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What do you like the most about the datalounge?

I think what I like the most about datalounge is that it's a great social outlet without the need for commitment, I have my hands full at the moment, so I don't really have time for friends.

The other thing is that I love how everyone on this board are pretty witty and informed. I often learn about interesting things on the DL.

What about you?

by Anonymousreply 11102/17/2013

I love how I know a little about EVERYTHING after a visit into the DL.

by Anonymousreply 102/11/2013

My pussy stinks!

by Anonymousreply 202/11/2013

The diverse opinion and civilized dialogue.

by Anonymousreply 302/11/2013

I love how it is all about ME!

by Anonymousreply 402/11/2013

Not much. I consider it a strange sickness that I keep coming back here.

If pressed, I'd say I like the movie quote threads.

by Anonymousreply 502/11/2013

I like how we can all post anonymous and this place doesn't become a virtual-friend circlejerk like so many other boards. And you can say ANYTHING here.

by Anonymousreply 602/11/2013

I just spent 5 min giggling at some poster mocking OP's "stretched out pooter and bacteria-laden weiner" in another thread. Those little DL moments don't happen as often as they used to, but they still happen.

by Anonymousreply 702/11/2013

I pretty much get all my news from here.

by Anonymousreply 802/11/2013

The hook ups are well worth the $18.

by Anonymousreply 902/11/2013

Pictures of ripe uncut cock. Gossip on gay (closeted or otherwise) celebrities.

by Anonymousreply 1002/11/2013

The Datalounge is made up of adults, most of them intelligent, witty and well-informed. The downside is that some are batshit crazy.

Still, where else can you go on the Internet, where there's nobody around but literate adults?

by Anonymousreply 1102/11/2013

As long as the contrary cunts (both male and female) stay away and don't pick silly fights, I laugh my ass off reading the wit -- and even enjoy the debates. At least until they dissolve into, well, see above.

by Anonymousreply 1202/11/2013

There is actually a lot to like. I really like to get my news with the gay perspective. Tax Troll, EA and Poll Troll during their seasons are awesome. And I can usually get a laugh along the way too.

by Anonymousreply 1302/11/2013

I come for the food but stay for the pie.

by Anonymousreply 1402/11/2013

I see Candy Crowley has weighed in @ R14.

by Anonymousreply 1502/11/2013

You are all my BFFs. I'm never leaving mother's basement. I have highspeed internet, I have Cable, I have a micro wave, a cupboard, and a fridge loaded with great food & snacks. I have porn, and once a week I can go upstairs and take a shower if I feel like it. This futon is great. It smells like "home." if you know what I mean. The cat takes care of any "uninvited guests." I'm here for you whenever!

by Anonymousreply 1602/11/2013

Topics I can't read about on any other message board, and the witty posts that make me laugh out loud.

Another thing I love about DL are the historical threads. There are so many posters here who have such knowledge about many different periods of history and I learn a lot. A while back there was a huge thread on WWI and it was fascinating. I honestly learned more about WWI on that thread than I ever learned in a classroom thanks to the posters here who contributed so much information and little-known facts.

by Anonymousreply 1702/11/2013

For me it's the occasional convulsive, reflexive guffaws I get.

I can be reading along and some wit will post something that causes my laughter to the point of tears.

I always express my appreciation directly to the poster in a subsequent post. It's de rigueur to do so

And from time to time, I am thanked for something I've written that made another DLer laugh.

Now, as the DL cognoscenti know, you never take a bow with another post once thanked. You "de nada" it by ignoring the thanks.

Ha, ha, ha!

by Anonymousreply 1802/11/2013

I get my news here, too - like today with the Pope story.

I like the mentality, intelligence - and the interests, humor, attitude are similar to mine

by Anonymousreply 1902/11/2013

[quote]I can be reading along and some wit will post something that causes my laughter to the point of tears.

