The Widget  

waggypolly 71F
7449 posts
8/23/2006 8:54 am

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The Widget

Before everyone gets on the communal soapbox and starts to pontificate on blogging morals I want to remind you of the theory of hyperreality I spun in my post Not Fantasy: Hyperreality. Some folks said I was wrong and that Blogville IS real. Since then I’ve dared to move some of my blogging friendships off the site and I have discovered they were right: my friends are real.

Now hyperreality is back. There are parallel universes here in Blogville. Look at the storm over in [post 479367]. dustywidget has gone. Who wrote that post? It belongs to TakethemoneyRUN. Find a backdoor way to ] dustywidget’s profile (it’s officially shut down) and who’s picture features there? to TakethemoneyRUN’s is: the blogland joker. Then go to Dustywidgettoo’s blog Dusty's New Blog and just read some of it and study the links in the early posts (that the backdoor I referred to above). This man/woman/couple/team is leaving clues all over blogville.

If you can’t stand the spinning get off the carousel; please enjoy hyperreality for what it is.

Soon we’ll see this array in the slots (what a lucky girl):

dustywidget TakethemoneyRUN Dustywidgettoo

This is Polly, still Wagging
Remember: ! Bloggers are a Better Breed !

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Dustywidgettoo 60M

8/23/2006 9:58 am

Very very good Waggy.

What you see on my surface is nothing to what is being down under which you don't see, can't see.

Only one Man Who Can - Guess it's not TAKE!

Dustywidgettoo 60M

8/23/2006 10:02 am

DustyWidget This links into Dustywidget

Very very good Waggy.

What you see on my surface is nothing to what is being down under which you don't see, can't see.

Only one Man Who Can - Guess it's not TAKE!

waggypolly replies on 8/23/2006 4:34 pm:

Judging from the three photos, I'm quite happy not to see further down. Thanks. (And that's speaking from Down Under.)

keithcancook 60M
17718 posts
8/23/2006 10:12 am

Jeeze. WTF?

All I know for sure is this. I want off. I do not wish to be a part of this form of blogging. I suppose we are all manipulating the site to some degree by posting, but this is too much.

I just want to blog with folks who will be straight with me.

Blog On!

waggypolly replies on 8/23/2006 4:22 pm:

I rather enjoyed doing the sleuthing work involved.
And interesting that I worked this out and I still don't understand how the final question in a jeopardy series works. (Yes, I know you explained it in the first post, but I didn't understand.) Anyway, I know you're real, Sweetie.

ZZ_Todd 59M

8/23/2006 10:52 am

Yep... just another Loser Legend in His Own Mind Sooner or later people will tire of his/her/its shananigans, and when the strokes to his/her/its ego disappears, so will he/she/it.

waggypolly replies on 8/23/2006 4:24 pm:

I guess we'll go when our egos stop being stroked.

waggypolly replies on 8/23/2006 5:55 pm:

I guess we'll ALL go . . . .

CB_2 51F

8/23/2006 11:54 am

I'm completely confused now, and am going to revert to my original position of not commenting at all on this. I'm going to take TTMAR's post off my blog as I can't verify how real it is.

I'm sure all this is fun for some people, but I think it is upsetting for others and just plain not understood by some (including me).

Back to real blogging...

Blogito ergo sum.

waggypolly replies on 8/23/2006 4:25 pm:

I prefer real blogging too, that's why I'm here. But it doesn't hurt to laught at ourselves a bit as we go throught both RL and Blogville.

agedinwood757 63F
297 posts
8/23/2006 1:56 pm

well for a guy to do that must blogging he must be a speed typist or a macro magic manager

Or maybe he is real and just lonely with too much free time, he sure does put alot work into it, I give him that much. It take me a good 20 minutes to dream up my blog somedays. He did email and thanks me for visting his blog.

