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21. Posted by Swept Away (Travel Guru 1113 posts) 7y

Quoting steff

For what reason are you coming up with such things?

As a (very sad) attempt to be provocative. (But, what else is new...) [/quote]

and that is a forum rule violation? "an attempt to be provocative..." And is that evil? assuming that your theory is right.
"and what else is new?"- so its not whats written but who wrote it. So it pisses you off that some people can be provocative, intentionally or by accident... Are you even listening to your comment?

What else is new with your attitude? the is sooo 1992.
The thread is pointless... WHAT ARE YOU GUYS DOING IN A FORUM... well the off topic section, which I had absolutely no interest, it is indeed a pointless topic in that section.

22. Posted by Swept Away (Travel Guru 1113 posts) 7y

Quoting Q'

[quote=bwiiian]
But I also think the original post shows a level of discomfort as well. I can already tell you from the beginning what's going to happen when you start talking about this subject. I think the original post was design to imply a level of superiority above others. Perhaps to feed a shaky ego. And I think what most people find objectionable with this thread is being used as sort of a lab rat to deal with someone's own inhabitions. Which is one of the reasons why most forums have rules against "trolling".

wow.... and I was just in a hostel with a beer and we talk about the term sex tourist, coz my friend from Japan was calling me a SEX TOURIST... and so I really thought about it. am I a sex tourist... I didn't like the term and I tested how another traveller will react if I play judgemental...

Now base on your analysis of this short post, "lab rat to deal with someone's own inhibition". I never heard sex in this forum ,so I was careful... after cyber facism the religion of some moderators.

"The original post was design to imply a level of superiority above others"- My I am a backpack travelers and I am talking about travel... if I wanted to feed my ego, I start with a PROFILE. Its a thread and its not for OFF topic dwellers.

23. Posted by Swept Away (Travel Guru 1113 posts) 7y

Quoting Q'

Quoting Buzzcock

As for the theme of this thread, I don't read it as any more provocative than saying 'How would you define a drug tourist?'.

Just so you don't misunderstand. What you feel is your own business.

Its a thread about a DEFINTION of a tourism related term... and it became what? A psycho analysis of the author's plan to conquer the world. WHY IS IT ATTEMPT to be provocative? It is a legitimate question. and so what if its provocative, its a forum and No one is forced to make a career and a life reading what people write about.

24. Posted by Swept Away (Travel Guru 1113 posts) 7y

Quoting bwiiian

I like sweptaways posts, he always gets people angry when all he is trying to do is spark up a conversation. Also I dont think this post is irrelevant, this is a travel site where people talk about tourism, and whether you like it or not, sex tourism is a part of travel for some people. Surely a discussion about it is better than hiding away from it?

Thank You... you are soooooooo right with this perception. Its just a thread... and this is a travel forum.

I assume other people see this too...

25. Posted by Swept Away (Travel Guru 1113 posts) 7y

Quoting wouterrr

A sex tourist is basically a tourist looking for sex.

I still dont want to be called a sex tourist... But if this is what it is... whoa, its funny how you could call someone a sex tourist and laugh about it...

26. Posted by Q' (Travel Guru 1987 posts) 7y

Quoting Swept Away

Quoting Q'

[quote=bwiiian]
But I also think the original post shows a level of discomfort as well. I can already tell you from the beginning what's going to happen when you start talking about this subject. I think the original post was design to imply a level of superiority above others. Perhaps to feed a shaky ego. And I think what most people find objectionable with this thread is being used as sort of a lab rat to deal with someone's own inhabitions. Which is one of the reasons why most forums have rules against "trolling".

wow.... and I was just in a hostel with a beer and we talk about the term sex tourist, coz my friend from Japan was calling me a SEX TOURIST... and so I really thought about it. am I a sex tourist... I didn't like the term and I tested how another traveller will react if I play judgemental...

Now base on your analysis of this short post, "lab rat to deal with someone's own inhibition". I never heard sex in this forum ,so I was careful... after cyber facism the religion of some moderators.

"The original post was design to imply a level of superiority above others"- My I am a backpack travelers and I am talking about travel... if I wanted to feed my ego, I start with a PROFILE. Its a thread and its not for OFF topic dwellers.

