Showing posts with label Reviews. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Reviews. Show all posts

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Flayrah is a Terrible Furry Site - Review

Don't know what happened to it's unique design. It used to have a style for it's title.

Flayrah is a site that delivers news, opinion, reviews, fiction, artwork, and "original" work.
The general motto is "furry food for thought", which is based off "food for thought".

Is Flayrah really an interesting furry site that considers "food for thought" to a lot of people though? Is it a healthy site for communities to be treated as welcoming people? Does it have a fair system for debate? And is the news usually about interesting furry stuff?

No, no, no, and... kinda? For the "kinda" part, it's not exactly what you would expect.

Some Is Interesting, Many Aren't
Many parts of the website does indeed talk a lot about furry stuff, after all, it's a furry focused site, which includes four-legged anthropomorphic characters.
However, I do not agree that just showing a furry art piece is itself interesting, and the sad problem about the site is that most of the posts are usually reviews, news of random crime, and possibly other things with little to no interesting information.
Perhaps maybe at least most of the reviews can have interesting content in them?

Sadly I so far failed to find any interesting criticism in a review I think.
One of the worst reviews I've seen was an Alpha and Omega review (the first movie's) which clearly stifles creativity by trying to call out the designs because it's not the person's thing. One of the worst parts about such review is this:
"Most characters don't stand out on their own in any way; the exceptions are sometimes for the wrong reasons. Eve (Kate's mother), for example, stands out for having a nose at least twice the size of anyone else in the film."
Even though, many movies has always had "wacky" designs on different characters of the same species before. The reason is likely because if you make them look too similar, they won't look as unique.

Many parts of the review does nothing but insult the creator's creativity and then suggesting a message which stifles creativity instead. There is nothing "food for thought" about the review, it's just a person who is being biased and unfair.

Speaking of "biased", another person made another review with a title in reaction to me talking about the subject of "biased" here. Was that one an interesting message? Well, it sounded nothing new, that argument is based upon what most people would think.

I think this should be considered food for thought for example:
Even though it's my article, I still argue it's a good argument despite me not being that good at writing. The article (or journal) linked argues a main belief that has barely been addressed and attempts to show something a lot of people may have never thought of before. It's *ahem*... something to think about, isn't it?

There are some articles that at least try to give criticism, but does that automatically make it food for thought? Are they alone interesting?

The Main Community
What counts as the main community? That would be anyone who comments and has an account. Guests might however count too especially if they have an account already. On here though, we may depend on the majority for this one and who is more known and is active. It's really impossible for a website to have everyone who is part of the community to behave the same. There may always be that one person who does disruptive behavior.

When it comes to many active and more known people commenting, it's not so good. Most of the time, it's one sided, and anyone who attempts to criticize a point may cause emotional uproar just like an average social media site where a questionable opinion is more popular than the other and anyone who disagrees will get bashed. In fact maybe, some people act like I wasn't allowed to disagree with a point in a review because they think reviews can't be questioned maybe. This emotional problem can cause drama, and if there is such system, some may attempt to rate comments to a low score out of an irrational mindset instead of an rational one. Some systems can have a "hide" system within it, and many good interesting comments can be hidden while irrational garbage comments gets praised instead. This tries ruins a good healthy relationship within the community.
Another problem is that some members are clearly assholes, as some are more for personal insults.

Yet, another problem is that the site tries to give this illusion of "reputation" and possibly another sense, making many users feel scared of possibly posting interesting criticism. This is perhaps one of the most depressing feelings to ever have on this site, and the main issue here is that some of the major problems mentioned in this sub section of the article may cause such bad feeling.

It's also possible some furries have left the site due to the community problems.

Some Pictures

A user leaving due to Flayrah's problems. I do not want to mention who, and I ask anyone else to not speak of the person's name as I assume the person doesn't want that due to a post I've seen. I do not want to drag this person into drama, thanks.
According to the user (2cross2affliction), I've somehow been rude for... having my own criticism?
Also, to be safe, here is a comment from me regarding that porn:
"And it's not that I "defended" child porn, I was making arguments more around it and some that MIGHT sound a little for it, but I never blatantly defended it.
I just wanted to question stuff like "It creates a demand", "it hurts the victim" and/or that it's treated like it's "rape", all in terms of possession alone. Why? Because those arguments can be bad and compared to a LOT of things that may be legal. Those arguments are horrible and dangerous alone. And hell, I even said I hope the person doesn't possess child porn again."
My comment on top, insulting comment below my comment.
Reaction (bottom comment) to my comment.
Telling me to leave. Possible hypocrisy in comment.
2cross2affliction being a complete dick now on another thread.
Part of one of 2cross2affliction's comments.
Speaking of this person (2cross2affliction), he's admitted he's rude, but I don't know if I'm wrong but to me it's as if he gets to be rude, but I can't... While that's stupid, I still argue many of the things he said is "rude" isn't rude. Anyway, this guy is seriously causing a lot of problems. He even said I'm "no victim" as if that's always the case for his mistakes just because of a mistake I could of done on there for example.

