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What's something you don't like about SW?

Someone calling me her favourite friend has me blocked. I just noticed it. Lol. No reason, no warning.
I've never had such shit going on in any other area of my life.
SW User
I think we need a map to show who's with who or been with who. Like an incestuous family tree
SW User
[@1115909,Notladylike] Yep!
[@1115909,Notladylike] it's TRUE you are very suspicious 🕵️‍♂️
Incognitochick · 41-45, F
[@949508,V00dooCakeNinja] brilliant!
RopinTexan · 31-35, M
Probably just the fact that it isn't EP, which SW is supposed to be replacing. I get that it's not going to be identical since it is a different site, but I think they should strive to make it more similar. I dislike the lack of focus on experience groups that EP had. SW just kind of allows anyone to post anything anywhere, and the group where it's posted is nearly irrelevant. The name of the group is just in tiny text in the bottom right, and anyone can see what you posted, whether you're in the group or not. At EP, only people in that group could see what you posted, which encouraged a stronger focus on groups, which in turn fostered a stronger sense of community based on common interests and experiences.
So true.[@1102251,RopinTexan]
Nomoretomorrow · 41-45, M
[@1102251,RopinTexan] I agree. The focus on subject matter led to in depth explorations of subjects and experiences and deeper connections between people with shared experiences or opinions on EP. The lack of focus here has led to most conversations being simple and shallow and there is no feeling of connectivity to others. This could possibly be why there appears to be more trolling and unpleasantness here too. I found EP to be a very supportive place where you could help others or find help and support for anything from deep emotional problems and spiritual questions to gardening tips. There seemed to be a lot more maturity on EP, again possibly due to the focus on subjects attracting those with a deep interest in or curiosity about the topic that's sadly lacking here.
Incognitochick · 41-45, F
[@1102251,RopinTexan] I miss EP a lot. This is shite by comparison. For all of the above reasons
LeaDhelani · 18-21, F
Disgusting posts and unwanted PM's about children and minors. Couldn't care less who blocks me, they probably have their reasons
Degbeme · 61-69, M
[@329653,RubySoo] I was looking for this Ruby. Thank you.


[@1178602,LeaDhelani] This one.


https://similarworlds.com/8669038-I-Hate-Pedos/3454867-Lets-take-a-stand-against-SW-pedophiles
Ambroseguy80 · 51-55, M
[@1178602,LeaDhelani] https://similarworlds.com/8669038-I-Hate-Pedos/3454867-Lets-take-a-stand-against-SW-pedophiles
Becksta · 36-40
[@1178602,LeaDhelani] No, that's the group that reports them and gets something done about them.

It would be nice to group all of the pedophiles together but they won't join a group calling them what they are.
SW User
People on here are fake asf 🥴 they become your friends and then flip out on you or stop talking to you 🥱 that's why I don't bother making friends here

I told a guy I had a crush on him and he would pick and make fun of my feelings so I got mad and he threatened to "expose" me with screenshots of our conversations which I don't know what our conversations would be exposing but it really hurt too because on call I had called him crying and told him something that happened and he flipped out on me 🥴❤ so that traumatized me and scared me to come on here since he is well liked and I didnt want people to harass me


This place does get to me sometimes 🥲 I'll admit that
SW User
[@428450,MaterialGirlCx] That sounds hard to go through. I'm so sorry that happened. I understand it getting to you.
KuroNeko · 41-45, F
[@428450,MaterialGirlCx] I've had people share screenshots of conversations before too. Not just here either. I'm really careful what I say because you never know what someone will be like if you fall out. It's a shitty thing to resort to.
PerthSurfer · 46-50, M
[@428450,MaterialGirlCx] A lot of people can be really cruel and not care about other people's feelings. I think it's worse when you felt you could trust them and you open up to them, then they hurt you.
summersong · F
So much judgment, gossip, backstabbing and popularity contests, and the number of people who turn it into a competition for attention instead of letting everyone else do their thing.
Lilymoon · 46-50, F
[@334441,summersong] ☝️ yep
SW User
[@334441,summersong] That's certainly something that adds to toxicity, people competing for what exactly is not quite clear.
Internet pettiness is so strange to me.

