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 Post subject: Re: Little things that annoy the hell out of you
PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:28 pm 


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How Wikipedia deletes articles like the alternate display modes without warning. It's one thing to delete articles, but as long as it's not something actually illegal like child pornography, can't they at least give a warning in advance so that people can have the chance to put the info elsewhere?

Isn't all history of all edits always logged on Wikipedia? Including deletes?


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 Post subject: Re: Little things that annoy the hell out of you
PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:13 am 


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Fan translations of game documentation generally not being a thing.

Fire Emblem is a fairly popular series, and Nintendo has Monshou no Nazo's manual right on their website. Seisen no Keifu's is there, too, although as an original document for the Virtual Console release. Yet no one's bothered to translate them.

Given that there already exists plenty of English-language documentation for those two titles, it's not an issue in this case, but something like, say... the hundreds of random obscure PC98 games out there... it would be nice to know what information the manual writers intended to present to first-time players instead of floundering about with guides off GameFAQs that aren't even particularly well-written much of the time.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:01 am 


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 Post subject: Re: Little things that annoy the hell out of you
PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:29 am 


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Poor documentation on how to build a program.
All I wanted to do was change one little compile-time setting [admittedly, all of the settings were compile time].

in the most recent case I've dealt with, the process was actually pretty simple, if still more than "./configure && make && sudo make install" or "open project file in ____ IDE, build"
but the documentation on what to do is a bit out of order and doesn't feel like being concrete about anything
and all the config options you want or need to pass are spread out over like three pages
also, I was on Windows but one of the steps involves generating a shell script and not a batch script [I did have a native Windows version of BASH installed, so I lucked out] 8)

It's arguably less of a hassle than the old system used to build it... but being new, it's also not well documented.
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 Post subject: Re: Little things that annoy the hell out of you
PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:49 pm 


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Poor documentation on how to build a program.
All I wanted to do was change one little compile-time setting [admittedly, all of the settings were compile time].

in the most recent case I've dealt with, the process was actually pretty simple, if still more than "./configure && make && sudo make install" or "open project file in ____ IDE, build"
but the documentation on what to do is a bit out of order and doesn't feel like being concrete about anything
and all the config options you want or need to pass are spread out over like three pages
also, I was on Windows but one of the steps involves generating a shell script and not a batch script [I did have a native Windows version of BASH installed, so I lucked out] 8)

It's arguably less of a hassle than the old system used to build it... but being new, it's also not well documented.


Exasperated when the documentation looks like this or you ask for help and you feel like this

you have my unyielding sympathies; i encountered the same frustrations when deploying and upgrading appliances in the past. I'll RTFM when developers employ someone other than rainman to WTFM.


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 Post subject: Re: Little things that annoy the hell out of you
PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:32 pm 


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I get bummed when I'm bored at work and just refresh Shmups every couple of minutes, then I get prematurely excited that someone is talking something interesting about videogames or movies just to see it's the damned politics thread again.


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 Post subject: Re: Little things that annoy the hell out of you
PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:55 am 


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drauch wrote:
I get bummed when I'm bored at work and just refresh Shmups every couple of minutes, then I get prematurely excited that someone is talking something interesting about videogames or movies just to see it's the damned propaganda thread again.

fixed that for you.

took me a while to swallow that this community is like this intentionally, and even though it's a big part of what's ruined it, it will never change. just do what many of us did already; find another place to call 'home' and only visit here for utility, with low expectations :p
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:12 pm 


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 Post subject: Re: Little things that annoy the hell out of you
PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 4:33 pm 


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I have no home :(

same

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 Post subject: Re: Little things that annoy the hell out of you
PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 5:32 am 


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Why are B.C. Rich "redesigning" so many of their cool shapes "for 2019"?

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That "2019" Mockingbird, in particular, is a fucking crime against aesthetics.


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 Post subject: Re: Little things that start with a-none
PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:45 am 


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I notice that I get ever so mildly agitated when peeps in conversation and writing number any originator.
MM1 (ooh!) , DMC1 (aargh!), D00M 1 (stop!), Street Fighter 1 (bah!), Zelda 1 (groan!), Gradius 1 (wince!), Resident Evil 1 (you!).

For brevity. For smooth communication. For clarity. For sure. For shame.

Notable obvious exceptions are things like Final Fight One and National Lampoon`s Loaded Weapon 1.

Now back to square one.
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 Post subject: Re: Little things that start with a-none
PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 1:49 pm 


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Zelda 1 (groan!)


To be fair, Zelda no Densetsu did get a re-release in Japan on FC cart as Zelda no Densetsu 1.


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 Post subject: Re: Little things that annoy the hell out of you
PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 2:51 pm 


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Heh. I'll keep using dem retroactive 1's :P


BTW I've been blasting Van Halen 1 over and over last night and it was glorious :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: Little things that annoy the hell out of you
PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:51 pm 


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I notice that I get ever so mildly agitated when peeps in conversation and writing number any originator.
MM1 (ooh!) , DMC1 (aargh!), D00M 1 (stop!), Street Fighter 1 (bah!), Zelda 1 (groan!), Gradius 1 (wince!), Resident Evil 1 (you!).

