^ it's like that picture back in post #541
^ it's like that picture back in post #541
It's like stoking a fire
It's like adding spice to a recipe
It's like jerking off your sleeping boyfriend
We know all about baiting, don't we Pat?
This sounds about right.baiting
present participle of bait (Verb)
Deliberately annoy or taunt (someone): "the boys reveled in baiting him about his love of literature".
Torment (a trapped or restrained animal), esp. by allowing dogs to attack it.
Oh I see. When I first see that word I thought of fishing immediately, then I remembered this is a forum lol
Then I was like maybe it's somehow in a sexual context? Silly me
It can also be fishing, or sexual.
Anytime you throw out something enticing to try an catch something, it's "baiting".
It goes well with:
Cause (someone) to become hostile.
(of a substance) Act as an antagonist of (a substance or its action).
This is also a good one.taunting
present participle of taunt (Verb)
Provoke or challenge (someone) with insulting remarks: "students began taunting her about her weight".
Reproach (someone) with something in a contemptuous way: "she had taunted him with going to another man".
I only played one Zelda game when I was 5 I think. Haven't' played any since. But if using video games for example, I can imagine it being used on Sqauresoft's Chocobo's dungeon where you ran out of a shop not paying for the items when you know the Doom/ Shopkeeper will chase after you. Right?
When I get tired of JUB...you all will know. One day someone will think: hmmm...haven't seen Huntneo is ages! I don't feel the need to broadcast it.
I'll confess that I'm pretty sure there's a new sockpuppet active on the forums, but I'm not sure I care enough to do anything but add him/her/it to my ignore list.
Hmmm, ok, I get where you're coming from there and can't really find fault with it.
At the same time, I like that he said it. The fact of the matter is that this place does have sort of an oppressively bleak feel to it, and the more people who point it out the better, IMO.
I confess I'm wondering what new username tomba is going to use.
There's bleakness anywhere if you're looking for it. Is there a lot of crap that goes on? Sure...but there are a lot of interesting people and subjects that are chattered about and a sense of community still even after all these years. I don't have to agree with or love everyone here to appreciate there still is a lot more worth coming back for than not.
Jersey City waterfront/New York City JUB meet on September27/28... come to the Big Apple!!!!!!!!!
I saw Tombastep as a gentle soul. His love for animals especially impressed me. Did you all know that he worked with rescue animals?
I hope he comes back.
this is one of the few sites that i've been to that offers members the option to self delete. that is a privilege. that is unheard of for a site to give members the option to self delete. it's funny to see how much criticisms folks can come up about this site and this site is nowhere near as bad as folks are making it out to be. it's ridiculous. they should take the self delete option away because i think it's bullshit. this site is totally kick ass and all but this site is NOT that serious where that option needs to be around. if someone is tired of posting, all they simply have to do is not post, log off or to turn off the computer. it's NOT hard.
you know, sometimes, i think folks really don't need to self delete. this site is REALLY not that serious or for that matter, requires such an option to begin with. i think some of the members in here need to get a grip, get some discipline going on where they're like "i want to quit jub" as if it's a fucking part time job or something, come back down to earth and enjoy the place that jub is.
man, i don't care how annoyed, angry, upset and etc you get with this site. it says a whole lot if someone has to self delete. look @ jayden and jaysun. they didn't self delete. they just stopped coming. i give them props for doing that. you damn sure don't need to delete your screenname in order to stop coming. i refuse to believe that someone is that weak where they need to self delete because they let a message board really get to them like that. i would rather see someone have a meltdown like wanker, enchanted and just get banned instead. no offense to all you folks that self deleted but self deleting is some coward shit. it really is.
one thing about the closet/you don't have to hurry/it will be bad tomorrow/so brother, don't you worry
Someone in this room has unintentionally given away his real name. I don't exactly know how to approach this, without further breaching his privacy.
^That approach would seem too confrontational to the individual in question.
I suppose I could speak in riddles.
The individual in question had a flash of intuition, and dropped me a comment. I gave him the information.
