Friday, August 15, 2008

I Have Been Shut Down! Whew!

Recently, I had some other blogs, pages and group postings that I had started. This was primarily because I was helping a group of associates explore some new avenues of communication and announcements of their merchandise, events and news. This was mainly at their own behest mind you, not just me pulling this out of my ..., anyway... so I had begun establishing, building and filling content on same said pages/sites for the last few weeks. Well, I was pretty darn proud of my little "fledglings", so I thought to myself..."Hey, I have enough stuff going on here, I just need some traffic!" So I set about inviting all the people that were directly associated with the same said "group" of people that I was "webbing" for /about.

HHHMMM.... sounds about right doesn't it?

Well let me tell you how it really went down! (Literally)

Shortly after sending out my electronic invitations to friends and Romans, about 24 hours later, I received a copy of a group E-mailing. This E mail was worded in an urgent manner, for the others to immediately explore these sites and pages thoroughly and to report back to their leader as soon as possible! The language was such that you would believe it to be a emergency!

OMG!! What have I done? I quickly went to these websites and began scouring them for whatever atrocities I had committed! I read them over and over, no, I do not think I had insulted anyone. I had not used nary a one of the "forbidden" words anywhere! I had not used anything that I thought could be misconstrued in any way that I could find! My pictures, albeit not great, I did not think were degenerate! I read, re-read, rewrote, checked errant ads and whatever else I had on there! I spent about 4-5 hours at this the first evening I caught wind of a problem, then spent the entire next day unable to get to my computer! Trust me though, it was all I could blather on about all day to anyone that would listen! What had I done?

That evening, I received "The Call" from the leader....

After all that sweating over my content, here is what the problem was...

If you clicked onto some of the links contained in MY various sites, such as "Joe Bloes Hobby Center">fan club>friends> Sam blue, you could sometimes find content that some of the others might find questionable! Maybe you would click on the moderators profile>links>myspace>friends, wow, now some real crappolla hit the fan there baby (can't pick family folks)!! Then, of course, lets not leave out that on one of these links, >there was a link> that led to another artists website> , that led to another profile>, that had a friend listed on it> that if you went to his webpage>, he had a song on his site that was rauncy! Yup, there it is, less than 6 degrees of seperation there!

So, there is nothing wrong with my content? NO,NO,NO! CONT RARE! But, you cannot have links on OUR PAGE, that could lead to other sites, where there may be links, images or written content that we might find objectional and do not want to be associated with! So the writing "thing" is okay, on the ONE site, but you will have to remove all those links. "Oh' and that "Random Art Slide Show" ( like the one on this page) that links to a site called "Flickr"? That definitely MUST be removed, and the moderator or controller or whatever of that site should be contacted. Someone needs to be checking their content because some of their so called art is just pornographic and should not be allowed to be presented as art! We cannot be associated with these types of websites!" You can however, continue to write on the ONE website if you remove that "Flickr" images link as well as the other links and then submit your writing for approval before posting! As for the other web presentations, there are far too many objectionable links on them and are not going to be acceptable. You really will have to take them down. Also, be sure any future endeavers are approved and cleared through us before proceeding or postings!

UUHHH...... the whole comunication, links, contacts, networking, reaching out to the community concept here folks......

After arguing for about an hour over this whole debacle, my brain was done and my internal timer went, DING! HUH? Am I really sitting here arguing, conjoling and begging to be "allowed" to continue doing this whole "webbing" thing for these people? Are you kidding? Spend untold future hours preening, updating information, primpimg pages and blogging about them? The weeks have already been sucked out of me! I haven't produced a single piece of art in 2 months! I have already put into this way more than I ever intended...every bit of it for FREE! As a Volunteer! Wait, What? All for naught?

Please... Here, by all means, just let me get logged on... Alright, here we go, Let me take care of that for you...

CLICK! There you go, no more Myspace! What else? OH! Okay, CLICK, no more Craigslist! You really hate the Squidoo? Okay>CLICK>Gone! Here let me take of these others also, who needs Facebook, Wikipedia and Open Directory anyway?
Your right, uhh huh! Okay, sure thing, NO PROBLEM, yup, Good Night! Uhh Huh, Bye Now!.......

I cannot retrieve those lost hours, ideas and energies, but I can damn sure make sure I keep my FREE efforts concentrated on my own behalf from now on!

No comments:

Post a Comment

Be Nice OR BE GONE! Positive Energy Begets Positive Results! Thank You!