Me too! This just happened again today, on the Pope thread. One poster wrote that he would become the "Dowager Pope" and imagined him as Lady Violet from Downton Abbey, in a purple frock with matching hat and tossing bon mots at dinner. Another poster wrote that he's resigning because the new Death Star has been completed and is ready for his arrival. Both posts make me spit-take. I love the humor here.

by Anonymousreply 2002/11/2013

The perpetual feeling that I am in the Telephone video but that Beyonce doesn't rescue me from the prison for bitches.

by Anonymousreply 2102/11/2013

My virus protection says the DL is full of malware.

by Anonymousreply 2202/11/2013

Mine only does that only when you start posting R22

by Anonymousreply 2302/11/2013

Do you remember the title of the WWI thread by any chance, R17?

by Anonymousreply 2402/11/2013

The Editor is going to be hard for the rest of the month after reading this thread!

by Anonymousreply 2502/11/2013


by Anonymousreply 2602/11/2013

R23, my browser took me to a different site today when I was on the Datalounge.

by Anonymousreply 2702/11/2013

The rats in the basement.

by Anonymousreply 2802/11/2013

r24 here's the WWI thread.

by Anonymousreply 2902/11/2013

The SOAP threads!

by Anonymousreply 3002/11/2013

I like it because even sociopaths need a place where everybody knows their name.

by Anonymousreply 3102/11/2013

I'm in a low rent family in flyover country, so this place is my fucking lifeline.

The knowledge level and topic diversity is amazing. I love the recent Everest thread, for example. It really brought out the best of DL: people disagreed without flaming, no lesbian raci$t trolls, great info, book recommendations and a scattering of snideness.

When we do have real gossip here, it is amazing. I'm the director gossip troll, and I've gotten some great tidbits over the years. I wish the good gossip would return, though.

by Anonymousreply 3202/11/2013

Same here, R8.

by Anonymousreply 3302/11/2013

Most of the posters are really quite smart, and usually liberal too, thank goodness.

by Anonymousreply 3402/11/2013

[quote]where else can you go on the Internet, where there's nobody around but literate adults?

You haven't seen the Shakespeare thread yet, have you, R11? But I do agree with you, & that OP is an exception who proves your rule.

by Anonymousreply 3502/11/2013

I agree with everyone else. The wit, the smarts, the breadth of subjects covered, the smut. This place is fun and informative.

I also like some of the ongoing jokes and referencing of other threads from time to time.

by Anonymousreply 3602/11/2013

I like discovering "the whole truth" about varying subjects of interest, instead of the "snow job" I've been fed for most of my life. Humor always motivates me to keep reading. Best of all is getting all of my curiosity questions answered.

by Anonymousreply 3702/11/2013

OP, it is not the "datalounge." It is the "DataLounge."

What I like most about it is the opportunity to correct your terrible English every time you post.

Thank you.

by Anonymousreply 3802/12/2013

The format. I wish DL would sell their message board template to other sites. It really easy the perfect setup.

by Anonymousreply 3902/12/2013

I like that the rays of sunshine and fun are occasionally worth the massive amount of sheer cunt floating around this place.

by Anonymousreply 4002/12/2013

Bitchy banter about social mores. Tipping at a cash bar, bringing wine for the host, making my daughter give up a can of frosting. Some of my hardest laughs.

by Anonymousreply 4102/12/2013

I think what I like most about DL, is the way we all treat each other with respect, whether we love Madonna or think GaGa and Janet are washed up old hags, or whether Streisand is the most beautiful songbird when compared to seedy tarts like Adele and Rihanna, or our agreement that caftans and earrings are far more preferable than virtually any other kind of vestment.

by Anonymousreply 4202/12/2013

Where else am I going to find people who want to psychoanalyze Lisa Whelchel with me? It's not like I have Mindy Cohn's phone number.

by Anonymousreply 4302/12/2013

Until finding this place in 2003, I had no idea that I hated woman, gay men, lesbians, straight men, my in laws, god, country, the universe, Lena Dunham, sex, my boss, James Joyce, iguanas, frosting, fatties, the flyovers, Los Angeles, London, bottoms, total tops, Broadway threads, open relationships, monogamous relationships, pills, straight actors who are hot, gay actors who are out, every single last designer on Project Runway, Project Runway, Norwegian Catholics, Jewish Levinsons, the state of art, movies, politics, literature, all sports except naked rugby, and, last but not least, my ugly, arrogant, tedious, sorry, self-loathing self.

