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Posted By:    NANCYE G
It is so irritating. Do an Internet search for a particular subject. Come up with thousands of hits. Then, when you start clicking you are taken to a screen that says "this page no longer available" or "cannot find this site."

Can't someone do something about links that take you nowhere?

That would be a great Work At Home Job. Enter a topic and then eliminate any links that take you to nowhere. Kind of like that bridge in Alaska!
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astitchintime
03/17/17
I think that's a great idea, Nancy. I get so irritated with those links that don't work, I have a Mac and use Safari for browsing. I've found that if I change to Google Chrome most of the links work. But I sure would like that job it sounds like a good way to work out some frustration.
Bermuda
03/17/17
Another pet peeve.... you are on the internet and you get all these advertisements trying to sell you something! The ads "boink" up right in front of you! If I wanted the newest brand of athletic sneakers, I'd go looking for them!!
craftydivakat
03/17/17
There are actually work at home jobs that do that! I did it for a while for Bing and my husband did it for a while for Google!

But there are MILLIONS of pages on the internet, and while people spend hours and hours quality checking search results, it takes time to get to them all. And if it's not a popular search it's way down on the priority list for the company. So my suggestion? If you are getting pages lots - do that search lots! The more it's done, the more likely it'll come up for a quality check!
craftydivakat
03/17/17
Oh - and Bermuda, what internet browser do you use? If you use Chrome, you can get a free extension called AdBlocker that will not only keep the popups on sites from appearing but will also remove most ads from other pages as well. I use it and LOVE it!
craftydivakat
03/17/17
This is the company we worked for, if anyone is interested in becoming a search engine evaluator! (Bear in mind it is really, really detail-oriented and difficult work for not a lot of pay, and you have minimums you must maintain to keep your job. It's very stressful, even if it doesn't sound like it, but it's some of the best pay for work-at-home out there and they do pay on time): https://www.leapforceathome.com/qrp/public/jobs/
dave001
03/18/17
I'm with you Bermuda, if I want something I'll ask/look for it. I understand that this is their "bread and butter", but, come on I can only take so much bread /7butter. My grandson tells me there's a way to block these I tell him Grandpa can just barely operate his computer now and you want me to learn more?!!!!!!!!
Marydenmark
03/18/17
I'm going to try and see if I can get that AdBlocker on my chrome. It sounds great.
astitchintime
03/18/17
Do a search for AdBlock for Chrome and you will find it. I use it all the time and it works great. Even works for Facebook.
Texas Stitcher
03/19/17
I totally agree, Nancye and Bermuda.

I got a little annoyed myself the other day when I tried to find a frame for one of the Lavender and Lace patterns. It says on the pattern that you can get it from Larson-Juhl. Larson-Jul only sells to framers!

dave, like you I am not very savvy in operating a computer, my kids tell me the same thing. I'm happy with what I know and feel it's a waste of time to learn the finer points since technology advances too quickly and whatever I painstakingly learn today is already obsolete tomorrow.

When a website's layout annoys me for whatever reason then I no longer order from that business. One is about to get the boot as soon as I find another source to get my coffee.

Oh, BTW, I had a GREAT experience with "Another Button Company".
craftydivakat
03/19/17
Texas, have you tried looking on Amazon for your coffee? I was surprised to find several of the more obscure brands I like on there!
Marydenmark
03/19/17
Having been an eBay UK user since the year dot I too am always surprised when I see how Amazon (UK) has expanded.
Texas Stitcher
03/20/17
crafty, I have. The problem is that with certain products the fulfiller is not Amazon Prime. They charge an arm and a leg for shipping. I bought the cocoa mix that my GD likes from there - ONCE - because I realized that the fulfiller was the same company that I usually order from, after the fact. Sometimes I'm in a hurry and make mistakes or I am not aware of these things. At one point I thought that being a Prime member means that everything ships for free! DD schooled me.
When I spend a certain amount with the current business they will ship for free. What annoys me is that they use peanuts for packing material even though I have complained. It's such a mess and worse, burden on the environment. When it's what they consider a large order, I have to sign for it! Too much trouble. Once they sent the wrong brand, the guy made me take a photo and all sorts of other nonsense to get 6 pounds of coffee exchanged. Constant email traffic. I can get it from German Deli as well but they are often out of stock or I could drive to Ft. Worth and go to the commissary. A mere hour's drive! LOLOLOL Nothing is perfect, it's finding the lesser evil I guess. Complaining helps.
Bermuda
03/20/17
crafty,
I had to ask DH. We don't use Chrome but have a pop-up blocker on our computer. Obviously all "pop-up blockers" aren't the same....
xstitcher522
03/21/17
I have a pet peeve when I look at a site ie Handblessings.com for a pattern ( I don't find on ECS) and they list by state, what stores carry their patterns. The list for St. Louis has stores that have gone out of business and you can't order the pattern on the website.
Bermuda
03/21/17
I've run into that also. I think I've found something I'm interested in, I go to the site and it's gone (Poof! Like a puff of smoke) with a message that the website has been discontinued or "no such website available". I like to visit "pininterest" occasionally but sometimes you have to "wade" through all their other stuff before you find the object that captured your interest in the first place.