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AmnerisAmneris Posts: 15,117Registered Users
I really don't care for the "trending topics" displayed at the bottom of the page. They're tacky, gross and make me feel stupider for just seeing them. I also don't think posts that mock other womens' clothes and bodies, unflattering shots of women, etc. are in the spirit of what I THOUGHT this site was about - helping women accept their natural features and to feel good about themselves. Where are these topics "trending" and why are they being shown to us?
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  • ZinniaZinnia Posts: 7,339Registered Users
    I was coming to start a thread about the trending topics because of the sleazy snapshots of women's bodies.

    I do my best not to see the trending topics because of that and because I am not interested in celebrity gossip.

    Trending topics need to be removed. What is the point???
    Life shrinks or expands according to one's courage. Anais Nin
  • GretchenGretchen Administrator Posts: 8,470Administrators, Moderators Administrator
    I will share your concerns with NaturallyCurly's management team, and try to get an answer about the thought behind offering the info. I'm guessing they thought they were providing you with links to interesting stories you might like.

    Gretchen
    NaturallyCurly.com co-founder
    3A

    You are beautiful!
  • ruralcurlsruralcurls Posts: 2,574Registered Users
    An abbreviated version of my rant:

    This site has shown thousands of us how to take care of our hair. It has taught us to embrace our curls.

    And yet, a trending topic tells us to inject botox into our breasts to make them bigger because "Mother Nature deprived me of a big bust." angry9: :pukel:

    ETA: I clicked send only to see trending topics pop up with 1 picture of someone with hair slightly curled at the ends, and TWO topics with women who have long, stick straight hair. Way to stick with the message.
  • coilynappcoilynapp Posts: 4,233Registered Users
    Le sigh. WHY is NC.com management doing this? Do they read our posts regarding the "gurus" and "trending topics"? NO ONE CARES that Amber Rose is pregnant, or what 50 Cent has to say about the downfall of G-unit.

    You are making this forum suck for those who have grown to love it. YOU ARE MAKING IT SUCK!!!!!!!!!!!! :stop:
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  • GretchenGretchen Administrator Posts: 8,470Administrators, Moderators Administrator
    Hi everyone,

    Alicia Ward, TextureMedia's director of marketing, asked me to share this with you:

    We introduced Trending Topics to help share other great online content that we think our readers would find valuable. As it is a new feature, however, we are still sifting through the vast amount of information out there to present what is most educational, entertaining and relevant to our diverse audience. We apologize if any of the content presented was offensive in any way.

    Our mission has always been, and continues to be supporting our community to feel good and proud of who they are each and every day. We greatly appreciate and value your feedback, and will continue to rely on it as we explore and refine new ways to help educate, empower and support our community of readers.

    Gretchen
    NaturallyCurly.com co-founder
    3A

    You are beautiful!
  • rouquinnerouquinne Posts: 13,499Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    at the risk of becoming a thorn in your side:
    Gretchen wrote: »
    (Alicia) We apologize if any of the content presented was offensive in any way.

    ...explore and refine new ways to help educate, empower and support our community of readers.

    it would be helpful for all of us if you would retire the "Trending Topics" - at least "CurlyGurus" refers to content on this site and appears to be more relevant to your membership.

    since "Trending Topics" began, i have had close-up photos of women's large breasts and large butts pushed on me; some photos accompanying these "topics" verge on pornographic. as i pointed out in an email to you, and as you know very well, a substantial portion of your membership is comprised of teenage girls. this is hardly appropriate.

    yesterday, i went to the 4a board to obtain the information about the young member who died so i could send a donation to her family.

    if i thought the topics presented on the non-hair board were bad, i was wrong - you see, when the cookies think you might be of another ethnicity, the topics change. this is an example of what i got this morning:

    Is Your Booty Call BF Material?
    The Game Breaks His Ankles
    Nicki Minaj Talks on Drake and Chris Brown Fight
    Is Khloe Kardashian OJ Simpson's Love Child
    Lala and Melo Celebrate 2nd Anniversary; Mistress Not Invited
    Welcome to Heaven (aka Texas Shredder 2012)
    What Was Adrienne Bailon Thinking With This Swimsuit?
    What Sean Paul Said About Affair With Beyonce?

