.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Putspooza on October 10, 2009, 07:57:52 am
Why don't your grandparents like you, did you do something to upset them?
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Cyst on October 10, 2009, 08:07:07 am
They don't like me because I dye my hair, get mohawks, grow my hair long, get piercings, etc. I go into the house and I can see my grandpa become un-happy.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Kenobro on October 10, 2009, 08:11:00 am
Maybe because they disapprove of those activities?  Older people generally don't approve of things like that.  It's sad but true.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Veraal on October 10, 2009, 08:11:44 am
If you have a gripe about anything post it here and tell us why it makes you pissed.

New users.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Kenobro on October 10, 2009, 08:12:26 am
Xenophobe.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Yannick on October 10, 2009, 11:27:23 am
We have the right to be xenophobic. It takes most new users a month or four to become a productive member of Gamingsteve. And some like Magenti take ages.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Cow on October 10, 2009, 11:41:12 am
We have the right to be xenophobic. It takes most new users a month or four to become a productive member of Gamingsteve. And some like Magenti take ages.

*Ba-dum-dum-tish*



Magenti's about to show up and tell you off, anyway, so I put this here as a deterrent.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Yannick on October 10, 2009, 12:29:19 pm
That's pretty much his life goal as an internet troll. If he comes and tells me off like "boohoo lulz u ragequitter" then he just proves my point.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Veraal on October 10, 2009, 12:52:28 pm
Xenophobe.


I'm pretty cool with that.

If we get new good users, I'd change my mind.

All the time I've been here there's been new users that I don't approve of being here.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: dndfreak on October 10, 2009, 12:53:36 pm
Why thank you Veraal.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Kenobro on October 10, 2009, 12:54:25 pm
Like they NEED your approval.

Saying that you don't like new members flat out is kind of, I don't know what adjective to use.  But it's not good.  Would you rather the same same people be on the forum all the time with no new voices?
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Veraal on October 10, 2009, 12:57:53 pm
Well, I'd rather select people to keep on the forum, and kick out all the people that suck.

I'd have like a test for new users, or maybe an age restriction or some other better method to make sure the new user isn't some lolcats spamming, provocative, irritating, annoying and stupid guy who sucks.

Godwin's law, etc.

Also, I perfectly know people don't need my approval, Keno.

Another thing is that I am pretty sure I am pretty provocative, irritating, annoying and stupid, so I guess I should leave. :D
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: dndfreak on October 10, 2009, 12:58:51 pm
Well, I'd rather select people to keep on the forum, and kick out all the people that suck.

I'd have like a test for new users, or maybe an age restriction or some other better method to make sure the new user isn't some lolcats spamming, provocative, irritating, annoying and stupid guy who sucks.

Godwin's law, etc.

I'd say you're doing that right now.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Veraal on October 10, 2009, 12:59:55 pm
Yeah, I pretty much edited that in just as you posted.

I know I suck for saying stuff like this, but I'm just giving my thoughts on things since it doesn't really matter, since what I say won't change a thing.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: dndfreak on October 10, 2009, 01:02:33 pm
I see that nao.

Yeah, I hear it isn't good to keep a double standard.

But seriously, can you picture this place without people like me, Yannick, Graz, so many others that would just be booted before they get a chance to prove themselves?
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Kenobro on October 10, 2009, 01:03:10 pm
Why would Grazony get kicked?  He's never been mean to anybody.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Veraal on October 10, 2009, 01:03:50 pm
I guess he could be kicked for other small reasons, Keno.

This is turning into some pretty mean stuff.

Also, yes, I can, dnd.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Ultramarine on October 10, 2009, 01:05:14 pm
Another thing is that I am pretty sure I am pretty provocative, irritating, annoying and stupid, so I guess I should leave. :D

GTFO MAI INTERNETZ




But in all seriousness, you're none of these, if anything you're subtly hilarious. But with what you said, you have to take into account that, where there are brighter minds there as dull ones to contrast.

However, I wouldn't mind seeing something like an age restriction, character limit or something along those lines to prevent spam and the like. Though it's not like this forum has a lot of trolls/spammers around here to the point to where measures like that need to be taken. Plus, there's that whole email thing this place started a couple months back (not sure about the exact details of it though.)

Warning - while you were typing 3 new replies have been posted. You may wish to review your post.

Aw bullocks.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Veraal on October 10, 2009, 01:09:44 pm
Well, in my opinion, the reason I go here is to have fun.

And that fun should go as smoothly as possible, with arguments that are interesting, clever stuff that sparks a laugh or chuckle without being funny because a person made fools of himself/herself. Interesting stuff, etc. Stuff that doesn't in any way spark any emotion other than glee.

The smoothness at present time is like riding an opel astra down a steep hill without wheels.

I could give examples, but that wouldn't be nice of me, as I think people know of their own few things that made them join face with palm.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Yannick on October 10, 2009, 01:30:59 pm
I'd like to hear your examples, especially if they involve me.


Also, Veraal I love you.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Grazony on October 10, 2009, 01:34:19 pm
Why would Grazony get kicked?  He's never been mean to anybody.

I was spammy as hell back in the day. I would spam everyday. I wasn't as bad as some people, but it was still bad.
I got two or three warnings from mods too.
......
OH! And there was that one time I posted in every thread on the forum games and created four topics in the forum games.... AT THE SAME TIME! D:

It was like four in the morning and I was bored. :/
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Rysworld on October 10, 2009, 01:47:46 pm
Oh... Wow, that's pretty bad.

My gripe is when I have to use my imagination too much. I can use it to visualize things, but more than that and it gets pretty hard to do things.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Veraal on October 10, 2009, 01:55:24 pm
Heh, I've gotten tons of pm's from mods saying I should shut the freak up because I'm being too much of a meanie.

I'd like to hear your examples, especially if they involve me.

Also, Veraal I love you.

I love you too.

Examples? I can't really say them out loud, people would get mad at me.

[examples removed because it's rude and respectful to other members. -M]

I'm pretty sure this post'll get blasted away by mods any second.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: eropS on October 10, 2009, 02:07:51 pm
Ha
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: dndfreak on October 10, 2009, 02:09:54 pm

I think his avatar is fitting, he is a joke.


Hey, that was my line.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Gorman Conall on October 10, 2009, 02:10:39 pm
Sigh

*Grabs gigantic flame shield*

I think some members have some kind of feeling of superiority over the new users.

You cant throw every new member to the lions, They aren't going to stay in an unfriendly environment. And like it or not a lot of older members don't frequent here anymore, We need more members to keep this place alive.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Veraal on October 10, 2009, 02:13:34 pm

I think his avatar is fitting, he is a joke.


Hey, that was my line.

Oh, sorry, I don't really pay attention to your posts.

I think some members have some kind of feeling of superiority over the new users.

I don't personally think I'm superior, I sure seem like I do, but I'm just saying it from a regular user's point about the quality of this forum, which I love.


You cant throw every new member to the lions, They aren't going to stay in an unfriendly environment. And like it or not a lot of older members don't frequent here anymore, We need more members to keep this place alive.

Sure, but you have to agree to some extent that the quality of newbloods have been lackluster at best?
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Grazony on October 10, 2009, 02:18:29 pm
When Grazony acts like a child I facepalm less and less because it's just become a habit.

*sniff*
Meanie.
I going to report you! D:<
*runs off crying*


Nope, not really. I don't really care what people think about me anyway. As long as I obey some rules and have fun, its worth whatever you guys dish out. As long as its not a ban hammer. >__>

Also to be on topic, I cannot tolerate the Brady Bunch. They sicken me with their happy-go-lucky attitudes.

Edit: I also hate commas.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Gorman Conall on October 10, 2009, 02:19:30 pm
Sure, but you have to agree to some extent that the quality of newbloods have been lackluster at best?

Oh yes you are right, The quality of our new members has been pretty bad.

But i just feel that it would be better if we tried to give sound advice to them rather then place them on the spit and fry them. Sure the advice might not work..and if it does not well...they might end up with same treatment as some of the others who couldn't straighten up. But if they do straighten up we have another productive fun contributing member.

I don't know, I was a lot like them so i guess i feel for them, I still make a stupid post every now and again.

But their is always a bunch of guests browsing and i cant help but wonder if they would sign up and stick around if we had a friendlier atmosphere.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: LadyM on October 10, 2009, 02:43:25 pm
Having a gripe is one thing but posting complaints and annoyances of one person is not okay. You still have to be respectful. We don't need to know what you think of someone else. Keep it to yourself and try to be nice.

Fake it.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Kenobro on October 10, 2009, 02:46:06 pm
I have a gripe:  Russian Solitaire.  Don't get me wrong, the game is far more fun and strategy based then regular Klondike, but, damn, it's frustrating.  The game it self is a candidate for best variation of solitaire, but it's so easy to just lose suddenly when you have like, the 4s of all suits in the foundations.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Plank of Wood on October 10, 2009, 02:47:14 pm
Russian Solitaire sounds like a version of Russian Roullette played by bored mothers.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Yannick on October 10, 2009, 02:49:19 pm
Is Russian Solitaire like the version where you have to shoot yourself with a gun that only has one bullet every time you reset the cards because you're too much of an idiot to figure it out?


Kenotai would probably love it for me to play that game over and over.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Kenobro on October 10, 2009, 02:50:37 pm
Is Russian Solitaire like the version where you have to shoot yourself with a gun that only has one bullet every time you reset the game because you're too much of an idiot to figure it out?


Kenotai would probably love it for me to play that game over and over.

That's Roulette, Yannick.

http://www.bvssolitaire.com/russian-solitaire.htm

This is Russian Solitaire.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Yannick on October 10, 2009, 02:51:08 pm
You completely missed the part where I mentioned the cards?
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Plank of Wood on October 10, 2009, 02:51:30 pm
Good lord, are you like that when you visit comedy gigs? ;)
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Kenobro on October 10, 2009, 02:52:06 pm
Like what?

Also, Yannick, you didn't mention any cards.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: dndfreak on October 10, 2009, 02:52:35 pm
Is Russian Solitaire like the version where you have to shoot yourself with a gun that only has one bullet every time you reset the game because you're too much of an idiot to figure it out?


You never mentioned cards once.

Grr...
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Yannick on October 10, 2009, 02:53:05 pm
Oh I didn't, my mistake.

But still, what I described was only half Russian Roulette. You don't reset the gun every time you fail like you can with Solitaire.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Plank of Wood on October 10, 2009, 02:54:56 pm
Like what?

You take jokes waaaaaaaay to literally. No offence, it's just one of your many unique features!
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Snork on October 15, 2009, 02:00:29 pm
I really, really, really hate it whenever you install a new game and it ends up crashing in your face for whatever reason. Game in Question being Bloodlines!!! >:(
*Starts swearing*
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: dndfreak on October 15, 2009, 02:23:21 pm
O rly?

I had no problem with it on my god-chine.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Snork on October 15, 2009, 02:24:11 pm
A jihad to your house!
 
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Axelgear on October 16, 2009, 05:39:51 pm
I just got banned from a place on my favourite forum because one of the people on the forum took offense to what someone else said and then I showed how they were wrong. Problem is, said person is a friend of the moderator and he takes any disagreement with him as a personal attack. If you say he might be overreacting, you're automatically agreeing with the other side 100% on every issue.

I and two other people were banned from it, for disagreeing with him and he got angry.

So I left.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: LadyM on October 16, 2009, 05:45:26 pm
Welcome back to the forum where it's fair and balanced.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Snork on October 16, 2009, 05:47:13 pm
What that forum be Facepunch by any chance? I'm not pointing fingers, but the mods on that site do seem a little Cuckoo.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Axelgear on October 16, 2009, 06:02:03 pm
For your moderation, I am eternally thankful, Lady M. I can't help but feel a tad more isolated here, though. This place is a lot less... Tight knit compared to the other one. This forum is more like hanging around with buddies; discussing deep or emotional topics is uncomfortable and likely to lead to trolling/insults. There, it's much warmer.

Not a criticism on GS, it's just how it is. It's also a tad more comfortable to have people with similar political views but not too similar; people who I can have a friendly debate with, yet without having a full-on diametric view set to deal with.

And, no, Snork, it was not. Good to know what to avoid, though.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Cow on October 16, 2009, 07:37:23 pm
Was it Something Awful?   *raises eyebrows, removes glasses, leans foreward*
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: dndfreak on October 16, 2009, 08:32:54 pm
This place is a lot less... Tight knit compared to the other one. This forum is more like hanging around with buddies; discussing deep or emotional topics is uncomfortable and likely to lead to trolling/insults. There, it's much warmer.

I for one like it that way.  It's less of a stepford forum thing and more like, y'kno, actual people I'd hang out with.  If I wanted to chill with a bunch of people who  cared about my personal problems, I'd find a therapist.  Assuming I had yet to kill myself.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Axelgear on October 17, 2009, 06:18:40 am
No, it was a small private forum of a little-known webcomic artist.