Is that because you like to keep everything zero-indexed? Sector zero, patient zero, ground zero, Zelda Zero? (Megaman Zero would be a little ambiguous)


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 Post subject: Re: Little things that start with a-none
PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 4:41 am 


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Ronyn wrote:
I notice that I get ever so mildly agitated when peeps in conversation and writing number any originator.
MM1 (ooh!) , DMC1 (aargh!), D00M 1 (stop!), Street Fighter 1 (bah!), Zelda 1 (groan!), Gradius 1 (wince!), Resident Evil 1 (you!).

For brevity. For smooth communication. For clarity. For sure. For shame.

Notable obvious exceptions are things like Final Fight One and National Lampoon`s Loaded Weapon 1.

Now back to square one.


But how would you tell the difference between the original Devil May Cry and the godawful reboot titled DMC?
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 5:31 am 


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the nightclub level in the dmc reboot was cool as shit. rest of the game was pretty good too. super corny of course but who cares.
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 Post subject: Re: Little things that start with a-none
PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 7:31 am 


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ED-057 wrote:
Is that because you like to keep everything zero-indexed? Sector zero, patient zero, ground zero, Zelda Zero? (Megaman Zero would be a little ambiguous)


I'm not into math or indexing or ranking. It's just a feeling like stubbing ones toe when reading or getting your ear boxed in conversation.

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But how would you tell the difference between the original Devil May Cry and the godawful reboot titled DMC?


Something like this:

DMC.

DmC. It was already ssstylized by default.

SSSatisfactory for you?
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 6:39 am 


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I'm more annoyed by Microsoft's numbering system. Their third system is Xbox One.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 7:43 pm 


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Every time i switch on the X-bone it needs an update for something or another :evil: . Can it not just play a game without this shit


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YouTubers shoving their avatar in their own videos, or just cutting to nothing but their avatar on screen when talking. Which for some reason nearly all channels on cartoons do.
Bonus point if their avatar even has multiple expressions that's constantly being switched between.
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^^^ Could it be so that they don't get their videos yanked for exceeding use of footage beyond fair use?

And while I'm here: When anyone says "I finna". Immediately makes me think of Mammy Two Shoes from Tom and Jerry, followed by a bit of throwing up in my mouth.
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 Post subject: Re: Little things that annoy the hell out of you
PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 3:31 am 


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Wildly inconsistent volume levels. Including but not limited to:

1) Voiced lines in video games where I can't hear what is being said over the music anyway
2) Language lessons with one speaker being much louder than the other (whichever one I'm trying to learn will be the quiet one, of course)
3) Crap internet videos that force me to crank the volume ALL the way up on my computer, AND turn the volume up on the speakers. Then afterwards I'll have to turn both back down again so that I can play music without being stuck at 1-3% with no adjustment range.

This also makes me realize that HDR displays are nothing but a dead end. If support for a color space with wider contrast range managed to work its way into the software swamp it would just result in websites that were randomly too dark with advertisements as bright as the sun. You'd have to get some hacked video driver to restrain that shit to a reasonable range. And you'd be right back to square one.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 6:27 pm 


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Wildly inconsistent volume levels.



Amen BROTHER!
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ED-057 wrote:
Wildly inconsistent volume levels. Including but not limited to:

1) Voiced lines in video games where I can't hear what is being said over the music anyway
2) Language lessons with one speaker being much louder than the other (whichever one I'm trying to learn will be the quiet one, of course)
3) Crap internet videos that force me to crank the volume ALL the way up on my computer, AND turn the volume up on the speakers. Then afterwards I'll have to turn both back down again so that I can play music without being stuck at 1-3% with no adjustment range.

This also makes me realize that HDR displays are nothing but a dead end. If support for a color space with wider contrast range managed to work its way into the software swamp it would just result in websites that were randomly too dark with advertisements as bright as the sun. You'd have to get some hacked video driver to restrain that shit to a reasonable range. And you'd be right back to square one.


The majority of Youtube content creator mix the music-only parts way, way, WAY fucking louder than the narration parts. That's really annoying


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 Post subject: Re: Little things that annoy the hell out of you
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emphatic wrote:
ED-057 wrote:
Wildly inconsistent volume levels.



Amen BROTHER!

YouTubers doubling the decibels when delivering punchlines; like spoiled goat butter for my ears.
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 Post subject: Re: Little things that annoy the hell out of you
PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:07 am 


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emphatic wrote:
ED-057 wrote:
Wildly inconsistent volume levels.



Amen BROTHER!


Agreed. I like to keep the volume at a set level, but the volume between the cable box, video games, and movies vary so much, it's impossible to stick with one volume setting.


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