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Anything you'd like to talk about but haven't had the chance?

What about something you feel like sharing but can't find the right thread for?

Well. You should do it here! It's easy. Opinions? Rants? Facts? Stories? Personal idiosyncrasies?




But here's a slight (and optional) caveat. Most threads don't provide too much of a chance for people to interact with each other. Have any thoughts in regards to something someone posted? You should reply. Let's get some random discussions going :happy:
 

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For a community that preaches tolerance is the highest of virtues, a great many people here get their (ignorant, prejudiced, uneducated on the topic) backs up when someone mentions the various bariatric/metabolic (weight-loss) surgeries. To be clear, when I say 'get their backs up' I mean 'totally lose their everfucking minds'.
I get the part that some people feel the recent explosion of metabolic surgeries in North 'Merica to cure us fatty fat fatties is the moral equivalent to some jerkoff pushing a Bible at someone to help cure a case of The Jewish, or praying away some cool cat's desire for the dick, but sheesh.
I had gastric bypass last June, and not because I wanted to fit into a pair of skinny jeans or go horseback riding like in a tampon commercial - I had the surgery because I was fucking dying. The complete lack of cogent thought in the WLS forum (so excellently titled "The WLS Controversy - We're against WLS. If you must talk about it, do it here." as if it's the board's fucking NAMBLA corner) in the face of calm science is frightening. If we can't get support from a community who damn well knows the suffering fat people go through on a daily basis, where the fuck ARE we going to get it?
The extremely personal to choice to permanently alter our anatomy to improve our health and lessen the chances of debilitating disease and early death is just that - ours. If you don't like the idea of WLS, please tell me why after you have carefully reviewed the scientific and medical literature on the topic, not because you knew someone who knew someone that had WLS and they died four weeks later after shitting a pound of nickels. If you're an ignorant yam bag and your mind is made up, gleefully ignoring the choice, science, and difficulty before and AFTER surgery, plz to be fucking yourself :)
 

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For a community that preaches tolerance is the highest of virtues, a great many people here get their (ignorant, prejudiced, uneducated on the topic) backs up when someone mentions the various bariatric/metabolic (weight-loss) surgeries. To be clear, when I say 'get their backs up' I mean 'totally lose their everfucking minds'.
I get the part that some people feel the recent explosion of metabolic surgeries in North 'Merica to cure us fatty fat fatties is the moral equivalent to some jerkoff pushing a Bible at someone to help cure a case of The Jewish, or praying away some cool cat's desire for the dick, but sheesh.
I had gastric bypass last June, and not because I wanted to fit into a pair of skinny jeans or go horseback riding like in a tampon commercial - I had the surgery because I was fucking dying. The complete lack of cogent thought in the WLS forum (so excellently titled "The WLS Controversy - We're against WLS. If you must talk about it, do it here." as if it's the board's fucking NAMBLA corner) in the face of calm science is frightening. If we can't get support from a community who damn well knows the suffering fat people go through on a daily basis, where the fuck ARE we going to get it?
The extremely personal to choice to permanently alter our anatomy to improve our health and lessen the chances of debilitating disease and early death is just that - ours. If you don't like the idea of WLS, please tell me why after you have carefully reviewed the scientific and medical literature on the topic, not because you knew someone who knew someone that had WLS and they died four weeks later after shitting a pound of nickels. If you're an ignorant yam bag and your mind is made up, gleefully ignoring the choice, science, and difficulty before and AFTER surgery, plz to be fucking yourself :)
Wow, nice to see that you are complaining about people losing their shit and being narrow minded by insulting people and telling them there opinion is wrong and that only your interpretation of the facts is correct...

Oh, wait, I disagree with the way you have put yourself across so I must be... what was it? Ignorant, prejudiced and uneducated on the topic because I don't see things exactly the way you to, right? =3
 

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Wow, nice to see that you are complaining about people losing their shit and being narrow minded by insulting people and telling them there opinion is wrong and that only your interpretation of the facts is correct...