As for personal opinions on this place, I don't disagree that it serves a purpose. It simply can't replace the other one.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Kenobro on October 17, 2009, 07:06:46 am
I've always thought that too, Axel.  I've never been able to talk about my dreams because people here put too much emphasis on abnormalities and using them against people, from my observations.  Not a critisicm, but when I was on the "other forum"(Anybody who read the longest post I've ever made will know what I am referring to.)
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on October 17, 2009, 08:19:58 am
I really hate it when someone asks me for help and some ******* comes in and starts dispensing advice in the middle of my own explanation. Seriously, back the hell off. I have a method that solves a person's problem and makes sure that they know why it happened and how to fix it so that they'll never have to ask for help about it again. Your stupid one word fixes don't help anyone because the person with the problem doesn't learn anything.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Great Distance on October 17, 2009, 09:55:22 am
Well, that's how conversations seem to go. Everyone has their own ideas how to fix a problem, and naturally they think their idea is better than anyone else's. Hey, it's how people are.

If you really don't want anyone to interrupt you, you can always take it to a private chat or send a pm.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Yannick on October 17, 2009, 09:58:10 am
Or you can end your advice with: DONT GIVE YOUR OWN ADVICE *******S


Also, yes I know I did the exact same thing pat is griping about to GD :D
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on October 17, 2009, 10:06:30 am
The worst part is when they try to continue your advice by predicting what you're going to say next and then trying to say it before you say it. Butt out.

Knowing one part of the direction (and usually they also get that one part wrong) doesn't mean you know anything. If you can't formulate the entire solution you're just an interruption.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Axelgear on October 17, 2009, 11:10:28 am
Yeah, I hate that too and it extends to more than just giving advice... Ugh... Bad memories.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Legodragonxp on October 19, 2009, 07:39:33 pm
And low, he set his eyes upon the bargin bin and found entertainment for two dollars.
It was Hard Truck Apocalypse, and though simple, it was good.
And he did play while the sun set in the west.
And cheap software being what it was, there was a crash.
But, fearing not the demons of data loss, he reloaded the game to the last save point.
But the Gods of Vista had smite those files.
Denied permissions the save files were empty.
There was much wailing and nashing of teeth as the player did attempt to hack his game back.
But it was of no use.
Reinstalled out of Program Files(x86) the game did go.
And all was well, a new dawn and a fresh start.
So, a curse upon you Vista!
Nay three curses!
For you are the sixth OS from the devil.
And your number bears the mark.

For the uninstall, the reinstall, and the new game, G** D***it!

-Rev Lego
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Grazony on October 19, 2009, 07:42:05 pm
Oh wow. I never thought I would ever see a gripe like that. :D
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Gorman Conall on October 19, 2009, 07:50:40 pm
If i could sig that i would.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Doctor Z on October 19, 2009, 07:53:23 pm
Lego is either drunk, high, or insane.


Or all three.


Or neither.


.. Yes, I know neither doesn't work, but god damn it, I'm sticking with it.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Kaizer on October 19, 2009, 07:57:37 pm
My gripe is that I've never been able to fully beat diablo2 or oblivion  :-\
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Doctor Z on October 19, 2009, 07:59:43 pm
Why not?


You wanna play Online (D2) with a Comrade sometime?
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Kaizer on October 19, 2009, 08:02:50 pm
I'd play online D2 but last time I did that it was way too face paced when I did it with my friend he left me in the dust while he slaughtered everything in his wake and got all the goodies.

I really love elemental druids but I never get past act 2, hell I've never even got into tal rashas tomb
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Doctor Z on October 19, 2009, 08:04:11 pm
Alright, maybe another time then?
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Putspooza on October 20, 2009, 05:55:36 am
My gripe is that the neighbors-I'm-sharing-a-wall-with decide to make some renovations, and now they basically have people drilling there ALL THE TIME. GAAAAAAH. the only way to avoid the noise is by wearing earplugs, and now I can't listen to music. great >.>


EDIT: it stopped while I was typing it. somehow I have the feeling I'll make another edit soon saying they started again.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: dndfreak on October 20, 2009, 05:57:34 am
...still waiting.  C'mon, I know it's in ya.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Putspooza on October 20, 2009, 05:59:16 am
They started again about a minute ago >_>

EDIT: THE GOGGLES EAR PLUGS. THEY DO NOTHING.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Haseri on October 20, 2009, 08:28:31 am
Shove roadkill through their letter box, with 'Stop Making That Godd*mn Noise.' written on a note stapled to the dead animal.

I'm helping!
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Yannick on October 20, 2009, 09:21:39 am
I came to page 92, read "They're doing it again"

Then quickly hurried to page 91 and was totally disappointed.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: dndfreak on October 20, 2009, 09:38:40 am
Quote from: eropS
Ha.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Axelgear on October 21, 2009, 03:59:00 am
I did the same. Also, dndfreak, you stole my bit!
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on October 21, 2009, 05:29:18 am
People that don't let themselves show any excitement over something or are just unwilling to enjoy things. These people annoy me. They always focus on the negatives and won't say anything is good (even if they think it is) to avoid appearing weak or some such nonsense.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Axelgear on October 21, 2009, 08:47:20 am
Personally, I like pointing out negatives. My friend and I rented Return of The Living Dead and mocked the hell out of the whole thing but we both agree it's an awesome movie. Pointing out foibles is a way for bonds to grow stronger; to show how you can love something for its faults.

I understand that it's all about context, of course. I do know the kind of person you speak of but I've been chewed out for pointing out things and laughing at them by some people. Primarily by girls.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on October 21, 2009, 09:13:54 am
There's riffing and there's that person you know that insults the car you spent the last two years restoring because he doesn't like blue. :-\

Like, come on dude... really?
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Doctor Z on October 21, 2009, 11:42:09 am
I make it my personal mission to help those people overcome their problems shoot them in the foot.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Great Distance on October 21, 2009, 12:43:19 pm
I hate it that the banning of a member is never announced. There will always be people wondering what happened to that member. A lot of the time only some of the forum members know that the person has been banned, while others are left out of the loop. This creates a lot of unnecessary speculation about whether they really were banned or not. A lot of confusion would be avoided if the bans could just be outright announced.

Frankly, I don't see what's so great about the whole "let's not talk about banned members" policy. By restricting what you can talk about and what not, you're simply restricting freedom of speech.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Gorman Conall on October 21, 2009, 01:14:12 pm
While the forum is international so freedom of speech may not apply i do agree its a very silly rule not to be able to talk about banned members.

I and i also agree that it should be announced to save confusion, A lot of forums i frequent actually have a banned users list.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Legodragonxp on October 21, 2009, 01:20:55 pm
Where are the banned?
How is it that we cannot see who the banned are?
Our people need to know this!
Consider the stupidity of people that get banned
As a matter ego and pride to be griefers and
Revel in their trolling ways
Evict them, pay them no mind, let them learn
Some social skills or die

For the ban hammer, the dead horse, and the unending beating noise, big deal!

-Rev Lego
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Yannick on October 21, 2009, 01:32:22 pm
That's getting old.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: LadyM on October 21, 2009, 01:46:12 pm
I hate it that the banning of a member is never announced. There will always be people wondering what happened to that member. A lot of the time only some of the forum members know that the person has been banned, while others are left out of the loop. This creates a lot of unnecessary speculation about whether they really were banned or not. A lot of confusion would be avoided if the bans could just be outright announced.

Frankly, I don't see what's so great about the whole "let's not talk about banned members" policy. By restricting what you can talk about and what not, you're simply restricting freedom of speech.

It's something Steve told us not to do. He is the boss, it's his forum and his rules. Talking about those who are banned only give them more attention after the fact and have created problems in the past. People love to talk about it and then the banned love to come back say they were wrongly accused and that the mods are unfair. This has created problems in the past. It's also a privacy of information type of thing. You have to trust that we are fair and no one is ever banned without a good reason and without plenty of prior warnings. If anything, we are too lenient.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Ultramarine on October 21, 2009, 01:48:52 pm
I hate it that the banning of a member is never announced. There will always be people wondering what happened to that member. A lot of the time only some of the forum members know that the person has been banned, while others are left out of the loop. This creates a lot of unnecessary speculation about whether they really were banned or not. A lot of confusion would be avoided if the bans could just be outright announced.

Frankly, I don't see what's so great about the whole "let's not talk about banned members" policy. By restricting what you can talk about and what not, you're simply restricting freedom of speech.

I can see your point, especially about a place such as GS... events can be secretive here, but it's not like the staff REALLY needs to explain every one of their actions.

I moderate on another forum and for the most part we're pretty lax about discussion of certain members. However, we do occasionally go by the "what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas" policy when it comes to some members who've been banned for breaking major rules (or just many rules in quick succession). But bans are given out for a reason, and for the most part the reasons for their banishment are still evident after they've been ousted; there's also a usergroup for banned members to lessen the confusion (bans aren't always permanent though).

tl;dr

Business is business, but not being able to talk about said members is done for a reason: to keep them from trying to come back. You give them attention, they come crawling back. Perfect example: Malt.

And to actually contribute, my gripe.

I'm part of the photography club, which obviously consists of taking photographs of certain objects, landscapes etc. And so far I've been doing pretty well for myself; first year of doing it too. On my camera I had.. lets say.. 120 pics that I could use for the clubs scrap book, and those were 120 of the 200 usable pics I could use for said scrap book.

By the end of the night I was taking photos of the new Wind Turbine they just installed to promote the "Go Green" fad. After I snapped a couple of shots we drove over to the light house. It's about a 5 minute drive, so nothing could go wrong right? I get out of the car, walk over across the street to the light house, turn my camera back on and bam, it wants me to reformat my SD card.. At first I thought it was an error so I just turned it off and turned it back on again. It STILL doesn't work. Hours later I make my way to the new Walmart that just opened up, I slip the SD card into the photo processor and NOTHING can be found on the damn thing ._.; aggravated I head back home to see what's up. I shove it into another camera, which I thought would work (thinking maybe it was the camera and not the card (dumb I know but hell I was desperate)). But no, that didn't work either; I tried every trick in the book but nothing worked... I had to reformat. All those months of taking shots, gone, down the drain. And I know it doesn't sound like something to stress out about, but MOST of those shots that were taken were one time deals if you catch my drift.

ITP: RAGE

[EDIT]

.... Wow, well the first half of my post is pretty redundant now.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: martyk on October 21, 2009, 02:15:44 pm
Here's my recomendation.  Try to get the SD card into a computer.  Then, download some free file recovery program.  It should be able to find your pictures.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on October 21, 2009, 03:12:21 pm
Protip: It doesn't matter how great or smart you think you are. The boss' word is law and you'd better listen because the boss reserves the right to fire your ass.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Detoxicated on October 21, 2009, 03:18:09 pm
what are you talking about patman?
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: dndfreak on October 21, 2009, 03:19:02 pm
Personal experience?  Looks like someone got fired, per chance?
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: LadyM on October 21, 2009, 03:30:47 pm
Protip: It doesn't matter how great or smart you think you are. The boss' word is law and you'd better listen because the boss reserves the right to fire your ass.

Listen to the man, he knows his stuff. He's very wise.

What he means is, if you work for someone else (like Steve) even if your not paid, you abide by their rules and do it their way or you can be removed and replaced with someone who will follow the rules. No boss wants someone who is trying to take his authority. That's what it's like in the business world. The sooner you learn it, the better off you'll be.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Gorman Conall on October 21, 2009, 03:52:23 pm
So is the site run like a dictatorship?  ::).

Follow the rules and never question the leader?.

Its not really a matter of following the rules, i may think its silly but i am damn well am going to obey it regardless.

Its just what if for example a member was in an RP or metagame and got banned, sure he probably deserved it but no ones told when someone gets the boot and it could cause issues. Theirs no indication that the member is gone, even the word banned above the users name on their posts would clear it up.

Of course i also think its silly that we don't have temp bans but that's a different issue.

Oddly enough i cant find anything to gripe about right now...i am off to find something!!
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Ultimatum on October 21, 2009, 04:03:39 pm

 Temp bans have happened like once or twise.


My gripe is that it rained and rained today,which made this day boring,and wet.

Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Legodragonxp on October 21, 2009, 04:11:28 pm
That's getting old.

Fear not
Only until Halloween

For the needle, and the thread, and the patch, sew there!

-Rev Lego
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Cobra on October 21, 2009, 10:05:30 pm
Temp band have been trialed, temp bans failed.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Yuu on October 22, 2009, 01:08:44 am
ITP: RAGE

Damn...

Getting your files corrupted sucks hard, huh? :-\

Kinda makes one think how older forms of data storage last longer.