When I read about cliques, enemies and gossip [i]here[/i], on [i]this[/i] site, I just kind of chuckle to myself, because who tf has that kind of time?!

Humans can ruin anything.

This should be a general safe space, no?

Sorry you were blocked.

There are some rational, sound adults here who're pretty emotionally mature and trustworthy to the extent one can be online.

I wish you luck in meeting many more of them.
SW User
[@843795,AnonymouslyYours] I am beginning to remember why I ghosted this place, lol. Being blocked isnt the worst thing but there is a whole side of darkness in a place like this.
bookerdana · M
I think it was a big mistake to toss the longer form stories into the Qna feed where most just want a meme or something simple.
People here are much less likely to contact you or have a desire to know you..not SWs fault butt its true

As for the block thing most that have blocked me are the chaff,not the wheat..a woman demanding to know where her Christmas "prezzie was";I do all my gifted on one day. I only have about 20 blocks so she merely prevented me from upping that number by one...I don't need shallow phonies,frankly
Magenta · F
[@335376,bookerdana] Totally agree! I hate that there is no separation now. It feels like one big messy school playground full of a lot of gunk. It was detrimental for good quality stories and poems. [@1,Andrew] said he may have a fix for it. Hopefully soon!
Magenta · F
[@44604,Aidolovemostofyourthoughts] [quote]the TL; DR seems to be what people are infected with now. Everything needs to be condensed and hold someones interest in 2 seconds flat, lol. They've already moved on to the next thing while doing a current thing. Always on a look out for a quickie distraction.[/quote]
So very true. And I find that sad yet pathetic all at the same time.
SW User
[@1173,Magenta] That it is. In a world where isolation and depression are very rife, people seem to be enabling it further by their ways.
1) Everyone sees everything. It's very hard to connect with like minded people because they get lost in the crowd. Their posts are shouted over with spam.

2) Time limited content in feed. Everything older than a few days won't load. So let's say if I wanted to set my feed to my groups only and wanted to keep only a few groups it wouldn't help me because only recent posts will be shown.

[@472983,CrazyMusicLover] Yeah this. And some just sit and watch the recent activity and all the commenting and make judgments and assumptions bout others. It just promotes stalking behavior.
[@1141631,Darkjava] And sadly, I caught myself doing this too..Then I stop and think what the hell I am doing with my life. What else is there to do than watching recent activity when nothing older shows in the feed anyway? Well, you can search topics through the search box but even then you write something on an older story and somebody will start bleating that you comment on things from the past. 🙄
[@472983,CrazyMusicLover] Lolz Yeah I hear ya. I caught myself doing it too. It'a a crappy feature, total waste of time and does nothing to promote positivity community
BlueVeins · 18-21, M
-low population
-no games
-lots o' creeps & weirdos

i'm sorry for your loss, that's really cruel 😔
SW User
[@4199,BlueVeins] Thank you. I would have appreciated a word from her but it is what it is.
Keepitsimple · 51-55, F
The quality of people
Harmonium1923 · 51-55, M
[@11509,Keepitsimple] 😞
Magenta · F
[@11509,Keepitsimple] Indeed.
Deadteddybear · 26-30
I don’t like people who pick on you for no apparent reason. I blocked a dude this week who would always reply to my comments on other’s posts with something controversial/demeaning. I only accept bullying from my friends because I know they’re just kidding. ♥️
SW User
[@1022127,Deadteddybear] Yeah, I don't get people who just pull shit because they can.
SW User
The fact that I’ve been blocked for asking harmless questions. Get it together.
SW User
[@3557,PuckyTheFriendlyTroll] yes 😔 and it is somewhat scary on first look
TurtlePink · 22-25, F
[@3557,PuckyTheFriendlyTroll] I always found it to look beautiful it looks so much different than like how we write.
TurtlePink · 22-25, F
[@1182547,johndoe1994] yell at me in Arabic using that vocaroo voice thingy website
Magenta · F
*smh* I never have either, never in my RL.

