Gossip websites spreading rumors about students

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    Gossip websites spreading rumors about students

    Wow, this is pretty sad!! Wouldn't you consider this "Cyber bullying"? These are supposedly college educated people creating such a pathetic site? These are our future doctors, lawyers, educators, business people of the future stooping to this level??? That is pretty scary to think that our future lies in the hands of such individuals. This sounds like college students behaving at a very elementary minded level. It is time to grow up and do something constructive with your time. There should be consequences for these individuals that contribute to such a classless website.
     
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    These kids should look at the bright side- at least now you know what people are saying behind your back. True, you'll never know who started the rumor, but when do you ever find that out?
    Grow a thick skin, and pay more attention to your studies than what people are writing about you on some meaningless website.
    People are going to spread rumors, write on walls, etc. Nothing will stop it.
     
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    [Quote]These kids should look at the bright side- at least now you know what people are saying behind your back. True, you'll never know who started the rumor, but when do you ever find that out?
    Grow a thick skin, and pay more attention to your studies than what people are writing about you on some meaningless website.
    People are going to spread rumors, write on walls, etc. Nothing will stop it.[/Quote]

    And to all you folks saying it's just a symptom of this generation, you're wrong.
    People have been starting nasty rumors about other people since the dawn of time. Most famous example: "Let them eat cake." was never said by Marie Antionette.
    There's just a new way to start a rumor these days.
     
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    [Quote]

    Actually, I'm currently in college in Mass and one of my good friends is a target on this site. He is constantly being ripped apart. All of the things that are written aren't true, except the ones that make fun of his homosexuality. He is gay, but all of the ridicule that comes along with it is false and unnecessary. He has no need to "take account for his actions" if it is only a lifestyle he leads, and is in every way allowed to do so. I'm positive that a lot of the hatred comes from the fact that he is gay. It's truly not fair and it's not entertainment especially if you're at the other end.

    People do and say ridiculous things to hurt others, and this is a perfect case of not truly understanding the power of words. It hurts the victims and it hurts being a friend and not being able to stop it or say anything to make these insanely vicious things go away.[/Quote]


    This may sound controversial but i'm willing to bet that he may be a "flamer" in that he draws attention to himself as a gay man. I would be willing to bet that this is why he is drawing all the responses on the site, simply because people think he flaunts his identity as a gay male. Is this incredibly wrong - yes, indeed - however, it comes with the territory.

    Regardless, he falls in the category of incredibly rude and innapropriate material on JuicyCampus. My point still stands that regardless of how wrong it is, your friend is probably drawing attention to himself and this type of "gossip" comes with that territory.
     
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    Thanos,

    I couldn't agree more. How utterly typical that the quasi-elitist BC students would be featured in a story complaining about a defamatory website. I guess BC hasn't yet institued How To Be A Mature, Free-Thinking Adult 101.

    Here is a clue for all of the wannabe censors: life is full of defamatory remarks and people who want to cut you down. Whether it be on some website or from the guy in the next cubicle, people will *always* talk trash about you. People will always be trying to step on you when you're down. And, it makes *zero* difference whether you "deserve it" or not. So, build a bridge and get over it!

    From the tripe about "people need to be protected from defamatory websites" to the "lets give the last place kids trophies too" mentality, people need to start fending for themselves. Kids (and it seems college kids) need to start learning that the "utopia" of BC is not how the real world works. Not everyone wears J. Crew, not everyone is a winner, and not every comment is a pleasant one.

    Quit trying to protect people from the reality that is. You're only doing them a disservice. If you don't like, it don't read it.

    Get over yourselves.
     
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    [Quote]


    This may sound controversial but i'm willing to bet that he may be a "flamer" in that he draws attention to himself as a gay man. I would be willing to bet that this is why he is drawing all the responses on the site, simply because people think he flaunts his identity as a gay male. Is this incredibly wrong - yes, indeed - however, it comes with the territory.

    Regardless, he falls in the category of incredibly rude and innapropriate material on JuicyCampus. My point still stands that regardless of how wrong it is, your friend is probably drawing attention to himself and this type of "gossip" comes with that territory.[/Quote]


    He's not. That is exactly the thing that causes the harm in the first place. You can't make assumptions about people and them display them like they're truth. That's the exact same thing as a rumor. Even if it were the case, I support anyone who has the confidence to draw attention to themselves, whether it be a so called "flamer" or a straight man or woman. We have no right to judge or assume. In all seriousness, it's 2008, almost 2009, there's no need for labeling like that.
     
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    The appalling thing to me is the exposure of vitrol, obscenity, ignorance, and utter lack of proper grammar and correct use of language evident on ANY blog..including Boston.com.
    The anonymity of blogs opens the veins of this crassness and allows it to bleed freely.
    The whole blog thing should be a real eye opener to what certain segments of society have become. Crude, poorly educated, trashy, and scary punks.
    Get off my lawn.
     
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    Meh

    Check out some of the BDC forums. At least students can claim they're young and naive. Pot, meet kettle.
     
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    I haven't seen the site, but I wouldn't be surprised if some of the rumors turned out to be true. My first college like to cover things up, including campus rapes and a student who was beaten amost fatally 25 feet from my doorstep.

    Also, the colleges should just add this website to the list of websites that are not accessable on their server(like porn). They have a right (just like employers) to limit content.

    I disagree. Porn should be banned in public labs, but colleges should only ban illegal websites (warez, video downloads, and the like) in dorms.
     
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