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I've been extremely annoyed by several about pages recently. Here, you can post examples of people's abouts that you think they could improve upon. Here are some guidelines, for what I would consider an awful about:

1. Either too much text, or not enough text.
2. Changing the cursor, or bolding everyone's text in the comments.
3. Having about 20 pictures for no good reason.
4. Starting ridiculous rumors about yourself.
5. If you have an incredibly long about, not including an option to skip to the bottom.
6. Copying and pasting things, like the bunny for example.

These are just examples, there are many more. I will review some people's abouts in this topic as well. So, what are the worst abouts you've seen?

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Freakenstein
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Blingee Abouts. Blingee Abouts.

Or the HTML pages that convert your cursor into a chocolate cake.

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The worst abouts that I've seen are the ones from grouchy snobs that are either to dumb to figure out the html codes to spruce up their pages, or are to unmotivated in life attempt to write more about themselves and will OD on crack in several years anyway.

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The worst abouts that I've seen are the ones from grouchy snobs that are either to dumb to figure out the html codes to spruce up their pages, or are to unmotivated in life attempt to write more about themselves and will OD on crack in several years anyway.


Wow, that's uncalled for.
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Unoriginality is about the only thing that annoys me.

And masta, why must an About be long and fancy to be good?

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Zoph's clearly outdated about chafes me. >[

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The worst abouts that I've seen are the ones from grouchy snobs that are either to dumb to figure out the html codes to spruce up their pages, or are to unmotivated in life attempt to write more about themselves and will OD on crack in several years anyway.


There is a fine line between discussing how you don't like a person's About and being a general jerk (chosen word because dem censors). You missed that line by a mile

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I'm not a fan of bragging within one's about. Gives an awful impression of that person...or a telling one.
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Is this just another one of your "random thoughts", or are you just jumping at the chance to throw out names at your favorite screw around buddy who happens to be in disagreement with someone else.
Your page is longish, does that make you a terrible person? The answer is no.

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Is this just another one of your "random thoughts", or are you just jumping at the chance to throw out names at your favorite screw around buddy who happens to be in disagreement with someone else.


(Psst. Look at your post, and look at his reply. Which one actually does contain blanket insults and preconceived inquiries about one's future, aka things that are attacks against Da Rulz?)

Back to discussion!
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@themastaplaya, I was going to check the comment font on your profile, but the page kept scrolling up every time I went to the message box. In light of this inexplicalbe occurrence, I can only assume that it is so hideous that my computer is unwilling to reproduce the image.

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The worst abouts that I've seen are the ones from grouchy snobs that are either to dumb to figure out the html codes to spruce up their pages, or are to unmotivated in life attempt to write more about themselves and will OD on crack in several years anyway.


Perhaps my about isn't very detailed because I don't everyone knowing everything about me, and perhaps I don't have the time to spend on writing HTML.

What does having an epic profile of epic proportions have to do with Overdosing on crack anyway?
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I apologize in advance if I offend anyone by negatively reviewing their about. I am not trying to flame you, nor do I specifically hate you. Alright, here are two reviews:

themastaplaya

I will not lie when I say his about sparked this thread. Though, I'm not specifically bashing his, and only his about, which he will try to say sometime in this thread. Also, I'm not telling him that he will die, unlike he has apparently told me here.

Themastaplaya should be in an insane asylum, but everyone agrees that he is to funny to be simply locked up where he belongs!


A quote from his page. Note that he incorrectly uses the word "to", and also says an untrue fact here. Another nail in an about's coffin is improper grammar.

INTRODUCING The Mastaplaya:
The Sultan of Smackdown, The Emperor of Attack, The Comandant of Cool, The Ambassador of Oooo Yeah, I present to you, The Mastaplayer!!!


This may be me nitpicking, but an introduction should normally be at the top of an about. Also, he has once again misspelled a word, specifically "commandment". This is also an instance of telling people that you're better than them, so a huge ego is not advised for an about.

I like to embrace emotions with excessive zeal. I invent my own emotions also. I have invented Csenceness- a feeling of extreme serenity and ignorance.


Another example of a large ego: Using large words to tell people you're smarter than them.

Also, something I myself noticed, generously pointed out by FishPreffered:
@themastaplaya, I was going to check the comment font on your profile, but the page kept scrolling up every time I went to the message box. In light of this inexplicalbe occurrence, I can only assume that it is so hideous that my computer is unwilling to reproduce the image.


Something on his page, probably code, makes you go back up AFTER scrolling down, probably at a certain speed. The fact that he's forcing you to read his about is ridiculously annoying.

Most of the rest of the page are examples I've provided above and at the OP as well. Alright, next person:

Blackbeltr0:

Keep in mind that because I'm reviewing someone's about negatively, I don't hate them.

I won't post as many examples from this one, but he has enlarged the text on his page, as well as filled it up. Here is something from the top of his page as well:

I am a 2nd degree Black belt in Tae Kwon Do
If u want to be friends write me a message!

~~ 600 Forum Posts ~~

[2/17/14]

~~ 4,000 Comments Milestone ~~

[My Birthday 1/6/13]

~~ 100 Quest Milestone ~~

[Christmas Day 2013]


Notice the lack of an option to skip to the bottom of said about page. Another thing is the milestones. Although they aren't very annoying, they may or may not carry a sense of superiority. We may see these on other about pages.

Something else about this page is the fact that much of it is about a clan. I don't discriminate against clans, I however do find problem with the fact that it IS in fact enlarged, and spans much of the page.

To the top!


This annoys me incredibly. The fact that he has a link to the top, but not the bottom is ridiculous.

Blackbeltr0 says:
Posted at 9:01pm on 9/6/2012

NEED SOMEONE TO APPLY FOR JOBS U WILL GET SPECIAL HONOR


This is from the comments on his page. It isn't technically part of the about, but it deserves mention. Notice the problems here:
1. He posted on his own page.
2. He posted in all caps.
3. He ignored grammar.
Now I know we have all posted on our own page before, but still. It's annoying. This concludes segment one of my page reviews.

Oh, also, @themastaplaya I won't respond to anything here that is specifically trying to start an argument.
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You must have a slow connection. I have some gifs on my page. btw, can you imagine the logical rant that you would have begun if I had said that?
Hahaha you're sooo funny! :P

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Something on his page, probably code, makes you go back up AFTER scrolling down, probably at a certain speed. The fact that he's forcing you to read his about is ridiculously annoying.


The amount of images loading is what causes the scrolling to pop back up, because they start off not appearing at all, then increase in size.
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I didn't say commandment, I MEANT commandant!
And I'll be sure to fix that tiny grammar error tooooo (LOL) lessen your anguish.

btyMY profile is meant to be wacky, cool, and funny! Lighten the hell up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Oh, can I say hell? :0

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This may be me nitpicking, but an introduction should normally be at the top of an about. Also, he has once again misspelled a word, specifically "commandment". This is also an instance of telling people that you're better than them, so a huge ego is not advised for an about.


To nitpick even more, "commandant" is a German title, essentially meaning commander.

Something on his page, probably code, makes you go back up AFTER scrolling down, probably at a certain speed. The fact that he's forcing you to read his about is ridiculously annoying.


It's the images. They load one at a time. All 41 of them.
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