I dislike the condescending lectures some give on others responses..
SW User
[@1173,Magenta] Lol I hope I never get condescending. Sometimes I do share my opinions and it can come across wrongly.
Magenta · F
[@44604,Aidolovemostofyourthoughts] I understand. But no, I always enjoy your wisdom.
SW User
[@1173,Magenta] Thank you. ❤️
It has brought out the worst in me at times, but has also been inspirational to me at times. I am trying to be more positive and edifying towards my fellow sweeps, and I am willing to admit my character defects and to, at least, make each proceeding day a bit more positive than the previous.
"One step and then the next gets us where we're going."
"If you are tripping over what's behind you, you are walking backwards."
[@526179,TurtlePink] Yeah....I know, but once in a while I will run into some old post of mine that makes me surprised I haven't had any US Government SUV's in my yard! Damn! or even......Dayum!
TurtlePink · 22-25, F
[@3557,PuckyTheFriendlyTroll] lol what you be saying?
[@526179,TurtlePink] I have posted very controversial and inflammatory things!
seeandhear · M
I'm sorry for what happened to you. It's confusing and frustrating.

The only problem(s) I have with SW will be the same with other places real or virtual - people. Any place, organization, nation, neighborhood, yada yada yada is only as good as the people involved.

For the benefit of those who possibly misunderstood what I just said I will take this opportunity to say people also make SW a wonderful place.
seeandhear · M
[@44604,Aidolovemostofyourthoughts] You're welcome, and I can't tell you how wonderful it to see you again. 😊
SW User
[@485959,seeandhear] You're always a gentleman. Thank you!
seeandhear · M
[@44604,Aidolovemostofyourthoughts] Your kind words humble me. I Thank YOU!
The childishness, paranoia, accusations, arguing, and making judgments about other users. It's like we reverted to kindergarten again
SW User
[@1141631,Darkjava] Maybe, maaaaybe its the inner child playing truant.
Lilymoon · 46-50, F
Welcome to the cuckoo's nest. People are strange. 🤷‍♀️
[@1141547,Lillymoon]
[youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJY8jJkDoMY]
Lilymoon · 46-50, F
[@3557,PuckyTheFriendlyTroll] that's it lmao
Lilymoon · 46-50, F
[@44604,Aidolovemostofyourthoughts] it's a bit strange to say the least haha
SW User
That’s confusing..when did she call you her favourite friend?
SW User
[@1177352,Ingwavu] She always has. And when I returned a couple of days ago, she was on about it too. Lol. So weird.
SW User
[@44604,Aidolovemostofyourthoughts] very odd.
That its not experience project....
SW User
[@74973,FireFTW] Elaborate why?
[@44604,Aidolovemostofyourthoughts] Idk if there was a magic in the air but I found some really great friends and community on EP....I am still struggling with SW....just doesn't resonate some days and not as fun. But I may have just been on at the perfect "peak" times when the screen party was raging😎
SW User
I'd like to eliminate blocking. Even though I've blocked 200 users. Lol. Eliminating it would get rid of a lot of the drama here.

