The Unofficial Community Board 1 Yahoo Group, Revisited

Some of you might recall that I recently posted an item about one intrepid north Brooklynite posting invitations/solicitations for a “Fuckerware Party” she is organizing (such as the item above) on the unofficial Community Board 1 Yahoo group. Well, someone has finally voiced her objections to this practice:

Hi (excised),

I can not speak for everyone but I don’t think these solicitation emails are appropriate for this list serve.


Follows are the fireworks which ensued:

How will this end, you ask? Only time will tell. While not on par with someone soliciting couples and single moms for “soft swinging” on the Park Slope Parents Group I’ll take what I can get. Get your popcorn ready folks, my little voice says this is going to get interesting!

UPDATE, 4:48 p.m.; After some trepidation I tendered my two cents:

Far be it for me to be squeamish about such stuff— or the voice of reason, for that matter. Nonetheless I suspect the real issue at hand is using this forum as a means of free advertising. Objections to this practice have been raised in the past. Therefore it would strike me as only being logical— and democratic— if the members of this community forum (which, it should be noted, includes our elected officials, the various police department(s) which serve our community and members of Community Board 1 proper) create a policy for this kind of thing.

Just a thought.

And here is the rebuttal I received:

And last, but hardly least:

Won’t someone please think of the sex toys?

Miss Heather


8 Comments on The Unofficial Community Board 1 Yahoo Group, Revisited

  1. rutila on Mon, 31st Jan 2011 11:56 am
  2. These updates are GOLD!

  3. missheather on Mon, 31st Jan 2011 12:07 pm
  4. You really owe it yourself to check out the Park Slope Parents “swingers” string. It’s whole ‘nuther world down there, kiddo!

  5. rowan on Mon, 31st Jan 2011 2:19 pm
  6. I have seen PSP swingers string and it is totes amusing. So is this. Tres amusing.

  7. superclam on Mon, 31st Jan 2011 5:46 pm
  8. Yes, one question: What is “soft swinging?” How does it differ from regular swinging?

  9. missheather on Mon, 31st Jan 2011 6:01 pm
  10. Perhaps Google has the answer? Here’s what I found:

  11. superclam on Mon, 31st Jan 2011 6:18 pm
  12. I’m still not sure, but I have a better idea. Apparently “not going all the way.”

  13. missheather on Mon, 31st Jan 2011 6:50 pm
  14. Hell if I know. I’m just a nice Texas girl!

  15. SpillConspirator on Tue, 1st Feb 2011 1:10 pm
  16. To be fair, other folks have posted invites to various events on the CB1 list. This invitation doesn’t use any offensive wording. It’s just a take it or leave it type of invite. I see nothing wrong with it.

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