Man, if I lost everything I did in PP for the last two years or so, that would be extremely horrible. Just losing one file would mean that I'll have to rework an entire thread. Though, I'm sure getting once in a blue moon photos will be an order of magnitude harder than what I'll have to go through, since once in a blue moon photos, after all, just happen once in a blue moon.

All those photos, and the effort to get them. :(

Hope you manage to avoid, or if not able, fix the corruption next time around, SL. :-\


Here's my recomendation.  Try to get the SD card into a computer.  Then, download some free file recovery program.  It should be able to find your pictures.

You can actually do that?! :-\

And here I was formatting my comp and losing almost everything I did every time it gets a fatal virus.


Also, my gripe is that my connection sucks hard. It just turns on and off for no freaking reason. And not just the internet, oh no. This entire gosh darn muck of a city is filled with vampires that tap the excreta out of our water, electricity and internet lines.

I mean, sudden power losses and internet disconnections every single day?

Pesky neighbors...

Serves them right that we were the only ones in the hood that didn't have floodwater entering our house when half the city went under in the flood.

Also, man are they noisy. Activating their car alarms in the middle of the night and having basketball leagues and mini rock concerts every other day.

Someone even had the guts to get a megaphone and yell "Die of jealousy!" at our house during one of their parties.

But then you can't report them for disturbance of the peace since if you do, you'll basically be reporting to them, because some of them are members of the local police. Then again, almost everyone in our security force is like that. I really feel sorry for the cops that aren't a bunch of lazy monkeys.

I could go on and on, but that will take quite a while.

Bah, it's all just sick and stupid. Sometimes, it kinda makes me think that Idiocracy was a documentary.

So yeah, for those who live in a pleasant place somewhere in a first world country, be happy you don't live in a crapsack nation like this, which kinda reminds me of Victorian London.

That's about it.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: dndfreak on October 22, 2009, 01:18:43 am
Wait...  Where the f*** do you live?
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Yuu on October 22, 2009, 05:18:27 am
In the most obnoxious neighborhood I have ever been to.

Well, I guess save for that other one just half an hour's walk away where the guys do hit and run shootings and stabbings to anyone who tries to have a relationship with their gals.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: dndfreak on October 22, 2009, 05:33:40 am
Well uh, just don't be involved in anyone's affair, m'kay?
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Great Distance on October 25, 2009, 12:02:19 am
I hate it that the banning of a member is never announced. There will always be people wondering what happened to that member. A lot of the time only some of the forum members know that the person has been banned, while others are left out of the loop. This creates a lot of unnecessary speculation about whether they really were banned or not. A lot of confusion would be avoided if the bans could just be outright announced.

Frankly, I don't see what's so great about the whole "let's not talk about banned members" policy. By restricting what you can talk about and what not, you're simply restricting freedom of speech.

It's something Steve told us not to do. He is the boss, it's his forum and his rules. Talking about those who are banned only give them more attention after the fact and have created problems in the past. People love to talk about it and then the banned love to come back say they were wrongly accused and that the mods are unfair. This has created problems in the past. It's also a privacy of information type of thing. You have to trust that we are fair and no one is ever banned without a good reason and without plenty of prior warnings. If anything, we are too lenient.

One thing I've been wondering about. Why is this not stated in the forum rules?     

Code of Conduct & Forum Guidelines (http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?topic=33.0)
I have read the whole thing, and I have not seen a word about not talking about banned members. If it is prohibited and may require mod action, then it sure as hell should be mentioned in the guidelines. I believe someone recently said that there are no "invisible, hidden rules" for the mds. Then what is this if not a hidden rule? How would, for example, a new member know about this without someone getting banned, people talking about it and a mod telling them to stop? Don't you think it would be a lot more effective if you could point to a certain guideline, something that theoretically everyone is supposed to know about, whenever you need the talking about a banned member to stop?

As it is now, it's unclear how definitive this rule is. Is it "You can talk about banned members for a bit, because people are curious and that's just natural. But please don't talk about them for too long." or "You can talk about them as long as you don't claim that the mods were being unfair or start worshipping the banned member as a hero."? Is it "Actually you shouldn't talk about it all, but we mods are so good that we let you." If you could clearly define it and put it in the forum guidelines, I think that would prevent a lot of confusion.

And if you don't think it's worth putting in the forum rules, then I would question whether it's worth being a rule at all.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: dndfreak on October 25, 2009, 12:06:21 am
I remember seeing it in a thread, is was an order by steve that turned into a precedent.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Detoxicated on October 25, 2009, 11:24:52 am
Yes but shouldnt it be a rule then, added to the constitution of this page?
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Ultimatum on October 25, 2009, 11:53:04 am
Yes but shouldnt it be a rule then, added to the constitution of this page?

No.

Its really done out of netiquette if anything,as well as the fact that bringing up banned user's names gives them attention,as well as driving the thread off topic. The same netiquette apples to the 'no hot linking' rule,its done out of consideration for the person who is originally hosting the image, hot linking means that your costing them bandwidth,its also because there was a  case on this forum where a user hot linked and  unfortunately posted porn(or something like that) instead.

Anyway,my gripe is time. This week has gone really fast,it feels like I'm never get any my work done.




Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: LadyM on October 25, 2009, 03:51:29 pm
I hate it that the banning of a member is never announced. There will always be people wondering what happened to that member. A lot of the time only some of the forum members know that the person has been banned, while others are left out of the loop. This creates a lot of unnecessary speculation about whether they really were banned or not. A lot of confusion would be avoided if the bans could just be outright announced.

Frankly, I don't see what's so great about the whole "let's not talk about banned members" policy. By restricting what you can talk about and what not, you're simply restricting freedom of speech.

It's something Steve told us not to do. He is the boss, it's his forum and his rules. Talking about those who are banned only give them more attention after the fact and have created problems in the past. People love to talk about it and then the banned love to come back say they were wrongly accused and that the mods are unfair. This has created problems in the past. It's also a privacy of information type of thing. You have to trust that we are fair and no one is ever banned without a good reason and without plenty of prior warnings. If anything, we are too lenient.

One thing I've been wondering about. Why is this not stated in the forum rules?     

Code of Conduct & Forum Guidelines (http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?topic=33.0)
I have read the whole thing, and I have not seen a word about not talking about banned members. If it is prohibited and may require mod action, then it sure as hell should be mentioned in the guidelines. I believe someone recently said that there are no "invisible, hidden rules" for the mds. Then what is this if not a hidden rule? How would, for example, a new member know about this without someone getting banned, people talking about it and a mod telling them to stop? Don't you think it would be a lot more effective if you could point to a certain guideline, something that theoretically everyone is supposed to know about, whenever you need the talking about a banned member to stop?

As it is now, it's unclear how definitive this rule is. Is it "You can talk about banned members for a bit, because people are curious and that's just natural. But please don't talk about them for too long." or "You can talk about them as long as you don't claim that the mods were being unfair or start worshipping the banned member as a hero."? Is it "Actually you shouldn't talk about it all, but we mods are so good that we let you." If you could clearly define it and put it in the forum guidelines, I think that would prevent a lot of confusion.

And if you don't think it's worth putting in the forum rules, then I would question whether it's worth being a rule at all.

Why do we have to talk about them?
Why does it have to be a written rule? It was something that Steve said to me, as a mod and I respect what he says because he owns this site.
What good is it going to do to keep talking about banned members and end up idolizing them and what they do?

The message all of this sends to me is that no one trusts the mods to take the correct action and that we are doing something unfair. If after four years I am not trusted enough to make the best decisions for this forum the maybe I shouldn't be here anymore. No one has cared more about this place then I have and you wouldn't believe the crap and abuse I get behind the scenes. If you feel that strongly about it, then please email Steve and request that this information be made public and talked about. He is the only one who can make that decision.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Doctor Z on October 25, 2009, 04:05:15 pm
It's not that we don't trust you to make good decisions, it's that, for new people, it would just save a whole lot of headache to have it, in black and white, for all to see. In the Forum Guidelines.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Gorman Conall on October 25, 2009, 06:17:11 pm
Oh LadyM you know we love you!  :-*

Its not about trust, in fact I've never once questioned you...ever... but i do and have questioned Steve.

It is his site, and i greatly appreciate him keeping it running, but that does not make him infallible and it does not mean we can never question his rules even though we follow them.

I don't want you to feel like we don't trust you or anything because that's simply not the case, I am sorry if my opinions have hurt your feelings i truly didn't mean to and i sincerely doubt that anyone else meant to ether.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: eropS on October 25, 2009, 08:01:51 pm
Wait what?

How does us wanting to talk about banned members = not trusting mods? What makes you think we'll idolize them? What, we all think Yannick is now teh shiz for posting porn? Not really... Was Malt so cool because he was an asshat? No; idolization of such people won't happen, and there is no evidence that it will at all if we discuss them. Regardless, we still want to have the ability to talk about it though, considering their stories are mildly interesting. Its interesting that Sagan basically went on quite a rant and got banned, or that Malt was a complete troll to all. We question why they were banned because we are never told why and don't know the official reason, not because we mistrust the mods and think they are banning people willy nilly. We don't have to talk about them, but why can't we? Why isn't it a written rule if it is to be followed? All sweeping banned members under the rug does is make us curious. If questions about them were answered we wouldn't wonder, if people were told why we would no longer care.

Personally I like to know the whole story of members such as Malt, Yannick, HW/TTT/WLoO/Grangan, Sagan, etc because its interesting and part of the forum history.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Rysworld on October 25, 2009, 08:11:16 pm
I trust you! I love the mods! I would want to be one if I thought I was ready for the responsibility... Or if I could do it. Why wouldn't we trust you? I've always considered you the main mod, basically the Steve when he isn't here. I trust you very much.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Gauphastus on October 25, 2009, 08:52:09 pm
I'm sure for some people there is a brief trust issue when someone they knew quite well on the forum (or thought they knew quite well anyway) is suddenly not gonna be around anymore the next time they sign in.

As for everyone else, trust isn't an issue. We just want to know why. It's simple curiosity. It may look like gossip mongering (and it probably is for some), but I think it's a bit bigger than that. Is a part of the community falling apart for some reason? Let's see if we can do something about that.
The only time I'm aware of where there was a big problem with a banned member, like two years ago, was when one came into the chat and riled up some of the guys in there, causing huge distrust with Steve and the mod team (which back then was only LadyM and Oviraptor I believe). Ultimately, it resulted in the banning of another forum member, 'cause he did something stupid. Twice.
The whole thing was incredibly retarded and I'm sure those of us that were there would like to not see that happen again.

In these sorts of cases though, the more recent bannings, it's natural that we as a community would want to know what happened. We're not here 24/7, and whether you like it or not, a banning is kind of a big deal.
We come back, hear a bit of talk, a rumor or something, and we want to hear the scoop.


I've been here since '05 and I've seen lots of people come and go. There really haven't been that many bans.
If Joe Newbie got banned, I wouldn't ask why. But if like.. Brandonazz got banned, damn right I'm gonna want to know what happened.
Steve doesn't want us talking about it on the forum? Sure, whatever.
I'm sure I could find out what went on if I drop in on the chat or PM the right people. So really, the whole thing is just inane.

My gripe is when you've got a topic completely halted because suddenly everyone in it is talking about bans and asking questions about bans and investigating past banned members and giving condolences and causing unimportant arguments about mistrust/injustice -- you know, generally letting someone who was kicked out of the forum for being a drag continue to drag the place down a little while longer.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on October 25, 2009, 09:16:10 pm
I think it's silly to give so much attention to someone who did something stupid. Yeah, he was around for a while but for most of that time he danced on the line anyway. You got tricked... it happens. At least this was only on an Internet forum. The mods aren't out to get you, they're just trying to look out for the greater good and they have to listen to the boss. Look, I've been poking my nose around in things for a long while now to try to get a better handle on how things go down around here. Whether you believe it or not, what few bannings we have are done for good reason. It hurts to see a friend get kicked out but you have bite that bullet. It's a necessary evil. If people can't follow the simple rules then they're going to be shown the door. The real world is far less forgiving than the Gaming Steve forum so don't think that people are getting the short end of the stick here. You'll get more chances here than anywhere else.

This last week was just a bad series of coincidences and nothing more. You want to know what happened? Here's what happened. This fact, not opinion.

Kenobro attempted to guess LadyM's password and she was sent an email notification telling her that. As it turns out, when the records were looked at, it appeared that Kenobro had tried to do the same thing with many accounts over a long period of time. LadyM did what she was supposed to do and informed her superior, Steve. It was Steve's opinion that what Kenobro did was inexcusable and so he was MAC banned. MAC banning prevents a specific computer from being used to log on. Unfortunately, this also meant that Kenotai would no longer be able to log on from that computer. Kenotai can still access the forum and is more than welcome; however, due to the problems his brother caused, he cannot do it from his usual computer.