As far multiple personalites ask Mz Huny she can tell you all about the Aliens floating around here. oh Yeah and Big foot


waggypolly replies on 8/23/2006 4:27 pm:

He's fast; that's for sure. Who is this Bigfoot? Can you give us a link?

digdug41 49M

8/23/2006 3:42 pm

Polly I have been sterring clear of all of it I've had my share of the drama on the blogs and I just choose not to bother with it anymore

roaming the cyber streets of blogland

waggypolly replies on 8/23/2006 4:32 pm:

Digdug I feel like that mainly. And he hasn't been cruel to someone. But I must say I thought this particular scam was clever. I enjoyed unravelling it. I thought it was funny people didn't notice anything and were putting up soppy comments in praise of DW.

VATraveler1948 68M

8/23/2006 4:11 pm

Too much drama for me. I'm sticking to the blogs I know and trust.

waggypolly replies on 8/23/2006 5:35 pm:

I love watching people get upset when others don't play by the rules they expect to be followed.
Who makes the rules anyway?
And how about those two poor people stuck in the shower?

papyrina 50F
21133 posts
8/23/2006 4:20 pm

in plain black and white,i'm fucked if i care any more,blog land is becoming full of idiots who prefer to treat others as complete idiots just for there own midless games.
I will stick to them i know and the occasional newbies as too much piss taking is going on.
Most of us are adults but far too many wankers appearing.

and my feet hurt too much to care about wigits,rymnes nicely with idjits(idiots)
so fuck em,blog on Polly

I'm a

i'm here to stay

waggypolly replies on 8/23/2006 5:37 pm:

I'm so sorry about your feet sweetie.

kyplowboy22 61M

8/23/2006 4:35 pm

I never paid much attention to Dusty in the first place. Stay. Go. I could care less. He is not and I doubt he ever will be in my circle of interest. Whatever whittles his/her/their stick, I reckon. lol


waggypolly replies on 8/23/2006 5:38 pm:

I think he's rather clever . . . . and in my book clever men are the sexiest.

PS i hope he reads this comment.

Hydragenias 56F

8/23/2006 4:44 pm

What this all boils down to is this:
DustyWidget along with all of his aliases, need our sympathy and understanding. The poor guy can not possibly have a life. If he had a real life, with real people, he wouldn't spend so much time here, he wouldn't put forth so much effort, all of this SHIT would not mean a hill of beans to him.

I think he is to be pitied, not hated.......... really.

waggypolly replies on 8/23/2006 5:40 pm:

I doubt he needs pity. He's enjoying himself. I'll save my pity for those without a sense of humour.

PlaynAgain 54F

8/23/2006 5:50 pm

    Quoting Hydragenias:
    What this all boils down to is this:
    DustyWidget along with all of his aliases, need our sympathy and understanding. The poor guy can not possibly have a life. If he had a real life, with real people, he wouldn't spend so much time here, he wouldn't put forth so much effort, all of this SHIT would not mean a hill of beans to him.

    I think he is to be pitied, not hated.......... really.
I'm not sure pitied is a fair sentiment either. He may do it differently than most are comfortable with but I don't think he's ever intentionally hurt anyone and is really just extending friendship in his own way. Since I grew up being considered "odd" by most of my peers I'm slow to judge someone whose style of communication or friendship seems different from the norm...

"Attitude is everything. Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle. Live simply, Love generously, Care deeply, Speak kindly. Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, It's about learning to dance in the rain."

waggypolly replies on 8/23/2006 6:03 pm:

Well said, let's have more open hearts around here.


8/23/2006 9:46 pm

Bloggers ARE a wonderful bunch! So many old friends, new friends, and wonderful posts to time for the drama. Too much good stuff huh girl! {=}

just a squirrel trying to get a nut

waggypolly replies on 8/24/2006 7:06 am:

They really are, aren't they. Such a variety of stuff, naughty, serious, sexy, funny, creative. Blogville has it all. Even misfits.

horny4770 60M
8158 posts
8/24/2006 5:04 am

I've read Dusty's blog from time to time...very creative.

To each their and let live.

