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Wrong Planet 1

Online Resource & Community For Autism & Asperger's

  1. AustinFrom1995

    AustinFrom1995 Well-Known Member

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    I have a few friends on WP, I just wish the site had some sort of notification system like this site does. So I can know when someone has quoted me without having to scroll through mountains of posts.
     
  2. chocoholic

    chocoholic Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    I have heard that some psychopaths, and read one who admitted it, like to identify as being on the spectrum because they can gain more social acceptance for some of their traits such as lack of empathy. Perhaps WP is a training ground.
     
  3. Ezra

    Ezra Rarely Seen Member

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    WP is a pretty ordinary forum as far as the people go. As far as features go it's pretty primitive. The site had a ridiculous number of server errors for a long time until the developer (Alex) finally switched to a new server. But WP lost a lot of people who got fed up worn out by the outrages. Some may have migrated here.
     
  4. Fnord Is A Gimp

    Fnord Is A Gimp New Member

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    Yep, I've witnessed this
     
  5. Isadoorian

    Isadoorian Well Known Chat Member, Welcomer of Newcomers V.I.P Member

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    like myself! yes, the constant outages was a pain in the booty; plus the constant moaning from a few Members on there
     
  6. puzzlingbill

    puzzlingbill Definitely Someone

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    Thanks for your comments! Saved me some time by confirming that nothing has changed. I haven't been on there in quite a while.
     
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  7. Lady Lucifer

    Lady Lucifer Rejected Disney Princess

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    Apparently one of my RL friends knows the creator of the website.
     
  8. Pappy Boyington

    Pappy Boyington Member

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    ViVi? Is that you??
     
  9. Pappy Boyington

    Pappy Boyington Member

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    Wrong Planet has been a blight on the AS community from the start. Most people consider 2x4 (Alex Plank) to be a manipulative narcissist.

    I know some people who could go on for hours about all the scandalous stuff that 2x4 has done.
     
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  10. Lady Lucifer

    Lady Lucifer Rejected Disney Princess

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    No, don't know Vivi. I only joined like a week ago.
     
  11. Progster

    Progster Gone sideways to the sun V.I.P Member

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    Why is he called '2x4' ?
     
  12. Pappy Boyington

    Pappy Boyington Member

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    2x4= Plank of wood.
     
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  13. tree

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

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  14. Ezra

    Ezra Rarely Seen Member

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    Like a fence post.
     
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  15. Daydreamer

    Daydreamer Scatterbrained Creative

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    I have an account there. On occasion I've found myself on the receiving end of backlash. Most notably this was the case when I made a thread about the various trends I had noticed on Wrong Planet. Unfortunately, a few people misinterpreted this an attack and thought that my intention was to mock the autistic community. One member called me a troll and told others to ignore my posts.

    Admittedly, perhaps I could've worded my thread better, and I didn't stop to think how pointing certain things out might come across to others. One of the most annoying things I've come across there is when I would make a thread only for it to be completely derailed by certain members with some completely irrelevant subject that was often times offensive in some way. For example, I made a thread asking how autism affects females and males differently, and this user came out of nowhere and started posting about things that didn't relate to my query whatsoever. People kept telling me to ignore him because the thread was starting to run the risk of being closed due to his provocative posts. It was difficult just to ignore him though because it seemed as though he was projecting and wanted advice, but whenever I tried to offer him that he would tell me off for being nosy and a "typical emotional female". :neutral:

    Also, I've considered leaving the site before due to some of the homophobic posts I've seen there. When I made a thread talking about this, a member reached out to me in a message and asked me to stay so I could help to fight back against some of the hatred in the LGBT section. They told me of a case where a transgender user was bullied and unfortunately took their own life. :(

    However, it isn't all doom and gloom. Although there are some users there that I do not get on with and my heart sinks a little whenever I see their username come up, there are also members that have defended me, offer excellent contributions, and appreciate my posts. :) Some of you may better know me as Lost Dragon.
     
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  16. Ezra

    Ezra Rarely Seen Member

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    In my opinion the developer, who's the only admin, left that place to rust. Now he's finally back trying patch a sinking ship that's springing leaks left and right, with one sever error or similar after the other.

    The general user base gets smaller and smaller, while the more toxic members become more and more dominant. One of which abruptly stopped posting and was replaced by a blatantly obvious sock-puppet.

    The place seems to be pretty heavily shaped politically, with the staff expressing very strong one-sided views. So it seems as long as whatever jerk, troublemaker, troll, sock-puppet etc, expresses the same view favored by staff, they thrive.

    That's the way I see it.
     
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  17. Khendra

    Khendra Well-Known Member

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    I've been a WP member since 2012 (two years before I was officially diagnosed) and still post on occasion. It has indeed gotten VERY political, as Ezra noted. I think I'm the only relatively conservative woman there, lol. There are still some good discussions that can go on, but I've learned to brace myself.
     
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  18. Joshua Aaron

    Joshua Aaron Autistic Bisexual

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    I actually attempted using that site. I used it until it got purchased by Autism Speaks. The design looks like a subreddit from 2009, the mods aren't active at all now, the amounts of ads are insane! I prefer this site. Mods here such as tree and Nitro are awesome and helpful.
     
  19. Stardust Parade

    Stardust Parade Active Member

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    Omg like that guy Marknis?! He constantly posts about being distressed because he doesn't have a girlfriend. That's all he ever posts about.
     
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  20. Isadoorian

    Isadoorian Well Known Chat Member, Welcomer of Newcomers V.I.P Member

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    indeed