The web is off-kilter.
And like everything bad in this world, I accept full responsibility for it.
One of these days… possibly in the next few months, I am reformatting this page. I want to go for a more “newsier” type format. A “Top Story” and then excerpts to whatever else I put down. You’ll notice I don’t UPDATE much, because most people rarely read past the first post, so I want to make it so they can catch *everything* with a mere glance, and save themselves hours of surfing through crap on the web.
I’ve been taking stock here, looking around at all of the broken stuff, seeing what could use improvement. One of the great strengths of WHUZZUP was that it was a “one-stop” source of news and gossip all over the place. Now that I’ve taken a step or three back away FROM people on a personal basis, I think can cover things more objectively like:
- Flamewars and conflicts
- Spotlight sites
- New finds
- Say a prayer for:
- Other people’s web projects & causes
- News we’d REALLY like to see
I mean, it’s not like people are keeping their promises to “stay out of my pool”, anyway. Fact of the matter is, some people refuse to admit to themselves that they are drawn to this stuff like moths to a flame.
The trick here is to lay out the facts without taking sides. Yes, I’ve always had a “slant”… but with all of the emotional knee-jerking blogs that take one side of a story as gospel truth… I can see that doesn’t work very well. It then becomes a case of “Who can scream the loudest”.
What people forget is that blogs are merely “one person telling their side of the story”.
… most people are full of shit.
It’s a statistical and proven fact.
You would think two years after KayCee, we would stop assembling lynch mobs every time some outlandish claim would come out that a blogger lost a job or had their lives turned topsy-turvy because some rival in a flame war took things a little TOO personal.
Where is the evidence? Where is the proof to your claims?
I’m sorry, your word isn’t good enough anymore. At least not here.
So give me a few weeks to whip something up. A new format, where we take the web to the next step.
I’m still tossed on “comments”.
Despite the intelligence of a lot of people that come and visit me, comments have brought me nothing but trouble and aggravation. People also tend to take the subject up on their sites if I don’t offer a place for people to share their views (more links for me CHA-CHING!). I also hate the way people feel “obligated” to comment on every post. I don’t want to do that to people.
… then there is the occasional anonymous coward. That’s a rant right there in itself. There is a hack now that allows you to approve comments… but I don’t want to do that to people either. It screws the whole concept of “freeform discussion”.
Perhaps certain topics will be comments-enabled. Some wont.
Perhaps a message board where people would have to log in is the answer. Give this section of CyberSpace a sense of “community”.
And for the last time, gang… THIS IS NOT A BLOG! Nor is it representative of this entire site.
I’m playing with some ideas.
What’s your opinion? We’d like to know.
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