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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9380 on: January 22, 2019, 12:33:53 pm »
no.  not do away with it.  a while ago i suggested it should be this page http://www.waygook.org/index.php?action=forum

this should be the home page. 

savant-ah ok.  yeah, i'm still curious about how they mute people.  nothing personal.  with what kyndo said, it's probably just whoever the mods agree with before they hit the warning button.  just from where i'm at and how i read these threads, not really sure how they determine that. 

still, mods haven't answered why 1 particular subject is banned and not the other.  like i said, bored and curious.  i like this site.  it has helped who knows how many people.  despite the paywall, some people do still pay.  i even have adblock turned off for this site.   :azn:

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What's your solution?  Do away with such a section--which would seem to irritate a lot of people looking for advice on whatr kind of stove to buy or whether korean toothpaste has fluoride--or change it to "Recent Activity Except in Threads tanis Doesn't Like"?

 :rolleyes: ok bub.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9381 on: January 22, 2019, 01:38:56 pm »
still, mods haven't answered why 1 particular subject is banned and not the other.  like i said, bored and curious.  i like this site.  it has helped who knows how many people.  despite the paywall, some people do still pay.  i even have adblock turned off for this site.   :azn:

Again, I'm probably not the mod you want (and probably not the one you deserve, either) as I haven't bothered locking threads etc, but I'll toss in my 2 cents anyway because, hey, deskwarming...  :undecided:

      In my opinion, I think topics like religion and sexuality are very personal in nature: some people define themselves by one or both of those. Conversely, other people may have no strong feelings about them one way or the other. It can be very easy for the latter group to unintentionally (or intentionally) offend the former.

   Politics, on the other hand, should not be as sensitive of a topic: an attack on a party platform shouldn't be considered a personal attack unless, you know, you're the actual politician being discussed.

  Also something to keep in mind (and probably nothing to do with the TOS, but interesting nevertheless): the Waygook.org servers are hosted in Canada. While American laws are careful to protect their First Amendment, Canada does not have a similar stance on the right to say whatever the heck you want. There are laws in place about hate speech, and certain kinds of public discourse are prohibited. Not naming any names, but without the occasional gentle reminder some people would in terrible danger: a few select screenshots, and the RCMP on speed dial, this forum could be a lot more... peaceful...  :laugh:

  Also, who in their right mind wants to see Waygook devolve into another YouTube comment section...  :huh:
« Last Edit: January 22, 2019, 01:42:18 pm by kyndo »


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9382 on: January 22, 2019, 01:43:10 pm »
still, mods haven't answered why 1 particular subject is banned and not the other.  like i said, bored and curious.  i like this site.  it has helped who knows how many people.  despite the paywall, some people do still pay.  i even have adblock turned off for this site.   :azn:

Also, who in their right mind wants to see Waygook devolve into another YouTube comment section...  :huh:

Or the Korea Times comment section...


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9383 on: January 22, 2019, 01:44:42 pm »
still, mods haven't answered why 1 particular subject is banned and not the other.  like i said, bored and curious.  i like this site.  it has helped who knows how many people.  despite the paywall, some people do still pay.  i even have adblock turned off for this site.   :azn:
Also, who in their right mind wants to see Waygook devolve into another YouTube comment section...  :huh:
Or the Korea Times comment section...
Heavens forfend.  :lipsrsealed:


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9384 on: January 22, 2019, 02:02:57 pm »
still, mods haven't answered why 1 particular subject is banned and not the other.  like i said, bored and curious.  i like this site.  it has helped who knows how many people.  despite the paywall, some people do still pay.  i even have adblock turned off for this site.   :azn:
Also, who in their right mind wants to see Waygook devolve into another YouTube comment section...  :huh:
Or the Korea Times comment section...
Heavens forfend.  :lipsrsealed:
korea times comment section is a shit show. 

thanks for your answer kyndo. 


