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Tips: 0.00 INK Postby Remæus on Thu Sep 14, 2006 10:01 am

How to Defeat a MySpace Addiction has given me some insight as to what thoughts are going through these poor destitute souls who habitually visit the place.

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The latest news! (NSFW!) The Truth Of MySpace

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Tips: 0.00 INK Postby Eliminator on Mon Jan 22, 2007 9:21 am

Wow. For the record.. Some of us hold Myspace accounts mearly to keep in tough with people that we have moved away from or have moved away from us.. or people that we know from IRC or Forums. -= smiles =- But yea.. I totally agree that this is better than myspace. -= Goes to try to drag people on here.=-

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Tips: 0.00 INK Postby Heishiro_Mitsurugi on Mon Jan 22, 2007 9:28 am

Eliminator wrote:Wow. For the record.. Some of us hold Myspace accounts mearly to keep in tough with people that we have moved away from or have moved away from us.. or people that we know from IRC or Forums. -= smiles =- But yea.. I totally agree that this is better than myspace. -= Goes to try to drag people on here.=-

I hve to agree with you there Eli....LOL
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The thread topic itself was worth the laugh. :)

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Tips: 0.00 INK Postby Makaze on Tue Jan 23, 2007 7:25 pm

Meh, Myspace is what you make it. If you have annoying people on your friendslist, you'll be annoyed with Myspace. My friends are generally sensible people or web-designers (there's a distinction) and restrain themselves from forwarding chain-bulletins or cluttering their pages with images or videos pulled from the fiery hells of the internet. Disliking all of Myspace is like disliking all of humanity, which is a sweeping generalization I make more often than I should as it is.
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Tips: 0.00 INK Postby Remæus on Mon Feb 26, 2007 1:36 pm

From 19 Things NOT To Do When Building a Website by Josiah Cole:
10. If you use music on your site make sure the user can stop it, and it BETTER NOT start on page load without the user requesting it. Same goes for video with audio (*cough ESPN *cough), many web users surf from work and don’t enjoy their speakers lighting up with your horrible and intrusive taste in music while their boss roams the halls looking for some ass to bust.

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Tips: 0.00 INK Postby Hjorr the Forsaken on Mon Feb 26, 2007 3:48 pm

Remaeus wrote:Woo, added GWing pwns Myspace Black Tee Shirt.


I hoped that would link to a real T-shirt.
You tricky man.

Oh well.

As for being better than MySpace, GWing (or is it RPGateway?! The logo is confusing me) is not MySpace. Therefore it's better.

...Period.

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Tips: 0.00 INK Postby Remæus on Sat Mar 03, 2007 10:20 am

Oooh, another top 10 list of why MySpace is teh ghey.

It's much better to just go to his page and read the article, because he has shiny pictures. :)

But, here it is, in all of its text glory.

From Jstoppi:
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If I had a dollar for every time I had a person say to me, either in person or online, "Hey John, you should start a MySpace account--it would probably be really cool, LOL!" I would probably have about $57. When someone says that to me, I normally go on a spiel very similar to what I wrote below. Invariably though, when I go on such a spiel, I forget some very important reasons why I won't ever start a MySpace account. Thus, I will indulge you and give you ten reasons why I never created a MySpace account.
10. People got hurt as a direct or indirect result of the site.

This reason clocks in at number ten simply because it has never affected me personally. Of course, for some of the victim's families (say the parents of the girl depicted in this article), this would probably be the top reason.
9. Most of the shitty backgrounds users choose

A shitty background would not be such a problem in itself, except that it renders the ubiquitous guestbooks postings unreadable. This probably occurs so often because users feel they must update the background of their profiles in order to engage their site readers. I'm not saying this problem is present on every myspace profile, but you'd be hard-pressed not to find hard to read text in at least one out of ten profiles. To give you an example of exactly what I'm talking about, check out the photo below:

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8. The phrase "Social Networking" makes me want to punch someone in the face.

