You know what I’ve found interesting in all this is not whether WordPress were right or wrong or whether the blog writer was right or wrong, it’s the attitude of some of the bloggers here.
Alright so the terms and conditions aren’t that clear and WordPress taking action against a blog like this is neither here nor there as this is an opportunity to improve upon those hazy elements of the TOS. Alternatively, I really can’t blame any business owner who runs a blog here to promote their business at every opportunity. I’ve been in business and thankfully been incredibly successful with it for over 20 years and I’m just as likely to slip my business card into your hand when I shake it today as I was when I first started out in this game.
As for the blog that was affected in all this; no they didn’t delete their blog, they still have a blog, albeit it’s on a different server. From what I see, they’re doing exactly the same on their new blog as they were on there blog here, namely posting original content which is copyrighted to them / her and signing off their postings with a link to their website. This seems more acceptable to me than the many blogs on this network that simply pluck content from elsewhere to try and elevate their own status. These bloggers who have moved on to a different server seem totally unaffected by all this. They appear to have taken the helpful advice from some of the posters here.
I also find it interesting that all this seems to have had the least effect on the person who ran the blog as opposed to the effect it’s had on people who had nothing to do with it al all.
Yes I just set up this user name only yesterday, as I often do, as occasionally I like to swoop down from my usual business, something well known and very successful and not like to taint that with the behaviour of some of the blogger here. If you search around you’ll see that I’m certainly not a rare breed; particularly among my US counterparts.
Timethief, yes I like to lurk and most of all I like to listen and observe. I have two eyes, two ears and only one mouth. Your attitude towards the people concerned is just so typical of the type of behaviours that has been emanating from social / cyber networks over the last couple of years. A derisory intolerance which we see more and more. No, you’re not an activist in the true sense; you think you are. Rosa Parks, Ed Roberts, Helen Keller, Eleanor Roosevelt ; these are examples of activists in the truest sense. No puffed up holier than thou approach, or a derisory intolerance to others. No desk thumping or caps locking high and mighty better than thou preaching.
No Timethief, you’re not an activist although I suspect you try to put that image across due to some significant lack on your life. A deep painful lack which you probably cannot acknowledge any more. Your attitude towards men, effectively half the human species leads me to suspect that to you time is a thief; robbing you gradually of something that you desire and in order to conceal this you ‘activize’ yourself towards others. It’s this intolerance of others that has lead us to where we are in today’s political and social climate. No, these aren’t activists, they’re protestors; a mere footstep away from being extremists, and we know where extremism leads. I won’t patronize you Timethief (as you do others) in spelling it out to you.
No time isn’t a thief. Time matures. Time teaches. Time develops and more importantly, time heals. For some people who pray to a god, time is also eternal. Timethief you try and illuminate yourself to many people with your pretend ‘activism’ or protests. It’s a shame that you don’t make the right impression to those that matter and could help you in your interests.
No doubt you’re already puffing yourself up and locking your caps key in reply to this. Me? I’m going back to doing what I do best and unfortunately for you Timethief, your hurriedly scrambled reply to this in your red anger of haze will be wasted as I consider this silly matter to be over. I’ve got better things to do with my own ‘time’ than to waste on your intolerance to others.
Oh and Timethief I wouldn’t worry too much about next Wednesday.