Being about a month new to digg though;
I do feel the need to vent my frustration with it.
MY TOP TEN PROBLEMS WITH DIGG
10. Blatant advertising
I get a lot of shouts. Whoop-dee-do. Some of these shouts have to do with buying real estate though; and I don't mean of the "real estate ain't doin so hot" rhetoric. I'm talking about blatant "Need a new $150,000 home? Look no further, because I've dugg up a real estate website JUST FOR YOU!" advertisements. Come on now. Even the automated shouts from autobots are less subtle than that.
I can simply delete those people that shout me blatant ads though, which is why "blatant advertising" is #10.
9. Stupid crap; kinda like this blog
Honestly, if the submission doesn't entertain me, challenge me (gasp), or inform me - then my time was wasted; and I'd rather waste it on rearranging my sock drawer. Surely we can all agree that not a lot of people are interested in seeing my family portrait-like pictures from vacation, right? I don't think a few of my own personal friends would even care to see those pictures...
Such content we can all agree is "stupid crap" and the person responsible for submitting it cared not to stop and think "Am I even interested in what I'm digging?". An occasional "stupid crap" submission is forgivable though; so long as it doesn't happen very often.
8. Top Ten Lists (as opposed to much bigger lists, i.e. cooler)
The other day I saw "90 Greatest Rap Albums of the 90's" Now there's a guy that has actually put some WORK into his list. Ten really isn't enough for me personally, so you see it's quite obvious that I like digg a lot since I can only think of ten problems that I have with it. I don't wanna see the Top Ten mugshots of celebrities, I wanna see the top 50 mugshots of Gary Busey!
Give me a HUGE list that I have to sort through and study, not something that I'll just glance through briefly and digg up for the hell of it. Top Ten lists are forgivable if they're at least as long as say, my top ten list. Yeah sure, I'm an exception.
7. Sarcasm Disclaimers
I've accepted it, I always have to put *sarcasm* tags at the end whenever I leave a sarcastic statement. Recently I saw the trailer for "Religulous" which was a duplicate of another submission that had previously gone pop; I think it's a sign from God *sarcasm*. For the record, I am a spiritual Christian who welcomes the downfall of close-minded religious institutions that have implemented bigotry for so long - which is the sentiment that I share with agnostics/atheists. I left a comment that was both sarcastic and ironic about how Atheists are religious too and that they pray to Gore & Bush (however I was too tired to elaborate). Now this sarcastic comment I'll admit was weaker than other comments that gained me over 400+ diggs...
But here's the catch: we all know atheists aren't "religious" and it's just as looney to think that political leaders can hear our every word (or is it? wiretap ahem), but people of the "I'm not necessarily human" descent didn't catch on, or maybe it was the fact that I mentioned Bush in a neutral way - which leads me to #7.
6. "F*** George Bush"
Don't single him out, you'll just look like an embecile. Don't say "F*** Bush" either, you just look stupid. Bush has chronies that are in on it too - and he also has spineless democrats in Congress who don't stand up to him much other than complain to the media. A lot of people contribute to the joke that is Bush Jr's legacy. Had his name been "George Smith" he would've never had a chance at the office. Bush should have become a drug dealer - he would've made much less of a negative impact.
Who would've known he would've become such a Neo-Conservative In-Chief? I could go ON AND ON AND ON about why I dislike his actions as President....which is the point: I don't wanna hear about this guy anymore. I need some sort of break from him; if only when I'm on the internet. Him and Jimmy Carter are a nightmare-come-true.
5. "Which side are you on?"
There is a lot of proof that Al Gore's movie is basically a slide show with only a little bit of manipulated information to offer. Those who dispute that statement are ignorant. There is also a lot of proof that scientists who say "Big oil isn't really that bad" are funded by (gasp!) BIG OIL COMPANIES! Dispute that too and you're ignorant. However, because I say this: extreme leftists immediately assume that I enjoy watching Fox News and that I love George Bush. Take it easy there my "Marx-is-a-god" comrades, I hate Nike as much as you do (assuming you have a heart) even though we're all amazed by Tiger Woods.
So let's end human trafficking and cultural genocide before we go green eh? Earth's going through a cooling period right now anyway. Those who dispute that fact have an agenda or are misinformed by those with an agenda. Which side am I on? I'm shocked that the vast majority of people don't see how the two major political parties are simply trading power every 8 years while hardly accomplishing anything (other than taking baby steps in re-writing the constitution to basically say "Yeah, we were just kidding 'bout the whole freedom thing.").
