Posts Tagged ‘metblogs’

Metblogs and deleting posts

August 5, 2008

I sometimes get most unwelcome comments on my Metblogs posts, but usually I let them stand. However, the Metblogs posting page had an “unpublish” option, which I have used once, when the debate became too acrimonious.

Metblogs does not pay me for posting; therefore, I think, I should have the right to delete posts if I so wish.

Recently, they changed their blog-entry page, and since I had received some offensive comment on another post, I went to delete it…and found I couldn’t.

So I wrote to Metblogs asking what to do, and received this friendly reply (especially considering the fact that I have been one of the most regular contributors since I started with them)

“deleting/unpublishing/takingoffline etc is not
allowed, it’s never been allowed and if you’ve done it before you were
breaking a very very very big rule. A rule we’ve gone to court over
and spent lots of money defending. Anyway, we removed the option from
the new system to prevent it entirely, so no it’s not an option.”

If this was a “very very very big rule” why was I never told of it? Why did the old page have an “unpublish” option that could be used by the blogger? If “it’s never been allowed” why WAS it allowed?

Now you realize why my last post says, “mood: irritated”!

Metblogs was, in general, a good site, covering so many cities across the world. But they need to be more friendly to their writers if they want to retain them…I can see why so many have left!

Been doing some work….

July 10, 2008

I conducted my first two “celebrity” interviews….first, Lillette Dubey and then, yesterday evening, Girish Karnad .

Both of them are very articulate people, and having organized my questions well, I got quite a lot of info about them, for two articles….one, I thought would be a kind of “reminder” post for Metblogs, as I had put in an announcement of Karnad’s new play, “The Wedding Album” (ha, that’s not on the Net yet; when I googled the words, this is all I got!), which is being staged in Bangalore today and tomorrow.

But then, I decided that the article merited an appearance in a more “serious” forum, and today, Citizen Matters is running it as a curtain raiser, and I have provided a link to it on Metblogs,


It contains the link to the Citizen Matters article, too…only, for some reason, CM has used the word “screening” and not “staging” for a play!

I’ll be going to see the play tomorrow….and I think I am going to enjoy it!

A more broad-based (don’t ask, “which broad?”) article, dealing with their thoughts on Bangalore and theatre in Bangalore, is in the process of being written…and will appear in Citizen Matters, too.”

I am pissed off….

May 18, 2008

I am almost always sheltered from this world….

May 6, 2008

Good to see….

April 30, 2008

The wrong materials….bad architecture

April 15, 2008

In the Pink , and that’s not good….

March 24, 2008

Milad-un-Nabi, Good Friday, and Holi….

March 21, 2008

I am afraid that decades of life have not been able to take away my somewhat simplistic view of religions and co-existence…

Would like your thoughts on this!

Road Inspection, and Theatre…

December 16, 2007

As part of the ongoing struggle to prevent our esteemed government from razing trees to make broader roads, four of us went down Kasturba Road, that abuts Cubbon Park, today. It was a wonderful walk in one sense, because starting from the Karunashraya at the corner,

Karunashraya,Kasturba Road 151207

for some more pictures of Kasturba Road, click here

How to bend the rules as well as the gates….

November 17, 2007

I am sure we can soon see gates which extend all the way up to the road, too!