Todd Schoonover This image is not naughty or offensive, so don't flag me WatchTrolls
There’s a bunch of users and goals that I see have been flagged for deletion today. They are people who want to meet Dylan Sprouse or find his phone number. One of the very first goals I added when I created my account was Meet Chris O’Donnell. I recognize that it’s more of a fantasy goal than a real one, but JWillow has done it so it is possible. What makes these other goals any different than my own? Should I be flagged for deletion for wanting to meet Chris? Some of the comments I’ve seen are:
“celebrity stalking isn’t appropriate for 43Things”
“This isn’t appropriate and detracts from the purpose of 43things.”
“I don’t see any violations. Probably a young person dreaming.”
I’m sorry, but how does wanting to meet a celebrity detract from 43Things purpose? It’s no more unrealistic than all the political goals, or those of us who wanted to lose 100 pounds (oh wait, I did that). It’s no more unrealistic of a goal than stopping masturbating.
It really pisses me off that people try to dictate to others what is and is not a valid goal based on their own belief of how the system should be used. It also pisses me off that the Robots themselves don’t take more of a stand in defining what is and is not acceptable.