Just had a comment dropped on my last post: "Hi, I'd like to do an interview with you."
Many of you have possibly had this as well.
My reaction is that it is spam and have blocked it. Even if it is legit, we don't know this person, he's asking personal details and for what? There are a number of departments of state doing this under the guise of blog surveys.
For me, if:
1. The comment is obviously unrelated to the post;
2. It contains a request for you to go to another site whose url is provided;
3. He doesn't take your e-mail and personally e-mail you,
then this is spam.
Pop-ups. There are pop-ups and pop-ups. Rotten Tomatoes works with them as its way of operating and they're OK to me because I solicited that info and it was given in pop-up form.
Sometime back I ran a survey through Surveymonkey and a pop-up appeared top left of screen. Though less obtrusive there, it still annoyed more than a few people who chose to respond to the survey through the traditional channel.
Worse are the pop-ups which obscure the text and require you to click a box to remove them. Never do that, as you are legitimizing them by that click. If that happens to me, I give them thirty seconds to go whilst I'm in the kitchen and then I click out of the site if the pop-up is still there when I return.
Memes annoy me. They were once fun but have become a pest.
Though I really appreciate the thought when the ladies send these to me, it would be better if they had designed them - I would proudly carry such an award from such a person. I notice one blogger still carrying my green award I designed. Thanks for that.
Let's face it, a thousand things annoy me so I'm not the one to ask.
What things annoy you on the web?