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Saturday, August 05, 2017

Confirming convergence

It doesn't really matter if a company backs down on its convergence due to a backlash. The point is, the mask has slipped.
The National Trust has reversed a decision to bar volunteers from public-facing duties at a Norfolk stately home if they refuse to wear rainbow sexual equality symbols.

Staff at Felbrigg Hall in Norfolk were offered behind-the-scenes roles after saying they were "uncomfortable" wearing multicoloured badges and lanyards for a "Prejudice and Pride" event marking 50 years since the decriminalisation of homosexuality.

The decision came after a new film made by the National Trust revealed that Robert Wyndham Ketton-Cremer, the hall's last owner who bequeathed it to the nation, was gay.

The land and home conservation charity said on Saturday that wearing the badges was now "optional and a personal decision" for volunteers and staff. A trust spokesman said: "We remain absolutely committed to our Pride programme, which will continue as intended, along with the exhibition at Felbrigg. "owever, we are aware that some volunteers had conflicting personal opinions about wearing the rainbow lanyards and badges. That was never our intention. We are therefore making it clear to volunteers that the wearing of the badge is optional and a personal decision."
On a not-unrelated note:
Hey voxday,

Congrats! Review all the perks that come with verification or just watch this video. Also be sure to check out these handy pointers to help you make the most of Vidme.

If you ever have questions or just want to chat, feel free to shoot us an email anytime. We're super excited to have you as a part of the Vidme community!

Share your new verified status with your fans:

♥ Team Vidme
Now, I'm not going to slam people that have taken a step in the right direction. On the other hand, I'm not inclined to trust them either. The fact is that converged or not, they're simply not as bad as YouTube and there are no unconverged options.

So, I will resume posting select Periscope and other videos there. But I will be relying upon a more reliable service for Voxiversity.

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41 Comments:

Blogger David The Good August 05, 2017 1:50 PM  

Good to see. Vid.me has treated me well.

Anonymous VFM0265 August 05, 2017 1:55 PM  

The VFM stand by, suspiciously patient....

Anonymous 5343 Kinds of Deplorable August 05, 2017 1:59 PM  

Though one or two of us would really like SOMETHING new to chew on ...

Blogger VD August 05, 2017 2:01 PM  

Though one or two of us would really like SOMETHING new to chew on.

Have you voted in the Dragon Awards?

Blogger The Morrigan August 05, 2017 2:13 PM  

I'm not going to slam people that have taken a step in the right direction. On the other hand, I'm not inclined to trust them either.

"Dear Google Customer: Anita Sarkeesian is blackmailing us with a video of Sergy and a prostitute in a Moscow hotel room. So while we will continue to Do No Evil, we must Listen and Believe. My mind is going Dave, I can feel it. Daisy, Daisy..."

OpenID nostreculsus August 05, 2017 2:16 PM  

"We are therefore making it clear to volunteers that the wearing of the badge is optional and a personal decision. No pressure"

Anonymous dystonia August 05, 2017 2:20 PM  

The NT is the arts'n'culture face of the Establishment. Any suggestion that it might not be converged would have been implausible, even before today.

Blogger Azure Amaranthine August 05, 2017 2:21 PM  

It needs to be recriminalised.

Sodomy needs to be recriminalised anywhere it's been decriminalised.

Anonymous dystonia August 05, 2017 2:23 PM  

@6 "no pressure"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOmLcSeU2UY

Blogger Were-Puppy August 05, 2017 2:24 PM  

Ok good. Vid.me must have had a yuuuge internal debate about how many negative points would accrue to their virtue signalling account if they verified you.

Blogger Salt August 05, 2017 2:29 PM  

The pendulum, back it begins to swing.

Blogger Fifty Seven August 05, 2017 2:30 PM  

"Now Steve is wearing thirty seven pieces of flair. So I'm just asking, what do you think of someone who just does the bare minimum?"

Blogger Ezekiel August 05, 2017 2:31 PM  

Has anyone had good luck with liveleak? I think that used to be the youtube for things not allowed on youtube.

Anonymous VFM0265 August 05, 2017 2:35 PM  

She keeps us...hungry, you know...and with such meat food to feed upon as SJW's, we look on....waiting. For Malwyn is a stern Mistress. *slavering*

Blogger Aeoli Pera August 05, 2017 2:51 PM  

OT: GRIMWAAAAAH

Blogger modsquad August 05, 2017 2:52 PM  

Kramer wouldn't wear the ribbon either...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3iV8X8ubGCc

Blogger Mr.MantraMan August 05, 2017 2:55 PM  

Wearing the rainbow ribbon is a conservative value, the editors NRO.

