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Disqus

Disqus

3/3/16

For almost a year now, anything I post on Disqus is "Detected as spam" or if I attempt to make a new post rather than comment on some article "Marked as spam".

It is depressing that so many websites and blogs use Disqus when there are many other viable commenting systems. I try to avoid sites that rely on this terrible format.

Tip for consumers: have fun with it

BuzzFeed

BuzzFeed

1/30/14

A blatant content farm that mostly consists of terrible lists like "42 Ways you Know you went to UC Irvine" designed solely to generate clicks for advertisers.

There is absolutely no original content on this site. It mostly consists of pictures taken from Tumblr which are taken from YouTube videos.

It's sad that so many people like this site.

USAJobs.gov

USAJobs.gov

5/1/12

Unreliable and full of glitches. Worst of all, the jobs are hard to come by, and if you're not a veteran, you have very little chance of getting employment. Avoid this.

Nextdoor

Nextdoor

1/18/18

These annoying ignorant people are always whining about the city of Mountain View building more apartments. They don't care about the big picture but only about traffic. I quit this site in a spergy rage.

Examiner.com

Examiner.com

1/30/14

A terrible content farm that lets anyone write whatever they want.

Yet people actually use them as a source of news, which is disturbing.

SodaHead

SodaHead

10/30/13

It's like a poll site where all the other people answering questions are the sort of Republican drones that have Drudgereport.com set as their browser's home page.

Lots of calling everyone else a socialist, veiled racism... but it's still fun to answer polls, even if the other users are idiots.

RetailMeNot

RetailMeNot

3/3/16

This is a site for stupid people that want to rip off retail stores and take advantage of all the coupons at once.

Just STFU, get their apps and text alerts. This site needs to be shut down by the corporate world!

Jobvite

Jobvite

5/1/12

I have had no luck getting employment through Jobvites. It's just a way to further distance the prospective employee from prospective employees. Some of the jobs even just change their status to "Not Selected" without reviewing one's qualifications. I guess if you don't "network" well enough, that happens to you.

Scammy.

HireArt

HireArt

11/2/13

For a job application site, this one is not terrible. They will require you to answer several questions via your webcam or smartphone and then the HireArt team will look through it. After a couple of weeks, you'll find out whether they rejected you outright or sent you on to the employer themselves.

The process takes longer than I feel it should. Not terrible but a bit frustrating sometimes.

Also some jobs that label themselves "entry-level" will ask for 2+ years of experience in a specific field... not really "entry-level", is it?

DrudgeReport

DrudgeReport

10/30/13

The site itself is relatively innocuous. A poorly-designed news aggregation site with an extremely right-wing bias.

But what is really annoying about it is Drudge's hordes of followers that will infiltrate the comments section of any news article that Drudge links them to.

Any time your crazy right-wing uncle sends you another annoying link... check Drudge report. I'll bet you $50 he got it from Drudge.

POF

POF

1/18/18

POF has a lot of unintelligent people. Way too many netspeak-users and cliche-ridden profiles.

They also have some heavy-handed "autoblock" policy where you can't message someone more than 10 years younger than you. Even if POF shows their profile when you're surfing.

So that beautiful blonde in an American flag bikini? Sorry, she turned 21 after you turned 31. No dice.

The worst part is the one girl I sort of "met" was creepy. I never saw her in person but she saw me twice when I was eating at the McDonald's in her WalMart. She never talked to me but would text me saying she saw me there and it was... creepy.

Wish it was that hot girl that saw me, not this unattractive creeper.

Site could work if you put effort in, but not if you're a "guy like me".

OkCupid

OkCupid

5/2/12

Lets you do things for free that cost a lot of money on Eharmony and Match. Some of the girls are a bit snobby, but others are really down to earth. Have not had a date from here, but that's my fault, not the site.

UrbanDictionary

UrbanDictionary

9/6/16

1/3/2017 Update:

They clearly don't care about the blatant exploits on their site. I know removing another star from the review won't do anything but I'd advise people to ignore this site full of tryhard script kiddies and 4chan retards.

I emailed them regarding my issue and never heard back.

This means:

A) They know about this exploit (downvote scripts), could fix it, but don't care.
B) They don't know how to fix it.
C) They've tried to fix it in the past, and have given up.

In any case, this site sucks.

9/6/2016 Original:
I have been using Urbandictionary since 2003 and have added over 100 definitions.They have increased their standards in the past 5-10 years but a lot of the top definitions are relics from the past that wouldn't be accepted by the editors today.

