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Friday, August 17, 2007

To All Loving UGers

Current mood: contemplative

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Comments: 10

In light of these new UG profiles and their "completeness percentage" system, I have done nothing for the past few hours but stare in awe at my computer screen, utterly blown away that, after hours of relentless typing, clicking, and uploading, I'm only little over halfway finished in my quest for ultimate UG profile completeness.

This led me in turn to consider the validity of some members' profiles, and I hope you do as well. How can you genuinely believe that some random addition to anyone's profile is in fact legitimate, rather than some faux fact-free hunk of jargon thrown together in haste to more quickly (and unfairly) inch that member ever closer to that 100% mark? The bitter truth is this, my friends: you can't.

And thus reveals the double-edged sword that is the UG profile system. Yes, it is a glorious and groundbreaking event. Yes, it allows UG's members to interact more personally than ever. And yes, it more easily allows me to scan the site for pretty girls, so I can fancy myself with illustrious guitar-and-female-related fantasies that inevitably lead me to drift asleep weeping at 3 in the morning.

But we've also let in every internet site's greatest enemy; system abusers. Will UG become a flooded, chaotic mess of spam (well, MORE spam, anyway)? Will other members be frequently assaulted with annoying group invitations and band advertisements? Will potential pretty girls end up being creepy 40-year-old dudes in perverse incognito, attempting to thwart my only date-finding technique? Believe it or not, dear UGers, but the answer is (quite fortunately) no. If we all band together as a tight community and vow to only include relevant, accurate information in our profiles (*cough*and join the Wiki-Whores group today*cough*), then the UG of today will be the place for our future children shredders of tomorrow to visit, and cherish as we have these past few years.

Cheers to UG's new direction, and cheers to all who vow to preserve its timelessness.

3:50 pm - 10 comments - 7 Kudos - Report!
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kirbyrocknroll wrote on Aug 17th, 2007 6:21pm

Hopefully, we'll get rid of some spammers if they show up ;)

Yep, this is a great community-binder here!

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DownInAHole. wrote on Aug 17th, 2007 8:29pm

I cried reading this. Srsly.

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SethMegadefana wrote on Aug 17th, 2007 11:35pm

DownIn, was that a compliment? I genuinely cannot tell.

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zappp wrote on Aug 18th, 2007 12:36am

We will keep this place safe and clean. Ok, we will try at least ;)

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SethMegadefana wrote on Aug 18th, 2007 1:06am

Whoa, zappp read and commented on my blog...

...I'm feeling lightheaded...

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IHATECHILDREN wrote on Aug 18th, 2007 3:24am

We will keep it safe. I can only hope.

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fifthhorseman54 wrote on Aug 18th, 2007 4:15pm

That was beautiful. I, for one, will do my part!

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Nathan_393 wrote on Aug 18th, 2007 9:01pm

right on dude, right on.

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crazynickman wrote on Aug 20th, 2007 5:31am

Huzzah!!

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Ardius wrote on Sep 4th, 2007 9:56pm

I roll my eyes at the "my only date-finding technique" sentence..........man, I hope you were joking on that one, lol.

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