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9385 on: January 27, 2019, 10:57:58 am »
korean tv adverts are the worst. every single advert seems to have to be endorsed by a korean celebrity. none of the advertisements are creative or original. it's just "buy this because your favourite actor is getting paid to say he likes it"


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9386 on: January 27, 2019, 01:35:56 pm »
Omg i was on youtube and read someone use “pretty girl privilege” against someone else who was talking about how they got a free drink at the bar....seriously???? Pretty girl privilege??? The even sadder thing was this comment had like hundreds of thumbs ups. WHOSE THUMBS R THESE.. lol

This is worse than “cis-female/male” privilege. Like uh...has no one heard of life isn’t unfair. Obviously it doesnt mean that people should be discriminated against or treated unfair but omg life isn’t perfect and who care if a prettier person gets treated better than you. It sucks but whatever dude.

Does that mean i can start calling people who have a higher iq than me “smart person privilege”? Or tell my brother who has 20/20 vision that he has ‘20/20 vision privilege’......

My parents grew up seeing technology rapidly advanced before their eyes.
I grew up seeing comedy die and freedom of speech hit an all time low.

Lol i know i sound dramatic...but this the rant forumn so sorry in advance.

Edit—
I guess i should stay off of reading youtube comments. Or comments online in general.

Your IQ, your looks and  (if you're a guy) whether you had a father around are the three most important inherent privileges you can have in the world but nobody talks about leveling the playing field in those areas.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9387 on: January 27, 2019, 04:10:17 pm »
Omg i was on youtube and read someone use “pretty girl privilege” against someone else who was talking about how they got a free drink at the bar....seriously???? Pretty girl privilege??? The even sadder thing was this comment had like hundreds of thumbs ups. WHOSE THUMBS R THESE.. lol

This is worse than “cis-female/male” privilege. Like uh...has no one heard of life isn’t unfair. Obviously it doesnt mean that people should be discriminated against or treated unfair but omg life isn’t perfect and who care if a prettier person gets treated better than you. It sucks but whatever dude.

Does that mean i can start calling people who have a higher iq than me “smart person privilege”? Or tell my brother who has 20/20 vision that he has ‘20/20 vision privilege’......

My parents grew up seeing technology rapidly advanced before their eyes.
I grew up seeing comedy die and freedom of speech hit an all time low.

Lol i know i sound dramatic...but this the rant forumn so sorry in advance.

Edit—
I guess i should stay off of reading youtube comments. Or comments online in general.

Your IQ, your looks and  (if you're a guy) whether you had a father around are the three most important inherent privileges you can have in the world but nobody talks about leveling the playing field in those areas.
errr yeah ok. I think you’re missing my point, which i’m not saying is your fault or anything like that. If you get it you get it if you dont you dont and im cool with that.  8)

I was making a point of my own, related to your point


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9388 on: January 27, 2019, 07:57:39 pm »
Omg i was on youtube and read someone use “pretty girl privilege” against someone else who was talking about how they got a free drink at the bar

Imagine feeling entitled to free drinks from others.

Pay for your own shit, everything else is just gravy.

Or be someone worth buying drinks for, they sound like someone I wouldn't want to buy a drink for.
The first thing to say is that this is definitely not pyramid selling, OK?


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9389 on: January 28, 2019, 08:47:00 am »
Omg i was on youtube and read someone use “pretty girl privilege” against someone else who was talking about how they got a free drink at the bar

Imagine feeling entitled to free drinks from others.

Pay for your own shit, everything else is just gravy.

Or be someone worth buying drinks for, they sound like someone I wouldn't want to buy a drink for.

Related anecdote and this has always stuck with me for some reason...

Met a girl in a bar, start chatting and offer to buy her a drink.  She asks if I can get one for her friend too and I say sure why not.  Carry on chatting, finish our drinks and head to the bar again.  She suggests I should buy the next ones too so I say politely "Oh, it's your turn isn't it?".