Yannick posted a pornographic image on the forum which is a violation of the written rules. As such, he was banned immediately. This is a family friendly forum and people often visit from work. The images Yannick posted were enough to get anyone fired.

As far as Andrew Ryan is concerned, he left because he didn't enjoy his time here. He said that he felt it was all a waste and that he was leaving. Andrew Ryan was not banned.

If you guys want answers and if it will help things settle down, I know most of them and will tell you. So feel free to ask me. I'll tell you what happened and leave my own opinion out of it.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: dndfreak on October 25, 2009, 09:19:37 pm
Thank you pat for clearing that up.  My gripe is the six hour marathon of Tim Burton movies on TV that caused me to miss most of the goings on tonight, both here and elsewhere on the net.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Doomsday on October 25, 2009, 10:00:36 pm
My gripe?... Same as it ever was.

Women, Life, and Ex-Boyfriends of said women. FML.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Grazony on October 25, 2009, 10:29:48 pm
My gripe? A wall-o-text that is so tempting to read, but I have no time to do it. :P
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: dndfreak on October 25, 2009, 10:31:12 pm
Basically it was "this is why they're banned, just ask me in the future, now shut up about it"
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Great Distance on October 26, 2009, 07:42:20 am
My post wasn't realy directed at you, LadyM, rather just mods in general or anyone else who's responsible. It's nothing personal and it's got nothing to do with trusting you or not. Personally I think you're a great mod. But even so, it's got nothing to do with the issue at hand.

Anyway, I'm too tired to argue this further, so I'll just post my gripes of the day.

I didn't sleep well and I should study for exams today, while being too tired to do anything that requires any amount of intelligence.

Yesterday 15 minutes after I had lunch, I got an unimaginable stomachache, and minutes later I was puking out of my ass. Fun. I could even see the salad I had for lunch. Now my stomach hurts whenever I eat a bit more than usually.

Also, my period should've started 4 days ago, so I don't feel too great about this.

Besides that, there also seems to be an unknown problem that keeps turning my computer off without a reason.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Snork on October 26, 2009, 07:47:11 am
I think you should go see a Doctor, GD, just to be safe.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on October 26, 2009, 08:38:09 am
I can fix the computer problem and maybe the stomachache; otherwise, I don't deal with periods unless they're at the end of a sentence.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: SerenityGrace on October 26, 2009, 10:53:17 am
It could be stress causing you to miss, or somthing else. Sometimes mother nature just likes to mess with our heads. A test can only be ten dollars and having piece of mind is priceless.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Great Distance on October 26, 2009, 11:22:28 am
It could be stress causing you to miss, or somthing else. Sometimes mother nature just likes to mess with our heads. A test can only be ten dollars and having piece of mind is priceless.

Well, I don't think I need to worry about that sort of stuff yet. ;)

Anyways, no worries. I just watched an episode of Dexter and feel much better now.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Cobra on October 26, 2009, 10:51:45 pm
minutes later I was puking out of my ass.

You know this sentance just confuses me as to which end it was actually coming out of and now that I think about it I prefer it that I don't ever really know.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: dndfreak on October 26, 2009, 10:57:04 pm
I had assumed is was a figure of speech for diarrhea.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Rysworld on October 27, 2009, 06:10:40 am
I had assumed it meant she was puking a lot.

I'm getting deja vu looking at the posts before me, for some reason; Not sure why.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Great Distance on October 27, 2009, 06:37:09 am
I had assumed is was a figure of speech for diarrhea.

Ding ding ding, we have a winner.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Snork on October 27, 2009, 06:40:22 am
You know I much rather preferred it when It was ambiguous as to what you really meant :-X
Oh, hope your feeling better btw.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Great Distance on October 27, 2009, 06:59:17 am
I'm fine.

Let's stop talking about it.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: dndfreak on October 27, 2009, 07:02:19 am
Wait, what do I win?
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Inkling on October 27, 2009, 08:11:13 am
You win nothing.  You lose.  Good Day, Sir.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: dndfreak on October 27, 2009, 08:12:32 am
I had assumed is was a figure of speech for diarrhea.

Ding ding ding, we have a winner.

I highly disagree.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Didero on October 27, 2009, 08:43:12 am
I had assumed is was a figure of speech for diarrhea.

Ding ding ding, we have a winner.

I highly disagree.
Ink does too:

You win nothing.  You lose.  Good Day, Sir.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: dndfreak on October 27, 2009, 08:51:52 am
As I've said before, I hate you all.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Axelgear on October 27, 2009, 01:00:42 pm
Speaking of hating people, I hate Valve. MICROSOFT is being better than them at the moment.

For those who preordered L4D2 for the 360, they could play it at 12:01 AM this morning, whatever their local time zone is. Those of us who ordered it for the PC have been forced to wait until 1 PM today, PST. This is going to cause a huge backlog because everyone will be trying to use their servers at the same time.

Ah well, it is now 4 PM for me, EST, so I can finally give it a go. Hurraaay...
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Putspooza on October 27, 2009, 01:21:24 pm
I hate Valve. MICROSOFT is being better than them at the moment.

Take that back, NOW.

>_>
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Didero on October 27, 2009, 01:23:50 pm
Axel, it's only a game. Relax :)
And going on and hating a company for making you wait half a day is, in my opinion, a bit much.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Putspooza on October 27, 2009, 01:26:33 pm
Even that's acceptable, but saying Microsoft are better is just plain silly.

<_<
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Doctor Z on October 27, 2009, 01:36:35 pm
Did I mention I just lost the game?
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Hammerman58 on October 27, 2009, 01:39:57 pm
Speaking of hating people, I hate Valve. MICROSOFT is being better than them at the moment.

For those who preordered L4D2 for the 360, they could play it at 12:01 AM this morning, whatever their local time zone is. Those of us who ordered it for the PC have been forced to wait until 1 PM today, PST. This is going to cause a huge backlog because everyone will be trying to use their servers at the same time.

Ah well, it is now 4 PM for me, EST, so I can finally give it a go. Hurraaay...

Must suck too see the 360 finally getting some love from Valve. It's not like they haven't been getting screwed over.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Axelgear on October 27, 2009, 02:06:59 pm
I waited three days to play Half Life 2 when it came out. I bought the game from my local EB, was incredibly excited, but Valve decided that, rather than let people enter a personal CD key and at least play it offline, they decided that you could only authenticate it online.

Problem is, thousands upon thousands of people trying it all at once ruins servers. As such, the game just couldn't activate for three days.

Maybe if companies stopped being so ridiculously obsessive about release dates and piracy, they might stop doing stupid stuff like this. I prepaid for my game and Valve needs to live up to their promises.

At least Microsoft actually delivers on things like that.

Oh, and I found HL2 boring. Portal too.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on October 27, 2009, 07:54:28 pm
Just noticed that my computer's window theme has caused burn in on my monitor. There's this white line beneath the top of the window and since I have my browser open for many many hours most days of the week that line is now permanent. Ah well, could be worse.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Axelgear on October 27, 2009, 11:16:56 pm
Just woke up spontaneously at 1:54, 6 minutes before the demo's scheduled release. Just in time to also find out that, at the last minute, they've pushed it back another 14 hours.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: dndfreak on October 27, 2009, 11:24:32 pm
pfhwahahahahahahahaha
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: martyk on October 28, 2009, 12:04:02 am
I hate Valve. MICROSOFT is being better than them at the moment.

Indeed.  How dare Valve fail to deliver a free demo of a game to you slightly earlier than they already are.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Axelgear on October 28, 2009, 12:34:06 am
Except it isn't free, Martyk. As a part of the pre-purchase deal, it included early access to the demo, advertisements for which stated the 27th. See here. (http://cdn.store.steampowered.com/message/19299174646895929/?l=english&)

A portion of my money, paid in advance, was given for the express reason of getting early access. In short, I PAID to be able to play the demo on the 27th. They did not provide this service. If you pay for a service and do not receive it, this is known as fraud.

Valve has committed fraud. Microsoft has not.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Cobra on October 28, 2009, 12:44:39 am
It's only one day get over it and I'm pretty sure we still get the demo before those who didn't pre-order it. My only complaint is the push back is so last minute. Also complaining on behalf of those who woke up/stayed up for the 2am release to find out that it was for nothing.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Axelgear on October 28, 2009, 12:52:27 am
Saying "get over it" is sort of poisonous, don't you think?

You get cheated in a small way? Get over it! It's not like it matters and letting people get away with things like this won't just encourage them by letting them know they can get away with it in future, right? [/sarcasm]

No, Cobra. I paid for a service and the service was not granted. That's a reason to get annoyed.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: dndfreak on October 28, 2009, 01:01:42 am

Valve has committed fraud. Microsoft has not.

That's the funniest thing I've heard all day.  Have you heard of something called Vista?
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Axelgear on October 28, 2009, 01:45:19 am
I'm talking about in this incidence but let's explore this line of thought. Where did they commit fraud with Vista?
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Didero on October 28, 2009, 07:40:23 am
Valve has committed fraud. Microsoft has not.
Sue them! It's the only way they'll learn!
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on October 28, 2009, 08:15:53 am
People talking about stuff they weren't around for and have no bearing on really annoy me. Try to fit in on your own merit. Don't co-op group history and think that it means you're suddenly "in". That isn't how it works and you just end up being annoying!
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Detoxicated on October 28, 2009, 09:56:49 am
I have a deep gripe about people acting like something that theyre not
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on October 28, 2009, 10:39:18 am
I think our complains are somewhat tied together. We should be friends!
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Grazony on October 28, 2009, 11:08:44 am
I have a deep gripe about people acting like something that theyre not

You must hate movies then. :/
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Ultramarine on October 28, 2009, 12:12:25 pm
^What he probably meant by that was, people who are fakes; conforming simply because they just want to be cool or to fit in. Conformity does exist, but to a degree, as we're all individuals in our own right.

However, not being yourself simply because you fear being rejected by society (or in a much smaller sense, your peers IE friends) is far from necessary. Sure changing yourself depending on a given situation is fine, but not showing the real you from time to time, or just not at all is pathetic.

Simply put: Be yourself, rejection and acceptance is a part of life. Get over it.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Krakow Sam on October 28, 2009, 12:19:47 pm
I have a deep gripe about people acting like something that theyre not

I hear dat. Fo sho.

Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: LadyM on October 28, 2009, 12:26:01 pm
You're back!! *hugs*  :)
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Ultramarine on October 28, 2009, 12:27:01 pm
I have a deep gripe about people acting like something that theyre not

I hear dat. Fo sho.



Hey, I'm the only negro here >.< stop dat!
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Great Distance on October 28, 2009, 12:30:35 pm
^What he probably meant by that was, people who are fakes; conforming simply because they just want to be cool or to fit in. Conformity does exist, but to a degree, as we're all individuals in our own right.

However, not being yourself simply because you fear being rejected by society (or in a much smaller sense, your peers IE friends) is far from necessary. Sure changing yourself depending on a given situation is fine, but not showing the real you from time to time, or just not at all is pathetic.

Simply put: Be yourself, rejection and acceptance is a part of life. Get over it.

But how do you even know what's the real you? If you get angry when someone says something, but would normally keep it inside, is the real you the one who doesn't say anything or the one who gets pissed off and says hateful things in response? What if you'd like to talk to some person, but don't because you're too shy? Is the real you the one who would like to have a long nice conversation or the one that is afraid of talking to people?

The "real you" concept is mostly bollocks, in my opinion. People are capable of controlling the way they behave, so however you choose to behave yourself, isn't that still the real you? Or are you real to yourself only when you allow yourself to do whatever you please?
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on October 28, 2009, 12:30:56 pm
Hey, I'm the only negro here >.< stop dat!

Haw haw haw... it's ours now! Just like Jazz and Wayne Brady.

*evil laugh*
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: LadyM on October 28, 2009, 12:37:38 pm
^What he probably meant by that was, people who are fakes; conforming simply because they just want to be cool or to fit in. Conformity does exist, but to a degree, as we're all individuals in our own right.

However, not being yourself simply because you fear being rejected by society (or in a much smaller sense, your peers IE friends) is far from necessary. Sure changing yourself depending on a given situation is fine, but not showing the real you from time to time, or just not at all is pathetic.

Simply put: Be yourself, rejection and acceptance is a part of life. Get over it.

But how do you even know what's the real you? If you get angry when someone says something, but would normally keep it inside, is the real you the one who doesn't say anything or the one who gets pissed off and says hateful things in response? What if you'd like to talk to some person, but don't because you're too shy? Is the real you the one who would like to have a long nice conversation or the one that is afraid of talking to people?

The "real you" concept is mostly bollocks, in my opinion. People are capable of controlling the way they behave, so however you choose to behave yourself, isn't that still the real you? Or are you real to yourself only when you allow yourself to do whatever you please?