As long as the carousel doesn't spin too fast and make me dizzy...I'll stay on the ride!


waggypolly replies on 8/24/2006 7:13 am:

And I'll come back to Horny Baby when I want to get my feel on the ground. Him I can rely on to be in the same place, doing the same things and being the same person. I like that.

meerkittykat 42F

8/24/2006 8:06 am

    Quoting ZZ_Todd:
    Yep... just another Loser Legend in His Own Mind Sooner or later people will tire of his/her/its shananigans, and when the strokes to his/her/its ego disappears, so will he/she/it.
Uh huh......riiiiiiiight.

As far as the Blogland drama(s), I have largely just not given a flying fuck anymore. There has always been drama, and there will always be drama. (Right?) I'm not one to attach a badge of creative praise when decpetion or manipulation is involved, but if people can go to bed at night feeling good about getting one up on people, that's their cup of coffee (Right?). What it does, unfortunately, is give new bloggers the wrong impression of what this place is at it's best, and gives the old bloggers another reason to do things like papy stated above: stick to the bloggers they know and trust. Doesn't allow for a whole lot of community building, but whatever.

There have been disapperances, fantastic deaths, people going out in blazes of glory during maiming fatal accidents and miraculous rebirths from the dead (right?) since I've been here. Not really my cuppa tea. Give me real people's lives, loves, hates and joys anyday of the week. It might be more "boring" than sensational stories "Hyperreality: great term", but I can read the tab rags for those. I like humans as they are.

bolded parts included for purposed emphasis.

waggypolly replies on 8/24/2006 3:28 pm:

It's hard to make them all sound convincing. Some are very heavy handed ; others are clever and witty. This one seems to me to belong in the second group.

rm_FreeLove999 46F
16127 posts
8/24/2006 12:39 pm

i must have a six sense about all this stuff, cos the weird thing i never visit the blogs of any of these people who've turned out to be fakes. nevertheless my head is still spinning!

the exposure of fakes seems to be becoming an almost weekly occurence now. actually, i feel vindicated whenever these fakes are exposed cos they keep being bloggers that i've read and something about them doesn't sit right with me.

hope i don't get fooled anytime soon!

[blog freelove999]

waggypolly replies on 8/24/2006 3:27 pm:

It is interesting how something never seems to sit right with their blogs. That's why I 'm surprised when it turns out people have believed in them and feel let down.
There's a fascinating psychological dynamic behind this somewhere.
(Hope you're doing well.)

papyrina 50F
21133 posts
8/24/2006 3:47 pm

EEcckk more awake tonight ,i apologise for my language

I'm a

i'm here to stay

waggypolly replies on 8/24/2006 9:32 pm:

Papy, this is an Aussie blog and that's our national word.
No apology needed!

elysianpleasure 47M

8/24/2006 6:36 pm

Ugggghhhh.... drama drama. Where is the hyperreality... it is so much like the real world..

waggypolly replies on 8/24/2006 9:33 pm:

You have a point there.
Why do some folks expect everyone to behave well in Blogville when they don't in real life?

betweenu77 51M
840 posts
8/24/2006 7:25 pm

just to comment on your first point about wether or not blogsville can be condusive to real friendships. I tyhink you were right in the first place in that you were only able to confirm something after meeting them in the skin so to speak.
As far as everything else goes, its like saying books or the media are this or that in the simplistic generic sense. Subjectivity, relativity and so on, play a role. Besides the context.
As far as you go waggypolly, I can confirm, I'm in love. Thpough it worries me your old enough to be my mother. But here on blogsville i can ignore that!

waggypolly replies on 8/24/2006 9:37 pm:

In the hyperreal world I can really enjoy you being in love with me.
Should this carry over into RL it'd be quite different; I simply don't date guys the same age as my son.
So long as you and I both remember the difference between HR and RL things are great. If we confuse HR and RL and expect too much of each other or others, then trouble and disappointment starts. I see it so often in Blogville but it always surprises me that people get the two domains confused.

Tala4u2 53M  
2957 posts
8/24/2006 8:22 pm

Blogland is kinda like walking into a library and all the books are alive and being written while u browse. Well thats enough thinking for me today I have got brain ache.

