Do find RJ inspiring, depressing, or just a gay facebook?

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    Feb 12, 2015 7:25 PM GMT
    Being in the middle of nowhere...it's kind of depressing seeing all you gorgeous realjockers out there and I'm just here like...huh, guess I'll go to for a run...
    But it's also really inspiring; encouraging me to work out, chat with people, learn and grow as an individual...but mostly the "damn that guy's hot..." thing.

    How do you view realjock? Hookup site? Friend site? Bored and have nothing else to do site? Just curious.
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    Feb 12, 2015 7:55 PM GMT
    Hahaa, true. I see what you mean man
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    Feb 13, 2015 3:14 AM GMT
    More fun than Facebook - you guys are much more interesting, entertaining, and UNEDITED.
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    Feb 13, 2015 3:19 AM GMT
    This site will never be the gay Facebook. It's more of a gay geocities.
  • BmwKid92

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    Feb 13, 2015 4:14 AM GMT
    a joke... rj is 1 huge joke.. sad people log in on this everyday
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    Feb 13, 2015 4:27 AM GMT
    For me it's kinda "gay facebook." It's my only window and outlet to other gay guys.

    Inspiring? Sometimes, seeing hot, fit guys makes me hit the gym.
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    Feb 13, 2015 4:30 AM GMT
    It's all three. Lately lots of depressed guys though.
  • buddycat

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    Feb 13, 2015 5:17 AM GMT
    I agree, on two. Not a gay Facebook. There is a central theme, other resources, a discussion board, and also social media properties. I would consider it more a community based site for gay men into fitness or desiring to get into fitness. Lately there is a bit of whining on here but you get this in real life like my one friend who whined all the time about not meeting someone.
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    Feb 13, 2015 5:37 AM GMT
    xrichx saidThis site will never be the gay Facebook. It's more of a gay geocities.

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    I find topics here to take to my real face-to-face social group for real time discussions.
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    Feb 13, 2015 6:06 AM GMT
    Chase646 askedHow do you view realjock? Hookup site? Friend site?
    With the few guys I've gotten to know here we've switched over to FB where it's easier to share stuff. I wouldn't say I've made friends tho; the only guys I've met face to face are those I already knew before finding their profiles on RJ. I still come back to RJ because once in a while I learn something of value or I have something worth sharing [IMHO]. Definitely not for hook-ups.
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    Feb 13, 2015 7:09 AM GMT
    strongbull saidIt's all three. Lately lots of depressed guys though.

    No, there are only a few. But they make the most noise.
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    Feb 13, 2015 3:01 PM GMT
    Gay Facebook, in the sense that you still have morons posting opinions and "facts" about subjects they know nothing about aside from what they read in a buzzfeed meme.
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    Feb 13, 2015 3:10 PM GMT
    Chase646 saidHow do you view realjock? Hookup site? Friend site? Bored and have nothing else to do site? Just curious.


    It started out as a "bored (and horny) and have nothing else to do site" but now to my shock it's turning into a "friend site" too. Totally don't foresee it for hookups though. Next to nobody in my entire state's here but IRL I know where to find them so I'm all set there.
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    Feb 13, 2015 3:59 PM GMT
    eagermuscle saidMore fun than Facebook - you guys are much more interesting, entertaining, and UNEDITED.



    ...True!
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    Feb 13, 2015 4:37 PM GMT
    -A first for me but blocking a few players makes a big difference here. really improved realJock. The arguments are quaint but just junk text.

    -lots of fake profiles here, cant imagine anyone putting that much effort into something like this. Are these members paid to post on sites like this, fifty cents per post, serious?

    -The un edited nature here is good.

    -there are really smart guys here. Bet they would post more if the place was less negative.

    -the admin has gone away big time (died of cancer of something) and i would be surprised to see this site still on the air next year.



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    Feb 13, 2015 6:47 PM GMT
    I think RJ is a pretty good time. It's being unedited and open to occasional flameouts from time to time by all who post, including me, makes it more real than other, more "scripted" sites. I miss the old Outsports, but RJ is definitely better than Planet Out or some of those other sites that have since bit the dust. RJ is also the most international gay site I've ever seen, which is another reason to like it. A definite keeper, with its own icon in my favorites bar.
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    Feb 13, 2015 7:13 PM GMT
    All of the above?

    Depressing - when you see younger guys with a build you can only dream of achieving, or see discussions build up so much hatred against someone/something.

    Inspiring - when you see much *older* guys with builds that are incredible, so you know it's not over as you get older, and when in a discussion, you see an outpouring of support for someone in a tough situation.

    Gay FB? Everything in between ;)With all the usual drama of day-to-day FB - but at least it's never boring ;P

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    Feb 13, 2015 7:29 PM GMT
    It's sort of PG-13 since adult chat was removed.
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    Feb 13, 2015 7:35 PM GMT
    Chase646 saidBeing in the middle of nowhere...it's kind of depressing seeing all you gorgeous realjockers out there and I'm just here like...huh, guess I'll go to for a run...

    How do you view realjock? Hookup site? Friend site? Bored and have nothing else to do site? Just curious.


    I guess my eyesight is going - read that as "I'll go to for a nun..."

    RJ is full of trolls, fake pics, and silly posts by 21 year olds who may or may not be gay, but it has a lot of interesting content, as well as some good things to look at. Not very much interesting back and forth discussion anymore, but there is still some hot insult trading by a few members to liven things up.

    Not a hook-up site - although there are a few successes in that regard.

    FB is the real bore. Not on FB very much, except to check to see if there might be something new that is also of interest. Mostly reposted items from the mother of a friend of a friend, links by FB featuring businesses FB wants you to patronize, gazillions of links to 22 year old singers and recording artists that someone likes, links to Buzzfeed items, and links to news items that someone likes. For the most part, if your friends are gay, your typical everyday gay ephemera.
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    Feb 13, 2015 11:37 PM GMT
    Its ok, better than Facebook, I hardly communicate on my regular Facebook account because there is nobody to relate to. Its all about baby pictures, marriages, relationship status and stuff I find boring and non-interesting.

    As a gay man, I feel comfortable here. Although Realjock is narcissism central, it does have a lot of diversity and culture. You can discuss your personal experiences and hear what others who share that one common thread think.

  • Hjalmar

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    Feb 16, 2015 12:43 AM GMT
    This is better than FB. I find RJ very entertaining, only I´m surprised of all the hate going on here. But, perhaps that´s only natural since this is a place for feelings and sex...
    I hope RJ will continue it´s journey as an arena of free speech despite of someone mentioning about RJ´s possible shut down...
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    Feb 16, 2015 5:39 PM GMT
    Answering the thread question......none of the above! I use this site to waste time. Nothing more or less.
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    Feb 16, 2015 6:56 PM GMT
    I come here to insult Spazzy and Art. icon_surprised.gif