Maybe you can think of it along the lines of authentic self and social self. Your authentic self is what you really want to do, what your heart desires. Your social self does what is expected of you and what others think you should do. Feeling anger would be an authentic feeling, not saying anything would be your social self. You should work toward being more authentic. Not being rude or mean to people but figuring out what you really want in life and what path you want to take.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on October 28, 2009, 12:38:56 pm
Yeah... everyone has to play the game at some point if they want to get ahead. :(
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: gec05 on October 28, 2009, 12:47:31 pm
I can be mean if I want, but I know it doesn't benefit me either.

Other people can be mean if they want, but they need to understand why being nice will benefit them before they try to act like it.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: dndfreak on October 28, 2009, 01:47:21 pm
Oh, there are ways you can be mean and still benefit from it.  As Pat said, you just gotta know how to play the game.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: gec05 on October 28, 2009, 02:03:40 pm
Thanks, but I'll stick to my methods.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Axelgear on October 28, 2009, 03:52:19 pm
It is almost 7 o'clock. After two more pushed back deadlines and nearly an hour of delays, I stumble upon this:

The Valve Team Usergroup. (http://steamcommunity.com/groups/Valve/members)

What game is are they playing?
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: dndfreak on October 28, 2009, 07:03:53 pm
Hey, one of the dev team is using my old machine gun cat avatar!
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Detoxicated on October 29, 2009, 10:38:42 am
I think our complains are somewhat tied together. We should be friends!
Just because we've had some recent arguments about certain things doesnt mean were not friends...
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on October 29, 2009, 10:42:31 am
Oh absolutely, but I still don't know anything about you.

How about dinner?
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Detoxicated on October 29, 2009, 10:50:22 am
*purrs like a kitten*
Of course...
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Doctor Z on October 29, 2009, 10:59:05 am
Oh lord, strike me down.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: LadyM on October 29, 2009, 04:23:53 pm
Oh, be sure to order pizza.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Rysworld on October 29, 2009, 04:28:09 pm
Don't forget your hot cup of coffee.  :D
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Cyst on October 29, 2009, 04:36:19 pm
I LIKE PIE!

That is my gripe. I used to hate all pies. Now I love pumpkin pie, apple pie, chocolate cream pie, lemon meringue pie. I AM NOT ME NO MORE!
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Rysworld on October 29, 2009, 04:40:22 pm
I LIKE PIE!

That is my gripe. I used to hate all pies. Now I love pumpkin pie, apple pie, chocolate cream pie, lemon meringue pie. I AM NOT ME NO MORE!
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Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Grazony on October 29, 2009, 04:40:57 pm
I LIKE PIE!
That is my gripe. I used to hate all pies. Now I love pumpkin pie, apple pie, chocolate cream pie, lemon meringue pie. I AM NOT ME NO MORE!
To put it simply: The old you hates the new you. :/


I hate writing papers on spiders.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Magenti on October 29, 2009, 04:43:27 pm
I LIKE PIE!

That is my gripe. I used to hate all pies. Now I love pumpkin pie, apple pie, chocolate cream pie, lemon meringue pie. I AM NOT ME NO MORE!
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Brilliant
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Ultimatum on October 29, 2009, 04:47:58 pm
I hate spam.

Thats all.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on November 09, 2009, 12:24:35 pm
There's a girl on campus that walks around singing opera.

I'd post a video clip from Clones of Bruce Lee where a woman gets punched in the throat... but I can't find it. :(
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Haseri on November 09, 2009, 12:35:18 pm
Steal it from that video Spoony did.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Doctor Z on November 09, 2009, 12:36:06 pm
Tell her there are much better uses for her mouth than horrible singing.


Then grab your crotch suggestively and waggle your eyebrows.


Always works.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: dndfreak on November 09, 2009, 01:24:00 pm
Tell her there are much better uses for her mouth than horrible singing.


Then grab your crotch suggestively and waggle your eyebrows.


Always works.

QFT
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Inkling on November 09, 2009, 02:29:17 pm
If your goal is to get maced, then yes, it is quite effective.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on November 09, 2009, 03:19:05 pm
Being immune to mace takes some of the thrill out of minor sexual offenses.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Doctor Z on November 09, 2009, 03:27:58 pm
Can't you only get immune if you've had it happen to you a whole buttload of times?


... Holy crap, Pat, shouldn't you be in jail?
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on November 09, 2009, 04:11:50 pm
Ladies...
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: LadyM on November 09, 2009, 04:37:38 pm
..okay I bailed you out once but not again.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Snork on November 09, 2009, 04:41:24 pm
Ladies...
....and Mentlegens..
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Legodragonxp on November 11, 2009, 09:21:55 am
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-Lego
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Grazony on November 11, 2009, 09:34:43 am
Lego. You raped my mind. But you're right.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on November 12, 2009, 10:37:57 am
Sometime people on the net just bug me, you know? Eh... I guess it's just different people with different opinions but some folks are such jerks about it. Like, I dunno. I almost commented on YouTube today because of something someone said but stopped myself because I didn't want to be a guy that posts serious comments on YouTube. Just the blending of different peoples and societal norms and whatnot causes clashes. We here know plenty about that, it happens pretty much every day. But I think all of this exposure is a good thing. I mean, I'd like to hope that at least some of us learn from what goes on here. There are a few folks that will be forever mired in their own unhappiness but that's on them, I suppose and you just gotta let their misery roll off your shoulders. Can't please everyone, right? But I believe that we as a society will probably be better for all of this, despite the annoying stuff that goes on around us. And we're all guilty of being "that guy" every now and again. Nobody can escape it. I know I've been that guy plenty of times but hey, sometimes you need to be that guy. But it's always good to be able to step back and just enjoy what's going on. You don't have to always point out people's flaws and mistakes. it's just not a good way to live, you'll be miserable!

But anyway I think I'm going on a tangent now. My gripe was with annoying people on the Internet and this guy at another forum I go to went off on this and it just really rubbed me the wrong way. I didn't say anything though because... well, you don't have to respond to every little thing that bugs you. Check out what he said here. (http://tiny.cc/P5M1P) Note that this is NOT SAFE FOR WORK. Wait until you get home if you must, there's some unsavory imagery beyond that link.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Snork on November 12, 2009, 10:41:14 am
...
That was amazing.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Gorman Conall on November 12, 2009, 10:43:49 am
Indeed that guy was a jerk, i don't have your kind of restraint Pat that's for sure.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Great Distance on November 12, 2009, 10:45:06 am
I just read all of that in the voice of Stephen Fry after watching some Bits of Fry and Laurie on youtube. It was pretty great.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Eagle on November 12, 2009, 11:45:17 am
Ugh, I hate the period before the exams and/or vacations. All the teachers decide it's a good time to give tests so we end up with like 3 major tests every day during a week or two. There goes my free time the coming next 2 weeks.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Detoxicated on November 13, 2009, 05:10:29 am
pat youre officially on my blacklist now, for having me endure this torture
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Skyward on November 13, 2009, 03:44:20 pm
People who don't pay attention to the story in games and skip every cutscene and don't listen to any words from the character's mouth just so they can get straight to shoving bullets down people's throat.

made only worse when they ask you "why is *insert character name* *insert present tense action*?!?!?!!!?!"
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Axelgear on November 13, 2009, 04:39:45 pm
If it's not against the forum rules for linking to sites that force you to ctrl+alt+del like I had to, it really should be.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Little on November 13, 2009, 04:40:58 pm
My left speaker stopped working. Damn it.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Rysworld on November 13, 2009, 04:46:30 pm
If it's not against the forum rules for linking to sites that force you to ctrl+alt+del like I had to, it really should be.
Ditto, it was pretty annoying, and it didn't even occur to me to use ctrl+alt+del, so I had to turn off my computer.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Grazony on November 13, 2009, 05:08:39 pm
Seems my ankle is itching in its cast.
...
FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU-
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on November 13, 2009, 07:20:19 pm
If it's not against the forum rules for linking to sites that force you to ctrl+alt+del like I had to, it really should be.
Ditto, it was pretty annoying, and it didn't even occur to me to use ctrl+alt+del, so I had to turn off my computer.


People that don't know how to use their computers! Hahahahaha! :D
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Rysworld on November 13, 2009, 07:21:41 pm
If it's not against the forum rules for linking to sites that force you to ctrl+alt+del like I had to, it really should be.
Ditto, it was pretty annoying, and it didn't even occur to me to use ctrl+alt+del, so I had to turn off my computer.


People that don't know how to use their computers! Hahahahaha! :D
Knee of justice! *Knees Pat's face*
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: dndfreak on November 13, 2009, 07:51:30 pm
I'll cast a ninth level wish to turn my Gauntlet of Quake III Arena Humiliation into a Hammer of Banning +3.

My gripe is that I don't have any levels of cleric.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on November 13, 2009, 07:57:14 pm
Let's go out into the wastes. I'm a warrior so I'll keep aggro and you can level a bit.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: dndfreak on November 13, 2009, 08:11:29 pm
You do realize how many levels of cleric it takes to cast a ninth level wish, right?
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on November 13, 2009, 08:13:19 pm
I'm a college student... my life is made of free time.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: eropS on November 13, 2009, 09:24:25 pm
What are you guys talking about?
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: dndfreak on November 13, 2009, 09:29:10 pm
Well I'm not in school and my money comes from no more than an hour or two of work a week, I still don't feel like doing that much grinding.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Skyward on November 14, 2009, 07:53:05 pm
That friend that gives you **** and calls you stupid often and really pisses you off, then later you say a harmless "you are an idiot" jokingly and he gets all offended.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Eagle on November 14, 2009, 07:56:19 pm
That's not called a friend as far as I know.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Kaizer on November 14, 2009, 07:57:45 pm
thats called me and dndfreaks relationship... but instead of your an idiot its your mom jokes
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Skyward on November 14, 2009, 07:58:55 pm
That's not called a friend as far as I know.
Hence the italics
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: dndfreak on November 14, 2009, 07:59:26 pm
Never refer to us as a relationship.  Never.

But no, in this case we insult each other to death and don't care, Skyward's gripe is a bit different.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Kaizer on November 14, 2009, 08:01:11 pm
No it definitely sounds a lot like how you treated me back in the day



I feel for ya Skyward
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Skyward on November 14, 2009, 08:01:27 pm
Its not that he's a bad person, he can be fun to hang around with, but sometimes he's just outright unbearable.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Kaizer on November 14, 2009, 08:02:43 pm
Again EXACTLY like dndfreak


just start mimicking what he says or sarcastically agree with what he says
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: dndfreak on November 14, 2009, 08:03:51 pm
Yeah, because that worked for you  ::)
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Doomsday on November 14, 2009, 08:06:04 pm
Sometime people on the net just bug me, you know? Eh... I guess it's just different people with different opinions but some folks are such jerks about it. Like, I dunno. I almost commented on YouTube today because of something someone said but stopped myself because I didn't want to be a guy that posts serious comments on YouTube. Just the blending of different peoples and societal norms and whatnot causes clashes. We here know plenty about that, it happens pretty much every day. But I think all of this exposure is a good thing. I mean, I'd like to hope that at least some of us learn from what goes on here. There are a few folks that will be forever mired in their own unhappiness but that's on them, I suppose and you just gotta let their misery roll off your shoulders. Can't please everyone, right? But I believe that we as a society will probably be better for all of this, despite the annoying stuff that goes on around us. And we're all guilty of being "that guy" every now and again. Nobody can escape it. I know I've been that guy plenty of times but hey, sometimes you need to be that guy. But it's always good to be able to step back and just enjoy what's going on. You don't have to always point out people's flaws and mistakes. it's just not a good way to live, you'll be miserable!

But anyway I think I'm going on a tangent now. My gripe was with annoying people on the Internet and this guy at another forum I go to went off on this and it just really rubbed me the wrong way. I didn't say anything though because... well, you don't have to respond to every little thing that bugs you. Check out what he said here. (http://tiny.cc/P5M1P) Note that this is NOT SAFE FOR WORK. Wait until you get home if you must, there's some unsavory imagery beyond that link.

Not at all cool, but I managed to defeat it pretty easily without ALT-F4ing or Control-Alt-Deleting my way out of it. F11, close tab, hold enter to skip annoyances. Wheee.The Internet.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on November 14, 2009, 08:52:22 pm
I know, it is a shame that some folks aren't able to let people voice their opinions without causing a scene.

And thanks for quoting it onto the next page. I really want more people to see what I have to say.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: eropS on November 14, 2009, 08:55:22 pm
Huh. I got the option on a check mark click to 'Prevent popup dialog boxes from this website' on the popup and it worked.

 Google Chrome win.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: dndfreak on November 14, 2009, 08:55:40 pm
You know, I've been reading 8-bit again lately and pat's starting to remind me of thief.

edit: yeah, I'm running chrome too.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Tesla on November 15, 2009, 12:42:12 pm
Huh. I got the option on a check mark click to 'Prevent popup dialog boxes from this website' on the popup and it worked.

