Howdy, all. I just wanted to leave you a short note to alert you to an announcement recently made by The Weblog Review.
(Yes, those are the same people who recently reviewed this site, and — in an unrelated transaction — gave me a $20 Amazon gift certificate. And no, I’m not on their ‘payroll’ now, and I’m not just kissing their collective ass. No, really — did you see the review? Trust me, I’m on the level here.)
Anyway, it’s been a long time in coming, but TWR has (finally) decided to give their ‘user rating’ system a fresh start, and (attempt to) limit users to one vote apiece. The previous system allowed one vote per IP address, which led to all manner of abuse and snarkiness by… oh, just for instance, AOL users, who get a new address every time they log in.
(Okay, there were other asstards out there, too, I’m sure, but AOHell is an easy, and in this case appropriate, target. Buncha toothless morons, plus legions of old people, on there… and probably some toothless old morons, as well — trust me, no good can come from that!
Well, except me voting myself high up the list by logging onto my parents’ computer a couple of times a day over the break, of course. On the other hand, every time I’d do that, some boob(s) would immediately swoop in and slap a half-dozen ‘0’ votes on me, and I’d be back where I was. It was quite an amusing little diversion over the holiday, I have to admit. Amusing, and very, very annoying.)
So, now TWR is asking people to log in before voting, and they’ve reset all those zeroes that people had accumulated back to… well, to zero, actually. But now it’s just one zero across the board, for every blog. And maybe — until those script weenies figure out how they’re going to abuse this system — we’ll get a true representation of what people really think of blogs for a while.
And, of course, I want to know what you really think about this blog, so I’m going to provide you with a handy link to my review. If you’ve got a Weblog Review password, just log in and leave a vote, and you’re all set. If not, you can easily create an account (and sign up for a review of your own, if you like) — it’s fast, easy, and best of all, ‘it don’t cost nothing’. Give it a whirl, if only for shits and giggles.
(But actually only giggles, I hope. That’s just nasty.)
While we’re at it, I think I’ll also take this opportunity to pimp for some friends of mine — I’ve taken a stroll through the review archives, and found that there are several people on one of my blogrolls who also have reviews. So if you’ve got an extra minute or ten, check these sites out, and give them a rating, too. To me, they’re all fives, but let ’em know what you think, too.
(Um, by the way, the rating system used by The Weblog Review only goes to five. So don’t think that I was implying that the blogs that follow are merely mediocre, as in ‘5 out of 10′. Far from it. These are the superstars of the blogging world, folks. And if you don’t believe me, then check ’em out for yourself. Hey, any hit’s a good hit, right?)
TJ Hanton (the 12th review ever!)
Where the Hell Was I? (me again, in case you forgot!)
Sweet. And what the hell — while we’re at it, I’ll also remind all of you that the 2004 Bloggies are under way. Go vote for a bunch of people there, too. Just don’t forget who sent ya.
(Unless somebody else sent you first, of course. In that case, do forget who sent you, and just remember that I told you, too. In this case, you want to remember the last person who told you, not the first.
Unless I’m not the last, either… though if someone else told you about the Bloggies in the time it’s taken you to read these last four sentences, then you’re leading a far, far too fast-paced life. Slow down, take it easy. Stop and smell the roses.
And, above all else, remember the next-to-last person who sent you, ’cause that would be me.
Unless it isn’t. In which case, just remember me. That’s probably simplest — there’s no easy way to screw that up. Remember me. Now, go check out the Bloggies, and vote for whoever you happen to be thinking of. I’m sure whoever it is would be most grateful.
At least, you know, I would be. If it were me, of course. And by now, it’d better be, buster!)
Okay, that’s just about enough pimping for one day, I think.
(Unless you’re on my blogroll and have a review, and I missed you; in that case, just lemme know, and I’ll be more than happy to add you to the pimpitatiousness. My bad.)
I’ll be back later with more crunchy goodness! Do try and keep yourselves busy until then, okay?Permalink | 8 Comments