Tala, Wizard of The Kingdom of BooBoBia, DEITY,

waggypolly replies on 8/24/2006 9:41 pm:

Just don't expect all the books to be true stories and you'll do fine in the library.
Nice to have your visit Tala.

boydcounty 67M

8/24/2006 10:11 pm

Widgets waggle but they don't fall down


waggypolly replies on 8/24/2006 11:53 pm:

betweenu77 51M
840 posts
8/24/2006 11:42 pm

P.S.Thanks for the advise Polly. As far as my last comment goes, as I'm sure you noticed, i was playing on the theme you had brought up in your blog. Wasn't I? I'm conused now.
Not to confuse things further, when was that photo of yours taken? No way could i think of you as anywhere near old enough to of born me.
You must be one of those lucky ones that have a young gene. Lucky you. Still very much fuckable. yummy. There i go again, fanasizing. Is there anyway i could convince you to brake your rule about.....?..ah, no, forget about it. it's your intellect i'm in love with, not your beautiful healthy body dreamlover!

waggypolly replies on 8/25/2006 3:24 am:

I certainly THOUGHT you were.
It does all get a tad confusing.
Photo taken last year, when I was 60.
And no, you don't get a RL peek.
That's for mature guys only.

ella1966 50F
1528 posts
8/25/2006 1:26 am

Polly, have not studied this, but feel I have prematurely judged DW by being influenced by the comments of another blogger and fellow countryman of his who dislikes him immensely, but for what reason I do not know! The whole business confuses me and so the best thing to do is not to take it seriously, I guess!

ella xoxo

waggypolly replies on 8/25/2006 3:28 am:

I reckon he's disliked because he's flippant and has been immensely successful. He refuses to take Blogville seriously and others do. I didn't feel I could get close to him, when I realised he was a joker I understood why: he wasn't blogging to look for connection. I feel closest to those who do that. But I can still enjoy the humour.

btw economickrisis has just done a good post on taking the piss.

angelofmercy5 58F
17881 posts
8/25/2006 4:30 am

Polly.....what an incredible post. Dusty's main blog is gone....but I have always known he had several, if not more, handles and blogs here. Don't ask me how......but I knew....and he knew that I knew. I also have heard others say that he was behind the Cliticals....and with his mind and imagination.....I guess that's possible. Wouldn't surprise me, would it you? And what a laugh he must have gotten out of that one if indeed it was true! Heck.....he could be economickrisis as well! lol

waggypolly replies on 8/25/2006 5:48 am:

I knew you thought something was up, but I wasn't sure what, or why. Re the cliticals - if you go to economickrisis he is claiming responsibility for The Clits. It's obvious to me that Widget is British and Krisis is Australian (since I am both I can tell). This predisposes me to think that they are different people. But it could be someone with a similar nationality split to mine. Anyway have you met bustydidget yet?

[bog economickrisis] has just done an excellent post on laughing at oneself, giving lots of examples from Britain and Australia. I posted a comment about how he hadn't mentioned any Americans and it is the Americans who are upset by all the "drama". Frankly I think it's hilarious, a great send up.

Anyway, did you post this comment just before you left home, or as soon as you got to work?

rm_corezon 53F
3376 posts
8/25/2006 10:18 am

Just an observation that sometimes the clues are really probably site coding foul ups. Like the My Blog phenomenon and my picture showing up on the Clitical's blog; made me wonder if anyone else had clicked on it simultaneously if they would have seen my pic for that blog at the same time.

Realize that might seem far fetched but I've noticed other very briefly lived oddities, they seem to be more often associated with site updates and/or unknown phenomena when the whole site slows down and gets weird.

Went to Curious' blog the other day and a post showed up which linked a hidden post of her own blog but didn't sound like she wrote it. I was sure a hacker did it, pinged a friend of mine who went and looked to verify my eyes weren't deceiving me and he didn't see it. When I refreshed my own page, sure enough it was gone.

Still wondered about the hacking thing until I went to 1Hotwahine's blog and it was HER post. Which temporarily had appeared on Curious' blog.

Dasher's blog totally disappeared once after he did a series of posts linking numerous blogs. I am no coder, but I am thinking that sometimes these similar commands overlap or otherwise get confused when they are being uploaded and executed in the main frame, so to speak.

