Thursday, November 5, 2009

Anyone else FORBIDDEN to all today.com sites?

For some reason, my computer can't access/read/check out any today.com site, either browser. Oh, I can use a different computer and get through but it seems that today.com has blocked my computer from accessing at all, even to read a today.com blog (someone else's).

Anyone else have this happen or am I just their least favorite person?

14 comments:

flit November 5, 2009 at 10:46 PM  

hmmm.... interesting!!!

I can still visit them... went to home page and just randomly clicked on one.

I wonder why they would have picked on you, specifically, and now?

Quadmama November 6, 2009 at 10:22 AM  

For awhile I couldn't post on Today sites, but that issue has been resolved. If you're on their list it's because a) you left and b) you still have an awesome blog.

Stephanie B November 6, 2009 at 10:24 AM  

Do I? That's so sweet, quadmama. I haven't been able to even SEE it in months.

Anonymous,  November 8, 2009 at 2:23 PM  

I blogged with today.com about six months ago got paid and then i was not happy with them telling me what to do.So i left and they still owe me about 30 dollars.I was getting two dollars per thousand and based on the time and i have never blogged before seem like the money was not bad.Can i make more money on my own?I am sure the bloggers here are making more money without today.com getting in the way.I am staying anonymous because my sisters ex boyfriend knows someone that has been working there for two years.
I meet him at a party and he said a bunch of things were changing and he said something about new ownership. He did not say if he was talking about if it was a done deal or something that was in the works.He said a few other things about today.com that i found very interesting as ex blogger.
I do not want to get in to trouble by spreading rumors about today.com or get this guy in trouble.
I think he still works there.I am going to email him to see if he can help me to get my balance cleared up.
I thought the bloggers here might heard something
As it seems people here follow today.com very closely

flit November 8, 2009 at 8:47 PM  

I make a bit via Google adsense, although I haven't checked that in ages ... takes a while to get enough traffic to hit pay out...but I care not. At least with them I have control over my conent - and I'm not associated with slimey porn-producing control freaks.

Never did blog for the money anyway ...I just enjoy it.

atorturedsoul November 23, 2009 at 3:05 PM  

I am making a lot more than I did with Today and I have complete control and retain ownership of my content. I am much happier on my own.

Oh and I wanted to mention that I took a great deal of time de-linking my old Today blog and its PR dropped from 5 to 3.

They still owe me money, too. Apparently they need it more than I do. I make more in one month than what they owe me so they can keep it.

(I checked and I can still see the blogs.)

Shakespeare December 12, 2009 at 10:49 AM  

I had a balance of over $50 one month, and it disappeared the next, and I was never paid that amount. I did get a few checks from them, though, but, like so many of you, I didn't just blog for the money. I suppose, if I did actually blog for money, I'd do it more often.

Perhaps they've been extra resentful to you because they gave you a big award to tell you how awesome you were, and then you left. I don't blame you a bit, though. My blog there is still up, but I haven't written anything in it since I moved over to blogger.

David Gerard January 2, 2010 at 6:19 PM  

My blog is now outa there. News of the News, which was consistently a top-ranker. I stopped writing in late November when they took away the pitiful $1/post and then today I got an email that made me go "FUCK THESE ARSEHOLES" and write this dummy-spit.

http://newstechnica.com is the new rock'n'roll! I exported all my content (today.com tries to fuck with the download format for WordPress, but I am a competent sysadmin so I unfucked this dumbassery) and it's on the new site. Happy ending!

£30/month from 60-70 hours' hard thinking is not worth the effort compared to 120x that from Make Money Slow working a day job. It's particularly not worth that at £15. Or, per new rules, at £0.

There's a Dr. Faustroll post detailing precisely the business traces of the today.com owners. Got a link?

Oh, and I was pointed here by Michael Nolan. Who got done by them too, and was actually working for them for a while. He is way, way too nice and classy to bitch about them ... I am neither ;-p

David Gerard January 5, 2010 at 6:54 AM  

Good Lord, I was swearing a lot in that comment. My apologies for the coarse language, I was rather upset at the time. Feel free to asterisk the salty words out of my comment :-)

I must say that today.com did actually pay me everything they were supposed to, on time and in full. So that wasn't a problem. It was their bloody ineptitude and unwillingness to keep paying for rather a lot of hard writing work that made it not worth it.

It was fine while it was fine, y'know. And now it isn't fine, so I've left.

Mind you, while they still have my content up on their site I remain more than a little annoyed, and I wish to put up a comprehensive expose website. I have some experience with such sites.

Ms Terri January 6, 2010 at 2:03 AM  

Your new site looks great! Congrats on the launch.

I've had some very exciting things happen with my blog that wouldn't have happened if I had stayed at Today. Getting kicked out of there was one of the best things that happened to me in a while.

Thanks for posting their "Today of the Future" (ahem) letter. And they closed the forums. Too funny.

hospitalera January 8, 2010 at 1:32 PM  

Regarding the original blog post, seems that today.com issued an ip ban (of static ips) of known ex-today-bloggers. I had the same problem, but still can "see" today.com blogs by using anonymous surfing services like http://w3.hidemyass.com Hope that helps, SY

Kelly January 18, 2010 at 5:06 PM  

I am a former Today.com blogger (used to be one of their top ones actually), and I have not had issues accessing today.com blogs because of an IP ban.

Is this Today.com Exiles blog still active at all..?

David Gerard May 2, 2010 at 4:02 PM  

Hey hey hey! Have you tried going to [anything].today.com lately? They're all dead.

Turns out they sold the domain name to Microsoft! http://today.com/ now redirects to http://today.msnbc.msn.com/ - the site for the Today Show on MSNBC!

OH DEAR. WHAT A PITY. NEVER MIND.

:-D

Anonymous,  May 11, 2010 at 5:02 AM  

Any way to get access to archives of a blog that was hosted by them? Just lost all the hard work.

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