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The purpose of these forums is support

that’s what I’ve been told just before getting banned from .com fora for good.

now let’s have a look what these forums are actually about on this week:

Wordpress.com 'support' forums charts

Wordpress.com forums charts / week #27

so what do we have here? it appears the hot ten consists totally out of the ‘Off Topic’ forums threads:

  • all times #1 is about pimping your blog. whadda ya think forums are for then?
  • #2, #3, #8 and #9 apparently are forum games. definitely yet another purpose;
  • #4 is a technical thread. people like to test their avatars;
  • #5 — that’s where you can get away with bitching about people you’re supposed to ‘support’;
  • #6 — you ought to ask yourself what this thread is about. I got no time for such a research;
  • #7 is where hit whores brag about their achievements;
  • and, finally, #10 is yet another ‘pimp my blog’ thread. for some reasons naive sheep prefer an unofficial topic to this one.

keep it up, people need support!

no published rule

bubel, new .com fora mod let it out, “there is no published rule…” to be expelled from the link farm. and contnues,

We are not limiting your freedom by doing this. This is not censorship, as your blog is still available in every shape and form.

no, tale-tellers, it is fucking censorship because we can’t opt out of linking to your link farm! and you also made it so that no one could escape it.

I wonder if anyone not banned yet could tell those sheep that:

The global tag links were never intended to be useful for anyone other than Automattic.”

else why do you delete posts, tags* and close the whole topics in the fora? are you paid per deleted post/tag/closed topic? if so then you should ask Matt for an addition to your salary.


no, you don’t need to ask for an addition to your salary. my puppet was bozoed. again. hello Matt!

*) posts on this page have this tag removed. same thing with the ‘global_tags‘, ‘spamdexing‘ et al.

on ads

surely, setting .com AdSense plugin which is similar to the opensource one of Ozh so that “you’ll be able to purchase an upgrade to either turn the ads off” is a matter of five minutes (with testing). however, I think it would’ve been a pretty safe bet to say that this upgrade will never happen. out of hand, without sending inquires to support*.

just in case: it will never happen. rolling up such an upgrade would be a direct acknowledgement that wordpress.com is not exactly a free service (unlike my.opera.com, Tumblr and Blogger) but rather a venture whose model is somewhat more close to the SUP’s LJ.

also, the second clause of that famous Tony’s covenant “…or show your own ads and make money from your blog” is not going to happen any time soon as well. not only because “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it“, but mostly because Google does not need yet another sploggy Blogger. you know, it already has one. and .com fits just perfectly into its back pocket as it is now. yeah, ain’t broke ;-)

http://www.peterhammill.com/phx/audio/play/279 PH/VdGG

*) that forum thread is now marked as “Topic Closed” (although it’s not Deleted at all as it could be, sic!), must be because “We’ve considered this approach on WordPress.COM, basically opt-in ads, but (like Brad) I really really dislike advertising on personal pages.”

Pass on, please!

so, did Mark ever make Matt T. aware of the fact that Fauna got released five months ago (December 14th, 2007), or this ‘news’ still needs to be passed him on (April 30th, 2008)?

perhaps, it’d be easier just say, "Don’t pester us with Fauna, it won’t going to be upgraded anyway", rather than making up dubious excuses?

I don’t get that and buy those. because the final version of Fauna is fully customizable to look exactly as current widgetless Beta 1, which was deployed on .com in 2006 without asking Joen Asmussen (the theme author) ‘whether he wanted Fauna beta 1 to be included on WordPress.com‘ at all.

You gotta be crazy, you gotta have a real need

Pink Floyd // Animals // "Dogs" (originally "You gotta be crazy")

Part 1

You gotta be crazy, you gotta have a real need
You gotta sleep on your toes, and when you’re on the street
You gotta be able to pick up the easy meat with your eyes closed
And then moving in silently, down wind and out of sight
You gotta strike when the moment is right without thinking

And after a while, you can work on points for style
Like the club tie, and the firm handshake
A certain look in the eye and an easy smile
You have to be trusted by the people that you lie to
So that when they turn their backs on you
You’ll get the chance to put the knife in

You gotta keep one eye looking over your shoulder
You know it’s going to get harder and harder, and harder as you get older
And in the end you’ll pack up and fly down south
Hide your head in the sand just another sad old man
All alone and dying of cancer

And when you loose control, you’ll reap the harvest you have sown
And as fear grows, the bad blood slows and turns to stone
And its too late to loose the weight you used to need to throw around
So have a good drown, as you go down, all alone
Dragged down by the stone

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