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Forum: Take a break, write in this thread
Sinapi
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Sinapi 21 United States MelancholicCholeric INFJ 73C
The inside of a kangaroo's pouch is supposedly really stinky.

A hippopotamus' sweat is pink.

A squid has three hearts.

Mandarin duck couples stop loving each other once the nest is built.

Flamingo mother's milk is red.

Female mantises eat male mantises after mating.

A koala's appendix is about two metres long.

Catfish have taste buds all over their bodies.

The lemurs on the island of Madagascar have two tongues.

Cows produce 100 litres of saliva per day.

A canary bird who can't sing will never find a mate.

A chameleon turns white when it is startled.

An ostrich's brain is smaller than one of its eyes, so it quickly forgets what it has just learned.

Eels are dark because they tan too much.
Blog: Re: Ban Reversal, Shocking Twists, etc
Sinapi
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Sinapi 21 United States MelancholicCholeric INFJ 73C
It's not about Fran's sexual or social identity, or even necessarily about who else she might be. The problem is that she has done a lot of manipulative things and taken herself on a lot of vendettas/crusades which are harmful to other users and the community as a whole; people seem to be getting caught up in the argument of whether she is or isn't someone and should or shouldn't be banned for it, instead of acknowledging this in their personal review of opinion on the matter. It doesn't mean that people can't be changed, but try to remember that she was banned for her behaviour, not for her identity.
Forum: How do you feel about me?
Sinapi
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Sinapi 21 United States MelancholicCholeric INFJ 73C
Mixed:
It's no secret that you and I don't exactly see eye to eye. Sometimes I do poke fun at you, but really only in jest. You're not always popular among your followers, but people are often times more unfair to you than you could be to any one user. With the exception of a handful of people (many of which are people who help you manage the site to begin with), the userbase seems largely unaware of what all you have to weigh with every decision you make about the sites or how to handle user issues - and the difficult position that the users sometimes put you in to make the calls that need to be made, but that nobody wants to hear. I've said it before and I'll say it again, we are our own undoing as a userbase.
I fully support your decision to tend to your garden as you've seen fit to do in the last month or two. There are plenty of other users who feel the same way.
Forum: How do you feel about Heiveldboy?
Sinapi
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Sinapi 21 United States MelancholicCholeric INFJ 73C
Mixed:
I used to not understand the userbase's cumulative distaste for Heiveld, I thought he was alright. As anakin said, he's difficult to interact with sometimes. Often times, I found that the only way to interact positively with him was to remain completely neutral or to say nothing at all. He wasn't combative, but he truly was difficult. He wasn't destructive in his nuisances, but he wasn't constructive, either.
Forum: How do you feel about Drake?
Sinapi
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Sinapi 21 United States MelancholicCholeric INFJ 73C
Negative:
Poor attitude and very rude to other users. He fancied himself hilarious.
Forum: How do you feel about Ratio?
Sinapi
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Sinapi 21 United States MelancholicCholeric INFJ 73C
Mixed:
I used to like Ratio and I was sad when he left. I regretted his return.
Forum: How do you feel about Frances?
Sinapi
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Sinapi 21 United States MelancholicCholeric INFJ 73C
Strongly negative:
I have plenty of reasons for believing that Fran should have been removed from all sites sooner. This is from someone who used to hold a positive opinion of her. As you said, she is extremely combative; not only is she needlessly argumentative toward other users, she also takes it upon herself to carry out a vendetta against a user who she feels has wronged her until some idea of hers of justice is served. She is downright militant in pursuing it.

I would have liked to vote neutral/uninterested because I mostly don't care and have made a visible effort to keep my distance from her nuisances, but her actions over the last few months have been incredibly unfair to the people around her, including and especially the people who once thought of her as a close friend.
Forum: Rehabilitation, and other touchy stuff!
Sinapi
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If you get banned, you should stay banned. It's pretty simple; if you don't want to be banned, don't make trouble. People here aren't banned on a whim, and they always know what it is they're doing wrong before they get banned. Their welcome status is their responsibility, not the rest of the site's.
Forum: Apologising with Pseudolonewolf
Sinapi
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Sinapi 21 United States MelancholicCholeric INFJ 73C
I don't agree with the idea that Spudo was being harsh, but I agree 110% with the idea that we as a community need to stop going nuclear every time something happens and looking for someone to blame (which tends to be Spudo). I'm glad that there's someone else who sees this.
Blog: You already have Fig Hunter
Sinapi
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(Edit: When reading this, please keep in mind that I generally don't get on well with Spudo and I certainly don't agree with everything he has said or done. I feel that this is pretty common knowledge, but I'll be annoyed if any responses are accusations which denounce the credibility of my thoughts on the basis of being called an ass-kiss.)

You know, it really isn't that unfair of Spudo to generalise the userbase the way he is right now. Yes, generalising a group is bad on principle, but people seem to be forgetting how much strife this community brings not just to Spudo, but on ourselves. This is not a new phenomena, and it's far more unfair for this userbase to expect Spudo to keep believing that it's worth it to not generalise at all. Try to get an idea of how it would feel to be followed around by people who, as far as you know, are there to antagonise you either intentionally or by being woefully incompatible with you.

More than anything, people need to stop letting themselves get so caught up in things every time something happens. Stop trying to involve yourself, stop trying to play detective, stop trying to advocate one thing or another so strongly, stop trying to assign a bad guy. It doesn't take much to see that the community as a whole is complaining about action being taken on issues that we routinely complain about, but apparently see as an apocalyptic event if we get what we ask for. We don't like it when people create drama to begin with, so perhaps we should stop digging holes into the issue looking for more drama.

And this really shouldn't need to be said, but if someone doesn't want to talk to you, you shouldn't continue to heckle them for any reason. That includes heckling Spudo for answers and second/third/∞ chances to prove that he should like someone, and that includes trying to talk to people on other platforms where you have been effectively blocked by them (numerous people are doing this, you know who you are).

Please learn to leave well enough alone. That is as simple as it gets. The bad feels come from very few of us knowing how to leave well enough alone and knowing when to un-involve ourselves. We all need to work on minding our own business and not pushing ourselves into arguments for the sake of trying to have a decisive say in something.