She replies, "You're a bit of a dick aren't you" and walks off  :laugh:


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9390 on: January 28, 2019, 08:48:45 am »
still, mods haven't answered why 1 particular subject is banned and not the other.  like i said, bored and curious.  i like this site.  it has helped who knows how many people.  despite the paywall, some people do still pay.  i even have adblock turned off for this site.   :azn:

Again, I'm probably not the mod you want (and probably not the one you deserve, either) as I haven't bothered locking threads etc, but I'll toss in my 2 cents anyway because, hey, deskwarming...  :undecided:

      In my opinion, I think topics like religion and sexuality are very personal in nature: some people define themselves by one or both of those. Conversely, other people may have no strong feelings about them one way or the other. It can be very easy for the latter group to unintentionally (or intentionally) offend the former.

   Politics, on the other hand, should not be as sensitive of a topic: an attack on a party platform shouldn't be considered a personal attack unless, you know, you're the actual politician being discussed.

  Also something to keep in mind (and probably nothing to do with the TOS, but interesting nevertheless): the Waygook.org servers are hosted in Canada. While American laws are careful to protect their First Amendment, Canada does not have a similar stance on the right to say whatever the heck you want. There are laws in place about hate speech, and certain kinds of public discourse are prohibited. Not naming any names, but without the occasional gentle reminder some people would in terrible danger: a few select screenshots, and the RCMP on speed dial, this forum could be a lot more... peaceful...  :laugh:

  Also, who in their right mind wants to see Waygook devolve into another YouTube comment section...  :huh:

If I can chime in, I think there was what, the Gillette one which was turning into the Covington one. The Covington one, which turned into some rambling screed if I remember. I previously way back when wrote a post expressing my displeasure with mods quashing threads because it seemed they didn't care for the topic in general and had their fingers on the scales in one direction. I don't think that applied in this case. Both times the threads had gone wayyy of course. This wasn't simply a case of someone mentioning a big story like Roger Stone or Bernie 2020 or the Shutdown or whatever and people debating the topic and the mod arbitrarily deciding "this thread has run its course" or "no need for this topic". I don't know about scrubbing the threads, but locking them is certainly reasonable.

Ever since that kerfluffle a while back that hasn't happened. It didn't happen this time. I hope it doesn't portend it happening in the future. I think things were handled A-OK.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9391 on: January 28, 2019, 09:22:08 am »
still, mods haven't answered why 1 particular subject is banned and not the other.  like i said, bored and curious.  i like this site.  it has helped who knows how many people.  despite the paywall, some people do still pay.  i even have adblock turned off for this site.   :azn:

Again, I'm probably not the mod you want (and probably not the one you deserve, either) as I haven't bothered locking threads etc, but I'll toss in my 2 cents anyway because, hey, deskwarming...  :undecided:

      In my opinion, I think topics like religion and sexuality are very personal in nature: some people define themselves by one or both of those. Conversely, other people may have no strong feelings about them one way or the other. It can be very easy for the latter group to unintentionally (or intentionally) offend the former.

   Politics, on the other hand, should not be as sensitive of a topic: an attack on a party platform shouldn't be considered a personal attack unless, you know, you're the actual politician being discussed.

  Also something to keep in mind (and probably nothing to do with the TOS, but interesting nevertheless): the Waygook.org servers are hosted in Canada. While American laws are careful to protect their First Amendment, Canada does not have a similar stance on the right to say whatever the heck you want. There are laws in place about hate speech, and certain kinds of public discourse are prohibited. Not naming any names, but without the occasional gentle reminder some people would in terrible danger: a few select screenshots, and the RCMP on speed dial, this forum could be a lot more... peaceful...  :laugh:

  Also, who in their right mind wants to see Waygook devolve into another YouTube comment section...  :huh:

If I can chime in, I think there was what, the Gillette one which was turning into the Covington one. The Covington one, which turned into some rambling screed if I remember. I previously way back when wrote a post expressing my displeasure with mods quashing threads because it seemed they didn't care for the topic in general and had their fingers on the scales in one direction. I don't think that applied in this case. Both times the threads had gone wayyy of course. This wasn't simply a case of someone mentioning a big story like Roger Stone or Bernie 2020 or the Shutdown or whatever and people debating the topic and the mod arbitrarily deciding "this thread has run its course" or "no need for this topic". I don't know about scrubbing the threads, but locking them is certainly reasonable.

