Retire MOTD!

  • muscleONmuscl...

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    May 10, 2015 10:53 PM GMT
    ok, hundreds if not thousands of guys, visit this site every day, but so few vote for MOTD that it often takes only 15 guys voting for a verified member--2 votes each--to put a guy over the top. If the presidential election were won with less than 1 percent of the vote, would we even let the guy move into the White House?
    Also, I'm afraid it's a bit racist. There are some incredibly hot Asian dudes on this site who never get voted MOTD while lots of average looking white guys do. Also, same goes for black guys. Yes a few win but not at all in proportion to the population of hotness they represent on this site. So let's close it down; its outlived its usefulness. Replace it with profiles of guys that have been most added to other people's hot lists.
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    May 10, 2015 11:02 PM GMT
    http://www.realjock.com/search/?sysid=1&sort=4
    Here ya go OP. Now go find yourself and all the other guys that have been hotlisted. It should keep you busy for a while...
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    May 10, 2015 11:08 PM GMT
    This thread is silly. If you think a minority dude is hot, why not vote for him? As Theguynextdoor said, there are plenty to choose from. But you can't get mad because others don't agree with you. And also, even if most of the members here don't vote for minorities, that is not racist. Please look up the term "racist" before using it ad nauseum.
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    May 11, 2015 1:04 AM GMT
    what the hell is Martianism? icon_lol.gif
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    May 11, 2015 1:07 AM GMT
    hairyandym saidwhat the hell is Martianism? icon_lol.gif


    Just another "ism."
  • you_know_Its_...

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    May 11, 2015 1:17 AM GMT
    It seems to be common knowledge that the gay community is pretty much the last stand for white supremacy, besides Australia. icon_lol.gif
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    May 11, 2015 1:19 AM GMT
    Damn....the OP has a kick ass bod! icon_biggrin.gif
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    May 11, 2015 4:02 AM GMT
    muscleONmuscle1 said... So let's close it down; its outlived its usefulness. Replace it with profiles of guys that have been most added to other people's hot lists.
    likely they lost the code & methods to do it. The site probably clears $111.00/day no funds to hire the consultant to do the work. something like that.
  • venue35

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    May 11, 2015 8:19 PM GMT
    RJ "bitch of the day" is what it should be called
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    May 11, 2015 8:53 PM GMT
    Actually, you do have a very good point. There are tons of over the top, and above average guys of different ethnicities other then white, but it does seem that the average white guy wins.

    But then again, I don't think you really obtain anything from becoming MOTD then just an ego boost. I mean people probably use super old photos of themselves years ago, and doesn't represent themselves to this day. I say give them the ego trip because heaven knows if they ever get it in real life. icon_smile.gif

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    May 11, 2015 9:17 PM GMT
    Hm, it's true. I think it has to do with lack of diversity of *hot ethnic men in the media or popular culture. Majority of gay men on here are Caucasians, so it sorta makes sense that most Caucasian guys win MOTD. Sometimes even if an Asian or Black or Latino man got voted in the running, eventually he'll lose out and end up 2nd or 3rd. (That happened to me about 1 1/2 years ago, got 20 votes and was in 3rd or something) lol. And I notice that most guys who get voted are either shirtless, showing off their bod, butt, asset or whatever! Lol, it's just a popularity ego contest. No biggie, not the end of the world.
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    May 12, 2015 2:27 AM GMT
    Presumably, voters represent only a tiny fraction of members who visit the site to check out photos of never-before-seen unattainable gay guys (real and otherwise). MOTD is a cheap way to generate site views, which brings revenue to the site, which keeps it free.

    How about renaming this thread:

    "Replace MOTD with a feature that'd be more popular, but with what?"

  • ChicagoSteve

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    May 12, 2015 3:06 AM GMT
    I've suggested this before, but they should choose a random guy on a daily basis, and not make it a popularity contest. There actually should not even be voting. Just highlight a different profile everyday and give everybody a chance for their five minutes of fame.
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    May 12, 2015 3:10 AM GMT
    Varus saidBut then again, I don't think you really obtain anything from becoming MOTD then just an ego boost.

    They used to give you a pony.
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    May 12, 2015 3:19 AM GMT
    venue35 saidRJ "bitch of the day" is what it should be called


    Nobody wants to see Pazzy's face every fucking day.
  • bro4bro

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    May 12, 2015 3:22 AM GMT
    This may come as a shock to you, but quite a lot of guys are voted MOTD not because they're hot, but because they're nice guys.