I already hate my top 10 list because I felt obligated to address politics. I swear man, some times
I just wanna go watch MTV even though it's not music television. Thank God for "stupid crap", if only to make me laugh for the wrong reasons while I have to reluctantly see what Bush has done today, or why Democrats "are retarded"...I think I'd rather eat lent from a hobo's toenails than have to discuss politics - life is too short, maybe ignorance isn't so bad afterall.
I think I'm going to start only digging one political submission a month. Maybe every other month. If I'm already THIS sick of politics on digg , then I'm sure there's other people who have reached the point where they login and immediately vomit on their keyboard from all the political shouts they see.
What's the digg demographic? Nothing but 12 year olds? What's with the name-calling? Would you really say that to my face? It seems like most kids on digg think "If your opinion is different than mine, you are Adolf Hitler reincarnated." But even an outlandish statement like that would make me laugh, kids these days are less creative with their insults - and often the insults just confuse me or obligate me to educate the child: "No no, just because I don't buy the opinion of a scientist who gets grants from Gore doesn't mean that I'm a republican propagandist. It doesn't mean I'm republican either."
I don't know about most of you digg peeps, but if you want to be a pretentious pseudo intellectual type, it doesn't mix with the tough-guy persona that you try to convey as well - and you've GOT to improve your vocabulary and your logic. The other day I saw a guy making an argument against Ben Stein of all people. He's basically offended that Ben Stein believes something different than he does (in this free country). Now this guy made every liberal look bad by simply going "Greetings and salutations everyone - F*** BEN STEIN!" His intellect spiraled downward even further as the video dragged on..and on. It was the first time I saw staunch atheists and deists united for a cause - to let this kid know that he's a complete idiot (and that he worships at the alter of Big Mac)...and that he's not that tough.
This is different than cyber-toughness. I can sympathize with losers that try to feel tough, sure.
You got picked on in school? You wanna take it out on people that don't know where you live? Fine, but don't think you're special just because you know Nickelback sucks (like I do too). Nary a more terrible band has come upon the American Conscience than this band - but I refuse to think that the 8 million people who bought the latest Nickelback shite-of-an-album are inferior to me...they're just casual music listeners. Yeah, that's it.
Such is the pyshce of an elitist, if you don't agree with the elitist - it must mean you're not enlightened. It must mean you're a "troll" for some magical reason. If the elitist thinks there should be higher taxes on "rich people" yet everyone disagrees; he/she thinks everyone is an idiot for thinking so. Hey elitist, if a rich guy buys a $100,000 car and pays a 6% sales tax, he's already paying more money in taxes than some one like you who pays 6% on a $15,000 car. The elitist can't seem to understand this concept; therefore the elitist implies that he is better than you and that he can't reason with some one who's "inferior".
In his/her mind, the elitist is always right. If the sky is obviously blue and the elitist disagrees, you have no hope of correcting the elitist, because elitists are apparently never wrong.
Collaborationists are ALL OVER DIGG and they're the most irrational people on the face of the earth. *Blog has been updated since yesterday since some of you digg nuts can't match the pseudo intellectualism that you feign, so here's 7 easy steps on why collaborationists are the plague of digg*
The following is how a collaborationist thinks as opposed to a sane liberal/conservative:
1. George Bush is more evil than radical terrorists who want to kill all non-muslims.
2. George Bush is more of a threat to me than the brainwashed minions of the terrorists.
3. The United States is one of the worst countries to ever live in
4. Communism works; it's worked every time.
5. Al Gore speaks nothing but the truth, all non-Gore followers don't.
6. My submissions on digg are changing the world
7. I'm accomplishing a lot by complaining about the country on the internet
as opposed to congress. *Not to be confused w/ complaining to congress via internet*
*Side note for potential haters: Just b/c I think Gore is a liar doesn't mean I'm opposed
to alternative energy. I fully support getting rid of foreign dependency on oil.*
WHAT ELSE SHOULD I HAVE ADDED TO MY TOP TEN LIST OF PROBLEMS WITH
DIGG? WHAT ELSE SUCKS ABOUT IT BESIDES ME? FEEL FREE TO COMMENT BELOW!
Thank you for reading (even if you disagree with me completely and wish to cut my inferior throat open).