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Donna Fontenot writes, "I’m done. I’ve had all I can take of the vicious, nasty, cr@p that has been going on in our little industry. Sure, SEOs have disagreed with one another from day one, usually on forums. That’s nothing new. Sometimes it got nasty. That’s nothing new. But I’ve never, ever seen things get this bad before, and you know what I blame it on? Blogging. That’s right. Blogging."
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from bwelford 2095 Days ago #
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Thanks for sphinning this, David. .. and thanks for writing it, Donna.  I’ve largely given up on Sphinn for all the reasons that Donna mentions.  As I believe Thumper’s mom said "if you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all".  It’s very simplistic but it produces a much better culture than what we’re seeing at the moment.

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from JamesDuthie 2095 Days ago #
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I hope everyone reads this because the last few weeks have been ridiculous. We’re destroying and abusing the very nature of social media. Which is ironic when so many of the articles we produce ourselves describe processes to leverage social media. The sooner we get over this ’controversy is king’ phase the better. When did it become anti-social media?

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from massa 2095 Days ago #
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We’re destroying and abusing the very nature of social media. Which is ironic when so many of the articles we produce ourselves describe processes to leverage social media.< It isn’t a thing that "we" can destroy. It is what it is. By definition, it is the actions and reactions of human being in a social environment. It simply reflects what it is that makes us human. I think that is sad and more than a little scarry but it simply is what it is. We all have the right to choose to participate or not and Donna has publicly announced her decision. I applaud her and desperately hope it helps to raise the bar on online social etiquette ---- but I doubt it. For me, I choose not to participate except in very rare cases, but rather observe, accept and use the data to formulate strategic plans to capitalize on the cause and effects.

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from ViperChill 2095 Days ago #
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James Duthie - We’re destroying and abusing the very nature of social media. Which is ironic when so many of the articles we produce ourselves describe processes to leverage social media.Mass - We’re destroying and abusing the very nature of social media. Which is ironic when so many of the articles we produce ourselves describe processes to leverage social media.I assume this is a bot?

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from JohnHGohde 2095 Days ago #
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New to Spinn, so I need to take a closer look at the Spinn situation.  But, I can say in general that I am rather tired about Black Hat SEOS knocking White Hat SEO and their putting entirely the wrong Spinn on Natural Organic SEO.

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from JamesDuthie 2095 Days ago #
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I know I’m not a bot Glen. Can’t speak for Massa though.

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from mike 2095 Days ago #
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I desphunn this, not because I didn’t enjoy or agree with the article, but because, well, the whole genre of article should be avoided.It is sad an artuicle like this needed to be written, but that doesn’t change the fact that these sort of "meta-discussions" are the problem, no matter what side they support.So, lets put this to bed, eh? All of it. The pro, the con, the indifferent. Lets just go back to learning and sharing, and not talking about how we learn and share, and who is right, wrong, mean, nasty, a victim, victimised or anything else.Can we? Pretty please? For Mikey :looks all coquettish:

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from Gab 2095 Days ago #
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Hmmm ... vicious nastiness. Kinda repetitive, no? Sorry, couldn’t resist lol :). jk around, don’t lacerate me.

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from jazspin 2094 Days ago #
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I was totally going to Sphinn this earlier but I was beaten to it - great article Donna!And unfortunately, something that needs to be brought up every once in a while, as constant attacking and in-fighting don’t really help anyone and can even have a negative effect on the industry as a whole.

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from massa 2094 Days ago #
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not a bot -- can’t post more than two lines :(

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from NickWilsdon 2094 Days ago #
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@massaHope you get it sorted out Bob, your posts are always worth a read

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from JohnHGohde 2090 Days ago #
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"There’s nothing left to talk about that hasn’t already been said a thousand different times, and a hundred different ways (with the other 900 times being rehashes of the same things others already said - dup content, as it were)."Google being so picky about duplicate content is the real driving force. Seems like Google just loves to snap up the latest gossip, while it totally snubs serious posts on serious subjects.

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from mike 1739 Days ago #
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I like the article, but think we need to avoid these discussions fullstop. Well said Dionna, but collectively - ENOUGH!

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