UPDATE: Eric at MyBlogLog has posted about as close as you get to an apology to Shoemoney and reinstated his profile. Clearly the number of bloggers revolting against MBL caused the team to re-think their action. I’m happy to see Shoemoney back on MBL and, in response, will add back to Marketing Pilgrim the code that allows you to see your image on comments. I’m also logging back into MBL, so you’ll see my face popping up on your blog again.
I still think MBL has some work to do to improve the service, but at least they’re working on it. My advice, create an advisory board of bloggers – not just the influential ones – and get their input on everything from tracking to features, to flaws. Anyway, nice move Eric.
While MBL claims that’s not the case…
To be clear â€” we did not ban shoemoney for posting about exploits. Although we would certainly have appreciated that he email us first, itâ€™s his decision where he would like to publish them. We banned him for publishing other peopleâ€™s data on the site and urging readers to spoof them. On what planet is that not a bannable offense?
It’s bogus to suggest that publishing MBL data that ANYONE could have looked-up, is a valid reason for kicking him off. And it’s hypocritical to say that Schoe should have emailed them first – where was Jeremy Zawodny’s email to me, before he felt he needed to accuse me of spamming!!!
In support of Jeremy, I’m boycotting MBL until they reinstate his profile. What MBL doesn’t understand is that “community” means more than just a collection of avatars, it means supporting those bloggers who support you.
I’m sorry for all of you who enjoyed seeing your avatar on Marketing Pilgrim. You’re all still very much loved, but MBL hasn’t exactly won the hearts of bloggers (certainly not this one) since being acquired by Yahoo. Good job Yahoo, way to screw-up a good thing.