I was banned from straightdope.com. The reason they gave me was:
reopened closed thread. I did reopen a closed thread three days ago, because one of the moderators says that I had opened it in the wrong section. I opened it again in it’s proper place and it stayed open for two days. A moderator and charter members even joined in. It was closed again due to wrong category, I complained and they asked if I would like it moved instead of closed. I said yes, it was moved and reopened by the moderator. Then I opened a new conversation:
Title: The Click 101-Impressions vs. Clickthroughs and why you should click
Getting your name out is tough these days. Raising enough funds for an excellent ad campaign can be exhaustive
and making money off ads on your site without a airtight campaign is near impossible. Even search engine optimization
(that creates sites that look like they were designed by mindless robots)to get a good page rank becomes less and less
effective every time an engine gets updated.
However, the system is flawed. Corporate America and the Advertising gurus have made an undeniable mistake, assumption.
They assumed they could impress images and words about their products and ideas into the minds of the masses
(approximately 90% of the time)without anyone clicking through.
That’s exactly what a impression is, an impression on your brain. A clickthrough is you clicking on a ad. They bet
that the average human being will not click on the ads due to the speed of life, jealousy and other massive internal
problems in Society as a whole. What does this do for them? It raises tons of money for companies selling adspace,
which they make off of impressions(micro pennies on the dollar)while providing an inexpensive solution for their
corporate(giant ants) clientele(5 million dollars for 5 billion impressions is a great deal for these money masters.).
Meanwhile, millions of visited sites created by common citizens are being exploited. They pour their hearts and souls
into these sites so that the masses(they hope)will enjoy their works. Then these diligent, hardworking little ants try to
find a way to eat. Uh oh, here comes corporate America(giant ants)with some good news, "You can put our names and images
on the face of every page in your entire web body and if somebody clicks on us we’ll pay you a quarter." The little
ant(common citizen)replied, "Wow, big brother, a Quarter, if I get three of those I can get a candy bar, thanks!" The
little ants put their(big bother ant’s)ads up and are immediately deemed sellouts by the crowd. Whether it be a nascar
racer with too many stickers on his helmet, or a boxer, with Larry’s Hardware on his a$$, that has no heart. The real
sellouts are the manipulated masses that allow inexpensive to nearly free brainwashing through and by big brother
ant(Corporate America) impressions.
Here’s the solution, exploit Corporate America back. Click on at least two ads or more that you see on every site you
visit that allows you to absorb the little ants(common citizens)juices for free. Who cares if you’re interested in what
the ad that you’re clicking on has to offer(these ads are still impressing into your brain, make them pay for those
impressions)? Click, click, click, was that so hard(It’s self satisfying and fun too!) Don’t worry, corporate America
will survive. Even if some of the old players get removed by the board and are replaced by new players. There’s still
a board and it’s ok if some of the little ants become big ants and vice versa, just don’t tick off the Anteater! So,
join The Click and play the game. There’s no membership required!Click, click, click! [close/]
Twenty minutes later my account was deleted by people who claim to have been fighting ignorance since 1973. Where has freedom of speech gone since 1973?
It has gone into the shackles of the politically correct.