The word networking in itself is annoying, because we all had to hear about how going to the job fair "to network" was such a great idea, as if people were just these mindless nodes that only became something when they were a part of some workforce gestalt. When you add the word social to modify this already annoying word, it's as if you're conceding that you're too much of a loser to make friends "the old-fashioned way" (yeah, that's right, actually initiating a conversation with someone before reading their profiles and chatting with them for a year). I could digress for quite a while about how much I hate this phrase, but I'll spare you.
7. Shitty Music

Part of the beauty of most web pages lies in the fact that you can be listening to some of your own music while you consume them. This is not the case with MySpace profiles--no, you're the victim of whatever whims of shitty music the user has chosen for you. Sure, you can turn it off, but that's after the ten minute load time.

6. Too Much Bullshit

For this reason, I think a picture is worth 1,000 words. Let's direct our attention to Figure 1 below:

Figure 1: Too Much Bullshit (Click on Figure to Expand)

Note that the figure above is only a fraction of a typical user's page. How many stupid things can you cram onto a single page? MySpace profiles are an ADD-afflicted person's dream. It's not just that there are so many distractions on each user's page, it's also that each one of them has no real content whatsoever. From mindless guestbooks posts to exhibitionist photos, the profiles are truly meaningless.

Here's something to consider: less is more. Let's take an example of one web page you might have heard of to illustrate my point:

Does this site look familiar? Do you hear any stupid music or get bombarded by slide shows when you go to this site? 'Nuff said.


5. I Don't Care What Johnny Football Star is Doing (or professing to be doing) Now

There's a reason why you don't talk to most of the people you went to high school with--you don't have anything in common anymore (not that you ever did except for the fact that you were corralled into a place where you were supposed to be learning something). Leave well enough alone, let it go!

The world would be much friendlier if people would forget about those they knew and move on to meet new people. In the words of the fake Kurt Vonnegut commencement speech: "Understand that friends come and go, but with a precious few you should hold on."


4. I'm Not Interested in Online Dating

I know MySpace is supposed to be about "social networking," as I mentioned earlier, but the reality is many people start profiles just to hook up with people. There are many other sites dedicated to this, but of course you have to pay for their services. I guess you can think of MySpace as a poor man's adultfriendfinder.com.

3. Each Page Takes Too Long to Load

I have a broadband connection that downloads up to about 5Mbps, which loads anything almost instantly, yet the typical MySpace profile takes minutes to load. I theorize this is because of reason number 6 presented earlier, but I could be wrong. If people wouldn't embed so much stupid shit onto one web page, this wouldn't be a problem, but whatever.


2. Empty Communication

99% of guestbook posts consist of something like "OMG, I haven't talked to u in forever, LOL! How r u doin!"

And then nothing. No response from the creator or the person who initiated the great post. It's as if the creator is gloating that someone wanted to talk to them.

You might be asking yourself why I ranked this reason so high? It's just that the above is present on every MySpace profile and it seems to be the big result of such a pointless endeavor.


1. After Carefully Considering the Word "MySpace," and Thinking About What the Site Really Is and What It's Used For, It's Evident That It's Nothing More than an Unsafe Website that is Tailored for Self-Fulfillment, Exhibitionism, Opportunists, and People Who Can't Let Go of the Past

'Nuff said.
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Tips: 0.00 INK Postby Ace Darkfire on Sat Mar 03, 2007 11:30 am

MySpace sucks. We all know it, even if we don't admit it and/or outright deny that it sucks.

It's also an art rippers haven, as MySpace won't really do jack shit against an offender. Honestly, it seems MySpace administrators don't really exist, it's like they're off looking at porn or sucking each other off every moment of the day.

