Tl;dr Version: The anonymous commenting/posting system is abused by trolls to the nth degree, people are frequently harassed and cyberbullied for stating their opinion or just venting at all, people are told to kill themselves all the time, a lot of the muttr's (the site's name for posts) are "off-topic" (they're not venting, just talking about their sex-life, attacking other users, etc.), it's impossible to hide potentially-triggering posts, people can still look at comments you've hidden on your posts, and the staff... well, there isn't any.
The single admin on the entire site has allowed the place to turn into a toxic cesspool full of trolls and a handful of people who just want help. It's like the people actually there to vent are goldfish in a pond full of sharks. It's... a little sad, to be honest.
There's not much I can say that hasn't already been said by all the one-star (and two-star) comments down there, so I'll try and make this quick.
Don't have anybody to talk to in life? Afraid of getting attacked for letting something off your chest on social media? Well, that's what Muttr is here for! If there's something that's really been irking you lately and you just can't find a good place to vent for whatever reason, then Muttr allows one to make a "muttr", either anonymously or through a registered account. People can comment on it or just leave reactions with little emoticons, like on Facebook. You can disable comments too, if you'd like.
Is Muttr a good idea? Absolutely! That's why I went there in the first place; as a total loner and my parents having their own problems, I need a safe place to vent every once in a while, y'know? And Muttr.com sounded like just the place to do that... on paper, at least.
Is Muttr a good website, though? Hehehe... no. Absolutely f***ing not. Is this the worst website on the entire World Wide Web? Quite possibly, yes, and I will proceed to tell you why.
Like I said, there's not much I can say that hasn't already been said, but I'll say it anyway, just to get it off my chest. First of all, there are absolutely NO filters whatsoever. Filters for profanity? Yes, because the people curse there. A lot. Me included. Filters for the different topics? Yes, but nothing stops users from putting their muttr(s) in the wrong category (and it happens a lot from what I've seen). Filters for potentially triggering topics? Heh, nope.
On a website where the MAIN FRIKKIN' PAGE is filled to the brim with people talking about harming themselves, killing themselves (including one that was a few paragraphs of nothing but "PLEASE KILL ME"), or harming/killing others, the site is in dire need of a "potential trigger(s)" filtering system. As someone who has had suicidal ideations and severe urges to self-harm in the past, I cannot tolerate posts like that! All it does for me, and likely others too, is bring back extremely troubling memories, meaning I had to look away from the screen and scroll blindly a lot.
What I mean by a trigger-filter is the ability to hide certain posts so they don't show up, so that it's invisible to you, not the entire community. This way, I can hide triggering things without missing out on things that I might relate to and/or want to comment on. But alas, there is no such feature. Why don't I just suggest it to the staff? There is no staff, I'll talk about that soon.
Secondly, a lot of the muttr's are... off-topic? Is that the word? I mean, you can vent about anything you want there, but the muttrs aren't always vents. In fact, they very rarely are I've seen at least two muttr's talking about their sex lives (one of which went into explicit detail about it). I've seen COUNTLESS anonymous muttr's that are doing nothing but attacking someone, I think their username is "niblet"? I have yet to find a user of that name, however. It's likely the "ROTFLMAO" troll that someone below me mentioned, as every one of those posts ended with just that: "ROTFLMAO". Another anonymous person posted "kill yourself u lil b**** :)", minus the censoring, thrice in a row so that it would remain at the top of the main page.
Since a lot of people come on there, talking about their suicidal thoughts and attempts, that post's existence could prove extremely detrimental. If someone who has lost the will to live goes on there, and THAT is the first thing that greets them, then... well, I think you can put two-and-two together. Luckily, the site gets a ton of new muttrs on a minutely (is that a word?) basis, so it was quickly drowned out by a bunch of new ones.
Thirdly, anonymous venting is a very good feature on the website and I applaud them for it. Anonymous commenting however? Not so much. I should also add the "upvote/downvote" system and the ability to see comments that an OP has hidden to my list of not-so-good choices. The anonymous posting/commenting is abused by trolls to the nth degree. Good luck reporting someone who's commenting on your muttr or profile, telling you to "kys" when you can't f***ing report them! You can report muttrs made by anons, but it's impossible to keep those anons AWAY when they're f***ing anonymous!