Bottom comment.
Insulting me as a writer.
Again, another insult. Coming from a Pokemon fan who gives direct links to Pokemon pornography on Deviantart.

The Rating System and Why It's Flawed
In some snapshots here on this article, you may noticed a row of stars in the count of 5. It's the rating system, a system that allows members and even guests to vote on a comment and/or article. One star is considered the poorest, and five stars is considered "Awesome".

The problem with this system is that it usually allows others to consider interesting criticism to be considered "poor" while terrible comments get praised. When it comes to emotional subjects, it gets rather abused heavily. If someone for example tried to question the popular belief among the majority of the site, the comment will likely be rated as "poor" (one star), even if you give out good links to studies. When it comes to pages like that, a lot of people there seem to be more irrational than rational. That type of behavior attempts to bash anyone who dares question some beliefs, not only reacting badly, and rating the comments down, but when a comment is rated very down, the comment will be "hidden", and you would have to click on it to actually see it, making it easier to miss the comment.

Here is a snapshot I already posted to show something that's kinda an example:
Note: I probably voted my own comment because of how unfair it was.

"Poor" votes can also happen due to just hatred for the person and I might be a victim of that too.

Why do we even have a rating system in the first place? It's unfair, and by unfair, I mean in this general problem I'm already trying to address. This rating system can also cause others to be scared to post their opinions and/or good solid points. It's mainly a tool to hide others, a tool that causes fear, and a tool that gets used in an attempt to abuse good points, and/or things that may be interesting in a good way.
The only good thing about it, is that it can also be used as a way to recommend good comments and/or comments not good or bad.

I suggest either one of these improvements for the system:
  • Ditched the "low ratings" and make a "like" system instead: Have comments have a "liked", or similar function instead.
  • Ditched any rating system.
  • Allow others to disable the ratings on their comments and article, publicly. Youtube does this for videos, by the way.
Of course, the only time I'm for deleting a comment entirely is if it was illegal.

Here is something GreenReaper (owner of website) partly said in a comment to me:
"It is also not a zero-sum game: in my experience everyone is able to post comments which are considered good enough not to be folded; but often they choose not to. The rating system provides a consequence to that choice."
Yes, a consequence which causes multiple problems. Fear is one of those things. There can be some pretty bad arguments that is emotionally supported on the site, but due to ratings, some people are afraid to address it. Backlash can also be an issue.
For example, there is an argument claiming something of "Possession of certain porn creates a demand!" and that argument alone is itself a problem. I could say something like:
"That argument is based upon fear, and if merely possessing such porn "creates" a demand, then what about violence in video games? Doesn't that "create" a demand too? What about fictional certain porn? Won't that "create" a demand as well? What if the person possessed it for crime report? After all, the person DID view it after all, which must of effected the view count, "creating" a demand. I find that demand claim to be a poor argument. Demand should be literally mean what it means if I'm thinking right, not fear."
And what happens then? The comment will likely get 1-stared, then folded, and some making empty claims will get praised. I'm also sure 2cross2affliction will call that "wrong" and "evil" because that's what he does. He doesn't respect free speech (or rather naturally since the website may have legal rights to censor it), and he calls that type of disagreements "evil" and "wrong".

There wasn't really any attempt to make any interesting points back in such likelihood example.

The News
The news is perhaps slightly interesting. Though is that an excuse to judge it, though?
Well, first many news don't seem to offer any interesting points I think.

But at usual, it does it's job at reporting some furry related stuff. The odd part is that I often see crime reports involving children and I'm not so sure if reporting someone for possessing certain porn because the person is a furry does it's job right.

I also think certain news can rather promote harm to the individuals who need help. It's almost as if Flayrah is expecting a furry to be "perfect" and if not, they expose it like it's breaking news.

It's not a healthy furry site. It's more rotten in general. The community in general is poor, especially how part of the community acts to those who disagree with popular opinion, many "food" in some articles is more rotten, the ratings are unfair, and creates an unhealthy sense by causing fear. The news is perhaps the only slightly thing useful, but even that has problems sometimes.

The worst part about the site is probably the community. Not everyone is doing bad behavior, of course.


Also I don't think I'm so good at article editing. However I hope my article comes out clear enough. Article may get updated and has already been updated at times.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Horse News - Review

This one guy decided to ask me if He can repost this, and even edit it.. I said, yes, I can.

By the way man, nice picture!

-The original one no longer exist here on this page. It's hidden in another draft now.

Extra Notice: What did to me was very unpleasant. There actions were very hurtful, hypocritical, and in poor taste. Anyone who gets linked here from that website should not listen to it. I highly suggest being very open, and focus on the idea of a better, loving tolerated world.

