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  # 2322945 22-Sep-2019 21:02
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frankv:

 

Geektastic: Re news sites.

Add: spreading random Twitter farts through the text as if they were actually useful.

 

And the ubiquitous "Do you want notifications from this site?". Why can't "Never" be the default answer?

 

 

I agree, Never, is never offered as an option. Yes, there may be other ways to achieve this, but it's pretty arrogant to think no one will never want notifications and therefore not offer the option to opt out.

 

 





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  # 2322974 22-Sep-2019 21:48
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Technofreak:

 

frankv:

 

Geektastic: Re news sites.

Add: spreading random Twitter farts through the text as if they were actually useful.

 

And the ubiquitous "Do you want notifications from this site?". Why can't "Never" be the default answer?

 

 

I agree, Never, is never offered as an option. Yes, there may be other ways to achieve this, but it's pretty arrogant to think no one will never want notifications and therefore not offer the option to opt out.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I have all the notifications on my phone off other than incoming call and text message. Other than that, no icons, no noises. Likewise on my computer.

 

 

 

Really, the last thing I need to know about is some post on Instagram or an email arriving or whatever. I will find out in my own due time thanks.






 
 
 
 


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  # 2323115 23-Sep-2019 07:28
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Here we go with Food Bag not thinking things through again. There's a 3-month programme you can join, which includes healthy food, recipes, tips on weight loss, etc. I've just come to the end of it and have lost a few kilos :)

 

So, two things happen at the end. You receive a printed cookbook, and you're asked to complete a survey. Completing the survey enters you into a draw for free food. It's drawn today, so obviously it needs to be completed sooner. One of the required questions is whether you enjoyed the cookbook. The cookbook which is part of the regular Monday delivery and therefore isn't in my hands yet...


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  # 2323339 23-Sep-2019 12:50
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The whole bun-fight over SS RWC. Not saying who/how/why/when - just the whole damn thing.

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  # 2323410 23-Sep-2019 15:20
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eracode: The whole bun-fight over SS RWC. Not saying who/how/why/when - just the whole damn thing.

 

 

 

I know what the RWC is but what is SS?






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  # 2323411 23-Sep-2019 15:21
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Behodar:

 

Here we go with Food Bag not thinking things through again. There's a 3-month programme you can join, which includes healthy food, recipes, tips on weight loss, etc. I've just come to the end of it and have lost a few kilos :)

 

So, two things happen at the end. You receive a printed cookbook, and you're asked to complete a survey. Completing the survey enters you into a draw for free food. It's drawn today, so obviously it needs to be completed sooner. One of the required questions is whether you enjoyed the cookbook. The cookbook which is part of the regular Monday delivery and therefore isn't in my hands yet...

 

 

 

 

What do you do if they send you stuff you don't like to eat?






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  # 2323419 23-Sep-2019 15:38
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eracode: The whole bun-fight over SS RWC. Not saying who/how/why/when - just the whole damn thing.

 

I know what the RWC is but what is SS?

 

 

Spark Sport?


 
 
 
 


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  # 2323427 23-Sep-2019 15:58
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Geektastic:

 

eracode: The whole bun-fight over SS RWC. Not saying who/how/why/when - just the whole damn thing.

 

I know what the RWC is but what is SS?

 

 

Spark Sport?

 

 

An unfortunate acronym, I wouldn't use it myself.





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  # 2323475 23-Sep-2019 16:41
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Geektastic: What do you do if they send you stuff you don't like to eat?

 

 

It doesn't happen often, but either leave it out or just put up with it with the excuse that "it's healthy".


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  # 2323488 23-Sep-2019 18:17
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Behodar:

Geektastic: What do you do if they send you stuff you don't like to eat?



It doesn't happen often, but either leave it out or just put up with it with the excuse that "it's healthy".



Ah. I expect it would happen to me about 5 days out of 7!





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  # 2323536 23-Sep-2019 20:08
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MurrayM:

 

Geektastic:

 

eracode: The whole bun-fight over SS RWC. Not saying who/how/why/when - just the whole damn thing.

 

I know what the RWC is but what is SS?

 

 

Spark Sport?

 

 

An unfortunate acronym, I wouldn't use it myself.

 

 

I dislike it too. I've seen people using Sp Sp.





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  # 2323628 24-Sep-2019 04:57
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floydbloke:

MurrayM:


Geektastic:


eracode: The whole bun-fight over SS RWC. Not saying who/how/why/when - just the whole damn thing.


I know what the RWC is but what is SS?



Spark Sport?



An unfortunate acronym, I wouldn't use it myself.



When I used the acronym in the above post, it was totally innocent and not intended to be derogatory, offensive or smart A in any way. It wasn't even intended to be negative. I have previously used it many times here on GZ without it raising any comment.

Edit: Just out of interest I looked back through long threads and find that SS is a common acronym that has been used for over six months by lots of GZ posters - including by arguably the most frequent poster on the subject of Spark Sport.

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  # 2323674 24-Sep-2019 08:18
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Golly I hate AAs.

 

(ambiguous acronyms)


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  # 2323675 24-Sep-2019 08:21
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Golly I hate AAs.

 

(ambiguous acronyms)

 

 

 

 

Yep, but TLAs* are worse.

 

 

 

 

 

* Three Letter Acronyms

 

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The worst are TLAs used by TLAs (territorial local authorities, AKA councils).

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