In follow up to my post today “THIS IS A SAD DAY FOR BLOGGING” – It seem there’s a small contingent who like to go around calling bloggers like Jason Cushman – “Spam Follower” or “Spam Liker”. Because in their opinion the blogger wasn’t making a “genuine” or “authentic” connection or like.
As a friend used to say to me :
Opinions are like ass-holes, everyone’s got one …
I say this because opinions are subjective, that is based on personal experiences and bias’. They are not “the truth”, sometimes they are an individual’s version of the truth. Basically take an opinion with a pinch of salt … especially those who incorporate name calling into their opinions !
Anyway – My experience of Jason is quite to the contrary – Jason is one of the least “spammy” people I know on WordPress. He’s always been 100% personable and genuine with me each and every time I’ve connected with him. *laughing out loud* – as for being an ass-hole, no I don’t think he is …
AND HOW THE HELL do they know what the intention of a blogger is when they like a post or follow a blog ?
I’m more of the mind of – “lest ye be judged yourself” … so …
IN ACTUAL FACT the ones doing the name calling seem to churn out endless reams of from what I can tell is “spam” on their own blogs. All whilst endlessly abusing the technical support forums to promote themselves. So a case of the pot calling the kettle black really. OR HOLIER THAN THOU, which is a very stinky person to be … PRIDE never smells good, and virtually no one likes it …
I don’t really know why these individuals feel the need to hijack threads on the WordPress technical support forums with their opinions (well apart from obvious attention seeking, blatant self-promotion and making themselves look good by belittling others). I thought that the forums were for technical support, not for expressing a minority opinions targeted at individuals … their code of conduct says this :
Be aware of your tone and focus. We love positive and productive discussions, so please keep comments on the topics at hand and not on other members of the community.
How is going around calling people names “positive” or “productive” or keeping “comments on the topics at hand and not on other members of the community” ? I have not a single clue … perhaps there’s some logical explanation, apart from the obvious already stated attention seeking, blatant self-promotion or making themselves look good by belittling others ? WHICH SEEMS ENTIRELY TROLL’ISH BEHAVIOUR TO ME.
The terms “spam follower” or “spam liker” are just a political tool to justify their actions – that is their expressing their irrelevant opinions in a technical support forum, in order to manipulate people’s opinions.
In any case it could be regarded that any following or liking is “irrelevant or unsolicited messages” (the definition of spam) … SO WHO’S NEXT TO HAVE THEIR LIKING AND FOLLOWING PRIVILEGES REVOKED – COULD BE YOU THAT’S BEING CALLED A SPAMMER NEXT !
NEXT, MAYBE IT’LL BE YOU THAT’S STRANGLED BY THE CHOKE OF CENSORSHIP ON YOUR FREEDOM OF SPEECH.
BASICALLY – The opinions of a few biggotted bloggers I reject as being irrelevant as regards a person’s genuineness in making a connection or liking a post. Their motivations are OBVIOUS TO ME – attention seeking, blatant self-promotion, making themselves look good by belittling others and/or political manipulation.
What it’s ended up amounting to for my friend Jason is CENSORSHIP on the part of WordPress.com in restricting a blogger’s ability to connect with and like other bloggers posts.
Personally the openness and lack of CENSORSHIP is one of the main reasons I’ve enjoyed blogging here, but it seems that that period may be coming to end.
So a sad day as I said before … WHO’S NEXT ? – as it says in the title …
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