Author Topic: Crapsites  (Read 496 times)

Crapsites
« on: 30 June, 2022, 06:37:23 pm »
You know, those webshites that pop up in every Google search but add nothing to the sum total of human knowledge.  Aggregator sites, "how to" sites that tell you nothing of the sort in seemingly machine-generated English, and other clag that ruins the Internet.  I'll nominate:

Picclick
Findthatbike
Almost any Windows help site
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Jaded

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Re: Crapsites
« Reply #1 on: 30 June, 2022, 06:45:36 pm »
Any website that pretends to sort out a 'what software to use' query, and cleverly hides the Shit-ware it is peddling about option 3 or 4 of 10.

If you don't like your democracy, vote against it.

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Re: Crapsites
« Reply #2 on: 30 June, 2022, 06:49:51 pm »
  • Any site that tries to force notifications on you
  • Any site that asks you about fucking biscuits almost every time you visit
  • Any site operated by Reach
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Jaded

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Re: Crapsites
« Reply #3 on: 30 June, 2022, 06:51:36 pm »
Ah, yes. Retch.
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Kim

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Re: Crapsites
« Reply #4 on: 30 June, 2022, 06:51:53 pm »
Pinterest.  As far as I can determine, its only function is to pollute search results  ???

Forums discussing mobile phones very narrowly avoid this status.

FifeingEejit

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Re: Crapsites
« Reply #5 on: 30 June, 2022, 06:52:08 pm »
Any website that pretends to sort out a 'what software to use' query, and cleverly hides the Shit-ware it is peddling about option 3 or 4 of 10.

The answer is always whatever javaScript framework you didn't use

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Crapsites
« Reply #6 on: 30 June, 2022, 07:01:17 pm »
I thought this was going to about toilet locator apps.
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Pedaldog.

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Re: Crapsites
« Reply #7 on: 30 June, 2022, 11:48:54 pm »
Any site that offers "Special Prices" on just the item you're looking for, then tries to get you to sign up to a recurring membership fee, monthly.
Finding the way back Out of those sites seems to just divert to links.
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Re: Crapsites
« Reply #8 on: 01 July, 2022, 11:13:24 am »
Pinterest.  As far as I can determine, its only function is to pollute search results  ???

Forums discussing mobile phones very narrowly avoid this status.
Ah yes, Pinterest.  Ruins Google Image Search, which was already crippled by the cessation of image caching (ok, I can see the reason for that, but it was far more reliable) and no, I don't want your fricking app.

Happily, since everyone hates it, there are effortless ways to remove it ftom image search results.

https://www.inputmag.com/culture/pinterest-sucks-google-image-photo-search-ruining-internet
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Re: Crapsites
« Reply #9 on: 01 July, 2022, 11:20:50 am »
Pinterest.  As far as I can determine, its only function is to pollute search results  ???

I find it super useful for finding picture prompts for my writing. It's also really handy if you run TTRPGs, as I do, when your players go off-plot to the degree where you need to generate NPCs on the fly.

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