WordPress is useless!

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    Speaking of suspicious, you’re a spammer, gervis, and you’ve already been reported. Cut your losses and go away now.

    james, some threads just go that way. A lot of people are upset, and there is no sticky thread, so they start a new one to vent. It happens all the time. But gervis has been all over the forums leaving spam links. If you look at the WP.com blog he lists, you’ll see it’s got ads on it. HE is a spammer. The first person was just an angry noob.



    Hi all!

    Let’s cool down.


    Why are you so upset? I am puzzled.




    Scope, I’m not upset. Why do you always think I’m upset? I’m just Irish!



    Trying to find were this thread is going…

    I for one have experimented with Blogger, Live journal, a small free blog space. This mostly because I wanted to learn how cyberspace works.

    However I came back to wordpress. Everyone of these companies pose their advantages and disadvantages. you can work around these if you are willng to put in the time.

    blog communities can allow you to match up multiple internet accounts, blogs. last fm omething i am about to put in at mybloglog community, with my wordpress.com and self hosted blog.

    to fan the flames: raincoaster: you read “I_can… Cheeseburgers? “(i couldnt believe my eyes in the forums) thats really cute ;)



    Of COURSE I read Cheezburger. Doesn’t everyone?



    well if you like poor grammar why don’t you just read my blogs?



    Because Cheezburger and ihasahotdog take so long to load I don’t have time for any other blogs.


    Rain – I don’t read ICHC – am I missing out on something? Did the format change? Have they lernd how to spel yet? LOL



    thay r hierin so b nise


    i’m not in teh mrkt fer a dchobb wid dem

    gud lug n e weigh



    thx i yooze u 4 refrins?



    I certainly wasn’t expecting this much response to my frustration. To answer some of your questions:

    1. I am not spam.
    2. I do blog here at maribelmade.com.
    3. I paid to edit my CSS.
    4. I paid to redirect the above named domain.
    5. I was an angry noob.
    6. I was venting.

    @ rosclarke.
    Thanks for the advice!

    @ vinny765.
    Please don’t pretend to know me. I believe you took my complaint to heart. That was all :)

    @ raincoaster.
    I wasn’t trying to be rude, but it seems that you took my post personally. Maybe because you’re a founding member of the service and features the site has to offer. I suppose I still can’t do the things I mentioned because no one else told me I was wrong.

    @ scopettg. I loved the commentary! I’m actually a big fan of targeted advertising and services which cater to handmade goods. Having said that, the idea is not to commercialize my space but allow independent artists, like myself, to promote their quality handmade products while benefiting themselves, myself (and potentially WordPress, if they’d like to negotiate something). I’m aware of the bad connotation the word ‘Ad’ may bring, but there are other alternatives to the type of advertising that most people are aware of on the internetz. There are endless opportunities in this space for every consumer because after all aren’t we all?

    Thank you all for the responses! Of course, I won’t let my money go to waste, since I recently started with the service so I will hold off until I need to renew and will consider another service then if I am still not satisfied.





    @ Maribel.
    I didn’t take your post personally. I don’t take posts personally. But when you establish a tone, you don’t get to complain if people use the same tone in your thread. That’s all I was trying to say. I’m not a founding anything at WP.com, btw. And I did say those things were possible, at least some of them.

    If you want to tell STAFF and the designers and programmers that WordPress is useless, please use your Support button on the dashboard. The forum is staffed by volunteers who are not here to address emotional issues.

    If you have technical issues, you’ll get solutions quicker if your title reflects the technical, rather than the emotional issues.

    You can add an Etsy badge. You just use the HTML code rather than the javascript code. See this post:

    You can add the Last.fm code within a text widget.

    What is Project Wonderful? You can’t run paid ads, nor affiliate ads.



    I could contact staff, but I highly doubt that they would allow Flash and Javascript simply from my request. I don’t understand the ideology behind WordPress’ business model, but that’s possibly how it’s trying to differentiate itself from all the other blogging services that allow such codes or it’s a bandwidth of resources issue.

    You have confirmed in your reply that I can’t add a Flash based Etsy badge. There is no such thing as an HTML badge unless you consider a text link a badge. Same goes for Last.fm data. It’s all Flash based as well, but thank you for trying to alleviate the problem. I appreciate that! Project Wonderful is an auction based ad broker, which allows advertisers to bid for ad space on their specified web of choice, while earning publishers 75% of winning bids. Btw, I’m glad WordPress came to its senses by allowing linking from posts to external shop sites. Good G, that would have been terrible!

    It was my mistake to have not done my homework in choosing the right blogging service, although, I would not recommend the service to someone looking to expand their scope of visibility.

    At least I found that this was a topic of conversation that people found interesting and that they too wanted to express their own opinions of the service through their responses to my post. Thank you!





    maribela – You’re wrong about lastfm. To see one on a wordpress.com blog look at the sidebar here:


    I’ve also seen etsy stuff, but don’t have an example handy.


    This raises very timely issues. I recently started what could quite possibly be the most important blog in the history of the World (wide web). My hopes, of course, are to eventually generate an enormous amount of traffic and then to have mega corporations contact me to see about paying me for advertising space. I figure, if I could make just ten million dollars, I’d be thrilled. So, now I am wondering … will I have to leave WordPress behind and use a commercial blogging site if and when I am discovered by the mega corporations interested in paying for my content? And should I worry about building my loyal readership up on a free website? Is there no way to “port” my loyal readers to the new and improved ad-full site that may be in my future?



    @davidscubadiver – Get the domain mapping upgrade (details in the FAQ) so that when you move on your url and your readers will go with you.


    Whew. Now my loyal reader (soon to be plural) won’t get lost in the shuffle.



    I was just going to chime in that “useless” describes when you’ve spilled toothpaste out of your mouth and onto your shirt, creating a nice and neat looking white stain around your chest area, and then you try in vein all day to blot it out by applying water.

    One feels like John W. Booth after he was found and shot: (Booth – looking at his hands) “Useless…..useless.”



    @ellaella. thanks I found the last.fm image widgets. I wasn’t sure if they still had those available, but apparently they do!

    I’ll keep looking around for etsy content I can place here.



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