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Why Would You Do That? 
5th-Mar-2012 09:03 am
Why, tool_is, WHY? (EDIT: Deleted. She was asking how long it would take for her various orders to arrive. She'd placed orders with Milanoo, Cosmates, & Bodyline - in that order.)

Also, if you're not going to check the community resources at least combine all your questions into one post.

EDIT: Breaking news! New post. "I checked on EGL for information on minkyshop..." PRAISE MANA!

EDIT: A kind person has supplied me with caps.

Cap of tool_is's posts including the now-deleted 'Hey I ordered from Milanoo' post.

Cap of one of today's posts (deleted within minutes) in which our dear newbie doesn't get customs charges.

This has to be a troll, right? If so: Well played, sir/ma'am.
5th-Mar-2012 09:22 am (UTC)
Woooow that's a lot of nooby questions
5th-Mar-2012 09:24 am (UTC)
Thank you for being "that person" once again.

I stalked EGL for 3 and a half years before getting an LJ and even commenting, i am still yet to ask a question as it seems that everything i need in regards to information is quite clearly set out in the comm. Also: the fool and his money are soon to be parted: if you don't check the reviews/ reputation of an OL company before you pump in your card information then you seriously shouldn't be allowed near a credit card in the first place.
5th-Mar-2012 10:59 am (UTC)
5th-Mar-2012 11:39 am (UTC)

I'm so damn sick of 'I just bought from Milanoo, can you tell me about them?' or 'I don't money for real Lolita but do you think my Milanoo dress will be nice?' posts. Augh. If you really care then why not Google the company before buying from them? I mean Google. It's like, right there. RIGHT THERE. WELCOME TO THE INTERNET.
5th-Mar-2012 03:34 pm (UTC)
I've never understood buying from some place & THEN asking for reviews. Why not ask beforehand, or at least do a half-hearted google search.
6th-Mar-2012 02:22 pm (UTC)
Last time I googled Milanoo the EGL posts had slipped to the second page and the entire first page was Milanoo's fake "MILANOO IS WONDERFUL!" spam so I guess it's possible that noobs could be taken in by it maybe? Even so I don't really get why you'd order things and then ask people for their thoughts :/
6th-Mar-2012 09:11 pm (UTC)
Augh that suuuuuuuucks.
7th-Mar-2012 01:01 pm (UTC)
Just checked out of curiosity to see how google is doing with Milanoo currently, all but three results are Milanoo themselves and their various scam sites and fake reviews, three entries however are two tumblr re-blogs warning people about Milanoo and this http://ohnomilanoo.tumblr.com/ which made me laugh my socks off.
5th-Mar-2012 12:46 pm (UTC)
She created her lj account on march 1, and posted 5 times on egl…0_0

I think I posted twice on egl comm to ask about coord and pictures stocks after asking google.

Is someone going to explain her what is egl about ?


5th-Mar-2012 01:18 pm (UTC)
I get updates through Reader for EGL. At first I thought we had a crazy influx of new people but it's just the same handful spamming the community. I wish mods would delete posts like that.