    I'll let you take it from there.
  • ChicagoSteve

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    May 12, 2015 3:33 AM GMT
    bro4bro saidThis may come as a shock to you, but quite a lot of guys are voted MOTD not because they're hot, but because they're nice guys.

    I'll let you take it from there.


    There are probably a lot of nice guys on this site who will never get voted MOTD. That's why I say, just let the site pick a different guy on a daily basis, and then everyone gets a chance. Stop the voting. The way it is now, it's no different than high school gym class, where some guys will always be last to be picked.
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    May 12, 2015 3:37 AM GMT
    bro4bro saidThis may come as a shock to you, but quite a lot of guys are voted MOTD not because they're hot, but because they're nice guys.

    I'll let you take it from there.


    So headless torsos with 0 to hardly any posts. Sounds like a winner to me! icon_biggrin.gif

    @sharkisha- I would love a pony or at least something to ride on. icon_wink.gif
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    May 12, 2015 3:46 AM GMT
    UMMM... why don't we... talk data...

    I was curious about the site's user base so I did a fairly simple analysis based on the data I crawled from this site.

    Here are some results:

    1. Based on all the users who disclosed their ethnicity, on this site:

    Of the 131128 people,

    White : 55.48 %
    Asian : 12.49 %
    Black : 9.25 %
    Latino : 8.02 %
    Mixed Race : 6.78 %
    Other : 2.67 %
    Middle Eastern : 2.27 %
    South Asian : 1.54 %
    American Indian : 0.93 %
    Pacific Islander : 0.58 %

    2. Based on MOTD's of the last 365 days on the site:

    Of the last 365 MOTD's:
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    White : 85.21 %
    Mixed Race : 4.93 %
    Black : 3.01 %
    Latino : 1.64 %
    Asian : 1.64 %
    Unspecified : 1.37 % <--- I checked their profiles and I wasn't sure icon_sad.gif
    Middle Eastern : 1.37 %
    Other : 0.55 %
    American Indian : 0.27 %

    Note that a few MOTD's (such as theguynextdoor) didn't disclose their ethnicity so I had to manually checked their profiles. theguynextdoor was classified as white. I hope I was right.


    I'm not gonna draw any conclusions here. Personally I don't feel offended when white guys are not interested in me because of my race. But preference is one thing, racism is another. I usually hold my judgement. I'm not gonna victimize myself. And as a general rule, I stay away from racists. Staying away from negative energy (and fucked up mindset) has always served me well.


    Also... In case you are interested... the average age of users on this site by race:

    Average age of users by race
    ----------------------------
    White : 35.51
    Latino : 29.65
    Pacific Islander : 29.62
    Other : 29.49
    Middle Eastern : 29.20
    Black : 28.84
    South Asian : 28.56
    Mixed Race : 28.44
    American Indian : 28.09
    Asian : 27.30

    Of course there are people who wrote that they were 99 years old on their profiles. But I think a few such cases don't affect the result much.


    More on this at this post(http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/4049640)

    - J
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    May 12, 2015 5:38 AM GMT
    pazzy said
    bro4bro saidThis may come as a shock to you, but quite a lot of guys are voted MOTD not because they're hot, but because they're nice guys.

    I'll let you take it from there.


    even the ones who never post and been here forever?

    keeping it honest, i think there's way too many guys in here that are on this shit for validation purposes, looking for folks to boost their already big egos or are looking for sex or love. it's no secret that this site is another scruff/grindr as most people see it as such. the reason why i say this is because of how many guys in here have nothing but pictures in their profile and appear to be putting up a show for whoever or whatever. i've noticed how sites like scruff/grindr are like a popularity contests and whatever garbage where guys use it to stroke their egos with some that actually are down to earth and ain't into the dumb shit. i've seen the scruff's most woofed and funny how some of the guys on here are on that. kind of odd if you ask me. a few of those guys that i've seen are cool where they've posted on here or are/were regulars. the rest obviously using this site for validation or for an ego boost which is wack. i'm quite sure that they've gotten MOTD but yet i've never seen them post on here. wouldn't surprise me if they popped up on other sites which were about validation.

    i'm not here for that though i'll take advantage of an opportunity when it arises but that's not the main reason why i'm here. that's secondary. real talk, i'm not here to boost anybody's ego because folks tend to be assholes. not supporting that which is why i think the motd shit should go or at least, not be some shit where people can vote.


