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SPAM BLOGS: A RANT

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avatar BobbyJones
Level 39 : Artisan Taco
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Bobby here and do I have a rant for you!

Ok, so I like to write. I like to blog. I like to read blogs. What I don't like: SPAM BLOGS




We all know what spam blogs are. We've all probably accidentally read them. They are irritating. A blog is a piece of writing that you use to get important articles, interviews, comics, art, whatever onto PMC.

They can share your thoughts, your rants, fun things, sad things, interesting things, I don't care but if something is truly in need of being shared by a blog I think it should be at least 300 characters.

I don't mean 300 characters of BS to try to meet that amount. I think PMC's is 150 which, to me, seems like it should be more of a forum post. I don't mean to be rude, but I don't care if you just hit 100 subscribers, that needs to be in the forums, not a blog. I don't care if you just opened a brand new server. That doesn't belong in the blogs. I don't care if you want to know what everyone's favorite type of candy is. THAT DOESN'T BELONG IN THE BLOGS.

If it has anything to do with celebrations, questions, servers or whatever it needs to be in the forums, not the blogs!

If you post any of that stuff in the forums I will be happy to congratulate you, I will answer your questions, or heck, I might even check out your server. If you post that in the blogs though I am going to flag that as fast as I see it. I'm pretty sure that PMC has rules against this blog spam, but then why is it still out there? Come on people, use your noggins. If there are rules against it, people probably don't like it!

This is the definition of a blog according to dictionary.com

a Web site containing the writer's or group of writers' own experiences, observations, opinions, etc.,

Would you look at that! A blog is supposed to be a well-written, informative piece of writing, who knew?! It's not supposed to be some 150 character spam saying how excited you are to be on PMC!! THAT'S FOR THE FORUMS.


I'm guessing people post that stuff in the blogs because they think people are more likely to see it in the blogs rather than the forums but that is all wrong. When I am looking through the blogs I don't click on crap like that because that's not what I want to read when I am looking for a blog.

I'm looking for a well-written, legible (very important), informative piece of work. Preferably over at least 200 characters, 300 is better though. Why? Because then I know that person took time and effort in their work. Even if I don't agree on something they wrote I know it's worth reading because it probably has information I hadn't considered and they obviously feel strongly about whatever they wrote so it's going to be a good read.

When people take time to upload anything I know it will be worth my time because they didn't just quickly throw something together to try to get diamonds, they want people to see what they've made because they feel it is a quality piece of work that they enjoyed making.

When I see a stupid little spam blog the only thing I can think about is that thing person wants attention for themselves.
All they did was write a 5 minute blog saying "hello please come to my PMC page I am new and I am excited. This place is cool and I hope I get a lot of subs and diamonds. I want to be as famous as Nicholas Cage on PMC. Wow, I'm not at 150 characters yet but I hope that maybe if I add more unnecessary words that I will hit the limit. Yay I think I did."

No one wants to read that. That is not a blog. The only thing I learned from that crap it that a) you are new to PMC b) you obviously don't care about putting time into your submissions so why would I want to check out your page? Oh and c) you like Nicholas Cage and want a ton of attention.

If you post that in the forums I will gladly greet you. I'll even give you some cool pictures of Nicholas Cage I have because you didn't post that crap in the blogs because it doesn't belong there.



Yes, Moderators have the ability to get rid of spam blogs, that is one of the reasons they are important. However, moderators cannot possibly get rid of all spam. There is too much. However, you, the one that posts spam can stop it. Want to know how? DON'T POST YOUR FREAKING SPAM. Whoop de doo problem solved. Also, everyone else can help to by flagging stupid spam blogs, skins, mods, etc.

PMC is a great website, and yeah we probably won't be able to get rid of all the spam but wouldn't it be nice if we could go to any section of the website and see more nice quality work than spam? It would be a miracle.

No one wants to see spam, very few people like spam, however people post spam so they can level up quickly by just a crapload of spam rather than a few quality submissions. These people need to be bonked on the head. With a brick. SPAM IS NOT COOL.

Here is a guide to whether you're blog is spam or not:

1. Did you make it from scratch? If not don't post.
2. Is it well-written and a good read? If not don't post.
3. Did you have a hard time getting up to 150 characters? DON'T POST.
4. Is it advertising yourself in anyway? DON'T POST.
5. Did you put time and effort aka more than 5 freaking minutes? If not...DON'T POST.

