The ward is a factory for the Combine
forum ban as a CRM method
this post initially was supposed to be a reply to the Ideas forum thread on “Include quota status on Dashboard“, but since I was banned from the forum (see some details in the previous post) I have to post it here:
wow, what a nice CRM paradigm shift just for the one year from:
Basically our philosophy is people shouldn’t have to worry about things like bandwidth and storage which are kinda foreign and hard-to-understand concepts anyway.
If you’re running out of space to upload files then head on over to the Upgrades page where you can buy an extra 1GB, 5GB or even 10GB of space to store more files for your blog.
There’s also a handy little space meter on the Uploads form now so you’ll have a better idea of how much space you’ve used.”
well done! my sincere congratulations Mark, Donncha, Matt and all who made this possible.
and now my special kudos to someone who has quietly banned me — it plainly admits that I was talking a truth, unpleasant but still a truth ;-)
it seems like I have become the first WordPress.com dissident. now this is a good and crystal clear example how much we can trust our content (not User Generated one! — hate this term) to public webservices.
btw, have you had a chance to skim through Dave Taylor’s “Is WordPress the fabled Blog Police after all?“, it has a very nice passage:
I think that this is a splendid reason why anyone who wants to blog, even if you have no plans to do anything to monetize your content, should be hosting their blog on their own server. Do you really want your efforts to be held hostage to the whim of a service manager?
Let me pull that point out:
Don’t let someone else host your business blog. Ever.
Today it’s about “sponsored postings” but what if tomorrow they decide that they’ve grown to truly hate a particular religion and are going to shut down any blog that mentions anything to do with that religion, positive or negative, or that they don’t want people linking to SixApart, makers of competitive product Typepad?