My other peeve is people attempting to tag items and 1) complaining that tags won't load even after advisement that only mods/taggers can tag and 2) their entry does not merit tagging in the first place.
5th-Mar-2012 02:03 pm (UTC)
That tag thing has been driving me nuts for ages. You would think that people would get the point that they can't tag their own posts by now, but I guess that's just more proof that people don't actually read the comm. I wish the mods would just stick something up on the front page about it or something. In bright red, 36 pt bold font.
5th-Mar-2012 03:37 pm (UTC)
Would that help? I remember there used to be a warning of some of the more notorious scammers - including Milanoo - in bright red text on the top of the main page, & there'd still be 'Hey I've just seen this site called Milanoo & ordered a fuckload of stuff from there OMG so excited!' posts.
5th-Mar-2012 03:41 pm (UTC)
Realistically? It would probably stop about 1 in 5. But that one less we have to deal with, right? Right? *optimistic*
6th-Mar-2012 02:24 pm (UTC)
MTE, I wish they'd make the group search thing a bit more obvious to as that might help to.
5th-Mar-2012 02:30 pm (UTC)
urgh yes, i often feel like commenting on their posts in big red text saying "ONLY MODS CAN TAG!"
5th-Mar-2012 03:37 pm (UTC)
I wanted to make a getoffegl post for that, alone. I've just commented nothing but the link where the mods reminded people of that a few times. Need to take deep breaths.......
5th-Mar-2012 03:31 pm (UTC)
To be fair, it doesn't seem to say anywhere that only mods can tag posts. It'd really help if LJ put up a clear 'ONLY SELECT MEMBERS CAN TAG POSTS' warning when you try to load the tags list. Instead what happens is they just don't load people just assume the most obvious reason ('LJ is broken') & apologise for what they feel is their failure.
5th-Mar-2012 03:35 pm (UTC)
wonderfinch did post it but there were still dozens of posts for the following days with tag apologies. It's not like they read any of that anyway, or we wouldn't be having this thread in the first place. ;3
5th-Mar-2012 05:10 pm (UTC)
I have gotten so sick of the tag thing. I saw that on 3 posts in a row yesterday.
6th-Mar-2012 03:52 am (UTC)
THE TAGGING PART. omg it is so annoying!! I think it should probably be posted at the top of the page (though I know that won't help anything)
5th-Mar-2012 01:39 pm (UTC)
It also looks like this kid has completely missed the fact that there's a whole ton of handy links to faqs on EGL itself right on the front page, which already does a lot of the work for you before even hitting the wilds of a Google search. It's pure laziness, I agree. Newbies, do at least a bit of research! Use your brains at least a little bit, please.
5th-Mar-2012 02:27 pm (UTC)
Lol i was wondering if she was going to end up on here.
I wouldn't mind her posting so much if she asked anything interesting or you know did some research. Seriously do we need YET ANOTHER "does your partner like Lolita" discussion?
5th-Mar-2012 02:43 pm (UTC)
Con season is around the corner, so the trollish noobie questions are coming out slowly yet surely :(
5th-Mar-2012 09:29 pm (UTC)
God i hate the "Does your X like lolita?" questions. Do these n00bs really think we haven't been asked these questions before?
6th-Mar-2012 04:59 am (UTC)
Or even realise that all the answers are going to boil down to:

1. 'My partner loves it & thinks I look amazing!'
2. 'My partner hates it & keeps bugging me to not wear it around him/her.'
3. 'My partner isn't super keen but accepts that I am my own person & lets me wear what I want.'

I know some oft-discussed topics can benefit from being brought up over & over again as sometimes answers change with the times or based on new information or it's just plain fun to discuss. But with that discussion you're only ever going to get those same answers.
6th-Mar-2012 05:31 am (UTC)
One notable exception would be the "What does your dry cleaner think?" that one was actually funny. That said: it wouldn't be funny the second time around as we now have the information that is unlikely to become more informative again.

i think social researchers refer to this phenomenon as anecdotal saturation and it is usually a reason to stop asking the same questions.
6th-Mar-2012 05:19 am (UTC)
5th-Mar-2012 02:42 pm (UTC)
I love how he first asks if she should buy from cosmates or AP and MOST PEOPLE say just buy straight from bodyline and not cosmates because you're being ripped off, yet this person STILL buys from cosmates...
5th-Mar-2012 03:17 pm (UTC)
According to the timescale, she ordered from Cosmates before she made that post, but she never responded to any comments in that post. You'd think that when several people are commenting on your post saying Cosmates are a reseller, & you could get their stuff cheaper elsewhere, you'd respond to say 'well gollygosh I just ordered from them! Hey, does that mean this other place I ordered from is legit?'
5th-Mar-2012 05:09 pm (UTC)
This girl does seem to be lacking common sense.
5th-Mar-2012 09:06 pm (UTC)
Those girls are Milanoo's bread and butter.
5th-Mar-2012 09:49 pm (UTC)
That person has been posting soooooo much and its like stupid stuff you can find easily if you would just search. Its annoying.
6th-Mar-2012 11:42 am (UTC)
I notice her "when will my stuff arrive?" post has been deleted. Wonder why
6th-Mar-2012 02:29 pm (UTC)
I hope she (guessing if they were a brolita we'd have had a 'Guys am I the ooooonly male to wear lolita in the whole of ever?' post by now...) at least read some of the comments, even if she only responded to the the first one, & that only because they didn't understand why the person said it was a bad idea. I think I count 2 replies from them - 1 to a comment on the London shops post & 1 on the Milanoo post. Not even a response to the discussion post about partners' opinions of loli or to those giving suggestions on the AP vs Cosmates post.

