Posts Tagged ‘disgust’
Stop right here if you want to read something that makes sense.
Stop here if you want to read something that is happy and light.
I’ve warned you.
This is an angry, p*ssed as H*LL blog that I need to plonk down before I flippin’ explode!
Is anyone else experiencing the friggen nightmare of VERIFYING your accounts?
I VERIFY when I sign in – up; WHY do you need me to do it EVERY TIME MICROF*CKINGSOFT UPGRADES???
I have no ZERO e-mail accounts I have access to. Yup: ZERO.
Well, okay, as of RIGHT now, I have TWO, and they exist because I created them not more than… well, probably an hour ago.
Am I happy about this? Oh yah, thrilled; tickled pink; couldn’t be happier… I’m a damn fine liar, aren’t I?
I now have the FUN of going into ALL of my accounts that used my e-mail and changing THEM; at least I can still do THAT… for now; I’m sure once Microsh*t reads this (cause, yeh, they’re going to… *rolls eyes*), I’m sure they’ll find a way to make me verify before I can switch.
I don’t know if this has to do with HeartBleed or not; frankly I don’t give a sh*t; this started with the download of 8.1 and has been the same nightmare that their ‘highly-touted’ Vista produced… anyone wanna bet that 8.1 is just VISTA re-packaged and shoved down our throats?
So, if you are trying to reach me, sorry, don’t have those accounts any more – and now? Now because I have to re-create new accounts, HeartBleed will INDEED have my information…
Anyone care to place bets that HeartBleed is a program developed by NSA??? (Yeah, I DO believe it.)
Well, sorry folks; not much to read except my frustration – yet again – of MS… can someone talk to my husband and convince him we don’t NEED MS??? There are LOTS of other options available, MS is soooooo outdated; even when it’s updated…
Have a great week… I’ll keep my fingers crossed that WordPress holds my VERIFIED account better than MS does…
For some reason I was unable to post on this, ‘No ‘F’ Words Given‘, blog (actually I use to post quite regularly to TechCrunch, not sure why my browsers (all of them apparently) won’t let me post anymore.)
Which forces this blog.
A ‘rebuttal’ of sorts to their ‘rebuttal’ of sorts, No ‘F’ Words Given, regarding many of their READER’S objections to their using the “F” word TWICE in consecutive posts.
The writer, Alexia Tsotsis, smugly points out, at the end, she did not use the “F” word ONCE during this rebuttal; and pats herself on the back.
I have a huge objection to her ‘so-called-wimpy-a**ed-attempt-to-placate-HER/TECHCRUNCH’S-readers’; IF YOU DON’T WANT ME TO READ YOUR ARTICLES, PLEASE TELL ME; I’LL TAKE YOU OFF MY ‘BLOGS-I-LIKE’ LIST.
The article begins by lambasting the EXCEPTIONALLY large volume of complaints they <TechCrunch> received from their READERS. (Although, they/she seem/s to think these people just walked in off the information-highway, saw the blog and decided to shout ‘foul!’)
Nowhere do I see an apology. Just the defense of their use of the “F” word in the headline of their articles.
The truth is that even one F-word isn’t okay when people are looking to get up in arms about something, and I know because I’ve published one F-word-headlined post (one in my whole life) and it was received in exactly the same fashion as these two, with a barrage of phone calls and emails and tweets: “That’s crazy! You’re crazy!” I still have to hear about it at parties. Pasted from
To this, please gentle reader, turn your head; it is now that my bi-polarity
comes full circle and boils over:
F*** YOU ALEXIA TSOTSIS!
This TRUTH you present didn’t warn you that people are NOT ready/willing to see such childish journalism?
We don’t require big fancy words; nor do we ask for gutter-speak, we, or at least I, tune in to receive interesting feedback or cutting-edge information. Not to be sworn at. (And, yes, as you point out, NOT to receive cookie-cutter re-hashing of press releases. If a journalist/bloggist/writer is friends with an industry professional, then they should take even MORE care to be UNBIASED. Not foul-mouthed.)
“You still have to hear about it at parties.” Well I guess it’s true, it’s not who you are, but what you’re remembered for. (I actually misspelled remembered and in retrospect, the misspelling may actually ‘suit’ the sentence better, namely: ‘reamembered’ Fitting, no?)
Your attempt, A. Tsotsis, to pervade ME (ME being your readers who took the time to let you know their opinion) as an uneducated Neanderthal Religious icon is pathetic. (Weren’t aware that’s how it comes across?? Read your article again.)
Certainly, if/when I voice an opinion on verbiage, I would expect to be taken seriously; or at the LEAST politely; definitely not cookie-cuttered and tossed! Now, (as I stated earlier) I was unable to post my outrage at seeing those headlines, but I did write a very long blog.
I deleted it when I viewed your rebuttal, in favour of this one. Apparently there were quite a few others who were able to voice their disgust/outrage/mirth.
The other bit of feedback I heard was that these posts weren’t thoughtful, or smart or somehow damaged the TechCrunch brand because they used swearing or weren’t 100% positive. Bollocks! Pasted from
BOLLOCKS? REALLY? You disagree with the large volume of readers that in choosing to allow lowly, gutter-snipe words to degrade the article it hasn’t damaged your brand? You decide that WE’RE wrong? You choose to belittle and brush your hand, as if to say, “Puh-leeeeeeeze. Grow up.”
Well, Ms. (Mrs?) Tsotsis, I invite you to do the same.
You DO realise its not a contest, right? If we, as readers, receive THIS type of treatment, we don’t HAVE to sit and listen; we can, and will turn you off. Yes, it DID lower your brand. Grow up, admit that it was unnecessary, and wrong. Apologise like a big girl and understand that if you P*SS-OFF your readers, your job no longer exists.
Try writing the “F” word into a week’s worth of blogs and see what the viewer count shows. Try it for two weeks; after all, you don’t seem to feel it’s an issue.
My guess is your readership will shrink significantly and your demographics will change. No longer will you have intelligent people following you. Think the barrage of so-called ‘non-sense’ regarding the “F” word was ‘childish?’
Wait until all that is following you IS children.
I certainly do expect you to apologise. I expect that, in a non-too-future-blog, an actual apology for treating this like ‘fluff’ will be present. I certainly DO NOT expect to see the “F” word or the “S” word or any other profanity in your headlines. Sometimes, okay, I will grant in the body of the blog/article, those words speak clearer than others; but not in the headline. That’s just pathetic.
I am only ONE reader who was unable to post my red-flags. I wonder how many others also wanted nothing more than to spout off, but for what ever reason were prevented as well? And how many friend’s they’ve e-mailed?
Any publicity? Sometimes. Preventable or damage-control? Possible. Continued ‘head-turning’ and ‘blindly-ignoring’? Death sentence.
Sorry folks, occasionally, I get REALLY angry.
I hope I haven’t offended anyone, PERSONALLY. Professionally, I hope my anger fell in the right places.
PS: I invite rebuttals and disagreement. EVERYONE is entitled to THEIR opinion; whether it’s wrong, or mine!
Truthfully, I don’t expect everyone will agree with me; nor agree with my arguments. That’s okay. I will still take remarks seriously. (In the manner in which they are presented.) Thanks for listening to my RANT…