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November 29, 2015
7:31 am
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Alice
Hi Im Alice And Ill Be Your GOMI Admin Today
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September 3, 2008

Disappearing xoEditor Badge meowed 
 

Dear Jane, coupla notes:

 

1. Lose the beanie. You are not a 22 year old girl living in 1992 Seattle. You are a 55 year old woman running an online publication funded by TIME Inc. in New York City. How about dressing like a mature woman with a job in 2015 instead of like a Cobain fangirl flunkie from another century. 

2. Stop with the hipster tween girl poses. Seriously when you have a teenaged kid you're too old to be dressing and acting like a teen. Get a grip and act your god damn age already. It's ok to be middle aged, Jane. But being middle aged while dressing and behaving like a middle schooler is f**king sad. 

 

So there ya go. You can screenshot this and make it your iphone wallpaper, or print it out and I dunno, carry it in your ledger or whatever people old enough to be in AARP do. My dad yells at his printer a lot though, so I'm not sure if you're able to operate one. I guess ask Charlotte if you need some help with these new fangled machines.

~ you and people like you ~
November 29, 2015
9:48 am
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Cask of Amontillado
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October 3, 2014

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"Slamnflwrchild  Lagerwhat? • 14 hours ago

That makes my kids names seem normal. I have Draven, Narcissa, Caden, Trysten, Jensen, and Jaxton"
lol

eekuhdeadlolscaredjaw-dropping So many emotions. I hope she's not planning to stop after just six kids! It'd be a shame not to go for the Caden/Braden/Jaden hat trick.

So I think it was probably Pratt herself who changed out the picture of Emily (remember when the OTs used to be full of buhleetions and bannings that Pamps professed to know nothing about? Pratt), and I think she did it just to troll, and I think she probably comes to GOMI to cackle over the fact that she got us talking about it. So, yeah, Jane, you did! Super cool that it's not the content of your website that gets people talking, but your shitty ~mysterious~ behavior surrounding an inept editor that your sinking website couldn't afford to keep on staff. Great job!

November 29, 2015
10:29 am
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ATWYSingle
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August 20, 2013

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"Slamnflwrchild  Lagerwhat? • 14 hours ago

That makes my kids names seem normal. I have Draven, Narcissa, Caden, Trysten, Jensen, and Jaxton"
lol

eekuhdeadlolscaredjaw-dropping So many emotions. I hope she's not planning to stop after just six kids! It'd be a shame not to go for the Caden/Braden/Jaden hat trick.

So I think it was probably Pratt herself who changed out the picture of Emily (remember when the OTs used to be full of buhleetions and bannings that Pamps professed to know nothing about? Pratt), and I think she did it just to troll, and I think she probably comes to GOMI to cackle over the fact that she got us talking about it. So, yeah, Jane, you did! Super cool that it's not the content of your website that gets people talking, but your shitty ~mysterious~ behavior surrounding an inept editor that your sinking website couldn't afford to keep on staff. Great job!

Yes, this. When people yap in the comments about omigawd GOMI spies, they fail to realize that Jane intended for people to be fascinated with the dysfunction of that office/site. That's why she was so gung ho about having a reality show revolving around her staff. Her whole goal is to publish outrageous click bait and get people talking. She's not there to change the world. She steps over all the people moaning and wailing in the open threads and ignores them so she can write phony gushing comments and people cna be all, "Omigod, THE Jane Pratt just upvoted my comment!"

November 29, 2015
10:44 am
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Alice
Hi Im Alice And Ill Be Your GOMI Admin Today
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ATWYSingle meowed 
Yes, this. When people yap in the comments about omigawd GOMI spies, they fail to realize that Jane intended for people to be fascinated with the dysfunction of that office/site. That's why she was so gung ho about having a reality show revolving around her staff. Her whole goal is to publish outrageous click bait and get people talking. She's not there to change the world. She steps over all the people moaning and wailing in the open threads and ignores them so she can write phony gushing comments and people cna be all, "Omigod, THE Jane Pratt just upvoted my comment!"

I don't understand the "GOMI spies" bullshit to be honest. I mean do these people not understand how the internet works? Even if your social media is set to private, if you have given access to people you don't know well irl then you may as well just post a banner in Times Square. 

If Jane Pratt ever upvoted anything I said I'd probably take a long look at myself and make some changes. I don't want that perpetual tween agreeing with anything I say, unless it's "you're right, I SHOULD grow the f**k up and let go of my starf**king Sassymag days! Michael Stipe agrees as well!"