I don't know how I got through life before 2003.

by Anonymousreply 4402/12/2013

the variety of discussions - I like that in one thread I can discuss serious foreign policy issues, then in the next thread discuss my favorite movie for wardrobe. At most places, and with most people, my interest in clothes, movies and music would mark me as shallow and not worthy of discussing serious matters. Here I can opine about the morality of drone use and slam J.Lo's appearance at the Grammies without anyone thinking that a strange combination of interests.

by Anonymousreply 4502/12/2013

The buffet and the floor show.

by Anonymousreply 4602/12/2013

I like being able to ask a question about any subject. People respond with serious answers quickly.

by Anonymousreply 4702/12/2013

I like that I'm here.

by Anonymousreply 4802/12/2013

[quote]I get my news here, too - like today with the Pope story.

I'm the OP of the "Breaking! Pope has resigned!" thread. I posted it yesterday morning at 4am as I was having my morning coffee, just as I noticed the news was breaking on Twitter. It hadn't hit the US mainstream news outlets. Sharing and reading breaking news is one of the reasons I enjoy this site.

by Anonymousreply 4902/12/2013

I discovered the DataLounge at the height of the Dialing the Phone With a Pencil thread, and try as I may, to stay away.

I always end up coming back

by Anonymousreply 5002/12/2013

I like the diversity of interesting topics, the wit, pathos, and the glimpses into the lives of others.

by Anonymousreply 5102/12/2013

I like the fact that even though we just ended a 24 hour lockdown of DL, people return to bring it to life again.

by Anonymousreply 5202/12/2013

as I've said before, that Margarine Fountain thread got me through a rough patch, made me cackle each time I read it -- and I've been here ever since. A friend was going through bad time recently, I took her to Margarine Fountain and, sure enough, she was giggling the whole time too.

So DL definitely has its place and I appreciate it.

by Anonymousreply 5302/13/2013

I don't even think it was as funny as margarine fountain or Michfest but one of the first things I saw on here was a Melissa Gilbert thread and of course it was veering off topic and someone said, "Well I think Melissa is the prettiest girl in the whole family!" and then there was a post that said, "Well, you're wrong." and it was signed 'Sara gilbert, raving beauty' Fuck I laughed so hard and still think about that all the time when someone says something I disagree with...well, you're wrong.

by Anonymousreply 5402/13/2013

It's entertaining, especially when there is nothing on TV or I don't feel like reading a book. I like the seeming freedom of speech, I have said things here I wouldn't say to people in conversation. I like the generally politically liberal frame of mind here but, this being a gay site it's more to be expected; a freeper, teabagger or other republican type is soon put in their place here.

by Anonymousreply 5502/13/2013

1) The format is perfect. I was glad when pictures under thread titles disappeared almost as soon as they'd arrived. Content is King (or Queen), and is easily colourful enough.

2) Content is always surprising. I can never tell whether a sincere thread query will result in five pages of detailed sympathetic advice, or sociopathic savagery.

3) The age range. I love the cultural reach and perspective of Eldergays, and don't find that term pejorative. Gaylings vs Eldergays can get (yes) old, but at best it adds to the energy of pointless bitchery.

4) Wit and erudition. I disagree with a recent post that said the quality of DL has declined. Press the right button, and the knowledge flows. It's often worn lightly, and I've learned a lot.

