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wills

Member Since 13 Aug 2011
Offline Last Active Jul 27 2013 09:10 PM
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In Topic: Lgbt...

11 June 2013 - 08:58 PM

What I'm suggesting is that the name's seedy connotations are representative of an outdated, archaic, unwelcoming and endemically homophobic attitude first peddled by Lycos/Jubii back in the day, and not rectified since.


In Topic: Ladies Room

11 June 2013 - 11:17 AM

Christ on a bike.


In Topic: Lgbt...

11 June 2013 - 10:03 AM

The issue with GC was mentioned years ago, by me and others more than once, but ignored! By the time any changes were made it was too late and the room had died.

 

Maybe a change like a new room would be a good idea.

 

Spot on.


In Topic: Lgbt...

10 June 2013 - 10:08 PM

Did I say it was all in the name, or did I spend half the thread explaining why I think it is..?


In Topic: Lgbt...

10 June 2013 - 12:35 PM

You're correct in saying that most of the other rooms are empty - why that isn't being addressed as a major issue by the powers-that-be is beyond me, but that's a whole different debate.

 

However by the same token of appreciation, GC by its former standards is dead. Years of archaic attitudes, pointless rules for the sake of having rules, and endemic homophobia and transphobia initially peddled by Lycos several years ago has killed the room. I don't care how many blokes in lacy frocks say they like chatting there, the fact is GC used to be a room where people would actively queue for half an hour to get in at busy times. Now look - a shadow of its former self, and who can honestly say they're surprised?

 

It appeals to a very VERY small minority, and why alarm bells weren't ringing on this 5 years ago is beyond me.