A generic comment, following the reading of history below, encapsulating very interesting times here barely 12 months ago when the new walls emerged, and when (from memory) Guild Chat hadn't come in yet, so we gasbagged on the walls, as below. Interesting from a point of view of certain elements here at the time were trying to impose their idea of what should, or shouldn't be here at WikiFeet, in a totally inflexible manner, and also totally inaccessible to wanting to understand alternate views to their own. Some are no longer here. They had the "my way, or the highway" attitude, and decided to take the highway out of here. Some eventually listened to, understood, and accepted alternate views and language, and we all happily co-exist now.
BackInBlack60 (guild knight)2015-01-13 21:45:05
I remember us all kinda walking on eggshells because we were still shell-shocked at the sudden and complete destruction of the Old Walls. We just woke up one day, logged on, and it was all gone. [Shaka, when the walls fell...] Like most things the pendulum swung too far to the left, then too far to the right, and eventually as systems do, pretty much found equilibrium.
Kranz (user)2015-01-13 21:55:55
@BIB- LOL! The first few comments I made after the old walls were crap like 'Awesome' or Terrific. I wasn't sure what to do.
BackInBlack60 (guild knight)2015-01-13 21:58:48
@Kranz- "...and eventually as systems do, pretty much found equilibrium." You know, like a spinning dreidel... Wobbles at first until it picks up speed. (Then one day inertia sets in, and it all collapses! LOL)
2014-02-25 21:35:50Nightrider (user)
Also Grik has to clean up his posts. No more going to the Cyrus, Kartrashian, and GaGa galleries and telling us how ugly they are, or how "pearly" foreign women are with that cuss word in the post. "Clean Up" in cleaning up this site isn't a subjective phrase. Clean means CLEAN. It's not Rocket Science.
@Nightrider, I've had my fun (like we all did) and as I have said let's all move on. But, the pics featured are not just of feet, so if i think someone is ugly from the ankles up or the ankles down i will say so.
It's not a cuss word. And all of you do me a favour and stop carrying on as if I was the only one.
There's a dude called 54 who gave as good as he got. Why isn't anyone mentioning 54?
Honestly, some of you are rather oversensitive, no?
2014-02-25 20:15:53Shanghai Red (trusted uploader) - rated (beautiful feet)
@Grik All's well comrade....no apology necessary. I agree, we shall move on now to all the GLORIOUS feet and toes at our disposal.
@Grik - Thank you for explaining what the word really means.
@DeadlyPixxxie - As for the trolls, according to Eli it is now the Guild's job to deal with them or block them to let someone else deal with them.
2014-02-25 06:40:52DeadlyPixxxie (user)
What 54 said.
I got slammed for saying "cute" once.
And BIB60, you're on point...again. It's pretty distressing that this user is still here and hasn't apologized to me or even TRIED to make amends. And it's even more distressing that Eli allows the trolls free reign and when they screw up...slap on the wrist, followed by a promise that they'll be good.
2014-02-25 06:22:38Shanghai Red (trusted uploader) - rated (beautiful feet)
@Grik...fellow guild members and wikiFeet members, I explained my feeling on this issue last week to fellow guild members at the Liv Tyler gallery. I have always known the correct meaning of the word, but do not use it in that vulgar manner.
I have always used the term "gamoto" with you(Grik) as a term of endearment when acknowledging your comments. Every one of my posts that say "gamoto" are used in this context, I have never used the word in any derogatory way whatsoever. As an example for someone reading this now who has never seen my comments to Grik in a gallery...just scroll down below and read our comments that were approved by fellow guild members....go ahead, take a look right now. Were simply acknowledging each other...no demeaning, rude, crude, or disparaging intent in our comments at all.
An interesting dialogue gentlemen, which necessitates comment from me. Firstly, I AM of Greek heritage. I have lived in Greece and my current homeland. Secondly, the phrase 'gamoto' is used by me not as a profanity but as a symbol of 'wow' so to speak. In Greece, it is usually used in a funny way. I quote from a Wikipaedia entry I just found, which is fair comment:
In Greece and Cyprus re is often accompanied by a slang word or a profanity, such as gamoto or gamoti (γαμώτο or γαμώτη), meaning fuck!, an exclamation of fury, surprise or admiration that is considered vulgar. In 1992, in her first statement to the Greek journalists minutes after the 100 m hurdles race at the Olympic Games in Barcelona, Voula Patoulidou, the surprise winner, dedicated her medal to her home country by saying "Για την Ελλάδα, ρε γαμώτο" (Gia ten Ellada, re gamoto! "For Greece, goddamit!"), a catchphrase that is still in use; it became emblematic in Greece, and was used and paraphrased in various occasions by the Greek mass media, satirists, Greek bloggers, and ordinary people.
I adopt all of the above with the exception of the words: "or a profanity".
@AnonymousRex - you are spot on!
@54, "this" Anna Vissi may not be very well known to you, but she is idolised in Greece. The Greek singing equivalent of Catherine Deneuve.
@BackinBlack your comment "Even @Grik cleaned up his behaviour some after Eli landed on him with both feet and suspended him for a while." Point of order - the reason Eli suspended me was for specific postings I did on a limited line of subjects which a certain race of people would have found offensive. It wasn't in the mainstream of subjects we all usually commented on.
As for the well intended counselling of SHRED and his use of the word 'gamoto'. I suspect SHRED doesn't even know what it really meant??? SHRED?
2014-02-22 18:26:40 BackInBlack60 (guild knight)
@AR - Thanks for that bit of info. Based on that and what @Deadly Pixxxie said about an e-mail exchange with Eli, I'm convinced his motives and intent are confused, at best.
Eli: "Vulgar, hateful or sexually explicit comments have no place on this site. In short - stay classy ;)"
If he considers rampant use of the so-called 'f-word' (in any language) to be *not* vulgar, and to be 'classy,' and comes to the defense of a user posting sick, perverted trash when a lady has reported it to him as such, well, there's something really wrong in that picture.
2014-02-22 12:53:15Anonymous Rex (trusted uploader)
Though I have no idea what this Grik person was like before, it does seem like he's using the word as an exclamation of excitement (pardon the redundancy) and not as a means to be offensive. Regarding SR, he seems very honest and genuine. Given Eli's email reply to me, I'll approve G-word comments as long as they aren't directed at other users in a negative manner. P.S. If you feel that Grik is using the word to annoy you personally, the best thing to do is ignore him.