Just follow this nice, simple guide and you won't have to worry about posting spam because spam sucks :)

Thank you all for reading!
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  • CHorse
  • Level 36
  • Artisan Fish
  • November 24, 2016, 4:22 am
You know what else doesn't belong in PMC?

Apparently rants. Just wanted to mention that.
*gets banned for mini-modding*
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  • BobbyJones
  • Level 39
  • Artisan Taco
  • October 8, 2013, 3:21 pm
Lol, I haven't been on in a while though. High school is a pain.
I'll try to upload some more so you can read even more rants! XD
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  • terreen
  • Level 33
  • Artisan Skinner
  • August 11, 2013, 11:52 am
OH MY GOD.... did you seriously post this after the last blog i commented on? thats hysterical! HYPOCRITE ALERT!
  • BobbyJones
  • Level 39
  • Artisan Taco
  • August 11, 2013, 11:58 am
?????
Bobby is confused as to why you think he is being hypocritical for writing this blog...

Last time I checked this was a rant not spam so...ok...
???
[size=medium]5. Did you put time and effort aka more than 5 freaking minutes? If not...DON'T POST.[/size]

[size=medium]What if you are a fast typer?[/size]
  • BobbyJones
  • Level 39
  • Artisan Taco
  • August 8, 2013, 9:11 pm
I can type pretty fast and this took me like 45 minutes.
Even if you are a fast typer, 5 minutes is way too short to write something thoughtful.
  • DerpyKat
  • Level 41
  • Master Sweetheart
  • August 8, 2013, 8:21 pm
I'm a fast typer, and even so my blogs usually take about 15-30 minutes.
  • Knarfer
  • Level 3
  • Apprentice Network
  • August 8, 2013, 11:33 pm
It probably takes Paril 8 minutes to write a blog.
(If you've seen how fast Paril types, you'll know what I mean)
  • sergiocast345
  • Level 31
  • Artisan Creeper Hugger
  • August 8, 2013, 5:37 pm
additional credit: Nicolas Cage
wat?
  • BobbyJones
  • Level 39
  • Artisan Taco
  • August 8, 2013, 9:13 pm
nic cage is the bomb.
  • sergiocast345
  • Level 31
  • Artisan Creeper Hugger
  • August 9, 2013, 12:43 pm
yep
Jonny cage (:D
  • sergiocast345
  • Level 31
  • Artisan Creeper Hugger
  • June 23, 2014, 3:59 pm
it's been 10 months, now I don't remember what my comment was about .-.
  • poey199
  • Level 19
  • Journeyman Dragonborn
  • August 8, 2013, 9:58 am
Fourms* Gramar nazi :p
  • sergiocast345
  • Level 31
  • Artisan Creeper Hugger
  • August 8, 2013, 5:37 pm
*facepalm*
  • HiggsBacon
  • Level 26
  • Expert Robot
  • August 8, 2013, 5:46 pm
^
Actually....
It's 'Forums'
  • poey199
  • Level 19
  • Journeyman Dragonborn
  • August 8, 2013, 5:42 pm
Thats the joke
  • jiraph52
  • Level 33
  • Artisan Robot
  • August 8, 2013, 8:45 am
That looks like waaaaaaaaay more than 300 characters :P
  • BobbyJones
  • Level 39
  • Artisan Taco
  • August 8, 2013, 9:15 pm
Well I think 300 characters should be the least amount that you write in a blog. I dunno, maybe that's just me. But yeah, I write a lot so this is probably like 500 xD
Sucks what?
  • BobbyJones
  • Level 39
  • Artisan Taco
  • August 8, 2013, 9:15 pm
eggs.
  • Knarfer
  • Level 3
  • Apprentice Network
  • August 8, 2013, 4:18 am
The gods have bestowed upon us BobbyJones!

Another great blog, Bobby. You get like 25 diamonds from me...

Wait, I already used the other 24 for diamond armor. However, I'll give you the extra one. Use it wisely, my child.

[size=10pt]Wisely = Don't make a shovel[/size]
  • BobbyJones
  • Level 39
  • Artisan Taco
  • August 8, 2013, 9:16 pm
Wow thanks Knarf!
I'll make sure I use it wisely!

