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auralpoison
Why the hell not? Ain't hardly nobody up in here anyways.
epinephrine
Yay! Anyone got any clever ideas for a name? I'm terrible at naming things.
auralpoison
All I could think of was paraphrasing Dave Barry. "Being Outdoorsy/Camping: Why motels are so popular!"
Persiflager
I vote for anything involving a pun on 'In tents'.
crazyoldcatlady
We're Good at Pitching Tents: A thread for outdoorsy women (and the men who love them).

The Dangerous Outdoor Thread for Girls (obscure reference to that shitty gender-biased ""Dangerous Book for Boys"?)

No Cookies Here: An outdoors thread for REAL girlscouts



*relurks back into books to study/go into fetal position/insanity*
auralpoison
My lunatic aunt bought me a copy of the "Daring Book for Girls" a couple years ago.
epinephrine
In-tents! I love it!!! How about...

Let's Get In-Tents! The thread for outdoorsy Busties (The dangerous thread for Busties? The daring thread for Busties?)
Persiflager
YES!!!!!!!!!!

Pun-tastic laugh.gif
auralpoison
Somebody call the waaaaahmbulance! I MISS THE OLD LOUNGE, GODDAMNIT! What was once a bustling, bright community of brilliant women has dwindled down to nothing thanks the TPTB. Yeah, a few of us oldsters still come around, we get the odd new Bustie. BUT. The majority of the time when I stick my head in I just hear the crickets & watch the tumbleweeds go by.
RoxieRage
QUOTE(auralpoison @ Jun 14 2010, 04:25 PM) *
Somebody call the waaaaahmbulance! I MISS THE OLD LOUNGE, GODDAMNIT! What was once a bustling, bright community of brilliant women has dwindled down to nothing thanks the TPTB. Yeah, a few of us oldsters still come around, we get the odd new Bustie. BUT. The majority of the time when I stick my head in I just hear the crickets & watch the tumbleweeds go by.


I hope the Lounge doesn't die out completely...I've been looking for a forum where I can talk to intelligent people without having religion crammed down my throat. I was on a very popular forum for a while and it got taken over by a certain group of people who delighted in making everyone else feel beneath them and stupid for not having the same views.
sukouyant
QUOTE(Persiflager @ May 27 2010, 10:00 AM) *
YES!!!!!!!!!!

Pun-tastic laugh.gif


Speaking of puns, anyone interested in the ol' pun thread? Waiter, waiter! There's a pun in my soup!

I'm about to bump it to see.


edit: note to Roxie - i hope you find what you're looking for. this place has a long history of ups and downs. this is a down in some ways, but Bustlounge has NEVER lost its pulse.
auralpoison
QUOTE(sukouyant @ Jun 15 2010, 10:12 AM) *
this place has a long history of ups and downs. this is a down in some ways, but Bustlounge has NEVER lost its pulse.


This isn't a "down in some ways". I'm not trying to be a pessimist, but, uh, I've been hanging around for eight years or so & it has NEVER been as low as things are now. We are now into month SEVEN of Bustie Siberia. SEVEN. MONTHS. There are a handful of us diehards that try to post everyday to keep shit rolling, but I dunno how long that will last . . .

I know I won't give up, but I can't lie & say I don't find it disheartening. But I understand why so many feel unsafe here now & betrayed by TPTB. To ignore us for so long only to suddenly decide throw their weight around & start making rules . . . ugh.

Whatever. Fuck 'em. I'm not going anywhere.
stargazer
I'm stickin' 'round.
sukouyant
I've been through (and obviously participated in) a couple of exoduses and feel you on missing an 'old lounge'.
It's one of the reasons I went back to my original user name (also because I'm looking for 'integration' in my life in general, but blah blah blah)

The lounge will never be what it was ever. But I know from the changes over the years that as long as this place is here, the heart of it just doesn't die, even though I have mourned (it's weird to call it that but it's exactly how it feels) old Busties too, and old senses of place.

I'm really happy that there's still something here for people to come back to. I still need this place, even though I will probably never be able to articulate how come. A lot of people who've left, still need it to be. You know?

I am still angry about the situation. BUt can see that things have changed as a direct result of what happened (both good changes and crummy) . No, it's not a little thing that's happened.


Stargazer - you'd better!! xo
ketto
I hate to say it but I have to agree with AP. I still come by everyday and I have facebook but I don't really use it and don't feel very safe using it, especially because of my job. I like being anonymous on bust and not having to worry about a comment coming back to my real name. I miss coming on and seeing 3 pages of new threads and having some great feminist discussions and seeing familiar names hanging around.

I also understand why others left and I think that it's really sad to see how little this community matters to Bust. They had an awesome, thriving group of really smart people who really found an important place here and they just let it go to shit. It's easy to see how much damage the last blowout did - like I said, I used to come and read 3 pages of new posts everyday and now I'm lucky if there's 3 new posts in the few topics I still read.
culturehandy
It hasn't been the same here for a long, long time. I don't post anything of relevance these days in here and I maybe come in one every couple of weeks.

