Banished from DotNetKicks
This blog is pretty new and I figure spreading the word couldn't hurt. After all, I've got a
great message to spread (humor me please) but not many ears to listen. I typically check the
website DotNetKicks (which is a Digg-esque
website solely for .Net developer related things) every couple days for interesting articles or
Considering the nature of the link submission model of DotNetKicks and my having a site that has
linkable material on it, I thought I might give things a shot. So I went ahead and submitted my
anti-Brinkster rant. Given that Brinkster is one of the
largest .Net hosting providers out there, it made sense to me that my assessment of the issues
with Brinkster would be something that developers looking for hosting would be interested in
Someone at DotNetKicks didn't think so, as this is the message I received only minutes ago in my
A moderator has banned you from DotNetKicks.com.
Now this strikes me as a totally extreme measure. I understand that if you don't like my post,
don't post it. But to ban me for it? I wasn't spamming the site, I suggested one post. Maybe
they didn't like the word "sucks" in the article title, but just deny it or edit it.
Please let us know if you think this was in error.
In running some of my other sites, I've delt with submitting material to the likes of Fark, Digg, and more link submission sites than you've likely ever heard of. With
Fark for instance, I've submitted literally hundreds of links to their site with only a handful
ever being approved. Not once I was banned from a single one of these sites nor was I ever
threatened with such punishment. If they didn't like my material, then they just denied it and
moved to the next guy. It shocks me that DotNetKicks wouldn't do the same.
Since I am an avid reader of the site, I've read lots of articles there. Some are good examples
and insightful, but there are a good share of articles with dubious value, certainly with less
meat than what my Brinkster post had in it.
Maybe DotNetKicks has some alliance with Brinkster... heaven forbid they'd actually be hosted
by them. I wouldn't expect that to be the case, but certainly they may be a site the doesn't
want to offend any potential advertisers… or perhaps they’re a lot nicer than me and don’t want to offend anyone.
I'm not mad, mostly surprised. I sent them back an email arguing my point. If I don't hear back
in the next couple days, maybe I'll post a link to this post there too. Of course that could
lead me into a feud with them not unlike the classic Kramer vs. Kramer feud of 1980’s movie fame (though technically released in 1979, let’s pretend it was a year later for sake of this reference).
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