Lombax of Earth (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 01/01/12 | Reply
I like being able to see what I posted.
I'm a veggie, dawg (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 01/01/12 | Reply
Haha, my 13 year old self was kinda pervy XD but my comments on myO I think would seem just.... dumb. XD well I see that I haven't changed.
Meh, unless the FBI decides that this site is a high security threat, I don't think anyone here has anything to worry about. I find the new feature quite amusing really, I get to 'see' the 'old me'. I was curious if it also pertained to myOtaku but I know it doesn't. Curious only because I think my comments there would be more amusing that they are here LOL.
Goggalor (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 01/01/12 | Reply
I took a trip down memory lane and had a good laugh at some of my old comments and the boxes I was able to pull up. The one that got me the most was on a post made in '09 about the announcement of the "next" Doctor (aka Matt Smith) and all the reactions were "ugghhh..." Three years later, it's funny to see how everyone in that box has taken to him, and rather fanatically.
The only glitch I notice is that any comments made pre-Version Vibrant don't show up. Now given that 65 of my 82 pages of comments (yes, I know, not that impressive for someone who's been around this long) are from VV, this isn't really an issue, and I'm aware that getting comments from the grey site/myOtaku is a murky science at best. But still, I'd really appreciate that feature so I can gouge my eyes out at the stuff I was saying in '03.
"In Kat's wor we trust."
Tea pixie (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 01/01/12 | Reply
I think things posted on 'private' worlds are kept private ^^
I like the new feature, it'll make it easier to keep track of conversations I have XD
If people want privacy, that is what the PM system is for. I don't really have a problem with the new system as comments were pretty much viewable by anyone anyway. Although Kelsey has a point with the 'private world' feature... Hmmm.
Detective Mask (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 01/01/12 | Reply
What I like about the new feature is that I could actually see most, if not all, of the comments that I made at the site in an easier manner. (Why "most"? At the moment, not all of my comments are listed, but that's apparently a bug waiting to be fixed.)
What I'm a little bit concerned is that it also gives other members the ability to view my comment list. I understand that the comments are public in the first place, so they're not exactly private. But again, there's the risk that it would be misused by other people, especially potential stalkers.
It reminds me of that new tool in Facebook found at the right side of the screen, wherein you are automatically updated with every activity of your friends, even if it's just a Like or a comment in something that you're not supposed to be connected with at all. What made many people groan over this is that only the receiver of these updates can change the settings for this, making stalking easier to do.
That's why I understand where other people are coming from. If the new feature limited the members to view only their own comment list, it wouldn't be that big of an issue for many members.
But now that I think about it, many online forums have been doing the same thing as well for years already with regards to one's forum posts. Also, this isn't Facebook wherein your whole identity is revealed to the world. This is theOtaku, where you use a username instead of your real name and you are not intimated to give too much information about yourself.
But hey, it's still the first or second day of 2012 (depending on your timezone). So other changes can still take place.
"Students, be ambitious!"
bird nerd. (Otaku Angel) | Posted 01/01/12 | Reply
I don't see this as being much of a problem...it's ok. Don't know how much I love it, but eh. XD
The only thing is DO the privacy settings still apply? I mean, if someone has a world set to "friends only" (or members only)...and someone who isn't a friend (or member of the site) looks at a person's comment on that "friends/members only world", will they be able to see them?
Cupcake Constable (Moderator) | Posted 01/01/12 | Reply
Privacy. So basically, whenever I stumble upon a comment that someone has posted on a wallpaper, or fan art, or check out a possibly interesting world, and look at the comments - I'm invading someone's privacy? Unless you're trafficking pornography, you shouldn't have to worry.
Someone acts strange and stalks you online? There's a lovely blocking feature in place.
Someone reads your old comments? Anyone could've read them before now- just by being an active member on the site and posting comments & reading comments. Having them listed is a small change.
Honestly guys, most websites have this feature. Minitokyo, Zerochan, AnimePaper, YouTube, Yahoo!, etc. All-in-all, TheOtaku is late with this feature. And if you haven't realized that wanting privacy + internet is as fruitful as dividing by zero, I'll be very surprised.
