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Wow. So, for comments to be posted, we are forced to have an account with another entity that will likely fold sooner rather than later. This is a point of no return, I'm afraid, for all involved.
My honest opinion, and I'm not being critical here, is that the VicAd stands to lose much more than they stand to gain with this move. After many, many years of readership, they have lost me with this ploy.
Wonder if the Roberts and McHaneys know how many subscribers and readers they will be losing?
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Chris, do I understand correctly we must have a Facebook account in order to post at all? The details are still unclear to me. I do not have a Facebook account, nor will I ever have one. It is regrettable that the VicAd is so hung up on a fad that is now on the decline. What happens when Facebook disintegrates ala MySpace, etc. and some other "flavor of the week" comes along, then goes by the wayside as well?
I am, like jasonbourne, also wondering when this will take effect, but mostly if it is mandatory.
Jessica, forgive me for posting something here not related to the blog at hand, but I haven't heard back from you concerning an email I sent. I had some questions I sent you in relation to the VicAd's upcoming policy of bloggers and personal information, so I will repeat what I sent in the email here, and hope I can get some answers:
Jessica - just trying to follow up here. Thanks for letting us know about the changes. I am not now nor will I ever be on Facebook. So, my question is, even for old-time bloggers like myself, do I have to send you my personal info now, or is this just for the new ones trying to establish an account? What happens if I don't send my info to y'all. You already have my email. I have been blogging and commenting on the VicAd since at least 2006 or 2007, so I think a change after 5 or 6 years is unfair to us older bloggers, if I am understanding your email right. Could you please clarify whether this info will be mandatory for us to continue blogging at all, or whether such info will simply give a blogger "preferred status"? Just trying to understand. And to make sure we don't have to participate in Facebook in order to continue to blog. Thanks for the help! SugarMagnolia
agreed, roberttx. We already have a Chucky Cheese for that set. Why duplicate a cookie-cutter assembly-line type eatery?
Oh well. Another disappointment. Furr's has been very inconsistent of late, but I will tell you they make the best darned pie crusts I have ever had. So, Victoria will have NO cafeterias, NO decent steakhouses, NO ethnic food eateries (and I don't mean Olive Garden and La Hacienda). Another chance missed. Maybe next time...
EdwardFrancis - alfalfa or coastal bermuda?
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Thanks, itisi. I will try to find the work you referenced. I haven't heard of it before...I love finding new things!
Rusty - thanks!
To influence readers, they would have to read our blogs first, and I see little indication of that happening these days, at least on this site. It's hard to tell since we no longer have blog counters, but I suspect readership of the blogs has decreased drastically. Good to know that a few still scope them out, though.
I hope you will take a look at some of the books I have mentioned, and if you haven't seen "Blade Runner" yet, check it out too, and the book from which it was adapted. I think you will like it. It was way ahead of its time. Happy reading!
Tonight there was a showing of not just one, but three "cuts" of the movie "Blade Runner", based on Philip K. Dick's book "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" in celebration of "Blade Runner"s 30th (30th!) anniversary. That was sweet enough, but I forgot about the part where Deckard entered a building called "The Bradbury". And so this gal's heart was filled with joy tonight by something completely unexpected and long forgotten. Now that's what you call a bit of sweet synchronicity.