Can't stand up for yourself, eh? ;)

27. Posted by Q' (Travel Guru 1987 posts) 7y

Quoting Piecar

Listen, it is my experience that half of the granola crunching, clown pant wearing, dreadlock sporting backpacker set, took off in hopes of finding wandering trim. I consider this sex tourism. I lived in Colombia for over a year, in an apartment over a backpacker's hostel. I listened to plenty of midnight conversations from guys AND GIRLS who were just here to get laid by a local. I thought of them as Sex Collectors. I think that's sex tourism.

Well, but that's nothing novel. Happens in night clubs, bars, offices, grocery stores, gyms, etc. Everyone wants to have sex. It's how we survive as a species. Travel lowers inhabitions, and raises the expectation for adventure. Men do "macho" things to attract women. And women do "girly" things to attract men.

But, there's a big difference between "Sex Tourism" and "Sex Tourism" if you understand my meaning. One is harmful, the other is....well...."keep it down so I can get some sleep, I've got a 6:15 am train !!"

I'm probably more leaning towards legalized prostitution. I don't consider what happens in Amsterdam or Nevada (boringest place on earth !) to be "Sex Tourism" in the bad sense of the term. But if one has to resort to becoming a prostitute, there's something seriously wrong. Either with the person themselves, and they're selling themselves short, or the society in which they live, with the economy or government. That to me is the problem.

Thanks for your contribution.

[ Edit: Edited on 25-Jun-2009, at 05:35 by Q' ]

28. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 7y

Quoting Swept Away

Quoting Isadora

Quoting steff

For what reason are you coming up with such things?

As a (very sad) attempt to be provocative. (But, what else is new...)

and that is a forum rule violation? "an attempt to be provocative..." And is that evil? assuming that your theory is right.
"and what else is new?"- so its not whats written but who wrote it. So it pisses you off that some people can be provocative, intentionally or by accident... Are you even listening to your comment?

What else is new with your attitude? the is sooo 1992.
The thread is pointless... WHAT ARE YOU GUYS DOING IN A FORUM... well the off topic section, which I had absolutely no interest, it is indeed a pointless topic in that section.

Now that's funny!

Quoting Swept Away

...after cyber facism the religion of some moderators.

Funnier still.

Quoting Swept Away

...if I wanted to feed my ego, I start with a PROFILE.

You did. A photo gallery tribute to yourself. When you became pissed off, you cleared most everything out, which was your choice.

29. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 7y

Quoting Q'

Quoting Piecar

Listen, it is my experience that half of the granola crunching, clown pant wearing, dreadlock sporting backpacker set, took off in hopes of finding wandering trim. I consider this sex tourism. I lived in Colombia for over a year, in an apartment over a backpacker's hostel. I listened to plenty of midnight conversations from guys AND GIRLS who were just here to get laid by a local. I thought of them as Sex Collectors. I think that's sex tourism.

Well, but that's nothing novel. Happens in night clubs, bars, offices, grocery stores, gyms, etc. Everyone wants to have sex. It's how we survive as a species. Travel lowers inhabitions, and raises the expectation for adventure. Men do "macho" things to attract women. And women do "girly" things to attract men.

But, there's a big difference between "Sex Tourism" and "Sex Tourism" if you understand my meaning. One is harmful, the other is....well...."keep it down so I can get some sleep, I've got a 6:15 am train !!"

I'm probably more leaning towards legalized prostitution. I don't consider what happens in Amsterdam or Nevada (boringest place on earth !) to be "Sex Tourism" in the bad sense of the term. But if one has to resort to becoming a prostitute, there's something seriously wrong. Either with the person themselves, and they're selling themselves short, or the society in which they live, with the economy or government. That to me is the problem.

Thanks for your contribution.

We're on the same page. ;)

30. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 7y

When I first saw this thread being posted I was about a second away from hitting the delete button on it. Not because I don't appreciate a good conversation, I think I've had one with just about anyone here, but because of how the post was worded and mostly, the direction the original poster's posts seem to be heading as of the last couple of months. What a lot of members are starting to pick up on, and what's starting to be noticed in the tone of the replies of those that are starting to get fed up, is that all these threads seem to have no particular point other than to piss people off.

That's not the forum we run, and that's not the forum that people come here to enjoy.

Please consider this a final warning. I think we've tried all the other options aside from the inactivation button.