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TELL QUEERTY: What New Year’s Resolutions Are You Making?

In 2011, I want to be less of a flake, making and breaking plans with friends at the last second. I want to cook at home more. I want to work up the courage to tell guys who leave the bathroom without washing their hands that they’re gross. I want to make a kid smile, at least once a week. Oh, and I want to stop criticizing my own body. YOUR TURN!

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48 Comments

  • PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS

    How bout we suggest some resolutions the non responsive staff at Queerty make????

    Like maybe giving us some info on why such a popular feature as Morning Goods was simply dropped? I saw numerous requests for info and not a response.

    Same with the thumbs up/down feature. It gave us a tool to shut up the tools……(although I should be carefull there, I gots lots of thumbs ups yellow posts but I did get shut down also a few times :p )

    And how bout when a poster sends you an E-mail you have the pretty basic courtsey to reply?

  • Devon

    Same one I make every year; Don’t stab anyone. Very easy to keep…Makes me feel like I accomplished something.

  • zmuscle

    To be a blessing to others.

  • Mr. Enemabag Jones

    Be more assertive!

    But seriously. I plan to get my anger under control. Yesterday I smashed a $300 pen, because I couldn’t get the ink refill inserted correctly.

  • uu

    In re the comic: Not sure resolutions traditionally involve telling imagined subdivisions of the gay male demographic, derived by generalization, how to act. Not the best crowd to subject to one’s instructions for a superior life, it having been pressured to act as straight men part of their lives. Doing so might just betray a fear of being associated with other gay men. No doubt induced, yet again, by heterosexist social pressure. (Although the last of the suggested resolutions ironically betrays, besides the common aversion to femininity in gay men, shallowness and a *heavens above!* libido.)
    I don’t do New Year’s resolutions normally, but this cartoon inspires me to change my ways: I’ll make sure to become the queerest, fairiest, least appropriate, unhippest smoking faggot in my region. And I’ll be damned if I let my fellow men, straight or gay indeed, tell me how to act.
    May your new year be packed with gaiety!

  • reason

    If you want to do something just do it, making a resolution just makes it a burdensome task.

    @PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS: I agree with you that the staff should be more responsive. My take the topics you listed…

    Thumbs up and down: I think they quelled debate, I noticed some people that were getting thumbs down shifted their views to be popular. What is right is not always popular, and what is popular is not always right -Albert Einstien. Others used it as a reason not to express their views or join the debate.

    Morning Goods: there is tons of porn and picture sites on the web, is news involving this community so uninteresting that they need to hustle photos of half naked men to get ratings? It also didn’t say much about the community when there were 25 times the hits on morning goods than a policy debates that affected the rights of everyone in the community. If a politician veered on to the site the message would be that GBLT really don’t care that much about rights, they are placated as long as they are getting off.

  • Danny

    Getting everyone in the GLBTA community to focus on being more visible year-round to counteract the massive forces in society that try to keep us invisible.

  • PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS

    @reason: As far as thumby thingy…….I just liked that some of the true asshats gots so damm flustered because as fast as they could post their nonsense their babble got hidden……..

    Morning Goods……..Yea there is lots of pix all ova the internets, I am fascinated sometimes by the opinions that are posted on these threads, and the morning goods was always good for lots of debate, plus I prefer to start my morning looking at what was mostly hot guys prior to checking out other sites with nothing but doom and gloom…………Have a Happy one!

    @Devon: I commend you on your years of accomplishment!! :p

  • scott ny'er

    @PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS: I hated the thumbs up/down thing, only because it hid posts. If it didn’t hide the posts, I wouldn’t care. Hiding posts is quelling free speech. Let me decide what I want to read. You can state that x number of people thought that post sucked but to hide it… that’s a different story.

    morning goods… my theory is that those pics are copyrighted and Queerty finally got in trouble or smartened up. They were just stealing photos and re-posting them and since this site is a profit site, it was wrongfully posting pics to help Queerty gain profit. i doubt any photographer or model gave permission much less got paid for those photos.

    my resolution: to stop coming to this site. Or at least to cut my views!!! :p

  • Rick Gold

    @reason:

    “is news involving this community so uninteresting that they need to hustle photos of half naked men to get ratings?”

    Yes.

    So is all other news.

    “It also didn’t say much about the community when there were 25 times the hits on morning goods than a policy debates that affected the rights of everyone in the community.”

    Perhaps if you quit with the moralizing and hand wringing and got laid more often, you wouldn’t be such a Debbie Downer!!

  • TomMc

    Resolution: Deleting my Facebook account.

  • Scott

    I resolve not to make any resolutions. If you want to get something done just do it, don’t talk about it.

  • PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS

    @scott ny’er: The MGs were tagged by a service which provided the pics, there was a link at the bottom of the thread each morning. So am thinking they were legitmately purchased. But you bring up a point which makes this so confusing. Queerts operates under the clicks per dollars model. The more clicks they can guarantee, the more they can charge advsetisers. The MGs was by far the greatest click generator the site had. So unless they were paying an exorbitant amount each morning for the pics it doesn’t make sense to 86 your greatest revenue generator. Also if you notice along with the demise of the MGs it seems like most of the larger corporate banner ads went bye bye also………

    I gots no problem with Queets looking to make earn coin. But the whole matter goes back to the fuck the posters attitute Hasileib and staff foster on this site. They don’t respond to E-mails and don’t share info with the posters. We are in effect their customers our clicks pay their bills. They basically are telling their customer to fuck off. Not a good way to stay in business………………

    Any way, have a great New Year!

  • Nick

    My resolution is to be myself. That means finally coming out of the closet before I leave high school and not hiding the fact that I’m gay as I start college. :)

  • paulD

    @Nick: Best of luck, and godspeed!

  • Fitz

    @Nick: That’s great Nick! But, check your safety-net first my friend. I want all the little queer babies to come out! But provide for your safety first, make sure your folks are cool, or that you have a loving extended family member you can go hang with for a while. But don’t get me wrong, I encourage you 100%! Just do it smart. I have been out for most of my life, and I can’t fathom wanting to be closed-in the way some guys are! SOME of us are healthy, productive & happy & surrounded by love. PLUS: the sex is great. :)

  • Adam

    A New Year’s Resolution of mine: To be more productive by engaging the internet in more judiciously brief but substantive encounters. Needless to say, this will entail browsing Queerty at a more superficial level. To throw in my two cents, I found the thumbs up/down function useful since it provided highlights in the comment section. That being said, several of my well thought-out comments became blacklisted since people didn’t take the time to fully understand the meaning of what I had to say (que sera sera, I suppose).

  • alan brickman

    Bring back morning goods!!!

  • PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS

    @Nick: Kudos to an excellent resolution………I came out in high school, I had a little advantage because my best friend Jeremey came out at the same time. I thought I was fooling a lot more people than I actually was. …….to the vast majority of people it made no big deal and things went on as always. I also had three other guys I knew come up to me and confide that they too were Gay, but not ready to come out (and with one, we had a real happy ending. :p). I lost a few “friends”, but I realized that was actually another benefit of comming out. They really wern’t my friends anyway……..

    The biggest concern for Jeremey and I was that we were both on the wrestling team. We told everyone at practice, and for the most part it was no big deal. Then the coach informed us some members were “had concerns” and called a team meeting. Of course the four absolute uglies on the team voiced they were uncomfortable knowing that Jeremey and I were going to “be checking them out in the showers”……..

    Jeremey replied to the most incredible outburst of supportive laughter we could have ever wished for “You guys don’t have to worry, we only check out the hot dudes on the team”……..

    Fitz offered some excellent advice….. You are gonna find that college is waaaaay better being out…….Enjoy the new year… Good luck commin……..

  • ILoveDudes

    My resolution is to stop hanging out on these silly gay blogs with these regular posters who don’t have a life. And that cartoon guy should make a resolution to make his comic deal with reality instead of the tired old gay ghetto coffee bullshit. Or at LEAST do a cartoon on what a self-hating Jew that Hauslaib is.

  • ewe

    To be loving.

  • ewe

    @Nick: Bravo. You can do it. You just did. Congratulations.

  • John

    @Devon: Ok that made me laugh.

    I can imagine a good comedy sketch with this too where you turn around too quickly and the a pen or whatever in your accidentally stabs someone. Pan the camera up once you quickly realize your resolution is broken and you scream “Noooooooo!”.

    Or something like that. :)

  • FreddyMertz

    Less beer…more wine.

  • Fitz

    I actually remember this item from last year.. and someone who used to be here was talking about loosing 100 lbs in 1 year. Sigh… I was trying to give him some advice about forgetting resolutions and focusing on actions. So, though I don’t want to loose weight (well, maybe 10!), I do eschew “resolutions”– Promises suck. Actions rock.

  • randy

    If you can’t sniff it, eat it, or screw it, then pee on it.

  • codyj

    to wake up in bed, with someone bsides my teddybear, at least ONCE in 60 yrs lol

  • PatrickB

    I want to gain 15 pounds.

  • justiceontherocks

    Good for you Nick. When you’re in the closet the only one you’re fooling is yourself. Great you could realize that so young. Have a great year and a great life.

