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auronlu ([personal profile] auronlu) wrote2017-06-22 10:32 pm

Note to self: discourse lemmings

Tumblr is such a dumpster fire, but sometimes reblogging can be useful for purposes of finding things later.

Anyway, [personal profile] sarasa_cat  was discussing several problems with Tumblr, including the tendency for misinterpretation, wank or tangents to set off a long reblog chain, partially or wholly unrelated to the original post, and often removed from its context. And by the time the OP can reply to the initial wank and correct any misunderstandings, it's too late: the Discourse has taken on a life of its own.

I described those participating in such a thread as "discourse lemmings." (I was thinking especially of those who react to the posts at the bottom of the reblog chain rather than to the OP.)

A term I'd already forgotten, and it might come in handy, so, there. Free to use.

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[personal profile] samuraiter 2017-06-23 10:48 pm (UTC)(link)
And this is why I only use my Tumblr to keep anybody else from taking the Samuraiter name.
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[personal profile] owlmoose 2017-06-24 03:25 pm (UTC)(link)
That's a pretty fantastic term.
mintywolf: (lulubell miffed)

[personal profile] mintywolf 2017-06-26 01:07 am (UTC)(link)
I like it. :) But yeah I've unfollowed a few blogs or blocked posts recently because they had unraveled into a long thread of pointless arguing that kept popping up on my dash every ten minutes.
Edited 2017-06-26 01:08 (UTC)
lassarina: I'm not coming out until the stupid people have gone away.  ....I can wait all day. (Default)

[personal profile] lassarina 2017-06-26 01:55 am (UTC)(link)
So very apt, and why I don't hang out there.