I've noticed a lot of well-known g@gers who have recently left, whether it be because of personal issues, or because g@g has affected their state of mind. Some have took breaks and came back after a certain period of time due to negativity.
I've took a break or two myself as well due to reasons like that. Yeah I know it's just a website and that you shouldn't take it seriously but sometimes social media can affect a person in a positive or negative way. I want to know how G@G has affected you. I'm collecting data for a myTake I plan to write in the future. :)
- G@G has made me happier (because of the people I have met).5% (2)30% (9)16% (11)Vote
- G@G has made me angry (because of the negative topics and subject matter).28% (11)0% (0)16% (11)Vote
- G@G has made me insecure (because of the rate me questions and other things).8% (3)3% (1)6% (4)Vote
- G@G has made me sad (negative topics and subject matter)8% (3)10% (3)9% (6)Vote
- I've had mixed feelings about G@G over the years.15% (6)37% (11)24% (17)Vote
- G@G hasn't really affected me much.30% (12)20% (6)26% (18)Vote
- G@G has made me feel another emotion.6% (3)0% (0)3% (3)Vote
Most Helpful Guy
I'm on a lot these days. 15-20m studying 15-20m of GAG. Repeat. GAG doesn't have any impact on me though. I mean if I took what others told about me from a literal standpoint I'd probabaly be manically depressed because so many users hate me on here lmao.
It's just the internet and I stay on because I talk to a few cool users on here.. ask dating questions here and there.. love discussing politics and debating. Like to make people laugh. Always have a tab of IG/FB/GAG loaded up on my laptop. No way this website would affect my personal life though.1
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Most Helpful Girl
It's a good website as long as you maintain a affective distance. If I let myself get too close to it I get upset, but if I take a kind of ironic participant-observer approach I can engage with it in a healthy way. I always say I am here to observe the heterosexuals in their home enviornment. That's kind of true, but mostly I like it because it forces me to think about things I wouldn't normally think about; I always have to address my ideas from different angles, and that creates deeper understanding. My real-life friends and I all share mostly the same views, so there is a limited potential for intellectual growth, it's one thing I get here.
Despite the fact that I use this website to grow intellectually, I am constantly calling the users of this website imbeciles, idiots, assholes, etc... That's part of that ironic distance I'm talking about :P I have to degrade them enough that I dont care about what they have to say, so when they start screaming offensive shit at me at the top of their lungs, which they will, I don't care. It actually doesn't phase me, because I don't see them as worthwhile human beings, who's opinions I care about, I see them as 'one of those girlsaskguys imbeciles'
Here's the thing: that sucks. You don't want people who use your website to see each other in such a degradig way. But that's how I feel that I *have* to see them in order to engage with the website, and when I slip out of that and allow myself to get close, the website is brutally damaging. I think it's like that largely because of the websites design, and that's a problem. The users of this website aren't *actually* imbeciles, idiots, assholes, etc. The website is just designed to bring out the worst in people. Because the website lives or dies by its ability to produce discussions and the easiest discussions to produce are arguments. Think about it for a second: girlsaskguys pitch is that it's like Yahoo! Answers, specifically focused on the differences between men and women, where you can *reply* to someone's answer. It's DESIGNED to provoke arguments.
Another thing: women's answers on this website are mostly fairly awful. I'm not saying that in a misogynist way. If you look at the male and female answers on most questions, you'll find that the men tend to take strong positions and bring a lot of their personalities forward, and the women write only the tamest messages possible, and try and reduce themselves as much as they can. If you (continued in comments)...1