Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Obscene! Violent! Illegal! And that's not all!

Dear nitebyrd:

XXXXXX XXXXX has determined that you are promoting advertisers on a site (or possibly multiple sites) that contains objectionable content (including, but not limited to content that is misleading, libelous, defamatory, obscene, violent, bigoted, hate-oriented, illegal, and/or promoting illegal goods, services or activities). Such conduct is in violation of the XXXXXX XXXXX

As a result of the above-described violation, you have been removed from the XXXXXXX XXXXXX Network, transactions may be reversed ("charged-back"), and any attempt to rejoin the XXXXXXX XXXXXX Network shall be null and void.If you have questions regarding this notice, please reply to this email using the provided reply-to address and leave the subject line intact.

We don't like sex and violins!

If you look at my blog roll and/or my book selection from Amazon, it's obvious that I'm not a one note reader. That being said, not only do I like diversification in reading material, I like it in my life, my thoughts, my art, etc. Apparently, one company I had an affiliation with was unhappy with my eclectic tastes. Even after over a year of having a relationship with them and the company having to approve my site prior to forming any relationship, they recently divorced me.

Now, the fact that this company dropped me from it's affiliate program isn't what has me angry. What has burned my ass more than a two-foot fire is that my other affiliate programs and/or the causes I support haven't changed much in the three-plus years I've been blogging. My blog roll has seen some additions and subtractions but I haven't added any “I Love Hitler” blogs or “How To Murder Your Mother” blogs. Nor have I formed any affiliations with companies that support pillage, rape and murder.

Let's see, what could it possibly be that they deemed atrocious enough to ban me for life -

  • They don't approve of same sex marriage or equality.
  • They don't think that young people should be educated about HIV/AIDS or sex.
  • They don't like sex positive sites that sell quality toys, DVD's and other sexual products.
  • They don't like craftspeople and/or artists.
  • They don't like words like fuck, cock, pussy.
  • They don't like zombies. 
  • They don't like preventing/curing breast cancer.

Cookie Monster is PC, he didn't say "cock"
If they don't like any one of the above, then good riddance and don't let the door hit 'em in the ass. Whatever the reason, I don't give a shit. It's not like I make a living from my affiliations. I just like certain companies, books, movies, TV shows, etc. and want to share. 

Most bloggers have some type of affiliate and/or sponsor accounts. Some do make a living from them. More power to them. I like to do reviews about products (DILDOS! VIBRATORS! RESTRAINTS! Oh! MY!) and give an honest opinion. I think reading reviews is helpful especially when you're buying something online. That you can get an honest opinion from fellow bloggers - of all types - is extremely helpful when wanting to purchase a vibrator, body lotion, dildos, perfume, cock rings, lingerie or a variety of other items via the internet.

This whole debacle brings me to another ass-burner. A great “mommy blogger”, Babes Rockin' Mami, is a young mother, happily married, a fellow Etsyian and great writer who happens to review sex toys every so often. Now toys and such aren't the only thing she reviews but it's probably the only thing she gets a bunch of shit for by some of the people that read and comment on her blog. ARE YOU FUCKING SERIOUS!?! What is wrong with people? This is a woman that is smart and worldly who knows that toys don't mean you're a “loose woman” or slut. Using toys to enhance your relationship with your partner or yourself is fucking NORMAL, you righteous pin-head, tight-ass idiots!!! 


Sorry. This is what happens when one is wound tighter than a old-fashioned watch and a spring pops.  Rant over. Thank you for listening.

 Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll, dude!
Go have a look over at Babes Rockin' Mami, you'll like her. I do, although that recommendation could prove dangerous!

I did not publish the name of the affiliate company but if y'all want to know it, email me.  nitebyrds@gmail.com


This is exactly why I don't give a flying fuck about moronic affiliate programs.  An absolutely fabulous writer, blogger, woman, poet - INDI, loves me!

14 blew out from under the bed:

Ron said...

OMG, I LOVE that last little animated graphic....calm you tits.

Bwhahahahahahahhha! How funny!

Well, all I can say is.....

Freedom of speech, Nitebyrd! You have every right to say what you feel, promote what you feel, and review what you feel. I've been blogging with you for almost fours years now, and I can truthfully say that you're an awesome advocate in promoting equality, education, and generosity.