Oh, wait, I disagree with the way you have put yourself across so I must be... what was it? Ignorant, prejudiced and uneducated on the topic because I don't see things exactly the way you to, right? =3
Uh, no. My beef is with the ignorant fucks I have messaged/read/com across on the board who display prejudice, stupidity, and are completely opposed to learning information about the topic. I don't care what opinion people have about the surgery, I happen to give a shit when someone who doesn't know their ass from a hole in the ground pontificates. Personally, I know nothing about particle physics, therefore I don't send emails to people who work on the Large Hadron Collider. Does that help, dear?
 

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Uh, no. My beef is with the ignorant fucks I have messaged/read/com across on the board who display prejudice, stupidity, and are completely opposed to learning information about the topic. I don't care what opinion people have about the surgery, I happen to give a shit when someone who doesn't know their ass from a hole in the ground pontificates. Personally, I know nothing about particle physics, therefore I don't send emails to people who work on the Large Hadron Collider. Does that help, dear?
Well you addressed the community as a whole twice/three times depending on your interpretation of your original post so if you meant to address a more specific target audience than the entire forum.

And you still seem to be of the opinion that if a person doesn't agree with you then they obviously don't know anything. I am a zoologist. I have done detailed studies on the long and short term success rates, morbidity rates and the ability of doctors to treat the related problems. I have also gone through several years worth of reports on the reductions of obesity related illnesses following WLS and to be honest it is very boring to read through all that but there are definitely pros and cons. Personally I think the long term success rates combined with the high morbidity rates make it unsuitable for most people. Not to mention the fact that those who can afford to pay for it privately as opposed to on the NHS often do so clinging to the idea that it will be an easy way out, which, as somebody who has had WLS yourself, you can attest is not the case. But that is just my opinion. Which has as much and no more value than yours. Your original post was saying that other people aren't entitled to their opinions unless they can 'prove' to you that they know what they are talking about. Which isn't true because at the end of the day, no matter how much or how little you know about a topic your opinion is just that, an opinion and not a fact no matter how much you would like it to be.
 

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Uh, no. My beef is with the ignorant fucks I have messaged/read/com across on the board who display prejudice, stupidity, and are completely opposed to learning information about the topic.
Hmmm, as a suggestion then, you might want to avoid internet message boards. The vast majority are horribly/wonderfully (depending on POV) open, and don't discriminate based on ignorance or stupidity......so you will find people who insist that (choose one or more)
- Obama is muslim,
- modern hockey players are wimps because they wear helmets,
- all republicans are raging racists,
- ........,
- ........,
- weight loss surgery is always butchery for cosmetic reasons.

Now, it happens that the policy of these boards, as set by their owner, is anti-WLS, hence the name of the board where discussion of it is allowed. I think the majority of people who post on these boards are not so militant about it, but for sure that top-down policy will help enable a certain view point to be militant.

Dims is certainly not the be-all and end-all of size accepting sites, and there are plenty of people who have left because of one policy or another. On the other hand, there are lots of people who do choose to post here still, presumably because they've not found another place that suits them as well. Ultimately, the site is owned by one individual, and each poster has to decide if they can live by the rules, policies, and morals promulgated by that owner.
 

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(not related to the above discussion)

These words are writ on water, as far as permanence goes. Oh, for sure, the internet has a lot of backing up to it these days, so maybe I could come back and find this post twenty years from now, but I wouldn't particularly count on it. I'd certainly challenge you to find any particular post from the original Dimensions boards.....and even if these boards are better preserved, finding particular material amongst the hundreds, thousands, tens of thousands of posts could well be a challenge.

There is a huge body of thoughts, experiences, and stories shared on these boards. I have no idea how many books would be required if you were to print up all of the boards, but I'm sure it would be many. Of course a lot of it is of no particular lasting value, essentially amounting to chit-chat between people. But there is a whole lot of very good stuff, too.

