Some Responses r/Melbourne

Ahh so I got an email from a reader asking for me to respond to some regular ragey comments on Reddit in regards to my post from over 6 years ago, Melbourne is Poison

Given that the Sub-reddit is laced with Melbourne lovers, I would expect a ton of hate on an article that disagrees with their world view. I do understand most people probably can’t argue or go through my post and raise questions constructively, rather they will make projections in order to back their views up.

Why did the author place quotes around the word growth?

Is this some kind ironic growth? Is the wink implied?

Spending your whole life in a city Vs. exploring different places. Which one would yield more growth, there’s no real unbiased answer, everyone’s answer is different. Mine is obviously not to stay in the same place. There’s a world out there.

Anyway, I got three paragraphs in before it was obvious that this was just some edgy kid raging about nothing in particular. Clearly mistaking negativity for an actual personality.

Very clever, projecting ones personal bias as another persons personality. “I don’t agree so let’s project something negative as the authors own personality!!!!”

Go dig ditches in Sudan for a summer you miserable little fucker. I guarantee by the time you have finished, you will be right as rain.

“miserable little fucker” someone’s getting worked up. Again, no need to respond, it’s from a Melbourne lover.

E- just noticed it is from 2012. With any hope, he finally got laid, and is in a better place.

I think if you took the effort in reading other posts, there isn’t any complaints about getting laid at all, quite the opposite actually, there’s countless stories throughout the blog about getting laid both in Melbourne and abroad. Again, expecting a reader to actually read the post and understand what its about is a tough ask.

The one accurate thing was the comment on melb uni kids being committed to a career. Those shits are overly high achievers and will use every trick in the book to get ahead.

Looks like someones studied there.

My impression is that it was written by an 18 year old emo male student who blames women for their own lack of social skills while considering themselves worldly and edgy.

Again, impressions without reading the rest of the blog. The typical response to anyone one doesn’t agree with you in these topics is “Your a virgin”, “You can’t get laid”. I only hear this in places like Melbourne, I wonder why? When there’s a society like Australia where men date down so heavily, the perfunctory response is this. Where I live now, this just simply doesn’t come up, the responses these people give out are reflective of the environment they are in presently and only further add weight to my points and choices to leave that place behind.

Going by what’s said in the About section, the author would have been a year out after finishing a bachelors degree at that point.

There’s definitely some r/theredpill or PUA stench surrounding some of the other posts on the blog, but putting aside the comments about women… I’m interested to hear what the sub thinks of the comments on Melbourne as a society.

The site is written by a group of people. Yeah, some posts were written a year after graduating, others were written by people who have spent many years out of Melbourne. To start attacking the validity of ones experiences and views because you don’t agree with them is what I’m almost expecting from users on that part of Reddit.

Again, nothing exciting, standard raging from detractors, nothing actually written in the article was debated, simply attempts and insults were passed around as a cheap means to deter themselves from views that don’t comply with their own.

Some posts were alright though

The post is five years old, about the same age as the author when they wrote it. I wrote a blog when I first came to Melbourne. It was called L’ Etranger which tells you what it is like to be a visitor in the city. It’s like looking through the window of a funky cafe with your nose pressed to the glass, watching the cool kids laughing and having fun inside

This kid turned around, put up the hood on his hoodie, and braced himself against the evening chill. Another lonely night of blogging beckoned. That’s all. No biggie.

No biggie at all, just people raging at someones views. I am a Melbourne local, I went abroad, came back and didn’t like the place anymore, so I left, and stay abroad.

The one accurate thing was the comment on melb uni kids being committed to a career. Those shits are overly high achievers and will use every trick in the book to get ahead.

Spot on.

Based on this person’s other posts, their view of our city is heavily influenced by their conservative values and feelings of alienation.

Wow! Someone got it!?! Yes, I grew up in Melbourne and my values don’t align with the place anymore, and I left. I’m substantially happier as an expat abroad.

Reads a lot like a social studies uni student trying to be edgy and subversive, mixed in with somebody who is incredibly negative and unhappy, and seems to hate on everybody else. It’s all a load of crap to me. The circle jerk of psuedo-subversives in the comments is just painful. A few comments suggests the author is of the socialist alternative ilk (or alliance…i forget which ones are the real PITA). If this person hates this city and has such a coloured view, then leave. Simple.

Nah champ, if you read the early posts it clearly states I studied Commerce, then worked at an Investment Bank, then bailed on Melbourne.

It’s another standard view that people have, “Don’t like it, cunt??!!! Then leave!!!”

I left, years ago. Simple.

Hmm, I made the mistake of seeing what else is on the blog. Anti-feminist ramblings. Racist comments. Opposed to gay marriage. Oh no, here we have blatant homophobia. The usual childish ‘leftist’ criticisms blaming ‘leftopia’ for all their problems.

There’s no real mention of “problems” of mine. Just my views and disagreements

I have a feeling we’re getting to the heart of why this ‘writer’ hates Melbourne, and they seem like a vile, ultra-conservative creature. I say ‘writer’ like that because most of the posts are copied and pasted from elsewhere. Acknowledged as copied, but not credited.

Pretty sure those posts I’ve copied have links to the original articles but hey we can start referencing them like a thesis going forward eh?

 

P.S. – So I also came across this article too, seems like the ragey people in Melbourne I left behind aren’t only just noticed by me too, but don’t post this on r/Melbourne, nothing bad can be said about Melbourne there.

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4 thoughts on “Some Responses r/Melbourne

  1. yensid says:

    Age article was a good read. Thanks.

    > The site is written by a group of people.

    I was under the impression that there was one main contributor writing original posts, [re]posts of articles from other sites, and very occasional guests posts. Is this not the case?

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