Noticed this about Bodybuilding .com? Homophobes.

  • TheiKevin

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    Aug 04, 2013 5:34 PM GMT
    I love the site for it's good information. But it's full of the most homophobic self-entitled pricks on the web. Almost more than the comment sections on Youtube (lol). There are a few good people on there who have positive values, and the rest of the population is filled with hateful uneducated dbags. I've seen people on Rj mention and direct others to the site, but has anyone noticed this over there? Considering deleting my account on there for this reason. Though I may still visit every so often just for the aforementioned good info that can be found there.

    It's sad, really. Don't know if that site even has moderators.
  • Fable

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    Aug 04, 2013 5:35 PM GMT
    Start gaytrolling.
  • TheiKevin

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    Aug 04, 2013 5:38 PM GMT
    fable saidStart gaytrolling.


    Ha was seriously considering it before I leave. Already made my point on there defending an article about a kid who got punked for wearing a flower headband. My post got deleted SO quick, but the hateful comments remained. Kind of made me laugh.
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    Aug 04, 2013 6:01 PM GMT
    Don't delete your account. Just reply with subtle ambiguously gay comments. icon_lol.gif
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    Aug 04, 2013 6:03 PM GMT
    http://search3.bodybuilding.com/other/index?q=gay+bodygroups&output=xml_no_dtd&client=wwwbodybuilding&proxystylesheet=wwwbodybuilding&getfields=description&filter=0&site=bodygroups&btnG=
  • TheiKevin

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    Aug 04, 2013 6:10 PM GMT
    eagermuscle saidhttp://search3.bodybuilding.com/other/index?q=gay+bodygroups&output=xml_no_dtd&client=wwwbodybuilding&proxystylesheet=wwwbodybuilding&getfields=description&filter=0&site=bodygroups&btnG=


    I've never checked out the groups section before, I was regerring more to the forums. I'll have to check those out though. Thanks!
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    Aug 04, 2013 6:31 PM GMT
    TheiKevin saidI love the site for it's good information. But it's full of the most homophobic self-entitled pricks on the web. Almost more than the comment sections on Youtube (lol). There are a few good people on there who have positive values, and the rest of the population is filled with hateful uneducated dbags. I've seen people on Rj mention and direct others to the site, but has anyone noticed this over there? Considering deleting my account on there for this reason. Though I may still visit every so often just for the aforementioned good info that can be found there.

    It's sad, really. Don't know if that site even has moderators.



    I'm sure there are plenty of rude people there, but there are quite a few bigots on real jock right here as well. I really dont understand what the point of a " moderator " is if they arent going to suspend people from harassing others and being downright hateful for no reason at all ... and when ever its brought up in discussion you all look the other way ...




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  • HottJoe

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    Aug 04, 2013 6:34 PM GMT
    TheiKevin said
    fable saidStart gaytrolling.


    Ha was seriously considering it before I leave. Already made my point on there defending an article about a kid who got punked for wearing a flower headband. My post got deleted SO quick, but the hateful comments remained. Kind of made me laugh.

    Why did your post get deleted?
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    Aug 04, 2013 6:49 PM GMT
    Sorry to break it to you, but there will always be homophobes in the world. Just like there will always be racists, misogynists, hypocrites etc. They are the straight, ignorant world - you can't change that. What I think is worse is when you have homophobes on gay sites like this one. Now that's what you should be discussing.
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    Aug 04, 2013 7:40 PM GMT
    simonneversaid said
    CopperDevil said
    TheiKevin saidI love the site for it's good information. But it's full of the most homophobic self-entitled pricks on the web. Almost more than the comment sections on Youtube (lol). There are a few good people on there who have positive values, and the rest of the population is filled with hateful uneducated dbags. I've seen people on Rj mention and direct others to the site, but has anyone noticed this over there? Considering deleting my account on there for this reason. Though I may still visit every so often just for the aforementioned good info that can be found there.

    It's sad, really. Don't know if that site even has moderators.



