I grew up in a real small town; a small town with every stereotypical small town cliche’–“streets roll up at 5”, “inept small time Marshall”, “town bully”, “hero coach” and nobody locked their doors.
Because it was so small, we were pretty bored teenagers. So bored, in fact, whenever we heard the volunteer fire truck siren, or an ambulance came screaming into town; we jumped in our van and followed them to where ever the accident was.
Yeah, it’s morbid; but don’t tell me you don’t slow down and look at the accident on the freeway. It’s the same thing.
I tell you this because, I’m trying to look away from the website, PINKTRUTH; but I just can’t turn away. What’s worse is that I’m being sucked into the drama just like watching a TV reality show.
It all started when I wrote about the collective authorship of the Pink Truth blog and their decimation of the character of a Mary Kay consultant. (Pink Truth is an anti-Mary Kay blog)
Then came an entry about The Pink Truth’s main author and a press release she published about her site. This entry was written by Ty Tribble at MLM Blog.
In the entry at MLM Blog, Ty speculates on the veracity of a website traffic claim made in a press release (RETURNS SERVER ERROR) about Pink Truth and it’s main author.
Okay, for legal reasons, explained in a second, I don’t want to publish any part of THAT entry; but as of today it is still available as a cached page. (No guarantee, of how long that link will be available)
Seriously people, you’re gonna have to hit those links to follow all this.
Where was I? Oh yeah.
So, after Ty Tribble speculates on the traffic; his blog gets a comment assumed to be from one of the Pink Truth authors about how he must be unaware of their new website address; to which he replies “Huh?”
A day later, Ty amends his entry explaining he was threatened with legal action to remove some material. (See, that’s why I didn’t copy any of the original article)
He removes it; but more comments follow from his readers about The Pink Truth blog; plus I get a pretty good spike in traffic, ’cause he mentioned my article about The Pink Truth blog.
Well, I think I figured out what the problem was. If the legal “hoo-ha” was about the number of disputed visitors to Pink Truth, it must have been due to the URL change that the Pink Truth commenter mentioned.
Maybe, their press release reported site traffic with the old URL address, and Ty’s figure was about the NEW URL site address. Needless to say, if that was the reason; I think that a legal threat was unnecessary. Ty says a lot of bad things about Quixtar, (some true, some opinion) but I never felt the need to sue him.
Alrightie then, this is getting to be a long entry…read the links…form some opinions and I’ll come back with more from the scene at Pink Truth.