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Datalounge is the only message board I post on

What about you?

by Anonymousreply 5501/11/2021

It's the only one I post on, as well.

by Anonymousreply 101/10/2021

For me, it's a manageable board. It's not really very big.

Now try and read an entire Reddit thread or post on Reddit- it's like yelling into the darkness. Important threads have 3-4,000 replies.

And other boards make you use your profile name for posting. I like the relative anonymity here - although you can still be exposed with the Ignore function.

The only thing is - I wish there was a downvote for posts. People are using WW as a like button, and it wasn't intended for that. But we need to show disfavor with other posts - there's no way to do that except FF, which is limited or to Ignore the person.

Down or dislike button is sorely needed on this board.

by Anonymousreply 201/10/2021

Ever since Reddit got taken over by children -- yes.

by Anonymousreply 301/10/2021

DL is it for me, the only place I post. It's a manageable size.

by Anonymousreply 401/10/2021

R3 - Amen to that. If they just provided a filter to remove all the video game posts, dankmemes (never funny), and people's incessant cat and dog photos/videos, it would be a much better experience.

Reddit is now 25% video game and associated topics - just move it to its own site or something.

by Anonymousreply 501/10/2021

Yes. Only DL, and I was a lurker for years because of my MS and embarrassment for mistakes, lol. Oh, dear!

by Anonymousreply 601/10/2021

yep. Wouldn't it be funny if Trump started posting here because it's the only place still open to him?

by Anonymousreply 701/10/2021

I've been taking a break from Reddit the past few months, so most days I exclusively post on DataLounge.

by Anonymousreply 801/10/2021

A query on some odd subject sometimes lands me in Reddit. It can be good for some very specific thing, but is a big bewildering to navigate ina general way.

Data Lounge is compact enough that I can scroll through recent posts or updates in a reasonable time and stumble upon some interesting things, laugh or shake my head at some old DL favorite themes, and appreciate the knowledge and considered responses of some posters among the general randomness.

It's the only place I post.

by Anonymousreply 901/10/2021

DL is really gay internet heaven. It has a wide variety of topics to discuss - most gay in tone, but not always - from often knowledgable posters. It can be fun, serious, witty, irritating, informative, frustrating. The anonymous nature gives you freedom, but, as other have said, good DL sleuths can and do expose trolls that over do it.

I love it. And, yes, it's the only board I post on.

by Anonymousreply 1001/10/2021

R5, Reddit is where you can see civilization reverting from written language back to crude cave petroglyphs.

by Anonymousreply 1101/10/2021

Datalounge. Primetimer (formerly known as Previously TV), Tumblr, Reddit (1-2 TV-related threads). If Youtube counts, I comment there too.

by Anonymousreply 1201/10/2021

Same for twenty years now! I discovered datalounge when I was 18

by Anonymousreply 1301/10/2021

OP, I feel like you’re accusing me of seeing other boards behind your back.

Now, I have to find and post to prettier boards because I am petty and I think I saw a chin quiver.

by Anonymousreply 1401/10/2021

DL and ATC mainly

by Anonymousreply 1501/10/2021

[quote] yep. Wouldn't it be funny if Trump started posting here because it's the only place still open to him?

Quick someone grab the DL authenticated ID @RealDonaldTrump so he can't use it.

by Anonymousreply 1601/10/2021

[quote] we need to show disfavor with other posts

I find that it's possible to debate with the reasonable people in the decent threads. But I just ignore the rabid people in the increasing number of rabid threads here.

[quote] Reddit got taken over by children

Yes, Reddit is 99% rabid children.

by Anonymousreply 1701/10/2021

I've gone to Reddit, bit it just seems so jumbled. I love the neat and tidy interface of DL.

You read those stories about message boards radicalizing their posters to do crazy shit. I just can't imagine DL radicalizing a bunch of us to do shit...

by Anonymousreply 1801/10/2021

At this point, this is the only place I post. I almost never sign my posts, and I like the anonymity.

by Anonymousreply 1901/10/2021

What is ATC?

by Anonymousreply 2001/10/2021

I also post on Manvox.

by Anonymousreply 2101/10/2021

R2 I thought W/W is a like button! What is it supposed to be? I admit to being new to DL (a year) but how else do I let posters know I appreciate their comments?

by Anonymousreply 2201/10/2021

[quote] I thought W/W is a like button! What is it supposed to be?

In the old days when a post received sufficient W&W votes, the post was placed on the left hand column of the main page. It was sort of a "hall of fame" for posts.

[quote] I admit to being new to DL (a year) but how else do I let posters know I appreciate their comments?

That's the only way other than simply replying to their posts to let them know of your appreciation. It's effectively a "like button" now.

by Anonymousreply 2301/10/2021

R19- Yes , I agree. One can do the POINTLESS BITCHERY endlessly with NO consequences because we can post anonymously.

by Anonymousreply 2401/10/2021

R23 I just W/W-ed your post.

by Anonymousreply 2501/10/2021

I used to post on r/gendercritical but it got banned. DL is the only site I regularly post on now. I love it here, it's hilarious.

by Anonymousreply 2601/10/2021

[quote] I just W/W-ed your post.

Thank you, R22/R25. You are most kind.

by Anonymousreply 2701/10/2021

DL is the only place I post, and I find it extremely uncomplicated to navigate, and also extremely satisfying as a community (love you guys). And, for better or worse, DL is the default way that I discover breaking news. I will click on provided links, but I do not start with those news outlets. I start here. A spoonful of pointlessly bitchy sugar makes the medicine go down.

by Anonymousreply 2801/10/2021

I doo too. The gay people understand my need which is to fill my poosey with big penes. Also that I truly love my son which is called Barron.

