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12 Comments so far

  1. That Ajarn (unregistered) on November 10th, 2005 @ 4:11 pm

    What an utter pile of dross. It only asks one real question – and even attempts to hide it under layers of “we are interested in you”, and that is “we are thinking of charging to view metblogs, what do you think?”.

    Ha! Can you imagine if they charged for this blog? The dead-author list would soon be trimmed quite neatly and someone highup – or at least someone who would profit – would give Teazor a good kick up her miserable arse to get her into shape.

  2. Elemmaciltur (unregistered) on November 10th, 2005 @ 5:30 pm

    *grrr* Don’t they even think about asking for us to pay to view Metroblogs! That’s absurd!

  3. sean bonner (unregistered) on November 11th, 2005 @ 6:50 am

    Actually, that’s not the case. I think it’s a fairly stupid idea to charge for blogs but we’ve gotten about 10 people in the past few months who have e-mailed us asking for an option like that. Out of curiosity if we were missing something thinking that blogs should be free we threw that one on at the last minute. As we expected, most people agree with us. Glad you think the questions that we’re asking aren’t “real” but that’s what we want to know.

  4. That Ajarn (unregistered) on November 13th, 2005 @ 10:44 am

    Interesting to note that Sean Bonner, one of the “founders” of Metblogs feels the need to comment on his readers thoughts about the survey, but from the safety of his personal website.

    Very unprofessional and quite rude. But going by the standards around here, to be expected. Leading by example and whatnot.

  5. sean bonner (unregistered) on November 14th, 2005 @ 12:45 am

    I love how you put “founders” in quotations, like that’s maybe not the case or something.

    And maybe you could tell me how it’s rude that I posted about this on my own blog? There’s about 100 other metroblogging posts there and it’s fairly common practice for people who run companies to talk about them on their own blogs.

  6. That Ajarn (unregistered) on November 14th, 2005 @ 8:33 am

    Quotes because I was not sure that Founders was the term used for people who start websites, no other reason.

    Rude not because you talk about your blog or company but because you quote and attempt to interpret to you own ends (making us look silly) the commmentor’s comments. Not to mention doing so in a website that you can reasonably expect us not to find, making yourself look even worse when found out. If you feel the need to talk about people, have the convictions to do it somewhere blatent. But then it seems I am not alone in this view, am I?

    I am happy to see you do not take issue with being called unprofessional, though.

    And ask yourself. What kind of leader, boss, founder, enters into petty squabbles with his readership, in public?

  7. ts (unregistered) on November 14th, 2005 @ 7:03 pm


    you really do believe you are quite special, don’t you?

    by the way its spelled “blatant”.you are getting sloppy in your righteous indignation.

    when do you reckon you will share something you have written with the rest of us sub-literates?

  8. That Ajarn (unregistered) on November 15th, 2005 @ 8:33 am

    Special? I am more special that a flock of authors that write nothing at all, correct.

    Typos? Yes, you are correct. A shame there is no spellchecker for comments and no way to edit them. I have never said I was perfect.

    TS, I aimed nothing at you, so be careful which side you take especialy when you write as well as Teazor. If it were not for me and a couple of other commentors, this website would be a graveyard of misinformation and badly written adverts.

  9. Dan (unregistered) on November 15th, 2005 @ 12:15 pm

    You obviously have more to write aboout than the flock of authors. Can you help out a little?

    You seem to have superb writing ability and a superiour education. Your comments have been daily, so you visit often and have the time. Why don’t you give it a shot? Being an Ajarn, you surely have rich Thai-cultural values at heart. That Ajarn can inform metblog readers of the tradtional way that people in Thailand try to make the best of things and frown upon grumbling and blamming.

  10. That Ajarn (unregistered) on November 15th, 2005 @ 4:38 pm

    Dan, I do not live in Bangkok.

    And what on earth makes you think being a teacher automatically means I have ‘Thai-cultural values at heart”?

    Possibly your comment was supposed to make us realise that the lack of posts from the authors – yourself, I might add (perhaps you can shed light on why it is you have not posted in a month and yet do not resign?) was simply the Thai way of things?

    I do not know, I find your comment most confusing, possibly due to the unclear manner in which you write. Perhaps you need to rewrite it as I am none too sure what “grumbling and blamming” is, or how it pertains to myself, my comments or the metblog in general.

  11. TS (unregistered) on November 15th, 2005 @ 4:50 pm


    You truly are detestable in your self-importance.

    You are so vocifeous in your anonymity, is that a result of having little to say in person?

    As for your opinions on my ability to write, the few sentences of bile you manage to string together for this site do not do you much credit, nor do they benefit the metblog readership.

    I think perhaps it is time you moved beyond criticism and began to show us you can actually form an opinion that is not contrary to something somebody else has already written.

    But its just easier to bitch, isn’t it?

  12. sean bonner (unregistered) on November 16th, 2005 @ 2:35 am

    “Not to mention doing so in a website that you can reasonably expect us not to find”

    Are you serious? My personal blog is linked from as well as EVERY single metblog. In fact it’s linked right here from this page, and I used specific links so that if you follow the “people talking about this post” link from the front page you will see my post. In fact when posting in the comments I almost always use as the link but only used to let you know that I was involved and not just some person posting comments. The fact that you found the post alone kills your theory that I was trying to hide it. my personal blog gets a ton of traffic, if I wanted to hide something I wouldn’t post it there.

    Also, you may not be the only one who read the question wrong but you are the only one who won’t admit that you totally jumped to conclusions.

    “What kind of leader, boss, founder, enters into petty squabbles with his readership, in public?”

    I hardly think this is a petty squbble. you are accusing me/us of something and I’m pointing out that you are completely incorrect. That’s what any “leader, boss, founder” with any self respect should do.

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