Understanding an author’s personality, helps you weigh his/her writings. So to round out your understanding of me, I thought I’d show another side of myself: I am a petty person, full of unnecessary silly gripes.
For example, I play an inappropriate amount of an on-line board game called WeiQi — see my other posts here. And here are just some of things that piss me off about some on-line KGS WeiQi players:
- Selfish Players (~):
players who have a tilde(~) next to their rank tells us that they rarely play ranks lower than themselves.
They are selfishly only concerned with your own rank. As a penalty, KGS attaches a tilde to your ranks so we can avoid selfish players. I will play tildes free — it help me avoid a tilde of my own while not rewarding their selfish behavior. See more here: https://www.gokgs.com/help/tilde.html
- Game Scammers:
players who mess with komi and handicaps (others don’t, why do you think you are special?)
- Lack of Aesthetics:
players who don’t use avatars (avatars beautify KGS)
- Lack of Creativity:
players who make handles with letters and numbers without meaning (seriously, be a bit more creative or I won’t play with you)
make violent or rude handles (this one is obvious, I ban them)
use handles with “Dr” in their name (seriously, relax, you ain’t no Dr. when you play WeiQi!)
- Time Wasters:
don’t list the ranks they want to play (1k – 13k) in the game offers (please don’t waste our time)
- List Makers:
make “pet peeve” lists and use emoticons 🙂
Questions for Readers: So, what are your pet peeves about blogs?