(IJCH) The Adventures of Bobby the Blogger — S01E02 “Improper Accreditation and Sourcing”

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Article Snippet: “Bobby was confused — again. The contents of Bobby’s AzzenndUp wallet were seized and his blogging privileges revoked for 30 days…”

IJCH — Inside JaiChai’s Head (Meaning: My Warped, Personal Opinions and Musings)

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From the Author:

Salutations.

I am JaiChai.

And if I haven’t had the pleasure of meeting you before, I’m delighted to make your acquaintance now.

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I invite you to interact with everyone, learn, and have as much fun as possible!

For my returning online friends, “It’s always great to see you again!

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The Adventures of Bobby the Blogger — S01E02 “Improper Accreditation and Sourcing”

Bobby was confused — again.

His latest blog post cost him all the tokens in his meager AzzenndUp wallet and loss of blogging privileges for 30 days.

Here’s what happened.

Bobby was so proud of himself. He’d just finished a thoroughly researched, well-written and lengthy blog post and was ready to press the “send” key for submission upload.

But as fate would have it, AzzEnndUp’s notoriously glitchy online post editor hiccuped and froze.

Bobby could do nothing except refresh his browser and reload AzzEnndUp’s editor.

“$hit! $hit, $hit, $hit!” Bobby shouted, as he began to realize that all his prior work had vanished without a trace.

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Bobby was now paying the heavy price for ignoring his friend’s advice:

“If you value your time (and sanity), never put the safety of your article in the hands of any online editor. Compose and edit your posts on a reliable, auto-saving off-line text editor. Then paste it into the platform’s editor for final tweaking and upload.”

Depressed and angry, Bobby had to face reality.

AzzEnndUp’s buggy platform and flaky editor had quickly turned everything that Bobby had spent hours to create into unretrievable vaporware.

Bruised but not beaten, and in spite of extreme fatigue, Bobby began the painstaking task of recreating his work — this time using an off-line text editor.

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And in doing so, he was committing another rookie writer mistake.

In the words of his friend, a successful writer and retired Navy Safety Officer, “Nobody creates submission-worthy, quality content on the first pass. Solid proofreading and scrupulous editing requires extraordinary physical and mental stamina. It takes time and patience. Attempting to rush matters only results in publications rife with embarrassing errors; idiotic blunders for the whole world to see.”

But Bobby was stubborn.

In record time, even for slow typing Bobby, the redux of his original blog post was done.

Exhausted, Bobby pasted his “blog post version 2.0” into AzzEnndUp’s editor and triumphantly pressed the “send” key.

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The day’s ordeal had taken its toll on Bobby. Within minutes of uploading his post, a fully clothed Bobby was asleep and snoring on his living room couch.

Unbeknownst to the sleeping Bobby, his blog post was immediately flagged and taken down by AzzEnndUp’s internal bot named “AI” (Arayan Ideal).

The BNG, the Blogger Nazi Group — a merciless squad of enforcers from AzzEnndUp’s Security Section (ASS) were next; performing the rest of the SPPP — Standard Persecution & Punishment Procedures.

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The contents of Bobby’s AzzenndUp wallet were seized and his blogging privileges revoked for 30 days.

The first thing Bobby did upon waking up was to check on his post.

But as soon as he logged into the AzzenndUp social media website, instead of seeing his normal landing page, he was immediately redirected to the ASS administration page.

With utter shock and disbelief, Bobby read the ASS’s “Crime and Punishment Report” (CPR):

Violation of AzzenndUp Statute #666: “Improper Accreditation and Sourcing”

WTF?

Bobby was confused — again.

He was SURE that all third party content was properly identified with quotations, block format or within a shaded background.

Accreditation of each CC0 and Royalty-Free image and every contributing content’s source was accomplished via URL hyperlink.

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All attempts to contact AzzEnndUp’s Free Universal Channel (AzzFUC) proved futile.

In desperation, Bobby pulled up his copy of the blog post on his WYSIWYG/markdown editor.

Everything looked perfect.

All accreditation was complete, URL hyperlinks in place.

Again, WTF?

Barely containing his rage, he hurriedly prepared a copy of his submission as a public notice to all about AzzEnndUp’s draconian policies and punishments.

But just before he launched his worldwide whistle-blower blog post, he accidently clicked on a URL hyperlink.

Instead of landing on the “XRPChat” website, a community forum for enthusiasts of Ripple’s XRP, he was now staring at the vividly graphic images on “XXXChat”.

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By JaiChai

“Really Appreciate You Stopping By. Truly hope to see you again!”

And if you liked my post, kindly Upvote, Comment and Follow.

About the Author:

Believing that school was too boring, he dropped out of High School early; only to earn an AA, BS and MBA in less than 4 years much later in life — while working full-time as a Navy/Marine Corps Medic.

In spite of a fear of heights and deep water, he performed high altitude, free-fall parachute jumps and hazardous diving ops in deep, open ocean water.

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After 24 years of active duty, he retired in Asia.

Since then, he’s been a full-time, single papa and actively pursuing his varied passions (Writing, Disruptive Technology, Computer Science and Cryptocurrency — plus more hobbies too boring or bizarre for most folk).

He lives on an island paradise with his girlfriend, teenage daughter and two dogs.

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(JaiChai 12–6–2020. Simultaneous multi-site submissions posted. All rights reserved.)

Originally published at https://hive.blog on December 7, 2020.

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JaiChai

I'm retired (U.S. military) and living on an island paradise with my girlfriend, teenage daughter and two dogs.