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 I’m here to crab about search results, whether Google, Bing, Amazon, or what have you. It’s so annoying to try to find something specific and end up with a zillion irrelevant results. This often happens when I’m looking up songs that have a certain word in the lyrics. It also happens when I’m shopping and want only the thing I search on, like say a blue skirt… don’t show me every other blue thing or non-blue skirts or potato peelers (WTF?). They’ll say well some other person who searched for blue skirts ALSO bought a potato peeler, so we thought you might like one too. I know these marketers believe they can’t go wrong by shoving as many things in your face as possible, but in fact that is wrong. I’m only one person, but I frequently get annoyed enough to leave the site without spending money, which can’t possibly be their goal. Since I’m not unique, I bet others also exit in disgust.
These sites should take a hint from WordPress, who make it damn difficult to find anything you’ve posted before or media you’ve uploaded. If you don’t put the exact word, forget it! And even then, half the time the search freezes and you have to refresh and begin again. Of course, that’s because WP want you to reupload media so you’ll use up your storage and have to purchase more. And I’m beginning to think that the photo apps are doing the same thing when they kindly stylize my photos and offer me various arrangements. I noticed today that many of my photos have been saved several times, GRRRR!
This is like three peeves in one. Must be your lucky day!
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