The Bachelor and Bachelorette forums on Television Without Pity (TWOP) should be fun. Right? The show is a ridiculous idea, dramatically staged, and at least recently, nice eye candy staged in various pretty countries. The mainly women audience in TWOP often talks about their own stories of durm and strang in the dating trenches. Real life on a forum about reality. Fun!
Or, it would be, if it wasn’t being constantly chided and squashed and slashed by the worst, most overcontrolling mod on TWoP, Barnes. What a witch, and I’m so tempted to use the b word.
This is surely the most boring Bachelorette season ever – Ali’s laugh is a horribly annoying nervous tic, she says nothing original, and I’m not interested in any of the men -although Roberto sounded more interesting in her last blog – oh, no, it wasn’t in the blog, it was on the show! Thanks, FORT!- when she said:
I think my favorite part of the night was after I gave him the rose. I was really nervous and started shaking. He looked at me and said: if you are ever, like… when you’re nervous, look right here. Look at me. Look at my eyes and don’t be nervous.
I liked this anecdote!
So anyway, we should be able to make our own fun in the forums at TWOP, since the show is so tedious now. But not with a mod like Barnes.
I can’t imagine how many other luscious, funny, emotional stories are left out of these forums with her prowling the aisles and scaring all the contributors away. A typical warning from her, right in the middle of the discussion, of course, is:
I don’t know what this new deal is with not capitalizing the first letter of the first word of a post, but it’s annoying; please stop it.
Please stop UP-CAPPING WORDS FOR EMPHASIS.
Please stop abusing punctuation marks for emphasis!!!!!!!!!!!!!! There is no way to include a *shrug* in your post and not have it appear dismissive. I don’t know why — it’s just so. *shrug* Please don’t do it.
Please make sure your post is about the show, not yourself. (Yet what we need are MORE posts about us, because the season is so draggy.- Donna here.)
If I’ve just reduced your warning level, that is not license for you to ignore the rules. I don’t care what your warning level number is. If you’ve been warned a lot, and then learned to play along, and then act up after I reduced your warning level — I’m banning you.
Don’t you want to slap her? :) She really likes to threaten! So I was amused to see this question to her in the Mod thread:
The note/warning thing is confusing me. I am getting dinged because I put to many exclamation marks? And this is a breach of protocol? But I can use the f-word an unlimited number of times? Is this correct? And if I am not suppose to e-mail or address this issue can I post it in a new topic and see what the community has to say?
No, you got dinged because you were lecturing people — as I said in your warning. If you’ll only learn the site rules, you’ll find this is…against them. While I had your eyes, I also mentioned your incessant UP CAPPING and repetitive punctuation!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I’m not sure what you mean here, but I’m going to take a stab at it, based on my guess. Don’t email a mod to ask for a reduction in your warning level. Don’t email a mod to argue why you are a special snowflake who gets to break the rules….
If you don’t like the TOS, the rest of the internet is available to you. Enjoy!
You are very defensive and off topic, but you are right. You go ahead and make the fn rules. I don’t give a flying f k. I will learn your sh y rules and never ask you another question. But if you think I was lecturing someone, you have never had a lecture from me. And again have a f king great day.
A “special snowflake“. And a “you,too.” Because Barnes is all about childish reactions.
Full disclosure: I’m not a member there, and have never written in their forums. I just like to criticize (or quote) those who do. But Barnes is really ruining my bliss.