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A few deep SW questions. Discuss.

Trolls. Time-wasting morons. Catfish. Obviously pilfered pictures from Google, Flickr, Tumblr, etc. which have been posted numerous times. Women scoff, because they can usually suss out an old picture better than men, and guys drool, a) because they're guys, and b) they're idiots.

Falakata. The comfort troll. A thousand "Am I Hot?" posts which clearly are not women.
It's the same shit over and over and over, like Groundhog Day. It's difficult to imagine that someone has a "comfort" fetish and/or really gets their jollies doing this shit, but the evidence is incontrovertible.

People really must enjoy doing this!(I already drew a parallel between trolling and junk mail). So....do you think that's it's that simple--in an Occam's Razor sort of way--or do you think there's something more sinister going on--in a Criminal Minds sort of way, that this is the only thing keeping a few users here from going [i]completely[/i] mental, like seriously off the deep end.

Is this just a bunch of sub-basement dwellers who just have nothing to do, or should someone seriously intervene and have these people committed before something truly terrible happens? Thoughts, reflections, snarky comments, and further Google Images are encouraged.
On an anonymous site, there can be [b]NO FACT[/b] determination.

It all is, what it is

We all have the tools to mute, filter, downvote and block.

Another persons expression causes no harm to me.

Seeking to purify the site, would cause harm to all.

LOL ... today I am a Libertarian .. report me

uncalled4 · 51-55, M
[@6757,questionWeaver] This is the dental floss of thinking threads.
[@9537,LadyBronte] yes ... and that makes the most sense !
Valerian · 61-69, M
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Valerian · 61-69, M
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uncalled4 · 51-55, M
[@460373,Valerian] Love it!
LadyBronte · 56-60, F
[@460373,Valerian] Thanks for the laugh. Perfectly stated.
ZenPearl · F
It's our choice to interact with people here. No one's forced to. I suggest sticking with friends, and scrolling by posts you don't like. If something appears dramatic, stay away from it.
LadyBronte · 56-60, F
I'm here for the few genuinely nice people I enjoy having platonic conversations with when the days are long and lonely. I scroll on by the trolls and the "Am I hot" posts as well as the repeated nudity and crude questions - just as I am sure people scroll by my sad, hurt, betrayal venting posts of late. *shrug*
LadyBronte · 56-60, F
[@329500,uncalled4] I am just me. Nothing exciting, nothing spectacular. Not looking for anything from anyone.
Stereoguy · 56-60, M
[@9537,LadyBronte] I am with you. Sadly there isn't much left and five minutes later I log back off.
LadyBronte · 56-60, F
[@78387,Stereoguy] I haven't seen you around. Now I know why. :(
Might I opine that you take this site a bit too seriously?
uncalled4 · 51-55, M
[@604557,stratosranger] Nah. I'm more curious from a psychological perspective. I don't get the payoff for most of what I mentioned. Maybe it's my age? 🤷‍♂️
chris62ca · 56-60, M
[@329500,uncalled4] I am older than you. I am here to have fun.
You raise good points. I have no idea why people would do that though. Boredom? I see it, shrug and move on. [@329500,uncalled4]
PerfectionOfTheHeart · 41-45, F
…what would you have us do though, to save us, them, the world from these…posts? That last word needs great emphasis because that’s all they are…posts. I think it’s very simple because I don’t feel that those with a Criminal Minds mentality are here. That level of sinister mixed with evil genius just isn’t in SW’s programming. The posts you see. The comments even. They’re hands reaching out for attention on some level and the more you expose yourself to the game they’re playing for their own amusement, the more infected you become by their content. The people who legit need help always reveal themselves. They have a certain vibe to them, which can even be caught through typed words. But those you speak of? They’re the “for shits and giggles” variety that simply need attention and will go to great lengths on here to get it…and they will succeed.
uncalled4 · 51-55, M
[@436944,PerfectionOfTheHeart] You make some great points. However, I HAVE encountered some hateful posts here. One was racist rhetoric that, to me, if not copied from some antisemitic tome, was deeply, deeply upsetting to read. This was before we could report posts, I believe, and I have no problem considering that a person who thought in those terms could have become a legitimate danger.
PerfectionOfTheHeart · 41-45, F
[@329500,uncalled4] Oh, I don’t doubt you’ve come across those kind of posts. I’ve come across some pretty disturbing ones that unapologetically displayed the weakness that could turn into some serious levels of threatening in the real world. But I see the real threat in those who don’t advertise their demons needing to breathe the air we do and because of that, even though it may be foolish, I view many of the sensational posts here as nothing more than smoke and mirrors.
Stereoguy · 56-60, M
You left out the political trolls too who always have an opinion and one or two buddies to back them up. Personally I find it amazing how they were not online a minute ago and then here they are attacking you and no one else.
[@78387,Stereoguy] Yup! I have them all blocked too.
uncalled4 · 51-55, M
[@78387,Stereoguy] Those argument baiters are a separate topic, but imo they crave conflict. To me, that's a simple explanation.
HellsBelle · 31-35, F
wait...."am i hot" posts? i never see these.... are you sure we are on the same site?

"something sinister going on", this is SW, not a white house chat room...

what am i missing? 😱
uncalled4 · 51-55, M
[@1130342,HellsBelle] Not all of them say "am I hot?" literally. I very much enjoyed your comment. :)
Calliope · 18-21, F
I never understood people who catfish it seems like too much trouble
cherokeepatti · 61-69, F
[@1224119,Calliope] I think a lot of them are scamming lonely hearts people who are vulnerable
uncalled4 · 51-55, M
[@16806,cherokeepatti] I think you are correct. That makes what they do even more reprehensible.
[@16806,cherokeepatti] We have a man here at the facility that I just found out is way in over his head with scammers. He has lost every thing he has, was evicted from his home and now can't pay his September bill here. He will be homeless.
Justmeraeagain · 51-55, F
I have ceased to try to figure this place out.
Better for mental health
PepsiColaP · 22-25, F
am i hot
uncalled4 · 51-55, M
[@1090951,PepsiColaP] Well, yeah. You got me!
uncalled4 · 51-55, M
[@1090951,PepsiColaP] Is there money involved?
I wonder how many men and women on sw have been hooked
and thought themselves to be in a romantic relationship
with someone for years and it ended up being someone totally different and not even reciprocated affection ?
uncalled4 · 51-55, M
[@1077581,paperlace] The mind boggles!
nonsensiclesnail · 46-50, F
I dont think they are basement dwellers at all. I also dont think there is anything subversive going on. I do think it’s a blend of boredom, anger, loneliness, cruelty, and a fun personality if it were not made up of so many terrible things.
Jill1990 · 31-35, F
With all the problems I’m the world today, I can’t see why I should really care. Morons will be morons and I don’t see why it matters to me, or to you. If you find it intolerable here, try Facebook - or call the FBI.
uncalled4 · 51-55, M
[@1125837,Jill1990] Intriguing ideas. 😁
SaturdayhasTURDinit · 41-45, M
Yet... You're here... 🤔


Tyvm for the screenshot.
uncalled4 · 51-55, M
[@1216170,SaturdayhasTURDinit] I didn't say that EVERY post was full of it. If it was, I certainly couldn't be here.

 
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