Have any of you ever grabbed particular posts to save them for yourself so that you don’t lose the information? Ever thought what you’d do, what you’d lose, if Dimensions ever shuts down? Or for that matter, if the place was ever just frozen so that you couldn't edit anything, but material was still visible to others, what picture of yourself you leave here?

Of course, this is far from the first web board that has this issue--or even go back to the old newsgroups, fundamentally the same issue has been there for a long time.
 

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Well, first off, I'm glad things ended up working out well for you :D

Secondly, everyone has their opinions. And most of the time, they're not likely to change them. Whether they're correct or incorrect, whether they've actually researched the subject or not. But if something works for you, let it work for you. If something else works for someone else, let it work for them. If someone hasn't looked into something and does it anyway? Well. I think they deserve whatever consequences come from it. Want to be a feedee? Do it. Want to have WLS? Go ahead. Want to pick up a coke habit to drop the weight instead? By all means. If someone responded to my post by disagreeing, I'd actually find that rather wonderful. Doing what I do works pretty great for me, so in the end, it doesn't really concern me if people think I'm doing something wrong.




(not related to the above discussion)

These words are writ on water, as far as permanence goes. Oh, for sure, the internet has a lot of backing up to it these days, so maybe I could come back and find this post twenty years from now, but I wouldn't particularly count on it. I'd certainly challenge you to find any particular post from the original Dimensions boards.....and even if these boards are better preserved, finding particular material amongst the hundreds, thousands, tens of thousands of posts could well be a challenge.

There is a huge body of thoughts, experiences, and stories shared on these boards. I have no idea how many books would be required if you were to print up all of the boards, but I'm sure it would be many. Of course a lot of it is of no particular lasting value, essentially amounting to chit-chat between people. But there is a whole lot of very good stuff, too.

Have any of you ever grabbed particular posts to save them for yourself so that you don’t lose the information? Ever thought what you’d do, what you’d lose, if Dimensions ever shuts down? Or for that matter, if the place was ever just frozen so that you couldn't edit anything, but material was still visible to others, what picture of yourself you leave here?

Of course, this is far from the first web board that has this issue--or even go back to the old newsgroups, fundamentally the same issue has been there for a long time.

I do wonder what would happen if Dimensions just disappeared. Would a new, similar site pop up to replace it? Would members here join that one, or refuse because it just wouldn't feel the same? It makes me glad that I know quite a few people here off the site. Even if there's no record of what's been posted here, friendships made here will still exist and people can reminisce over all the craziness that's gone down.
 

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For the third and final time, I only take personal offense to people who argue against WLS and - wait for it - know *nothing* about it. I simply cannot make it any clearer.
 

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For the third and final time, I only take personal offense to people who argue against WLS and - wait for it - know *nothing* about it. I simply cannot make it any clearer.
Well perhaps you would like to re-read your original post from an objective point of view and consider what it is that caused your point to be misinterpreted by multiple people and interpreted correctly by nobody other than yourself.
 

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Okay, back to the original point of this thread...

I used to be afraid of playing video games. Not watching them, just playing them. They made me panic when enemies hit more or damaged me and I just completely freaked out. I have an anxiety disorder to give you some background on that.

In particular my best friend and her little brother used to spend hours and hours playing Spyro games with me. I always watch and help out as an extra pair of eyes and am used to viewing video games as a puzzle and an exciting form of video rather than an interactive game. Don't get me wrong, I love watching other people play and I loved watching them play Spyro games so much.

This last week I downloaded the original trilogy of Spyro games and I've completed the first one to 120% the other day which is a huge achievement for me. I overcame my fears and did it. Even though I had a huge flash back in the Toasty level with those stupid dog enemies I still did it. Now I'm starting the second Spyro game and am scared all over again but it is another challenge for me to face, no matter how trivial!

