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tangerine

Member Since 10 Feb 2008
Offline Last Active Mar 31 2015 11:12 PM
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In Topic: What are you thinking right now...

29 March 2015 - 10:04 PM

my view from my desk at home features a lot of construction sites. at one, they just recently took down a crane that had been up for over a year. when I noticed what was happening I had to pause for a moment to think "bye, crane! I will miss you!" in my head. I still have a few other cranes to watch but that one was my favorite.


In Topic: What are you thinking right now...

10 March 2015 - 08:17 PM

one thing that makes yik yak kind of entertaining to browse is that the most popular posts are usually jokes or funny commentary, especially on local things. if people can relate to it, it will get more votes. most people don't seem to be there to troll.

 

one dynamic I cannot really understand but which is pretty reliable is that anyone asking a legitimate question or answering with a legitimate answer will often get downvoted. for example, if someone's original post is: "that new donut shop is great!" and someone else replies "which donut shop?" and another person replies "Beck's Donut Shop on Main St." then the question and answer replies will quite likely end up with negative points. 


In Topic: What are you thinking right now...

10 March 2015 - 12:17 AM

 

I have been posting on the app yik yak some because it's anonymous and local.

my feelings get hurt though when people vote down my opinions though.

especially when the other viewpoints I don't agree with are getting votes.

 

I haven't been on yik yak, but I can relate (FB, forums where people can like/dislike posts, etc.). Sometimes it bothers me more than I feel that it should. It doesn't really make sense, because I know there are millions of people on earth with very different opinions from mine. But on a forum where it seems that the other people are somewhat similar to me in interests, intelligence, etc., I can't just dismiss them as a bunch of ignorant or uninformed people, or trolls, etc.

 

yes. these people are all apparently with in a 1.5 mile radius of me, so that is why I feel like I should relate to them. like, can't my local community support me even if there are plenty of others out there in the whole world who wouldn't? these are the people I pass on the sidewalks and see in shops and restaurants. I know it doesn't make sense and that not all my ideas are popular, but it still gets to me and sometimes makes me want to delete the app. (when something frivolous like an anonymous posting app is making me feel bad about myself, can be hard to justify continuing to use it.)

 

a bunch of bad press came out for yik yak this week about how people get bullied on it. fortunately I am not getting bullied, people are just honestly disagreeing. there was a stupid racist yak on my local feed over the weekend and it was swiftly downvoted and disappeared within an hour or so. I'm not near a college or university though so maybe people here tend to be more sensible.


In Topic: What are you thinking right now...

04 March 2015 - 02:47 AM

I have been posting on the app yik yak some because it's anonymous and local.

my feelings get hurt though when people vote down my opinions though.

especially when the other viewpoints I don't agree with are getting votes.


In Topic: the new and improved...

15 February 2015 - 10:38 PM

http://www.buzzfeed....s-the-best-myze

still buzzfeed relevant a week later.

ps. I'm on mobile so clicking on this site brought up the first page. on that page I see that for some reason I wrote a post saying I just realized Beck is American in some metaphorical sense, seriously, wtf.