In your opinion, what are some good and bad things about Datalounge?
The Good: I think I've broadened my horizon. The posters at datalounge are a group of people who I most likely would never interact with in real life (or very rarely) because most of them are not so young (I'm 22).
It's like going to 24/7 party, there is always someone to talk to.
No responsibility because we are all unregistered.
Very welcoming atmostphere.
The bad: Way too many threads on shit like Miley Cyrus and entertainment industry threads. I mean seriously, who cares about those low-lives.
Too distracting (read above).
Overall, I give DL a 8/10
|by Anonymous||reply 79||09/08/2013|
It's the Baked Potato Bar of pop culture.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||09/07/2013|
I am old and admit my sexual transgressions here. They are all truthful, yet, many do not believe them. For me, it is a way to tell my truths anonymously
|by Anonymous||reply 2||09/07/2013|
Well, the web"master" is a fickle bitch.
Hell will freeze over before she gets another 18 from me!
|by Anonymous||reply 5||09/07/2013|
*Can be very funny when posters take things lightly
*Lots of quick responses to the news (you find out things breaking here faster than anywhere)
*Good wealth of information about popular and high culture
*People taking out the stresses of the day by being gratuitously nasty to other posters just for shits and giggles
*People being unwilling to let things go (not only feuds with one another on a thread, which is always ridiculous, but their private obsessions)
*Any discussion of race, which is impossible to do here reasonably
|by Anonymous||reply 6||09/07/2013|
Good: I like the vibe here. Other message boards I visit lean too old & conservative, or too young and militantly PC. DL has its looney extremists, of course, but generally speaking it's a more intelligent, relaxed board than most.
Bad: PRIME TIME. I'm unemployed so I don't have $18 to fritter away at the moment. I don't understand how it can be prime time at 1 AM when the traffic on the board has slowed to a crawl.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||09/07/2013|
I just discovered DL a few weeks ago. Now can't live without it. Love hearing from the older guy's celeb stories. Also the political and current events are great too.
The ability to post personal questions and concerns is great too.
Don't love the high level of bitchery from some of the posters toward other posters. That should be saved for the subjects of the posts!!!
One of the best part for me is the Broadway stuff. So much more fun than ATC.
Best of all some of the responses have me in fits of laughter.
DL is very addictive. I decided to contribute $$ after only a few days.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||09/07/2013|
R7, I use to be a paying member for years. But I found this year spending less and less time on this site. When it came time to renew, I decided against doing so.
I now realize why the site is so dead. For the first time in years I was without a subscription, and I swear it's been primetime for over a month. This is the first time I've been able to post in what seems like a few months.
I am not as addicted to this site as I use to be. I pop in on here a couple times a week (I use to check DL daily) but now I understand why it seems so dead - it's on PT too much.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||09/07/2013|
Because of the wide knowledge and experience of our members any question gets an answer. We include actors, servers, lawyers, doctors, and everyone in between, all willing to contribute their expertise.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||09/07/2013|
It's a place I come to learn.
I will never again wrongly type 1960's.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||09/07/2013|
Good: I discovered I am not the only unhappy, lonely gay man in the world. Bad: I discovered I am 100% responsible to fix my situation
|by Anonymous||reply 15||09/07/2013|
The editor is a wonderful and kind person
|by Anonymous||reply 16||09/07/2013|
[quote]Another negative: posters who actually contribute something, like Lynn Stairmaster and charlie, get jeered at and derided and eventually leave.
Charlie contributed nothing but the wheezings of an elderly namedropper.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||09/07/2013|
Not enough caftans and earrings.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||09/07/2013|
Good: Almost EVERYTHING! LOVE the names people give themselves; current favorite: "Simon Halls' Fist." I crack up every time i see!(realize this may be a minority opinion.)
Bad: Agree with the comments re Primetime. I do not have control of my money anymore (long story), including credit or debit cards (family uses my SSD to pay my bills; save $$ for me; I get an allowance.)
BUT: I am stealthily saving up $$ to take a bus to the "big city" (27,000 people, ha-ha) in a few months and get a $300 Walmart prepaid debit card - then: I'll be back as a member!
(not making any of this up!)
|by Anonymous||reply 26||09/07/2013|
[bold]Good:[/bold] LGBT persons
[bold]Bad:[/bold] The formatting. Many times I've fucked up with not realizing I didn't close the italics until it was already too late. It's been traumatizing.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||09/07/2013|
Dead Bodies on Mount Everest
Finance for Gay Men (learned about Bogleheads)
Insights from real celebrities who post here and those who know real celebrities
Support for other gay men and lesbians
Understanding how feminism is anti-gay male.
Given a space from the webmaster so we can congregate and discuss things that are important to us as gay men and women.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||09/07/2013|
I like that I'm able to post here about imaginary relatonships with stars I've worked with, feeding all sorts of bits of interesting gossip and such. And everyone believes I'm telling the truth!
|by Anonymous||reply 37||09/07/2013|
Interesting guys with encyclopedic knowledge of pop culture of the last 60-70 years.