So, who here has had something so trivial be such an important step for them in some way? ^_^
 

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For a community that preaches tolerance is the highest of virtues, a great many people here get their (ignorant, prejudiced, uneducated on the topic) backs up when someone mentions the various bariatric/metabolic (weight-loss) surgeries. To be clear, when I say 'get their backs up' I mean 'totally lose their everfucking minds'.
I get the part that some people feel the recent explosion of metabolic surgeries in North 'Merica to cure us fatty fat fatties is the moral equivalent to some jerkoff pushing a Bible at someone to help cure a case of The Jewish, or praying away some cool cat's desire for the dick, but sheesh.
I had gastric bypass last June, and not because I wanted to fit into a pair of skinny jeans or go horseback riding like in a tampon commercial - I had the surgery because I was fucking dying. The complete lack of cogent thought in the WLS forum (so excellently titled "The WLS Controversy - We're against WLS. If you must talk about it, do it here." as if it's the board's fucking NAMBLA corner) in the face of calm science is frightening. If we can't get support from a community who damn well knows the suffering fat people go through on a daily basis, where the fuck ARE we going to get it?
The extremely personal to choice to permanently alter our anatomy to improve our health and lessen the chances of debilitating disease and early death is just that - ours. If you don't like the idea of WLS, please tell me why after you have carefully reviewed the scientific and medical literature on the topic, not because you knew someone who knew someone that had WLS and they died four weeks later after shitting a pound of nickels. If you're an ignorant yam bag and your mind is made up, gleefully ignoring the choice, science, and difficulty before and AFTER surgery, plz to be fucking yourself :)
I get where you are coming from.
I think that the only "mistake" you made is to expect more from the people here than you would the rest of the population.
It's all the same.
 

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I get where you are coming from.
I think that the only mistake you made is to expect more from the people here than you would the rest of the population.
It's all the same.
Yeah man, I made that mistake :/
 

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Yeah man, I made that mistake :/
Body Autonomy FTW.

It's your body.
It's legal.
It's not going to physically harm others.
It's therefore your choice.

If I think it's stupid and dangerous, I may say you shouldn't do it. But I'm not going to tell you NOT to do it (if that makes sense)
 

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I, for one, love motorboating. Anyone else?
I certainly have a fondness for it. So here's a question. FFA's: Have you ever motorboated a BHM? Would you?

And BHMs: Would you tolerate being motorboated?

Anytime I've done it, its been met with confused acceptance. Eventually good humor.
 

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I certainly have a fondness for it. So here's a question. FFA's: Have you ever motorboated a BHM? Would you?

And BHMs: Would you tolerate being motorboated?

Anytime I've done it, its been met with confused acceptance. Eventually good humor.
Hahaha, nice! No, I never have and given that I have a partner who not tolerate it I am never going to get the chance to! xD
 

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Hahaha, nice! No, I never have and given that I have a partner who not tolerate it I am never going to get the chance to! xD
I'm sure you can have plenty of fun without it =P

Spyro is an awesome choice, by the way. The blue guys are infuriating, are they not? Though, I haven't played much since I was younger so it might not be that bad to catch them.

Any other games you're considering? Crash bandicoot was another older favorite. The battle system in something like Final Fantasy or Lunar might be less daunting because it's more tactical. Man, I miss playstation. Emulator time!
 

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The more stinky a cheese is, the more I enjoy it. Yeah, I said it.
 

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Sort of a rant, sort of thinking out loud.

Lately I've been wondering just how many FFAs there actually are.

Granted I'm a somewhat introverted guy, but I've only met one girl in person who identified herself as liking bigger guys in my 32 years.

To me, they seem very rare and almost mythical, like the Loch Ness Monster or evidence of intelligent extra terrestrial life. I thought that I had found a second FFA once, but she turned out to be just a crashed weather balloon. :p

Just going by these forums, there seems to be way fewer of them than male FAs. I know a number of guys in person who favor, or at least are sometimes attracted to, curvier or larger than 'average' women.

And there's definitely fewer FFAs than BHM here. All the more special and lucky when a couple hooks up, I guess. :happy:
 
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