~ you and people like you ~
November 29, 2015
11:17 am
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ATWYSingle
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August 20, 2013

Alice meowed

 

I don't understand the "GOMI spies" bullshit to be honest. I mean do these people not understand how the internet works? Even if your social media is set to private, if you have given access to people you don't know well irl then you may as well just post a banner in Times Square. 

 

I think what they don't understand is the concept that anything you say on the internet – publicly or privately – is up for public dissection. They do not get that once you publish something on another platform like xoJane or Instagram or Twitter, those platforms can – at any time – publicize what you said. That's why twitter allows users to embed other people's tweets. Nothing you say is private. They do not get that writing a rant on Facebook or Twitter is no different than writing something on a forum of a website. People will sit in those comments and dissect GOMI or an author or an editor and truly believe what they're doing is any different than what we do here. Spoiler alert: it's not. We just do it in a different place. Nobody over there is clueless about the existence of GOMI. Most of them read it. It's not like anybody here is saying something behind someone's back. If you're a prolific and irritating commenter, or an attention seeking writer, then you either know about GOMI or will seek out instances where you're being discussed and find it.

So, if you want to sit in the open thread and b***h every week about your relationship or emotional problems, you waive your right to "privacy." And for the record, I'm sure the people these women ritualistically shit on and moan about would be thrilled to know they're being discussed with such disdain on a public website. The only boundaries that matter to the commenters are their own, which is what is really so laughable about their complaints about GOMI.

December 6, 2015
12:32 am
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Cask of Amontillado
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October 3, 2014

Why does Jane think people give a shit about her breathless excuses and apologies for not being able to manage the task of getting the Open Thread up?  Nobody needs the "content" she adds – all those ~deep~ questions about people's favorite homeopathic tea to binge and purge before SoulCycle – people just want it on time because they're languishing at work on a Friday afternoon.  Just have Pamps or Marci fart out a three-sentence introduction, slap a photo of their dog on it, and post it.  I'm sure Jane'll totally follow through on her promise of an "epic" OT next week though.  Can't wait. rolleyes

And the comments so far: WOOF.  Imagine you're having a party and the only people you can invite are the top-level commenters from this week's OT.

December 6, 2015
9:17 am
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HowDoIVagina
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June 29, 2014

topsecretusername meowed

Siege meowed

ATWYSingle meowed
 

Webby Vanderquack napa valley3 hours ago

We don't usually have schedules that allow time together, so this morning we were both there smiling adorably at each other and were really talking and laughing for about half an hour. You know telling jokes, all that wonderful coupley shit and I realised that he just wasn't interested. The light sort of faded and I said to him 'You want to read your book, don't you.' and he said 'Is it that obvious? I mean I want to spend time with you, but I want to read…more.' He reads literally at least 5 hours a day for a hobby usually anyway with no hyperbole. He rarely does housework, never exercises and rarely sees friends. I got all pissy and childish about it. I mean, I am well read and people seem to think I'm kind of funny, but…I mean he spent all day reading in other rooms so I wouldn't interrupt him in case you, know I wanted too. I was hurt. I still am hurt. I needed a refill on my meds and got caught out by much more painful than usual cramps and I asked him to please go get it for me (less than 20 mins away) which wouldv'e helped with the pain and he waited more than three hours because he had to 'finish the interesting bits'. I was holding my pelvis as cramp waves were coming knocking the wind out of me and I went into the living room and he was there smirking like a naughty little boy.
 
 
 
Gee. I wonder if he went into the other room to read BECAUSE YOU NEVER SHUT THE f**k UP. Honest to God, the banal f**king stories these women tell make me ragey they're so aggressively stupid.

It sounds like they live together, so they might have been together for a while. In that 6 month-a year timeframe of dating and being together, wouldn't she have picked up on this behavior? This kind of person doesn't just "reveal themselves" a while down the road. I'd imagine people know what weird/asshole-ish behavior someone has pretty instantly, right?

My therapist once taught me a trick wherein when something is bothering you about your partner, you describe it out loud to yourself five times, and then decide if it's still A Major Issue. I don't think I'd get through "My husband reads too much" one full time before I decided I was being ridiculous.

It's not "reads too many books" so much as "being a neglectful manchild" though? He's obviously either not into her or not capable of having a relationship at all.

 

Hey ho, I notice another person is in the Open Thread complaining about being xoJane commissioning them to write an article then ghosting.