    I'm sure there is plenty of rude people there, but there are quite a few bigots on real jock right here as well. I really dont understand what the point of a " moderator " is if they arent going to suspend people from harassing others and being downright hateful for no reason at all ... and when ever its brought up in discussion you all look the other way ...




    hypocrisy.gif


    yes, fuck bodybuilding.com. that site is trash anyways. only thing i use that site for is the exercise database. that and maybe pics of the guys if they're cute or jerk off friendly. icon_smile.gif i think that site in itself basically has a stigma to it which hurts it although it's popular. it's one of those places that you just don't want to be associated with when you really know what goes on in that place especially the forums. there couldn't be enough large number of lgbt posters that would make me ever be interested of posting on that site. it's full of airheads and retards that think that lifting a weight or putting on muscle mass makes them worth a fuck.

    but yeah, i don't understand what is the point of the moderation on this site. it's extremely loose. you have posters that should have been banned eons again that are still here BUT yet a poster can get banned quickly if enough people hit the spam button. there's a huge bullying presence on this site and the lack of moderation just makes it worse. hell, some of the bullies are ACTUALLY the ones that are within the cliques and that's the problem.



    Exactly !!!! It is disgusting the ammout of disrespect thats on this site, and then for some of the same people who complain about " straight " people on this site will turn around and say something racist, fem-bashing, or calling other people ugly and basically any form of bullying or harassing you can think of and no one even blinks an eye... I even had one person say that those of us who have a problem with it are " thin skinned " ... as far as i'm concerned i could care less what straight people think , i care more about how gay men treat each other, if we dont have it together how can we expect respect from other people ?



  • TheiKevin

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    Aug 04, 2013 8:34 PM GMT
    HottJoe said
    TheiKevin said
    fable saidStart gaytrolling.


    Ha was seriously considering it before I leave. Already made my point on there defending an article about a kid who got punked for wearing a flower headband. My post got deleted SO quick, but the hateful comments remained. Kind of made me laugh.

    Why did your post get deleted?



    There was no reason given. I'm assuming the excuse for deleting it would be that I used profanity (even though I censored it). Though I believe it may have been the thread-starter who just didn't agree with what I had said, because the other posts with profanity are still there.
  • TheiKevin

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    Aug 04, 2013 8:39 PM GMT
    hellass saidSorry to break it to you, but there will always be homophobes in the world. Just like there will always be racists, misogynists, hypocrites etc. They are the straight, ignorant world - you can't change that. What I think is worse is when you have homophobes on gay sites like this one. Now that's what you should be discussing.



    I'm well aware homophobia may never be eliminated, was just describing my anger for the fact that a community-based forum that is very active and full of good information along with SOME intellectuals is also full of a bunch of people stuck with a medieval mindset.

    I also agree that having homophobia on this site is much worse. Although here, they are the minority.
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    Aug 04, 2013 9:08 PM GMT
    TheiKevin said
    eagermuscle saidhttp://search3.bodybuilding.com/other/index?q=gay+bodygroups&output=xml_no_dtd&client=wwwbodybuilding&proxystylesheet=wwwbodybuilding&getfields=description&filter=0&site=bodygroups&btnG=

    I've never checked out the groups section before, I was regerring more to the forums. I'll have to check those out though. Thanks!

    Reminds me of AOL when it was a top site, where different parts of it, particularly the numerous chat rooms, were total opposites.

    I mainly used the gay chat rooms, and aside from the occasional straight troll who'd come in to spam us with Biblical condemnations, or spew Right Wing homophobic political hate straight from the national Republican Party Platform and NOM literature, it was a friendly atmosphere. But many other rooms were not.

    I created several SNs around motorcycling, like Gay Motorcyclist, Gay Biker, and so on. Interestingly they didn't get 67092364915273 tagged onto them, so I guess they were original.

    I'd love to go into Harley Chat, and other biker rooms, and see how long it would take for me to get bashed. And I wasn't being provocative or disruptive, like some of our RJ political trolls, not even mentioning gay topics in them.

    I'd be discussing benign on-topic subjects like good biker roads, experiences with different bike makes, riding stories, repair issues, etc. But as soon as they realized what my SN said, maybe first asking if I was really a "fag", the room would go ballistic with insults & threats, and demands that I leave "their" room.

    Sounds like bodybuilding.com might be somewhat the same. So take and exploit their BB advice for free, avoid the hostile areas, and check out the gay groups. No reason to surrender the field to a bunch of homophobes, and deny yourself beneficial stuff you enjoy. Fuck 'em. Just don't patronize their products or advertisers, if you can.
  • Webster666

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    Aug 04, 2013 9:12 PM GMT
    It seems obvious to me that the homophobic comments are endorsed by the site's owner.
    I would cancel my membership.
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    Aug 04, 2013 9:16 PM GMT
    That site is great for eye candy.

    And for fake profiles to steal pictures from. icon_lol.gif