Modern Web Woes - I'm mad at the internet

ToroidalBoat

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It's annoying how modern search engines (or at least Google) will "unfurl" the top results, so now I have to scroll through a bunch of stuff to see more than just a handful of results.

Maybe it's a "social engineering" strategy to discourage people from looking up what they don't want to promote at the top?

(also "unfurled" URLs can be annoying anyway)

The internet died in 2016 in the climate of the election and especially after Trump won.
In other words, the internet became the honknet in Clown World.

Fandom Wiki
Fandom sites all have this bug where opening any thumbnail in galleries "bounces you back" to the article you were just on.
 
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MarvinTheParanoidAndroid

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I miss the days when the internet wasn't corporate and monetized. They push these ads on us because they want us to spend money for those advertisers. Youtube was a better place when people made videos out of passion not for money. It breaks my heart to see people that I like suck advertiser dick. It's so fake.
The monetization of the internet was inevitable and we all saw it coming miles away, it's the whole reason we had a dot com bubble in the first place. If you ever purchased an Xbox live subscription, you directly participated in the monetization of the internet.
 

Maggots on a Train v2

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Must be very browser-specific, because even with JavaShit on, it still doesn't work right. Which brings me to a modern web woe:

- websites that only function with JS in very specific browsers
The worst part is when the whole browser freezes on a partially loaded page for >30 seconds while 10mb of scripts and/or CSS shit loads.

Edit: and then it still fails after downloading the size of a whole Win95 application.
 
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cecograph

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Must be very browser-specific, because even with JavaShit on, it still doesn't work right. Which brings me to a modern web woe:

- websites that only function with JS in very specific browsers
I don't mind if the site is clearly meant to be a rich application. But if you've written a website whose primary content is text and a few images, and I can't load it without javascript, you probably deserve jail time.
 

ToroidalBoat

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I'm tired of Google rubbing this coronapanic in our faces. "Stay home and save lives." "Showing thanks to various infrastructure workers." "Make the most of your time stuck at home with these Google things." They may be good gestures, but I'm tired of being reminded of the endless "new normal" of "shelter in place."

(I often resort to using Google because other search engines always seem to have really stupid search algorithms.)
 

ToroidalBoat

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Fuck JS heavy sites that does nothing but serve you text but still require you to load 500MB of RAM.
My browser sometimes uses as much memory as one would expect from some 3D game that gobbles system resources. Why is this BS even a thing in the first place? Incompetent soyboy/hipster programmers?
 

Goldman

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My browser sometimes uses as much memory as one would expect from some 3D game that gobbles system resources. Why is this BS even a thing in the first place? Incompetent soyboy/hipster programmers?
When PCs had little resources to work with you need to be as efficient as possible. Now that you have more RAM than hard drive storage space in the late 90s fuck using system resources wisely apparently.
 

garakfan69

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I hate idiot sites that use the browser user-agent for detection of spam or other shenanigans.
As if any spammer announces his bot with a user-agent of "Pajeetware/SpamBot v0.2c".

They always bully me for using an obscure browser.
Even Amazon does this shit and asks me for extra email verification every single time I log in until I set my browser's user-agent to the latest Chrome version everyone's using.
Great fucking security measure there, Amazon. Almost impossible to defeat. Thank god you don't handle private financial information or web hosting.
 

ToroidalBoat

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sites being remade for mobile users even on desktop
If a website has a mobile version, the mobile version should have a "m." before it in the URL, while the desktop version doesn't. And if you want to switch versions, just change that in the URL.

(don't like one version being forced through "auto detect" too)
 

Freya

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If a website has a mobile version, the mobile version should have a "m." before it in the URL, while the desktop version doesn't. And if you want to switch versions, just change that in the URL.

(don't like one version being forced through "auto detect" too)
theres not always the option to opt out
 
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