We’re getting dribs and drabs in here about Demand news, which sections are up, which are dead, what’s never coming back, and it doesn’t look good, at least for writers at Demand.
Demand stock, however, seems to be doing ok. It’s gone from a little under $6 back in February to over $9 in the past few days. Which seems strange, as the company has less product to offer than ever before.
So we were taking a read at some of the comments here and we noticed that the folks from Demand Studios Review had chimed in. Wanted to give them a tip o’ the pen.
While we were checking out the DSR site, we decided to follow up some of the other Demand Studios Writing sites and dropped in on the other DSS, Demand Studios Secrets.
That’s when we noticed that our name was popping up in the forums there. Not just popping up, but we had an entire forum dedicated to us!
The original post, from Vlad, mentioned the fact that we were censoring comments. Which we were, because things we’re getting way out of hand. We kept trying to direct the commenter(s) over to the forum, because that’s what that software is built for. We had over 50 comments at one point. By the way, what little money we make, isn’t from the ads in the Forum, it’s from the ones on the front page where the comments are.
Anyhoo…..we noticed that the original post on the DS Secrets forum back in February was made by a user, “Vlad”.
Shortly after the original comment censoring scandal, we turned the comments back on and let everyone go about their merry business.
Until about a week ago, when some a**clown started trolling in the comments again.
We took a look at the logs and discovered it was pretty much one guy, coming from one IP address, pretending to be a bunch of different people. So, instead of engaging in collective punishment, we just banned that one IP address,. We didn’t say anything about it.
So here’s what pops up, just a few days later, in the Demand Studios Secrets forums from a user named Vlad:
Patrick O’Dare, aka Jennifer (I’ll redact her real, full name) apparently can’t stand the heat in her own kitchen. She is now in her SECOND censorship crackdown. As before, it stinks of hypocrisy, given how much vitriol she’s spat at DMS over the years for doing exactly the same thing.
Hmmm. How did this user know that we’d banned comments? The only way they’d know this is if they came from that IP and tried to comment. Nice try Vlad.
Word of advice. No one cares. Get a new hobby.
Or, even better, since you like to read your own writing so much, start your own website.
Demandstudiossuckssucks.com is still available.