    Thou protest too much. You say this shit all the fucking time like a mantra or something. Everyone else is here for validation.....except you. Right....... icon_rolleyes.gif
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    May 12, 2015 6:01 AM GMT
    Erik101 saidDamn....the OP has a kick ass bod! icon_biggrin.gif
    +1
  • muscleONmuscl...

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    May 12, 2015 6:05 AM GMT
    [quote][cite]Erik101 said[/cite]Damn....the OP has a kick ass bod! icon_biggrin.gif[/quote

    Haha. Thanks,man. A compliment I the midst of all this criticism is very welcome.
  • muscleONmuscl...

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    May 12, 2015 6:16 AM GMT
    LAXWill10 saidHm, it's true. I think it has to do with lack of diversity of *hot ethnic men in the media or popular culture. Majority of gay men on here are Caucasians, so it sorta makes sense that most Caucasian guys win MOTD. Sometimes even if an Asian or Black or Latino man got voted in the running, eventually he'll lose out and end up 2nd or 3rd. (That happened to me about 1 1/2 years ago, got 20 votes and was in 3rd or something) lol. And I notice that most guys who get voted are either shirtless, showing off their bod, butt, asset or whatever! Lol, it's just a popularity ego contest. No biggie, not the end of the world.


    Of course it's not the end of the world, but then neither is all the other crap people post here. It's funny how everybody wants to get all Jack Handy deep thoughts when you mention possible prejudices. Racism means pre-Judging on the basis of race--typically prejudging in a negative manner. Yes, we are talking about aesthetics here and I admit to some of my own biases. I actually think Asians and African-Americans are very hot -- when they're in good shape, that is. But it's still a form of racism to decide consciously or unconsciously that you don't find a whole category of guys attractive due solely to their racial features. Good old fashioned racism was based on very negative physical stereotypes as well as psychological ones. But My only point was that I'd like to see more diversity in the MOTD selection and more votes cast too. So what the hell are you all bitching about?
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    May 12, 2015 12:06 PM GMT
    venue35 saidRJ "bitch of the day" is what it should be called


    That would be way too heavily contested with the usual people in the battle for most votes.

    I once named somebody "Douche of the Day" for his ridiculous ego and exhibitionism. haha But here again there would never be too many candidates. And the last thing this site needs is anything to encourage douchiness. icon_rolleyes.gif

  • muscleONmuscl...

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    May 15, 2015 5:17 AM GMT
    gnijuohz saidUMMM... why don't we... talk data...

    I was curious about the site's user base so I did a fairly simple analysis based on the data I crawled from this site.

    Here are some results:

    1. Based on all the users who disclosed their ethnicity, on this site:

    Of the 131128 people,

    White : 55.48 %
    Asian : 12.49 %
    Black : 9.25 %
    Latino : 8.02 %
    Mixed Race : 6.78 %
    Other : 2.67 %
    Middle Eastern : 2.27 %
    South Asian : 1.54 %
    American Indian : 0.93 %
    Pacific Islander : 0.58 %

    2. Based on MOTD's of the last 365 days on the site:

    Of the last 365 MOTD's:
    ----------------------
    White : 85.21 %
    Mixed Race : 4.93 %
    Black : 3.01 %
    Latino : 1.64 %
    Asian : 1.64 %
    Unspecified : 1.37 % <--- I checked their profiles and I wasn't sure icon_sad.gif
    Middle Eastern : 1.37 %
    Other : 0.55 %
    American Indian : 0.27 %

    Note that a few MOTD's (such as theguynextdoor) didn't disclose their ethnicity so I had to manually checked their profiles. theguynextdoor was classified as white. I hope I was right.


    I'm not gonna draw any conclusions here. Personally I don't feel offended when white guys are not interested in me because of my race. But preference is one thing, racism is another. I usually hold my judgement. I'm not gonna victimize myself. And as a general rule, I stay away from racists. Staying away from negative energy (and fucked up mindset) has always served me well.


    Also... In case you are interested... the average age of users on this site by race:

    Average age of users by race
    ----------------------------
    White : 35.51
    Latino : 29.65
    Pacific Islander : 29.62
    Other : 29.49
    Middle Eastern : 29.20
    Black : 28.84
    South Asian : 28.56
    Mixed Race : 28.44
    American Indian : 28.09
    Asian : 27.30

    Of course there are people who wrote that they were 99 years old on their profiles. But I think a few such cases don't affect the result much.


    More on this at this post(http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/4049640)

    - J

    Fascinating. Nice job.