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  #2519685 8-Jul-2020 20:59
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Behodar:

 

If it's any consolation.

 

 

When people offer positive thoughts / sympathy / consolation - and it make me cry - harder.

 

I WANT my new toy - NOW!


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  #2519714 8-Jul-2020 21:57
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Rikkitic:

Autoplaying videos. I hate the damned things and they are becoming harder and harder to block.

 

 

They're an extremely effective dark pattern, at least on video hosting web sites (this is from research on user behaviour, not a random opinion). Start watching a single episode of X and you end up binge-watching six hours of it because of autoplay. Also very effective for escalation of extremism, start watching some video linked from Fox and end up three hours later seeing proof that the holocaust was faked.

 
 
 
 


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  #2519715 8-Jul-2020 21:58
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MikeB4:

There is a special place reserved in hell for that genius 

 

 

Like laugh tracks, it's something that (almost) everyone hates but that's so effective no content producer is going to omit it.

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  #2520159 9-Jul-2020 15:36
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Rikkitic:

 

Autoplaying videos. I hate the damned things and they are becoming harder and harder to block. What genius decided that annoying people was a good way to make them visit a site?

 

 

 

 

Then there's the chatbots that pop up automatically....sod off... I'll hit the button if I want to talk to you.

 

 





The three hardest things to say: 1. I was wrong, 2. I need help, 3. Worcestershire sauce.

 

 


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  #2520382 9-Jul-2020 21:23
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Behodar:

 

If it's any consolation, I'm still waiting for a preorder from Japan that was released in May. Japan Post wasn't delivering to NZ until 1 July, but my order is still sitting in Japan somewhere...

 

 

Hooray! Just got the dispatch notice!


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  #2520573 10-Jul-2020 09:41
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neb:
Geektastic:

 

I did once get asked to spend the equivalent of $2,000,000 in 4 weeks to avoid an underspend at year end.

 

How could you find $2M worth of hookers and coke that quickly?

 

 

 

Sadly nothing that interesting. I bought boatloads (well, trainloads actually) of Type 1 roadstone and put into storage in our yard. We used it every year for road building on the Defence Estate and for repairs etc so it was something that was useful to have on hand.






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  #2520575 10-Jul-2020 09:43
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Handle9: You've clearly never worked on sales budgets before. The reverse logic applies - whatever you propose will be increased by 10%.

 

 

 

Ah no. I was a professional spender of money for all my employers, not a professional earner of it! Other departments did that bit.






 
 
 
 


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  #2521483 12-Jul-2020 16:39
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Couriers.

 

 

 

Me: order item, courier to our home address because they won't send it to a PO Box.

 

 

 

Courier calls from depot: we attempted to hand it to NZ Post for rural delivery but they returned it saying it was a dead zone and rural post do not deliver there.

 

 

 

Me: but rural post deliver courier stuff all the time here - most recently yesterday.

 

 

 

Courier: they've returned it. Do you have another address?

 

 

 

Me: No, I have two addresses - one more than most people - and you won't deliver to either of them.

 

 

 

Courier: what do you want me to do?

 

 

 

Me: deliver it. In your own car if need be, if I am honest.

 

 

 

Courier: I can send it back or you can drive a 60km round trip to collect it. (Me thinking to myself - as well as paying for the delivery we are not actually making..)

 

 

 

 

 

These people really do not run the service for the customer. At all.






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  #2522035 13-Jul-2020 12:31
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When you get a plethora of daily marketing crud emails from a bunch of retailers, but you just can't bring yourself to unsubscribe because you might miss out on that 'too hard to resist' bargain that comes along every now and then.





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  #2522037 13-Jul-2020 12:33
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floydbloke:

 

When you get a plethora of daily marketing crud emails from a bunch of retailers, but you just can't bring yourself to unsubscribe because you might miss out on that 'too hard to resist' bargain that comes along every now and then.

 

 

Can relate! FOMO is a real thing.


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  #2522231 13-Jul-2020 15:43
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That I've bought a laptop on TM which cannot be described as "No issues at all" given there are a couple of dead pixels on the screen.


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  #2522635 14-Jul-2020 11:33
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floydbloke:

 

When you get a plethora of daily marketing crud emails from a bunch of retailers, but you just can't bring yourself to unsubscribe because you might miss out on that 'too hard to resist' bargain that comes along every now and then.

 

 

 

 

I got really firm with this over lockdown and restricted it only to things I knew were genuinely likely to be of interest. I also immediately deleted and unsubscribed from any retailer or manufacturer that crossed the line into expressing their political virtue as a marketing tool.






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  #2522636 14-Jul-2020 11:34
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floydbloke:

 

When you get a plethora of daily marketing crud emails from a bunch of retailers, but you just can't bring yourself to unsubscribe because you might miss out on that 'too hard to resist' bargain that comes along every now and then.

 

 

A non-digital related version - I built a new letterbox, I haven't put the "no junk mail" sticker on it yet.  I think there's probably no point, I don't seem to be getting any more junk mail without it than I did with the old letterbox.


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  #2522643 14-Jul-2020 12:07
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Fred99:

 

floydbloke:

 

When you get a plethora of daily marketing crud emails from a bunch of retailers, but you just can't bring yourself to unsubscribe because you might miss out on that 'too hard to resist' bargain that comes along every now and then.

 

 

A non-digital related version - I built a new letterbox, I haven't put the "no junk mail" sticker on it yet.  I think there's probably no point, I don't seem to be getting any more junk mail without it than I did with the old letterbox.

 

 

most of the junk mail has stopped , my son delivers them and it has dropped from twice a week  to once a week and gone from 10 or so mailers a week down to 3-4 





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  #2522655 14-Jul-2020 12:37
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vexxxboy:

 

most of the junk mail has stopped , my son delivers them and it has dropped from twice a week  to once a week and gone from 10 or so mailers a week down to 3-4 

 

 

Now if it would totally stop then that would clean the street up massivly with how much blows around.





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