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GOMI XO Open Thread
February 12, 2016
12:40 pm
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xoVal
Feline Porklord
Meows: 1157
Snarking Since:
April 21, 2015

Just a rando observation that someone can argue against :

 

is it just me, or has the oppressive boringness of xojane lately produced two types of responses from the hive – either the stupid "u go girl" and "you're so brave, thank you" or just weirdly creepy and kinda vicious comments? What happened to the way people used to just joke around when articles were really dumb? I know everyone has a bad day or moment eventually, but I swear there used to be more levity instead of this new combo. 

Fuck that idea like the fucking Captain of the Thai Fuck Team fucking at the fucking Tour de Fuck
February 12, 2016
2:07 pm
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ReallyOk
Hamcat
Meows: 85
Snarking Since:
October 29, 2015

xoVal meowed
Just a rando observation that someone can argue against :

 

is it just me, or has the oppressive boringness of xojane lately produced two types of responses from the hive – either the stupid "u go girl" and "you're so brave, thank you" or just weirdly creepy and kinda vicious comments? What happened to the way people used to just joke around when articles were really dumb? I know everyone has a bad day or moment eventually, but I swear there used to be more levity instead of this new combo. 

I just read the VD STI article and thought 'Wow…they're piling on big time that she told their friends.' I get it…it was a crappy thing to do. She was scared and not getting the support she felt she needed from him.

Yeah…that wasn't the wisest or smartest way to go about it. Sometimes though when people are scared/panicked/freaking out we do stupid and ill-advised things.

It just seems like it's starkly black-and-white now commenting-wise…there's very little forgiving/understanding gray.

February 12, 2016
2:46 pm
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ATWYSingle
Feline Porklord
Meows: 1245
Snarking Since:
August 20, 2013

ReallyOk meowed

xoVal meowed
Just a rando observation that someone can argue against :

 

is it just me, or has the oppressive boringness of xojane lately produced two types of responses from the hive – either the stupid "u go girl" and "you're so brave, thank you" or just weirdly creepy and kinda vicious comments? What happened to the way people used to just joke around when articles were really dumb? I know everyone has a bad day or moment eventually, but I swear there used to be more levity instead of this new combo. 

I just read the VD STI article and thought 'Wow…they're piling on big time that she told their friends.' I get it…it was a crappy thing to do. She was scared and not getting the support she felt she needed from him.

Yeah…that wasn't the wisest or smartest way to go about it. Sometimes though when people are scared/panicked/freaking out we do stupid and ill-advised things.

It just seems like it's starkly black-and-white now commenting-wise…there's very little forgiving/understanding gray.

I think a big part of the problem is that you have stories written by very young and/or very immature women and a readership of women well into their thirties and older who have just outgrown some of this nonsense.The site has no clear direction or mission. It's not clear who their intended audience is and so they're just publishing whatever they can scrounge from the commenters.

Combine that with the slow drip of the morphine keeping that site alive and I think people are just really, really bored and frustrated.

February 12, 2016
7:58 pm
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Lady Danger
Hamcat
Meows: 66
Snarking Since:
November 18, 2015

It's definitely gotten more negative in tone in my opinion. Even the commenters who I previously thought of as the nicer ones are becoming downright vicious. I quit commenting 6 months ago, but back then there were many days where I felt like it was fun to comment. Lots of funny comments, lots of joking around.  I don't see that anymore.  Something has changed for sure.

And I agree with ATWYS about the age thing. I'm in my thirties and I just flat outgrew the site.

February 14, 2016
3:12 pm
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ATWYSingle
Feline Porklord
Meows: 1245
Snarking Since:
August 20, 2013

http://www.xojane.com/janes-stuff/spur-of-the-moment-open-thread#comment-2513447023

 

Just…no. She cheats on her fiance and now wants "a girlfriend hug" because she feels suuuuuuuper bad about it, you guise.

March 24, 2016
3:42 pm
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Staircase Wit
Expert Hamcat
Meows: 334
Snarking Since:
January 21, 2015

I think there are two open threads here, but does anyone have any thoughts on the Jian Ghomeshi verdict?  My Facebook feed is blowing up, and it's making me want to block everyone.