Or maybe when you block someone you have to provide a reason that's at least 100 characters and the blocked person can see the reason. 🤔
SW User
[@731023,KaiTheHuman] Blocking is fine and sometimes necessary. It is when it gets petty that the mind boggles.
Freeranger · M
I've found here, that, the craven amongst us can't articulate anything beyond their collective aerola's and dicks. And well, just to qualify myself, I love aerolas, but I'm not ruled [i]by[/i] them or their attachments.
You don't have to have been the one that did something......period. It's....just that you exist sometimes. There's no rhyme or reason, right or wrong, we sometimes get blocked on a whim, and, when we are, you have to shrug it off and look to find better clientele. As an aside to all that, I also understand the brief pain that goes with being insulted that you're blocked due to know unknown reason......but.....it happens.
Recover, look around.....find better people to associate yourself with. They actually exist here.
SW User
[@841884,Freeranger] Thank you for that. Made sense.
keeper · 41-45, M
Yeah - plenty of 👻's and lack of good communicators on here.
keeper · 41-45, M
[@44604,Aidolovemostofyourthoughts] that woulda been twice in a week! 😲
SW User
[@773924,keeper] Maybe I deserved the block. Thank you for making me see this. 🤣
keeper · 41-45, M
[@44604,Aidolovemostofyourthoughts] highly doubtful 😉
Dusty101 · 46-50, F
I don't like sw users not telling the truth. If I don't like someone, I hate when they pretend to me they don't like the person either, and then I see them chatting...
I don't give a fook if they are friends I'm not 5.
I just wish they wouldn't lie!
Ffs! I'm nearly 50..i can handle that sort of truth since I was 15!😂
SW User
[@572340,Dusty101] 🤣 Some weird stuff goes on down here.
Dusty101 · 46-50, F
[@44604,Aidolovemostofyourthoughts] or here's another... They say they've blocked someone.. And they say they never unblock! Like they mean this.. Like it's fooking gospel! [b]"I NEVER UNBLOCK"[/b] then 5 mins later they're besties again...
I don't know if I dislike it or find it absolutely hilarious! 😂😂😂
SW User
[@572340,Dusty101] 🤣
Hoodski · 31-35, M
Not many here seem to want to actually talk and build relationships
SW User
[@756559,Hoodski] Neither do I anymore. But there is civility and then there is pettiness.
IssaJoke · C
I don't like that I am banned hahaha
SW User
[@1041230,AnnaOof] You get banned? Why?
IssaJoke · C
[@44604,Aidolovemostofyourthoughts] exposing catfish
IssaJoke · C
[@44604,Aidolovemostofyourthoughts] A user I used to be close to
CosmicWildflower · 41-45
The people I wished I'd [b]never[/b] met
Azlotto · M
The Kool-aid tastes strange.
PerthSurfer · 46-50, M
Some days i'd really like to just see posts that aren't about sex as it can add stress to my life that i'm working to avoid. Yes some people block for no reasons.
SW User
[@557074,PerthSurfer] There is an awful lot of sex, sexual, sexual innuendos and nudity. I think the absence of that also made EP a better experience for me.
PerthSurfer · 46-50, M
[@44604,Aidolovemostofyourthoughts] I agree, it's like walking through the desert and every one you're with keeps talking about water and after a while you're like, yeah i know i'm thirsty too, i'm sure we'll find an oasis eventually but can we talk about something else for a while?
SW User
[@557074,PerthSurfer] 🤣
That once any user leaves, their posts also goes with them. This must change. I loved many posts by many users which can't be seen now.

How about you?
SW User
[@24735,Silentspectator] I've already said mine in details of the qn.
[@44604,Aidolovemostofyourthoughts] Their loss or perhaps no body's loss, no body's gain. Situation neutralized to move on.
MissGaga · 26-30, F
lol you are making friends with the wrong people. I really like seeing you on here

*turns around and blocks the hell outta her*
SW User
[@4367,MissGaga] 🤣
Random blocking
SW User
[@1098989,Donotfolowme] You just know how to take care of you!
[@44604,Aidolovemostofyourthoughts] for the most part 😉
SW User
[@1098989,Donotfolowme] I like!
CheshireCatalyst · 36-40, M
That's the hardest part for me. I like to know the why and the how in my life, so when people I love block me out of the blue it takes me a while to get past it. We're probably supposed to not care right? But that sounds inhuman to me.
SW User
[@337880,CheshireCatalyst] I'm very blunt yeah? I'm not going to flatter and suck up, I speak my mind.
And the other one is they can't understand why other people like me.
Those are the 2 I know, maybe there are more.
CheshireCatalyst · 36-40, M
[@44604,Aidolovemostofyourthoughts] if you've ever been blunt it's done with kindness. The other one I'm completely baffled by.
SW User
[@337880,CheshireCatalyst] Indeed but its not always received so. You see me more clearly than many.
Raine · F
There are silly little groups of people on here that are friends one day and then fall out and be unkind
SW User
[@490299,Raine] It's so weird, lol. That never happens in real.
Longpatrol · 26-30, M
omfg you're back! 🎉🎉
Longpatrol · 26-30, M
yep! and yourself? [@44604,Aidolovemostofyourthoughts]
SW User
[@645510,Longpatrol] I'm doing very well. Thank you.
Longpatrol · 26-30, M
good to hear 🙂[@44604,Aidolovemostofyourthoughts]
nedkelly · M
Somedays it like you need surgery to remove all of the knifes in your back
smiler2012 · 56-60, M
[@5946,nedkelly] not here ned i love our banter and piss take with you and nimby and no offence ever meant
SW User
[@5946,nedkelly] LOL that sounds apt.
PatheticZombieClown · 46-50, M
🤔 Guess that sometimes it feels like walking on eggshells here...
SW User
[@961154,PatheticZombieClown] I didnt even know they were there. I mean I've literally just returned.
Deadteddybear · 26-30
[@44604,Aidolovemostofyourthoughts] Maybe she got pissed that you left 😂
SW User
Missed you, people here are quite special! I mean that in more than just one way.
[@885950,Theonewhochirps] 😆 As in short bus vs warp drive!
nedkelly · M
Rule 1 - be carful