Ever since that kerfluffle a while back that hasn't happened. It didn't happen this time. I hope it doesn't portend it happening in the future. I think things were handled A-OK.

If a discussion 'isn't going anywhere/has run its course', that would suggest no one else wants to comment on it, so why the need to lock it? If it's going in what someone thinks is the wrong direction, a warning to get it back on track would seem sufficient. 
« Last Edit: January 28, 2019, 09:23:46 am by eggieguffer »


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9392 on: January 28, 2019, 02:23:14 pm »
Why do the newer subway trains (line 2) have no overhead bag rack anymore? There are also less solid surfaces to hang onto now. Maybe people dropped their bags on people sitting below.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9393 on: January 28, 2019, 02:29:01 pm »
Why do the newer subway trains (line 2) have no overhead bag rack anymore? There are also less solid surfaces to hang onto now. Maybe people dropped their bags on people sitting below.
that's what i said! there's also less seats than before. great way to solve the overcrowding issues, guys. install less seats and have nowhere to put your luggage


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9394 on: January 28, 2019, 02:42:06 pm »
Why do the newer subway trains (line 2) have no overhead bag rack anymore? There are also less solid surfaces to hang onto now. Maybe people dropped their bags on people sitting below.
that's what i said! there's also less seats than before. great way to solve the overcrowding issues, guys. install less seats and have nowhere to put your luggage

Also, the screens that show what staion you are at are hard to see when you are seated in a train full of people. They also show ads between stations which is a bit annoying. I just want to see quickly what staion is next. The older trains have the next station sign or tv on the roof in the middle of the isle not on the wall above every second door. Harder to get a clean line of sight.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9395 on: January 29, 2019, 09:23:11 am »
They also show ads between stations which is a bit annoying.
Those ads help keep our fares low. I say the more the merrier. Maybe put ads in a few more places. I mean, if it wasn't for those ads, they'd probably jack the fares up by 150 won and then the skinflints would come out and howl and moan about how they're suffering and rant about the elderly on the trains and how 150 won a ride is a crippling expense.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9396 on: January 29, 2019, 09:45:30 am »
They also show ads between stations which is a bit annoying.
Those ads help keep our fares low. I say the more the merrier. Maybe put ads in a few more places. I mean, if it wasn't for those ads, they'd probably jack the fares up by 150 won and then the skinflints would come out and howl and moan about how they're suffering and rant about the elderly on the trains and how 150 won a ride is a crippling expense.
Understood, but they could keep the “next station” info up when they show them, though... as a PIP or subtitles. That’s info that people expect to have at-a-glance.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9397 on: January 29, 2019, 11:47:01 am »
They also show ads between stations which is a bit annoying.
Those ads help keep our fares low. I say the more the merrier. Maybe put ads in a few more places. I mean, if it wasn't for those ads, they'd probably jack the fares up by 150 won
Hey, something on which we agree!
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and then the skinflints would come out and howl and moan about how they're suffering and rant about the elderly on the trains and how 150 won a ride is a crippling expense.
Now you go and ruin it!  I just don't care about people moaning on waygook.org.  Why on earth do you?


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9398 on: January 29, 2019, 02:21:57 pm »
Why do the newer subway trains (line 2) have no overhead bag rack anymore? There are also less solid surfaces to hang onto now. Maybe people dropped their bags on people sitting below.
that's what i said! there's also less seats than before. great way to solve the overcrowding issues, guys. install less seats and have nowhere to put your luggage



I'm sorry I couldn't help myself  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9399 on: January 29, 2019, 03:30:00 pm »
sorry, sir. fewer*. i was in rant mode

i will make fewer mistakes in the future and make less of a tit of myself