P.S. Send money

Anonymous Nibiru August 05, 2017 3:03 PM  

[Yawn] No surprise. According to wiki, the Rothchilds have been connected with the National Trust from the beginning.

Blogger Mr.MantraMan August 05, 2017 3:12 PM  

Might as well wear runes, conservatives will always be out grouped by the mean girls of the Left

Anonymous Opus August 05, 2017 3:17 PM  

Before the 1967 act I as a young teenager was sexually abused a few times every week by Homosexuals. I will not be celebrating the passing of the Act nor visiting properties of The National Trust. The suggestion were it to be made that the men were not Homosexuals but Pedos would make me laugh with derision. The younger the better was how they preferred it, hence my popularity, but any age would do.

Treating this abuse as heroic makes me vomit.

Blogger Anchorman August 05, 2017 3:25 PM  

"Optional"

Who is not wearing the AIDS ribbon? Who?! Who?!

Blogger OGRE August 05, 2017 3:38 PM  

I can't imagine Youtube can continue on its current path and remain dominant. It took the tried-and-true method of being open and free at first, then once it gained dominance closing itself off. And of course having been converged early on it is closing off the non-SJWs first. Thats a basic strategy of theirs...

But its just a matter of time; it can't keep going down this road indefinitely without competitors stepping up. And its not like the technology is so extraordinary or proprietary that nobody else can do it. For fucks sake theres at least 1000 porn tubes out there that already have the technology and infrastructure in place. If its profitable to go after Youtube's market then somebody is going to. And Youtube is making it more profitable every day for others to do just that.

Anonymous Deplorable Winning August 05, 2017 3:51 PM  

Hey voxday,

....If you ever have questions or just want to chat, feel free to shoot us an email anytime. We're super excited to have you as a part of the Vidme community!


Does this fake-breezy style grate on anyone else? Do you normally begin your business communications to new clients with "Hey [insert handle here],"? Are they actually "super excited" now after they just dumped on VD? Do they truly have time to "just chat" while running a start up? Etc.

Blogger ghostfromplanetspook August 05, 2017 3:59 PM  

"Does this fake-breezy style grate on anyone else? Do you normally begin your business communications to new clients with "Hey [insert handle here],"? Are they actually "super excited" now after they just dumped on VD? Do they truly have time to "just chat" while running a start up? Etc."

Just imagine its a girl using emojis and "XD"s its the same thing.

Blogger Dave August 05, 2017 4:12 PM  

Quite the pivot. From Tuesday:
"We’re writing to let you know that we’ve reviewed your application for verification, but unfortunately we won’t be able to verify you at this time."

Today:
"Share your new verified status with your fans:"


I'm sure it had nothing whatsoever to do with the fact that this account had over 300 followers within days of creation.

Anonymous Deplorable Winning August 05, 2017 4:14 PM  

ghostfromplanetspook wrote:Just imagine its a girl using emojis and "XD"s its the same thing.

Yeah. Except there are no girls on the internet. And now imagine s/he's pitching you for the next round of funding. Would an investor want to buy into a business that is demonstrably disingenuous, both in its customer relations, and in its verification method, as demonstrated in VD's previous post on this topic.

In CY+2, we may have already passed through an unnoticed horizon, past which a successful startup cannot be pre-converged. The crash and burn of Vidme would provide supporting evidence of this proposition.

Blogger Nate August 05, 2017 4:29 PM  

always remember that converged is a spectrum. The fact that leftists have infiltrated and are trying to take something over does not make that something 100% converged.

To the contrary I do not think that is the time to abandon those institutions. I think that's the time to show up and fight for them.

Most tech is a lost cause. Converged doesn't really even apply because companies like Apple and Google and Facebook were born of leftist PC Bullshit ideals from the beginning.

outside tech though there are institutions worth fighting for that are under attack.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash August 05, 2017 4:32 PM  

Deplorable Winning wrote:Would an investor want to buy into a business that is demonstrably disingenuous, both in its customer relations, and in its verification method, as demonstrated in VD's previous post on this topic.
In Silicon Valley, yes, absolutely the VCs would.

Blogger HalibetLector August 05, 2017 4:35 PM  

Aeoli Pera wrote:OT: GRIMWAAAAAH

Oh my god. Cleve actually released the game?!? That's it, boys. The apocalypse is here. Time to make your preparations as best as you can. God speed.

