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One Gross Pit

For the last few weeks I’ve been working with John Holdun on a new site called One Gross Pit.

Fighting on the internet is fun. Everyone loves to argue about stuff, whether it’s over who would win in a fight between two fictional characters or if a particular assembled food product merits the label “sandwich”. Frequently these debates turn into a binary choice: A or B? Batman or Superman? Post or Homogenic?

There’s not really a safe place for these fights. Twitter has that pesky character limit. Facebook risks pulling in moms, clueless high school classmates, racist cousins, and all kinds of other people who are just going to detract from the meat of the argument. Email makes it hard for people to opt out and clutters up everyone’s inbox.

One Gross Pit gives you a place for these fun, frustrating, friendship-ruining fracas. Anyone can create a topic and give it two opposing positions and then invite whoever they want to participate in that topic. By default, topics are private, so a conversation is limited just to people with the link. Of course, if you want, you can open your topic up to the community. Have… fun with that one.

The site is still very much a work in progress. There’s plenty of aesthetic rough edges to sand down, and we’re still excited about a few different directions we could go with the overall site and the features we have planned. Until then, feel free to sign in with your Twitter account and get down and dirty in One Gross Pit.