I'm not concerned about fb, either because I don't use my real name their, either.

After the last issue, things just felt different in here.
ketto
Because facebook is ridiculous (despite over 10 emails), I could never get added to the private bustie group there but I still don't think I would have used it as much. I wish there was another msg board type place we could all migrate too. Paperboy thinks it's funny that I use message boards but I love being able to come in to 10 different discussions and just go!
auralpoison
I really don't like the fact that FB is invite only. Busties getting to pick & choose who gets to join the club as opposed to just having any old joker walk in from the street. Yeah, we don't get assholes like Steve, pervs, bots or sales people, but the community there also lacks fresh blood. Plus, it makes me feel even more like an elitist asshole than I already do.

That being said, I'd like to personally thank everybody for not inviting ol' Grandma Bitchface to the FB festivities.

I also find myself holding back more on FB since it's not anonymous.
stargazer
Girl Power, us Busties need to know your unique topic dealing with equal rights so: 1) If it is a topic that already exists or similar to another thread, then we can direct you there and 2) We can vote to determine if such a thread is warranted. You need 3 Bust members to approve a new thread prior to posting.

Btw, upping your post will not make it easier for you to post a new thread. If the ModSquad deems you a troll, then all your posts will be deleted, regardless how unique your topic is.

Why do I feel like I am wasting my breath with this post? dry.gif
Girl Power
What the hell! I'm up to 77 posts and I can't post my topic. Nobody is answering my questions. I feel like you people on this site refuse to help strengthen the feminist movement. I am trying to work together as a community but people here are so stuck up they will not answer my questions WHERE THE HELL IS THE HOSITALITY!
sukouyant
QUOTE(Girl Power @ Jul 17 2010, 09:44 PM) *
What the hell! I'm up to 77 posts and I can't post my topic. Nobody is answering my questions. I feel like you people on this site refuse to help strengthen the feminist movement. I am trying to work together as a community but people here are so stuck up they will not answer my questions WHERE THE HELL IS THE HOSITALITY!


I dunno, maybe up your ass looking for your head.
Girl Power
I'm sorry for the rant stargazer. I did not see you just answered my question. Thanks for the kind response. I am starting to feel a little better here. I guess I need to have a little more patience as patience has never been one of my stronger points.
auralpoison
Excuse me? I answered your questions, you simply didn't wish to hear the answers & chose to take what I said/my suggestions as power-tripping. Had you actually listened to a thing I said, you'd have been much further on the road to being heard, but you didn't. Your loss. Also, do not pretend you are feminist community-oriented, you're coming off as being completely self-absorbed & majorly fucking paranoid.
Girl Power
I'm soooooo sorry sukouyant. I am trying to fit in but for some reason you seem mad at me when I have only been nice towards you. Maybe if you took you head outside you would be able to wake up and smell the flowers. I have only shown you the most respect. I know we can work this out. You seem like such a nice person.
Girl Power
I do agree auralpoison that I sound paranoid. I do not have much patience. Thanks for answering my questions. I think I am finally starting to understand how things work around here. I will be just fine.
Girl Power
I would like to post this topic if it is alright with the community. If you believe a thread already exists that I should add our topic to, please let me know which thread I should add our topic to.

What is the True Definition of Feminist and how it Relates to our Struggle for Equality?
auralpoison
I bumped a thread for you in the F Word, Girl Power. It should suit your purposes nicely.
Girl Power
Thanks a lot! Very much appreciated!
girltrouble
{sob} am i that easily replaced to you, aural? {sniffle}

(actually i'm sure it's girl power's volatility that made you call her girl trouble, which makes me giggle. ) wub.gif
auralpoison
Ooooops! My bad! I hopped on here right after catching up with ya'll on FB, so I had GT on the brainsis. I fixeded it!
girltrouble
awwwww. i thought it was funneh.
auralpoison
THIS PLACE IS BANANAS! B-A-N-A-N-A-S! Way too much craziness going on! Everybody take a deep breath . . . & exhale . . . Let's stop the turd-stirring & get back to some Bustie lurve!
Girl Power
wink.gif



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pollystyrene
Troll reported. Thanks for taking care of Girl Power.
pollystyrene
Why is the Take It Outside thread closed? I know it was kind of controversial, but did it really need to be closed? Other than the occasional troll-started, totally offensive and pointless threads that were flat-out deleted, I don't recall another thread ever just being closed, and I think we'd like an explanation. At least I would.

