Thoughts - A retrospective / post mortum

Pt 1 Fuck you Ben

Let’s get this out of the way early right? Ben is an arsehole - which is Aussie for Asshole. Why? To me he typifies what’s wrong with people, he presents a glossy image of himself as the benevolent philanthropist but the guy is a narcissist who - like the rest of the planet doesn’t give a shit about you. The thing he created at thinkr is crap, a wordpress shell with a free theme over the top of it, he didn’t even bother to change any of the pics or colours, gosh we are so lucky!

Said me never.

So 1 years subscription, 1 year of domain registration - should top out at 10 - no lets be generous  $30 - maybe he took the premium plan!

Un-fucking-likely.

So all your blogs - all your friend’s blogs - all the people that you loved but who died - they are all getting trashed this week - but Ben and his team - Mrs Palmer and her five lovely daughters worked tirelessly by googling “How to write now without sounding like a cunt” and came up with that thing he wrote.

There are a bunch of people here who I will miss and who’s blogs I’ll never see again, but that’s ok, if I really want the love of a community I’ll go hang out with the far right and the others who’ve kissed Ben’s goateed arse every time he turned up and told you he loves you right?

Nuh.

Pt 2 Loved you long time.

I learned how to blog here, I had fun - mostly with my left hand in my pants as I typed - girls can do that - it’s called masturbating white typing. Did I type that? Fuck yes I did. Because I learned from the best. You people. This would have been my 5th year at thoughs - and that’s more than twice the longest I kept a boyfriend for - you should all probably get a purple heart for that.

I’ll miss the ones who don’t blog here anymore, as well as a few who do, and I’m disappointed that Ben took years to get his head out of his arse and do something with thoughts while it was a vibrant community not the Troll infested spam collector it is now. Actually - what did he do - nothing you couldn’t do for the cost of a couple of Pizzas, which is ultimately the point.

I have a blog on Wordpress, I recently deleted mine off Blogster because it’s the same as blogging here and I don’t see Stinkr being any different. So if you want to contact me - you already have my email addy. I might be easy but I’m not cheap enough to slum it there.

For everyone on my buddy list, it was a pleasure and an honour to be here with you, I’d like to thank each and every one of you for adding something to my experience here. If you are on that list - I used to trim it every six months and it says a lot about how cool you are that you made it through. If you’re not you’re name probably starts with a D and you are a sad wanker. Sorry.

Miranda x

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Comments (24)

  1. rebecca2013

    wow….. I guess all I can do is clap…. bravo Miss Scarletts-Letters….. you’ll be missed for sure!

    September 13, 2017
    1. scarletts_letters

      I’m going to miss this place, as much as I complained about it. The people though – that’s what made this place work and what Ben never understood. Best of luck Rebecca

      September 13, 2017
      1. rebecca2013

        you as well Darling I will miss you!!!

        September 13, 2017
        1. scarletts_letters

          Same here honey xx

          September 14, 2017
  2. fuall

    I wonder if anyone has asked Ben if they could simply take over Thoughts for a fee? If he’s going to just “let it go” then one would think he might be amenable to doing so for that “cost of a couple of pizzas” you mentioned.
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    Like you, I too already have a Wordpress account as well as a Blogster account. Both are pretty much useless. Not a single person has read anything I wrote on Wordpress for about three years now, and those on Blogster are simply useless cunts more involved with their hate wars between members than discussing, debating, or even arguing with anyone else. My very first day I was put in the middle of some BS because some rando asshole believed I was just someone he was feuding with that had created another profile, and proceeded to be a dick wherever I wrote anything. Not to mention that SINCE there’s such division there, almost all of the blogs worth commenting in are blocked and all you can do is read them. Like I said, “useless.” I just tried DISQUS as well and it’s no better. There are so many useless idiots filling up each page with pointless drivel it’s not worth the effort. (Literally several hundred comments each, some close to 1k) And they have a setup that makes you travel all over the site to find anything or even know if there were any comments to your own. Oh, and did I mention they’ll delete your comments without even a warning or a notice of what they found objectionable? Yeah, they do that quite a lot. You say something the OP doesn’t want to see/hear, or doesn’t conform to what THEIR point is, you can be sure it won’t be there for long.
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    I tried to go through my past comments from my profile page to save some of the better conversations I had, but they are already gone. Everything from prior to 1 year ago have already been deleted and page displays an error. I did save my blogs, but I haven’t a clue how I’m supposed to use that .csv file for anything. What the fuck even opens a .csv file? I sure as shit don’t know, nor do I have a clue what it actually contains. It might be complete. But it might just be the partial DL I got manually going to each post… until they were gone.
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    Good luck scarlett

