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Hey guys, here’s an interesting bite for your inquisitive minds – A celebrity name which many you might have thought to be one of the most looked for ones on GOOGLE Instant is actually blacklisted. Recently Google instant Blacklisted 2600 words and Pamela Anderson is among these 2600 words. Yes you heard it right, Pamela Anderson is one of the 2600 words blacklisted by Google. Well, for those who haven’t already reassured themselves after reading the first paragraph, that their Baywatch babe is still there to be found on Google, ‘blacklisted’ means that when you search for this word, it doesn’t automatically show up in the dropdown list generated by Google to reduce your search time! That’s it! So all you have to do is to take the pain of typing the complete word but Google still shows you 12,800,000 results on Pamela Anderson. It seems as if Google has all of a sudden developed some sort of ‘sense of responsibility’ towards … [Read more...] about Google Instant Blacklists 2600 words Including Pamela Anderson
A while back, an MMO player I follow on Twitter who also happens to be super into sports retweeted something fun into my feed: a thread about banning annoying words. “You get to ban one word from the entire lexicon of sports. What word are you banning?” We need to do this for MMOs. I bet you folks can come up with some whoppers that we’re all just sick of hearing. For this week’s Massively Overthinking, you get to ban one word (or a brief phrase, if you must) from the entire lexicon of MMORPGs. What word are you banning – and more importantly, why would you, or all of us, be better off with it gone? Andrew Ross (@dengarsw): My banned word is “score.” No gear score, arena score, high score…. no scores. Games are fun, but MMOs feel stronger as virtual worlds than game games. I miss communities more than my ranks. Andy McAdams: I’m gonna go for a twofer: hardcore/casual. It’s such a drama-laden distinction, both plagued by … [Read more...] about Massively Overthinking: Let’s ban a word from the MMORPG lexicon
Hi guys. As some of you surely have noticed, we had some drama going on this morning on our forums. If you want to spare yourself of the suffering of having to read those 3 pages, I can tell you that, in brief, some user accused someone else of having created several multi accounts to "cheat" The Foundation. I was entangled in a very long planning meeting for Alpha 1, hence I couldn't intervene immediately. Now, instead of preparing the next Kickstarter update, I'm forced to write down this thread. It means that instead of spending my time making the nice 99% of the community happy, I have to waste it calming down the kindergarten-minded 1%. And I'm not happy about it. So, let's tackle the issue step by step. Reporting If you want to report someone for any kind of rule-breaking behavior, you shall do so privately to a member of the staff. It can be via forum pm, Discord, email, whatever. But private. Opening a thread of the forums, destined to descend into a flame war, serves no … [Read more...] about Two Words On Reporting, Leaderboards & Pre-Alpha. I’m tired.
Branding of a blog is the most important feature that often many bloggers miss out on. Apart from good content and optimization, making a Brand out of a blog can boost your traffic exponentially, and you have better chance of becoming an authority blog. By building a brand you are establishing yourself and your company as one of the key player in your niche and people will love to link with you in any possible ways. Branding yourself or branding your blog are two different things and in this post I will talk about how you can brand your blog. Covering all the aspects of blog branding is not possible, so I will highlight only key points which are most important part of branding. Tips to help in establishing your blog as a brand: Choosing Domain name: Branding starts with choosing Domain of your blog/Website. The URL should be catchy and it should also tell what your blog is about. More over if you use any word like (Shout-Me-Loud) , Make sure you brand it properly. Let the people … [Read more...] about 6 Effective Tips to Brand Your Blog Like QuickSprout