but a humble cup of coffee, sometimes i create and sometimes its good. she/they
Where do you stand on the latest waterfall discourse?
Just posted the short version of what i think, and unless you wanna ask about specifics its the best ive got cause its the day after my birthday and i cant and wont get myself heated over this
Feel free to come into my askbox off anon, or at the very least with a direct question, and ill give you a more direct answer
I've sent you 75 bucks before and I'll send you 75 bucks again bitch (gimme a couple days if you're able to hold out that long)
look into my soulless emoji eyes
Do Not Worry About Sending Me Money
the amount im short for my rent is beyond what i could get through donations, so dont worry about it
tipsy ama: recount one of the happiest moments in yr life... i need that positivity rn
hmm........... imma be honest not much of my life was happy so im not the best person to ask for this
when i was in high school we lived by a river and i loved walking along the bank with my dog scooby. in summer it was super peaceful; dappled sunshine, cool breeze coming off the water, scoobs sniffing at everything he could get his nose into... it was pretty nice
I for one would love to hear your thoughts
before i go into anything else, let me be clear that being able to curate your online experience by blocking/blacklisting/etc is practically essential on social sites for them to be viable to a large and active userbase, and waterfall having a comprehensive block function makes it more appealing, not less.
i think most of the discourse has stemmed from @thellere making this logical fallacy regarding the block function, and how it effects new users and their desire to stay 👇
i will concede that maybe its just me and the circles i run in but this isnt just waterfall behavior, blocking/blacklisting is widely accepted to do on every single social site ive been on. while i agree that being blocked can be disheartening, i sincerely doubt its the main reason why some people decide to leave because its not a new or exclusive experience. some of the reasons ive heard for leaving is lack of an app, no customization (like blog themes), etc, but not because of being blocked.
with all that said, ive never blocked anyone or blacklisted anything, but i understand the need for it. thats why when i tell people about waterfall i list its comprehensive blocking as a major feature, cause so many sites fail to properly impliment it, and that is a major failing of theirs.
of course content curation is the simplest way a block can be used, its also utilized for a users comfort and mental well being. in that case you dont really need a concrete reason to block, maybe its just a bad feeling, but maybe this other user reminds you of a previous abusive relationship, and whether its rational or not doesnt matter cause blocking them helps you feel secure.
tldr; blocking is good, actually
tbh im gonna disagree that people are being polite because some of the stuff folks are saying in tags about thell and the screenshotting stuff from discord that he said to take it out of context absolutely screams rancid tumblr vibes honestly
then ill amend my statement and say that everyone is relatively polite
i know youre having flashbacks cause of the tone of some of the posts but let me make myself clear about my thoughts on this, conflict in and of itself is NOT toxic
the only thing ive seen in the tags about thell is that his opinion is rediculous, and that seemed to be in response to his dismissive tone
and know what screenshot youre talking about, and i agree it was taken out of context and in poor taste, but the post itself is increadibly tame and seemed to be more to show people who arent in the discord whats being said, especially since the poster added the context after.
i know its not 100% cordial but people have strong opinions about this issue and as long as theres no accusations or name calling i consider it polite cause ive seen way, waaaaaay worse
You're totally right lol. Like even the people I don't agree with, I do understand their points. And the people who have disagreed with me have been nothing but polite. I feel like a lot of us even kind of feel the same way tbh just with slightly different views
thats what it looks like tbh, honest discussion about an issue people are passionate about is cool to see 👌
#blocking discourse #espesh since people tend to immediately polarize and 'if you dont agree with me youre wrong and STUPID' over topics #and to clarify im not talking about topics like human rights or exclusionary rhetoric #cause it can be understandably hard to remain calm and polite in those situations #Anonymous7 notes
how did you get the cup of coffee on your icon? i only now just noticed it wasn't part of the profile picture lol
its a badge!!
thell gave it to me firstly cause hes awesome and, maybe?? cause ive actively been here a long ass time but that second ones just a guess
What do you mean when you say you hate "fandom police"?
you know anon, i had completely forgotten i had that written in my about?? i joined waterfall about a year ago and slapped that in because back then (to my understanding) fandom police were people who attacked others for arbitrary fandom reasons like not shipping the same ship, liking a problematic/cringy character, having different headcanons, ect, when calling someone fandom police meant "grow up and stay in your own lane, let people have fun"
and tbh i should probably take it out cause through my peripheral use of twitter im pretty sure?? nastys are using it to justify their grooming incest/pedo ships by accusing anybody who doesnt like it as being fandom police???
so yeah ill probably take it off lmao thanks for reminding me 👌
☕️ thoughts on wf and itts staff?
despite it being in its infancy (and kinda because of it?) waterfall is my favorite replacement for tumblr.
it still needs a lot of improvement but the potential the site has is incredible. especially considering how much thell has accomplished working on it basically by himself in a year. the staff is connected and responsive to the community, so you really feel like your voice is heard which is practically non-existent on other social sites.
so over all im really happy with both 👍👍❤
psst check ur kofi coffee I wanna make sure it went through
WHO ARE YOU I JUST WANNA TALK???????????