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Posted: 04.24.2003
Whatevah! You ain't bad. You ain't nuthin'!
Whoa. I had no idea all the Blogshares hubbub was going on until I read about it over at Solonor's just now. You can read more at Kat's and at Zu's. Apparently you aren't "allowed" to opt out of the game without risking ridicule, flaming, and enough trolls to cause you to shut your blog down. Excuse me, but my definition of a game is something you CHOOSE to play -- or not -- it isn't something you're forced into because someone wants fame, popularity, and a suitcase full of cyber Monopoly money.

"Your weblog is not you." Well I beg to differ. And as such, consider the Blogshares button and updates gone from my sidebar.

Most of you already know that in times of crisis, I always turn to the great orator Eric Theodore Cartman. And to quote him, "Whatevah. I do what I want!"

UPDATE: I just found the directions if you want to unlist your blog (and your profile) here. I accidentally e-mailed my first request. Oops.

Hey boy take a look at me...let me dirty up your mind...

Dude, that's fucked up. I've been playing when I remember to, but I'm not having as much fun as I was. Plus the site's been slow as shit lately.

¤ ¤ credit: Kymberlie R. McGuire | 04.24.03 at 04:54 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

That is not fucking on..
delisted ;)

¤ ¤ credit: Sonia | 04.24.03 at 05:10 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

It doesn't look like those deletions are permanent if you still ping weblogs.com.....yet. We'll see how long that little disclaimer lasts the more this gets around.

¤ ¤ credit: robyn | 04.24.03 at 05:12 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

i'm pissed that the cocky mofo over there says "just stop pinging period" why does every game on the blogs end up the next show for jerry springer? :)

let's play nekked twister and see if that causes drama :)


¤ ¤ credit: gnome-girl | 04.24.03 at 05:25 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

well i guess if it keeps on relisting us we'll have to make a lot of threads asking to be delisted...

I had a feeling no good could come of this game ever since I saw what happened when =e= had an issue with it...

¤ ¤ credit: craig | 04.24.03 at 05:27 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

Yeah, I think a few hundred of us posting multi-"delist me" entries on that message board a day could get pretty tiring.

¤ ¤ credit: robyn | 04.24.03 at 05:29 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

i was having fun with the game but i didnt know that shit was going on. i just hopped on the bandwagon and put in my delist request. i wonder if enough of us complain to weblogs they could block his bot.

¤ ¤ credit: jay | 04.24.03 at 05:42 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

Maria is my friend. I was heartbroken to get an e-mail from her saying that she had shut down her blog. In support of her, I, too, have removed myself from BlogShares.

As I always say, what is the point of playing when it's not fun anymore!

These people hurt a good friend. I cannot condone this!

¤ ¤ credit: christine m. | 04.24.03 at 05:51 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

just as an fyi, you've got to go through the whole production of registering in the BS message boards just to de-list yourself. *sigh*

¤ ¤ credit: Joelle | 04.24.03 at 05:56 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

I don't want to participate in something hurtful. I wasted good blog reading time taking down buttons and posting delisting pleas ;-)

Where in the forum is the offending post(s) if anyone knows?

¤ ¤ credit: Nancy | 04.24.03 at 05:57 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

why does it still shock me that this keeps happening. it's just so maddening and sad. as for delinking becoming permanent, it seems that they are indeed working on the option. it's the last paragraph in the announcement: In the very near future, this problem will be rectified so that all delisting requests remain in effect permanently.

Don't people have anything better to do then to troll others, insult them and just be mean and hurtful? grr.

¤ ¤ credit: munin | 04.24.03 at 06:01 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

The forum has been cleared of those posts, and the author of BS has asked the trolls to stop causing trouble in his name. Too late for me to be impressed.

¤ ¤ credit: Solonor | 04.24.03 at 06:06 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

thanks for the heads-up on B(ull)S(h*t)! that's one less site i now get to frequent.

¤ ¤ credit: sledge | 04.24.03 at 06:08 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

Why exactly are all of you delisting? BlogShares requires NO effort whatsoever, if you choose to ignore it.

¤ ¤ credit: Etan | 04.24.03 at 06:46 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

Call it my "protest vote". Which is also my right. Some things I don't want/have to ignore.

¤ ¤ credit: robyn | 04.24.03 at 06:49 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

Heck, I don't pay attention whatsoever to most of the blogs I'm trading - I buy, I sell, I make money, I have fun playing the stock portion of the game. Win some, lose some, I've loved playing the stockmarket and at least this is free. Yet I definitely don't think they should be given any grief for wanting to be delisted.

Part 2 to be posted later on my blog... you don't need a comment a mile long! :)

¤ ¤ credit: Christine | 04.24.03 at 07:05 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

*sigh* Just what I needed after the day I've had...

Consider mine gone as a form of protest. The cretins. At least it'll give me some blog fodder.

¤ ¤ credit: Mike | 04.24.03 at 07:22 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

I delisted Tuesday, besides, I'd rather play nekkid Twister eith Chey and Craig ;)

¤ ¤ credit: gingersmack | 04.24.03 at 08:51 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

Hey Robyn, I removed the post that was really mean and nasty because the people who needed to read it, read it. I know, I'm a schmuck for removing it but my point was made loud and clear and the owner knows how I feel. BTW, he is still and ass. :)

¤ ¤ credit: kat | 04.24.03 at 10:01 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

Comments are now being closed on this entry because I wouldn't find it fair to make Statia police them...

¤ ¤ credit: robyn | 04.24.03 at 11:56 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

URLs that have pinged me for this entry:

All old ping links have been removed from this blog. Die spammers, die!

Hey pretty, don't you wanna take a ride with me through my world?

Psssssst...pass it on!
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