I am Nuk Anuk and this is my diary

My Comment, I've tried several times to post on Colette's- Diary

June 10th 2012 2:32 pm
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I tried several times to post this as a comment on Colette Sidonie-Samantha's Diary Dreaded "Error 4" thought she could thwart me.

Eh...
I am the "spokescat" for dark humor and satire. I am not though of the 'school-of-thought' that feels 'dark humor' needs to be cruel, offensive or graphic in nature.

I'd seen "helicopter cat" through other *sources* and never expected to see it here on Catster. While I'm sure the "artist" would defend the 'artistic integrity" of his *creation* ~ It looks more to me like an example "defiling the dead."

Catster's "Catster Community Guidelines" states under the subsection "The Spirit of Catster"
[...]"This site is for the love of cats. It is about caring and support. It is about fun, friendly and informational sharing of our passion for our furry friends. There is no shortage of places on the Internet to fight, scratch and snarl and we thought it was high time to have a place that was all about the kindness and fun of sharing and communication."

Scroll down that link I've posted above, to the section: "Sitewide Community Guidelines"
[...]"Content that contains profanity; is sexually explicit; depicts the torture and abuse of animals; or contains graphic, descriptive and lengthy portrayals of serious violence against animals; blood, injury, and/or death are not allowed on Catster.

Profanity should never be bowdlerized by replacing letters in the word with dashes, asterisks, or other symbols. Profane acronyms are not allowed on Catster."

In that "Spirit" I was also surprised a few weeks back to see a blog post featuring crocheted "cat toys" consisting of a primary sex characteristic, a secondary sex characteristic and five white blind mice. (I joke, I *know* they weren't blind mice.)

A feature called your "WTF of the day" would seem to be comprised (at least in part) of a "profane acronym."

It would seem that Catster Member posts and sitewide conduct are held to one standard, and the staff bloggers and their posts to another standard.

I've written nearly my own diary entry now here on Colette's comments, but I'll close with one simple statement. "Immature, low brow humor does not impress me." (and it's upsetting my friends and causing them to leave this site.)
That makes me sad....

 
Purred by: Monida (Catster Member)

June 10th 2012 at 2:49 pm

*clap clap!* Very nice Nuk! You should send it to HQ as well. I am appalled that they have a "WTF of the day." Once in my newspaper I wrote OMG in a promo. I got phone calls and letters to the editor saying how dare I use such an acronym. WTF seems much worse to me, and I could easily see how people would be offended.

I just learned of the crocheted cat toys today. Considering any 7-year-old googling kitties could come across this page ... yikes.
Purred by: ♥ Anna ♥ (Catster Member)

June 10th 2012 at 2:56 pm

Well said Nuk!! we are totally disgusted with catster right now. good grief what on earth has happened to catster!
Purred by: Lucy Nooner (Catster Member)

June 10th 2012 at 4:06 pm

Oh, Catster :( Nothing cool about not only posting that helicopter video but also writing an article that seems to glorify it as some type of amazing tribute. The blogs either seem very juvenile (cat pizza blog) or macabre (helicopter, skull posts), certainly not in line with what we love about Catster, LOVING our kitties! Disgusting and, well, just plain sad.

Love you, Nuk!

Lucy and family
Purred by: littleboy (Catster Member)

June 10th 2012 at 6:40 pm

So well said my friend we do not know WTF day is all about on the home page and I am really sure we even want to know the very fact thst it is a WTF does not sound like family fun to us.
Purred by: Samoa - Diva Angel (Catster Member)

June 10th 2012 at 7:51 pm

Purrfectly said, Nuk! I wish you would send this diary entry in a pmail to Catster HQ!
Purred by: Skylar db#39A (Catster Member)

June 10th 2012 at 7:53 pm

Please send this to HQ! They need to know how we feel.
Purred by: Xena Princess Warrior DG#23 (Catster Member)

June 10th 2012 at 8:22 pm

We are agree with you totally....this has got to stop...we come here for the love, to have fun and it is a place for Moms to be with other Moms that love their kitties as much as I do...now we are not sure what is going to happen and what we can do to get the attention of HQ...they do hold us responsible for what we put on our diaries etc...so I think they need to set an example.....do they think this is funny, well I don't....

I hope they hear us!!!
Purred by: Gaia Rose (Catster Member)

June 11th 2012 at 2:03 am

Hearing what Catster has become makes us glad we didn't renew so we're not still giving money to people who'd do things like this. Their guidelines are part of the reason we're not active here anymore and it's sad they don't feel the need to follow them themselves.
Purred by: Steven M. G

June 11th 2012 at 1:21 pm

Purred by: Dusty the Puppycat *DLM* (Catster Member)

June 11th 2012 at 1:21 pm

Nuk this is exactly how I feel. I get past it by just logging into my Community page and never going to the Magazine. I do miss the Cats Meow Blog and Catster Updates the were on the Community page and now sit idle but I guess I'll live.
Purred by: River (Catster Member)

June 11th 2012 at 2:28 pm

Headbonks for you! You hit the nail on the head Nuk!
Purred by: Webster (Catster Member)

June 11th 2012 at 8:30 pm

I've known for quite a while what an intelligent chap our friend Nuk is, but this diary confirms what I've suspected all along... that he is also extremely wise.

The HUMANS at HQ apparently have no clue that we of the four-legged family have something called TASTE, which is not limited to things that pass over our tongues. And it appears that those particular humans are themselves sadly deficient in that quality. I pity them, and I pity their children.
Purred by: Colette Sidonie-Samantha (Catster Member)

June 11th 2012 at 8:42 pm

Hear hear! You couldn't post? Probably Caster Fleas. River had the same trouble on my diary entry last night.

Funny how I found myself purractically leaving a whole new diary entry in my comments too.

Well said, buddy!

As we've done, please send a copy of your diary entry to Watch Cat. (As we think every fur should.) We're still of the mind that it's a question of insensitivity on the part of the humans at HQ. Call us naïve, but we can't imagine that this is an effort to drive us all away.

Purrs...
Purred by: Cow!Cat ♥ (Catster Member)

June 11th 2012 at 9:54 pm

Excellent points, Nuk. We've only heard about this dreadful "helicopter" thing and we have absolutely no desire to investigate it. It sounds like macabre desecration of the remains of a sentient creature to us. Would this be art if a human's body were treated this way, without his informed consent?

We absolutely do not think it is right for "official" Catster to be allowed to use profane language or references that violate the TOS that members are held to.
Purred by: Cow!Cat ♥ (Catster Member)

June 11th 2012 at 11:48 pm

Excellent points, Nuk. We've only heard about this dreadful "helicopter" thing and we have absolutely no desire to investigate it. It sounds like macabre desecration of the remains of a sentient creature to us. Would this be art if a human's body were treated this way, without his informed consent?

We absolutely do not think it is right for "official" Catster to be allowed to use profane language or references that violate the TOS that members are held to.

 

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