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So, why do people hate pinging now? And why don't they just remove the @? Like, you know, any normal person thinking about it would?


People hate pinging? Here? Or like, on twitter or whatever?

Regardless of the answer, please, if you feel like a ping is necessary, plz ping me. It will never annoy me ;w;


Nah more like, in general. I see it on twitter, in discord servers. People wanting to have someone know a message is for them without pinging, and some people outright saying they don't want to get pinged. The latter I understand when you're working and stuff.

But they do it in a weird way. Instead of just writing "name" without the @ (since @UnidentifiedBlog is what pings), they go @.username or @/username or @ username or even things like @/../username or stuff like that and just?? Why. I do not understand.

Some people have also used said stuff to talk shit about others on twitter so the victim doesn't get pinged, and it all just sounds so like gossiping to me. It's not even shortening anything! Just leaving the @ out and Using A Person's God Damn (User)Name is shorter than 12 weird stuff in-between.

I dunno I just. Am so Doneā„¢ with some social media 'trends' sometimes because most of them are brainless and illogical.

Besides, if you have a post for someone, wouldn't pinging them make it easier for them to see? Or use DMs. Just. ??????????? Brain does not compute

Maybe I'm just a grumpy, stupid boomer but holy shit I just can't with people sometimes


Ah, idk why I didn't expect mfs to be outright malicious about this. I really should have expected it. It really blows my mind all the time how immature people are on social media platforms. And of course I realize its a large mixture of people blowing off steam, people being actual children, the larger community not being able to socially enforce standards as well on the internet, as well as there being smaller communities amongst the larger ecosystem that often create their own echo chambers where they viciously ward against new comers to the scene (ie, a clique). But good goddamn, 99% of the awful bullshit I end up hearing about is usually drama that could be solved with just a tiny bit of perspecive, a hint of critical thinking and a dash of compassion for other human beings. Or maybe I just have a bit too much empathy. Who the fuck knows.