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Comment Worst offender (Score 1) 70

The worst I know of is the app "Skout".

They have really scummy tricks. It's really a mystery why google has allowed them to keep doing it.

Basically when you load a chat you see a text box, which normally you'd press to start typing. The kicker? it's not a text box. A moment after the chat loads the text box floats up and is replaced with an ad in it's spot. Even if you click directly on the box and not on the ad, it still brings up the ad. Until the text box locks position above the ad box it's not a text box, it's an extension of the ad.

Comment Re:Language (Score 1) 140

It is language specific, and they intentionally disabled it. It used to work fine. Then they disabled it in one update for what amounted to "reasons" and when called out on it on social media basically just gave excuses and have made no attempt to reenable it. It's really annoying.

Comment Re:Language (Score 1) 140

What makes it worse for Korean is that they removed the ability to change words. So if you're swyping along and you realize you entered a wrong word, well fuck you. You have to go back and delete the entire word and try again. No tapping the word and picking an alternate spelling. It used to have that functionality, they removed it, and can't seem to understand why that's a problem. If I wasn't such a long term user, I'd dump it, but it's hard to go back. Though, they keep pushing.

I've found accuracy to be abysmal lately. combined with the "we don't care about the user" attitude it might finally push me off the app. Too bad you can't get a refund at this point.

Comment Re:Incredible (Score 2) 105

No one cares about Elan Lee. Oatmeal sent people there from the site. His artwork is all over it. No one has even seen Elan Lee's name, they're only focused on the Oatmeal. The exact same idea from someone else without oatmeal's involvement would have probably not even gotten funded.

Comment Re:What gender gap? (Score 1) 224

I certainly respect them for what they did, did I say anywhere that I didn't?
What I said was that a forced gender balance makes no sense. Some people are, to an extent, attracted to certain kinds of things. It isn't uniform, and there is no reason to expect it to be uniform across socio/economic/gender/nationality/etc across the world.

Comment Re:What gender gap? (Score 4, Informative) 224

Right. If there's anything that's clear in the months after all this #GamerGate bullshit reached its apparent peak, it's that sexism and the bullying/harrassment of women is a fiction whipped up by angry feminists with a persecution complex.

I can't possibly imagine what would ever give anyone cause to think that...

Comment What gender gap? (Score 4, Insightful) 224

News flash:
Not everything in this world is going to mimic the real demographics of the planet. If they idea is that we're all special snowflakes, we're sometimes going to find some people better suited to certain things than others. Unless there is evidence that the best person isn't being hired for the job, there is no gender gap. A gender gap is an artificial construct made by people who can't get past gender in the first place.

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