    September 13, 2017
    1. scarletts_letters

      A few of us tried, but getting him to reply to posts – emails – tweets and everything else was impossible. I don’t know if you’ve noticed but if he post something and people kiss his arse he replies – Ok it’s nonsensical dribble about ‘one love’ but it’s a reply. If you have an issue or something to say he won’t.
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      The functionality – the interface of thoughts.com is the bit that would be useful, I am going to take a wild stab in the dark – judging by all the bugs and spam we get here – and guess that the code that underpins this place is shit. So that wouldn’t be worth fixing – but a porting of this to something decent yes that’d work. But Ben won’t do it, or can’t – I’m going to guess he doesn’t make much money and it would take thousands to rebuild something like this.
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      I was very active on Wordpress several years ago and managed to get to 300+ followers but that took a lot of networking, and since then I’ve let that blog stagnate – I think there are probably only about 10 people who read it now. Mind you those 300+ are like facebook friends – very few of them actually spent a lot of time there. But wordpress isn’t like this place, the feed is clunky and communicating with friends has to be via email or it’s pretty crappy comments system. I didn’t like WP it was very distant compared to here.
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      Blogster is a shit hole back water, I had the same experience when I got there, I was accused of being Little Whip – who is Imperix (SP?), by people who blocked me before I even had time to offend them. That place is two factions of morons who feed each other – right and left – neither is reasonable, or terribly intelligent and so no one ever actually discusses they just spew hate on each other. There is a smaller group of people there who are fun but it’s not enough to make up for the loonies. The problem is – I think – that these people have taken a distraction as a lifestyle, they get off on being the big troll in a tiny pond and its boring.
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      A CSV file is an interchangeable database file – it’s generated by the engine of thoughts which is a database, so you can open it in Excel on PC, Numbers on Mac and OpenOffice Calc if you use Linux or hate ‘the man’. The format is confusing at first but each cell contains a part of your blog – 1. Blog ID – that relates to the database so it’s useless. 2. Title 3. Body 4. Body HTML – this is the formatting related to the body so ignore it. 5. Date (when you posted it) 6. Comments – that people left.
      It is the same as back ups I have done from my Wordpress site so I am going to call bullshit that blogs cannot be transferred, it would mean that someone would have to write an import script and that would cost money so Ben isn’t going to do it. He just doesn’t give a shit.
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      Here is a link to open office – it’s like Microsoft Office but free and it doesn’t spy on you. https://www.openoffice.org
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      Best of luck x

      September 13, 2017
  3. dreamshadow59

    I already offered him 3 Pizzas ans even some Chicken wings…No Dice…

    September 13, 2017
    1. scarletts_letters

      Offer him crack I’m sure that’s what he likes best.

      September 13, 2017
      1. Nightbane

        je likes having his cock sucked by people in black or blue uniforms, blokes have a much better chance of it.

        September 19, 2017
  4. dreamshadow59

    Hehehehe

    September 14, 2017
  5. funfreak

    Missing you already! I have met some amazing friends here. I don’t think anything will ever be like it was here when Thoughts was in its prime.

    September 14, 2017
    1. scarletts_letters

      I do too, I was just telling Kyle – funny thing! I was here from 5 years ago – almost – that is in October – so I missed the golden age, but when I arrived there was still a thriving community of wonderful people, I doubt that will happen again at Stinkr.

      September 14, 2017
      1. Nightbane

        it was half dead when ou turned up, I’ve been here since it was T2. you actually put some life back in it for a long time.

        September 19, 2017
  6. notathoughtgiven

    I think the only premium plan that Ben took out was the bullshit package. I am amazed that he can sell Thinkr as an replacement for Thoughts after all the years he didn’t do anything but make the problems worse through his neglect and bad decisions. But hey if people want to keep eating bullshit he sells, then what is it to me?

    September 15, 2017
    1. scarletts_letters

      The place looks so hokey too – you’d think he’da picked a better template than that one! You’re right, who’d listen to reason – especially now!

      September 16, 2017
      1. notathoughtgiven

        Especially when you have people going nuts about privacy and IP addresses. I am still laughing over that. Reason and understanding was never here. To give some of these people a brain was the ultimate waste.

        September 16, 2017
        1. scarletts_letters

          Well, most of the people that want there are conspiracy nuts and people who should really be crocheting. Ermergerd IP address! Terrorists will get me!

          September 17, 2017
          1. notathoughtgiven

            i wouldn’t let them do crocheting. They could take out an eye with those hooks then sue me for it Given how inaccurate IP geolocation is, my neighbor is going to have a bad day if the terrorists come after me. No great loss, bloody asshole anyway. I think some people don’t want their IP address revealed because we might actually find out their mom pays for their internet.

            September 17, 2017
            1. scarletts_letters

              You know we could make a lot of money doing that – giving the feds the wrong IP address for money! peskyneighbourgone.com!

              September 17, 2017
          2. notathoughtgiven

            I was thinking it would be great way to ban someone who is a pain. Dummy up some server logs, make some posts attributed to them then make a report to the feds. Next thing you know they have “disappeared”.

            September 18, 2017
            1. scarletts_letters

              Now that’s why you are the Server Goddess! Mind you I can only think of 124 people I’d like to do that to here – minus their sockpuppets I guess it’s only 3

              September 19, 2017
          3. notathoughtgiven

            Isn’t that the truth. When you take out the sockpuppets the number goes way down. The FBI pays me by volume for my “tips” so three isn’t worth it :P LOL

            September 19, 2017
  7. Nightbane

    " he presents a glossy image of himself as the benevolent philanthropist "
    Of course he does , he’s a cocksucking PR cunt, professional liar and full time dilettante. what did you expect of someone stole the Marley’s One Love ans warped into the drivel he did? he is he archtiypal example of what he does best, turd rolled glitter.

    September 19, 2017
    1. Nightbane

      And please pardon my typos and invective.

      September 19, 2017