December 11, 2015
6:51 pm
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Disappearing xoEditor Badge
Senior Hamcat
Meows: 945
Snarking Since:
March 19, 2014

From tonight's open post: 

Now back on dry land, I want to ask your input for a new/old feature we are starting here at XO Jane that will highlight our most outstanding posts of all time.

 

drool

They must be really hard up for content.

December 12, 2015
5:34 pm
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cannibal llama
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Meows: 64
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August 19, 2015

In this week's OT intro, Jane is trying to drop as many names as possible.

 

Yeah, we get it…. you have famous friends, how nice…

 

rolleyes

December 12, 2015
6:09 pm
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Cask of Amontillado
Feline Porklord
Meows: 1593
Snarking Since:
October 3, 2014

Disappearing xoEditor Badge meowed
From tonight's open post: 

Now back on dry land, I want to ask your input for a new/old feature we are starting here at XO Jane that will highlight our most outstanding posts of all time.

 

They must be really hard up for content.

Somebody in the OT was trying to justify it like, "It sounds like they're just collecting their best stuff to update the Wall O' Smug" (only they didn't refer to it as the wall o' smug).  Like…what?  Nothing about Jane's wording indicates that they're going to do that.  If they ever get around to doing anything at all with the Hive's "awesome" suggestions for the "greatest" pieces of all time (lololololollolollololl), they're going to straight-up recycle the posts for content.

December 13, 2015
1:04 pm
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ATWYSingle
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Meows: 1245
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August 20, 2013

Im Expensive meowed

Disappearing xoEditor Badge meowed
From tonight's open post: 

Now back on dry land, I want to ask your input for a new/old feature we are starting here at XO Jane that will highlight our most outstanding posts of all time.

 

They must be really hard up for content.

Somebody in the OT was trying to justify it like, "It sounds like they're just collecting their best stuff to update the Wall O' Smug" (only they didn't refer to it as the wall o' smug).  Like…what?  Nothing about Jane's wording indicates that they're going to do that.  If they ever get around to doing anything at all with the Hive's "awesome" suggestions for the "greatest" pieces of all time (lololololollolollololl), they're going to straight-up recycle the posts for content.

 

Yeah, i get the feeling that's where they are at at this point. They don't have enough content to cover the slots, and the stuff they do have is either really horrible or has been done to death already. They're desperate for content. Now they're going to re-post YogaGate or something similar every day just to give people shit to do in the comments.

Someone is in the open thread is asking why nobody has responded to her and wondering when her post is going to go live. I get the feeling that anybody who had Emily approve their pitch is SOL and shouldn't hold their breath as to when they will be posted. Emily is obviously gone for good, which is why we're being force fed Pia twice a week.

December 13, 2015
2:06 pm
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selfie abuse
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Meows: 980
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December 16, 2014

Alice meowed

Disappearing xoEditor Badge meowed 
 

Dear Jane, coupla notes:

 

1. Lose the beanie. You are not a 22 year old girl living in 1992 Seattle. You are a 55 year old woman running an online publication funded by TIME Inc. in New York City. How about dressing like a mature woman with a job in 2015 instead of like a Cobain fangirl flunkie from another century. 

2. Stop with the hipster tween girl poses. Seriously when you have a teenaged kid you're too old to be dressing and acting like a teen. Get a grip and act your god damn age already. It's ok to be middle aged, Jane. But being middle aged while dressing and behaving like a middle schooler is f**king sad. 

 

So there ya go. You can screenshot this and make it your iphone wallpaper, or print it out and I dunno, carry it in your ledger or whatever people old enough to be in AARP do. My dad yells at his printer a lot though, so I'm not sure if you're able to operate one. I guess ask Charlotte if you need some help with these new fangled machines.

I have no love for Jane but I am curious what your age is. Because there are few things more annoying than someone young enough to be my own child telling me how to f**king dress myself. One thing about reaching 50 is, you have earned the right to wear whatever you danm please, thanks.

December 13, 2015
5:09 pm
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Beatrice Swan
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Meows: 407
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September 6, 2014

No one is telling YOU how to dress.

I see your point, but come on. That post was about Jane Pratt's penchant for behaving as though she's still the alt-est alt princess of the kids despite ostensibly being a professional adult woman, not about your age and your right to not be lectured by whippersnappers.
Who even cares how old the OP is. Would it make a difference if she were also 50? drool

ETA: the OP is PP, who is def in her mid-thirties? don't know if it matters, but there you go. idontknow



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