I'm gonna make a jukebox!! Hehe XD
  • Karrthus
  • Forum Moderator
  • Level 54
  • Grandmaster Mlem Mlem Bat
  • August 8, 2013, 2:26 am
hehe noggin
  • MoonPirate
  • Level 1
  • New Explorer
  • August 7, 2013, 8:47 pm
Nice blog!

BUT

y u lok soo mad
b happeh
  • BobbyJones
  • Level 39
  • Artisan Taco
  • August 8, 2013, 1:42 am
Thank.

i can't be happeh because i got to RaNt.
  • Star
  • Level 47
  • Master Pirate
  • August 7, 2013, 5:59 pm
Spam is good man, why you hatin' on it...
[img=scott-kleinberg-spamjpg]scottkleinberg.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/scott-kleinberg-spam.jpg[/img]
Oh wait... You were referring to the OTHER kind of spam... Silly me. xD

Jk, I totally agree with you on this blog. I see so many blogs on PMC that are exactly or only a few letters over the character limit. I just find it so ridiculous..
  • BobbyJones
  • Level 39
  • Artisan Taco
  • August 7, 2013, 6:32 pm
YAY! GOOD SPAM!!
  • Star
  • Level 47
  • Master Pirate
  • August 8, 2013, 6:16 am
three cheers for good spam xD
  • astygmatas
  • Level 1
  • New Crafter
  • August 10, 2013, 6:28 am
Please, don't start spamming about how good spam is, I mean, I like spam, but spamming about spam? I wonder how many times I am going to be able to fit the word spam in this post about spamming about spam. Mmm mmm mmm I like spam. ;')
Delicious :p
  • Star
  • Level 47
  • Master Pirate
  • August 8, 2013, 6:14 am
ikr
  • BlueGamerzTM
  • Level 74
  • Legendary Artist
  • August 7, 2013, 5:57 pm
That's amazing sir. :D
  • BobbyJones
  • Level 39
  • Artisan Taco
  • August 7, 2013, 6:33 pm
Thanks!
Nicholas Cage...
  • JohnnyTk64
  • Level 53
  • Grandmaster Pyro
  • August 7, 2013, 4:23 pm
BOBBY, CALM YOUR TITS
  • BobbyJones
  • Level 39
  • Artisan Taco
  • August 7, 2013, 6:32 pm
My tits are impossible to calm.
XD
CLAM THEM
  • BobbyJones
  • Level 39
  • Artisan Taco
  • August 8, 2013, 1:42 am
NEVER.
Man bobby you must of really worked hard to post this. It looks like a lot of work!
  • BobbyJones
  • Level 39
  • Artisan Taco
  • August 7, 2013, 6:32 pm
I stayed up till like 2am writing this! XD
  • VashM16
  • Level 31
  • Artisan Blockhead
  • August 7, 2013, 2:20 pm
I want a pair of pants that say rants on them.
  • BobbyJones
  • Level 39
  • Artisan Taco
  • August 7, 2013, 3:15 pm
Do they sell those?! I want a pair...
  • cel_eri
  • Level 12
  • Journeyman Artist
  • August 7, 2013, 3:26 pm
RANT PANTS!
Spam is 90% pork shoulder and 10% animal carcass :D
  • BobbyJones
  • Level 39
  • Artisan Taco
  • August 7, 2013, 3:15 pm
Haha XD
:P
Spam does suck ;D
  • BobbyJones
  • Level 39
  • Artisan Taco
  • August 7, 2013, 11:06 am
Spam is stupid. No, bad SPAM!
:D
  • SkyTechKid
  • Level 9
  • Apprentice Blacksmith
  • August 7, 2013, 10:57 am
Woah woah! Calm down. xD
  • BobbyJones
  • Level 39
  • Artisan Taco
  • August 7, 2013, 11:05 am
[size=10pt]I am incapable of calming down when it comes to spam!! NO SPAM AHHHH!![/size]

XD
  • cel_eri
  • Level 12
  • Journeyman Artist
  • August 7, 2013, 10:18 am
Hooray for rants! Spam is just NOT COOL. I love your rants! Especially the rant on rants against rants! I agree, quality work should be posted, not crappy 5-minute ads.
  • BobbyJones
  • Level 39
  • Artisan Taco
  • August 7, 2013, 11:04 am
Haha, I'm glad you like my rants, I like ranting XD
But yeah SPAM SUCKS.

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