The fanfiction-sharing websites AO3 and FFnet have an anonymous commeting system as well, but how do they avoid having it abused by unreportable trolls? They give you the option to "Disable Anonymous Comments/Reviews". FFnet allows you to moderate them before they go public (AO3 allows you to mod all comments, registered and anon). This is yet another feature that Muttr so desperately needs, but alas, it does not.
Allowing users to click and see a hidden comment! Then what's the point of hiding it? If the OP hid it, then they don't want people to f***ing see it, so why give them the option to click and see it anyway??? This is just... stupid as Hell, that's all there is to it. The upvote/downvote system! If you've been on Reddit for a while, then you'll know that these things can get abused a lot, which is exactly why I dread FB ever getting a Dislike button. Also, for thin-skinned people like me, getting lots and lots of downvoting can hurt a bit, y'know? It shows that X number of people didn't like what you said and didn't even give you the time of day to say WHY, even if it was nothing but your opinion or something else you genuinely meant.
You're there to vent, not get mercilessly downvoted to Hell for what you have to say! And trust me, trolls will downvote people. A lot. Regardless of what those people say. You can't upvote/downvote unless you're a registered user, but that's the only good thing about it.
Fourthly, people go there to vent in a safe place where they won't get judged and whatnot, yet every post I dared check the comments on had at least one insulting the OP, telling them to kill themselves, and one who said told a child abuse survivor that "[their] parents didn't beat them hard enough". The OP talked about how they had suicidal attempts in the future because of the abuse they endured, by the way. Oh, and the last comment I mentioned? It was anonymous, meaning you can't report them.
And have I mentioned people using the anonymous posting system to attack people who have disabled their comments section? They'll make a muttr, anonymously, and attack you by (user)name, or copy-paste your post so you KNOW they're talking about you. If they get downvoted to Hell for it, then expect the main page to get spammed with muttr's mocking them for having the audacity to downvote them at all. Just a few minutes ago, there were five posts in a row that were nothing but that.
And finally, the grand finale (because "fifthly" sound weird): Mr. Muttrstaff does ABSOLUTELY F***ING NOTHING!!! *sigh* Sorry, I needed that. But in all seriousness, there is a user there, the single admin on the entire website. His name is muttrstaff. He is not the staff of the website as his name suggests. He is literally one f***ing person who expects to somehow manage MILLIONS of muttrs that come on there in a single day all by himself. Either that man is vain is all get-out or he just wasn't thinking when he made the site. Either way, he "manages" the website and the reports he's sent by blatantly ignoring them.
I don't have any experience with him myself, but I've seen people say below and even through muttrs on the website itself that that man is Goddamn useless! In the ten minutes I spent on that website, I got THIRTY-ONE NOTIFICATIONS of him doing nothing but "reacting" to various posts. Remember those reactions I mentioned earlier? The ones like on FB? Yeah, he will "heart" (or "love" as the site calls it) almost every Muttr on the site, likely without reading any of them because one of the muttr's he "loves" so much was complaining about how all he does is "react" to Muttr's and nothing else. According to people below me, he shrugs off reported muttr's with an indifferent, "Eh, sucks to be you." pretty much.
Oh, and according to his profile, he hasn't been on in two frikkin' days. This is the sole admin, people, yet he does nothing to clean up his POS website! I mean... it's a good idea, it really is, but to make and run an online community, you need to actually be there to run it. Otherwise, it's going to crash and burn, as Muttr clearly has. And until muttrstaff gets his sh** together, it's not going to get any better (hey, that rhymed!).
Pros? There... aren't any, to be honest. It has a nice UI, and, um... it has a profanity filter? Yay? I mean, that is a pretty good idea and all, but it may as well be nonexistent compared to all the other BS you can find on this site. Cons? Did you read my review at all? I know this phrase is overused and cliché, but I would genuinely give them 0 stars if possible.
Aaand this was supposed to be a short review, damnit. -.- That will be all.