An interesting take on the demise of Squidoo. Some spot on, some misses the mark, lots left unsaid - but then it is an external perspective
So what bits would you underline - and which bits were missed out or glossed over?
Or would you rather comment after the final payout has been made?
I think it's easy to be a Monday morning quarterback. Old news. Let's move on.
I agree you're getting to be old news in this regard, even to the point of bumping your own thread which only your chorus responded to.
People are commenting on my Hub, but they are doing it on my Hub, not here. If you are interested in comments, there are 44 of them to read there. But asking people to comment about someone else's Hub on the forum is outrageous. Shall I post a link to one of your product-laden, promotional Hubs here and ask for comments?
If you think discussing Squidoo is some new thing on the forum, you are mistaken. It's been going on forever:
You sound somewhat tetchy this morning.
Bumping? Some of us have lives and better things to do than post in the forum all day long......
I'm simply responding to a comment.
One of the interesting things about that old thread is that janderson99 posted a chart with a projection of a surge in traffic after QAP was installed. It seems the projection turned out to be fairly accurate; or, at least, things improved after QAP.
For what it's worth, I thought it was wonderfully written. Better than we deserved, probably.
No. I'm simply responding to a comment in much the same way you respond to comments on your own hub. How many have you left so far?
Except I had things to do inbetween highlighting a hub which tells a partial (both senses) perspective on Squidoo and responding to comments left.
I wouldn't worry - people are discussing it in other places as well - it's certainly getting traffic.
"No soul of high estate can take pleasure in slander. It betrays a weakness." – Blaise Pascal
I wonder whether the named individuals you comment on in your hub feel the same way.
Nothing printed on this website can be construed as slander.
"people are discussing it in other places as well"
Nothing printed on those websites can be construed as slander either.
I don't care who's determined to whine the loudest. I'm getting on your case, WF, for your errant use of the term slander to refer to printed commentary.
Well, Seth hasn't responded to that Hub. But, Bonnie D. is now following me!
I didn't look at the link. I thought to myself... 'What if the OP is actually WF and he/she is trying to get more ppl to visit his/her hub." And that is how I came to the brilliant decision not to click on the link... although I am indeed wondering what all the hullabaloo is about.
Do you kill anyone in this story? I'm still not sure if I trust you or not.
Put your glasses on, Relache. Those weren't my words. That was a quote from Pascal (1623 – 1662). There was no distinction drawn between written and spoken words under French law at that time.
It seems you make a habit of quoting things that are out of date...
Great article Writer Fox wrote though. I enjoyed it a lot. It is interesting to read about the games and tricks that SOME people used on Squidoo.
I wonder if they will try the same here?
Certainly shouting down people in the forums seems to be a lot more fashionable these days.
Anyhow - very good read and I don't think there were any adverts for Barbie dolls, Calendars, Shower curtains, Kitchen Aid mixers - which is nice touch.
How does "shouting down ppl" translate into poor-man's English?
Is it not obvious? You shout loudly like a spoilt child so no one can hear the other guy. You use your gang of mates from a secret forum where they share votes, likes and back-links to do the same.
If anyone speaks back you say "Not fair - I'm telling Mommy".
None of it impacts on the fact of the matter.
Actually you need to visit
and sit between PDS and relache.
8 years of amazing income for very little work, lots of fun and made some new friends.
2,000 lenses, 32 accounts
I made over 80,000 dollars off Squidoo
I call that an outstanding success
I started to move away from Squidooing after the first Google hit in Nov. 2012.
Totally glad I did as my online income has tripled due to just concentrating on sales
I made almost that much here.. minus a dollar or so.
I agree. Hi, jeffryv, good to see you here.
The good ole boys/girls club is here. What I love though, is that the Tiers are gone, so the gang activity won't be that profitable.
The only "gang" I belong to is based on professional attitudes irregardless of how many articles each has on any particular site. They call them selves "Nice People!"
Entry is by invitation only.
Sorry, can't do it. It tried really, really hard to ignore it, but I can't help myself.
There is no such word as "irregardless". The "ir" you've added at the beginning of the word would cancel out the "less", so it would mean the same as "regarding".
OK, so I'm a grammar Nazi.
Oh, dear. I wonder when that got added to the dictionary? You notice it is classed as "nonstandard", that it's used only in speech and that the advice is to use regardless instead. So it's obviously still not fully accepted - and long may that continue, IMO, since when you break it down it doesn't make sense.
In the Oxford dictionaries it says "The word dates back to the 19th century, but is regarded as incorrect in standard English."
Totally agree it is not correct, but the English language allows for lots of fun stuff, like "IMO" j/king
( I think we went off topic LOL )
Interesting history of the word "irregardless". The Oxford English Dictionary says the word is primarily a North American colloquialism. It was first used in print in 1795. Most dictionaries say it is "nonstandard" or "incorrect".
Well it seems that "mommy" isn't parenting very well, and has been raising some very errant children. I know the red headed step children of this family learned some manners on how to behave and treat others, and came into this marriage polite and willing to give up the good seat on the couch to the other children. But, that doesn't mean we are pushovers!
oops! them selves is themselves. Slipping up on the grammar!
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