There purpose, and insults are very biased and failed to prove any of there points about me.
Any educated person shall know that science, knowledge, etc, etc will always be more important than "biased opinions". Unless your opinions is just plain, harmless interests.

I will say, they only made SOME good points, such as my spelling mistake about how I spelled "retarded" wrong, but them just pointing one spelling error out and putting it out for the public to laugh at (I already corrected the word), isn't necessary.

I will say, them being very closed about other people just proves more of my main, general point about the fandom though. I am not against the fandom, I'm just bringing out how big of a lie "tolerance" is these days.

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None of this can be modified, including deleting part of it, then republishing it.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Equestria Gaming - Review

Interesting Gaming Info
Horrible Admin - And Privacy Abuser
Bonus: Bullies People's Sexuality

I remember looking at this site at times, and one time I saw a really cool mod for Super Mario 64. It was wonderful to have all that freedom and such.
The website seemed to be a great place for gaming and such.
But I need to warn, this website doesn't have much freedom at all, it's actually biased. If you are a different person, and has a interesting Pony Mod, Fan game, etc. I suggest to go somewhere else.

One Horrible Admin - Plus Evidence
The Admin (Tuxxy) is a horrible person who has no idea how creativity or even proper criticism works (Edit: Yes, the lack of knowing what creativity works is part of the reason if he bashes fan projects based off that, which he did. Edit done). He reviews games only based off his biased opinions. If he sees a game He hates, he will most likely make fun of it, use misleading tags, bring a purpose out and compare it to something the project isn't. He does this only because He dislikes it.
It was also reported that He takes info from private chats and post them in public without the person's permission. Also heard that He took private chats out and altered it(It might of been the same person).
Info about this can be found here in the comments section:

This was also one of the projects that's been bashed for what it was.
I don't know the exact reasons why, but I could guess he bashed it just because it was similar to Mario (When a game is meant to be similar to Mario, then it's wrong to bring that out as a critique response).

I could also guess it was because it was a "self-insert" (Not to be confused with Mary-sue) when yet, a self-insert isn't even bad as if one person does that on purpose, that's the style of the game, and if one didn't like it, they don't have to play it. Bringing "self-insert" out just because it's a "self-insert" should be consider "rude" and "offensive".
Here is a link to that offensive article:
Note: The misleading tags of "creepypasta" and "survival horror".

I have also argued why it was offensive for him to review games like these in a very biased way, and also argued that what he does is "critique abuse", bringing out purposes for what it is instead of bringing out flaws that lacks the purpose or goes against the purpose.


Other evidence proving Intolerance

Yet, what he said in there "isn't" safe for work, but actually it is, because well, this is what babies creatures with diapers actually look like. Something tells me He thinks it's unsafe because of the person's interest. Even though, there is nothing wrong with a possible interest nor is it anymore extreme than kissing, etc.
Anyway, we now see corrupted bronies joining Tuxxy's dark side.
Edit: He said it was from a public chat, but the way he's doing this to the guy in front of everyone is still bullying. -I said earlier saying something like: It looks like he violated the person's privacy.- Edit done.

Edit: Did the guy delete my comment on that link? I remember him claiming that my so-called "off-topic" comments were to get deleted I think, but this comment on the other hand was 100 % on-topic (Off-topic talking isn't always a problem). Edit done


Bad and a unsafe website.
If you want your own fan-game submitted, maybe try another site.
If you want your privacy protected as well, I highly suggest to never talk to this guy in private.

If your brave enough to not care, judging that so called "critic" or other things may mean he will talk bad about you on his Twitter... And I do know, good Admins don't act like that.

CC - No-Derivatives Attribution
None of this can be modified, including deleting part of it, then republishing it.
I have caught someone (The same Admin - Tuxxy) making up a lie about my article. Assuming I rated "Him" bad only because of one small sided reason. And lied to everyone claiming that's what my article only said. That is not the case, if they were to read the whole thing, it's "different" as in, it's not just the reason or something.
Credit is Due, he needs to link to this article if he continues making up my reason.

Edit once more: I have told him to remove his lie..
Here is what he said to me:
Since he doesn't mind abusing privacy, guess I don't mind if I post this then.
Note: The big black text with the arrows and in this box was added text from the snapshots.
I also had to put two snapshots together due to the email being too big to fit.
This reply just makes him look even more bad. And because of that, I think I feel just a tiny bit better.


Edit: 5/17/2014
He also told people to boycott someone who posted a NSFW picture on a optional twitter somewhere, because he hated it (He also thought it was something "illegal" - has no understanding with law).

Soooo... yeah. Stay FAR away from him, and focus on people's rights, instead of bigoted hate.
It is said that it's very hard to change people, and that may be true. He may not change for a long time, so just stay away from him, have faith of the next life, or something.