Single Status Update
I don't want to make a stupid status update, but here it is:
HEY LOOK, I AM FINALLY A MEMBER!!! YEY! :D
(silent as the grave)
Somebody say something???Spoiler
Ok, I'll get back to my homework now.
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Oh damn, I actually thought this was a good substitute for Blogs back on the old DW page.
Personally I kinda doubt Linguica will shut the feature down just like that... I mean, sure, he could, but seeing how there's quite a few people enjoying this feature, while putting it to good use at the same for the most part, there might be a different approach that is also worthwhile.
I'd actually like to hear Linguica say what he would like to see these statuses used for to begin with. Not that he has to explain himself at all, but knowing his general idea won't hurt either. Quite a few people pointed out that status updates make this site appear facebook-ish, but I'm inclined to think that this isn't necesssarily due to status updates being a thing, but it rather is a consequence of how people employ these for the most part.
What I'm trying to convey is that status updates and their use are lacking guidelines in every way imaginable. Guidelines however require additional, constant efforts in moderation to be enforced to a satisfying degree, which brings me back to the relatively easy solution of putting status-ups on a limiter. That severly reduces the efforts required to moderate/monitor them, while it also allows for the occasional lolrandom non-content people seem to like as well at times, myself included.
Lol, I still find it funny that after a single short troll post my status update privileges were cut short, probably forever.
Which is kinda bad since I always make lengthy updates and I rarely stretch a single subject across several updates (heck, when have I done that? All my short stories end in one update, and my rants as well. Only thing that was supposed to be stretched was the Grind, as it was supposed to since it lasts 30 days, duhh) Could it be that I was uploading stuff at a regular pace while everyone else took forever?
Yeah, a stupid joke or two, but what is that in comparison of one-liner updates and status updates that might have as well be private messages (just sayin' doe)?
And... well, just because one-two people really liked my stuff had motivated me a lot, since I am a writer by nature, and I appreciate attention given unto me :D