It's actually really common on Facebook. There, you're less likely to see " think I'm going to delete my account" (although you do see it from time to time) than you are to see "I have too many friends - I'm going to be whittling my friend list down in the next day or two."
Dear GOD, do I hate that.
First off, was there ever a more "first world problem" than "I have too many friends on Facebook"? And even if this were really some sort of issue, how hard is it to tick off some boxes to either hide posts in your feed, or just remove some friends? But no - it always turns into some sort of bad reality show. As if to say "I'm going to be shortening my friend list. Will you make the cut? Are you a good enough friend to me to remain on my list of friends?" And the kicker is - some people fall for this. After the axe falls, they say "Whew - I made it!" or "I'm glad we're still friends."
I always figure this is a person I don't want to be friends with in any event. So whenever somebody on Facebook says something along these lines, I post "Let me give you a head start" and defriend them. And here's the thing - they invariably send me a friend request within the next 24 hours, with a note saying "No, silly, not YOU!"
Oh man Lex, you should have been in my network during the last election. All anyone was talking about was their culling process. And not just me or people who are ordinarily super-political, but a lot of normal people who started updates with "I ordinarily never get into political stuff but.."
It was rather glorious, everyone removing bigots left and right.
i'm not saying this to be funny or be silly BUT i swear technology is worse than money. it really brings out the worst in people.
one thing about the closet/you don't have to hurry/it will be bad tomorrow/so brother, don't you worry
Facebook isn't evil. It's a tool. Like a hammer or screwdriver. You can use a hammer to bash someone's skull in, or a screwdriver to stab someone in the eye. That just means you're not using the tool correctly.
Oddly, I didn't see much political bullshit during the election - it seems most of my conservative friends didn't think much of Romney. But now it's not truly a day unless I get at least three anti-gun-control posts, photos and memes.
To me it's a great way to keep tabs on people as they move around, change phone numbers or e-mail addresses and yet still be able to contact them without doing the old fashioned thing of having to try to call their mom or whatever and get their c urrent number. And a way to instantly send a message to one person or a lot of friends without having to dig through e-mail address books and hope they're all current.
There are people who get too invested with it or get into too much drama on it but that's 100% controllable and self-created.
I never found Tomba particularly annoying or fractious but certainly respect his choice to take a break if he isn't happy here on JUB.
The wise Borg suggested I google to find this 'bait' and 'jerk'
A person with a good memory can remember names of one's friends, so if that person should ever turn on you, he could find your friends and do a lot of damage, even if you yourself have unfriended and blocked him.
I deleted my Facebook profile for this reason.
Apropos the Mac fans--I guess I could call myself atypical in that fashion. I loved the Mac products circa 2003, but I have developed a certain level of disillusionment with them.
I still think Macs provide the most integrated platform by far, but it no longer has complete immunity to virus-protection as it did. (MacDefender, etc.) Besides, I see it as becoming the same kind of behemoth that Windows was in the 1990s.
I use Linux nowadays for most of my computing.
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Confession: I believe I have found the perfect fried-chicken recipe.
It took years of experimenting.
I'm actually literally terrified to deep fry foods.
I'm convinced that I'm going to set my kitchen on fire and burn the house down.
98% of everyone on my facebook are people I went to school with, worked with, or are related to. I don't know what kind of trouble any of them would start by trying to go behind my back and talk to my other friends, I don't add people like that.
I'm sorry Johann but I find that viewpoint a little paranoid. By the same logic we could say any of your real life friends, knowing who else you associate with, could backstab you.
I made a post in a confessions thread because that is what you're supposed to do here make a confession that would have a repercussion on your "reputation." What this thread has turned into sometimes is people using the confession to judge others.
I thought I made my problem clear, when I stated that the problem lies with me as well not just JUB. But let me make it even clearer as to why I have a huge problem when it comes to taking breaks or finally deciding not to return to this site. It is literally the only Gay Community I have ever had. I met my boyfriend of 8 years on here and I figure if I can meet a guy like him on here this place has worth when there are other individuals on here who I respect. I have made friends on here and I have met people, talked to them on the phone, etc. These people helped me out a lot as much as they might not think it or know it, these are great friends.
