Apparently, there are still people hellbent on perpetuating the rumor that my blog is somehow monetized, when anyone with eyes and a brain can clearly see that it ISN’T.
You see, this nonsense is being circulated by people that appear to not want anyone to read anything that might change their minds about certain subjects. In spreading the rumor that my blog is monetized, they can then claim that even going to it to check would be giving me money, thus preventing them from quite easily seeing that there is not a single ad, banner, or even a donate button, to be found. Of course, we’re talking about people who aren’t beyond sending threats of death and violence against others over even the most trivial of matters, which there is actual proof of, as opposed to the “threats” they claim to receive, without providing a shred of evidence of (one would think that if they had received such messages, and genuinely felt as though they were in danger, that they would either publish them for public evidence, or at the very least, screencap them. Funny how no such images currently exist). I shouldn’t even get into the fact that some of them were found to be taking part in exactly the behavior they complain about, or were found to be using someone’s intellectual property in order to spread ideals that the creator is openly against (and trying to profit off of it, to boot).
This rumor was begun by someone who HAS a monetized blog. Here he is telling another to do the same to her blog in order to capitalize on her attention-seeking behavior:
Of course, the blog above has since been deleted by tumblr for flagrantly going against tumblr’s Terms of Service by using HTML code to make her blog appear deleted, thus rendering all content of her blog unable to be easily viewed by tumblr staff. They tend to frown upon this (and by the way, this screencap has not, in any way, been edited - her entire blog is still archived on the internet for all to see, though I’m sure Bhaalspawn (aka Jerry Peet) will continue to insist that anything screencapped from said blog has been “edited”, rather than accept the idea that someone he tries to “defend” has been completely and utterly caught in their own lies).
Now, I think it also needs to be pointed out that the user who began the monetization rumor also abuses HTML. He was caught using it to redirect certain IP addresses to “screamer” videos, and “shock” sites.
He has also taken to publicly posting the IP addresses of other users online over even the most trivial of questions. This is also very much against tumblr’s Terms of Service.
Not only it is obvious on sight alone that I do not monetize my blog, but there are other ways a person can distinguish this with very little effort. Not only can a person right click and view the page source, but anyone with NoScript or any other type of ad blocker can check their list, and note the distinct lack of anything differing from any other blog page.
The very fact that they’re trying this hard to “prove” that my blog is monetized(which I hadn’t even HEARD of prior to this whole debacle, nor would I even know how it’s done) just goes to show that they’re disturbingly desperate to keep people from reading what I have to say. They might as well be screaming “PAY NO ATTENTION TO THE ONE BEHIND THE CURTAIN!”.
If you have to spread lies about a person to try to discredit them, that says a lot about how little faith you actually have in what you preach. It reeks of a paranoid discomfort of losing support for their ill-intentioned “causes”, and is a clear sign that they consider me some sort of a threat to them. If they felt truly secure in the things they say, and if they felt you were truly in the right, they wouldn’t be trying this hard to knock down anyone that disagrees with them.
I actually make the effort to back my claims with more than empty emotional pleas and aggression, and they apparently don’t want people to see that.
All of this begs the question:
Just what are they so afraid of?
People with nothing to hide wouldn’t react the way they are.
BUT TENA YOU ARE ROLLING IN TEH BLING FROM YOUR MONETIZED WEBSITE I JUST SAW YOU LAST WEEK ROLLIN IN YOUR FERRARI WITH THE 24 CARAT GOLD PLATED RIMS AND IVORY STEERING WHEEL WEARING YOUR SNOW LEOPARD FUR COAT WITH YOUR CALIFORNIA CONDOR PLUME HEADDRESS WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT AND WHY DON’T YOU SHARE YO’ MONEY WITH ME I’M SO POOR.