So yeah. I mentioned this on Twitter but that whole noise with AdSense happened again out of the blue, right at a payment threshhold, to an account set up by George. So there goes that extra money! Honestly this has happened to so many smalltime websites with them (Me, Jon, half the webcomic dudes I know, me again ... and then I read a billion sob stories on the interweb) I'm beginning to smell a class action suit. What started as an understandablly hardline stance on invalid clicks born of a huge lawsuit brought against Google by advertisers back in the day has become a stupid vehicle for ripping off little people. It's a great scam -- collect your share of the ad revenue and then kill those accounts so you conveniently don't have to pay them all and can keep 100% of the ad revenue. If you figure they dick even 10,000 little blogs, webcomics and whatnot out of even $100 a month that's substantial savings to them over time, and those accounts are easily replaced because every idiot has a blog or a webcomic now. I guess this bothers me mostly because there's this perception of Google as a great benefactor, when they are in fact one of the biggest, douchiest monoliths on the planet...?
Oh, well. At least they oppose SOPA.
None of that was what I came in here to even write. I just saw this old thread lying here and couldn't leave it.
What I was gonna say is: man, I wish all the people who comment on NTO or write on its Facebook wall would come talk in here but we have never snared a single one. I still prefer a nice forum to comments and social networks. Because I'm old.