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Vent Thread

PC Master Race

Well-Known Member
Ads, ads, ads! You Tube has become useless for music, with the barrage of ads they pummel you with, sometimes, even in the middle of a song.

And everywhere else, these flickering ads, on every news-site...it's really getting to be too much.

Any ideas on a good, basic ad-blocker that won't mess other things up? These things are driving me crazy.

Of all things in life, I hate ads with a deep and abiding passion.
You know what's worse ?
Ads that block off the pages. And you can't get them off. You're better off just reload the damn page.
I hate it so damn much.
 

Nexus Cabler

Strong independent black dragon
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I saw this on twitter and it made me furious, because it's completely false. Any dog, regardless of bread can be taught to be a loving family companion. It's the shitty owners fault from neglecting them and abusing them that turns them into aggressive dogs. My two pitbulls were angels, and wouldn't bite anyone, but rather beg you for belly rubs and treats.

Reading material like this is why we have so many neglected dogs in shelters who need a home, but no one will take them because trash like this scares them and fills their head with misinformation. It's also why people have voted to have certain dog breeds illegal in some cities.
 

Borophagus Monoclinous

The official prehistoric floofy woof of FAF
I wish someone would serve me a prime rib with some horseradish sauce, and a bottle of Chateau Mouton Rothschild right about now. Ugh. I could use a foot massage, too. It really sucks to be not obscenely wealthy.
 

Miles Marsalis

The Last DJ.
I'm even getting them on this. Must be adware, on this computer, but I am so bad with such things, I generally tend to just mess them up more, when I try to remove such things.....ARGGGGGH!!!!!!

I HATE ADS!!!!!
Do you use Mozilla Firefox?
 

Kit H. Ruppell

Exterminieren! Exterminieren!
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I saw this on twitter and it made me furious, because it's completely false. Any dog, regardless of bread can be taught to be a loving family companion. It's the shitty owners fault from neglecting them and abusing them that turns them into aggressive dogs. My two pitbulls were angels, and wouldn't bite anyone, but rather beg you for belly rubs and treats.

Reading material like this is why we have so many neglected dogs in shelters who need a home, but no one will take them because trash like this scares them and fills their head with misinformation. It's also why people have voted to have certain dog breeds illegal in some cities.
A lot of those aren't even aggressive. The writers of the article just want us all to have hideous, wheezing purse monsters, it seems.
 

Yakamaru

Evil Woffer-chan
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I saw this on twitter and it made me furious, because it's completely false. Any dog, regardless of bread can be taught to be a loving family companion. It's the shitty owners fault from neglecting them and abusing them that turns them into aggressive dogs. My two pitbulls were angels, and wouldn't bite anyone, but rather beg you for belly rubs and treats.

Reading material like this is why we have so many neglected dogs in shelters who need a home, but no one will take them because trash like this scares them and fills their head with misinformation. It's also why people have voted to have certain dog breeds illegal in some cities.
Why do people keep spelling BASIC words wrong?
 

Miles Marsalis

The Last DJ.
Mostly Chrome, but tried it just now. Has not quite as many ads, but still quite a few...I think I'll have to see what adware might be lurking about...
It's decent at blocking ads by default, but you may need to tweak settings and download a few extensions to get to get a full protection you want. Chrome tends to be more lax than Firefox in the adblocking and adware department.

You can also import your bookmarks and settings from Chrome to Mozilla as well.
 

Firuthi Dragovic

Gamer Dragon, former speedrunner
So, uh, apparently I can't smell incense but can smell a diffuser.

Found this out the hard way this weekend. In an attempt to find ANY way to calm my body down (physical exercise doesn't seem to do anything for my full-body tension), I burned a significant amount of incense and couldn't smell any of it, while my parents were practically overpowered for two days by lavender scent.

My parents got the diffuser THIS MORNING after that incident and I smelled it right when I walked in the door. So, I guess the incense is going to have to be stuffed away for a time.

Big question is whether the lavender scent is gonna help me sleep at night. I've had problems with that for a while.
 

zandelux

01189998819991197253
I reached an unpleasant place last night with one of my oldest friends. He and I have been growing apart for awhile, but the last shred of respect I had for him just evaporated. It was even something about furries, if you can believe it! And that's not a topic I ever bring up. Some of you might find this darkly amusing for that reason, and I don't mind if you laugh about it.

So we're talking and somehow the topic of Nazis comes up. Nazi porn stars, for some odd reason. And then just like that, he segues into the weird place: Nazi furries. He's talked about them before, but it was always in a "I can't believe that's a real thing" way. I mean, I know they exist, and I find it pretty surprising too. Weirdos in every fandom, right?

He keeps going. The bomb drops. "You know, Nazis and furries are just like that", he says, twining his fingers together. He says maybe another sentence or two, but I'm not really listening. I freeze and stare at him blankly. It's like a scene from a comedy movie trailer, with the needle scratch sound effect.

I'm truly torn. If there's any part of me that feels that I could possibly get through to him, I'm going to get in his face. He's clearly spent zero time in the furry fandom, but this is his M.O. He learns some little piece of information about a subject, probably second-hand or further removed from the actual subject, but thinks this magically makes him an expert on it. This is the thing I'm really angry with him about, because it's turned him into an unpleasant asshole. He is a walking Dunning-Kruger event horizon.

