It is somewhat strange that a homosexual pro-hillary clinton website is welcomed at FR (hillbuzz) but blogs created by conservatives, properly posted in the blogger forum, get grief.
We all have to start somewhere. Drudge was just a blog. Malkin was just a blog. I wonder if they got the “stop pimping” warning back in the day.
No. Freepers read Drudge, thought his info was interesting and posted threads here. Comment and discussion ensued.
The current "pimps" post teaser excerpts to gain hits to their blog. Many of the blogs consist of plagiarized text from another source, a link to another source, incredibly poor writing, a 5 click drill down to the story, lifted You Tube video...or some combination of all.
Pimps don't participate...they hit and run. They only return to defend themselves.
Posting bloc content and providing a link is fine.
It is the. Posting a short teaser to drive traffic to the. Bloc that gets the grief.
Blogs don’t get grief.
Blogs that do little more than grab headlines from a news source, post them in their blog entries, and then post one-liners here hoping to get people to go look at their blog where they put the lifted newspaper story — that is what we like to ridicule.
I love the bloggers who write their own opinions and then post the entries here (now me, I just post my opinions here without going through the extra step, but that’s a personal choice). It’s the ones who give you no added value, but pretend that “finding” the news was so important you should go to their blog.
Yes, finding news could be considered a task; drudge does it. But around here, most freepers spend all their time “finding news”, and then we post the links here, at FR, so we can all discuss them. We are all doing that work, without expecting people to go to our blogs to get the results.
The worst bloggers actually lift images and videos, and post them in a way that marks them from the blog, as if the blog generated them. Sometimes they then get upset when links are posted directly to the items.
The reason is not strange. If the blogger posts his content in full on FR, he gets no grief. If he posts only excerpts - repeatedly - in a clear effort to drive traffic to his blog - in other words, using FR for free advertising - he gets grief.
The solution is simple - full-text posts from their blog. The fact that some bloggers resist shows what their underlying agenda is.