Blogger Cail Corishev August 05, 2017 4:46 PM  

Kramer wouldn't wear the ribbon either...

I thought of that one too. They don't even remember their (((own))) spoofs of what they now do in earnest.

Blogger tz August 05, 2017 5:09 PM  

Meanwhile, Google has a 5th column of actually smart people

I never thought of it before but tech people tend to be rational, so they can only go so far with PC/SJW/Diversity.

I suspect he will be impaled on some pointy statue.

Blogger Cail Corishev August 05, 2017 5:16 PM  

Does this fake-breezy style grate on anyone else?

Yes. We talked about that a little when they sent the first snarky, passive-aggressive, "it's not you it's us" message to deny him. Every freaking thing now has to be snarky and serious-not-serious.

Just imagine its a girl using emojis and "XD"s its the same thing.

And that's the reason: it's all being written by and/or for women, so it's handled the way women interact. In real life, a woman who has to tell another woman she's been kicked out of the Ladies' Auxiliary doesn't just say, "Sorry, but you're out."

I recently watched a video called "The Hive Mind," which I'd recommend. Part of his thesis is that social boundaries are always set primarily by what females find acceptable. Without aware men stubbornly holding the line, any social network, online or off, will trend that direction. The social networks that used to achieve that consensus worked over backyard laundry lines and PTA meetings, so they took time. Online networks supercharge the process, because Twitter and others are a natural conduit for spreading outrage and enforcing consensus.

That's why it's inevitable that they're now limiting dissent and thinking about eliminating anonymity. Women don't like those things, because they prevent consensus. You can't shame anonymous people into going along to get along. It's deeper than political differences. The political differences lead to hurt feels, and that's what they really hate.

Blogger Cail Corishev August 05, 2017 5:24 PM  

Meanwhile, Google has a 5th column of actually smart people

Yes, there are still a few non-SJWs working there behind enemy lines. They have to be very circumspect. Leftists have been getting dissenters fired for years, of course; but since the election they've pretty much gone zero tolerance.

Blogger tz August 05, 2017 5:30 PM  

Gizmodo has the Google SJW pushback manifesto

Blogger LP9 August 05, 2017 6:53 PM  

No trust or support to Vidme, it appears as though its for a younger generation with its platform or appearance. Reminded me of primitive mypsace which is incorrect, just didn't care for VidMe and expected Vidme would give VD a time.

Invest in and opt towards Gab TV, shares for sale, investors in the 500's.

Anonymous BBgKB August 05, 2017 10:50 PM  

Yet you know who keeps pushing on boy scout property donated by STR8s

Though one or two of us would really like SOMETHING new to chew on ...

Do you have an earth sheltered greenhouse, fruit nut trees planted under swales, 2yr emergency survival food, a bunker, & enough ammo?

It needs to be recriminalised. That might lead gays to monogamy

Anonymous The Original Arrogant Penguins Fan August 06, 2017 2:15 AM  

"To the contrary I do not think that is the time to abandon those institutions. I think that's the time to show up and fight for them."

I don't like agreeing with Nate, but this is a good point.

The alt-right is humanity's forced evolutionary step from fight or flight instincts to fight or die instincts.

Blogger The Overgrown Hobbit August 06, 2017 2:44 AM  

To paraphrase Ambrose Bierce: They're saying "nice doggy, there's a good boy," while reaching for a rock to hit you with.

Blogger Stephen August 06, 2017 7:11 AM  

In Britain the Buggery Broadcasting Cucks (BBC) has this "Gay Britannia" thing going on, between every program they are advertising programs about gays continuously it is nauseating. I am usually fairly laize fair libertarian but this "Gay Britania" drive constantly squicking me out with the uncanny valley is making me really hate gays.

Yeah yeah I know I should not be wasting my time watching the Talmud Vision.

Anonymous Luke August 07, 2017 12:09 AM  

Phooey on just recriminalizing homosex. Just making any speech or writing anything clearly favoring it needs to be felonious (or at least its social equivalent).

Re alternative platforms: when TF is the God-Emperor going to simultaneously release his tweets on Gab as he does on Twitter? Ten million people will apply to Gab within a couple of weeks when he does that, with plenty more shortly behind them.

Anonymous Mr. Rational August 07, 2017 2:22 AM  

I'm sure it pleases the God-Emperor to occupy enemy territory.  It's the kind of thing he exploits so well.

The fact that it has to trigger Twatter management no end and they can't do anything about it is the cherry on top.

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