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    (Original post by Ultimate1)
    No thanks, Jeff.

    I'm not even gay but I'd rather have a nice long wiener in my mouth.
    You've said this like 3 times in the space of a few hours.
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    All I took away from this thread is the fact that OP has naked pictures of herself on Tumblr. I didn't even mean to learn that... but reverse Google image search is a thing.

    Anyway, your first post's full of fair points and is mostly agreeable but where I feel you've gone wrong is it sounds like you're assuming that people who rates others 'out of ten' are boiling all of their characteristics to a single digit. That's not usually what's happening at all. It's usually just a purely shallow aesthetic judgement, and the reason I've found me and my mates judging looks in the past is because it's pretty interesting how different our numbers can be. It's more about comparing attractions than anything.
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    Not looking too deep into it all.... I thoroughly enjoyed the Tansy Blue pics on Purestorm √
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    (Original post by Nick1sHere)
    3/10 would not bang. I'll continue to rate people out of 10, because I simply don't care
    Lol you must be pretty low on the scale yourself.
    Personally I would maaaybe rate you a 3, but you look like a d*ck, so probably more like a 2.

    ;o
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    Nay. As long as its done as a bit of fun on both sides I see no problem with rating people out of 10
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    (Original post by wildbluesun)
    I don't want to spam/disrupt anyone else's thread, but I've seen a couple threads like this, it seems to be a common thing that people do on the internet, and I just find it so incredibly dehumanising, rude, degrading, etc etc...

    You know what I mean - where people look at someone and say "she is a 6" or "he is an 8.5" or whatever, and try to give people's appearance an objective rating.

    I think it's awful, and every time I see it I cringe inside. Firstly, because reducing someone down to just their physical attributes is just so shallow. There's a lot more to everyone than just their appearance. How attractive someone is can be down to so many things - the way they move, the sound of their voice, the look they give you, the style of their clothes - and rating people from a few snapshots on the internet cannot encapsulate all of that. Also, because it's a number rating, and normally phrased like "(s)he is a [number]", it's phrased like this is the ONLY important thing about them. Not "I don't like her face but her body is beautiful" or anything like that. It's shrinking the entirety of a person's physical and mental attractiveness down to a single number, and that's not the way it works.

    Secondly, because there can be no objective scale for beauty - eye of the beholder and all that - and this kind of conversation implies that there is some kind of proper scale out there with, I don't know, Helen of Troy at the top and a frog at the bottom and a whole lot of other reference points in between. That's not the way it is. Different people find different things attractive.

    Thirdly, because it's just not a nice thing to do; imagine if you found a thread full of people on the internet arguing over your Facebook profile picture and trying to decide if you were a 6 or a 7. Unless you're far more self-confident than I am, it probably wouldn't feel very nice. There's a lot more to you than just your face, and there are very few circumstances out there where it would be appropriate to judge people entirely on their appearance.

    IMO, the only time it makes sense is if you're actually trying to order people by physical attraction, like if you were trying to decide who to put on the cover of a new fashion magazine you're starting, or something. But how often is someone's appearance the only important thing about them? To look at a photograph of someone on the internet and go "I can reduce your entire personality and appearance down to a single number, and that number is FIVE" - or whatever number it is?

    I really, really don't like it, and I think we should all stop.

    End of ramble. Peace out. <3
    I agree it's so stupid and childish. Don't give people a rating unless they ask you for one.
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    I totally get your point, it can be incredibly disrespectful, but surely it's also just a bit of fun? Like when people would ASK for a rating on Instagram etc, I don't think people take it too seriously. Obviously if that's all you think when you look at people, you need help bc life is more than bangability, but generally I dont see the harm in doing it among friends. It's not intended for the person, it's a private comment.
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    (Original post by wildbluesun)
    I don't want to spam/disrupt anyone else's thread, but I've seen a couple threads like this, it seems to be a common thing that people do on the internet, and I just find it so incredibly dehumanising, rude, degrading, etc etc...

    You know what I mean - where people look at someone and say "she is a 6" or "he is an 8.5" or whatever, and try to give people's appearance an objective rating.

    I think it's awful, and every time I see it I cringe inside. Firstly, because reducing someone down to just their physical attributes is just so shallow. There's a lot more to everyone than just their appearance. How attractive someone is can be down to so many things - the way they move, the sound of their voice, the look they give you, the style of their clothes - and rating people from a few snapshots on the internet cannot encapsulate all of that. Also, because it's a number rating, and normally phrased like "(s)he is a [number]", it's phrased like this is the ONLY important thing about them. Not "I don't like her face but her body is beautiful" or anything like that. It's shrinking the entirety of a person's physical and mental attractiveness down to a single number, and that's not the way it works.

    Secondly, because there can be no objective scale for beauty - eye of the beholder and all that - and this kind of conversation implies that there is some kind of proper scale out there with, I don't know, Helen of Troy at the top and a frog at the bottom and a whole lot of other reference points in between. That's not the way it is. Different people find different things attractive.

    Thirdly, because it's just not a nice thing to do; imagine if you found a thread full of people on the internet arguing over your Facebook profile picture and trying to decide if you were a 6 or a 7. Unless you're far more self-confident than I am, it probably wouldn't feel very nice. There's a lot more to you than just your face, and there are very few circumstances out there where it would be appropriate to judge people entirely on their appearance.

    IMO, the only time it makes sense is if you're actually trying to order people by physical attraction, like if you were trying to decide who to put on the cover of a new fashion magazine you're starting, or something. But how often is someone's appearance the only important thing about them? To look at a photograph of someone on the internet and go "I can reduce your entire personality and appearance down to a single number, and that number is FIVE" - or whatever number it is?

    I really, really don't like it, and I think we should all stop.

    End of ramble. Peace out. <3
    You sound like a 1/10.
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    Well, it's been 4 years since this thread was posted, and we're all still sticking with the tried and trusted /10 rating system... request denied, OP
 
 
 
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