@dashcloud umm well yes that is my fault but there are days I don't have time (for example, had a paper deadline today, another one Dec 2, another Dec 20 - trying to be employable again as an academic since I can't really tell them umm well that major gap in publishing was due to having two cancers in quick succession, also the household I just moved into their basement has 7 kids, the husband 2000 miles away with a job transfer, working wife, 3 troubled kids from their time prior to be adopted so sometimes busy keeping tabs on suspended kids, keeping bickering from escalating into actual fights due to their mental health issues)… a goat needs to have time. I have no smartphone to flag me when someone @'s me and have to log in to the computer to do so… Some day's I'd be a MIA goat… less fun for all…. besides I have done nothing to earn that status unlike he who shall not be tagged fingering the dog…LOL
@Kidsandliz Fair enough of an explanation. That said, one doesn't have to do misdeeds to be scapegoat; @thumperchick didn't do anything of that sort and she's super helpful, but goat-dom was still placed upon her.
@dashcloud no I didn't take it that way at all. I was noticing a trend that people who are goats do things that stand out - as you mentioned being especially helpful, fingering the dog, organizing a non-meh mehrican exchange… seems to me you have earn it and I have done nothing to earn the status to speak of - all I do is post a bunch some days LOL
@Collin1000 I thought about that, and other people have suggested folks who weren't especially pleasant or did mean things, and the consensus is the goat is reserved for people who will actually carry the honor, and not for people who deserve it because of their bad behavior here.
@dashcloud@Collin1000 As much as I would love to bestow that dubious honor on one of the people who have riled up the whole forum; I think that goating them would just royally piss them off and that's no fun for anyone. Let's stick to pissing off people with a decent sense of humor!
@SSteve Well, I do kinda think the Twisted sister got banned after her marycat sock puppet called me the c word that rhymes with runt, so there's that (that post was removed in a blink!). That's a good thing, right? So, I think just because of that I should be immune from goathood.
I support @lisaviolet for goat for having the courage to stand up to a particularly noxious troll and, uh, related accounts. In this case, the goat is a badge of honour, sort of a Meh purple heart for community courage and valour.
@unixrab Well, that was the last post made by any of the sock puppets and I really don't believe they were finished. And that post was gone in under two minutes. I was off looking for a smartass gif and came back to share my humorous response and I was talking to myself.
I will bear NO responsibility for the crap line of products that have heretofore been offered and nominate @cengland0 for a 2nd term because clearly the amount of suckage here proves his blameworthiness
@lisaviolet It's uncanny actually.. he (@cengland0) insisted on 5 glowing stars.... AND I had to photoshop the teeth ("dingy yellow" he said....whatevs GOAT!) (the tear was my idea.... ...a glistening tear blinking for each of his wasted VMP dollars. )
@jsh139 They broke my heart. I laid it all out there, didn't fuck anything I wasn't supposed, campaigned because I thought it was desired, got confused as motherfuck and felt guilty about being honored to be dishonored. And, as for lately, yeah, Thanksgiving is the big holiday for the family over which I am patriarch, so fuck you guys until I'm trying to avoid work again. I'd do it. You have to decide whether I'm horrible enough to absorb your iniquity. Ain't nobody got time to lobby for that shit (at the moment at least).
@Ignorant I know. Not being primary founder makes him perfect for our scapegoat. When shit hits the fan are you gonna @snapster? Noooooo, the co-founder, that's what he's here for. I also thought you'd fit the bill nicely. Or @capguncowboy, or @bingo.
So if @lisaviolet isn't goat material, I definitely think @jasontoon should be- the quality of his descriptions impacts how much we buy and our overall enjoyment. Since all of the people who set the prices are employees (who don't seem to be goat-eligible), and that's the other half of the day's item, @jasontoon is the only person left to blame.
.... and you know what! ("what?") I'm pissed that I wanted to like this site and it's let me down... ... sure it's "irreverent and edgy" ... but it's the substance.
The 2005-6 woot.com was irreverent and edgy... ("bags of crap?" who would buy such a thing?") but it had the shitz ... the real deal. Good stuff to sell off a truck in a Texas flea market. The offerings here (not to mention the lack of payment options) have been lackluster to SAY THE MOST. Look. you can be a gazillionaire but content must match (or exceed) attitude. Let's step it up "meh" /smh
@Ignorant I dunno. @unixrab is too bitchy, which is surely blameworthy, but I think the point of the goat is that they're an essential part of the community, not just a naysayer taking potshots from the sidelines. But that's just me. I do like that you were the one to move in favor, @Ignorant. Damn near poetic. ;-)
I am a member of BFF (Barney's Friends Forever) and I have a message from Barney. Maybe you have noticed that Barney has not posted anything the last couple of days or so. This is because a close friend and mentor of Barney's has passed away. And for the next week or longer Barney will be traveling and helping out her family with funeral plans.
Because of this Barney will not be available to become the esteemed Meh goat. Barney was very happy and honored to be nominated, and wishes for all Barney votes to go to whomever you think has been the most helpful on this site.
Oh, yes. Barney also wanted me to say, "I love purple."
@katblue Thanks for posting this. We love our community here and what it represents. Seeing someone in pain that has put forth the effort to be here everyday is truly saddening. We send @Barney and all those affected our deepest condolences and well wishes. We will be here with purple arms wide open for you whenever you should chose to return.
Couldn't December be a "goat"less month?? A month of no blame? Happiness and Joy for the beautiful holidays approaching -- whichever you observe. (Wouldn't fly with my inlaws; someone is always to blame! Wouldn't it be nice not to hear any blame somewhere???)
@Mavyn I am trying to follow His wisdom of turn the other cheek, i.e. "goat"less month, and not forget He is the reason for Christmas. My kids think I am a horrible stickler because I believe for no reason Christmas should EVER be abbreviated Xmas...:)
Sorry y'all, it's been a little wild around here but a new goat will be crowned today!
Since the nominations were already talked out a bit in this thread it should be a pretty quick vote.
Side note: I agreed with the feedback about not being able to nominate yourself. I think the goat should, ideally, begrudgingly accept the badge but not be entirely eager or horrified to have it bestowed upon them.
@cengland0@ignorant I don't "hate" meh.com ! Disappointment != hate! I'm hanging around waiting for it to become great... ... it's a faith thing. I know it's capable of so much more - all the groundwork is laid, now they just need to grow it up with more payment options and better products! It'll happen ........ I hope.