The Bottom Line: Yale Bowl is the perfect place to be honestly screwed
The Yale Bowl, home of the Bulldogs this is where I want to be screwed by epinions. None of this pantywaist mealy-mouthed slip a blurb in the Members section about raping my artistic control. No screw me on the fifty-yard line of the freaking Yale Bowl and sell tickets. So hard pressed for cash you can't manage to fork over a measly penny a hit? The Yale Bowl seats 50K. At a $100 a ticket (and believe me I'm worth every f-cking dime and then some) you'll still be able to float those annoying little p-ssants that post "BUY ME BUY ME BUY ME" over and over again for yet another month.
But you won't do that will you Epinions? Because EPINIONS BLOWS DOG When I read Sordid-1's epiphanic (its a real word ask DavidK) post last night I was awe struck by his brilliance, but to be quite honest I didnít really feel EPINIONS BLOWS DOG was big enough for me. Taking away my right to do with my work as I see fit seemed bigger to me, more akin to EPINIONS BLOWS WALRUS or maybe WHALE. Then I made the mistake of actually sitting in on the Member Chat. I watched patiently while others asked about the penny a hit, then the all-elusive income share with only minor curiousity. Obviously Iím not in this for the money, my epinions are family anecdotes weaved into product reviews. I do this because I love to write, but I understand the monetary side is as important to others that have come to count on the extra cash their efforts have afforded them. Finally after 20 minutes someone asked about the edit and delete functions being taken away. I waited with rapt anticipation, and waited and waited some more. Finally the question was answered.
"Let me address this with short quick answers" I saw flashing before my eyes.
"As I said in introduction the Edit feature is being looked at and WILL return in SOME form or fashion, I just donít have a date right now" came across my chat screen next.
"The Community Care center was deluged by emotional members that, because of low ratings or some such crud Iím trying to blow up youíre a-s-s (Iím paraphrasing here) deleted their opinions and then changed their minds and wanted them all replaced. When epinions are missing it makes the community as a whole feel uncomfortable, so in order to blow even more smoke up your obviously stupid a-s-s we got rid of the delete feature for the good of the community"
I finally got it. EPINIONS BLOWS DOG! Castrated bunch of pencil necked autocrats donít have the Balls to screw me honestly. Nor do they have the range of motion to blow anything larger than a DOG. A Whale or Walrus would be too much work for them, would cause them to have to actually rise to the occasion. To BLOW A DOG you just have to lay in the gutter and wait for a f-cking Chihuahua to lift its leg.
I want my Content rights back. I want to edit and delete my posts. I want someone to admit they were sacred into shrinkage at the thought of a mass revolt on Epinions and took the Edit and Delete buttons away because of that and ONLY that. And I want a Surgeon Generals Warning Posted on the next chat that clearly states
"Smoke blown up youíre a-s-s from someone that BLOWS DOG is not only an assault on ones intelligence but causes Diarrhea"
For a time in October 2001, you could have read this review on http://www.epinions.com . It has been deleted from that site, but other writing by the author is still available there at http://www.epinions.com/user-roxymarie .