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I'm confused. Every post of hers is intact up until February, regardless of importance, and then everything's gone save one random post from May 17
I guess the "flag as spam" function is a bit buggy and inconsistent, but I hope you can see why it looks like they've been removed manually, one by one.
On an other note, I thought users are not allowed to get banned on request. Has there been a change to the rules?
Generally speaking the "rules are subject to change without notice" thing is not the most constructive approach if you truly want to see improvement in board culture. You can't exactly expect people, especially long time users to check on the rules every few weeks in case they have changed. Putting a small notice in the announcement box at the top of the page shouldn't take more than 3 minutes, from my experience.
Tbh I do agree with @Maimai that we've only seen snippets of the whole story, and we shouldn't jump to some extreme lengths. Yes, I entirely believe that Yasu was in an actual relationship with Sayo. I also believe that he was a coward and didn't break up with her properly before going after Mikan. And based on my previous "analysis" of her ig statement, I'm pretty sure that Mikan was aware of this entire situation. That makes them scummy enough in my eyes. But I'm writing this as a fellow person with BPD, and it can be pretty extreme and taxing on your surrounding, even if you try everything within your power to act "normal". Most people generally don't know how to deal with someone who has BPD, especially when you express suicidal thoughts. Even if they tell you they'll be there for you, they're not your therapists and they're not prepared for these kinds of situations. And even an actual therapist can refuse to treat a patient after some suicide attempts, as it affects their own mental health - and they're not even interacting with you on a daily basis as a friend or a boyfriend does. This last screenshot reminds me a lot of how Manaki reacted to Venus doing the weight loss surgery, and most people understood that he was simply desperate to stop her. We don't see the actual context here. It could have been in the middle of an extreme depressive, suicidal episode. And we absolutely don't have an insight into their entire relationship. Again, I'm not trying to wk Yasu or Mikan, for the above mentioned reasons, and I definitely don't blame Sayo for her own illness (afterall she's the one suffering the most from it). All I'm trying to say is to try to take a step back, and take into consideration what's not there, instead of making a judgement solely based on screenshots taken out of context.
Yeah I was actually rooting for her. I thought she had the potential to become a good influencer/j-vlogger if she keeps her snowflakey traits under control, but while her numbers went up, her personal development just stagnated. She's only getting more confident with airing her dirty laundry, testing how much she can get away with, and I'm afraid she's going to entirely turn into Kenna soon.
I kinda disagree here. I understand that in this specific situation, where actual haters came up to her booth to harrass her, any kind of criticism onwards would feel like even more hate. But even though I'm like the biggest mental health advocate on this site :') and a fellow person with social anxiety, the sad reality is that the world won't adjust to every single one of our problems. So even though we are the ones who suffer most from our own issues, and I encourage everyone to be as tolerant and helpful as possible when it comes to dealing with people with mental illness, we are all responsible for our own mental health, and if we ever want to be able to function within society, we have to learn how to cope with some situations. If you're not asking for criticism for your writing, that's fine, you're simply aware of your boundaries, but if you actually want to sell your products, you have to learn to differentiate between plain hate and constructive criticism, even when it's not sugarcoated (and this is PULL we're specifically here to not sugarcoat our opinions), and how to manage it all. Or it's simply not the right path for you.
Funnily enough I was also not entirely convinced by the evidence at first, but it was Mikan herself who tipped me to believe what Sayoshigure says with her statement 🙃 She keeps contradicting herself on whether Yasu and Sayoshigure have been in a relationship or not (underlined these instances in green)*, and whether she even heard about Sayo before the rumours came out (underlined in blue)**
* she's also comparing their situation to her serious relationship with Hiro, instead of a random hook-up (or hand holding level thing if she wants to stay PG) from the past ** if not, it's real weird you suddenly know you two have a bunch of mutuals, and contacted them all to talk about her in the span of a few days, Mikan. Especially since you "try not to get involved with the issue". I doubt that the mutuals were the ones contacting her, when the rumours haven't gained any traction yet outside PULL This also leads me to believe she's not just naive and eating up whatever Yasu's telling her, but was very much aware of the situation between Yasu and Sayoshigure
Geez people, just because you have a specific idea or even personal experience regarding a mental illness it doesn't mean it's the same for everyone I'm saying this independently from the whole Venus situation But no: - just because you dress up unconventionally it doesn't mean you're not suffering from anxiety - just because you post online content it doesn't mean you're not suffering from anxiety - just because you travel to or even live in a foreign country doesn't mean you're not suffering from anxiety You have to realise that people find different situations triggering. For a lot of you with social anxiety these things may sound like a nightmare, but many people aren't affected by it or not to a level that they're unable to do it, and it does not reflect on how severe their anxiety is. Also I'm going to sound like Kenna here, but sometimes you simply know some situations would end in a disaster even without trying it. Would you tell these people to move abroad or make a public social media platform because "they have to try it first to really know they can't do it"? Of course you have to step out of your comfort zone from time to time, but being aware of your boundaries is not a bad thing at all.
It was actually the other way around lol: She posted on her blog (and maybe said something in a video too) that she had 2 nose jobs to fix her deviated septum, as she couldn't breathe properly. BUT both times she told the surgeon that she wanted her nose to look as close to the original as possible, and the reason she was unhappy with the result was because its shape did end up different (The post is probably documented on GG if anyone's interested)
We're talking about people going up to her booth in real life, pushing their opinions about her and her art in her face in a petty, passive aggressive manner, and trying to discourage people from buying her products. This whole thing in a situation she can't really escape. PULL has a rule not to contact the flakes, specifically for reasons like trying to provoke a reaction from them. The flakes here are not pressured to look at their thread and read anything that's written about them.
Noone is immune to criticism, extreme hate or bullying. Sure, some people can tolerate more, and keep their chill at least in front of their audience, but no public figure is unaffected by these things. I wouldn't even consider her opinions about BTS negative or controversial outside of rabid stan twitter, but even if they were, nothing justifies petty bullying. She chose to be a commentary youtuber, she's allowed to be one, she shouldn't have to worry about "playing it safe". It should be common decency to keep some boundaries and let these people live their personal lives, even if you disagree with their opinions or dislike them as a person. I'm actually glad that she's honest about these things, and shows how harmful this behaviour can be instead of just putting on a brave face and acting like it's a non-issue. Imagine all the young people watching her videos, thinking about making their own youtube channel or public instagram, isn't it beneficial to tell them about this aspect of being an influencer, and assure them that they're not alone and their feelings are valid?