  • James L. Greenlee

    I’m going to quit smoking for realz starting Jan 3 (no sneaking them), and will lose my holiday weight by Feb. 1.

  • Andrew

    @codyj: I hope you attain your resolution – good luck and hang in there.

  • damendo

    @Nick: @PatrickB: Nick, best of luck to you young man! PatrickB, whatever! LOL, I will gladly hand over the 15 I will lose to you!

  • scribe

    I want to be a better man for my partner, eat better, work out more, and give him more sex. I want to stop getting mad at the gop. I want to stop reading the comments under queerty post that piss me off so much. Finally hope to make this my last post on this site.

  • wills

    @scribe: Good luck on the eating better and working out more. As far as the more sex for your partner, I’ve already taken care of that for you!

  • Tartuffe

    In no particular order..

    Half marathon
    Graduate university/grad school acceptance
    Become more bilingual (cont. from last year)
    Meaningful relationship

  • pete

    To stop swearing so goddamn much.

  • PatrickB

    @damendo: Let’s get a transplant.

  • justnow

    @PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS: yeah what happened to thumbs- i forgot about them. what is morning goods about?

    @uu: and the first one ageist. if the gay media feature more 40+ guys they probably wont hit on jailbait, i mean some guys carry there looks well into the 40’s- and thats how you know he is really sexy
    But good for you

    @reason: thx for explaing reason.
    Its good they dont MG anymore, come on- there are other blogs more suited towards that type of stuff and at a better interval. The photos are seem the same anyway

  • justnow

    @scott ny’er: stealing photos- ugh?! i hope you are making that up- there are more interesting features that can be done than the same old models again

    Here’s an idea!
    Serious sarcasm… or something to the effect
    making fun of The A-list or some run-of-the-mill gay production
    The point is sarcastic reviews of some gay media
    I know that sounds negative, however its progress

    @Rick Gold: Wow Rick…..

  • justnow

    @TomMc: nooooo…… why? i know- intrusive

    @Adam: @Scott: I know some can be like that….
    But good luck on the goal Im planning on doing the same
    Doing more progressive productive work
    But like Scott says and know me…. prob not
    I should focus more on my strengths

    @scribe: why last post?
    your first 3 goals kinda resemble mine except i dont have a partner, wink wink

    @Fitz: im too wishy washy for repetitive actions-

  • hephaestion

    Be visible.
    Be nice.
    Be myself.

  • PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS

    @justnow: Morning Goods was a thread posted each morning by Queerty which showed bout 30-50 shots of mostly hawt guys, no peen just ass and bods………

    But getting back to my original post on this thread, The douchfag ignore the posters staff of Queerty never bothered informing their customers what happened despite numerous posters requesting reasoning…………

  • Hyhybt

    “Queerts operates under the clicks per dollars model. The more clicks they can guarantee, the more they can charge advsetisers. The MGs was by far the greatest click generator the site had. So unless they were paying an exorbitant amount each morning for the pics it doesn’t make sense to 86 your greatest revenue generator.”

    There are other possible considerations, though, than immediate ad revenue. A site that wants to be taken a bit more seriously than it has been, for instance, might be willing to sacrifice the page views.

    Funny, too, how such a missed feature generated mainly complaints when it was still active! “He’s too old/young/thin/fat/muscled/puny/hairy/smooth/whatever.” Too many/too few photos per day, etc.

  • Fitz

    Totally let the damn MG thing go, guys. There are LOTS of hot pics of men on the net. Clearly, Queerty just ran out of hairless, atrophied, anorexic 19 year olds. Give the pound a few years to re-stock, and I am sure that it will be back. (sadly).

  • Hyhybt

    ^^See what I mean?

  • Antonio

    I want to be nicer to people and learn how to either ice skate well.. I also want to read more books and learn stop procrastinating. But most of all I want to come out this year and be happy.

  • PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS

    @Hyhybt: Touche’ :p

    I can’t figger it out. The heirarchy of established websites is pretty much solidified now. There was a piece in I believe New York magazine maybe a year ago. Queerts is a second tier under say Drudgereport, or Huffington Post. Hasileib was making I think in the high five figures income, which ain’t bad coin for what he actually does……..I don’t know why he would jeapordize that income because I don’t think the opportunity to be taken any different or move Queerty up the internet chain is actually there. And if you notice along with the demise of the morning goods, most of the larger corp. banner ads disappeared……….

    But of course getting info out of the Queerty staff is like attempting to get that angry cult loving midget actor to reveal his true sexuality :P

  • Alex

    to be living as a woman by 2012.

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