March 24, 2016
3:59 pm
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Swastika Handbag
Senior Hamcat
Meows: 732
Snarking Since:
July 24, 2014

Staircase Wit meowed
I think there are two open threads here, but does anyone have any thoughts on the Jian Ghomeshi verdict?  My Facebook feed is blowing up, and it's making me want to block everyone.

I'm so upset about it. Just can't put it in words yet.

March 24, 2016
9:02 pm
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Lexminster Abbey
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Meows: 1039
Snarking Since:
March 2, 2015

Nigerian Prince of xoJane meowed

Staircase Wit meowed
I think there are two open threads here, but does anyone have any thoughts on the Jian Ghomeshi verdict?  My Facebook feed is blowing up, and it's making me want to block everyone.

I'm so upset about it. Just can't put it in words yet.

Greatly displeased is about as polite and coherent as I can be about it.

Doctor Kilgrave, renowned child-rearing expert.
March 25, 2016
9:57 am
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Horizontal Ed
Hamcat
Meows: 60
Snarking Since:
January 17, 2015

Unhappy, but not surprised.

March 25, 2016
10:46 am
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lobawoolf
Hamcat
Meows: 165
Snarking Since:
May 21, 2014

Staircase Wit meowed
I think there are two open threads here, but does anyone have any thoughts on the Jian Ghomeshi verdict?  My Facebook feed is blowing up, and it's making me want to block everyone.

Speaking of which, do you guys remember this article about an anonymous creepy guy whom the author went on a date with – and people were assuming it was Ghomeshi?

 

http://www.xojane.com/it-happened-to-me/non-date

confused

March 25, 2016
11:41 am
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cannibal llama
Hamcat
Meows: 64
Snarking Since:
August 19, 2015

lobawoolf meowed

Staircase Wit meowed
I think there are two open threads here, but does anyone have any thoughts on the Jian Ghomeshi verdict?  My Facebook feed is blowing up, and it's making me want to block everyone.

Speaking of which, do you guys remember this article about an anonymous creepy guy whom the author went on a date with – and people were assuming it was Ghomeshi?

 

http://www.xojane.com/it-happened-to-me/non-date

confused

YES!!! In fact, that article was one of the first things that came to my mind when I heard about the verdict…

April 8, 2016
5:51 pm
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ATWYSingle
Feline Porklord
Meows: 1245
Snarking Since:
August 20, 2013

I think I mentioned here a few months ago that there was this cat that appeared to be a stray that would mewl and hiss at all hours of the day and night behind my building. I had a friend of a friend who works with a rescue org come out and do a search and we couldn't find the poor thing. The meowing continued consistently for months. Today I noticed  a squirrel outside my window "quacking" or whatever it is they do when they feel threatened and i followed where the little bugger was looking and there he was! The cat I've been hearing cry and wail for months.

I got my super, who told me which back yard patio the cat was in, and went over and they let me in and I was able to find the cat! It must be a stray. I'm sitting here waiting for my friend's friend with the rescue group to get back to me so we can go rescue it!!!

https://www.instagram.com/p/86CYmTSpxf/?taken-by=atwysingle

https://www.instagram.com/p/BD9FiG3Sp-J/?taken-by=atwysingle

 

ringringringring

April 11, 2016
8:56 am
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Benedick c**terb***h
Feline Porklord
Meows: 1188
Snarking Since:
May 9, 2014

ATWYSingle meowed
I think I mentioned here a few months ago that there was this cat that appeared to be a stray that would mewl and hiss at all hours of the day and night behind my building. I had a friend of a friend who works with a rescue org come out and do a search and we couldn't find the poor thing. The meowing continued consistently for months. Today I noticed  a squirrel outside my window "quacking" or whatever it is they do when they feel threatened and i followed where the little bugger was looking and there he was! The cat I've been hearing cry and wail for months.

I got my super, who told me which back yard patio the cat was in, and went over and they let me in and I was able to find the cat! It must be a stray. I'm sitting here waiting for my friend's friend with the rescue group to get back to me so we can go rescue it!!!

https://www.instagram.com/p/86CYmTSpxf/?taken-by=atwysingle

https://www.instagram.com/p/BD9FiG3Sp-J/?taken-by=atwysingle

 

ringringringring

!!!

Fondly,
Benedick Cunterbitch


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