"Mention hottest girls; who do you think has the best face, boobs, ass, thighs, feet etc; Who is Indian here? I want curry recipes; Who belongs to Australia, my personal favourite is '@ example'; Whose profile pic is sexiest, I think it's *mentions 20 girls*; Who can eat a turkey while doing hula hoop, I've seen '@ example' doing this."
I don't see any use in getting mentioned in questions nowadays. They are just for the entertainment of trolls and creeps. The site is losing its soul.
Do you think GAG should ban it (only from question description) ?
LOL to the users who voted no. They must be those who are hungry for attention or have no social life. I have noticed that the questions have been asked almost every single day and some people keep on answering them. Obviously, they understand each other so like DontDroplt says, don't take that away from them.
Yes, definitely agree with banning @mentions from question descriptions asking who's the hottest. While we're at that, admin should also ban all these questions asking who's the most popular girl/guy user.
I don't have a problem with mentioning people in questions for actual reasons, like if it's something they may find interesting or if the question pertains to something they said in an answer. So I voted no. Although the number of mentions should be limited to three or some other low number.
I think your question should be more like "Should the popularity contests be banned?" because in that case I would say yes.
I quite like having a user tag me in a question, apart from being in a massive list of others. It's something different to the usual notifications I have so I don't mind it. Maybe they could make an option for people to choose not to get notifications for that? If you want to see this happen, contact an admin with your idea/issue.
I feel like it's been that way since I joined this site. It slowed down for a bit and now it's back in full effect. Doesn't bother me because I don't have to answer it. Just like no one else HAS to answer it. I'm bit tired of people wanting to ban every little thing. If you don't like it, ignore it. How bout we ban the ignorant ass race questions? Or the penis size questions? Or the "my boobs are too small" questions? Better yet, how bout we ban Anon users that wish death on people? If everything that everyone wanted banned actually got banned, then there would be no GaG.
They should but then they should also work on the opinion comment system as when we comment on someone else's opinion it is difficult to get answer without them tagging us. You have to either keep checking the post or you're left with no answer.
"banning" any subject, book, movie, music, or religious belief is a soft term for censorship!!! if you ban one thing today because it offended someone, then tomorrow you will have to ban something else because someone else found it offensive and then soon there will be no use to have GAG because everything here is going to be offensive to someone especially those people that think God died and left their religion in charge of the lives and morals of the world. censorship is about to backfire on the "moral minority". oh wait they are the 23% or less that call themselves the moral majority but obviously they can't do math well either.
BTW: did you know there is a Disney movie from the 1940's that is BANNED in the united states? if you want a copy of "Song of the South" you will have to buy it from sources in Japan. Reason for banning it? It accurately depicted the aftermath of slavery in the south. 40 years later it had become offensive to certain radical groups that were seeking to rewrite the history books. they succeeded and an otherwise terribly done movie and all of its characters were removed from Disney history. a sad loss considering the movie produced the first academy award for black male lead actor. think long and hard before "banning" anything it is just another word for censorship
they would have to remove it from updates as well. I think if they did that then some people would lose interest in making a mention question to begin with if they wanted to mention their peeps initially.
No. First, we may mention some people about some other questions, such as I want to mention you on a question like "which Indian city is best for tourists", which are not about hottest-girl trolls. Second, even if GAG bans it, if, for example, I want to mention you, I can still say something like "do you think GAG user YourFutureEx is hot" or post a link of your page. It just does not work for those creeps.
Yes it's becoming a abused feature i notice i don't mind at all being mentioned as long as it's all something funny, positive of that nature maybe they should get rid of it cause i agree it's asking people to mention whose hottest, nicest etc.