Written in Ink
Written in Ink

After spending 35 minutes writing a post about my experience with Kinja, I went to post it and I was suddenly logged out and the post disappeared. Interestingly, this is one of the only technical issues I've had with Kinja.

I'm not going to rewrite the whole post. The short version is that I've been a reader and commenter here for the better part of 7 years (always under the same name). At some point last week, I must have pushed someone's button because I was blocked from commenting on Gawker. My posts still "publish" but never show up on the article. I'm still able to comment on Gizmodo, Deadspin and Crosstalk, but anything I post to Gawker is shuffled off into a black hole somewhere.

I would be lying if I said I didn't feel a bit rejected. I make an effort to contribute to the conversation and I don't troll anyone (outside of contributing my own snark and criticism in the tradition of this site, which admittedly misses the mark sometimes I'm sure) so I'm pretty stumped.


This is disappointing, and I don't think it reflects positively on Kinja even if it isn't the fault of Kinja. I suspect I'll get a lot more work done now, but it stings considering what a vocal supporter of Gawker I've been through all the really shitty changes over the last 3 or 4 years.

Full disclosure: it could have been this post that got me banned, but I don't see how it's any worse than the obvious trolls that are getting promoted lately.


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