10/1/09

They Just Won't Wake Up.

This was posted on the Entrecard blog today. And how lame is their excuse this time?? Are they now trying to turn members against members this time???  Guess they didn't think people would noticed they had been deleting comments for days. They will do anything to stop people that won't praise their latest ideas. 

"Because of our recent change of service, we have a small group of users that are extremely angry and using the blog comments to get other members to rebel against Entrecard. Due to this reason alone, we have decided to disable comments and will be restored in the near future. However, if anyone still have questions about our services, please email support@entrecard.com. All emails will be answered within 24 hours. Thank you so much!

Cindy
Entrecard.com"

I emailed with someone at Entrecard tonight and looks as if they've made up their mind. Widgets will share ec and paid ads and Wanda and I will be leaving Entrecard as bad as I was trying not to.

On Thu, Oct 1, 2009 at 5:20 PM, Chilly <nydog@yahoo.com> wrote:
But will Entrecard leave widgets as they are?????

I have no problem running your paid ads. BUT.... I will not share one widget with both $$$ paid and ec paid ads. The people that spend time day after day dropping on cards so they can advertise their own blog is way more important to me than someone who can throw down a buck or two for advertising and I will not (can not) pay $50 which would be $100 for my wife and me. We don't have that kind of money to spend on blogs that are only a hobby specially when way more traffic comes from Adgitize and BlogExplosion each.

Like to have answer as quick as possible as you can, for my wife and I have about two days worth of ads waiting to run. After that we will remove widgets and move on. My wife and I both would each close down our blogs before we take anything away from our loyal visitors or running their ec paid ads 100%.

Thanks!
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From: Entrecard Support <support@entrecard.com>
Subject: Re: Entecard widget
To: "Chilly" <nydog@yahoo.com>
Date: Friday, October 2, 2009, 2:19 AM


Hi Chilly,

I'm not sure what you mean by "But will Entrecard leave widgets as they are?????". We're not going to change the location of where your widget is at.

Yes, under the sponsor ads program, 85% of the time, it will show your EC advertiser. 15% of the time will be a sponsor ad. I believe you have an option to pick the sponsor ads. If you don't like one, you can opt out and go with another one. Please let us know if you have any other questions. Also, please check out http://forums.entrecard.com/ and talk among other bloggers!

Entrecard Support
http://entrecard.com/docs/
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On Thu, Oct 1, 2009 at 7:46 PM, Chilly <nydog@yahoo.com> wrote:
What I mean is are you going to leave widgets as a single ad widget or build a double widget, or set it up for more than one widget on blogs or some other idea.

If not, then it is final, we will be leaving Entrecard. My wife and I will not share a widget with ec paid ads and money paid ads. Not fair for ec paying ads to run less than 100% on a widget.

Thanks for your reply! Good luck keeping Entrecard alive!
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Hello Chilly,

Our managment has discussed the idea of a double widget but I don't think it's going to happen during the sponsor ads. Anyhow, thanks for using Entrecard.

Entrecard Support
http://entrecard.com/docs/


Then they don't speak as if they even know what is going to happen. One place they say "I believe you have the option" and then another place they say "I don't think it's going to happen".  Are we dealing with children here or what???
Oh well, Just a few days now, Entrecard will be behind us and moving on.

7 comments:

  • Mom said....

    I'll still come to see you, Chilly.

    Just as a side note... You can always remove the widget and leave the account open. You'll still get traffic and it could take forever for anybody to notice and close your account.

    Actually, we were told to stop deleting outdated blogs... so as of right now, nothing is being removed unless it has nudity. (Shh...don't tell them I told you that.)

  • Crazy Working Mom said....

    I have disabled ads and removed my widget. I still have some credits I'm trying to get rid of but can't seem to find a place to do so. I don't know if they have also removed that option. Anyhow, I'm finished...it's a useless service for me as I haven't the time to drop cards nowadays.

  • Mrs Mecomber said....

    Entrecard or not, I'll still visit you and Wanda, Chilly.

    It IS a mess and it's all very discouraging, the turn of events. I hate being painted as a blogger who wants to "deny the Entrecard business the ability to make money." It's not that way at all, those Slanderers!! Like you, I would LOVE to host a double widget or at LEAST be able to choose ads. It's all crap, I tell ya.

    Still, I love the idea of the "dropping." I wish someone else would come up with such a system. BlogCatalog and MyBloglog and Twitter and etc etc are free... and they're not bellyaching for money. Still, I wouldn't ever begrudge EC making money, but we ain't gonna be their ho'.

  • TheBoBo said....

    I'm with ya too on this one. I've come across a lot of great bloggers through EC. I guess EC really doesn't want to remain in business at all. I don't know any blogger on EC willing to pay $50 to opt out of sponsor paid ads.

  • Christopher M said....

    Hi CHILLY,

    you know why they did that, I posted a blog entry I wrote on what I thought about what they are fixing to pull:

    http://life-accordingtochristopher.blogspot.com/2009/10/entrewtf.html

    And they yanked my COMMENT.. SURE DID.. Not once but TWICE, back when Graham ran this stupid company they allowed the pissed off people to voice their thoughts

    well after I saw the first comment was moderated and yanked, I posted about what happened to freedom of speech and posted the link again they yanked it and turned off comments

    SUCH BUTTHOLES!

    -- Christopher

    http://life-accordingtochristopher.blogspot.com/

  • "Annie" said....

    Thank you Chilly for taking the time to write and publish these posts. I've been having computer trouble, so I've been offline a lot lately, and as a result, I wasn't really sure what was going on...

    I've been with Entrecard since the beginning, and like you, I hate to leave, however it appears that they're not interested in comprising... I think your idea of a double widget is a real good one.

    As of right now I have my widget up...and I believe I'll suggest a double widget (I'll leave you out of it) as well and when they refuse it, I'll also remove my widget.

    I'm in full agreement with you...we have to support each others efforts...because after all we are a community.

    You're the best~

    Annie

  • Shinade aka Jackie said....

    Hi Chilly! I was thrilled to see you on ADGI! i came here to visit you from Adgetize.

    I finally got fed up too. I removed my widget last week some time. It felt just great.

    And like you it hasn't seemed to have hurt me one bit.

    You just find out who really were your readers and who were just droppers!!

    As for you I am a reader!!

    Happy day!
    Jackie:-)

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