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Wrong Planet 1

Online Resource & Community For Autism & Asperger's

  1. Brent

    Brent Administrator Staff Member Admin

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    Brent submitted a new resource:

    Wrong Planet - Online Resource & Community For Autism & Asperger's

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  2. AspieOtaku

    AspieOtaku Leader of the otaku legion!

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    Wrong planet sucks!
     
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  3. Butterfly88

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    Why do you say that?
     
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  4. AspieOtaku

    AspieOtaku Leader of the otaku legion!

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    Its a site funded by Autism speaks an anti autistic group in disguise, people get treated like crap there and there are bullies with moderators in their pocket, someone the mods favor make a personal attack against you the mods do nothing, you stick up for your self and they ban you. You also have to complete a captcha each time you post or edit posts.
     
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  5. tree

    tree Blue/Green Staff Member V.I.P Member

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    AspieOtaku
    "You also have to complete a captcha each time you post or edit posts."

    This surprises me.
    That is strict.

    The place looks sloppy to me.
     
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  6. AspieOtaku

    AspieOtaku Leader of the otaku legion!

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    I felt uncomfortable there and felt like having to walk on eggshells all the time.
     
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  7. Butterfly88

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    Are you sure it's funded by Autism Speaks? I'm aware of Autism Speaks' issues. FYI there are a lot on anti-Autism Speaks people there. I never had a problem with bullying or mods. I use the site almost every day and NEVER have I had to complete a captcha. To each their own, but I really like it.

    I've never had to complete a captcha. I'll admit it is a bit sloppy looking. And I do like this site better but I also like WrongPlanet. To each their own, but I really like it.
     
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  8. tree

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    Butterfly88

    What are the appealing parts, for you?
    It would be good for some one who likes the place
    to point those out.

    I may be missing something.
    Help me see what you like about it.
     
  9. Judge

    Judge Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    Never spent much time there. But I have observed many negative comments about it reflecting conventional "tribalism" concerns one is likely to run into on so many forums with or without neurological themes.
     
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  10. SameStars

    SameStars Well-Known Member

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    I don't have much trouble with the captcha there, but I prefer the site navigation here, even after WP's update.
     
  11. Tom

    Tom Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    At WP sometimes (usually) I can't do anything without having to captcha, sometimes twice, and other times no captcha. No idea why it varies. They have spam issues on and off. I like the alert and 'like' system here.
     
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  12. AspieOtaku

    AspieOtaku Leader of the otaku legion!

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    I also like it better here, no captcha and I also like the alerts, the chat room as well as the option to thumb up and agree with posts and such.
     
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  13. Southern Discomfort

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    I'm confused about them being related to Autism Speaks, I saw a video on their youtube page about them putting Autism Speaks on the defense at a UN meeting. It wasn't all that good of a video but that doesn't seem like an group that is in line with Autism Speaks.
     
  14. Judge

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    Evidently when Wrong Planet produced a tv show called "Autism Talk TV", Autism Speaks was one of their corporate sponsors. Not really sure if that alone is sufficient to link them together as one and the same. But IMO if I wanted any such production to reflect autism self-advocacy, it would not include Autism Speaks for any reason at all.
     
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    I'm glad I'm not the only one who had problems with that site. I made the mistake years back of posting in the "politics, philosophy and religion" section and was eaten alive. Lots of "elitism" on that site if you know what I mean.
     
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  18. Hurting89

    Hurting89 Well-Known Member

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    Yep for me it was 2012 or so (maybe even 2013). There is definitely a weird vibe on that site among many posters, I'm glad someone else noticed it too. I thought I was being "too sensitive" but no, you're right.
     
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  19. AspieOtaku

    AspieOtaku Leader of the otaku legion!

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    I miss Cornflake, Tallyman, and Hyperlexian they were good mods and were level headed and understood me but once they left the site went to hell and i think they felt it and the stress got to them as well.
     
  20. Andrew206

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    I was briefly on Wrong Planet. I like this site better.
     
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