ETA: Hmm, missed the discussion of this in the newbies thread.
pollystyrene
Hey, where's our ninja Bustie mod? There's some cookies in it for you if you get rid of this mess! smile.gif
sukouyant
Would others have any interest in a thread about cool online indie shops, items and services? I keep coming across amazing hand made wares, design, and interesting independent shops that I want to celebrate, but no outlet. I'm curious about what other people have found in the indie dept. too. Big businesses are everywhere, but what about the hidden gems?
Persiflager
I deffo would. O wise elder ones, does such a thing exist already?
pollystyrene
There was a product recommendation thread, but not so much a store/service thread, as far as I can tell. I wouldn't be opposed to it, but I don't post around here as much as I used to, and not as much as other people, so I wouldn't leave it up to me.
stargazer
Polly, while you may not post here as often, your voice still counts here dude. Don't minimize your power here. wink.gif

The Shameless Promotion Part Deux was used to advertise indie/DIY retailers. I think we should use that thread since there is a limited amount of posters here. Doesn't make sense to clutter up the site with threads that will be rarely used.

Start posting those awesome sites you are talking about! smile.gif
auralpoison
Word. Sounds good to me. You know I'm always finding weird/interesting/cool stuff in my adventures in online window shopping.

Okay. So what the fuck is up with the closing of the TIO thread? While controversial, it was useful & dare I say it, beneficial for the most part. I was hoping it was an accident, but am not so sure now. Has anybody dropped a note to TPTB to see if this is an accident or if it's another decision they've decided to make for us without any indication that we needed them to do so?
stargazer
AP, I dropped a message to the Modsquad this evening. I'll post an update know if I hear anything.
auralpoison
QUOTE(buttercups @ Aug 12 2010, 02:26 AM) *
Anyways, thanks for posting because it helps to have one more woman in the world to relate to. That's why I love this forum, you all help so much just by sharing your stories.


I know this was totally taken out of context, but what Buttercups said I feel bears repeating to everybody. Despite the recent foofaraw & shenanigans & mishegaas, we're all here for one reason: community. Finding like-minded people to talk to, laugh with, cry with, share with & all that kinda jazz. So let's keep on doin' just that.

Lest you all think I'm off my bean, I will admit that I am within forty-eight hours of surfing the crimson wave. But that doesn't mean that I didn't mean what I said. Ya buncha dirty hippies!
enfermera
*offers AP a flower for her rifle barrel*

*skips off on dirty bare hippie feet*
pepper
I can't find a fucking thing around here anymore, wtf. Where, please, is the porn discussion thread? The "Is it cockblocking feminism" one? I wanted to post this article http://www.nowtoronto.com/lifestyle/story....e=22%2C4%2C2002

Thankyou!
enfermera
bumped it for you, pepper

QUOTE(pepper @ Aug 14 2010, 06:47 PM) *
I can't find a fucking thing around here anymore, wtf. Where, please, is the porn discussion thread? The "Is it cockblocking feminism" one? I wanted to post this article http://www.nowtoronto.com/lifestyle/story....e=22%2C4%2C2002

Thankyou!

auralpoison
If you'd like to avoid reading any troll posts go to My Controls. The left hand side of the page shows you your Menu. If you go all the way to the bottom you'll see the Options tab. There is a heading under it that says Manage Ignored Users. Click on it & you can add the name of anybody irritating & you won't see their posts anymore!
auralpoison
If you'd like to avoid reading any troll posts (I Miss You) go to My Controls. The left hand side of the page shows you your Menu. If you go all the way to the bottom you'll see the Options tab. There is a heading under it that says Manage Ignored Users. Click on it & you can add the name of anybody irritating (I Miss You) & you won't see their posts anymore!
auralpoison
If you'd like to avoid reading any troll posts (I Miss You) go to My Controls. The left hand side of the page shows you your Menu. If you go all the way to the bottom you'll see the Options tab. There is a heading under it that says Manage Ignored Users. Click on it & you can add the name of anybody irritating (I Miss You) & you won't see their posts anymore!
sukouyant
QUOTE(I miss you @ Aug 14 2010, 08:43 PM) *
According to auralpoison, you have to get permission from her before you can post anything around here.


this is absurd.

QUOTE(stargazer @ Aug 10 2010, 06:25 PM) *
Polly, while you may not post here as often, your voice still counts here dude. Don't minimize your power here. wink.gif

The Shameless Promotion Part Deux was used to advertise indie/DIY retailers. I think we should use that thread since there is a limited amount of posters here. Doesn't make sense to clutter up the site with threads that will be rarely used.

Start posting those awesome sites you are talking about! smile.gif



Sorry people who are interested, I've been procrastinating getting this rolling - I'll try tonight or tomorrow


QUOTE(pepper @ Aug 14 2010, 07:47 PM) *
I can't find a fucking thing around here anymore, wtf. Where, please, is the porn discussion thread? The "Is it cockblocking feminism" one? I wanted to post this article http://www.nowtoronto.com/lifestyle/story....e=22%2C4%2C2002

Thankyou!


Pepper, I think I'd be interested in talking about that article (when I get a chance to read it) after that thread gets cleaned up.
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