Ways Yale kids are gonna ruin Yale Compliments

The sun shines for you today, Yale Compliments. (

You may have noticed on Facebook today that many of your friends are now “friends” with Yale Compliments.

Yale Compliments, on itself:

“Following the model of a social project that was originally started by students at Queen’s University and continued at Columbia, Yale Compliments aims to spread joy to the Yale Community.  Simply inbox a compliment or a message of appreciation that you may have about a member of the Yale community, and have it published here anonymously. So if there is something nice you have to say about someone but don’t feel comfortable saying it to the person’s face, inbox away. Your name will be kept anonymous. Keep in mind that hateful or rude remarks will be completely disregarded.   Friend this page and you’ll be tagged when you get a compliment.  Share the Love!”

Likely started by the same people who leave “the sun shines for you today”  sticky notes on toilet paper dispensers and bulletin boards around campus, this Facebook account seems like a good idea to me.  I’m looking forward to being anonymously complimented sometime today, because something’s gotta give, ya know? But knowing Yale students to be the vile trolls that we are, here are some of the ways I foresee us ruining the shit outta this page:


1. By using it as an arena for mild harassment:

“Yo girl in my section, nice booty.”


2. By using it as an arena for passive aggression:

“Susie Q, nice comments in section, you speak so easily!” 


3. By using it as an arena for strange, indirect self-affirmation:

“Compliments to all my friends today, greatest people I’ve ever met, so lucky and blessed to know people as smart, talented, ambitious, and cool as you all. Fuck yeah!” 


4. By using it as an arena for tactless flirting:

“Jimmy Jones, you’re so effing funny omg.”


5. By using it as an arena to ironically cyber-municate with our friends:

“Jenny G, you the hottest betch. Text meh!” 


6. By using it as an arena for straight up insults:

“You’re ugly like a butt and you smell like ABP. Hehehe!”


True to form, watch Yale students ruin what could be a positive forum of support and kindness. Mark my word,  but still send me some compliments yo!

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