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Interview with Wes Compliments (Thanks!)

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When Wes Compliments was created a year ago, it was clear that it was set up to spread some good vibes. Amidst the general disgruntled feels on campus that correlated with need-blind financial aid issues, labor service controversies, chalking (?), and the diversity forum (which oddly centered on some dumb acb comments a.k.a. the opposite of Wes Compliments), it was nice to know that Wes people still liked and admired other Wes people (at least when they could express it anonymously on the Internet).

I wanted to meet with the Wes Compliments moderator because I was curious about the person behind such altruism, but ze preferred e-mail to preserve hir’s anonymity. Still cool. With 2,103 Facebook friends and counting, and well over 100 compliments posted, Wes Compliments is still going strong. Here’s a brief interview I had with the moderator of Wes Compliments:

Wes Compliments: The Feel-Good Facebook Profile of the Year

┬áThink the internet is full of anonymous hate? You’ve been spending too much time on the CollegeACB (or maybe just Wesleying) and not enough time on Wes Compliments, the new anonymous Facebook profile devoted to makin’ WesKids feel great!

According to the page’s About Me, Wes Compliment is a “social project” started in Canada (where else?) designed to “spread the joy.” The movement has spread to dozens of other colleges, including Williams, Macalester, Amherst, and now Wes. Here’s the blurb:

This is a social project that was originally started by students at Queen’s University and is also experiencing growing success with Ryerson University, Wilfrid Laurier University and Washington University in St Louis. With their success, we’re hoping to spread the joy to the Wesleyan campus.

Simply send us a compliment for a Wesleyan student and have it published here anonymously. Your name will be kept anonymous. Keep in mind that hateful or rude remarks will be completely disregarded.

Alls ya gotta do is message this page with your compliment and the Anonymous Pro-Bono Mastermind ’14? behind the site will tag your recipient in a post with the compliment.