The worst part about UD is the awful voting system. It is very easy for dedicated jerks to exploit it and downvote people. I was a victim of this over the past few days. I used to have several definitions with many more upvotes than downvotes, but due to the dedication of some script kiddie brigade, all of my definitions have more downvotes than upvotes. I suspect they don't care but I filed a report with their help section and if they respond to me and fix this issue I might give them another star.

TLDR: Do not trust the votes on here.

Tip for consumers: Ignore the up/downvtes. If you want to know a word, dig into the low-rated ones too.

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LiveJournal

LiveJournal

2/17/14

LiverJournal used to be an amazing site where I could express my deepest concerns with a couple dozen viewers (pretty much all girls around my age!) and get honest feedback about what I should do with the situations at hand.

Sadly the site has sort of died away and my friend that I knew well from LJ has not posted in almost four years. I've tried to rejuvenate my old LJ but it's not worth it.

While I never got a large amount of responses the ones I got were always genuine and helpful.

Imgur

Imgur

2/6/17

If there's a way to get downvoted on a site, I am going to get downvoted. A lot. More than pretty much any other user who contributes to said site. Any site that allows downvotes or negative ratings to be publicly displayed, and you'll find me with a negative reputation on comments that, if they were posted by any other user, would get a positive score.

Imgur is worse than most others about this. They are quick and fierece about downvoting content that doesn't fit into their narrow 4chanesque world view.

The site itself is cool though and you can find interesting images. Shame about the losers that use it.

Craigslist, Inc.

Craigslist, Inc.

5/8/12

A lot of the jobs on here are pretty shady, unless you know what to search for and how to detect scams. The dating section is pretty much a joke... it's all about reading hilarious and disturbing entries, not actually dating anyone there.

Amazon

Amazon

2/13/14

Amazon itself is usually very reliable, but their "Amazon Payments" in conjunction with Kickstarter is clunky and frustarting. I tried to change my payment for a Kickstarter project and they told me my account was "disable" because they "couldn't verify" my information.

Now I must fax them my driver's license and to make it worse, the reward I wanted was limited and now there are no more. Kickstarter should use something better than Amazon Payments.

Facebook

Facebook

10/28/16

Facebook on the surface seems like a great place. You can make new friends or reconnect with old ones. But once you get on the wrong side of the punishments you will see the full picture.

If you posted some risky or otherwise inappropriate content you can expect a block. It starts out as a short block, as little as an hour. It will eventually reach 30 days.

Most of the time the blocks will occur just hours after your post is made, meaning someone reported your post and Facebook decided to take action.

But sometimes it will be many months after a post is made that the punishment occurs. I am currently two days into a 30 day block for a post made about 8 months ago.

Facebook may not be the one to blame here. It is very likely I have a stalker who digs through older posts to report me and get me in trouble months after the fact.

If you ever get this punishment it is in your best interest to go through your older posts and remove any that might get you in trouble. Because otherwise you might get another unjust block.

If Facebook weren't so overzealous with retroactive blocks I would rate them highly.

BugMeNot

BugMeNot

3/3/16

As someone who has written for a site that was behind a paywall (SFDugout.com 2003-06), I really wish someone would just shut this site down for good and send the creator to federal pound me in the ass prison.

This is a site for lazy evil people who want to access paid/premium content but won't pay for it. Anyone using this site is my enemy and I will murder you with my mind.

Tip for consumers: kill yourself

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Common Sense Media

Common Sense Media

7/11/16

In nearly every situation, Common Sense Media provides well-written yet succinct critiques of movies, games, music, and even websites. Unlike most other "family review" sites, they do not have an extreme Christian bias and will review any movie with an open mind. They give two ratings... one is mostly for parents, which is the recommend age for the movie.

It is very detailed and not just a rating like PG or PG-13... they will specifically explain that one movie is good for 11 and up and another might be 14 and up.

I do have one minor issue with them... they decided to give the website HomestarRunner.com a score of "15+", implying that the site would be inappropriate for anyone under 15. While I do agree with the 4/5 they gave for H*Rs quality... the fact that they think that the Brothers Chaps mostly harmless collection of flash cartoons is only for older teens and adults makes me wonder if they even watched them.

But besides that whiny rant, I actually enjoy using this site to see what they think of things. They can be trusted in most cases.

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