If There Is One True GOD Of BlogLand...Let Him Read This  

rm_talldarkavg1 105M
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7/20/2005 8:36 am
If There Is One True GOD Of BlogLand...Let Him Read This


Far be it from me to go out on a limb. As most of you realize, I am pretty much the Wallflower around here, keep to myself, rarely make waves, a go with the flow type Z personality. I have a suggestion.

Maybe it's time to revamp BlogLand. Maybe add some curtains and a crown molding or something.

Here's what prompted this post. On 7/18/2005 I wrote a blog titled Ever have an orgasm so strong your head hit the tub? That happened to fall at a time when Expatbrit wrote a blog mentioning my blog and its growth. I got a visitor named wapsting0122, here is his post dated the 19th:
Can't you thanked them in just one sending?

He then returned to Expat's site and wrote:
Mr Expat you're blog is much better than that guy.I went to read his,and what I saw is,he thanked everyone there individually to make it look that many ppl leaves a comment on his blog.Poor guy,just wanted for more comments.
16 ppl posted for a comment and 16 responsed by him all in all 32,funny! which he can do it by one sending.
Your blog has more sense.And with a nice pictures.It makes the blog more lively.
Goodluck.


I replied to his comment on my original blog with this:
wapsting0122 I answered you the last time you asked me this. Listen up...people take time out of their lives to visit me. They take time out of their lives to read my blogs. They take time out of their lives to write a comment. The very least I can do is ackowledge their efforts in a personal reply. A thank you, if you will.

Personally, I think the best part of any blog is the comment section. This is where the real creativity begins, both in the comment and the resultant reply by the writer.

I also realize that I am your personal crusade against the amount of comments I waste. I realize that I am not your favorite blogger. I realize that you favor others much more than me. The wonderful part of BlogLand is the ability to state such views. I do not make the rules around here. Hell, I have my hands full just trying to follow the rules. AdultFriendFinder set up how everything is handled.

Actually, you inspired part of my blog today. I address the comment issue with a possible solution.

Now, wapsting0122...aren't you pleased I addressed you personally, in your own area, easy to find, easy to read?


I tried to contact wapsting0122 and his profile has been removed. I'm not sure if he removed it or if it was just a profile created to make this statement and then was removed by the creator. It really doesn't matter. The point is...he has a point. Maybe this comment rating system isn't working.

I read almost all of your blogs and find many people comment on comments one at a time and others lump them into one or two replies. Which is better? Well, both I suppose. However, if you happen to be a blogger that comments to everyone in one comment and someone like me replies in individual comments. The current rating system may not be an accurate measure of popularity.

Next question...do we need to represent popularity? If so, why not let the Gold & Silver members vote monthly on their favorites ? I did touch on this in my last post (this morning). There must be a solution and who better to come up with it than us?

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BLONDENEEDSSEX 57F

7/20/2005 9:17 am

Don`t worry about one person , your blog is just great the way it is.
your space is just that , to do what you wish, your still on my list and I like the personal comments.That is part of what makes your blog unique.

{=} Blog


tamethytension 54M
2320 posts
7/20/2005 9:24 am

talldarkavg1,

First off I don't begrudge you whatever you need to do for your blog ...it's yours and I would be chafing were someone to take similar issue with me.

Second, I have been penning (along with a half dozen other blog topics) a short piece regarding revamping Blogland (my very title) but had held off in part because WTF right does a newbie like me have to comment. Thank you for breaking the ice.

As to my suggestions, I am still working on fleshing out a few but some immediate basics that may assist exposure of a greater portion of Blogland to the readership would be to ....

1) the current "Most Popular" becomes the "Hall of Fame" (either kept as the top 15 or having reached a threshold your in.

2) a new Most Popular is maintained on a rotating basis by month. As in the greatest number of comments (or whatever metric is deemed most appropriate) for either the most recent 30 days or most recent month. This list of entries grows to 25.

3) The list of Most Recent Posts is enlarged to 50.

more another time...

H4H


CuteAZguy27 39M
1545 posts
7/20/2005 9:27 am

Everyone has there style of returning the comments whether in a group setting all in one post or individually, i personally don't mind eather way.

You could easily tell Mr wap is not much of a blogger due to the simple complaint of a group reply setting versus individual reply setting...i mean whats the deal of that ? Silver and Gold issue is a cute idea...yet just remember, though we have the ability to blog what we want (most of the time) the website itself is not ours and those have been blogging for so long or regular bloggers sometimes forget this and we get carried away because our noses are to high in the air.

(Someone needs to buy A-F-F) a bigger hard drive to post our messages a bit faster....oh wait, we do-with the Gold and Silver memberships, what do you suppose they are spending our money on ?)