 Google Chrome win.

Me too.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Clarke on November 15, 2009, 06:13:33 pm
Thirded.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: dndfreak on November 15, 2009, 06:14:52 pm
we are the three googletters!  One for all and all for google!
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Kaizer on November 15, 2009, 06:16:04 pm
I'll stick with firefox since it was the one who saved me from the cesspool known as internet explorer
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Clarke on November 15, 2009, 06:26:33 pm
I did use firefox, but switched to chrome because its something like three times as fast. Welcome your google overlords. It will all come so painlessly.<.<   >.>
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: dndfreak on November 15, 2009, 06:28:22 pm
indeed, it was rather painless.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Legodragonxp on November 18, 2009, 06:32:39 pm
Gripe: Owning a home. Oh sure they tell you how great it is, but you find out that you have to keep working on keeping it up and crap. Just when you fix one thing, something else breaks or wears out. Now normally I would just fix it, but I have hit a point where I have to balance the stress and time of doing it myself against paying someone else to do it. To that end tonight I have signed off on a $12,500 contract to have all 16 crappy windows in my house replaced with modern argon-filled double-paned windows. Thanks to one of the 'stimulus' projects I will get a $1500 refund come tax time, so my final bill will just be over $11,000. I gripe because in September of next year I pay my house off, but now there is more debt on the horizon. I suppose if I look at that as more house payments, I will be done paying it off by Feb1, 2011.

-Lego
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: dndfreak on November 18, 2009, 06:36:54 pm
Gripe: MMOs with ludicrous amounts of updates.  I just went to play Perfect World again after leaving for a good four months and it jumped from version 79 to version 101.  I now have to download every file in the game 22 times.  YAY!
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Hydromancerx on February 09, 2010, 11:22:03 pm
My gripe is that no one has been griping for months. :P

No seriously my gripe is about some new pencils I got that were so horrible and cheap that I had to throw them away and buy news ones. They kept breaking, smelled like resin and made my hands all black from just holding them (I had not even sharpened them yet). The wosrt part is I got a serious migraine from the smell. And I found out in the fine print they were made in China even though the website address on the side said DixonUSA.com. In short don't buy Ticonderoga brand pencils. *grumbles*  >:(
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Grazony on February 10, 2010, 12:02:07 am
Hmm... I just buy pencils/pens at Walmart or Staples. :/

Anyway, my gripe is my wireless mouse. It stops working sometimes when I try to play first person shooter games. Always when I am about to die too. D:

Example from Trespasser(JP)
*looks down at chest to see very low health*
Crap, I am going to die.
*is running up hill towards victory*
OH GOD RAPTORS.
*aims pistol for killing*
*clicks mouse and nothing happens*
No!
*raptors attack in weird, but hilarious poses and kill me*
*raptors proceed to teabag my corpse*

One of the only reason I am still playing it is its the only game that allows you to hit a dinosaur in the face with a 2x4. :P
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: martyk on February 10, 2010, 12:06:35 am
My gripe is that no one has been griping for months. :P

No seriously my gripe is about some new pencils I got that were so horrible and cheap that I had to throw them away and buy news ones. They kept breaking, smelled like resin and made my hands all black from just holding them (I had not even sharpened them yet). The wosrt part is I got a serious migraine from the smell. And I found out in the fine print they were made in China even though the website address on the side said DixonUSA.com. In short don't buy Ticonderoga brand pencils. *grumbles*  >:(

Stanford Eagles.  No pencil is greater.  Always sharpen beautifully, and stay sharp a long time.  Seriously, I once managed to sharpen an entire pencil down in one go into one long shaving.  It was cool.

The secret is that they are mostly plastic I belive.  I think this because I melted one once by accident.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: dndfreak on February 10, 2010, 12:20:03 am
My gripe is that there's no PC port of Garage Band.  It's the one thing that Macs get to hold over my head.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Xeno264 on February 10, 2010, 08:02:32 pm
Hmm... I just buy pencils/pens at Walmart or Staples. :/

Anyway, my gripe is my wireless mouse. It stops working sometimes when I try to play first person shooter games. Always when I am about to die too. D:

My mouse does the same thing with the right button, you take aim with a sniper, just before you pull the trigger it unscopes and the shot completely misses, alerting all the geth in the area. It's also started to click 2-3 times for just one press.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Gungnir on February 10, 2010, 08:06:19 pm
I get a strange feeling that wired mice are better for gaming.

Gripe?
Can't say I can complain much. Slight headache. Cryptonomic is /still/ so far from being finished.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Yuu on February 10, 2010, 11:21:31 pm
My Gripe?

My mother uses the forums as a scapegoat for EVERYTHING...

I swear to Lucifer when I don't need her anymore, I'm gonna throw her away just like my useless father, and all the other kinks in my life.

What a b****.

Just one of the many reasons I'll always stay celibate.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: dndfreak on February 10, 2010, 11:54:30 pm
Ugh...

My parents have been getting after me because they think I need to go out and try to find a menial job instead of "spending all my time playing video games" despite no matter how many times I tell them that I'm getting more work done on my PC then I'd ever be able to do aimlessly repeating the phrase "do you want fries with that?".  As far as I'm concerned, it's more important right now to build up my portfolio so that I can get into Full Sail the quick and easy way.  I'll worry about a job when I'll be in the market for six figure salaries, thank you very much.  I don't know, it's like my whole life they've been insisting that nothing I ever do is more important than education but when I'm trying to get it they want nothing but to get me stuck in  a dead-end job for the rest of my life.  It's tough, because I know that someone who doesn't understand the power of modern technology would never be capable of comprehending what it is that I do.  There's no possible way I can show them that I'm not a complete slacker because they wouldn't understand a word of it.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Yuu on February 11, 2010, 12:27:17 am
Hear hear!
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: dndfreak on February 11, 2010, 12:31:43 am
I wish that there was a magic phrase that wouldn't make you sound like a total douchbag when you tell someone that they'll never be able to comprehend what you're saying.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Yuu on February 11, 2010, 12:38:43 am
Alas, most people simply dismiss such great things and would rather frolic in the use of scapegoats... :(

Hopefully, things will change once the next generations start to take over.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Krakow Sam on February 11, 2010, 06:34:44 am
I'll worry about a job when I'll be in the market for six figure salaries, thank you very much. 

Good luck getting a job like that with nothing on your CV  :P

Getting some crappy job in a store or something really isn't that bad.
The work is rarely actually hard and having your own cash is very liberating. Plus, its easier to get a better job in future if you already have some sort of drudgery on your resumé.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Haseri on February 11, 2010, 06:55:14 am
No point in drudgery if there is no one to spend it on.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Krakow Sam on February 11, 2010, 07:06:42 am
Spend it on yourself. Dur.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Eagle on February 11, 2010, 09:04:40 am
I'll worry about a job when I'll be in the market for six figure salaries
For the love of god get your head out of your ass. You seriously think they're just going to hand you a job that pays 10 grand or more? Be realistic.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: martyk on February 11, 2010, 11:38:53 am
Exactly.  It doesn't matter what sort of education you have, without any work experience you will not get a high-end job.  Of course, that does not mean that you have to do entry level stuff at a McDonalds or whatever.  My first job was a position working at a computer repair store.  Last summer I worked as a summer intern in IT at a international coorporation's headquarters.

Co-op is the name of the game.  If your school does co-op, jump on that opportunity.

Also, playing video games does not count as working on your portfolio.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Tesla on February 11, 2010, 01:47:53 pm
DnD, I'm looking forward to getting a job. Having money, some kind of responsibility, something on a CV.

Plus I think it's a requirement that everyone have a menial job at some point in their life.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Plank of Wood on February 11, 2010, 01:50:35 pm
Here's the ironic punchline of the education system:


Regardless of how hard or how much you studied, once you enter the job market you'll be considered as much of a moron as anybody else.

Thus is why I am going be a hobo and persue a career in busking.


My Gripe:

Today the National Grid has decided to dig up all the roads everywhere because some pipes were contaminated by a shrew or something. So now the whole country is at a standstill.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Doctor Z on February 11, 2010, 01:53:18 pm
That's why I'm going to be the Atheist Messiah.


... No I don't know how that works, why do you ask?
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Plank of Wood on February 11, 2010, 01:53:57 pm
Praise be to Atheismo!
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Yuu on February 11, 2010, 02:37:24 pm
... No I don't know how that works, why do you ask?

Lure an eerily glowing green meteor to Earth and build a cult around it.

Also scorpions. Lots of scorpions.


Regardless of how hard or how much you studied, once you enter the job market you'll be considered as much of a moron as anybody else.

Especially true here, with the ridiculous level of underemployment. I once attended a graduation ceremony where the speaker said "Welcome to the world of the unemployed!"
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Inkling on February 11, 2010, 03:30:20 pm
*see previous page*

Others dealt with this already, but I like playing Devil's Advocate.  What exactly are you doing on your PC?
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: GroxGlitch on February 11, 2010, 03:39:20 pm
Gripe: The fact that I have to sit through 55 minutes of BOORING Language Arts class, learning of hyperbole and such that I really don't need to have a sucessful job, given I'll either be asking:
"Hi, welcome to Burger King, may I take your order?"
"WHOOPPER!!!"
or be sitting in a desk at a cushy job crunching numbers on a calculator all day, or a little of both. I won't need to know what the hell a Compound-Complex Sentence is taking orders or using a calculator. :P
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Veraal on February 11, 2010, 03:42:48 pm
Gripe.

Weed and the fact that absolutely everyone I know are smoking it.
I wonder how long they'll keep it illegal.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Pixxel on February 11, 2010, 03:54:07 pm
My gripe:

Paying for a service that should be free. Like playing online on Xbox live.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: dndfreak on February 11, 2010, 04:27:16 pm
I'm gonna take these replies one post at a time...

KS: It's not like I haven't had a job before.  Besides, I'm doing a lot of reviewing and such for various sites, mostly freelance but it gets my name out there and it's something in my field.

Eagle: We're talking about Full Sail's game design courses, that place pretty much guarantees a six-figure salary right out of graduation.  Not to mention the fact that you can sell whatever you make for the classes.

MartyK: I do have work experience, not that it would matter much since game writers don't really do much related to processing trucks at a Homegoods.  As for the comment about spending all my time playing games, that's exactly what my parents keep saying and also exactly why I want to slit their throats.  At the most, I might spend about five to six hours a week on games and that's only because it's stuff I'm going to review.  Most of my time is spent writing, brushing up on my coding or trying to land a site to stay.  Just yesterday I applied for a site I found called VGGEN that's looking for new writers, I just got to cross my fingers and hope.  It's really tough to find a site that will hire anyone under 18, so many good opportunities have been lost.

Tesla: I've said this already, but I've had part-time jobs, menial work and such before.  I'm not exactly dead to the world in that department.

Plank: Full Sail, it's a special program made for game design and marketing.  Not to mention that many of the classes are taught by the kings of the industry.  In fact, before his death even Gary Gygax taught a class there.

Inkling: Answered this in MartyK's comment pretty much, so... yeah.

And on to what I was actually going to post:

Gripe: The fact that I have to sit through 55 minutes of BOORING Language Arts class, learning of hyperbole and such that I really don't need to have a sucessful job, given I'll either be asking:
"Hi, welcome to Burger King, may I take your order?"
"WHOOPPER!!!"
or be sitting in a desk at a cushy job crunching numbers on a calculator all day, or a little of both. I won't need to know what the hell a Compound-Complex Sentence is taking orders or using a calculator. :P

This post tells me in more than a few ways that you need to pay more attention in that Language Arts class.  At least you spelled 'hyperbole' right.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Plank of Wood on February 11, 2010, 04:29:22 pm
Hey, I've already gotten a letter from Ian Hislop hinting I could do my second year university work experiance at Private Eye. I think I win this particular bragging contest.

My gripe:

Paying for a service that should be free. Like playing online on Xbox live.

I'm asumming you don't have the Liscensing Fee in Sweden.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Clarke on February 11, 2010, 05:04:28 pm
Hey, Full Sail, cool stuff. We took a field trip there in junior high, seemed pretty nice from what I remember.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: dndfreak on February 11, 2010, 05:08:45 pm
Hey, I've already gotten a letter from Ian Hislop hinting I could do my second year university work experiance at Private Eye. I think I win this particular bragging contest.


What bragging contest?  This had nothing to do with my plans, I was just complaining about my retarded parents.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Haseri on February 12, 2010, 01:47:41 am
Hey, I've already gotten a letter from Ian Hislop hinting I could do my second year university work experiance at Private Eye. I think I win this particular bragging contest.


I hope one day you and me work on a show together. Wouldn't that be weird?