5) All the above and more makes DL unique. I've yet to find anywhere else that comes close - and when it's unavailable I miss it. The fix is in.

by Anonymousreply 5602/13/2013

The anonymity and not having to create some shitty profile just to occasionally chime in

by Anonymousreply 5702/13/2013

[quote]The format is perfect. I was glad when pictures under thread titles disappeared almost as soon as they'd arrived.

Am I the only person to still have the pictures under the thread titles? I hate it. I wish they would fix it for me, too.

by Anonymousreply 5802/13/2013

I like DL's tough love brigade. Every time someone comes to us for advice or with a real problem, we attack them smack them ridicule them and mock them. It's fun.

by Anonymousreply 5902/13/2013

R58 It sounds like you need to adjust the settings which are on the top left hand side of the page. I am posting from a phone so can't tell you exactly but go into settings and uncheck show images or something like that.

by Anonymousreply 6002/13/2013

If I do that, R60, then the images won't show inside of the thread, either. I don't want to open each image when I'm scrolling down through a thread of lovely guys in speedos.

I just don't want them on my front page anymore. I wish they would fix it.

by Anonymousreply 6102/13/2013

Before joining the DL I had no idea you could have so much fun randomly hating everything.

by Anonymousreply 6202/13/2013

I like that the threads about cities/countries/quality of life always bring out a good mix of very knowledgeable, well-informed posters and people who are entertainingly clueless.

by Anonymousreply 6302/13/2013

R64, I saw that guy at a Coffee Bean in LA a month or two ago. I literally started LMAO in line. Everyone thought I was insane. It was worth it.

by Anonymousreply 6402/13/2013

I love the wit. It's one of the few places on the net pretty regularly makes me pee my pants laughing.

I also like the photos of hawt mins.

by Anonymousreply 6502/13/2013

DL gives me great comfort in knowing these posters are all behind their computers and not loose on the street

by Anonymousreply 6602/13/2013

I love everything about DL. Everything except Prime Time. And I hate it that I can't start a thread, even tho every single time I have asked my fellow DLers have started a thread for me. It saddens me to know I will never be able to call myself OP.

Yes, you say, pay the damned $18. But then the children will not have milk, and my rent will go unpaid, and we will not be able to eat, or watch a movie, or do any of the nicer things I have come to expect in life.

Muffy has invted me to tea. so adeui for now!


I hope DL never changes and we can all be here just like this forever! Merry Christmas everyone of us!

by Anonymousreply 6702/13/2013

I come for the medical advice.

by Anonymousreply 6802/13/2013

posters like R67 = one of the reasons I keep coming back to the DL

by Anonymousreply 6902/13/2013

I love when threads get heated and go on for dozens or even hundreds of posts over the most insane minutiae, like the "It's a Living/Making a Living" thread, which eventually spun off "Barrie Youngfellow here."

by Anonymousreply 7002/13/2013

Mental illness?

by Anonymousreply 7102/13/2013

I like poking the Janbot with a stick.

by Anonymousreply 7202/13/2013

[quote] A while back there was a huge thread on WWI and it was fascinating. I honestly learned more about WWI on that thread than I ever learned in a classroom thanks to the posters here who contributed so much information and little-known facts.

As much as some posters bitch about eldergays, I'm glad that we have a lot of those kinds of discussions here.

We have a few people in every category who know a lot about their subject - it's very informative.

by Anonymousreply 7302/13/2013

Also, I love knowing what Constance McCashin is eating. She never noms on the same snack twice!

by Anonymousreply 7402/14/2013

What I like most:

That I laugh out loud at least once a day while reading the posts here.

Discussions about news events, pop culture, and true crimes

Breaking celeb gossip. Discussion about scandals as they are occurring in the news. I loved the Mel Gibson rants that were posted daily, for example.

Personal advice threads about relationships, cooking, physical ailments, work woes, family conflicts, travel, etc.


The more creative EST's, usually about some absurd hook up (ie. hot blatino twins) . It's fun to play along and I can't stand the hall monitors who screech over them.