-CuteAZguy27


ExploreMore4Me 59F

7/20/2005 9:56 am

TDA...Like you I try to take the time to address each person individually. I agree, it's their time, their effort and their creativity. It deserves my personal attention. I'm relatively new to this blog experience so I don't think I'm qualified to offer a good opinion on the rating system as I'm not totally familiar with it yet. However, if people are complaining about individual comments being returned and the affect it's having on popularity rating, perhaps something has to be revamped.

TDA....look for my next post! I have been avenged! LOL

Kisses!


EM4M


wyvernrose 38F
3895 posts
7/20/2005 10:01 am

don't let em get to you tall dark, just enjoy the blogging there are always nit pickers

WyvernRose


ANewLevel4Us 38M/37F

7/20/2005 10:50 am

I think replying to those who have taken the time to respond to your blog is fine. How you choose to go about it is your business. Popularity based on comments is not necessarily a fair way to rate because like you said, someone could feesably respond to every single comment for the sole purpose of boosting their ratings. But, for all the people (like yourself) who are just being polite and giving personal attention to the comments made - I don't know why that is such an issue.

In my views, a blog is popular and commented on frequently because of the content. If there was a rating system based on views, perhaps that would be more reasonable? I don't know how much weight this opinion holds because, after all, I am a lowly standard member. But, when you look at these highly commneted-on blogs, you will notice that the actual number of views is incredibly large as well. I don't think the author can manipulate view counts, can they?


rm_talldarkavg1 105M
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7/20/2005 11:09 am

EM4M I will watch for it! Thanks for your input.

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rm_talldarkavg1 105M
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7/20/2005 11:10 am

Wy, actually I think he has a good point. But thanks for the support. I am a stiff lipped old cuss.

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rm_talldarkavg1 105M
10172 posts
7/20/2005 11:12 am

Katey say it isn't so!!! Don't abandon us now sweetie. Now is when we need each other. Divided we fall and all that stuff. LMAO...besides if you leave now you must be a homo.

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rm_major259 50M
101 posts
7/20/2005 11:14 am

Nah. I like the way you and other bloggers respond to comments. At least it shows you are reading and comprehending the comments that followed. It gives it a feeling of correspondence. And, like you stated, sometimes the comments are the better part of the post.


rm_talldarkavg1 105M
10172 posts
7/20/2005 11:15 am

Newlevel thank you for your input. I think you are on the right track. I suppose most anything can be manipulated...hopefully this includes Blog Procedures.

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007sexy40plus 51F  
7603 posts
7/20/2005 11:18 am

TDA1 you commented on a few of my blogs and I do appreciate them. As you told me this is your personal blog you do with it as you wish. There is always some asshead that thinks he can tear others down. Don't you listen to him and take his words with a grain of salt hell he didn't have the guts to stick around, therefore what he said dont really count. Keep blogging man, I love the laugh you I get when I read what you write.

Side bar* TDA forgive me if I am overstepping here. But Katey please don't stop blogging. I had a dick leave a nasty comment on my blog because of me using the color text. I am sorry that happened to you here, I dont understand why, but dont let it spoil your fun. I will keep comments on your blogs regardless.

I am the real deal! "Come Get Me!!!"


Philosophy_N_Sex 49M/47F

7/20/2005 11:20 am

EYAH
Kick those scum buzzards ass, you blog do as you will. Inflating numbers is easy if that was your goal, you would have millions of comments!


DirtyLilSecret61 55F

7/20/2005 11:36 am

Does reverse psychology really work nowadays?

"Lil"


rm_talldarkavg1 105M
10172 posts
7/20/2005 12:25 pm

Blonde thanks, one tries.

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rm_talldarkavg1 105M
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7/20/2005 12:26 pm

Tame you have some excellent ideas here! I think something has to be done other than what we currently use.

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rm_talldarkavg1 105M
10172 posts
7/20/2005 12:28 pm

Az no doubt they have huge administrative expenses just maintaining a site this big. Certainly there must be some solution though.

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rm_talldarkavg1 105M
10172 posts
7/20/2005 12:30 pm

Looking4fun thanks so much. I think we need to put our collective heads together and come up with some suggestions.

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rm_talldarkavg1 105M
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7/20/2005 12:31 pm

Major the comments are great aren't they? Thanks for your input.

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rm_talldarkavg1 105M
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7/20/2005 12:31 pm

Thanks straightten. United we stand.

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rm_talldarkavg1 105M
10172 posts
7/20/2005 12:33 pm

PNS those were my thoughts exactly. However, I think the current system needs addressing. Tamethytension has some really good suggestions.

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rm_talldarkavg1 105M
10172 posts
7/20/2005 12:35 pm

ROFL Lil. That is exactly what I thought after I posted this sucker. Geez, looks like I'm reversing the situation here.