My gripe is the over-abundance of theory work in my coursework. Luckily, the practical side of things make up for it.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Tesla on February 13, 2010, 10:43:25 am
I hate my little brother. He's rude to everyone (including his friends), he's also very ignorant and argumentative.

We just had this "conversation."

Him (mocking someone else): *Grunts and "mehs" meant to sound like a mockery of someone else's sentence.*
Me: Wow, you sound so smart!
Him: Did I SAY I meant to sound smart?
Me: No, but no-one normally states how they're meant to sound.
Him: I didn't say I was trying to sound smart!
Me: No, but you just asked me if you did.
Him: ...
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Rysworld on February 13, 2010, 10:44:10 am
W? What does that mean?
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Tesla on February 13, 2010, 10:47:59 am
You am have deductive skills and/or patience!

;D
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Haseri on February 13, 2010, 11:01:48 am
Punch him. Punch him in the back, somewhere where bruising won't be obvious.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: dndfreak on February 13, 2010, 11:05:05 am
Punch him. Punch him in the back, somewhere where bruising won't be obvious.

That's crazy talk.

Punch him in the nuts.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Tesla on February 13, 2010, 11:14:38 am
He's 11 years old. O.o
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Rysworld on February 13, 2010, 11:47:12 am
Punch him in the nuts.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Kenotai on February 13, 2010, 12:02:11 pm
My iPod's headphone jack is broken.  And it turns out the headphones I thought were broken weren't.  At least it can be fixed.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Rysworld on February 13, 2010, 12:19:04 pm
Punch him it in the nuts.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Snork on February 13, 2010, 12:38:46 pm
Punch Rysworld in the nuts.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Doctor Z on February 13, 2010, 12:58:22 pm
Please shut up.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Rysworld on February 13, 2010, 01:57:13 pm
No. I do believe we are getting off topic, though. Let us return to the topic.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: dndfreak on February 13, 2010, 08:32:13 pm
He's 11 years old. O.o

I thought he was 13, thus being fair game for nut-punching.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Haseri on February 14, 2010, 03:13:25 am
He's 11 years old. O.o

Irrelevant. He is your yonger brother. That pretty much alows you to get away with a lot.

Seriuosly, a short, sharp jab to the upper arm or back, or a slap on the upper leg should put him in his place. If you're lucky, no one will notice.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: dndfreak on February 14, 2010, 05:01:09 pm
Seriously, a short, sharp jab to the upper arm or back, or a slap on the upper leg should put him in his place. If you're lucky, no one will notice.

I just got the first Assassin's Creed DS game (really cheap) and you just described the interrogation missions perfectly.  That's kinda sad.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Future Neoadept on February 14, 2010, 05:44:50 pm
My gripe is being unable to warn anyone about the impending catastrophe.


Wait, who am I kidding? I love it!
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Gunner on February 15, 2010, 01:04:44 pm
My gripe is that I just got diagnosed with depression. And apparently I have a family history. So yeah.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Doctor Z on February 15, 2010, 01:05:56 pm
Unless you JUST changed your avatar, that's kinda ironic. >_________>



Anyway, we love you Gunner. You're made of awesome. :D
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Kenotai on February 15, 2010, 01:12:37 pm
Me too, Gunner, except I've had it for four years.  But I'm not so sure about family history, though.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Snork on February 15, 2010, 02:20:44 pm
I'm unable tell whether or not your being an a-hole, Rysworld.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Rysworld on February 15, 2010, 02:47:56 pm
I'm not. I'm unsure what to say. No-one that I've known before has ever been depressed.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: dndfreak on February 15, 2010, 05:34:29 pm
If you don't know what to say, then shut the hell up.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Grazony on February 16, 2010, 10:28:56 am
Dndfreak is right on that rysworld. You can't say "Thats to bad." to a person who just got diagnosed with depression. It makes you sounds like a jerk and a ass.

Anyway, my family has a history of multiple mental problems. Bipolar, Depression, OCD, ADHD, Narcolepsy, RLS, and SIDS just to name a few. I myself have narcolepsy and possible OCD which is a pain to deal with. Depression though is a bit tricky for me, because I don't understand it. So I can't say nothing on the matter of why its bad, but I can say that Gunner is still an awesome person on this forum.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Great Distance on February 16, 2010, 11:37:59 am
To be fair, rysworld said he wasn't trying to be an ass. Sometimes things just come out wrong on the internet. I don't think his comment justifies such a harsh response.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Ultramarine on February 16, 2010, 12:00:45 pm
Ah I missed this place and it's drama <3

Dndfreak is right on that rysworld. You can't say "Thats to bad." to a person who just got diagnosed with depression. It makes you sounds like a jerk and a ass.

The correct term is Jerkass :D

To be fair, rysworld said he wasn't trying to be an ass. Sometimes things just come out wrong on the internet. I don't think his comment justifies such a harsh response.

Also in his defense, it's hard to really say anything comforting when you're in a position such as this. Plus it's the internet; remember that guys :3 NOT VERY SRS BIZNUS.

Speaking of which, I was diagnosed with clinical depression as well. But to actually participate in this thread, my gripe is when you have one of those obnoxious friends that you love yet hate at the same time. Was talking to one of my friends over XBL, got bored since it was V-Day and I had no one to spend it with. And don't you know it, he gloated how he got laid the night prior to me being on ._. I tried so hard to treat the 14th as JUST another day on the calendar, but he broke the chain. I didn't really tell him to ease up since I'm not that assertive, though I did mention it makes me quite uncomfortable to talk about it.

All in all, it was awkward and depressing :( glad it's over with. I guess I could say I was somewhat jealous, but not so much as the fact he got some. More so that pretty much all of my friends were either hooked up or ****ing that day while I was stuck at home with nothing to do.

/bwaaaa no one loves me.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Kenotai on February 16, 2010, 12:10:27 pm
I got my itouch replaced because the headphone jack was broken, and what do you know, the color balance on the new one is way too green!  Graah!  I don't care to go to the Apple store again, so if there is a fix, let me know.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Haseri on February 16, 2010, 12:18:07 pm
Get a manly PDA. Or just get a PA.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Doctor Z on February 16, 2010, 01:05:54 pm
/bwaaaa no one loves me.
I love you.

Sexually.


With my penis.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: B.A.S. on February 16, 2010, 01:23:53 pm
I found a new gripe....stupid people.

I was doing undercover at The Bay (Olympic Section). While I was following someone that shoved some stuff in there pockets I found myself cursing every 5 seconds. The area was pretty damn packed so it was hard enough to move around, but then I started running into people that out of nowhere would just stop to converse with there partner, look at there cellphone, or just plain out be an idiot. What dont they understand? Do they not realize that stopping in the middle of a moving line screws the entire system up.

One more example/rant:

Same place The Bay (Olympic Section). Many people fail to realize that the Olympic Clothing is a sponsor of The Bay and thus its own section...with its own entrance. So I had these three people from Chicago come up to me as I was supervising the exit. They ask if they can get in from this way and i said "Nope sorry, you have to wait in line like everyone else....its a weird system but its just not fair for the others right?". And the women is just like "This is so ridiculous", this promotes the guy shes with to say: "Yeh you CANADIANS, dont treat Travelers with any bit of respect, you sicken me!".

I just shook my head and said, "I dont really care what you think, just go wait in the line". The other guy who had been silent says "Well what would happen if I just grabbed one of these sweaters beside you and ran off?! I know how your Canadian laws are you cant touch me".

Now Im an undercover guy, meaning we work with the police and have alot more power then normal security guards. Normally I would be patrolling the floor looking for theft, but I was filling in for one of the guys while he was on break. Being somewhat upset at this point I pulled out my certification, my card and showed him. "I hope you can read, but incase you cant here you go. See what this says? Loss Prevention....its my job to...well lets just say....prevent loss".

He looks somewhat confused. "You've been smoking that Canadian green havent you, I know you cant do anything to me" At which point he goes to grab one of the sweaters behind me. I let him get a hold on it at which point I said.

"Go ahead and try to run off with it...like I said, its my job to prevent loss".

Needless to say a 6'6" person thats 220pounds standing over you must be intimidating as he stopped his foolishness and started walking off. I felt pretty proud of myself so I said to all of them as they walked away: "Way to represent your country guys, hope your team does well!".

I think I handled it all pretty well...but still some people!
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Inkling on February 16, 2010, 01:31:16 pm
For the record, please don't take some stupid drunks from Chicago to be an example of the average american.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: eropS on February 16, 2010, 01:35:24 pm
Just don't take Chicago as American.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on February 16, 2010, 02:16:01 pm
Don't let Americans bias your opinions on Americans.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Snork on February 16, 2010, 02:36:06 pm
Stoopid amerikans
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Krakow Sam on February 16, 2010, 02:56:04 pm
Its spelled Amerikkkan$, I think you'll find.

*Runs*
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Snork on February 16, 2010, 02:57:15 pm
Its spelled Amerikkkan
my eyes have been opened
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on February 16, 2010, 02:59:44 pm
Nazi victory!
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Doctor Z on February 16, 2010, 03:35:15 pm
Didn't you know?


Obama is Hitler.


Or is it Stalin?



... Maybe he's a terrorist.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Snork on February 16, 2010, 03:44:37 pm
Didn't you know?


Obama is Hitler.


Or is it Stalin?



... Maybe he's a terrorist.
Dats Wacist.
You're Wacist.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Cobra on February 17, 2010, 03:00:11 am
Nope, secret Muslim remember.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Snork on February 17, 2010, 03:43:25 am
sssh
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: B.A.S. on February 17, 2010, 01:01:04 pm
Just don't take Chicago as American.

this
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Kaizer on March 25, 2010, 03:59:49 pm
I use my psp everyday since I'm last bus stop so I get to sit uncomfortably on old chairs for an hour, so I used my psp to kill the time.

Somehow between putting it in my bag after getting off the bus and putting the bag down 5 minutes later after I got home the inside screen cracked and wont show anything anymore.


I loved my psp... :'(
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Krakow Sam on March 25, 2010, 05:09:07 pm
Sounds like you need a portable games console with some sort of clamshell design which protects the screen when not in use.

Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Gnoll on March 25, 2010, 05:32:10 pm
Sounds like you need a portable games console with some sort of clamshell design which protects the screen when not in use.


Marry, I presume thou hath made some allusion to the DS of fair Nintendo.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Krakow Sam on March 25, 2010, 05:43:38 pm
Prithee nuncle, t'would verily be better than an illusion of a Nintendo.

*hits Dr. O with a bladder on a  stick*
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Gnoll on March 25, 2010, 05:46:56 pm
*hits Dr. O with a bladder on a  stick*

Soon to be sig'd.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Yuu on March 25, 2010, 05:58:17 pm
-snip-

You can get it fixed in your nearest Sony store that has a repair shop. Though, from the sound of it, it seems pretty damaged internally. If you manage to disassemble it and it seems like it's totaled, it'd probably be better to buy a new one.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Cobra on March 26, 2010, 05:04:42 am
Or as previously mentioned the clam shell designed portable console.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Yuu on March 26, 2010, 07:14:11 am
The same one that possesses less fine-grained graphics and utilizes the gimmicky design features?
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Krakow Sam on March 26, 2010, 07:16:57 am
Yeah. The one that has good games.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Yuu on March 26, 2010, 07:25:06 am
... with a horribly massive good-bad game ratio which goes in favor of the bad. Incidentally, also the one that lacks comprehensive multimedia features that allows one to do all their stuff in a single device while outdoors.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Krakow Sam on March 26, 2010, 07:29:49 am
Dude! Zelda!

(http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n125/Krakowsam/060714-hands-on-phantom-hourglass-0.jpg)
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Pixxel on March 26, 2010, 07:32:12 am
My gripe is people.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Yuu on March 26, 2010, 07:38:37 am
Dude! Zelda!

Yup, Zelda, and the rest of the first party characters...


Who happen to be, for the most part, both the only good games and occupants of the microscopic upper strata of the title library.



People and their will to instigate console wars...
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Pixxel on March 26, 2010, 08:29:30 am
People and their will to instigate console wars...
This confirms what I meant in my previous statement and my dislike to "people".

They're always the ones behind everything. People from EA,People at Microsoft... etc. these people seem to be everywhere and I'm not the only one getting pissed off at them.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Haseri on March 26, 2010, 08:59:50 am
Dude. Just sit back, relax and get a rabbit. They'll never do anything to annoy you.

And remember what K said:
"A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky animals."
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Tesla on March 26, 2010, 02:31:33 pm
Ah yes, K.

I knew him well.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Rysworld on March 26, 2010, 02:33:07 pm
My gripe is people.
Why must you haunt me, Soylent Green, why!?
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Celdur on March 26, 2010, 02:41:58 pm
Dude! Zelda!

Yup, Zelda, and the rest of the first party characters...


Who happen to be, for the most part, both the only good games and occupants of the microscopic upper strata of the title library.



