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Phwoar thread

It's great - keep it
98 (53.3%)
It's phwoarful, shit it off
85 (46.2%)
serious bzness
1 (0.5%)

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Author Topic: Phwoar thread redux  (Read 27784 times)

touchingcloth

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Phwoar thread redux
« on: March 14, 2021, 05:28:45 PM »
We had a long thread about this last year, but it's Mother's Day, International Women's Day was this week, and yet another woman's murder has triggered yet another cultural flashpoint and it would be nice for the result of that to be not yet another big load of nothing. So fuckit, let's do it again.

It would be nice to not have this thread on the site. It feels like the single biggest stain on what is otherwise a brilliant place. Sure certain topics always result in threads where the bickering gets undignified and unproductive, but I can't think of a single other place where the questionable nature of things is so concentrated and so one-sided. Yes it's not only men who post in there and it's not only pictures of women that get posted, but come the fuck on.

We have form for improving this sort of thing - even though all of us have a good grasp of comedic irony, there's an extremely high bar which needs to be met for ironic racism to fly. Could you imagine us ever restoring the original name of Wimblewrong?

Yours, with love, etc.

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Re: Phwoar thread redux
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2021, 05:30:03 PM »
Seconded.

An tSaoi

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Re: Phwoar thread redux
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2021, 05:31:25 PM »
It's not quite in the same league as murder, is it?

Re: Phwoar thread redux
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2021, 05:35:50 PM »
Didn't we have this thread already, quite recently?

Besides, you ever read the rest of H.S. Art? It's fucking dire.

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Re: Phwoar thread redux
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2021, 05:36:26 PM »
Yes I agree

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Re: Phwoar thread redux
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2021, 05:38:17 PM »
I like to ogle pictures of women as much as the next ogler, but having a thread here specifically for that purpose does seem a bit inappropriate.

Re: Phwoar thread redux
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2021, 05:42:04 PM »
Sure, fuck it off.

Re: Phwoar thread redux
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2021, 05:42:35 PM »
Sexy pictures of Rhea Seehorn and Bob Odenkirk will leak over the rest of the forum if you get rid of it.

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Re: Phwoar thread redux
« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2021, 05:45:59 PM »
Yes, I think it should go. I disagree with Spiteface that the rest of HS Art is dire though. It's a fun place for creativity and silliness, and I think it will be even better without the Phwoar thread, and hopefully a bit more welcoming.


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Re: Phwoar thread redux
« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2021, 05:47:02 PM »
But where will people go to look for pictures of attractive women

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Re: Phwoar thread redux
« Reply #10 on: March 14, 2021, 05:47:46 PM »
There will be lecherous spillover, Ghostbusters-II-style.


Re: Phwoar thread redux
« Reply #11 on: March 14, 2021, 05:49:09 PM »
Yes,sack it off from here,there's hardly a shortage of that sort of thing in other parts of the internet if you want that.
Enough female members have said it makes them uncomfortable on here,hardly a sacrifice.

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Re: Phwoar thread redux
« Reply #12 on: March 14, 2021, 05:50:06 PM »
HS Art is good for containing all the attention-seeking whimsy that used to clog up General Bullshit.

Buelligan

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Re: Phwoar thread redux
« Reply #13 on: March 14, 2021, 05:52:03 PM »
I think you'll find there's still plenty of attention-seeking whimsy here, place wouldn't be the same without it.

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Re: Phwoar thread redux
« Reply #14 on: March 14, 2021, 05:53:40 PM »
yeah get rid, it's a stain on hs art

touchingcloth

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Re: Phwoar thread redux
« Reply #15 on: March 14, 2021, 05:54:25 PM »
There will be lecherous spillover, Ghostbusters-II-style.

I think that's actually a good thing. Posters here are free to post racial slurs, and they're free to call Wimblewrong by its original name. They should feel free to post phwoar-style pictures in any and all threads, but in all three cases it would be nice if people knew that the collective reaction is likely to be "would you like to explain that for us?"

Re: Phwoar thread redux
« Reply #16 on: March 14, 2021, 05:55:31 PM »
Yeah, I've posted on it but I don't feel right about it to be honest.

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Re: Phwoar thread redux
« Reply #17 on: March 14, 2021, 05:55:57 PM »
I think that's actually a good thing. Posters here are free to post racial slurs, and they're free to call Wimblewrong by its original name. They should feel free to post phwoar-style pictures in any and all threads, but in all three cases it would be nice if people knew that the collective reaction is likely to be "would you like to explain that for us?"

Randy Newman considers rewrite.

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Re: Phwoar thread redux
« Reply #18 on: March 14, 2021, 05:56:05 PM »
Not bothered. I know where the real grumble is if I want to have a fumble.

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Re: Phwoar thread redux
« Reply #19 on: March 14, 2021, 05:56:23 PM »

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Re: Phwoar thread redux
« Reply #20 on: March 14, 2021, 06:03:01 PM »
Phwoarta?

Re: Phwoar thread redux
« Reply #21 on: March 14, 2021, 06:05:38 PM »
I only check it for the articles.


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Re: Phwoar thread redux
« Reply #22 on: March 14, 2021, 06:07:30 PM »
-1'd. It's one of the few interesting threads in HS Art.

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Re: Phwoar thread redux
« Reply #23 on: March 14, 2021, 06:13:58 PM »
HS Art is boss, you lunatics.

rue the polywhirl

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Re: Phwoar thread redux
« Reply #24 on: March 14, 2021, 06:16:07 PM »
Don’t see why a thread sharing photos of photogenic people has to be problem and it’s effectively moderated as it is anyway. Last page of the thread has Jon Hamm, House and Wilson, Bob Odenkirk...

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Re: Phwoar thread redux
« Reply #25 on: March 14, 2021, 06:17:26 PM »
Besides, you ever read the rest of H.S. Art? It's fucking dire.
-1'd. It's one of the few interesting threads in HS Art.

Totally missing the point, nice

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Re: Phwoar thread redux
« Reply #26 on: March 14, 2021, 06:18:58 PM »
Totally missing the point, nice

What is point?

The Mollusk

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Re: Phwoar thread redux
« Reply #27 on: March 14, 2021, 06:19:24 PM »
"Here's my useless personal opinion on the state of the whole subforum, which completely overlooks the way someone who is not a man like me might feel about the existence of such a thread."

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Re: Phwoar thread redux
« Reply #28 on: March 14, 2021, 06:19:52 PM »
Just ditch it. You want wank-fodder? Whatever your tastes, there's plenty of it elsewhere.

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Re: Phwoar thread redux
« Reply #29 on: March 14, 2021, 06:26:32 PM »
"Here's my useless personal opinion on the state of the whole subforum, which completely overlooks the way someone who is not a man like me might feel about the existence of such a thread."

As opposed to 'Here's my useless personal opinion on a thread I never read'.

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