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Author Topic: A look at the dark side  (Read 2130 times)

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Offline Peter Staley

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A look at the dark side
« on: October 06, 2008, 07:41:02 PM »
Ever imagine what these forums would be like if we didn't moderate them (including Time-Outs and Bannings)?

Well, you don't have to imagine.  For the first time in years, I just had a look at the TheBody.com's forums.  Check out this lovely thread.

Offline Moffie65

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Re: A look at the dark side
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2008, 07:49:08 PM »
What a train wreck!
The Bible contains 6 admonishments to homosexuals,
and 362 to heterosexuals.
This doesn't mean that God doesn't love heterosexuals,
It's just that they need more supervision.
Lynn Lavne

Offline Dachshund

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Re: A look at the dark side
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2008, 07:52:35 PM »
I rest my case.

Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: A look at the dark side
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2008, 08:12:07 PM »
I'm only a few posts into that linked thread but (and I may be incorrect) I'm detecting a bit of hypocrisy.
"Iíve slept with enough men to know that Iím not gay"

Offline Peter Staley

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Re: A look at the dark side
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2008, 08:35:22 PM »
I'm only a few posts into that linked thread but (and I may be incorrect) I'm detecting a bit of hypocrisy.

??

Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: A look at the dark side
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2008, 08:39:22 PM »
??

Well, it kind of pre-dates my tenure on this august message board, but aren't those people responding to the OP in that thread the same people who once stomped off of here claiming that everyone was nasty and mean?  Yet there they are being about as nasty as I've seen on the internet.  Certainly worse than here as we're moderated.

Just seems to reek of hypocrisy, hence my comment.
"Iíve slept with enough men to know that Iím not gay"

Offline Peter Staley

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Re: A look at the dark side
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2008, 08:42:13 PM »
Ah.  Got it.  Agreed.

Offline Basquo

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Re: A look at the dark side
« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2008, 09:03:43 PM »
"Dark Side," indeed.  What a shit-storm.

Offline allopathicholistic

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Re: A look at the dark side
« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2008, 09:20:20 PM »
the start of "page 3" is horrendous. i guess there's a lot of "aids rage" out there  :-\

Offline skeebo1969

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Re: A look at the dark side
« Reply #9 on: October 07, 2008, 08:20:42 AM »


   I remember shortly after I was diagnosed the guy in that thread by the name of ScottCharles directed me here to Aidsmeds .  I quit going to theBody after I came across some drug dealer's thread about how he was infected behind a corner store by some hooker.   It was pretty graphic to say the least.
I despise the song Love is in the Air, you should too.

Offline weasel

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Re: A look at the dark side
« Reply #10 on: October 07, 2008, 10:40:02 AM »
thank you Peter ,

                          I needed to READ that thread !

                        Often I have wondered why you guys have such a strong leash

                        on us !

                       BUT THAT THREAD IS BEYOND HELPING ANYONE !

                      I do read articles on  THE BODY , but rarely ever get to the forums .

                      I do NOT feel THAT would make ME feel better ,
                      AIDS . MEDS  TENDS  to bring hope to my life , a form of NORMALCY .
                     


                                                                 THANKS FOR A GREAT PLACE TO COME TO !

                                                                                          KARL

                     
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Offline Joe K

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Re: A look at the dark side
« Reply #11 on: October 07, 2008, 11:45:53 AM »
Why would anyone want to be part of that community?  Some of them sound like our worst enemies and many of their criticisms are down right evil.  I also agree with the hypocrisy angle, as some of those posters sent me horrendous PMs when they were here.  However, what was most disturbing is the slam on this site, where we have the same goal: helping the HIV community.  I do not know how anyone, could see that thread as being supportive of the HIV community.

Offline Oceanbeach

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Re: A look at the dark side
« Reply #12 on: October 07, 2008, 11:49:44 AM »
I have never read The Body before but someone told me about it once saying, "it was a place of education and  information".  What a lovely thread  ;D  Have the best day
Michael

Offline dixieman

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Re: A look at the dark side
« Reply #13 on: October 07, 2008, 12:09:15 PM »
Very Interesting!...

Offline Alain

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Re: A look at the dark side
« Reply #14 on: October 07, 2008, 12:13:49 PM »
Not only at dark side; but a very sad one.

Aren't we all in this together?

As for the name calling. ::)


Offline skeebo1969

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Re: A look at the dark side
« Reply #15 on: October 07, 2008, 01:19:55 PM »


    Don't want to mention any names from that thread but someone seems a little bitter about their feelings concerning Aidsmeds.   
I despise the song Love is in the Air, you should too.

Offline HopeandCope

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Re: A look at the dark side
« Reply #16 on: October 07, 2008, 01:58:49 PM »
When I first found out about my son, I went to The Body and its forums but quite honestly the posters were pretty intense, insulting and scary....   

Why the crack about AidsMeds Forum on page three?  The moderators are good and as patient as you can be with some posters and very informative without being condenscending.... 

Yeeks!!!!!  Dark Side is right!
Jude
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A Safe Place for Families & Friends of HIV+ People
http://hopeandcope.blogspot.com/

 


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