References to inside DL jokes/memes or cross references to existing threads within new ones.

by Anonymousreply 7502/14/2013

At first I was repulsed of course. I soon joined in because I had no idea how much fun it is to bash and taunt and bitch. Love being a vicious cunt and calling out all the other cunts and mocking anything and everything of human value.

by Anonymousreply 7602/14/2013

It's like a reality show we can all be part of. Why the fuck did you ask BITCH?

by Anonymousreply 7702/14/2013

I love that we can sign our posts in the 'by:' line, and when a poster signs it using some celebrity's name or Neely O'Hara or whoever along with the post itself, it can be hilarious.

by Anonymousreply 7802/14/2013

[quote]I have my hands full at the moment, so I don't really have time for friends.

This is euphemistic speech for "I have no friends".

Kinda like the gay-rumored celebrities who proclaim they're "too busy for dating".

by Anonymousreply 7902/14/2013

[quote]euphemistic speak

'My friends category is full'

by Anonymousreply 8002/14/2013

[quote]cross references to existing threads within new ones.

I love that, like when Fonzie was on Laverne & Shirley!

by Anonymousreply 8102/14/2013

You should NOT be getting your news on DL if you want to find out the truth. Go with PBS News Hour, BBC and/or the NY Times.

DL can be very funny, every now and then someone knows what they are talking about- historial threads, music, film careers etc.

But for the most part it's a free for all with way too many nasty angry prejudiced posters. I have cut way back on my time and no longer use my "nom de plume" because the blow-back (all nonsense) was just too unpleasant after a while. Very very few indentified posters keep doing so for very long... Blue Agave (did I get that right), Voice of the Night, Kirker, etc.

by Anonymousreply 8202/14/2013

r83= famous cunt PPSM

by Anonymousreply 8302/14/2013

[quote] The format. I wish DL would sell their message board template to other sites. It really easy the perfect setup.

Agreed. Everything else seems ugly and primitive.

I like that it's ephemeral, that it's anonymous, that the posts are mostly self-policed (wading through a bit of insanity or venom or both sometimes is time and again outweighed by the kindness or knowledge or wit of strangers factor.

by Anonymousreply 8402/14/2013

I like that I regularly get called out on my shit on DL. People never do that to me in real life. Too polite? Scared of me? I don't know. I have changed/tempered my opinions on 'some' things as a result of intelligent debate here on DL.

by Anonymousreply 8502/14/2013

[quote]PBS News Hour, BBC and/or the NY Times


by Anonymousreply 8602/14/2013

All the celebrities that post here.

You never really see that anywhere else.

And they're so honest too.

by Anonymousreply 8702/14/2013

The other gays.

by Anonymousreply 8802/14/2013

R86 -- agreed

I've asked for advice here on occasion, receiving replies that were not what I wanted to hear, but honest takes on a situation.

by Anonymousreply 9002/14/2013

The rampant, unfiltered mental illness routinely displayed. It makes me feel grounded, centered and normal.

by Anonymousreply 9102/14/2013

- diversity of opinions that I don't get in every day life

- snark

- even though there's a lot of venom, at least one person will usually take the time to give an honest, genuine answer to questions for advice, even if they are clumsily worded and seem sort of pathetic

by Anonymousreply 9202/14/2013

See what I mean? re: R87.

Where do you get your news? The NY Post, ABC, FOX, NBC, The Inquirer, Datalounge?

by Anonymousreply 9302/14/2013

UK Guardian and International Spiegel, r83 r94

by Anonymousreply 9402/14/2013

The anonymity is really what makes this place what it is. It seems like on just about every other message board, you end up with one or more cliques of old timers making every thread all about them and their inside jokes.

Here everyone is on equal footing, plus you don't have people attacking you for things you said in other threads based on totally unrelated things you say in another thread because you're tied to a username. We have troll-dar for pinpointing the real loons who are just spewing their shit all over the place and I think that's quite enough.

by Anonymousreply 9502/14/2013

What R73 said about the JANBOT. It is more fun than pulling the wings off of a fly.

by Anonymousreply 9602/15/2013

I love Dionne Warwick here.