People and their will to instigate console wars...

the good to bad game ratio for the DS is amazing, but the thing does have a billion games, theres about 60-70 good games on it, and i dont mean games that are just ok, games that actualy are totaly worth the money, games that really kick ass.

the psp really only has about 10, 20 at most. i still sort of want one though >.>
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Kaizer on March 26, 2010, 02:44:19 pm
Dude! Zelda!

Yup, Zelda, and the rest of the first party characters...


Who happen to be, for the most part, both the only good games and occupants of the microscopic upper strata of the title library.



People and their will to instigate console wars...

the good to bad game ratio for the DS is amazing, but the thing does have a billion games, theres about 60-70 good games on it, and i dont mean games that are just ok, games that actualy are totaly worth the money, games that really kick ass.

the psp really only has about 10, 20 at most. i still sort of want one though >.>

ever since they added tons of ps1 games to psn my psp is my own portable playstation.
castlevania sotn
all the final fantasies released?
metal gear!


honestly, psp is worth every penny
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Celdur on March 26, 2010, 02:46:08 pm
...DS is still way better, yo >.>
(had a DS avatar for years)

really though, i dont think theres a console wich had more good origonal titles.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Gorman Conall on March 26, 2010, 02:48:47 pm
The PSP has plenty of great games, never had a DS so I can't comment on it. But I can say that aside from pokemon and scribblenauts not a single game on it interests me.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Cobra on March 26, 2010, 06:39:27 pm
Non 1st party games that alone make the DS worth buying.

GTA Chinatown wars, Meteos, The Chrono Trigger remake, Scribblenaughts, The entire Ace Attorney series, Also the Final Fantasy remakes.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: eropS on March 26, 2010, 10:55:41 pm
And just because a console has a terrible good:bad game ratio doesn't mean anything at all... You don't have to buy the bad games, you can grab from only the good part of the ratio.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Celdur on March 27, 2010, 06:47:20 am
Non 1st party games that alone make the DS worth buying.

GTA Chinatown wars, Meteos, The Chrono Trigger remake, Scribblenaughts, The entire Ace Attorney series, Also the Final Fantasy remakes.

dont forget the castlevania games, the total insane amount of Atlus games like shin megami tensei, fire emblem and the advanced wars games and also the professor layton series.
and then theres stuff like osu and elite beat agents or games like rythm heaven :D
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: dndfreak on March 29, 2010, 12:18:06 am
Then of course there's 358/2 days, Geometry Wars Galaxies if you don't yet have a version, the Age of Empires series, Final Fantasy Tactics A2, Puzzle Quest, Civ Revolution, Battlefront: Elite Squadron, WarioWare DIY...

Not to mention all of the DLC currently available to the DSi.

Also, say yes to Rythm Heaven.  It sounds stupid, but it's f**king awesome.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Didero on March 29, 2010, 12:53:05 am
Also, say yes to Rythm Heaven.  It sounds stupid, but it's f**king awesome.
Except for my brother. He can't get past the first level :P
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: dndfreak on March 29, 2010, 12:58:45 am
lol.

Haven't played it in a while, but I think I have around 39/50 medals...

I really need to go back and finish it.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Detoxicated on April 23, 2010, 04:47:40 am
Hey guys, i've got a gripe. I hate this one guy on a forum as he getting on my nerves with his comments and such, how can i do anything about it, as my gripe isnt there for a particular reason. I just happen to dislike this personality but its not like he or she did something to me so i cant tell him/her to shut up... its frustrating...
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Cobra on April 23, 2010, 05:37:24 am
If you have problems with any posts made by members on the forum there is a report post button. I believe Patman's signature points directly to where you need to click.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Great Distance on April 23, 2010, 05:44:29 am
Something about "a forum" makes me think that he's talking about some other forum. Besides, Detox said that he/she never did anything to him, so I suppose it wouldn't be something you'd report, either.

As for my advice, just be frank with him/her and tell them that they get on your nerves. Well, at least if it's about the comments that they make to you. Otherwise, just ignore it.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Detoxicated on April 23, 2010, 05:50:42 am
Yea that will be the smartest thing to do
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Lush City on April 23, 2010, 08:54:46 am
So this is like IJBM? Cool. You know what bugs me? Improper acronyms. Guys who use BRIIC instead of BRIC or GLBTQ instead of GLBT. Arrrgh!
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Haseri on April 23, 2010, 09:46:07 am
Wouldn't GLBTQ be a tautology/redundant?

Unless queer and gay been different things.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Plank of Wood on April 23, 2010, 10:09:27 am
It's LGBT, fools!
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Lush City on April 23, 2010, 10:13:58 am
It stands for "Questioning." Ugh.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Didero on April 23, 2010, 10:57:15 am
GLBTQ? Good Luck Being The Queen?
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: dndfreak on April 23, 2010, 01:05:22 pm
Didero... please tell me you're joking.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Lush City on April 23, 2010, 01:39:29 pm
Get this guy a winner badge, I just loled for ten minutes straight.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Plank of Wood on April 23, 2010, 02:23:57 pm
GLBTQ? Good Luck Being The Queen?

All rise.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Kaizer on April 23, 2010, 02:25:53 pm
my gripe is that warcraft 3 is clogged down now on the custom game section by nothing but bots that host dota and auto kick you if you don't have the map or are below a certain rank in their ranking system



I wanna play some warhammer 40k aos damn it >:(
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Inkling on April 23, 2010, 07:52:36 pm
I think this is where I put my general rant against acronyms that no one ever bothers to define at the start.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Kaizer on April 23, 2010, 08:06:19 pm
it's not an acronym the map is called warhammer40k aos...
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Inkling on April 23, 2010, 08:09:55 pm
Look a few posts above yours, Kaizer.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Lush City on April 24, 2010, 06:43:58 am
I think this is where I put my general rant against acronyms that no one ever bothers to define at the start.



BRIC (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BRIC)

Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transsexual, the order of the first two varies with use.


That last one was common knowledge though.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Inkling on April 24, 2010, 11:06:44 am
Thank you. I had never heard of BRIC before.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Lush City on April 24, 2010, 02:05:37 pm
I'm reading this on a cracked cell phone so I'm just going to assume that wasn't sarcastic and say you're welcome.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Plank of Wood on April 24, 2010, 03:52:13 pm
Sorry Lush, you'll need to gain more forum cred before you may become Captian Snarkypants.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Lush City on April 24, 2010, 05:05:56 pm
That was snark? I found it mil dymuephism at best. And does no one find Mayor Mitchell from Ex Machina to look a lot like the dude from Archer?
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Inkling on April 24, 2010, 07:38:29 pm
No seriously, I hadn't heard of that collection of nations refered to as BRIC before.  GLBT is a bit more commonplace.  When I get snarky, you'll know it.  ...Wait, you might not.  I guess only time will tell!
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Lush City on April 24, 2010, 08:47:36 pm
Uhhh..

LAZAH BEAMU!!!

I'm trying to turn that into a meme, tell your freinds.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Detoxicated on April 24, 2010, 09:08:49 pm
Lush why do you post nonsense words? there is no such thing as dymuephism
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: dndfreak on April 25, 2010, 02:46:05 am
A quick google search tells me he's trying to say dimorphism, the difference between genders within the same species, but somehow I don't think that's what he meant.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Putspooza on April 25, 2010, 04:46:42 am
She.

My gripe is that all my typos are sound-based.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Lush City on April 25, 2010, 09:33:49 am
I just won ten bucks. Friend betted me how many posts after I posted a nonsense substance that I would be corrected. Took you long enough :P
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Detoxicated on April 25, 2010, 09:44:16 am
so i basically deserve 5 bucks, as i asked...
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: dndfreak on April 25, 2010, 11:27:18 am
I just won ten bucks. Friend betted me how many posts after I posted a nonsense substance that I would be corrected. Took you long enough :P

That's only one, the second post was your own trying to win more money >.>
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: FROMAN on April 25, 2010, 12:01:44 pm
Ive got some things to gripe about, i ordered a r4 ds card in the mail and Ive been itching to use it but since i think its international, however i didn't pay express postage so it will take several days to get here. another gripe that's been irritating me is that youtube changed the layout of the pages and now its even organized worse than the last update. I miss my viewing history on  the front page.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on April 25, 2010, 12:11:42 pm
Yeah, international shipping can be a bitch. I've waited for things for up to four months. It would have been quicker for me to take a boat to Japan and then walk back. ::)
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Lush City on April 25, 2010, 12:17:51 pm
@Dnd Don't hate the plater hate the game. ;)
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Putspooza on April 26, 2010, 10:45:16 am
My gripe is how gigantic Antarctica looks in maps, it's a bit larger than Europe in reality.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Plank of Wood on April 26, 2010, 11:05:12 am
Yeah, because those Antaricticans really annoy me with the way they brag about how big their continent is. ::)
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Putspooza on April 26, 2010, 11:08:17 am
I'm just saying it's misleading that's all.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Tesla on April 26, 2010, 11:26:05 am
It's either correct proportions of continents or correct distances between them, not both. >:(
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Lush City on April 26, 2010, 11:52:43 am
Heck, Europe isn't even a continent at all.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Haseri on April 26, 2010, 12:14:43 pm
What. Yes it is. It may not be a landmass, but it is a continent.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Tesla on April 26, 2010, 12:55:50 pm
Heck, Europe isn't even a continent at all.

Oh god, is this another one of those things where just because you and a minority of other strange people think they're right, you think it means its an established fact we can easily understand?
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Clarke on April 26, 2010, 01:04:42 pm
Continents can be defined culturally and geographically. Some people define the continents as Latin America, North America(excluding Mesoamerica and the Carribean), Sub-Saharan Africa, SW Asia and North Africa, Asia, Europe, and Oceania. Geographically, however, they're usually defined as Eurasia, North America, South America, Africa, Oceania, and Antarctica(Some group Africa together with Eurasia). At least thats what they teach in my courses, along with the explanation of Europe being classified earlier as a continent because of Western-centric teachings, and the fact that many Mesoamerican nations combine N. and S. America together, because it makes them feel like they are in the center of the hemisphere rather than at the edge of a landmass. People like to feel important, and teachings of regions compared to other regions will vary based on which area the subject is being taught.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Tesla on April 26, 2010, 01:05:41 pm
However, if you approach some random guy on the street and ask him, he'll say it is. I'd bet you my lunch.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Clarke on April 26, 2010, 01:07:43 pm
Sure, if you're asking a person in a region in Europe or colonized by Europe. I doubt, however, that asking a person living in Indochina would produce the same results.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Plank of Wood on April 26, 2010, 03:39:35 pm
Heck, Europe isn't even a continent at all.

Yeah, of course. That's totaly what he meant when he compared Antarctica to the size of what is politically defined as "Europe", and he was completely inviting all of us to have a debate over continental boundries.



All of you should be ashamed.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Doctor Z on April 26, 2010, 03:55:42 pm
I love you.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Lush City on April 26, 2010, 07:27:44 pm
Heck, Europe isn't even a continent at all.

Yeah, of course. That's totaly what he meant when he compared Antarctica to the size of what is politically defined as "Europe", and he was completely inviting all of us to have a debate over continental boundries.



All of you should be ashamed.

Yeha we really should

...


Back to the debate.


While I could get the South America and African divisions (being separated by Isthmuses with canals) The Europe/Asia boundary is completely arbitrary. The Ural Mountains don't count as an ocean, if we used the same "rules"that govern the Europe/Asia "divide" than there'd be "continents" in the double digits. I'm all for constancy, even if it doesn't make any sense (technically there are four continents)  if at least if you keep to the  same rules  I can suspend my disbelief, but the whole Europe/Asia divide just seams like something dreamed up by Yellow peril racist 2nd Millinea Europeans.

I also hate the color Indigo.

And yes I know that the Yellow Peril didn't start until the late 19th and early 20th century and that the original continental bounds were set out by ancient Achaean, I just meant that it SEEMS  archaic  to still keep boundaries like that, really if the "Middle East" can be regulated to a subregion status why can't Europe?
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Detoxicated on April 26, 2010, 07:45:04 pm
So who cares, this thread is about gripes and not continents you Americaphile of ignorance
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Lush City on April 26, 2010, 08:03:17 pm
How am I Americaphilic? Or do you consider any Anti-European thought to be Pro-American? The whole world ins't just Europe and the US you know.

Onto another gripe.


Indigo. It's not a color. Newton just straight made that **** up.  (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indigo)
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on April 26, 2010, 09:23:28 pm
The whole world ins't just Europe and the US you know.

Pfffahahahahahahahahha!

Oh... you're serious? Well hey, you left Japan out. They're gonna be mad if you don't include them. They may be tiny but they mess you up. Plus they control the weather.
Title: Re: Gripe Thread
Post by: Lush City on April 26, 2010, 09:46:27 pm