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My condolences to the staff who had to put up with those pics

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Yakamaru

Å nei, cringe
At the moment. It's a very poorly understood state, so while you can sit there and belittle people by saying 'it just grosses people out', there are those who are genuinely affected by it in a debilitating manner. Maybe show a little understanding that not all people feel the same way you do?
It is not an officially recognized phobia.
Trypophobia - Wikipedia

It is a proposed phobia only.
 

Yakamaru

Å nei, cringe
As I said, it's very poorly understood, with only a few studies looking into the causes. Passing it off as 'people just grossed out' is very disingenuous.
I get grossed out and disgusted by spoiled milk. Does it make it a phobia?
 

Cerbrus

New Member
At the moment. It's a very poorly understood state, so while you can sit there and belittle people by saying 'it just grosses people out', there are those who are genuinely affected by it in a debilitating manner. Maybe show a little understanding that not all people feel the same way you do?
There's nothing "Poorly understood" about it. Being grossed out by those images is perfectly normal. It's not a condition, it doesn't need a label.
 

Sagittarii

Grand Fox-Overlord
I get grossed out and disgusted by spoiled milk. Does it make it a phobia?

Well, no, because it's not innocuous. It has a smell that is unpleasantly overpowering. Trypophobia isn't to do with explicitly gory images, though. That's the point. It can be with innocuous things with neutral connotations.
 

Sagittarii

Grand Fox-Overlord
There's nothing "Poorly understood" about it. Being grossed out by those images is perfectly normal. It's not a condition, it doesn't need a label.

Ignorance at its finest. Maybe try learning more about it. Or better yet; learn what it actually is.
 

Cerbrus

New Member
Ignorance at its finest. Maybe try learning more about it. Or better yet; learn what it actually is.
So tell me, what do you feel when looking at this plant?
200px-Nelumbo_Nucifera_fruit_-_botanic_garden_Adelaide.jpg


Excessive / persistent fear? Significant distress or impairment?

Also, please don't call me ignorant for having a different opinion. That, in turn, is ignorant and rather impolite.
 

134

Well-Known Member
Oh my GAWD pleease remove that!
 

SarcasticSpook

Local ghost
I find the whole debate on trypophobia a little.. odd

Literally anyone can have a fear of anything and a fear of clusters of holes is certainly not something off the wall to consider. I actually knew a girl in my high school who would actually get really bad anxiety attacks whenever she saw things like honeycombs and stuff like that. There's even reports of people having said fear when they were a child and dating back before the whole 'online assumption'. I think it's just because there wasn't much notice of it that it hasn't been recorded nor any sort of research done properly on it.

Saying trypophobia is an absurd and irrational fear/doesn't exist is like saying people who have hylophobia or turophobia isn't a fear at all either.

but that's just my two cents
 

Cerbrus

New Member
What would that prove aside from simply two people (me included) not feeling any of this?
My point is that the proposed phobia means that people experience actual physical distress from seeing images like that.
And that's the phobia that isn't officially recognized. That's the whole point. It's just a silly hype.

I'm not saying people can't feel uncomfortable seeing certain things. It's just not a phobia.
 
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Amiir

Guest
Soooo basically this whole thing is over nothing? Like holy shit I was expecting IRL pedo stuff or gore seeing the way people were talking about it, but nah it was just a bunch of fake photoshopped images instead lol. Doesn't sound like something breaking site rules either

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Unless that stuff was uploaded in a ''spamful'' manner, ofc
 
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Sagittarii

Grand Fox-Overlord
Soooo basically this whole thing is over nothing? Like holy shit I was expecting IRL pedo stuff or gore seeing the way people were talking about it, but nah it was just a bunch of fake photoshopped images instead lol. Doesn't sound like something breaking site rules either

Not sure where you got that from; some of the images were fake, yes. Quite a few were real. Pictures of maggot infested wounds, and pictures of a dead fox with its entrails open to the air on the ground. All spammed over an hour period.
 

midnightsparky

/̵͇̿̿/’̿̿ ̿ ̿̿ Protect your nutz
Learn something new every day... never heard that term before. Clusters of holes don't bother me (such as that plant, honeycombs, rotten fruits w/insects... stuff like that). Holes/seriously infection sites on animals caused by parasitic insects do though. When I first saw those on the main page I was like WTF lol. PS or not, the images I saw I deffo couldn't care less to never see again.
 

Kit H. Ruppell

Exterminieren! Exterminieren!
So tell me, what do you feel when looking at this plant?
200px-Nelumbo_Nucifera_fruit_-_botanic_garden_Adelaide.jpg


Excessive / persistent fear? Significant distress or impairment?

Also, please don't call me ignorant for having a different opinion. That, in turn, is ignorant and rather impolite.
It’s a lotus pod. What about it? You want something to freak out about, research the botfly and chigoe flea.
 

Dongding

The sheep
The photoshopped skin ones were awful... I just did a google search. *Shudder* I'm glad that they weren't actual photos. Upon learning that, it didn't bother me as much... Still omg-gross looking though.
 

quoting_mungo

Well-Known Member
Depends on the persons experience using the UI. I'm sure they haven't had much practice against that, but I do agree it should have went to instant upload halt until they could figure it out.
Not all staff members can halt uploads.

Rules/TOS also are vague as hell. IMO they allow mods/admins to take matters into their own hands and remove content they personally don't like and make up excuses for the removal of said content.
Not really, no. While there will always be edge cases requiring some discretion, those cases are a tiny minority of removals. A staff member who removes content because they have personal objections to it would not last long.
 

PerrMea

I'm most likely sleeping somewhere soft.
Some bots uploaded a massive flood of imagery that goes around a type of phobia that is basically holes in skin, that looks like a disease, or alien life crawling out of the palms of you hand.

In general it was mostly PS work, but still not okay for to show. Forget the name of it, but I know Pewdiepie has a strong fear of it.
Thank God I didn't have to see that that is the only phobia I have I am so sorry for you guys!
 
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