    Gretchen, Michelle, Alicia - how is ANY of this relevant, educational, supportive or empowering to your membership?

    i was very proud of my association with this site and very pleased to write for you for 6 years, but, as i said in my email, and posted yesterday, i am now very ashamed to have my name and my image associated with a site that appears to be pushing prurient "topics" for financial gain.
    My blog:

    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Flabellatestarossa.blogspot.ca%2F" class="Popup

    Little Mother of all the Roaches, President-for-Life of the MAC Harlots!
  • GretchenGretchen Administrator Posts: 8,470Administrators, Moderators Administrator
    You're never a thorn, Rou. I'm glad you're expressing your concerns, and I have shared them with Alicia and her team. I know they're working to alter the type of content that is shown.

    Gretchen
    NaturallyCurly.com co-founder
    3A

    You are beautiful!
  • rouquinnerouquinne Posts: 13,499Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    please see Moppy's post in Say It #57639

    please lose "Trending Topics" and your association with this "Crowd Ignite" site - PLEASE!
    My blog:

    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Flabellatestarossa.blogspot.ca%2F" class="Popup

    Little Mother of all the Roaches, President-for-Life of the MAC Harlots!
  • LadyV69LadyV69 Posts: 3,397Registered Users
    Add me to the list of people who say "thumbs down" to Trending Topics. First of all, most of the "trending topics" have nothing to do with hair and this is a site that is mainly about hair. Also, a lot of them are flatly ridiculous or flat out offensive. A site whose mission is to encourage women to embrace what Mother Nature gave us borders on hypocrisy when topics like "How to Shingle Natural Hair," are listed next to ones like "Mother Nature Deprived Me of a Big Bust," along with a picture of a half naked well endowed woman and which contents are about how you can inject Botox into your breasts. So we should be encouraged to embrace our hair but we should be ashamed about the size of our breasts at the same time? Shame on you, NC.com. Also, I don't think celebrity gossip belongs anywhere on a hair site. I do not care if Beyonce used a surrogate or whether Faith Hill looks ugly without makeup. Please remove the feature as it's a waste of bandwidth and does not support what the site is supposed to be about.
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  • CurlyminxCurlyminx Posts: 5,581Registered Users
    Wow. Trending tTopics:

    Temporary Baller: Teacher Finds $10 Billion
    Keith Sweat on Tour
    Are Black Women Fat Because They Want to Be?
    Marriage Proposal: She Screamed 'Yes!'
    A Plus Sized Model's Controversial Spread

    Seriously? This is trending on nc.com? I highly doubt that.
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  • rouquinnerouquinne Posts: 13,499Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    could someone please interpret this very "supportive, empowering and educational" trending topic for me:

    Paul Wall - She Kno It ft. Propain & Lee Lonn

    :scratch:
    My blog:

    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Flabellatestarossa.blogspot.ca%2F" class="Popup

    Little Mother of all the Roaches, President-for-Life of the MAC Harlots!
  • ruralcurlsruralcurls Posts: 2,574Registered Users
    Curlyminx, they just lead us to believe it is trending on nc. We click once and it takes us somewhere on nc. We click again and it takes us out on the web. No doubt this is profitable.
  • curlylauracurlylaura Posts: 8,352Registered Users
    This site will not make any money if it drives all its posters away with stupidity like the gurus and trending topics.

    Since the place was sold to texture media it's really gone downhill.
    Fat does not make you fat. It's actually pretty important.
  • classielassieclassielassie Posts: 13Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I had not been to visit Naturally Curly in quite some time, due to personal circumstances, until very recently. I was surprised to see the "Trending Topics" banner and perplexed at how these fluff/trash stories could be "trending anywhere. I nearly left the site and planned to delete my apps from NC; however, reading posts from other outraged, confused, and upset members made me pause. Since it appears the new company in charge does not plan to discontinue this offensive and pointless "feature", I would like to suggest the use of better filters/aggregators, keywords, or site selections. Indeed, if it is planned to disregard member requests for the removal of this "feature", then ideally, the "Trending Topics" would be full of useful, relevant news, not "Botox" stories, celebrity gossip, or links to articles full of poor grammar and terrible spelling. This is a site for addressing the unique needs of curly hair, not the cafe board at makeup alley or TMZ.
  • coilynappcoilynapp Posts: 4,233Registered Users
    rouquinne wrote: »
    at the risk of becoming a thorn in your side:
    Gretchen wrote: »
    (Alicia) We apologize if any of the content presented was offensive in any way.

