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Decided it was time to update the blurb on my journal's sidebar now that I'm able to move past my worry sometimes. (But not enough that I'm not still waiting desperately for comments on certain entries...)

Anyway, the blurb was previously:

Ever since what I've taken to calling "the Forbidden Comment Threads", which were arguments in asperger that happened in 2011, I've been afraid that everything I say on LJ could easily be misinterpreted and make everyone hate me and that the threads themselves would eventually get so out of hand that everyone who had an opinion about them would automatically hate anyone with a different opinion.

Thankfully, that has yet to actually happen... but more recently (2014), I discovered a DIFFERENT set of arguments (I'll call them "the Forbidden Comment Threads Ω" for now, despite the existence of a term for them already) that appear to be much more widespread and seem to ALREADY be exactly what I thought the "original" Forbidden Comment Threads would become... O___O

Basically, I'm just a guy who's lately been feeling that ANYTHING he says about ANYTHING could easily become controversial...



And since it's been a while since I've read Square Root of Minus Garfield, I decided to change some of the text in my journal style to reference this instead. :)


Yay for a tiny bit of productivity on LiveJournal! And yay for a public entry!

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glowing_dragon
Jul. 1st, 2015 10:10 pm (UTC)
Yay for productivity on LiveJournal! I've been editing old community entries and tagging them as well. :D
matt1993
Jul. 1st, 2015 10:17 pm (UTC)
Yay for a comment!

I'd hate to have to keep asking the same question too many times, but did you ever see this entry (January 2), this entry (May 31), or this entry (yesterday)? The fact that only pathvain_aelien has commented on the first two of those (and no one's commented on the third one yet, but then it hasn't been up for very long) is making me wonder - again - if they make sense to anyone else or just to P_A and myself...
glowing_dragon
Jul. 1st, 2015 10:23 pm (UTC)
Yes, I probably did see those entries! I know you want comments on your entries, though, but I don't want to say the same thing too many times. ("Yay for an entry!") Keep in mind also that LJ is deader than it was ten years ago, so I certainly don't get many comments on my entries myself. Maybe I should participate in those friending memes that are going on... perhaps you should also, but only if that's your thing!


I know I update a lot myself, but I consistently get comments on Blogthings entries these days, mainly from endlessblush. That is okay by me, since I keep my journal as a blog for myself to detail what I did in my life.
matt1993
Jul. 1st, 2015 10:32 pm (UTC)
I know you want comments on your entries, though, but I don't want to say the same thing too many times.("Yay for an entry!") Keep in mind also that LJ is deader than it was ten years ago, so I certainly don't get many comments on my entries myself.

I understand. I'm not asking for everyone in my friends list to comment on every entry I've made (not even just for every entry this year, even though I haven't posted that often lately).

It's just that (as I said in the entry yesterday and the May entry - and in the May entry, I detailed new reasons why I feel this way), I still worry that the Forbidden Comment Threads have slowly and indirectly, but surely, been making me a misogynist for the past 3½ years...

P_A's comment on the May entry helped me feel better about it... kind of.


I have considered joining communities like add_me and newfriends (I forget whether there's supposed to be underscores in those names or not, but I haven't gotten around to it because I wanted to update my blurb, profile, interests list, glossary, etc. first. Which is why I worked on part of it today :)
glowing_dragon
Jul. 1st, 2015 10:35 pm (UTC)
I know you're not asking for that. I just lurk sometimes!

Your worrying about the Forbidden Comment Threads just makes you want to improve yourself, in a way. If you didn't worry about it years later (given that they are significant to you), I'd be wondering whether you even realized the effects of those on you and others! Since you do, that's good.

I'm glad.

Those come up as valid communities on my computer when I clicked the links, so the links are good! :)
matt1993
Jul. 1st, 2015 10:44 pm (UTC)
I know you're not asking for that. I just lurk sometimes!

:) Of course I don't mind receiving comments either - I just didn't want to sound like I was demanding hundreds of comments or something. (Lately that's what I think I sound like every time I ask for comments on any specific entry...)

Your worrying about the Forbidden Comment Threads just makes you want to improve yourself, in a way. If you didn't worry about it years later (given that they are significant to you), I'd be wondering whether you even realized the effects of those on you and others! Since you do, that's good.

:)
glowing_dragon
Jul. 1st, 2015 10:51 pm (UTC)
It might sound like that if you updated as often as I do, and then add "COMMENT NOW OR I WILL DELETE YOU" at the end of every entry! I seriously used to know some girl who had a rule about commenting to her journal: "If you don't comment at least once a week, I will delete you!" If I did that, my friends list would consist of two people!

:)
matt1993
Jul. 1st, 2015 11:03 pm (UTC)
It might sound like that if you updated as often as I do, and then add "COMMENT NOW OR I WILL DELETE YOU" at the end of every entry!

I definitely don't have a rule like that (I've never even done a friends cut in the 6½ years since I first started being active on LJ or the 8 years I've even been on LJ at all), so I certainly hope I've never sounded like I had such a rule. If I ever did sound that way, I apologize. :(
glowing_dragon
Jul. 1st, 2015 11:11 pm (UTC)
You do not sound like that, and you have not ever sounded like that. I was just giving an example of someone who did sound like that!
matt1993
Jul. 1st, 2015 11:18 pm (UTC)
Phew :)
glowing_dragon
Jul. 1st, 2015 11:21 pm (UTC)
:)
pathvain_aelien
Jul. 7th, 2015 10:48 am (UTC)
:)
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