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Do most GAY AMERICANS know about Datalounge?

As a foreign DLer, I often wonder this.

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by Anonymousreply 5409/16/2020

No, hardly any gays I know have heard of it.

by Anonymousreply 109/15/2020

Most gay men would be appalled at DataLounge, because their stupid cunts

by Anonymousreply 209/15/2020

They’re ^

by Anonymousreply 309/15/2020

The ones obsessed with entertainment gossip, for sure.

by Anonymousreply 409/15/2020

I should have chosen a better pic.

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by Anonymousreply 509/15/2020

More would pretend not to know than would admit to knowing.

by Anonymousreply 609/15/2020

how were we described again? a vile pit of cuntery, or some such?

by Anonymousreply 709/15/2020

No, not at all.

The number of views for even very popular threads seldom exceed the 2000s or 3000s and those wildly exceed the viewing numbers for a lot of lesser threads (in the low three figures, or two figures.) I've never seen it called out in the media except maybe once on my own and a handful of times that someone has pointed out a reference to DL within DL. Few (maybe very few) gay Americans have ever heard of it.

by Anonymousreply 809/15/2020

Let's keep it our little secret, shall we?

by Anonymousreply 909/15/2020

It’s rather an elite thing for the very best gays.

by Anonymousreply 1009/15/2020

Probably many turn up, turn round, and never come back.

by Anonymousreply 1109/15/2020

If DL isn't the home of gay, what website is? (No porn websites, please.)

by Anonymousreply 1209/15/2020

There's a wikipedia entry about DataLounge. That's progress.

"approximately 6.5 million page views each month, according to its webmaster (as of June 2006). Mediapolis, a New York City interactive media company, created the site in May 1995."

I've noticed recently that the number of views of some threads I like go down, like the number has been reset to zero.

by Anonymousreply 1309/15/2020

[quote] how were we described again? a vile pit of cuntery, or some such?

Vile pit of trollery.

by Anonymousreply 1409/15/2020

I've never known anyone else (gay or straight) who was aware of it.

by Anonymousreply 1509/15/2020

God, I hope not!!! Can you imagine if Muriel just let ANYONE and EVERYONE in this club!!!!

by Anonymousreply 1609/15/2020

I thought I heard someone say “Jackie OnAssistance” on the street. I looked all around and suddenly felt I had given myself away.

I’ve used DL lingo in the company of others and it always seems like risky business!

by Anonymousreply 1709/15/2020

[quote]I've never known anyone else (gay or straight) who was aware of it.

I have.

I once posted about a place here in England, a gay-owned cafe. Next time I went back, it was clear they had read the thread...it was MOST unpleasant and it wasn't ME who was cunty about them. But it seems they thought it was. It was everyone else.

by Anonymousreply 1809/15/2020

I once saw a man wearing a Helen Lawson t-shirt at Vons and knew he had to be a DLer. I also knew to give him a wide berth!

by Anonymousreply 1909/15/2020

I don't think so. I consider DL a hidden gem and I'd like to keep it that way.

by Anonymousreply 2009/15/2020

[quote]God, I hope not!!! Can you imagine if Muriel just let ANYONE and EVERYONE in this club!!!!

This how I feel when I post on Facebook or the dreaded Twitter. I think "Who ARE these people?" I really only like to talk with gays on the internet. Or DL gays maybe. I forgive them anything for some reason. But someone (a hetero) crosses me on some other forum and I seeth for ages.

by Anonymousreply 2109/15/2020

R18, why would they think it was you?

by Anonymousreply 2209/15/2020

Sorry, R12. There is no “home of the gay” in the US. We can’t agree on anything.

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by Anonymousreply 2309/15/2020

I was at a friend's birthday party last month, outdoors at a place with picnic tables and a dozen food trucks. There were about 60-70 mostly gay guys there, all socially distancing, etc.

While I was walking back to my table, I passed a couple who were talking with another guy, kind of loudly given the circumstances. One of the seated guys asked the guy standing, "Do you have sizemeat verification?"

Granted, it was not verificatia, but it was close enough. The guy who said it looked to be Filipino or some kind of southeast Asian behind his mask. I snorted to myself and walked by. I had never seen any of those guys before. It was a 50th birthday party, so the age range seems about right.

by Anonymousreply 2409/15/2020

Why would a gay owned cafe suspect you? Are you the only gay person who visits? And do you wear some kind of gay uniform?

by Anonymousreply 2509/15/2020

[quote][R18], why would they think it was you?

I think because I referred to something I bought there, which is what the thread was about. I can't remember exactly. But I went back and they sort of circled me. It was horrible. At first, I thought I was imagining it. But I was not. I walked by sometime later and one of them was scowling at me through the window.

I've never posted about this before. I thought of bumping the thread and telling everyone but I thought against it.

by Anonymousreply 2609/15/2020

Do it r26.

by Anonymousreply 2709/15/2020

I have DATALOUNGE screened on my t-shirts!!! Loud and proud, girls!!!!

by Anonymousreply 2809/15/2020

Bump it and tell everyone what happened to me, R27?

