ë (lynnyanne) wrote,


In case you haven't checked the lj spotlight lately, one of the new communities featured is badmakeup.

Being an ardent fan of makeup with her fair share of opinions, I was amused, and promptly explored the community.
I'm really not pleased by what I found.

badmakeup is a community based in maliciously ridiculing cosmetic mistakes both big and small. The users freely admit that most of their posts are grudge posts, and the admins, particularly heatherface, are neither patient nor respectful. In this post, heatherface recounts a post where, instead of warning the poster of imminent deletion for bad picture quality or asking her to choose different pictures, immediately attacks the poster, she mocks her for holding a grudge, insults her without provocation, and then proceeds to screencap the post so that the ridicule can live on.

It really bothers me that lj_spotlight would highlight a community that approves that kind of malicious behavior. It would be a different matter if they handled the kind of fail (and there is epic amounts of it) with some modicum of respect, but they don't. I'm all for freedom of speech, but I don't think the livejournal administration should be perpetuating this particular use of it.

(why am I posting this here? I can't figure out how to contact the spotlight mods, and i needed to say it. someone stole $30 and the coinpurse my grandmother gave me out of my purse today. too bad for them that half of it's in Canadian currency, ha ha ha.)
Tags: in the meantime, livejournal, rawr, this does not please me.
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I think lj spotlight is really just a popularity contest without regards to a journal/community's content quality. The mods of a comm I belong to periodically tell members to make suggestions to lj so the comm would get spotlighted and get more members, but I guess no one has gotten to doing that since the comm hasn't become a cesspool of wank and fail like other ONTD spin-offs.
Huh, go figure.
(pfft cesspool of wank and fail.)
Oh those rampant, malicious thieves...
Don't like it? Don't join, and just ignore it. But that's just too simple for you, right? You had to make a public post in the hopes of someone in charge of the Spotlight noticing this and going "Oh my stars, she's right! What have we done!" and remove my community from the list. Unfortunately for you, I'm the one who found it. Thanks for the laugh.

Livejournal frequently gives props to ohnotheydidnt and they sure as shit don't "handle the kind of fail with some modicum of respect." ONTD bashes everything from makeup to weight to dating choices, and they're meaner than my entire community put together. Livejournal isn't going to give a flying rat's ass over a makeup community slamming scene queens and guidettes.
I didn't post this or make it public to be passive aggressive, and I don't expect an "oh my stars" reaction. I'm a small-time user of livejournal, small enough that I didn't know about ohnotheydidnt, but I think it's a pity that ontd is supported like that, too.

It's funny that you found this at all. Were you curious how many similarly indignant reactions popped up on livejournal, or just bored?
Amusingly enough, I was searching for nail art communities by looking up "nail art" as an interest. When you search interests, there's a link at the top leading you to the Search function. Out of curiosity, I typed in "heatherface" to see what came up, and this was one of many posts bashing me because of that community.

Judging someone simply based on their actions on livejournal is no better than acting that way, just fyi. I make no apologies for that community, but I do know how much it sucks to be mocked, which is why I don't allow people to link to personal sites or anything that could be trolled, and I delete posts when (nicely) asked to if the person being mocked finds it and contacts me.
Huh, go figure.

I stand corrected. If I've offended you, instead of simply amused you, my apologies.
lol It'd take a lot more than this to offend me, don't worry. I was genuinely amused to read this post. Out of all the other posts I looked at when I searched my name, this is one of maybe three that aren't calling me names. People get REALLY immature about hating me but they rarely seem to actually know why they hate me.

And for what it's worth, badmakeup's out of the Spotlight. :P
Hmm... does this make me a mature hater, or just less immature?

and to be honest, it doesn't really matter to me anymore. I let out all my bad-day steam on the post. Ignoring it and moving on, I guess.
Mature hater I guess. lol