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SparkPeople Game Room gripe.

Thursday, November 08, 2012

I hesitate to post this because it is my second griping blog and I don't want to become the grouchy old man that my wife sometimes accuses me of becoming.
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It amazes me how many people are incapable of following the always simple instructions of posts in the SparkPeople Game Room. I just posted where the instructions are, "Change a letter or rearrange them." The posted before me had the word FLEES and responded with SLEEP. Which would be fine if the instructions were to change a letter AND rearrange them.
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I recently saw one which saids to name any city. Pretty simple, right? The poster replied with Massachusetts. There may be a city by that name, but I doubt it.

Can you tell it is a slow day at work?
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Griping beats cleaning and filing.

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  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

JOPAPGH 11/9/2012 10:54AM

    "Hey you kids, keep your ball out of my yard!"

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BILLALEX70 11/9/2012 10:14AM

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GREENGENES 11/8/2012 7:00PM

    Directions? That's one of my pet peeves when teaching. I repeat the directions multiple times but half the class still has to ask how to do an assignment.

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CAROLCRC 11/8/2012 4:10PM

    I too did not know there was a Spark Game Room.

I e-mail thousands of reports as part of my job. I guarantee no one reads the cover e-mail which starts "Please do not reply to this auto-generated e-mail" as I get hundreds of responses every time a batch report goes out.

I taught my kids to read recipies to reinforce the importance of reading directions... somehow the cookie disaster where they mistook tablespoons for teaspoons had more impact than getting a math problem wrong because they raced through the directions! (not to mention the time my daughter mistook teaspoon for cup and made a cake with 1-1/2 cups of baking powder...)

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DR1939 11/8/2012 1:34PM

    My gripe is when they post at or about the same time as someone else and both have words beginning with the same letter. The rule is if your post is the 2nd you edit your post. At the minimum one should acknowledge their error and indicate they can't catch up with the play.

Another gripe is when they completely ignore the alphabet and just name a city.

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LIGHTNINGRUNNER 11/8/2012 11:47AM

    They are skimming the post not reading it.

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GOOSIEMOON 11/8/2012 10:38AM

    I agree. Don't people read anymore!
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Have a great day!

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LIZOFSTAD 11/8/2012 10:36AM

  Thank you for pointing me to the Spark People Game Room!! I promise to follow the rules.

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