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Things that bloggers do that annoy you?

    • 700 posts
    August 30, 2015 5:50 PM EDT

    (or ask a question in the continent Site Help Thread #ShamelessPlug). 

    Uh huh.  Alright.  I see ya.   :P

    • 457 posts
    August 30, 2015 6:00 PM EDT
    Which continent are we trying to help, btw? xD
    • 700 posts
    August 30, 2015 6:02 PM EDT

    Ha!  I didn't even see that.  All I saw was that dreaded phrase.  

    • 1467 posts
    August 30, 2015 6:07 PM EDT

    I give you three guesses Shin. We're helping the continent of Dragonborn, known to hold the great countries of Forums, Workshop and GBG.  But that's gone now. And instead I leave simply an amazingly useful #ShamelessPlug that helps everyone, especially me

    • 457 posts
    August 30, 2015 6:12 PM EDT
    All worthy causes... how much do you need? ;D
    • 1595 posts
    August 30, 2015 6:16 PM EDT

    The biggest annoyance I have and the thing most likely to grind my gears and become a complete asshole in response is when I see the word "canon" used to legitimise an interpretation or belittle someone else's.

    • 773 posts
    August 30, 2015 6:18 PM EDT
    I just spotted another one right now on the site...

    I'm talking about people who post up a discussion in the blog section, rather than the forums.

    1. It shows they haven't taken a few minutes to read the site guidelines

    2. It irks me that Ning doesn't allow us to move content from one place to another, meaning we usually end up deleting it.
    • 16 posts
    August 30, 2015 7:05 PM EDT

    Damn, man! I'm glad you're so pleasant all the time, because you clearly have these insults packed away somewhere and they could ruin someone's life.  : P

    • 627 posts
    August 30, 2015 7:38 PM EDT

    When people go into the art group and don't ask but demand we make a spread eg: "I need..." we help out of the goodness of what passes for our hearts, that means we can choose not to take a request if they aren't polite.

    Or when they don't provide an image when making a request and just expect us to read their minds, I was mostly serious when I told Curse and Alice, I'd be telling members that did this that I'd be using a my little pony image if they didn't provide one.

    Edit: Another one is when I send a member something through pm and they don't acknowledge that they received it

    • 1467 posts
    August 30, 2015 7:48 PM EDT

    I reckon you should do what Morta did once. Use this picture 

    • 457 posts
    August 30, 2015 8:33 PM EDT
    That's always bothered me a bit as well, and it's part of a cycle that I, as a lover of builds, hate to see: it happened first with Zimbu, and I saw it with Morta as well: (a) people get excited as heck about it. Lots of 'please' and 'thank you' during this phase--the golden age of art or screenshot services. Artists feel good about sharing their talents and builds come with some awesome images.

    Then (b) requests start piling up. Artists work harder than ever to meet the increasing demand, requests take a bit longer to get to, and people start to look at the help like it's a site right rather than a few really nice (and really busy) people helping out. Thank you's and please's are less frequent. Doesn't seem to phase the artist (at least overly). Builds are still awesome. ShinJin starts to worry.

    (c) Sense of entitlement rises as do the requests. People start making requests that aren't even complete sentences anymore ("Dunmer. Killing Argonian with daedric sword. I'd like to post my build tomorrow"). Artist replies start to get a bit snippy. Wait time increases. Builds are still Awesome. ShinJin knows this is the beginning of the end.

    (d) Artist drops off the face of the planet. I mean NO activity on the blog. It's almost like they've been driven away. Images for builds grind to a halt. The walls of text in builds increase. What could have been great builds become good ones, good ones become mediocre, and it goes downhill from there.

    (e) some new victim with skills and a heart of gold sees a need, tries to help out, and eventually walks away in disgust.

    The circle of life my friends... the sucky circle of life. I feel ya, artists. I really do.
    • 627 posts
    August 30, 2015 8:42 PM EDT

    Nah, that could fit with some builds, but this wont fit with any

    • 1467 posts
    August 30, 2015 8:44 PM EDT

    I don't want to see what build my pic could fit with.

    Erotic Fanfic Builds???

    • 627 posts
    August 30, 2015 8:48 PM EDT

    Shin, don't even mention those incomplete sentence requests, what are worse are the ones that are just "I need a perk spread" and that's all they give us, how the hell are we supposed to do anything with that? Or there are the people who don't understand that we have a life outside of making stuff in the art group and get impatient and start repeating their requests (it's rarer but it still happens).

    As for being polite I'm fairly thick skinned but I'd still appreciate it if people could use manners when making a "request" cause that's what it is a request for something to be done, not a right or demand.

    • 627 posts
    August 30, 2015 8:49 PM EDT

    Well Tai and Curse are doing their Lusty Argonian Maid, so it's only a matter of time...

    • 1467 posts
    August 30, 2015 8:52 PM EDT

     Please no

    • 485 posts
    August 30, 2015 8:56 PM EDT

    It cant be stopped. Its coming whether you want it or not. And admit it you do. Soon we'll see if the old saying "sex sells" applies to builds. 

    We'll also see how far I can push the limits before Paul and Todd ban me. 

    • 627 posts
    August 30, 2015 8:56 PM EDT

    In fact polite is in the definition for request

    an act of asking politely or formally for something.

    • 627 posts
    August 30, 2015 8:57 PM EDT

    So Curse how much detail are you putting into the drawing you're doing for it?

    • 457 posts
    August 30, 2015 9:50 PM EDT
    • 485 posts
    August 30, 2015 10:16 PM EDT

    Oh boy when I get done with this they'll be commissioning me to draw hentai 

    • 1439 posts
    August 30, 2015 10:20 PM EDT
    Curse, if you are doing this, may I request a picture of a seductive looking, blonde, muscled shirtless dude with a star birthmark for a Fallout Build?.
    • 485 posts
    August 30, 2015 10:39 PM EDT

    What does that have to do with argonian soft core porn?

  • August 31, 2015 12:26 AM EDT
    "Do you ever look in the mirror and NOT curse the day that your mother hooked up with a toilet and nine months later had YOU?"

    Bro, I feel a little singed and that burn wasn't even directed at me (I hope).
    • 168 posts
    August 31, 2015 12:38 AM EDT

    Oh man I hated the 'Halo kiddies' why'd you have to remind me? It's one thing to make a few halo mocs, as long as there's some other things in there, it's another thing when everything you make is halo themed. Plus there were so many of them.

    Kind of why I dislike bronies, there's so many of them and they keep adding ponies to everything. Well, that and I just don't like horses.