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Of all the things I've ever written on the blog (and ok, most of the earlier stuff is as tedious as watching the guy who watches the grass grow), it's sorta sad that only the one with the sensationalist title has ever made the front page at HN.

So, while I'm here, go look at my very nice bloggers. I regularly submit their stuff.

http://ozblogistan.com.au/

Take, for example, this recent extremely intelligent discussion of privacy in the current internet:

http://skepticlawyer.com.au/2012/10/19/manners-cost-nothing/

Or this discussion of the roots of order/chaos good/evil dualities in agricultural society: http://skepticlawyer.com.au/2012/10/16/war-and-peace/

This confronting moral conundrum from the Massacre of Srebrenica: http://clubtroppo.com.au/2012/10/24/srebrenica-should-the-so...

This discussion of the deadening effect of media laws upon Australian free speech: http://catallaxyfiles.com/2012/10/24/the-deadening-of-free-s...

and so on and so forth.

I am enormously proud of all my bloggers.




Seems a bit distasteful to publicly attack a popular service, then try to siphon the traffic their name generates to your "bloggers."

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I suppose that's one way of looking at it.

But what I said is true. It's a shame that out of all the things that every site on Ozblogistan has ever posted, this is the one that made the HN front page.

There are far better posts than mine in those blogs. Is it wrong for me to be proud of them?

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You're ignoring the fact that your post on WPEngine is actually relevant to this site, whereas only one of your promoted posts has anything to do with tech.

It's not wrong to be proud, but I have to agree that blatant advertising is distasteful no matter which way you slice it.

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I don't agree with you, but I can understand why you feel that way.

In case you are wondering, I don't make any money from the traffic. Each of the blogs decide for themselves whether to host advertising.

I sometimes forget that because I have about 3k advertising servers blocked in my hosts file ...

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If you are so proud of them, continue to submit them as single links to HN.

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I do. And I will.

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But now you are posting off-topic comments to that sensationalist post. This does harm to your credibility as a complaining customer, frankly, because now it seems you have an ulterior motive for complaining so loudly.

Personally, I downvoted the comment and suggest you delete it.

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I disagree on the question of credibility and motives.

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"my bloggers"?

How are these blogs related to you?

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It's a convenient shorthand for "bloggers whose websites I host at my own expense because I like and admire their sites".

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@Jacques, the people who host blogs on your network are lucky :-). I wish more businesses emulate the good example you are setting by thinking about your "customers" success...

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Curious why people are downvoting. This is a legitimate question. He refers to these bloggers paternalistically and seems to take some credit for their work, but doesn't actually specify his relationship.

Good for him for sponsoring people, but it's a bit odd to imply he's deserving of any credit for their work simply for hosting a Wordpress instance. If they are paid employees, then that might be more appropriate, though still odd.

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I thought it was a legitimate question too.

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