The sad thing about commontimes at least to me is that it could be a great site. It’s rival Newsvine is much better for social purposes. But, commontimes offered a much nicer interface and a great front page style. The problem is …there seems to be very few members. And the BIG problem is that there seems to be ONE member who won’t lay off and allow newbies to feel comfortable and have their stories featured or commented on.
Sure, the stories are good. But, since it’s all about cut and paste with this guy, nothing gets commented on and newcomers DO NOT feel welcome. It’s almost as if this guy feels it’s HIS site and everyone else should fuck off. The other thing is, everything he posts I get in my inbox daily and don’t need to read there on the site. So what’s the point? Use newsvine . That’s the point.
Mr. Billbar, whoever you are. You come across as an attention desperate non-entity…just pasting article after article like some sort of manic loser. You’ve made it so my friends won’t use the site. You’ve made it so I don’t want to use the site.
Stop being so selfish.