A Life

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A Life #73: The Trouble With AVEN

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The show has never shied away from criticizing the community and especially AVEN. But this time the feces has really impacted the ventilator with the latest development involving yet another denial of creating a subforum for aromantics. And that is our topic for today.

May 18, 2012 - Posted by | Podcast

11 Comments »

  1. (the following content was intended to be humorous & in no way should be taken as criticism)

    ~~PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT~~

    The listeners who are not familiar/interested in the inner-works of AVEN site/forums (though I have hard time imagining such a person, besides myself, that is), should tune in at 76min:26sec when the serious topic of discussion is dropped & general hilarity ensues.

    For those who are not very familiar with AVEN, but are interested,
    here is the link to The Article by Henrik about the issues: HERE

    (I felt the need to share this link, since as a person who is generally NOT on AVEN or AsexualNews, I’ve stumbled upon it by mistake a few days ago & now I feel very accomplished…)

    Comment by Dora | May 19, 2012

  2. I’m hardly ever on Asexual News, either.

    Comment by Lara Landis | May 19, 2012

  3. Okay, on a serious note:

    The issues you bring up are very weird & disturbing.
    Is this a discrimination against Aromantics in general or is this a personal thing?

    I was just listening to the episode were you interviewed David Jay & I’m pretty sure that at least twice he identified as Aromantic.
    So could this be a built-in policy in order to prevent bias? (a policy that actually backfired?)

    Comment by Dora | May 19, 2012

  4. Maybe aromantics can create their own community with their own set of rules. Independent from everything else. I don’t see why you would have to play by someone else’s rules. If they acknowledge you, fine. If they don’t, fine too.

    Comment by Molly | May 21, 2012

  5. To be fair, the last time the column was taken down, it was the fault of the site owner, not the administrator. She was trying to correct a formatting flaw she introduced to the text and forgot to put it back up after she had fixed it.

    Comment by Lara Landis | May 23, 2012

  6. that should read of the site owner, not an editor.

    Comment by Lara Landis | May 23, 2012

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