This is a decent update - it'll be easier to keep track of comments, and since the comments in the backroom don't let you check back with older comments (which was pretty lamentable if you are an active talker), this is a helpful update. You'll catch up with past interesting conversations, you'll have some nostalgic moments- so, don't fret about something not that terrible - especially since 80% the internet has already experienced this.
Embracing Insanity (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 01/01/12 | Reply
YES! Love the new feature. I can finally keep track of my posts now!
People, I don't know what the hell you're talking about with this invasion of privacy thing. If you comment, it's public anyway, and whoever spends their time comment stalking someone?! (If there are any doing this, they are extremely rare, and that's what the Block option is for anyway).
If anything, it helps you get an idea what the person's like - for example, someone subbing to you and you knowing ZILCH about them (+1 if they have no Worlds or blank ones).
This is overreacting and is in no way an invasion of privacy. If you don't want people seeing what you posted, why don't you just delete all your comments after a few days? That way no one will be able to "stalk" you.
Otaku Legend | Posted 01/01/12 | Reply
FINALLY! Someone else who isn't bashing on it!! Everyone will get over it later on. It was the same thing with YouTube. New layout-people complain. Now they don't care.
And anyways, I finally found info from random stuff I'm writing that I thought I'd lost in the comments!
Pathetic Diabetic (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 01/01/12 | Reply
I don't see any big problems with the new feature. As far as I'm concerned, I'm just glad to see something new. And, I have nothing to hide, comment wise. I mean... they were technically viewable by everyone before. Now, we can just easily find WHERE we commented. But, yeah, choosing to keep these private might be a good feature to add on.
And, then... I met you.
This new feature makes us really uncomfortable.
I love TheO because it does have some privacy, it's not a facebook. But now we can be comment stalked easily.
Strawberry (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 01/01/12 | Reply
Not to be rude, but this new feature SUCKS. It should at least be optional.
-those with the biggest hearts hurt the most
Keepsake<3 (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 01/01/12 | Reply
That was really fun! I hope there will be more in the future! I got to make new friends here ♥
Can't wait to see the new feature!
Primadonna (Otaku Legend) | Posted 12/31/11 | Reply
Of course! :) They're all gorgeous, it took a bit of time to decide which one to use. XD
And aww, that's too bad! I thought the event was tons of fun. If we ever have another one, I do hope you'll be able to participate~ :3
Tea pixie (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 12/31/11 | Reply
Good plan! :D
Otaku Legend | Posted 12/31/11 | Reply
I say the next challenge is that we should all create a story by commenting one word each. They did it once on amirite and it turned out hilariously confusing!
Queen of theO â™¥ (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 12/31/11 | Reply
How about, just next time, make the goal:
EDIT: Damn, should have commented first about it. -knewshe'dbelate- >.>'
I am not a follower, I am a friend. I do not ask for subscribers, only friends.
Thank you :D It is indeed a lovely icon that confuses people into thinking I'm a dude when I'm not XD
Music Fairy (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 12/31/11 | Reply
Hahaha, thank you!:P
Otaku Eternal | Posted 12/31/11 | Reply
Over 9000..oh my goodness. This is my little brother's response to EVERYTHING. Nice one!
Spiritus Memorae (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 12/31/11 | Reply
Actually, that's a fantastic idea. Next time, it needs to be an exact number. Go one over and you blow it.
Nyaa~ (ZE MEANIE) | Posted 12/31/11 | Reply
D: I am not!
In the name of the tune I will punish you!
LDS Fangirl! (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 12/31/11 | Reply
A truly impossible number. Like 1337. Ha!
Queen of Mustaches (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 12/31/11 | Reply
aww... its over
You are a traitor.
Awww yay! You're using the avatar I made !
I'm sad I missed most of the commenting... Drat being in the wrong time zone and having to get up early for work XD I had to leave early to sleep...
UHUH, SUUUUUUURE, ADAM.
Buuut this comment slam thing really was good for theO c: People are getting more feedback, we made more friends and yeah.
