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Narcissism, a classic case

2014-01-28
  1. From: Clapso

    I’ve noticed ad clicks from my blog a couple of times, and frankly it pissed me off. This is a sore point with me. I don’t charge wordpress or goo goo or anyone for the content I produce which gives them something to attract readers TO THEIR OWN PAGES WHERE ADVERTISING IS PLACED. Why should I have to pay to keep advertising OFF MY BLOG? Sorry, it feels a little like a protection racket you are announcing…

    The scientifically impossible I do right away
    The spiritually miraculous takes a bit longer

  2. From: Matt; September 18 at 5:57 pm [2012]

    Clapso, I’m sorry the fact that WordPress.com is ad-supported bothers you. It is very, very expensive to provide free service to millions of blogs and we have to support it somehow. However we try really hard to make the ads not intrude on your experience. We show orders of magnitude fewer ads than most free services, heck compare the pages on Yahoo or Facebook to pages on WordPress.

     

    [Comment: by Conrad; Frankly, I think Clapso is somewhat egotistical.  He seems to be assuming that the blog content he posts is so good that it attracts lots of readers, therefore he shouldn’t have to pay for the service.  The only problem with this attitude is that the only way to cash in on Internet traffic is with ads, so he would have the site provider (Matt) lose out either way.]

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