more of the same

Reasons why I am glad I can no longer participate in the car wreck that is the wordpress.com forums:

  1. Sticky threads for spammers. How come this guy gets to have a URL signature when anybody else trying that particular way of cirumventing no-follow gets slapped on the wrists? Are forum stickies the latest way of promoting commercial partners who aren’t spending enough to get a link from ma.tt or the news blog? I thought the purpose of the support forums was supposed to be support?
  2. oh, wait, no, sorry, the purpose of the support forums is to sail in every couple of months and deliver the smackdown to the poor saps who are actually trying to do support, as opposed to plugging your sites. If this guy wanted a Polldaddy poll, he’d have implemented a Polldaddy poll. What he’s trying to do is a women’s-magazine-style quiz in which each answer carries a certain number of points, and if Polldaddy’s capable of that they really need to publicise it better because it’s news to me.
  3. Global tags redux. There is no point trying to argue about this, because the forces of logic are powerless against the might of the Google dollar. The suggestion of adding one’s username to tags to render them unique is a decent workaround, though.

The penguins are quieter nowadays, though. Do you think they’ve all gone to Twitter like everyone else?

4 Comments »

  1. If they have gone to Twitter, more power to them. At least Twitter follows up (usually) with spam complaints.

    Matt made an appearance over on the wpmu forums as well. He went after a developer in a month old thread. Got shouted down for it and his behavior as well.

    • Matt remains the only person I have ever seen who trolls his own forums. I suppose it’s less risky than doing it on other people’s sites.😉

      • Ray said

        On the one hand, kudos to him for not forgetting where his money and notoriety come from. On the other, if I were hiring a spokesman it wouldn’t be him because of his attitude towards the people who put him where he is.

  2. I had a thought. I don’t remember any other new feature getting a sticky like that.

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