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Tips: 0.00 INK Postby Nightmare on Sun Apr 29, 2007 2:48 am

For a while with my IMVU account I was getting those codes and I figured a way to by-pass the music and animation misfunctions. \And since I just accessed my Myspace I have tricked it out HALOx10. I even got HALO by Soil to play automatically, and when that stops I pretty much have a raido at the bottom of my My Myspace. And sorry to say this Rameus but GWING doesnt get some of the stuff Myspace gets such as custom cursors

EDIT:This one Myspace account that my older bro found said

"Fuck your extended Network."
It was hilarious

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Tips: 0.00 INK Postby Teh Andy on Tue May 01, 2007 1:33 pm

I'm not gonna lie, I <3 myspace. I don't use it to browse other users and go through their crappy pages, I do use it to keep in touch with friends and organize events and generally have fun. I like browsing my friends pictures and putting up my own. Myspace works for me because I am an attention whore. My friends are not stupid, some have lots of vids on their page, but none of them begin playing automatically. Some of their music is annoying and I have to scramble to shut it off quick before it starts (especially the loud stuff) but when I'm at work the speakers aren't on, so i can't hear anything anyway.

Myspace, I find is also a good networking tool. I'm on it far more frequently than facebook and I think it's a lot of fun now that they've added a similar photo album option. Facebook's stalker system is nice to see when someone has updated their page, but honestly, if they're not in my top friends, I don't particularly care to check.

When i get bored I leave messages for my friends and cousins and I enjoy reading stupid little comments and messages that i get back. Same with pictures and their comments.

Nothing wrong with Gwing, mind you, I just enjoy Myspace too. I'm not saying that it's not ridiculousness.

OH! and some of those flash ads, especially the True ones, feature some cute women flirting with me. I don't object to that.

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Tips: 0.00 INK Postby Remæus on Tue May 08, 2007 11:54 am

Rofl. Yeah, I can use MySpace for what it is, I have no objection to that aspect. You're on the same level as I am, Andy. On all aspects. :x

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Tips: 0.00 INK Postby Teh Andy on Tue May 08, 2007 1:11 pm

Remaeus wrote:Rofl. Yeah, I can use MySpace for what it is, I have no objection to that aspect. You're on the same level as I am, Andy. On all aspects. :x


Everyone likes hot women flirting with them, even if they're just a pre-recorded image

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Re: Why GWing Is Better Than MySpace

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I use myspace to keep in contact with my friends that I don't live near. I have a few music artists on my friends list too.I don't add anyone that I don't know.
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Re: Why GWing Is Better Than MySpace

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Reason 11. Gwing won't get you rejected from college. according to recent poltical cartoons Image and blog articles Link for Article. Unless you reveal your real name when RPing of course

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Re: Why GWing Is Better Than MySpace

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Lol @ all this

I had a MySpace for about ... 4 months because I wanted to keep in touch with friends out of town and it was his only connection on the internet. And after a month -- I deleted my own account and said F@& that crap.

Now I use Facebook -- http://www.facebook.com

It's amazingly fast for all it has on it.

-I have uploaded over 350 pictures and still going - unlimited.
-They chop cities into "Networks" - meaning that you could be in a college network and your city's network. And then with these, they have a "Marketplace" where you can buy/sell stuff to people in your city.
-They just installed "applications" to your page. A FileBox to upload stuff, iLink for your favorite clips of music, WalkieTalkie so you can talk - via Mic to people in your groups.

+ so much more. Pictures, Notes, Pinned notes, Tons of friends, Wall Posting made-easy.

It's awesome, personally.

I have all my graphic work up, my screen shots from CS: S, and whatever I want. =)
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Re: Why GWing Is Better Than MySpace

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I am totally with Andy. I love MySpace, and I use it to keep in touch with friends, leave them comments, read their blogs, and look at their pictures to keep up with their lives when we are too busy to talk every day. (I am a whore for those stupid ass surveys when I'm bored in class, too. >_>)

I like GWing MUCH better, but I think MySpace serves a good purpose if you're careful. I enjoy it much more now than I used to, just because I don't add people I don't know, and my profile is private, so no one can see my business. Andy pretty much said everything I was thinking while reading this topic.

I am just getting into using Facebook, too. But just as with MySpace, I don't really go on it unless I get an email telling me that someone has messaged me or tried to be my friend or something. That's how much I don't care that it's MySpace, just when I get something.

But GWing will always rule. Especially now that I'm getting more involved in it again. <3 And since Eric is constantly improving it. Go Eric!
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Lol, myspace used to actually be a good site. I got on there with my friend before the idiots flocked there. Now I just use it to keep in contact with people and find old friends.
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