Originally Posted by SevenKid0505
Exactly, and that's probably the biggest flaw with a community like this. People certainly don't want to hear that a pair of jeans looks bad at them or that they need to size up... yet they still post threads asking "How does my fat ass look in these?" hoping to hear "oh darling, you're so tiny! they look amazing!". My favorite is when people make "insecure" topics when they know that they look fantastic.
If you're going to post your image on the internet you should be open to all types of comments. People shouldn’t be afraid to give their honest opinions, and all of these sugar coated replies really kill any chance. I’d love to share my two cents in a lot of these “image question” threads but I’m not looking forward to A) getting into a catfight for being an “inconsiderate bitch” and B) being labeled as an idiot since my opinion is different than the others expressed. This is one area where it would be great to be like Superfuture.
WOAH - I think you might be reading it into it a little much. There are threads like WAYWT which are clearing where you flaught it and dig for compliments.
There are the check out my new coolness that you wish you had on my booty threads, which may be fishing for compliments, but is much more like have a few thousand women in the dressing room with you. "Oh, NICE!" "Where did you find it?" "DId they have my size" "I want legs like yours" etc
And then there's the valid "what do you think?" thread. Because even though it becomes clear some people are fishing for compliments, other people really wanna know. Nothing like shopping on ebay and not having someone there to tell you if you should keep it. My butt could look squished. My muffin top shows, it's gaping. It's loose in the thighs. I just paid retail (gasp) for a platinum vetter mini and I sure as hell am not taking the tags off until I know I look like a hot piece of candy.
There's also that absolute fear of putting a piece of yourself out there for scrutiny. I think I should post to the TR WAYWT thread every day but have I? No. There is only one butt shot of me on HF and I was sooooooo nervous about it. Thank god the thread was "are these too baggy?"