I use a huge online data system where I work that occasionally a function will suddenly cease working for no apparent reason, after troubleshooting with site occasionally a piece of coding has disappeared. I assume that someone was doing maintenance and either accidentally deleted it or somewhere in the backing up process all the codes didn't back up properly.

Of course, it could be hackers or site employees fucking with our heads but I am inclined to think that alot (or all of it) may still be innocent coding screw ups; likely the nature of the beast in an interactive blogging system of this size.

waggypolly replies on 8/25/2006 3:30 pm:

You are right that the recent site maintenance has produced a lot of this type of screw up. You can't follow links I posted because the blogs are taken down now. But the links were my proof and the author had posted subtle little cues through his blogs. Plus he left comment for me telling me I was smart. So I do think I'm right about him.

GleesFlakyShawl 49M
1620 posts
8/25/2006 10:54 am

well uve made me laugh...and i agree with u about the advantages of hyper-reality and why ppl cry foul when sthg doesnt adjust to their own rules (and im not talking bout blogland....)

anyways glad to see ur classic pic back....

waggypolly replies on 8/25/2006 3:27 pm:
ppl cry foul when sthg doesnt adjust to their own rules

That's pretty universal, isn't it?

Thanks for the feedback on the picture too.

rm_smosmof2 67M
3240 posts
8/25/2006 12:50 pm

...joker of Blogtown....

right on! it all makes perfect sense, and no difference whatsoever to me....

other than that economickrisis actually posted at me first, I've had little connection with any of them.. TakethemoneyRUN is one of the more bizarre individuals you'll ever meet here, so I can believe almost anything you tell me about him....

DW irritated me with his constant spamming everywhere (and his pictures gave me the creeps....) the rest never seem to want to be taken seriously anyway.....

waggypolly replies on 8/25/2006 3:24 pm:

Of course they don't want to be taken seriously. That's the point. It's all take off.

goodatpoetry2 66M
12376 posts
8/25/2006 1:31 pm

I'm not sure I quite understand the Dusty Widget problem.
If all he is doing is being two different personalities on here, then I guess it's not THAT bad. Maybe he really HAS two personalities. He never did show his face on TTMAR, so maybe Dusty's pic IS right.
The fake lesbians DID bother me. That was out-right lieing.
To me, there's a difference.

waggypolly replies on 8/25/2006 3:23 pm:

To me there isn't a problem. Some people think that he is being dishonest and find that a problem. To me it is witty, creative blogging.

warmandsexy52 64M
13164 posts
8/26/2006 7:39 am

Can I stay on the sidelines to all this and simply write an honest blog that people will either visit or not? I think, like so much else in blogland, one blogger's meat is another's poison. Each to their own.

warm xx

waggypolly replies on 8/26/2006 5:29 pm:

OF COURSE YOU CAN! Isn't this one of the good things about Blogland? It's so vast we can all settle into our own little Blogvilles and have our friendship groups of likeminded people. The only blogs that I follow regularly are the honest ones. I ususally ignore the hyperdramas. I put up that post because I believed I could see what was going on and a lot of people were confused, so I thought I'd explain.

Now let's get back to the blogging that counts for us.

redswallow777 48M
6810 posts
8/27/2006 8:14 pm

I think I will take your advice and stay off the carouse-l.....I do too much flying in circles already.

waggypolly replies on 8/28/2006 1:16 am:

Which circus do you fly with RedBird?

Gossip_Anyone 40F

9/24/2006 12:31 pm

i'd just like to say that i am not dusty or any persona of his, although i have been accuse. So i like to laugh a bit. it got me through some rough health issues.

I really odn't know if take is dusty but i talked to take long before i found dusty. and I put them together. it was my idea of the three stooges, so i guess everyone should hate me for introducing those two. They didnt interact together before i got in.

even if take is dusty, he was there for a shoulder to cry on. I dont think anyone was really hurt by is loudness. I havent heard from dusty for a long while, and take either, so i guess he moved on?

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