    ...explore and refine new ways to help educate, empower and support our community of readers.

    it would be helpful for all of us if you would retire the "Trending Topics" - at least "CurlyGurus" refers to content on this site and appears to be more relevant to your membership.

    since "Trending Topics" began, i have had close-up photos of women's large breasts and large butts pushed on me; some photos accompanying these "topics" verge on pornographic. as i pointed out in an email to you, and as you know very well, a substantial portion of your membership is comprised of teenage girls. this is hardly appropriate.

    yesterday, i went to the 4a board to obtain the information about the young member who died so i could send a donation to her family.

    if i thought the topics presented on the non-hair board were bad, i was wrong - you see, when the cookies think you might be of another ethnicity, the topics change. this is an example of what i got this morning:

    Is Your Booty Call BF Material?
    The Game Breaks His Ankles
    Nicki Minaj Talks on Drake and Chris Brown Fight
    Is Khloe Kardashian OJ Simpson's Love Child
    Lala and Melo Celebrate 2nd Anniversary; Mistress Not Invited
    Welcome to Heaven (aka Texas Shredder 2012)
    What Was Adrienne Bailon Thinking With This Swimsuit?
    What Sean Paul Said About Affair With Beyonce?

    Gretchen, Michelle, Alicia - how is ANY of this relevant, educational, supportive or empowering to your membership?
    Oh, that's why I'm up in here having a cow. The topics in the 4a board are HORRENDOUS!!!!!!!!!!! I don't know about the 4b board, but I wonder if it's even worse there.

    I IMPLORE YOU again, PLEASE PLEASE STOP THIS. IT'S HARMING and not HELPING--as I thought this site was supposed to be.

    ALSO, NC.com, quit trying to be something you are not. We come here for hair topics, and other non-hair topics that are of interest to us. The information shared in threads is plenty enough, we don't need help finding "trending topics" or with the "gurus" :rolleyes:. We have that IN THE THREADS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If we wanted to read gossip or other articles that have no relation to anything on this board, we get those from somewhere else. The purpose of NC.com is not what you are trying to head towards, and if you do, you will suddenly find yourselves out of patrons. REAL TALK (keeping it all the way 100%)
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  • rouquinnerouquinne Posts: 13,499Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    yep, i REALLY feel "empowered" with topics like this being shoved at me:

    How Kim Keeps Kanye Satisfied
    Trae The Truth Speaks About Being Shot
    Dwight has a Celebrity Girlfriend
    My blog:

    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Flabellatestarossa.blogspot.ca%2F" class="Popup

    Little Mother of all the Roaches, President-for-Life of the MAC Harlots!
  • CurlyminxCurlyminx Posts: 5,581Registered Users
    The Beyonce Dress That made Victoria Beckham Scream
    Is Billboard Screwing Over R&B Artists?
    Beyonce Shares Candid Personal Pics
    Whitney Houston's Daughter Gets Reality Show
    Beanie Sigel - Shot Caller Freestyle

    I'm so empowered with the cadid shots of Beyonce, while I watch Whitney Houston's daughter's reality show (she is so important, they dont' even say her name!), and worrying about why Vicky B screamed and how screwed over artists that make millions more than me are.

    Yeah.
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  • CurlyminxCurlyminx Posts: 5,581Registered Users
    I found my FIRST hair related trending topic:

    The No Shampoo Movement: 5 Reasons to Join

    So there! One topic of eleventy-billion topics of crap.

    eta: I haven't checked the actual topic to see if it has good information, but at least it is nc.com related.
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  • rouquinnerouquinne Posts: 13,499Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    this one REALLY angers me...

    under a picture of Mrs. Obama:

    Does She Look Like a First Lady?

    as a matter of fact, she does! what are you insinuating with this "topic"?????

    the people who have foisted this disgusting mess of "trending topics" on us should be so lucky to be as smart, distinguished and flat-out GORGEOUS as Mrs. O!