However, this system in fact needs improving. It in fact is unfair. Just wish I had a viable method.

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rm_DaphneR 58F
7938 posts
7/20/2005 12:43 pm

You know, you used some pretty big words in your blog to Mr. Critic, I sure hope he understands what you are trying to say. (You give him WAY more credit than I do) Besides, it's not like you twist his arm and force him to read your blog, he's here by his own choice, so WTF is he complaining about how you blog. If he complained about something you said that's one thing, but how you said it is just ridiculous.

(I kinda like the sound of that arm twisting part, let me know if you need any help)

Have tongue, will use it. Repeatedly.


five_speed 41M

7/20/2005 12:58 pm

Hey man, I'm just about as new as a noob can be, but I'm really digging the scene so far. I'm sure the blog system can be improved - most things can always be improved - but from my limited exprience it seems to be working pretty well.

As for the "popularity contest" - well, who cares? I am sure popularity is important to some people. It always is. But that isn't you and it isn't me, and it isn't alot of people on here. I do it because I like it, and I like the interaction that it promotes, but I've only got so much time. If I were too popular, I'd not be able to interact with everyone, and that would make me very unhappy in pants.

I'll tell you what though: I want to be the person who was busting your chops, because if your commenting style is the only thing on earth they have to whine about, they have it MADE!


five_speed 41M

7/20/2005 1:02 pm

You could set it up on total cumulative views instead of comments, since the "view" counter only increments when some one accesses the comments section of a post, but AdultFriendFinder would have to change the system so that the counter didn't increment when a person viewed comments on thier own blog.


duststormdiva 51F
6854 posts
7/20/2005 2:04 pm

AdultFriendFinder posts on the blogging page, "Blogs are a simple way to create your own regularly updated homepage on AdultFriendFinder about your life." The key words being "your own regularly updated homepage". If AdultFriendFinder is willing to say your blog space is your own, do to it what you want, well until the blogging police rip a posting off the site without using any anesthetic.

wapsting0122 is a coward to bash you, then remove his profile. (Pussy comes to mind) He reminds me of an ex co-worker who always voiced her opinion, but never gave a chance for defense. But then again, wapsting0122’s opinion stinks. You know what they say about opinions? Opinions are like assholes, everyone has one, and some of them stink.

Talldark, you are one of my most favorite bloggers, and I consider you a true friend. Blog and respond to posts anyway you want to, AdultFriendFinder says it’s “your space.”

DustStormDiva


rm_talldarkavg1 105M
10172 posts
7/20/2005 2:08 pm

Daphne you kill me! LMAO arm twisting sounding good. Guess we're just...twisted.

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rm_talldarkavg1 105M
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7/20/2005 2:20 pm

5 speed I agree totally. I was very excited to see my name on the list when it appeared. But to me it wasn't a popularity competition, it was a measure of acceptance from my peers. Not sure that makes sense or not.

You have some good points. Everyone has. Hopefully we can get something done.

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rm_talldarkavg1 105M
10172 posts
7/20/2005 2:21 pm

Huny there's a prize?? Good idea! There should be.

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rm_talldarkavg1 105M
10172 posts
7/20/2005 2:24 pm

Thanks Diva. I appreciate you and all other support. But that is NOT my intention here. I think wapsting0122 has a valid point. The current system isn't fair to everyone's style. There must be a better way to do this.

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Sizzle364
(Juan S)
52M
2642 posts
7/20/2005 2:52 pm

A persons blog is their personal space. I quite enjoy the fact that you interact with your "fans". Its part of what makes this blogging thing fun. Besides that it is just common courtesy to respond to someone that is speaking to you. Whether it is in blog or real life.


expatbrit49 62M

7/20/2005 3:04 pm

I agree with most of the others, its you blog do as you wish but please leave your answer to this comment over on my Blog LMAO

Thank You for Your Time and Attention


DCEbony
1586 posts
7/20/2005 4:03 pm

So let me get this straight...

We're supposed to read one person's blog and run back to someone else's to comment?

WTF?

When was this decided on? Why didn't anyone tell me?

(On a side note, I started to respond to someone much like your critic once and then I decided against it. He'd sent me an email to say he didn't like my blog, then he decided to post on it. Ah, the joys of permanently banning someone...LO


PailsDiverHonks 55F

7/20/2005 7:34 pm

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7/20/2005 7:35 pm

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7/20/2005 7:35 pm

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7/20/2005 7:35 pm

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7/20/2005 7:36 pm

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7/20/2005 7:36 pm

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7/20/2005 7:36 pm

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PailsDiverHonks 55F

7/20/2005 7:37 pm

I love your post, your writing, your humor and maybe I dont comment on all your post but I do read them. Half the time I'm laughing so hard I can't type.


rm_talldarkavg1 105M
10172 posts
7/21/2005 5:21 am

Thanks Sizzle...I am a bit concerned though...am I slipping? You haven't addressed my issues in a while.