Gratuitous nastiness that's better suited to a locked ward;
Attacks by the mentally ill on several authenticated posters.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||09/07/2013|
Oh yes, R35. My straight male family members and their friends say some of the craziest things about women. It's like they don't like them but are obsessed with them at the same time. And a funny thing I notice about them is they like to act like they are in charge of their relationships and run things. But when they're alone with their gf's or wives they act totally different.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||09/07/2013|
The misogyny claims are so fucking overblown. Why ARE straight women coming here of all places to rant about Jeremy Renner's baby mama, or about how Benedict and Tom are too good for every woman with whom they're linked?
The racism(real or trolling) and the political trolls in general are much worse.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||09/07/2013|
Good: Lively camaraderie and fun conversations!
Bad: The trolls that deliberately provoke, smear, and impersonate.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||09/07/2013|
Good things: Access to the knowledge and opinions of interesting people that don't think the pop culture of the last 20 years is the eternal peak of human achievement.
Bad things: Anonymity attracts clueless closet cases and self haters, racist trolls, and straight people that google search celebrities. Also, the world's shittiest lesbians seem to feel at home here.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||09/08/2013|
You can swear on here, kiddo.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||09/08/2013|
Good: It's always entertaining.
Bad: Some posters here are elitist, racist and entitled.
Good: You can always get the latest dish on celebs whether it's gay, straight or otherwise.
Bad: There is constant bullying and misogyny.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||09/08/2013|
It's not bullying, it's bickering and fraus like you are annoying. Intelligent straight women are welcome.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||09/08/2013|
The Miley Cyrus shit belongs on Yahoo or Anderson Cooper.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||09/08/2013|
Good: And enjoyable place to chat with others on a wide array of topics.
Bad: I've never been quite sure if the racism, sexism, and self loathing is real or other posters fucking with the board to get a reaction.
Bad: Even after all this time, I still miss the days when the threads moved faster and everyone had 24/7 access.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||09/08/2013|
OP, you seem very mature for your age. Bravo. I definitely wasn't that perceptive or analytical when I was your age. (I'm old enough to be your grandfather now.)
|by Anonymous||reply 50||09/08/2013|
I take care of all my straight people and you help me cope.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||09/08/2013|
Another good thing - when it's working, the conversation here moves fast enough that someone is right there to point out what you forgot.
Thanks r52, I should've mentioned that the pathetic hatefulness of DL's resident losers also includes anti-Semtism.
|by Anonymous||reply 54||09/08/2013|
It didn't take long for R52/R55 to reveal his pathology, thereby perfectly illustrating all the negative things people in this thread are talking about.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||09/08/2013|
[quote]This place is a cesspool but I keep coming back year after year.
I can't stand posters who spend time here but think they're better than the rest of us. You just know they're the same type who take over the gay bars with their bachelorette parties.
Would you go to a Ku Klux Klan meeting and say, "The people here make me sick, but they sure know some funny jokes!"? Or, "These NAMBLA members should all be put to death, but they make the best snacks in town!"?
Don't kid yourselves. If you swim around the cesspool, you're going to stink just as much as its contents.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||09/08/2013|
And this person is claiming to be a straight femme. Somebody feels entitled.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||09/08/2013|
If we want to read "The Protocols of the Elders of Zion" (which you appear to have been dipping into, either directly or indirectly), we know where to find it, R63.
|by Anonymous||reply 64||09/08/2013|
"Study it out," as the Mormons like to quote their Book.
|by Anonymous||reply 67||09/08/2013|
I'm Catholic and kinda new to DL, an elder. I wouldn't mind getting into a debate with pro-Israeli, anti-Israeli, etc., but I'm told I shouldn't venture into such a discussion on DL for the fear of being dismissed.
Can we not have such discussions, even yell-fests here? We might learn something.
|by Anonymous||reply 69||09/08/2013|
R68 = shitstirring troll.
Ignore, ignore, ignore.
|by Anonymous||reply 71||09/08/2013|
OK, I'll go first:
My Catholic cut dick is bigger than your Yentl cut dick.
|by Anonymous||reply 73||09/08/2013|
Go take your meds, Yassir.
|by Anonymous||reply 75||09/08/2013|
This is why we can't have nice things.
|by Anonymous||reply 76||09/08/2013|
What r66 said. I'm rather put-off by the number of threads on teenage bullshit celebrities. Given the average age of Datalounge posters, I find it quite concerning as well.
|by Anonymous||reply 77||09/08/2013|
I liked this thread at first... Still like the DL.
|by Anonymous||reply 78||09/08/2013|
[quote]Understanding how feminism is anti-gay male.
Can you explain it to me, R36?
|by Anonymous||reply 79||09/08/2013|