People on here criticize people for making an "announcement" or "spectacle" of leaving when I hardly did that. I could have very well just made a thread but I did not. There are people on here who care about other members and when they just randomly self delete or are just gone they're wondering where said person is, there is a thread dedicated to people leaving. I figured that maybe a little bit of an explanation on here would suffice for the people who actually found worth in me or what I said, but apparently it does not look like that.
Take this for what it is or what you will. An explanation, attention seeking, or a means to criticize me when I'm not around to defend myself. I really don't care and wanted to get this off my chest for the people who actually give a shit about the things I've said on here.
Tombastep I always liked you but making antoher name to come back and rebut things said since you guested your original name hardly jives with "I really don't care."
That's not an attack on you, but it's an observation that you do care more than your post is claiming.
I could abuse Facebook myself. I had a man at work who made fun of me to my face, you know--the wrist-flipping, etc. Let's call him Richard Roe.
Later on, I befriended an openly gay man. Let's call him James Doe.
James Doe confided in me that he and Richard Roe had had an affair. So our Richard Roe, who'd given me such a hard time about my own sexuality, was swallowing sperm at the local bathhouse. Hah!
I found Richard Roe's profile on Facebook--through James Doe's profile. Richard Roe's profile says that he's straight, Christian, and involved with a woman.
Do you have any idea how vicious I could have become? I could have dropped a nasty little note to his girlfriend,"Do you realize that your boyfriend's bisexual, and swallows cum at the local gay bathhouse?"
I could have done significant damage to his life.
At the end, however, I chose the high road, and have kept my mouth shut.But I could have destroyed him.
funny thing I found out recently... it seems like if you get a Facebook message from someone who's not your friend, it usually gets flagged as spam and dropped into a folder that most people don't even know exists.
I actually HAVE had somebody do this. They hit up my friends on Facebook (and back in the day, Myspace) and told them that I was bad news. That the only people who get anywhere professionally have to take a tumble on my "casting couch", if you will. (The story changes between "You have to suck Lex's cock to get anywhere with him" and "You have to let Lex suck your cock to get anywhere with him.") And that I've threatened to personally destroy anybody who not just tries to work against that, but who goes to anybody else for help.
My stock response was "I really wish the first part was true, because then roughly 300 people would owe me blowjobs. And I'm unclear how I'd be able to 'destroy' anybody, although you might find that me withholding said blowjobs would be pretty devastating." Everybody laughed, nobody took those comments seriously, and life went on.
a) You don't have to let anyone on Facebook mingle with anyone else you know on facebook. You can put friends in different categories so they don't even see each other's existence or posts on your profile.
b) This could just as easily happen in real life with anyone you know who knows other people you work with/interact with.
I guess what I'm saying is... facebook for most people is a collection of people they do know in real life. In fact for many users that's all they have on their facebook, and even then a whole lot of people won't add just anyone. You can set your entire friends list to be invisible. You can set your entire existence on facebook to be invisible and require a link from the owner to even find it.
Of course there's risk but there is, imho, no risk on there you're not aware of at the time you decide to add someone, and plenty of security options to limit the damage anyone you don't know or trust very well can do.
No, that's just it. I'm aware that it happens - as I said, it DID happen to me. But it could've happened just as easy in real life - Facebook just made it easier for them to find all sorts of people I interact with. But I don't think that's much of a reason not to use it. I handled this horrible issue with a two sentence paragraph, which took me about 60 seconds to draft and type. No big deal.
Some people just need to be knocked down a few pegs [or the entire ladder] to realize that they are not better than everyone else.
I didn't mean to rant at such length about it, except that I think the paranoia about what it can be used for is predicated mostly on not fully understanding all the options that exist to be very very private-- to ridiculous degrees, if one wishes. But ultimately you can "not add" anyone you don't want to, and that alone should solve 90% of it.