    *sheesh*
    My blog:

    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Flabellatestarossa.blogspot.ca%2F" class="Popup

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  • coilynappcoilynapp Posts: 4,233Registered Users
    rouquinne wrote: »
    this one REALLY angers me...

    under a picture of Mrs. Obama:

    Does She Look Like a First Lady?

    as a matter of fact, she does! what are you insinuating with this "topic"?????

    the people who have foisted this disgusting mess of "trending topics" on us should be so lucky to be as smart, distinguished and flat-out GORGEOUS as Mrs. O!

    *sheesh*
    OMG

    NC.COM

    Isn't this and the last few posts ENOUGH EVIDENCE THAT THIS IS BULLSH*T?

    This must be some practical joke that y'all are playin'--April fools is not for another 6 months.

    PLEASE. WILL WE ALL HAVE TO POOF FOR YOU TO STOP?
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  • ruralcurlsruralcurls Posts: 2,574Registered Users
    This involved hair. But to be honest I couldn't get past the fact that my hair would never, ever look like that without extreme damage. I know that because nc taught me that.
  • GretchenGretchen Administrator Posts: 8,470Administrators, Moderators Administrator
    NaturallyCurly's team has asked me to let you know that the company has taken action based on your feedback and has adjusted the content accordingly. They will also continue to monitor Trending Topics relevance to the CurlTalk community.

    Gretchen
    NaturallyCurly.com co-founder
    3A

    You are beautiful!
  • coilynappcoilynapp Posts: 4,233Registered Users
    With all due respect, how has this been adjusted.

    4a. SIIDY Jr.
    Trae The Truth Speaks About Being Shot
    Chris Brown's "Fortune" Tops Charts
    Tony Braxton Returns to Small Screen
    A Plus Sized Model's Controversial Spread

    I guess because I'm black, I'm interested in men being shot, Chris (beaver face) Brown's stacks, Toni (spelt wrong as Tony) Braxton's return to acting (I LOVE HER THOUGH), and I must be plus sized.

    After refresh new topics
    Top 10 Smaller Albums of 2011
    You're Probably NOT Shampooing Correctly
    Drake Getting Some Quality Family Time
    Thieves Target Weaves
    Chris Draft Opens Up About Losing His Wife

    How exactly are these topics "trending" when they are all over 3 months old?

    If this is "adjusted" content, I think NC.com management FAILED.
    Most of this is TRASHY CONTENT.
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  • CurlyminxCurlyminx Posts: 5,581Registered Users
    Beauty Mistakes Men Hate
    How to Shingle Natural Hair
    8 Black Stars Addicted to Being Blonde

    whattheWHAT?!?!

    I hope their adjustments haven't hit the site yet, or I'm not impressed.
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    Mix of 3s, thick, coarse, medium porosity

    Current hair styling technique: rake with a scrunch at the end. (works with my coarse hair)

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    pw: curls

    Known HGs: KCCC, homemade fsg, honey
  • curlylauracurlylaura Posts: 8,352Registered Users
    Instead of adjusting the trending topics (what is this, Twitter?) get rid of the entire feature.
    Fat does not make you fat. It's actually pretty important.
  • coilynappcoilynapp Posts: 4,233Registered Users
    curlylaura wrote: »
    Instead of adjusting the trending topics (what is this, Twitter?) get rid of the entire feature.
    YES +1 infinity raised to the nth degree times infinity.

    Your customers are complaining. They don't like this feature. Listen to them. Customer is always right or something like that?!
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  • juanabjuanab Posts: 4,037Registered Users
    I just read in the Say It Thread that it is collapsible. I am on the app all the time so I don't see it, thank goodness. The Guru thing is collapsible too!

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  • coilynappcoilynapp Posts: 4,233Registered Users
    That's new. THANK GOODNESS!!!!!!!!!!!
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