THIS IS A VERY SAD DAY FOR BLOGGING

Censorship should be used very carefully and it should be 100% correct if it means banning someone. From the supportive messages, I’d say the chances of censorship being correct here are about NIL. I hope there is an appeals process where messages of support will be taken into account.

Don Charisma

PLEASE FEEL FREE TO REBLOG THIS POST TO SHOW YOUR SOLIDARITY FOR A FRIEND AND FELLOW BLOGGER – JASON CUSHMAN.

It’s recently come to my attention then a friend and fellow blogger has been permanently BANNED from WordPress.com.

girl-boy-socialising-pb-516341-DonCharisma.org-1024LEJason Cushman’s blog HarsH ReaLiTy is going to be closed down shortly, which is a very sad end to an era of Jason doing so much for the WordPress community, and bringing NEW and PROGRESSIVE ideas into blogging. He is in blogging terms CHARISMA PERSONIFIED. Jason had this to say :

All blogging advice articles will be removed within 24 hours. The meet and greet threads will be removed by the end of next week. I appreciate everyone that has supported this website. –OM

Jason and I first came into contact when he invited me to join his “Project O”. I was pretty new to blogging at the time, and didn’t…

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23 responses to “THIS IS A VERY SAD DAY FOR BLOGGING

  1. Was the blog actually banned? I did see the thread on the forums the other day where opinionated man wasn’t happy about having his ability to mass follow curtailed as it was considered to be spam behaviour. He wasn’t being banned from blogging at the time.

    • I read this morning that someone had spoken to him and the blog was being closed piecemeal.Not by him it seems. I haven’t seen anything to contradict it today.
      Lovely to see you.
      xxx Huge Hugs xxx

  2. I’m really puzzled why WP have done this. I know the Harsh Reality blog well and have been following it for some time and I can’t see what the problem is. Very odd.

    • It seems to be one of these random things by WordPress suddenly deciding he was following too many blogs. He’s accused of spamming them. But anything I write goes to those who follow me. Am I spamming too?
      xxx Massive Hugs both xxx

      • I quite like Spam (by that of course I mean that pink rubbery, tinned stuff). I have fond memories of eating spam and salad cream sandwiches as a kid. No wonder that I’m such a fine figure of a woman now 😉 Here’s a factoid for you…..both Hawaii and Guam eat more spam per head than any other country in the world. On average, each person eats 16 tins of the stuff each year. I think that’s quite impressive 🙂 Massive hugs to you! xxxxxxxxxxx

      • 16 Tins a year, they’d be better off eating the contents I think.
        I’ve just heard that the support for Opinionated man has made WordPress reverse their decision. A win for the little man I think.
        xxx Massive Hugs xxx

  3. I left a message on the blog that I’ve know bullying and hate it. I reblogged the blog on mine. Bless you for caring David and Mega Hugs to you and yours. 🙂

    • Caring is easy Suzanne, doing anything about the situation is harder. Hope fully the message we send to WordPress will be enough to make them change their minds. I’ve known bullying too and I hate it with a vengeance.
      xxx Huge Hugs xxx

  4. I hope there is an appeal process as well. I’m as baffled as everyone else.

  5. I got the message on my reblog about the reversal, David. That’s great! Hugs to you and all.

  6. I logged on late, and learned that the reversal only a few minutes about after reading the original post. So anything I would say has already been said, and I’ll agree that it’s great it turned out well.

  7. I’ve been following this for a couple of days now and I still don’t understand why Harsh Reality was banned in the first place. He’s on my Reader and someone I read every now and then. Does this have anything to do with the Kavalkade Krew??? If it does then WP is playing favourites in a very big way.

  8. THE NAZIS BURNED BOOKS . . . U THOUGHT THE ALLIES WON THE WAR! THANK YOU FOR THE FIGHT, LORD DAVID! I SUPPORT ALL WHO JOIN IN SUPPORT OF OM!

    • I’m just glad this particular situation was resolved Michael and that wordpress did the right thing. But I agree, there is still plenty more suppression going on that needs to be fought and our Governments are often the worst. I sometimes wonder who’s in charge now, certainly not the voters.
      I’d be grateful if you just stuck to David, no prefix, Michael.
      All the best

  9. Hi David,
    I know this is a little late but I’m glad the decision has been reversed and WordPress has thought in his favour. Is it a crime to follow lots of blogs? Just shows positive relationships in the blogging world to me.
    Well done for highlighting this.
    Take care of you, I’m getting fed up of the cold! Need some sun.
    Kim

    • I was glad of the positive outcome too Kim but wondered if it was just people power that brought it about. I don’t know why they set arbitrary limits for following or how they come up with rules for suspending people that they don’t know in advance.
      I’m with you, my bones could do with some warmth. Where do you fancy?
      xxx Gigantic Hugs to all xxx

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