Rule 2 - refer to rule one
smiler2012 · 56-60, M
[@5946,nedkelly] 🤫 you forgot rule three ned BEWARE OF SCOUSERS 😆
nedkelly · M
[@3749,smiler2012] That was Rule 3 - but as usual the scousers stole it
SW User
[@5946,nedkelly] You are not wrong.
Tres13 · 51-55, M
Tuff talking people
SW User
[@476434,Tres13] How so?
Adroit · 31-35, M
Weird, I can’t imagine you offending anyone 😅

I would say the amount of politics and the repetitive substanceless posting that might be attention seeking (I try not to judge though).
SW User
[@1182629,Adroit] Oh I can offend, not intentionally but I seem to have a way about me that people can get offended by. Aka bluntness.
But this time I havent even had enough time to offend anyone yet.🤣
Adroit · 31-35, M
[@44604,Aidolovemostofyourthoughts] yah not everyone can appreciate that trait. I can be that way as well so I’m picking up what you’re putting down haha
TurtlePink · 22-25, F
I just wanna be admin 😩😩
KuroNeko · 41-45, F
I guess the favourite changes weekly.

Hm idk maybe the people who ask questions and then get really pissy if you don't answer in the style and opinion that they were searching for.
SW User
[@1095867,KuroNeko] Lol she has been saying it for years. I don't know if she has previously blocked me and unblocked me. That is a huge possibility. I just happened to notice it today.
KuroNeko · 41-45, F
[@44604,Aidolovemostofyourthoughts] People are fickle. I noticed recently that someone blocked me that I used to get on just fine with. I suspect they fell out with someone I associate with here. But who knows 🤷‍♀️
Degbeme · 61-69, M
Well that sucks. :(
Becksta · 36-40
When people just have to have the last word before they block you - but you have no way to see what they said or defend yourself because, hey, you're blocked!!! 😡
SW User
[@421598,Becksta] 🤣 I remember doing that to someone when I was so upset. But its not a general thing for me.
Becksta · 36-40
[@44604,Aidolovemostofyourthoughts] I just sit there, like:- "Hey, Bish, it mattered so much that you had to sit there and type it out - why not be a bad bish and let me read and respond to it???

In my case, it's usually a not so nice bit of fan mail for me anyway and I deserve the chance to fight my corner with their friends when that happens.
SweetMae · 61-69, F
That's no fun.
Peapod · 56-60, F
I would love to just be able to block a post from my newsfeed without blocking or muting the person.

I'm sorry about your friend. That would be hurtful to me as well.
SW User
[@711251,Peapod] Thanks.
SW User
[@1182809,SmellyBot] 👍
Pfuzylogic · M
Welcome back to SW, once you think you know the place it gets a little stranger.
MARTAisback · 18-21, F
[@3118,Pfuzylogic] 👀
Pfuzylogic · M
[@1057070,MARTAisback]
stranger danger...it is real!
SirBenedictTheSecond · 18-21, M
People trying to destroy me.
SirBenedictTheSecond · 18-21, M
[@44604,Aidolovemostofyourthoughts] Weirdos online, you should see my inbox with men older than my dad trying to talk to me 🧐.
SW User
[@1182042,SirBenedictTheSecond] Isnt there a setting on here where you can choose not to have messages from certain age groups?
SirBenedictTheSecond · 18-21, M
[@44604,Aidolovemostofyourthoughts] There must be!
ImplodingVoices · 41-45, F
Perhaps it was an accident. I hear accidental blocking is a thing.... Somehow.
SW User
[@864112,ImplodingVoices] Hmm, maybe.

 
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