A Conversation for Ask h2g2

Petty Hates

Post 17941

Baron Grim

I'm seriously curious about what these web designers are thinking. Autoplay is, I'm sure, universally despised. Even for advertisers, I can't imagine it's good business to irritate your target audience.


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Post 17942

Rosa Baggins

Social workers who telephone me when I have asked them to email me. Keeping ignoring my requests to be emailed as it is my preferred communication method. Not recognising my official NHS autism diagnosis report even when I sent them a copy by email and not replying to my emails.


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Post 17943

Baron Grim

Ah, you would probably like a new feature that my cellular phone has.

Call screening. when someone rings, I have a tab on the screen I can tap to screen the call. A computer voice speaks to the caller informing them that the person they're calling is using this screening service and for them to please say who they are and why they're calling, and that I'll be provided with a live transcript of their message.
I can simply read the text of what they're saying and decide on the spot whether to take the call, just let it continue and decide whether to return the call later, or I can instantly block the caller if I think it's spam or whatever.

It's a service currently for users of Google's phones on their Google Fi service. It's too good of a feature so I'm positive they'll be mucking it up in the near future like they did with so many of their better features, like Hangouts.


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Post 17944

Teasswill

That leads me to settings on phones. I hadn't realised that mine was set so that unknown callers went to voice mail. Nor did I get any alert that I'd missed a call. The setting options are not sufficiently clearly described nor labelled to tailor what you want easily. I usually have to consult the internet.


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Post 17945

Baron Grim

I doubt anyone, anywhere knows all the features and settings on their phones, much less all the apps on their phones. Phone makers don't exactly go out of their way to instruct users on how to use them other than a brief, "Hey, look at all these cool features our competitors don't offer" little walkthrough when you first use it.


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Post 17946

Caiman raptor elk - Escaping the Array

I had a less than petty hate for the last six or so months, being unable to post anything on Hootoo due to a Schrödingers login.

But I am back!smiley - bubblysmiley - hug


Petty Hates

Post 17947

Baron Grim

smiley - cheers


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Post 17948

Caiman raptor elk - Escaping the Array

Phone repair shops that make things worse, then tell you to come back tomorrow because they don't have the parts to fix their own mess.

In the end they did fix it with no extra charge, but I am still not going back there.


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Post 17949

Teasswill

PH: My own fault really - washing a blue pashmina at 30C instead of 20C & the colour ran. A previously soft pink cotton sweater is now an interesting shade of lilac & a white cardi looks pale green.


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