I might.

I can't bear to re-read it.

On a certain level, I WAS guilty. I mean I linked to their place and said these are the gays who run it - 20 minutes later...[bold]blood on the sidewalk.[/bold] I wasn't to know quite how aggressive the DL was going to be. They (the cafe owners) got the FULL treatment. If you've been here a while I'm sure you can imagine.

The thread was only around for a VERY short time. About an hour. Can't remember how many people even posted.

by Anonymousreply 2909/15/2020

[quote]Do most GAY AMERICANS know about Datalounge?

Just the cute ones.

by Anonymousreply 3009/15/2020

My great aunt is 93. During our last visit she used the phrase “this will end in tears.” So I started snorting like a pig to let the bitch know that I’m on to her!

by Anonymousreply 3109/15/2020

Most gay Americans are busy posting selfies on Instagram and running to Facebook for validation.

by Anonymousreply 3209/15/2020

No, it's not known to many. It's for gays with a certain cuntalicious culture nor just any homosexualist. There is a certain hive mind here as suggested in this thread. Let me see if I can post the link.

The only time I've mentioned DL to anyone was to a friend who liked to be cutting and witty - or so he thought. It was interesting that he didn't take to it. So just being the garden variety bitchy gay is not it either.

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by Anonymousreply 3309/15/2020

Hey Cunt R33, you just linked to DL's entire threadlist.

by Anonymousreply 3409/15/2020

Heehee I'm an idjit. How do I link a thread?

by Anonymousreply 3509/15/2020

The way posters are always screaming MUTILATION, gay Americans are not well represented here, so I doubt the site is well-known to them.

by Anonymousreply 3609/15/2020

First of all, let me say how much I love the photos OP chose to illustrate 'most gay Americans"--as if we are mostly all muscular go-go boys in Speedos milling about or dancing in gay beach resort towns.

I am constantly surprised how many gay men I know have heard of Datalounge even if they don't come here. I know not only one person from my class in college comes here from how he has self-identified, but he is even from my dorm! (Adams House '88, I see you.) If this is who i think it is he lives on the other side of the country from me. So it does seem to be in the air.

And of course many celebrities have referred to us--always as a pit of vipers. Rosie O'Donnell, Michael Musto, Andy Cohen... Perez Hilton, who claims he doesn't come here, but still somehow knows he used to always be referred to here as the Giant Olmec Head...

by Anonymousreply 3709/15/2020

Giant Olmec Head. That must be been before my time here. ROFL

by Anonymousreply 3809/15/2020

Only the louchest of the homosexual demimonde are found here.

by Anonymousreply 3909/15/2020

My BF gave me his laptop to use when my PC died, and I had him open DL to test it. He read 'enter the bitchfest' with raised eyebrows, but without further comment. I mentioned, "her collapse is complete" to a younger co-worker when one of our management team was fired, hoping he'd pick up on it, but he didn't (although he liked the phrase).

by Anonymousreply 4009/15/2020

I think Manvox is better known in Europe than is DL, but DL is better known among its primary US target audience.

by Anonymousreply 4109/15/2020

We prefer places like this that are exclusive and restricted.

by Anonymousreply 4209/15/2020

I've told some friends about it. Most come back bemused.

by Anonymousreply 4309/15/2020

We are not here to BEMUSE your friends.

by Anonymousreply 4409/15/2020

I think I stumbled upon DL by accident when I Googled something really dumb and gay, and a link to DL showed up. The rest is history.

by Anonymousreply 4509/15/2020

Who knows! What I do know is that every guy in OP's photo is 65 years old or older.

by Anonymousreply 4609/15/2020

I am not bemused.

by Anonymousreply 4709/15/2020

I’m shocked how few do. I guess I’ve been around forever - so assume others are obsessed with it too. I guess they have real, productive, meaningful lives - good for them. Now, what about Kegan....

by Anonymousreply 4809/15/2020

R45, same here.

I can't remember exactly what thread brought me here, but I'm pretty sure it was the Alice theme song thread that convinced me to stay.

by Anonymousreply 4909/15/2020

How could they NOT know, after the classic commercial?

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by Anonymousreply 5009/15/2020

Lol thanks r50 I'd forgotten that commercial 😂😂

by Anonymousreply 5109/16/2020

Most DLers with any self-respect are ashamed to come here so often and will never bring it up in conversation because once their friends or coworkers know that they come to this cesspool it won’t look good on them.

by Anonymousreply 5209/16/2020

R45 Same here, I was googling something about Kris Jenner and Nicole Brown Simpson abiut a decade ago, and a thread about Kris Nicole and Faye came up about how they were all party whores in 1980s LA and doing cocaine and sleeping around with various sleazy wealthy men.

I've been here ever since.

by Anonymousreply 5309/16/2020

No. A few older ones playing on computers do, but most gays I know have no time for this. I'm newly retired at 58, cannot relate to many of the "old" themes, references or people here. Still, the year of discovery has been fun.

by Anonymousreply 5409/16/2020
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