And I love your eclectic taste. I'm the same way. I blog with people of all interests, backgrounds, and preferences.

That's what makes the world go round!

Great rant, Sis! And keep being the awesome person that you are!


X ya, bunches!

Dangerous Lilly said...

I have to admit, I'm confused by the unnamed affiliate program. have you asked them what their true reason is?

As for the whole mommy blogger collective gasping thing... *sigh* God I fucking hate those types of women. Lighten the fuck up and have a goddamn orgasm, and you might not be such a judgmental twat.


Anonymous said...

Just you wait. There is this restrictive puritanistic element in the air...I can smell it. Pretty soon I suspect that the Thong will be outlawed.


I have no sponsors or affiliates for that very reason. One tends to sign away their rights to freedom os speech and expression. Who do they think they are?

I think you should review THEM.

Karl said...

Take it as a complement that your blog has an edge that is too scary for some. Keep poking the tiger.

Akelamalu said...

I have only two words to say on the subject


Indi said...

nitebyrd ...name and shame them.... what have you got to loose, they've already made it quite clear they aint fuckin happy.. this is what I say when I get annoyed...TITS-SHIT-BOLLOCKS-WANK... now where ws I? Freedom of speach right? fuck 'em... I say what I like about who I like when I fuckin like, they don't like they can go fuck off... ranting is good for the soul...;)



Indi said...

nitebyrd ~ actually it was FUCK TITS BOLLOX AND WANK.... close I guess, hey lady come see what I got for ya on my blog...



flying solo said...

I love LOVE LOVE when you get pissed and vent !! Go get em Girl~

Anonymous said...

I love it when you rant..
It makes me laugh..
You are one of the MOST awesome folks I know out here in the blogoland.
Oh honey hell yeah!
Thanks for the big old grin...
and everything you said?
cause I am so original...

Indi said...

nitebyrd ~ did I ever tell you




Riff Dog said...

I've checked with a number of affiliate programs and most of them, in the interest of "good taste," have strict rules that state that an affiliate may not, under any circumstances, admit to liking Nickelback. Sounds to me like someone must have reported you.

nitebyrd said...

Ron ~ I know! Isn't that .gif just the BEST!?! I plan to continue just as I have, people and/or companies that don't like it, don't have to read it. Thank you, Ron. You always are welcome and I do love to see you!

Dangerous Lilly ~ I thought about writing them to find out the exact reason. It may be childish but I came to the conclusion that by doing so, I would allow them to think I actually cared.

Those women and men, for that matter, that think sex toys, etc. are Satan's tools are just pathetic. Their ignorance is astounding.

Joker_SATX ~ You could be right. Florida now has a bill on the Governor's desk that is going to require women who want an abortion to have a sonogram prior to the procedure. It is the woman's responsibility to PAY for the sonogram. She doesn't have to look at it but she has to have it and pay for it before she can have an abortion. Our Medicaid, WIC and welfare is out of control, the state is going broke (as are many others) but we're going to let more children become part of a broken system and send more women to back-alley quacks. Progress? Living in the 21st century? Hardly.

Ubermouth ~ I believe I'll just be sticking with the affiliates I have. They have always been fair and honest. My blog is never gonna be Dooce so I'm not looking for mansions in the south of France. I thought that is was pretty damn funny that the reasons for the divorce were so brutal in light of the affiliates I have and the causes I support.

Karl ~ Really!?! SCARY! OH! man! I feel powerful! Bring on the tigers! Thanks to stopping by.

Akelamalu ~ Uh! Oh! You've been hanging around my blog too long, girl! LOL.

Indi ~ Okay. Commission Junction. Apparently the world's largest affiliate program manager. You know, I do love to RANT! As you can see, I'd rather have you love me than to worry about why they hate me! Thank you, sweetie! And I LOVE YOU, TOO!!!

flying solo ~ Thanks. Venting and ranting are good for the soul and complexion!

Illuminary ~ Who wants to be cookie cutter? Certainly not me. I also don't want to be so fucking closed minded that I think promoting the use of sex toys and same sex marriage, among other things is going to send me to hell. You're one of the most original women I know and I love the hell out of you for it!

Riff Dog ~ This has to be my favorite comment, EVER! I really and truly LOL'd. Thank you!

ghost said...

It must be the zombies they object to....