JUST REMEMBER, THOUGH, ADAM, TROLL US AGAIN AND THE TROLL GODS AND GODDESSES WILL BE THROWING IT BACK TO YOU TEN-FOLD! |D
Otakuite++ | Posted 12/31/11 | Reply
Huh, I didn't know about someone changing the number. Anyway, I'm glad we were able to beat it and I can't wait to see what the new feature will be
I'm happy we made it!:D I bet next year the goal will be over 9000...:O */epically lame reference* This was so much fun, I definitely think there should be more of these events in the future!^^ Yesterday, theO truly felt like a community again, which was wonderful:) I, too, am eagerly anticipating the new comment feature and I can't wait what you have in store for us next year, Bossman!
Val's chibi kitty (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 12/31/11 | Reply
OMG REALLY. I must remember this interesting and potentially dire fact. >:3
like a BOSS.
*nods* Hear hear!! We can rise to the occasion if need be!!
Embracing Insanity (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 12/31/11 | Reply
Just wanted to say that I love your icon c:
And I'm eagerly anticipating the feature! I was happy when I saw the links above the portfolio info box. Yeah, I'm easily pleased nowadays.
Hahahahaha!! The comment slam was the funnest thing EVER!!! I hope the spirit stays alive forever. The # changing was so funny!!!
Nice conclusion for theOtaku on the second last day of 2011. lols ♥♥♥ There's still website spirit on here and that makes me happy knowing that. I love theOtaku and it will always be part of me. :)
Moderator | Posted 12/31/11 | Reply
Well buttercups, let's get ready to post infinity plus one comments next December!
are you serious?! XD
Local Tales Nerd (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 12/31/11 | Reply
Unknown force...*gasp* It's Adam's evil twin Mada, forcing seemingly impossible numbers on the citizens of TheO!
Fortunately, everyone combined their powers to defeat him and the beautiful world of TheO was saved.
That was a rather fun event! :3 We should definitely do things like those more often, I feel as though it brought theO community closer together, and I definitely communicated with others way more in the past 24 hours than I think I've done in the past month. XD Can't wait to see what the new feature is~
It's Ceiling Cat. Also, Adam is afraid of Cats. >:3
....it's a cat in a sleeve ._.
I do hope there are more challenges in the future!! :D
Pathetic Diabetic (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 12/31/11 | Reply
Challenge accepted, Head Cupcake! =w=
I'm rather proud of TheO for coming together to meet a challenge head on and defeat it. I like these, I like these a lot. I wouldn't mind seeing more in the future. ^^
This right here: click meh will come to GET you should you fail to follow through on the promised new feature.
Baron of Terribad (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 12/31/11 | Reply
A WINNER IS US
Love thy Evangelion.
we all survived! i'm looking forward to what this new feature will be- it was nice to get so many comments, and i hope everyone will continue to keep up the spirt of the slam past today :)
next time- bring it on! >:)
Good job guys. Even though its over lets stay together.
Otaku Legend | Posted 12/30/11 | Reply
Sure Adam, suuuuuuuuuuuuuure.
Keep in mind, next year the three troll goddesses will return! We won't back down from a challenge or spamming your guestbook! >:D
Shameless Fangirl (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 12/30/11 | Reply
Never underestimate the tenacity of a pack of nerds.
Hits Self With Axe (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 12/30/11 | Reply
We'll be watching you. Always watching.
Be true, be you and of course, be otaku.
Goggalor (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 12/30/11 | Reply
Anyhow, you should know that we tend to enjoy challenges. It's what we do.
Senior Otaku | Posted 12/30/11 | Reply
Haha, I was thinking the same thing. :3
(both the "unknown force" and new feature)
Castle Healer (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 12/30/11 | Reply
I wonder who that "unknown force" was. lol xD
Anyways, I can't wait for the new comment feature!
I must be the light when you're in the dark.
Sunrise (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 12/30/11 | Reply
*slides into first place*
I felt the benefits of the comment slam, so I think it'd be great if more of these events were held in the future- it makes theO's community seem that much closer~
But yes, I'm rather pumped for the new comment feature, can't wait to see what this sparkly new feature will be 8D
Mighty RED RANGER