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.
Today my peeve is “glitches” that aren’t. What do I mean? I’m talking about annoying design bugs that make things inconvenient for the user but keep us on a site longer, so we (presumably) will view more ads. On Facebook, it’s the auto-refresh. You follow a link from a post to read an referenced article, and when you return… poof! Your feed has refreshed itself and you can’t find the original post. It’s maddening. Here on WP, there are several “features” that make our experience less user-friendly, as my fellow bloggers have documented repeatedly. One is the idiotic pop-up menu of likes on a post. I dgaf who else has liked a post when I want to like it! But this insidious feature has a purpose imo, and that is to create inadvertent clicks to other sites. So many times lately I have ended up on another site when I go to leave a like, all due to that stupid pop-up menu. I believe that is intentional, as it gives more sites more views (and the ads too), and basically keeps us here a few more seconds as we navigate back to where we were. It has zero benefit to any user.
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