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Re: I deleted twitter and you should too
« Reply #435 on: November 06, 2022, 10:57:52 am »

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Re: I deleted twitter and you should too
« Reply #436 on: November 06, 2022, 03:33:21 pm »

I know that Deviantart at some point had a truly massive amount of visitors if you wanted to showcase your artwork, it's free but there are also commercial features if you get one of the paid for account upgrade.

I often read about Pixiv and Pinterest when it comes to artwork showcasing, but never use those so i don't know much about them.

Deviantart had its vogue about 15 years ago; PixIV is a Japanese website with very different style/social norms; and Pinterest is not really for posting original content (also it's an overwhelmingly female-used/focused website, and I don't mean the LGBTQ ones like Tumblr, so less friendly for sharing booby pictures).
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Re: I deleted twitter and you should too
« Reply #437 on: November 06, 2022, 04:38:41 pm »

I've changed my mind, Twitter rules actually.  I led a transphobe into questioning my gender and eventually my chromosomes.  When I said I haven't had my genes sequenced, they broke down and spammed 10 nasty replies about testicles and ovaries.  (Not DMs, just out there)

I haven't had this much fun on social media in years!
I guess I used to play with trolls a lot.  It was a bad habit and this dopamine hit is very concerning.  Fortunately I'm going on a trip tomorrow, keeping me from being overly-online for the week~

I'm pretty proud of
"Have you ever gotten an embarrassing erection in public"
"Yes but he apologized later"
(proud that I didn't make it lewd)

Anyway I hope I exhausted this dipshit for a bit because it's a lot less funny when they do it to other people.  Flexing my NB privilege~

Later I spent 10 minutes watching a live stream of a crowd watching a guy eat a rotisserie chicken.  Apparently he's done this for several days so far.
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Re: I deleted twitter and you should too
« Reply #438 on: November 06, 2022, 06:04:47 pm »

Deviantart had its vogue about 15 years ago; PixIV is a Japanese website with very different style/social norms; and Pinterest is not really for posting original content (also it's an overwhelmingly female-used/focused website, and I don't mean the LGBTQ ones like Tumblr, so less friendly for sharing booby pictures).
I've been on dA for 13-14 years. It was already on the down trend when I joined, but it still had very active communities. The day that sealed the fate of the platform is the transition from a freemium economy to another, if I recall, and how amateurish it was dealt with.

One day, they hacked into the capacities of the free version, removed and replaced the premium version by what they called "core", about the same but twice the price.
When people complained, they received an extremely arrogant, antagonistic and tone deaf response from the CEO, making an analogy with capsule coffee machine vs french press with the overall message "when your time has value, you don't mind paying for it".
Which in the world of people used to have the adjective "starving" next to their profession name, passed as you would imagine and most of my friends left in protest, many still wishing the CEO to taste some french press coffee when the platform would die out.

PixV...Yeah that's mostly for porn, and it's not very well known in the west, it's mostly a korean/japanese thing.
Willingly or not, they have that label, pretty much like Onlyfan. I know some people who draw regular anime art on it, though. As an artist, what I'm looking for is a plateform to network with likeminded people, which includes means to network, non predatory business model, active public, non-absurd TOS on intellectual property (facebook is out) and sensical view on moderation and censorship. I've been recommended Instagram, but my first forays seem to indicate you have to pay to get views there....so I don't know.

Tumblr wasn't like PixV, in the sense you had a nsfw community, but it was adjascent to a vanilla sfw community. Pretty much like Twitter today. Artists liked it very much because it allowed them to have eyeballs on their art and to network with one another in whatever level of safety they were comfortable with. When they removed the nsfw community, the sfw community disapeared also

I'm pretty proud of
"Have you ever gotten an embarrassing erection in public"
"Yes but he apologized later"
Pff lol
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Re: I deleted twitter and you should too
« Reply #439 on: November 06, 2022, 07:23:55 pm »

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Re: I deleted twitter and you should too
« Reply #440 on: November 06, 2022, 11:29:05 pm »

I've changed my mind, Twitter rules actually.  I led a transphobe into questioning my gender and eventually my chromosomes.  When I said I haven't had my genes sequenced, they broke down and spammed 10 nasty replies about testicles and ovaries.  (Not DMs, just out there)