I decide it's not worth it. Even if I change his mind about furries, he won't learn anything. This isn't an isolated incident, merely the latest in a long chain. He'll continue to judge things and people based on scant/incomplete/incorrect information. That's not someone I really want to be good friends with. I guess I can be nice with someone like that, maybe go out and share a drink every now and then. But he's proven he's not someone I can trust or share a close bond with, which is really a shame because I used to do those things.

I'm only about 20% angry. The other 80% is just sad and tired of dealing with him. And that kinda feels worse.
 

Ravofox

Arrrrr!!
Ugh, I've been having on and off really bad anxiety about the America situation lately. Some days I'm totally fine but in others I'm overcome with a sense of dread about what the future might hold and vivid mental images of very extreme scenarios. It's affected my enjoyment and motivation to do important things :( Right now I'm not too bad but it's still there.
 

Simo

Professional Watermelon Farmer
Ugh, I've been having on and off really bad anxiety about the America situation lately. Some days I'm totally fine but in others I'm overcome with a sense of dread about what the future might hold and vivid mental images of very extreme scenarios. It's affected my enjoyment and motivation to do important things :( Right now I'm not too bad but it's still there.

Have had that as well here, on and off: at times, I wake up and check the news, just to make sure some or other catastrophe hasn't happened. But all in all, I'm thinking this year has to be better than the last : )
 

Ravofox

Arrrrr!!
Have had that as well here, on and off: at times, I wake up and check the news, just to make sure some or other catastrophe hasn't happened. But all in all, I'm thinking this year has to be better than the last : )

Agreed!! :D
Yeah, I'm detoxing from the news at the moment XD
 

FoxWithAName

New Member
I reached an unpleasant place last night with one of my oldest friends. He and I have been growing apart for awhile, but the last shred of respect I had for him just evaporated. It was even something about furries, if you can believe it! And that's not a topic I ever bring up. Some of you might find this darkly amusing for that reason, and I don't mind if you laugh about it.

So we're talking and somehow the topic of Nazis comes up. Nazi porn stars, for some odd reason. And then just like that, he segues into the weird place: Nazi furries. He's talked about them before, but it was always in a "I can't believe that's a real thing" way. I mean, I know they exist, and I find it pretty surprising too. Weirdos in every fandom, right?

He keeps going. The bomb drops. "You know, Nazis and furries are just like that", he says, twining his fingers together. He says maybe another sentence or two, but I'm not really listening. I freeze and stare at him blankly. It's like a scene from a comedy movie trailer, with the needle scratch sound effect.

I'm truly torn. If there's any part of me that feels that I could possibly get through to him, I'm going to get in his face. He's clearly spent zero time in the furry fandom, but this is his M.O. He learns some little piece of information about a subject, probably second-hand or further removed from the actual subject, but thinks this magically makes him an expert on it. This is the thing I'm really angry with him about, because it's turned him into an unpleasant asshole. He is a walking Dunning-Kruger event horizon.

I decide it's not worth it. Even if I change his mind about furries, he won't learn anything. This isn't an isolated incident, merely the latest in a long chain. He'll continue to judge things and people based on scant/incomplete/incorrect information. That's not someone I really want to be good friends with. I guess I can be nice with someone like that, maybe go out and share a drink every now and then. But he's proven he's not someone I can trust or share a close bond with, which is really a shame because I used to do those things.

I'm only about 20% angry. The other 80% is just sad and tired of dealing with him. And that kinda feels worse.
Hi, first of all sorry for that, I am very new to the Fandom and I hope I do not have these kinds of unpleasant experiences with friends... If this friendship is long lasting this hurts even more, but I am very sure that his intentions were not to harm you in any way. (And if his intentions were mean you are obliged to be 100% Angry.) Sometimes people do not know how a single statement can effect the interlocutor. This happens to everyone and can hurt a lot, even for the other side of the relationship (example ghosting). I do not want to give you any advice, because I can't. But I want to encourage you to do what feels like. I am answering to this, because i had a similar experience with a whole friend group last year. Not about furries but something very personal as well. I managed to open up to them and shared my feelings and also apologized (i was very rude myself). Now it is back to an enjoyable normal again.

So basically keep it up... Hope this helps a bit... If not I'm so sorry.
 

Firuthi Dragovic

Gamer Dragon, former speedrunner
Ugh, I've been having on and off really bad anxiety about the America situation lately. Some days I'm totally fine but in others I'm overcome with a sense of dread about what the future might hold and vivid mental images of very extreme scenarios. It's affected my enjoyment and motivation to do important things :( Right now I'm not too bad but it's still there.
To be honest? I'm having to cut ALL news from my life, not just about the America situation. This is likely to be for a couple of years at least, possibly a permanent thing.

That method of informing me is not going to work anymore. If I really want to care about the issues I'm better off reading books.
 

Mr. Fox

Cheeseburger Pride
What an interesting turn of events. I just finished up my term at my former job as security and I'm seeing reports of abusive violent people wanting to smash kids, steal things and make staff uncomfortable. That level of bulshit never happened in the 3 months I worked there, and that was over Christmas.

Maybe it's coincidence or maybe the universe is trying to say something. Not sure I would go back if they asked me to anyway, I wasn't treated to well by some people.
 
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