Skip to comments.C3PO: “Etiquette and Protocol Robot”
Posted on 06/19/2010 7:27:41 AM PDT by moneyrunner
A great deal of the internet is populated by C2PO wanna bees. If you ever watched a Star Wars movie (and who hasnt) you know the shiny gold robot named C3PO whose purpose is etiquette and protocol. The internet has developed its own system of etiquette and protocol. One of these is an abhorrence of what is referred to as link whoring which is defined as encouraging people to click on your website. According to this protocol the internet virgin is supposed to sit demurely on the sidelines, knees tightly together, until she is spotted by a search engine like Google.
This phenomenon was one I recently experienced at one of my favorite sites, FreeRepublic.
(Excerpt) Read more at moneyrunner.blogspot.com ...
Out of curiosity has anyone ever looked into the c3PO name? I am not sure Carbon3 and Polonium have/can be joined, but with all the Star Wars geeks out there, surely someone has theorized it?
I have an idea what a C3PO is. I am puzzled about the C2PO referred to in the first line. Is that someone not quite up to C3PO standards? Perhaps an earlier model?
You are correct. C3PO was smarter.
You mean mentally unstable people with a fixation on someone named Pablo?
“(Excerpt) Read more at moneyrunner.blogspot.com ...”
Why excerpt from your blog?
It isnt on the list of sources that must be excerpted:
boston.com (www.boston.com The Boston Globe)
feer.com (Far Eastern Economic Review)
The Guardian (UK)
jacksonville.com (Florida-Times Union)
Or are you simply trolling for blog hits?
Otherwise, nice thread.
Did you read my post? The answer is right there.
I read the part you posted HERE.
You mean to divert traffic from FR and force people offsite to read the whole content?
You dawg. Pimpin Ain't Easy!
I skimmed the excerpt as there is no way I will visit a blog pimps site any more than I will visit a disease infested whorehouse.
No thanks. If I like the story I will visit the link but I will not visit it if forced to.
It is a slap in Jim Robs face to drive traffic from his site to yours and simply because he allows it doesnt make it right. Walmart doesnt pursue small time shoplifters because it is economically unfeasible but that doesnt make it OK to be a thieving piece of crap.
It is disappointing to see a long time member who only pimps his blog no different than the n00bies who dont care about FR.
Rest assured I will never visit your blog.
Yes, among others. He has friends. You can make multiple copies of C3PO. There is C1PO, C2PO and C4PO.
But I don't really want to know about the kind of whorehouses you visit. That's too much information.
If you are able to post the full write-up here, why just post an excerpt? If you want to share your thoughts with folks why not do that here in full, then post a link back to your site as an archive for those that want to find out more about your thoughts on other matters. As it is, you are using this site and this thread as a lure to your site. To me that does seem a little like “link whoring”. I think that if others found your writing interesting enough they would appreciate a full write-up and want to seek out more.
C3PO was the gay version of C2PO.
So you consider yourself a "link whore" or "blog pimp".
The link is fine. Any one who wants to see more of your writing then has a easy way.
But why force the readership of FR to go to blog unless your intent is to divert traffic?
It was in the script...
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