I haven't had this much fun on social media in years!
I guess I used to play with trolls a lot.  It was a bad habit and this dopamine hit is very concerning.  Fortunately I'm going on a trip tomorrow, keeping me from being overly-online for the week~

I'm pretty proud of
"Have you ever gotten an embarrassing erection in public"
"Yes but he apologized later"
(proud that I didn't make it lewd)

Anyway I hope I exhausted this dipshit for a bit because it's a lot less funny when they do it to other people.  Flexing my NB privilege~

Later I spent 10 minutes watching a live stream of a crowd watching a guy eat a rotisserie chicken.  Apparently he's done this for several days so far.
Twitter seems like a troll's paradise, so long as you're careful to fully separate it from your meatspace life. Both for the same reason, it's full of absolute fucking nutters. Some are harmless and fun, others will find out who you are and do everything to ruin your life.
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Re: I deleted twitter and you should too
« Reply #441 on: November 07, 2022, 04:10:03 am »

I'm surprised Elon Musk isn't taking a hands-off approach on a company he genuinely doesn't want to run. Right now, it's literally worse than if he just decided to do nothing.

I think you have noticed something significant.  I think Elon WANTS Twitter to burn right now. 
Maybe he thinks people will pool funds and buy it off him.
Maybe he's having a temper tantrum because the rules actually apply to him (for once).

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« Reply #442 on: November 07, 2022, 04:20:51 am »

I'm 99% sure he doesn't want Twitter to burn. This isn't a devious 5-d chess move he's playing, it's a plain dumb mistake. Or maybe I should say clusterf**.
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« Reply #443 on: November 07, 2022, 04:25:24 am »

Elon probably won't burn Twitter because that would be an incredibly expensive thing to just throw in the trash because your pissed off.
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« Reply #444 on: November 07, 2022, 07:13:57 am »

Is it possible that he's wanting to destroy Twitter's value simply because he wants to recoup the loss on his taxes (or something like that)?
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« Reply #445 on: November 07, 2022, 07:32:16 am »

Is it possible that he's wanting to destroy Twitter's value simply because he wants to recoup the loss on his taxes (or something like that)?
No way. A tax recoup could never compensate the massive financial loss if his investment burns down. It is a mental trap to suspect super smart evil schemes behind any dumb thing a billionaire does. But the thing is, they're humans like you and me and they sometimes make mistakes. Nor do they always keep their head cool when they should.
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Re: I deleted twitter and you should too
« Reply #446 on: November 07, 2022, 10:07:07 am »

I'm 99% sure he doesn't want Twitter to burn. This isn't a devious 5-d chess move he's playing, it's a plain dumb mistake. Or maybe I should say clusterf**.

Since when he was capable pulling off 5-D chess? Doesn't he just follows whatever he sees as most available? You know, in true influential sociopath fashion?
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Re: I deleted twitter and you should too
« Reply #447 on: November 07, 2022, 10:17:36 am »

His "stupid" antics raised his value to potentially the highest in the world. He profits by stock manipulation while acting the fool. I think he got actually trapped by this deal though.
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Re: I deleted twitter and you should too
« Reply #448 on: November 07, 2022, 10:30:35 am »

No way. A tax recoup could never compensate the massive financial loss if his investment burns down. It is a mental trap to suspect super smart evil schemes behind any dumb thing a billionaire does. But the thing is, they're humans like you and me and they sometimes make mistakes. Nor do they always keep their head cool when they should.
I think it's less "he's 500 IQ underwater strip poker backgammon master" and more "billionaires have more means to dodge losses than normies"

Sorta like how a drug dealer gets shot by police but a billionaire opiates dealer gets invited to the white house

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Re: I deleted twitter and you should too
« Reply #449 on: November 07, 2022, 11:28:27 am »

Honestly I think you all overestimate the gentleman. His actions can be adequately explained by a mix of panic and butthurt. As long as he's funded by taxpayer money and USA still floats, he'll be fine. But he got properly humiliated by Twitter's BoD and he's licking his ego's wounds by firing people he felt wronged him, and banning people making fun of him.

Just for the fun of it, I kind of want to rename my account Elon Musk and put that dumb telephone baby as a profile picture. I'll put "parody" on my bio.
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