Today I wanted to write about another type of internet annoyance, but since I told you I’d write about MyBlogLog issues, I’ll stick to the original plan.
A few days ago I had to merge my MyBlogLog account to my Yahoo ID. That hasn’t been an issue in itself. What made me mad was the disappearance of my userpic. I know, I know, that was lame and ugly, but I liked it. Besides, if I wanted to change it, I would have taken the initiative before.
So, I had to upload it again. And so I did. Has the process been successful? Of course not. For some reason, the page would scroll automatically whenever I tried to click on the “crop” button, which was necessary to complete the whole process. Consequently, I was totally unable to click on it, no matter how hard (and fast) I tried. I then switched to Internet Explorer, hoping that it was “only a strange and temporary issue with my beloved Firefox.” No, it wasn’t.
In the end, I had to switch to… another computer! Although I’d still see that automatic (and weird, and useless) scrolling happening again, this time I managed to click on the “crop” button after uploading a pic. However, since I didn’t have a copy of my old usual avatar at hand, I had to choose another image from the hard disk. It’s not that I dislike that kaleidoscope (if that was the case, why would I have chosen it?). It simply wasn’t my avatar, you see? The old one, as ugly as it was, looked more “personal” to me.
In the end I realised that the problem about the scrolling page was due to my computer’s screen resolution. I still use 800×600, I like it, I’m glad with it and I won’t be changing it anytime soon. Of course higher screen resolutions have plenty of advantages, especially in these times when most web designers just don’t care for 800×600 users. But I think I’m entitled to choose my own resolution after all. Unluckily, someone at MyBlogLog seems to think differently.
Apart from this, I’ve also noticed a certain mess in the way my userpic is displayed. Sometimes I see my old avatar, other times I see the new one, and there are even times when MyBlogLog’s default userpic is showed. I don’t know what’s going on, but do you know what? I won’t waste any more time trying to solve this matter. It isn’t that important after all (though some people do give a great importance to avatars as a way to brand yourself across the internet).
The next post in the Internet Annoyances series will deal with bloggers that try to impose their opinions upon their readers and commentators. And in case you’re wondering, yes, this was the topic I wanted to write about today. I’m VERY annoyed at certain bloggers.