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BlogRush can’t handle the heat and deactivates Tamar Weinberg’s popular Techipedia blog.

Their claim? The content doesn’t meet their "quality standards". Lame.
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from tamar 3625 Days ago #
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The BlogRush hiatus has ended. :P

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from andrewsho 3625 Days ago #
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Triple super ditto on the Lame-o from a fellow inactive Blogrusher.

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from simo 3625 Days ago #
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Maybe they are just closing the shop and send this message to everybody. I got one too.

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from skinner 3625 Days ago #
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Things are a bit muddled over there, but I feel they have a massive job to do, and if they weed out all the spammy sites it’s better for all of us no? :)

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from nowsourcing 3625 Days ago #
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I think it actually has to do with whether or not you have the Blogrush widget installed on your blog.  While this is hardly a measure of the "quality" of your blog, it makes sense from their perspective. They want to keep people on that are actively using it.

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from tamar 3625 Days ago #
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It does, Brian, and John commented saying that this may be the case.  However, with regards to their "quality guidelines," I don’t see any mention of the existence of the widget to determine quality.  They obviously missed that part when they drafted their email.In any event, it’s not a loss to me, but for those who still cared, I figured it would be worth bringing to the attention of others.  Like I said before, it’s overrated, and I’m not changing my mind.

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from theGypsy 3625 Days ago #
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Ha ha ha.... well poo poo to ya’ll then. I was ’accepted’ - the wierd part? I took the widget off of my site after about a week and it hasn’t been back yet. Not sure if I will even be using it really.... Here’s what I got via emailYou are receiving this update because your blog has passed our strictQuality Guidelines and criteria -- we believe you have a high-qualityblog and we are happy you’re a member of our network!

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from toprank 3624 Days ago #
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They must have hired some QA people from Digg.

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from Sebastian 3624 Days ago #
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Nope, these "reviews" are done by amoebas. I was rejected and got the funny email although I’ve the widget on a links page. Or maybe the Reese dudes didn’t like my "BlogRush is a scam" post ...

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from baiduyou 3624 Days ago #
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They might just be a little over-sensitive as to what constitutes hate. Are you a BlogRush widget hate monger, or do you just think it’s basically pointless?The blog’s content (or advertising) should not contain any of the following types of content: hate

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from CristianMezei 3624 Days ago #
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>> They must have hired some QA people from Digg.That made my day Lee. Damn funny.

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from andrewsho 3624 Days ago #
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FYI I got an apology comment from John Reese on my blog.  I am sure he is having a crappy day.  I don’t wish these guys any ill will but their actions today are akin to the Eddie Murphy getting arrested with that transvestite hooker in his car.  Celebrity + Trouble = Headlines

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from CristianMezei 3624 Days ago #
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John Reese’s apology is in vain.HOW the heck can you hire no-good surfers with 10 bucks per day to maintain a "quality score" ?

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from HamletBatista 3624 Days ago #
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I got the congrats email:"-------------------------------------------------------------Congratulations!-------------------------------------------------------------You are receiving this update because your blog has passed our strictQuality Guidelines and criteria -- we believe you have a high-qualityblog and we are happy you’re a member of our network!"The FUNNY thing is that I’ve NEVER installed the widget, NEVER blog about them and never planned to do either.He, he, he.

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from tamar 3624 Days ago #
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I just updated my post with a Facebook Flyer I spotted yesterday on my account.  I typically have banner blindness for such ads, but I actually was compelled to see who was behind this one.  Yes, it went to BlogRush.

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from TimDineen 3624 Days ago #
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I got an approval "Congratulations" message... despite that I only ran the widget for about a day and it’s been gone ever since.Certainly a (hopefully innocent or even careless) mistake at BlogRush to exclude Tamar. 

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from lucia 3624 Days ago #
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Dang! I haven’t gotten any email at all. I feel so small and insignificant. I took the widget off my knitting blog because I just can’t be running links to "The Tampon Blog" etc.  The widget is in the footer of my other blog.

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from MattMcGee 3624 Days ago #
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I also got the CONGRATS email and have also not used the widget in ages...

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from AndyBeard 3624 Days ago #
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Darren is still running Blogrushhttp://www.livingroom.org.au/photolog/He has been running it on that blog the whole time, and it is the only one of his blogs that I know he was running it on.Some people were dropped it seems because at the time their site was evaluated, they didn’t have much content as might be the case with Andrew’s, but John suggests it was a problem with the URL entered.I can’t work out is why Andrew’s rejection letter gave a specific reason why the rejection was made, and Tamar’s and Cristian’s did not.The Facebook advertising is most likely an affiliate, did you check the redirects?Cristian your own post states they were paying $12 per hour for the evaluation. John stated in his email** Special Note: We are looking to hire some of our own customers or email subscribers, ideally. We are not interested in outsourcing this work to some low wage workers in a foreign country.Maybe they did hire some Diggers, or possibly there was some other problem.I am actually more concerned about the junk that remains "in" rather than peole who might have been temporarily removed during the beta, in an attempt to get improved CTRAs some of you were alpha and beta testers of Sphinn, how do you delete your Sphinn profile and why couldn’t you use voting links when it launched as a beta?Why can’t I still validate my Facebook without a mobile phone?

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from Sebastian 3624 Days ago #
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@baiduyouThat’s not exactly a "hate post":http://sebastians-pamphlets.com/why-blogrush-does-not-work-for-me/

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from pittfall 3624 Days ago #
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Wait, I got accepted and I wrote that it was a MLM idea for traffic... I even pulled the widget after viewing a link to a "suggestive" image blog. I replaced the javascript with a picture of their widget. Who is at the wheel here?http://www.seopittfall.com/?p=345

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