My wife usually asks me a lot of questions: What do we eat this evening? When is my second coffee ready? When are you going to make chicken in peanuts again? All that kind of things that can be important to a woman to know.
A couple of days ago, she explained to me what was happening on Squidoo and then she asked me: Why do they do that? I mean, they must be able to see that people don't dare to write anymore. They are losing writers, good writers, and yet, they go on? Would you like to make a vglol… vlgol.. video about it?And since I halfway promised I would try another video after my first try English back the 14th November last year, then I thought… What the heck! (And no, it has nothing to do with my wife telling me that she will close my World of Warcraft account if I didn't do it!).
Now, Squidoo is punishing writers who write “bad lenses”. Anyone can write bad lenses once in a while. Let's suppose we take two users, one who doesn't care and just uses Squidoo to spam, and one who is writing the best he/she can and sometimes writes not so good lenses (according to Squidoos new fuzzy standard).
Then Squidoo punishes them both by flagging their lense. The spammer won't care much (he still has so and so many online anyway and is using other portals than just Squidoo). But the one who puts his or her heart in it will get very disappointed and might very well stop to write for Squidoo.
It doesn't take a degree in metaphysic to know, that by doing that, Squidoo will lose the good or interested writers and keep the bad (or the ones who don't care)… So why do they do it and why do they keep on doing it this way?
I do my best to give an explanation. I hope you will understand my (kind of) English (it is better than my Thalassian, my wife says, but what does she know?) and don't hesitate to share, or google+, or like or tweet or comment this. It'll make me one happy shrink.