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by Anonymousreply 2901/10/2021

Same. I got banned from Democratic Underground.

by Anonymousreply 3001/10/2021

I occasionally still post on survivor sucks (I used to post there more than I currently post here), I used to post on r/GenderCritical before it shut down. I used to post on celebitchy until Kaiser came on as a writer /mod and everyone collectively lost their damn minds over there.

Now it's just here and Kfarms.

by Anonymousreply 3101/10/2021

NO, it isn't the only message board I post on.

by Anonymousreply 3201/10/2021

When I go to other message boards I’m struck by how stupid and boring most people are. The people here for the most part are smart and funny.

by Anonymousreply 3301/10/2021

R33 Thank you!

by Anonymousreply 3401/11/2021

The nice part is that topics and threads from larger boards (e.g. Reddit) are copied here so we can discuss on a smaller scale and with our own perspective.

I'll say it again - Reddit is just monstrously huge. I don't see how you can really discuss one-on-one when there are 4,000 replies.

And DL has a similar problem as Reddit in that there are some people here obsessed with a handful of topics - Instahoes, Meghan Markle, porn - but it's easier to avoid than the onslaught of gaming, star wars, anime, cat pics and other shit that overloads Reddit.

Reddit does have good porn though.

by Anonymousreply 3501/11/2021

DL is my main message board.

I do a few local Reddits plus of course the plentiful pages of Reddit cock. And I follow NextDoor, partly for good info and partly for the LOLZ of reading fifty and sixtysomething racist fraus shriek constantly.

by Anonymousreply 3601/11/2021

It's pretty obvious that many DLers don't use any other forum or social media, they often understand even the basics of the internet, they're frequently fooled by obvious trolls and can't even use Google without hurting themselves.

It's a mistake for people to get their information from DL. Nearly every day I see what should be an informative thread filled with lies, nonsense, misleading information, trolling, and mistakes that no one notices, and outright hostility if anyone corrects the mistake or lie.

by Anonymousreply 3701/11/2021

* they often DON'T understand even the basics of the internet

by Anonymousreply 3801/11/2021

[quote]Datalounge is the only message board I post on

There are other message boards?

by Anonymousreply 3901/11/2021

[quote]It's a mistake for people to get their information from DL. Nearly every day I see what should be an informative thread filled with lies, nonsense, misleading information, trolling, and mistakes that no one notices

As opposed to all of the other social media which are filled with truth, wisdom, facts, caring individuals and yet more wisdom.

Thanks r37!

by Anonymousreply 4001/11/2021

Who invited the cunt at R37? All he does is leave disparaging and snarky comments on threads.

R37 - Come down off your high horse and stop being such a dick.

by Anonymousreply 4101/11/2021

DL plus smaller subreddits on NYC, Real Housewives, and the NYT Spelling Bee.

by Anonymousreply 4201/11/2021

It's OK to get the basic outline of a news story here, but then you have to follow up on your own.

What I'm noticing in the past few days is OPs (wanting to discuss a news story) with no links. Tired of that.

The opposite would be quoting an entire news story in the OP. Posters don't know how to synopsize.

by Anonymousreply 4301/11/2021

Well, SMELL Miss R37!

by Anonymousreply 4401/11/2021

DL all the way, 7 years and counting.

Often the first website to read breaking news. Love all the knowledgeable queens with first-hand intel on people, situations, even governments.

I occasionally post on WebSleuths. Bit of a frauen site, but pleasant.

by Anonymousreply 4501/11/2021

Same and for the reasons everyone has already listed.

by Anonymousreply 4601/11/2021

Thank you all!

by Anonymousreply 4701/11/2021

[quote]Plus, I can’t get enough of Muriel’s perky yet firm nipples.

One free week for you r46!

You little fucker you!

by Anonymousreply 4801/11/2021

[quote]In the old days when a post received sufficient W&W votes, the post was placed on the left hand column of the main page. It was sort of a "hall of fame" for posts.

I have about 25 of mine that made the HOF screen-capped.

by Anonymousreply 4901/11/2021

R23, Here are two W&Ws from 2010

How long did you deny to yourself that you were gay, before you totally embraced it? Never. I shot out of my mother's vagina in a flurry of glitter singing "Rose's Turn." - Anonymous

It's Time to Play...Match Game DL! Anderson Cooper is so far in the closet that his boyfriend is *blank*. The Mayor of Narnia - Kaye Ballard

by Anonymousreply 5001/11/2021

Also, I've archived so many classic threads dating back to the early 2000s. Just do a save as entire webpage complete.

by Anonymousreply 5101/11/2021

I so miss the WWs on the main page. I landed there a few times.

by Anonymousreply 5201/11/2021

DL and another private board I've been on for 20 years. It's pretty much a friends group of North Americans who found each other through a love of home décor.

It's grown boring, though. DL is where it's all happening. So many interesting threads. I've gone down so many internet rabbit holes from things I've learned here.

by Anonymousreply 5301/11/2021

[quote]It's pretty much a friends group of North Americans who found each other through a love of home décor.

I can imagine the fierce debates over chintz, solids or plaids

by Anonymousreply 5401/11/2021

R54, so true. Politics die in that place and flooring choice prevails.

by Anonymousreply 5501/11/2021
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