Post about your Pear Wigglers here!

Discussion in 'That's So Meta!' started by rigorist, Apr 9, 2017.

  1. rigorist

    rigorist On the beach

    So, you had a post sent to Gay Baby Jail? Post about it here where we can all all see.

    ETA: Don't just c&p the post in Gay Baby Jail--that would be stupid.
    Last edited: Apr 9, 2017
  2. palindromordnilap

    palindromordnilap Well-Known Member

    Dude, this is an internet forum. If we're turning into Literal Actual Totalitarian Fascists, you can just, you know.
  3. Snitchanon

    Snitchanon What's a mod to a nonbeliever.

    • Informative x 9
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  4. seebs

    seebs Benevolent Dictator

    So, the idea is basically sound, but... Consider that some of the issue is things like, say, "suicide-baiting". Things where the entire point of removing the posts is that there's a substantial population of people who very much want the posts not to be visible because they'll be super upsetting.

    Like, I get the basic idea, but if we're removing posts that say horrible things about or to people, and then the posts just show up here again anyway, that's not really helping much.

    If you've got ideas for how to provide better transparency on this without requiring that everyone reading the forum be willing to be exposed to anything and everything at any time because hiding things is thoughtcrime, I would be interested.
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  5. context-free anon

    context-free anon Well-Known Member

    i didn't have a post sent to gay baby jail but imma post here anyway
  6. Birdy

    Birdy so long

    I'm still mad at seebs for petty reasons and made a petty post about it which got pear wiggled and I expected it to be pear wiggled so I'm fine with it

    Guess I've Been Brainwashed
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  7. Chiomi

    Chiomi Master of Disaster

    mine said '123 science' and i feel very silenced

    (also ftr I think this thread is a terrible idea for pretty much the reasons Seebs said)
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  8. seebs

    seebs Benevolent Dictator

    I dunno if you noticed, but I actually did reply to the question eventually.
  9. rigorist

    rigorist On the beach

    Notice that the actual post said, "post about" your Pear Wigglers.

    As a good will gesture, I shall update the thread title to make that clear.
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  10. Birdy

    Birdy so long

    I did notice, and thank you for that. I'm avoiding making assmad posts in the hidden forum as an exercise in restraint
  11. swirlingflight

    swirlingflight inane analysis and story spinning is my passion

    Having the summaries inside this thread means they're accessible but demarcated. Reduces chance of anybody stumbling accidentally on painful thing, provides space for people to communicate about the thing. This seems like a good idea to test out.
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  12. Fucker

    Fucker Well-Known Member

    What the fuck is pear wriggle
  13. swirlingflight

    swirlingflight inane analysis and story spinning is my passion

    A Tumblr joke. The image that Snitch posted is the inspirational image, a depiction of pears being damaged in transit. Someone replied to this image with "bad and naughty children get put in The Pear Wiggler to atone for their crimes." It's a bizarre and jokey term for confinement.
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  14. Fucker

    Fucker Well-Known Member

    I kno

    But what does it mean in kinsugyu
  15. Saro

    Saro Where is wizard hut

    "Naughty posts" of various kinds get put into the Pear Wiggler subforum, I think.
  16. swirlingflight

    swirlingflight inane analysis and story spinning is my passion

    It's where deleted posts go.
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  17. Ana Nimus

    Ana Nimus Well-Known Member

    Ideal interpretation: posts that exist only to harm others, mostly suicide baiting and threats
    Cynical interpretation: posts mods don't like, posts that stray too far from the party line
    How it's actually used: somewhere in between those two
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  18. Chiomi

    Chiomi Master of Disaster

    At this point fully a third of the threads in the Pear Wiggler are science to see if it works like it should.
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  19. i put a couple verses of bo burnham's "kill yourself" through the crytype-ifier to see if they'd still be naughty

    they got wiggled
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  20. unknownanonymous

    unknownanonymous i am inimitable, i am an original|18+

    not everyone knows the lyrics to that song, and if you crytype-ify them, i suspect it becomes impossible to recognize that they are the lyrics to that song if you haven't heard it before. and without being aware of that context, the lyrics end up appearing to be suicide baiting, even though they aren't meant that way.
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