People sometimes ask me why I spend so much time answering questions in the WordPress.com technical support forums.
For the lulz, people. For the lulz.
May 11, 2012, 7:21 AM
I SELL VIVID ICU MEDICAL FICTION.
I WANT MISSPELLED NAMES OF OTHER MEDICAL SITES TO BE REDIRECTED TO MY SITE.
HEY, THEY MIGHT BUY MY BOOK.
HOW DO I DO THIS?
I OWN DOMAIN MAPPING FOR MY SITE LUNGLORD.COM.
AS FOR YOUR HELP- MUCH APPRECIATED.
BUT BE SPECIFIC. ONE TWO THREE FOUR.
I AM A WRITER NOT COMPUTER CLEVER.
HELP ME OF WORDPRESS SAGES YOU’RE MY ONLY HOPE.
Please stop posting all in capitals – it’s making my ears hurt.
May 11, 2012, 9:30 AM
Aaaaaagh! Stop SHOUTING! No need for the capitals, we’re not all blind as bats.
THEY DONT CALL HIM THE LUNG LORD FOR NOTHING YOU NOW
May 11, 2012, 5:07 PM
EH? SPEAK UP! :)
IS YOUR BOOK IN ALL CAPS TOO? IN COMIC SANS?
When someone in cyberspace is TYPING AN ENTIRE SENTENCE OR PARAGRAPH IN ALL CAPITAL LETTERS, that person is SHOUTING. It is not proper netiquette to TYPE IN ALL CAPS and it makes whatever you typed very difficult for others to read.
May 12, 2012, 2:19 PM
And you would just have to find out by looking at popular websites. that’s the only way.
May 12, 2012, 10:01 PM
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It only works as parody if we have reason to believe it’s not your house style.
The scary part is that not only is he allowed access to the World via the intertubbies but he is also eligible to vote!
Explains a lot, don’t it. Except exactly what “vivid ICU fiction” might be.
I am prepared to think about Cthulhu, Chihuahuas and fnords. But I draw the line at even imagining “vivid ICU fiction”
I have a feeling it DOES involve Chihuahuas.
I always wondered who the spammers were – ‘lunglord’ – that sort of says it all doesn’t it?
I don’t think he thinks of himself as a spammer, but that’s what he is. I encounter people like that all the time.
lunglord… that’s sweet. Doesn’t it seem like, over the past two weeks or so, Forum Users have gotten both dumber and more aggressive — like people threatening to quit WordPress because of that stupid notification box. Not every change is the Worst Thing Ever. Sometimes they’re just ‘the most annoying thing I’ll be forced to do in the past two minutes’.
This is one of my recent favourites:
I agree they’re getting aggressive and dumber but part of the problem is WP.com has indeed screwed up a lot of things badly recently AND done a very poor job of writing the instructions for things like changing a username and blog URL. The result is, people are making irrevocable errors which are really not their fault, and then they’re stuck. That’s when they drop 20 IQ points and start flailing around.
This guy, though, simply wants to be able to use spam techniques to promote a book which, judging by his posts, cannot possibly be well-written.
Agreed. I’d buy it though. If I had a gift card. Insanity can be a hard thing to quantify, this guy could teach us something.
IMO: even the relatively rational people are getting nuts because WP is releasing small changes too close together. Back in the day they’d make a change (re: related posts), wait a month for everyone to get used to it, then make another change a month after that. But over the past few weeks we’ve had: the notification box default change; infinite scroll; the topics page changes; the auto-collapsing comment reply box… and all of that is going to walk us right into the “My Stats” change.
And that’s not going to be good.
I agree with every word of this.
I hear you Gabriel and I have observed the same thing. I was peeved when one of the people who did not like the changes to the Reader and Topics page chose to troll my comments. All I was doing was making the best of a bad situation by letting others know that if they log out of wordpress.com they can access the global tags pages now called “Topics” pages.
OMG! There’s another SCREAMER here > http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/comments-85?replies=6#post-886117
Oh there is, I am sure, at least one born every minute. I only post the ones that amuse me, though.
HAHAHAHAHA THIS IS THE BEST THING EVER!!!
Notice how I craftily removed the links, so he wouldn’t get a pingback?