TMP4: Inconsistency

TMP monday peeve

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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20 responses to “TMP4: Inconsistency

  1. I have a peeve from Saturday. Decided to order Chinese food, simple order of broccoli beef, white rice and two veggie spring rolls. Package arrived missing spring rolls, and of course by the time I opened it, deliverer was gone. Clearly printed on the receipt and of course paid for. Why can’t people read? The package was sealed so tight “for my safety” I could hardly open it, needed scissors, so if you’re taking time to do that, why not check to see if the order is correct?🙄

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  2. I guess these glitches are due to programming errors, made by humans.

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  3. That inconsistency is annoying about WordPress. It’s one thing when there’s a bug, and something is clearly broken until they get around to fixing it. But the intermittent things are more baffling. Like you said, if the code is saying if x, do y, and every fifth time it’s doing lmnop instead, that’s just weird.

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  4. WordPress is consistently inconsistent.

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  5. Fandango and his i-phone issue that has never been solved is another prime example of WP not doing THEIR job, in my opinion. I’ve actually lost posts that are almost finished because WordPress coughs up a hairball (my term for those horrid glitches). It’s happened about three times, and each time I tried different things to set things right. I think I hit on a formula that works for me every time. But nothing is perfect. My sympathies Paula…that has to grate on the nerves!

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  8. Unfortunately, I’ve come to expect things NOT to work. How sad that I pay for a service knowing it gonna glitch?
    I’m paying someone to irritate me. 😒🙄🤦🏼‍♀️
    I do the copy post thing. Then save it. Then pull up the copy & edit it. Extra steps because WP🙄🤦🏼‍♀️ It’s VERY irritating!

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  10. I’d comment on WordPress’s upfuckery, but I’d feel far and away too superior to not be an ass about it, since I ditched the entire cluster some time back. Blogger is a major PITA which, once you’ve dealt with WordPress, suddenly is a pretty minor PITA — not that they’ve any call to brag, either. Winning this battle of platforms is like being crowned the Toughest Muppet. Not exactly a Major Award.

    They all suck one way or another.

    So, since I’m not going to comment on it, my purpose here is just to say that your utterly appropriate use of “calvinball” reminded me that I’ve not seen or used it in a really long time, and now that I’ve lol’ed at it here (more kind of a “snerkle” than a real “lol”) I expect that it will again become a daily feature of my speech around the workplace. Thanks for the reminder!

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  11. Gremlins. I’m sure of it.

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