Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Spanked by StumbleUpon

Remember how annoyed I was with Kristin's URL issue??

Here's another one that just pisses me right off...

Leslie from Leslie Loves Veggies has got to be one of the nicest, most genuine people that I've met in the blog world and I'm friggen' angry!! So many blogs are generous enough to give lots of extra entries in giveaways with all different means, but one of those is occasionally "Stumble This Giveaway." Now I personally don't use StumbleUpon but with this story, I will NEVER use StumbleUpon. EVER!

Now dear Leslie just did what lots of blog owners offer as an extra entry... She stumbled giveaways... which in turn did not get her a giveaway win... It got her BANNED FROM STUMBLEUPON FOR LIFE!! Leslie may love veggies... but her and many others will not love StumbleUpon...

Really? Really Stumble Upon? People are using your site and you BAN them?? How does that work??


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Unknown June 23, 2009 at 10:54 AM  

OMG that's insane. I will be taking that extra entry off my giveaway now. Boo stumbleupon

Linda @ My Trendy Tykes June 23, 2009 at 10:58 AM  

WOW....banned for life?
I have heard of people getting banned for stumbling their own posts (they consider it spam) but never heard of anyone stumbling a giveaway or someone elses post.

Linda @ My Trendy Tykes June 23, 2009 at 10:59 AM  

I meant never heard of anyone being banned for stumbling ANOTHER'S post.

Need caffeine....

Leslie M. June 23, 2009 at 12:56 PM  

Hiya Casey!!! I LOVE YOU BeBe!! and Yup,. it is true... here is the link to MY post..

Thanks for YOUR Support..

At First I felt so embarrassed, like I did something wrong, because I live my life by the rules! But I really cannot see how I broke their Terms of Service.

I along with MANY Bloggers and Mommy Bloggers have been banned Permanently without warning! I just thought that was HARSH! So adios Stumble! Nice to have known ya!

Thanks for your Support Casey!!!

Jennifer-Eighty MPH Mom June 23, 2009 at 11:12 PM  

I haven't used Stumble Upon either...and now I am so glad I didn't. I never used it for extra entries, or offered that option on my giveaways.

That is just unbelievable that they would do that. I hope their stats/hits and whatever else plummet at an alarming rate. Where was the warning? But to just ban people? That is just ridiculous.

I'm sorry this happened to you Leslie, and other bloggers. You are the sweetest person ever.

Pricousins June 24, 2009 at 2:31 PM  

I don't use it anymore. But, I still include it as an entry, I just say "Stumble this BLOG, NOT this giveaway." It's up to them if they want to do it.

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