Ahh! Just as I was typing this a new entry appeared. "I checked on EGL for information on minkyshop..." PRAISE MANA!
6th-Mar-2012 02:47 pm (UTC)
I was just about to comment about this new post when I see someone's beaten me to it already. I just facepalmed when I read the comment "OMGZ! I've just seen these shoes blah blah blah, they're my dream shoes, blah blah...." Anyone care to do the honours and tell this muppet to shut up/calm down, and take a bit more time to do some better research?
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6th-Mar-2012 05:44 pm (UTC)
Yup, this exactly. I realy am hoping that this is just a troll.
6th-Mar-2012 07:34 pm (UTC)
Sir, I find this comment offensive to muppets.
6th-Mar-2012 09:54 pm (UTC)
Yeah, point taken! *Cackles*
By the way, i am no sir, but a lady! ^_~
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6th-Mar-2012 07:11 pm (UTC)
::sigh:: really can't call troll? It would be a clever troll, and her handle IS tool, after all...
6th-Mar-2012 07:33 pm (UTC)
According to her Gaia profile, she's a fan of the band Tool, so that would probably explain it.
6th-Mar-2012 07:25 pm (UTC)
I didn't see the post while it was up - I got a notification saying they'd posted 2 things (so glad I never bothered to turn off tracking for the comm after whatever reason I turned it on for had passed) but didn't know what the 2nd one actually said until I saw the screenshot of it since it got deleted pretty fast, & no idea about the comments.
6th-Mar-2012 09:04 pm (UTC)
and this is why i believe you should be required to pass some form of a test before being allowed access to a credit card and the internet.

How can she not know what customs fees are called? I warned her about them in her "when will my stuff arrive?" post.
Also she can't have "checked google" as she claims regarding fees, I googled the phrase "customs fees" and HM Revenue and Customs was the first result. You can that handy page where they explain what the fees are and why you have to pay them. I hope she gets charged HUGE fees and that makes her change her mind about Lolita.
7th-Mar-2012 12:52 am (UTC)
On all three orders.
10th-Mar-2012 03:12 pm (UTC)
uuuugh i just looked at egl's main page. CON SEASON IS UPON US, GET IN THE CELLAR.
10th-Mar-2012 09:33 pm (UTC)
OH man I just tried to like your comment. XD
11th-Mar-2012 01:30 am (UTC)
It seems to be some kind of n00b theme night tonight.

- Will people look down on someone for wearing Bodyline? (yes, that's precisely why there are so many posts about it in the comm.)

- What did you wear before you started wearing lolita? (OK not too bad, but comes across as a 'I'm making a discussion post as an excuse to talk about myself' & is kinda tainted by being posted amidst a rash of n00bish posts.)

- How do I sell something on the sales comm? (If only there was a list of guidelines laid out on the comm's user info! Or other posts that could be copied & used as a template of sorts!)
11th-Mar-2012 02:00 am (UTC)
i also like 'how do you afford brand?!' and 'has anyone heard of [milanoo clone]?' and 'my [person of relation] doesn't like lolita what do!'
27th-May-2012 11:39 pm (UTC)
...uh huh...ok then.
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