Welcome to my refreshed Monday Peeve! Unburden yourself of an annoyance and you’ll feel better afterward. Or not. Complain in my comments or crab in your own post. Doesn’t have to be on a Monday. You do you.
Inconsistency always bugs me, especially my own, but my excuse is that I’m human. What really gets me is when technology doesn’t behave the same way all the time. How is that even possible for a system built on “if x, then y” with no room for interpretation? I keep looking for something I may have done differently, but so maddeningly often there is no explanation.
Take WordPress, forex. Most times when I go to another blog, all is “normal” and I am able to leave a like and/or a comment. Other times, I have to log into my account again before I’m allowed to like/comment. But occasionally, the screen goes blank when I try to re-login and I can’t participate on the post. Whyyy? I do the same things every time!
Here’s another example. I’ve been clicking the “copy post” button to create new posts since my refresh. It’s convenient because some text stays the same. But yesterday I did that for the next SLS and guess what? The copied post didn’t autosave in a new draft and instead “updated” the existing post. Argh! Luckily, there’s a way to grab previous edits, so I was able to return the post to its original form. But whyyy? Why did “copy post” behave differently this time? I just don’t get it.
It’s so frustrating to depend on something that calvinballs at random. I expect that from people, but not from machines. Yeah, yeah, they were designed by people. But still!
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