May 16, 2005

Hatred, pure hatred

Writing about What lies behind your eyes? from Where the Mind roams free but the Heart stays true

Bob here. Zhou still isn't dead. Damn.Great!

Now, let me vent my insensitive spleen.

To the people who post all those poll results on their blogs:


Really, quit it. You are pushing people who actually produce their own content for their own blogs off the 'Latest Entries Page'. You are wasting server space with stupid copy and pastes when anyone who has enough fingers to click on a link can find out for themselves. You are making a fool of yourself.

I mean, think on it. What's the point? What are you saying to the big wide world here? That you can use google to find a bunch of quiz links? That your entire personality can be encompassed in a group of pointless stereotypes? That you are so scared of speaking for yourself, that you decide to let people judge you due to the arbitary, meaningless whims of a mindless cgi server side script?

You may be a beautiful butterfly. You may be a simple princess. But you are perverting the point of weblogs and making a bad impression of yourself, and that's a fact.

Thank you for reading.

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  1. I wouldn't worry, it'll all die down after the exams finish and all the essays are handed in.

    16 May 2005, 21:58

  2. I think it reflects a need for many people to know more about themselves and their characters. I for one have done a fair few of those quizzes, and while some of them are admittedly pointless time-wasters, I do find some of the more in-depth ones rather interesting in what they tell me about myself. Yes ok so it's not a particularly well-recognised source of psycho-analysis, but I remain impressed at how much some of those quizzes can tell from just a few questions.

    16 May 2005, 22:11

  3. Its all for good fun. Why take it so seriously?

    16 May 2005, 22:12

  4. Its all for good fun. Why take it so seriously?

    Because I can.

    Finding out for yourself is fine. Sharing it with a trusted group of friends who want to know is ok. Posting discussion of results at least shows an ounce of creativity.

    If you have to post them, can't you post it all on ONE entry, so that people can easily ignore it? Or uncheck the little 'Don't Show in Blog Collections' checkbox when you post these things? Or choose the option to only have friends see it?

    16 May 2005, 22:17

  5. Great thing about blogs is, you're free to post whatever. Those who like it will read it & comment, those who couldn't care less will ignore it.

    Given that the new entries page is the only way of finding new bloggers and posts with actual written content, it's easy to see why these quizzes are annoying to many.

    16 May 2005, 22:26

  6. Fair enough. Don't get too worked up though. People are just different in expressing themselves.
    I guess the best thing about Warwick Blogs is you can find anything here and like Iyobosa said, you have the choice if you like it you read it if not you can ignore, if it bothers you so much you can blog about it just like what you did and at the end you may make a difference or perhaps no one will be bothered anyway. Everyone is free to do what they want to do.

    17 May 2005, 00:14

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