Tuesday, 16 December 2008

Farewell to the Yahoos...

After 10 months of contribution, I have decided to bid farewell to Yahoo! Answers. Over that period I'd answered nearly 9000 questions and accrued a couple of little Top Contributor blobs along with about 37-38000 points (and a little notoriety).
Yesterday my account was terminated due to some unnamed infraction, most likely a succession of 'violation notices' culminating in the use of the word 'boobies'.

Most Y!A regulars have lost an account or five, and they just sign back up under another name and keep at it. Not me.

I'd been a regular contributor to their Elections and Religion & Spirituality sections, but with the US election over, and the content and tenor of those sections resembling a kind of online Groundhog Day, I've decided to say goodbye.

It's been a bit of a giggle, really.

Between those who think that charity & compassion = communism and bananas are proof of's been a hoot.

To any Y!A Elections people who come here spoiling for a's over kids. Y'lost.

All others welcome. Take a load off, listen to an alt/country tune...

By the way, the photo at the top doesn't really relate to anything. I made it a few years ago when at a loose end...I had a few loose ends back then.

A few days ago I sought the advice of a successful writer who gave me some handy tips. I've been writing over 1000 words a day for a while but, in a place like Answers, it's completely wasted. So leaving Answers be will hopefully allow me to maintain the 'words-per-day' habit while helping me to channel it in a better way.

Of course, I might just end up looking at boobies.