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Pluckedpencil Wed 06-Dec-17 14:17:51

It's not just the general tweeness of the place, it's the fact that it is like bindweed on the internet. I just type for pretty ideas in google, whose image search these days is just as good as Pinterest, and yet all the links take me to Pinterest, and unless I sign in, I'm not allowed to go to the website directly. No thankyou, I don't want your massive shitty app on my phone, nor do I want to sign in. I'd love to just scroll down the page and click a link thanks. Please? No? Ok, fuck off then, I'll think of how to craft a 4 foot triangular piece of wood into the face of santa all on my fucking own then. Aghhh!

thewisestoldelf Wed 06-Dec-17 14:32:19


CaptainMarvelDanvers Wed 06-Dec-17 14:40:22

I use it to help me write my novel, which I have yet to start.

I use the images for inspiration but also to use as a source material - for example period clothing.

SilverySurfer Wed 06-Dec-17 15:55:52

I agree OP. I feel the same way about Etsy - they are both so ineffably twee and I hate twee.

liz70 Wed 06-Dec-17 16:15:30

With you, OP. I think if you type your search term into Google Images and follow it with space then it won't appear in the results? E.g. holly and ivy

I think you have to do it everytime, though.

WhoWants2Know Wed 06-Dec-17 16:18:41

YABU. Pinterest is where I keep all my craft stuff and recipes and memes and everything else I need to remember visually.

teaortequila23 Wed 06-Dec-17 16:20:48

I love Pinterest

SleepFreeZone Wed 06-Dec-17 16:23:03

I hate it for exactly the same reason.

HarrietKettleWasHere Wed 06-Dec-17 16:24:40

I don't really get it...but admittedly haven't delved too far into it.

I downloaded it for wedding ideas but it seems to bring up a lot of pictures of tree lights in paper and string or dangling in glasses in a tree and I just think 'fire hazard' grin

The rest just seems twee.

HarrietKettleWasHere Wed 06-Dec-17 16:25:07

Sorry- 'tea lights'

MaroonPencil Wed 06-Dec-17 16:29:23

I used to like it but it has gone weird, rather than showing me the people I follow it is showing me random stuff because it thinks I might be interested in it. I follow people because I want to see what they are pinning. Just because I once looked at a picture of a bird feeder or a Cornish beach doesn't mean I want hundreds of similar pics every time I go there. If I wanted to see loads of bird feeders I would search "bird feeder". And the more you look at fucking bird feeders (because that is all it is showing you) the more bird feeders you get until its bird feeders all the way down. (Replace bird feeder with Cornish beach, Lego comstructionor Tom Hiddleston as required).

MaroonPencil Wed 06-Dec-17 16:29:43

Lego construction or

ginghamstarfish Wed 06-Dec-17 17:32:24

I used to love it but it's full of ads now ... mostly nothing to do with what I'm interested in. Ads are annoying anywhere, but particularly on Pinterest, where the user has carefully chosen exactly the things they want to see. Pity there is no alternative (that I know about anyway).

WhatALoadOfOldBollocks Wed 06-Dec-17 18:04:02

It's certainly irritating until you sign up, so I don't think you're U in that respect. I do like it though as I treat it like a kind of mood board, and collect things that would otherwise be more of a PITA to put together otherwise. I collect pictures of hair styles and colours which makes it very handy when I try and explain what I do and don't like to my hairdresser.

Answeringwhyquestionssince2002 Wed 06-Dec-17 18:42:10

YANBU, I couldn't agree more OP. Way too complicated to access anything you want to see, and on an iPad it won't even let you in without downloading the app. Absolute PITA.

Violletta Wed 06-Dec-17 19:33:16

I hate hate HATE HATE Pinterest

I don't want your crappy links to what I am looking for, I just wanted to go to the links
( I pout -Pinterest in the search engine to stop it giving pinterfuckingrest results)

HadronCollider Wed 06-Dec-17 19:46:53

Love it!smile I accept it can be irritating when doing a google image search though!

It's not twee if you go after pins you actually like. You can reject the app and sign in with facebook or your gmail or set up your own account. I defy you to not be addicted the moment you do.

BillywilliamV Wed 06-Dec-17 19:57:04

There are some seriously disrurbing things on there as well. Victoriam memento mori, ghost pictures, aborted feotuses. Wouldnt be happy letting my 12 year old loose on there. Though she has found some lovely Hama bead patterns.

ForalltheSaints Wed 06-Dec-17 19:59:19

Seems to me one of those sites that will not have a long shelf life and will end in a few years.

BornInSydneyy Wed 06-Dec-17 19:59:49

Why is it twee?

I used it to look up hair colour and give me ideas on how to decorate...

BornInSydneyy Wed 06-Dec-17 20:01:08

Seems to me one of those sites that will not have a long shelf life and will end in a few years.

Well it’s been running 8 years so far

PoncyCanapes Wed 06-Dec-17 20:01:49


I can't stand it.

Its incredibly frustrating that Google throws up loads of Pinterest links to pretty much anything you search for these days. I don't want to see other peoples twee, shitty 'pins' or whatever they're called. And I DONT want to join the site.

Dutch1e Wed 06-Dec-17 20:08:19

Violletta I search "-pinterest" as well, I fucking hate it.

OP you're right, it's like bindweed. A bad search engine within a search engine, that won't even end up giving you the original content because it ends up being a pin of a photo pulled off Google images. If i wanted the fucking photo I would have searched only Images. Gives me the rage.

Not really sure why I overreact so badly to this, maybe I should get offline more often hmm

loveablether Wed 06-Dec-17 20:33:08

YABU without Pinterest I would not have all those inspirational quotes to help me avoid the gym

lljkk Wed 06-Dec-17 20:41:41

I'm trying to find pretty green curtains. Lots of suitable pictures on pinterest but none actually for sale. Sigh

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