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rm_talldarkavg1 105M
10172 posts
7/21/2005 5:23 am

Expat...I'll be a good boy. Everyone has had wonderful things to say...but we still have had but a handful of suggestions.

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rm_talldarkavg1 105M
10172 posts
7/21/2005 5:25 am

DCE I think you were absent during that meeting. I did take notes for you though. Unfortunately, my penmanship is about as clear as my perspective. Sorry.

LMAO you banned the guy? You have courage. I wouldn't ban wapsting...I kinda hope he stops back in. More fun this way!

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rm_talldarkavg1 105M
10172 posts
7/21/2005 5:28 am

Thank you greeneyes...I'm happy you're happy. After reading this you'll be happy I'm happy you're happy. OK, now I'm confused.

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pussinboots4u 50M/47F

7/21/2005 9:35 am

It's your blog, you can do whatever you want with it. I thought you were trying to be funny with replying to each and every comment individually or that you were waiting for someone to say something about it.

I can understand how some people would be upset with your boosting your comments and making it to the big board list, but I think you were on your way up there anyway. If you think about it, some guy or gal or couple could come on here create a blog and just comment away at their own blog - hell you could keep creating new profiles and do the same (and I don't know how AdultFriendFinder could ever control that). I think this commenting to your own blog is a loophole in AdultFriendFinder and it is not your job to do AdultFriendFinder's job, so comment away. Blogs are a way of advertising for AdultFriendFinder - I've sent a link of my blog to non-members and I have a sneaking suspicion that at least one has joined. Another friend is renewing his membership because of the blog and wants to create his own. I have a feeling that for the sake of advertising AdultFriendFinder will revamp the whole blog thing eventually. I just hope that we don't all lose interest in it before they realize what a marketing tool the blog is for them.

P.S. Maybe you should come over to my blog and answer all my comments for me too - lol.


rm_talldarkavg1 105M
10172 posts
7/21/2005 10:58 am

PIB4U you make a great point!

I'm on my way.

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CaboWaboVHnut 56M
637 posts
7/22/2005 3:15 pm

Blog & A Blog, Bleep! Bleep! SHAVE & A HAIRCUT, 2 BITS!! SHAVE & A HAIRNET, BIG TITS!!! Man, like the song says: "It's yo' thang, do whatcha wanna do, I cain't tell ya, who to sock it to!!!!!!!!" Blog on talldarkavg1 !!!!!!!! We of the intellectual mindset love your blog, critics BE DAMNED !!!!!!!!!!! If people of that fellows mindset don't like it, STAY THE HELL OUT!!!!!! How did he ever get to your blog, or on the web in the first place??????!!!!!!!!! THIS IS OBVIOUSLY NOT A PERSON OF OUR CALIBER!!!!!! Later!!! Cabo!!!!!!!! P.S. I still intend to challenge you for the title of "KING OF WUSSDOM"!!!!!! P.S.S. I like the fact that you try to reply to each comment!!!!! It shows a lot of caring, and character!!!! DAMN!!! I must be a homo!!!!!!! NO! NO! JUST A CABO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


CaboWaboVHnut 56M
637 posts
7/22/2005 3:25 pm

DUH!!! Sorry boss!!!!!!! The first line should have said: Blog & A Blog,Blog,Bleep!Bleep! Furgot tuh dubble blog!!!!! Forgive me, oh mighty one!!!! I throw myself upon your mercy!!!! Rats!!! I must be a homo!!!! Did ya ever notice how carried away I get with the exclamation points??? Crap!!!! Acting like a homo again!!!!!! NO! NO! JUST A CABO!!! Wait! I'm taking my wife & daughter to see Kelly Clarkson on MY birthday!!!! Gotta be a homo.....NO! GOOD DADDY!!!


rm_DaphneR 58F
7938 posts
7/22/2005 10:46 pm

Cabo, step away from the caffeine ...

Have tongue, will use it. Repeatedly.


rm_talldarkavg1 105M
10172 posts
7/25/2005 5:42 am

Cabo...Deep breathing.

Thank you for mistakenly placing me in an intellectual crowd. I am so flattered!

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rm_talldarkavg1 105M
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7/25/2005 5:43 am

Cabo...use periods instaed. My great great grand father invented the period. We still get royalties....!...

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rm_talldarkavg1 105M
10172 posts
7/25/2005 5:44 am

LOL Daphne. You think it's the caffiene? Maybe we need to put Cabo on the 12 step program.

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