The DW threads have approached the best of old Datalounge...some really inspired (if batshit crazy) fun on those threads from some funny, imaginative bitches.

by Anonymousreply 9702/15/2013

This place isn't as fun as it used to be. Boring topics get way too many replies, the good ones go nowhere. And the psychotic fangurls ruining just about any thread on a celebrity.

I'm loving Lipstick Alley as of lately. Lots of great (current) gossip and more peaceful, yet hilarious discussions. DL has been horrible when it comes to posting breaking news in the last year.

by Anonymousreply 9802/15/2013

I like the Janbot. It's crazy, but you can hold a conversation with it.

By contrast, the Madonna troll is utterly tiresome and bitter. It posts the exact same speech in every single thread, practically word for word. I feel it should be DL's version of the Julia Sugarbaker "Night the lights went out" speech. It matches it in terms of the over the top hysteria and ridiculousness.

by Anonymousreply 9902/15/2013

Screw your faint praise, R98.

Any divine diva known to the world as an icon of cool sophistication who can also at present pass for Eddie "Rochester" Anderson at the Goodwill is a talent of the extremest diversitudity.

And if you sent me some money in Brasil the way I have demanded instead of slinking around on that free pass known as "I can't afford $18 a year much less pay the world-class talent slumming here," MAYBE I would be a little more entertaining.

The address appears numerous times in various places. Also, I do take credit cards.


by Anonymousreply 10002/15/2013

And just so you know, Miss Anna Mae Bullock at R98 (thought you could slip by in-cog-neato, did you?), we are all aware that you had plenty of money left to pay me in that Swiss account after you had Ike belatedly iced. Those two Grammys found up his ass rather gave it away. They put your name on the damned things, you know. But with the second-grade Nutbush education of yours, maybe you don't know.

by Anonymousreply 10102/15/2013

Celebrities don't post here.

Whachu talkin' bout Wilis?

by Anonymousreply 10202/15/2013

I came here for the waters.

by Anonymousreply 10302/15/2013

Where to start? The wit, the badinage, the erudition, the intellect, the Broadway thread! OP on the Bway thread!, the various screen names (Bengali in Platforms, AYB, Torta, Shinjuku Baby, et al.), the breaking news topics, great gossip, the closeted gay famous actor topics,

The Grammar Troll(s)! (who will doubtless weight in that I have too long a sentence above, hee-hee!)

The amusing snark but also the endearing occasional "kindness of strangers", as was evinced by the Sick Person named Robin thread (my computer has been down for c. 4 weeks; I hope it hasn't been proven that Robin didn't exist or something; I would be devastated),

The threads about kitties and doggies! More, please!

The holiday threads about Xmas potluck/fraus/cubefrauen; my GOD: I have never laughed so loud.

Basically, DL in general and all the posters. Having had to move 7 times in the last 3 years, ending up in butt-fuck northern NY state 1/2 a mile from my hated high school, disabled now, can't afford a car in this hick town of 2,000:

No theater movies, shows, concerts, city life that I had in SF for 20+ years anymore BUT:

I still have the DL - and love you guys (and gals) more than ever!

(And not feeling TOO sorry about being disabled; would suck to be in the work force these days, but I do feel guilty.) Which reminds me: love the job-finding threads; love them for the honesty of the posters.

AND the political threads: this is probably one of the few forums where the truth is being spoken.


by Anonymousreply 10402/15/2013

"The Grammar Troll(s)! (who will doubtless weight in"

That's "weigh in", dear.

by Anonymousreply 10502/15/2013

Obviously you were misinformed, R104.

by Anonymousreply 10602/15/2013

Yes, R107, this DL. We're in the desert.

by Anonymousreply 10702/15/2013

And yet, R104, I can tell this is not the start of a beautiful friendship.

by Anonymousreply 10802/15/2013


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