You know, I’ve had it completely with BlogRush. As far as I’m concerned John Reese can go get bent. Why? Well, this is a service that was so poorly rolled out that after I announced it right here on OMB I had to modify my post within 1 day. That is the ONLY time I’ve had to do that in over 850 posts.
Well, a few days ago John Reese sends this e-mail out to the world explaining that he knows there were some serious problems with the initial launch and that they are making a bunch of changes to clean up the site, and so on, and so forth.
So, like a sucker I thought I’d give them one more chance to redeem themselves and put the widget back in the sidebar. Within a very short period of time I was already noticing that there were porn links appearing in my sidebar, so I removed the widget.
Now, flash forward to today – when I don’t even have the widget on my site- and I get the following notice telling me that my content “did not pass our Quality Review criteria”. HA!
Here is a little excerpt from the e-mail they sent:
On 22 Oct 2007 05:01:15 -0000, BlogRush (firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote:
We regret to inform you that your BlogRush Account has been made INACTIVE because your blog did not pass our Quality Review criteria. You will find instructions below for making your account active again.
You will notice that the widget no longer loads on your pages — please remove the BlogRush code from your blog for now.
We recently reviewed your blog(s) located at:
We determined that your blog did not meet our strict quality guidelines. Please do not take this personally but realize that we must abide by a very strict set of quality guidelines. The primary reason(s) your blog(s) did not meet our guidelines:
Inappropriate Content Or Advertising: Gambling
So, I can only assume that some monkey banging on a typewriter came across my article Online Roulette Game and Basic Roulette Strategy and labeled my site as a Gambling site! Brilliant.
“Strict Quality Guidelines” my ass. Yet again BlogRush proves itself to be the most worthless, overhyped service ever launched on the Internet. So thanks, but no F’ing thanks!