And i hope someone files an abuse ticket.
I don't. It was poor judgment but it went away after substantial negative feedback from commenters.
It didn't actually go away. It's 53 comments long, and continues to be abusive.
The original one, yes. The one saying "I deleted the original post" which goes on and continues to name people lives and breathes, including such gems as "...was then abused on the scul bbs by sarah davitt et al (totally celibate afaik), and kicked out by skunk (happily monogamous last i heard). "
I've never met pywaket
though I have many friends who count him as a friend, so I'm guessing he's OK. But really, he either has a talent for either picking the crazies or bringing out the crazy in anyone he's involved with (don't know enough about either turil
to tell if they were this broken before they got involved with him).
My impression is that he's a poly drama magnet. Have no opinion on him as a person though. (Although I think I might want to start asking my dates "have you ever dated pywaket?" as a screening question!)
Although I think I might want to start asking my dates "have you ever dated pywaket?" as a screening question!
I usually ask: Have you ever been a member of an organization that goes to foreign countries uninvited and kills civilians?
I ask "have you ever been to the Goondocks?". It's not a deal-breaker, but I like to know.
In that case, what are you doing tonight? ;)
What are the Goondocks? I see a listing for them at tomorrow's Porchfest.
Vell, Goondock's just zis household, you know?
Aw shit, I seriously had it open, and tried to refresh it since LJ has been wonky all day, and IT WAS BAHLEETED.
I tried to post this comment a few minutes ago, but it failed because the original post had been deleted in the meantime:
Subject: As a mod, I'm uneasy with this post
It does not appear to violate any of the davis_square community rules as currently stated
, so I'm not going to delete it (yet, anyway). But I'm still really uncomfortable with this very public airing out of a private dispute.
It could be that we don't have a rule about this simply because it has never happened before here.Edited at 2011-04-05 08:13 pm (UTC)
I dunno. I'd say the Jonathan Monsarrat fiasco came pretty close.
Although that at least involved a public incident -- an entry in the Somerville police log, published in several newspapers. After over 525 comments, we mods adopted a one-time-only rule and cut off further discussion in that post.
Edited at 2011-04-05 08:24 pm (UTC)
Oh, I'm certainly not saying it's the same thing, although it sounds like this was entered in the SPD log as well. I'm just saying it's not completely unprecedented.
That was epic. I even got a souvenir userpic out of it. :-)
One of the all time best userpics!
This is pure internet win. Charlie Sheen would even be in awe.
In particular, sharing your trauma with a group that is KNOWN to be extremely snarkful.
Wow, I am glad I missed the whole thing.
Jesus Christ, some people. Talk about your problems with your friends, not a bunch of people who want to know where to get a free burrito and what's going into the MaxPak space, yeah?
this...well, this. exactly.
So, honest question: I'd never heard of SCUL before. Granted, I haven't lived in Davis Sq for years, so okay, maybe that figures.
I'm just trying to get a sense of... does anyone know who these people are?
They are people who do funky things with bikes and ride them around. scul.org is their website. BUT LOOK OUT THEY MIGHT PUSH YOU AND SAY MEAN THINGS ABOUT YOU
Sorry, I wasn't clear. I googled them and found them. :) My question was more: are they actually active in Davis Sq? "Oh yeah, I see them all the time" or "Yeah, once or twice" or "Who? Sculwha?"
They are based in Somerville and ride every Saturday night from April through October (baseball season, more or less). They don't always ride through Davis but they are indeed often seen in and around our city.
I see them a couple of times a year.
AND NOW I KNOW THE HORRIFYING TRUTH ABOUT THEM
seriously, I am completely confused as to what outcome she wanted, other than to feel better about what certainly do sound like upsetting experiences. My guess is that less than 5% of the people who read DSLJ regularly would ever think about doing the SCUL thing, so if it was "Warn people that this supposedly fun organization actually has some really dysfunctional behaviors" it's still not the place for that.