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More MySpace Problems

Vic Smith 09 Dec 10 - 01:17 PM
GUEST,999 09 Dec 10 - 01:19 PM
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olddude 09 Dec 10 - 01:34 PM
GUEST,bankley 09 Dec 10 - 02:03 PM
autoharpbob 09 Dec 10 - 02:59 PM
Spleen Cringe 09 Dec 10 - 03:37 PM
The Fooles Troupe 12 Dec 10 - 06:48 PM
JohnInKansas 13 Dec 10 - 12:22 PM
Vic Smith 12 Feb 11 - 08:57 AM
Vic Smith 12 Feb 11 - 08:58 AM
Beer 12 Feb 11 - 09:12 AM
Spleen Cringe 12 Feb 11 - 09:36 AM
Vic Smith 12 Feb 11 - 10:09 AM
Spleen Cringe 12 Feb 11 - 10:37 AM
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Greg F. 12 Feb 11 - 12:23 PM
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Vic Smith 13 Feb 11 - 05:22 AM
Lizzie Cornish 1 13 Feb 11 - 05:27 AM
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Subject: More MySpace Problems
From: Vic Smith
Date: 09 Dec 10 - 01:17 PM

The music player on the four MySpace sites that I run appears to be down. (6.13 British time). Perhaps they are making yet another of their "improvements". Following the problems that they have given me with their unannounced "new profiles" which totally destroyed the look of the information that I had put up previously, I am just about ready to give up on Myspace.


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Subject: RE: More MySpace Problems
From: GUEST,999
Date: 09 Dec 10 - 01:19 PM

Me too. In fact, if anyone can tell me how to resign--cancel that site--I`d be most appreciative.


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Subject: RE: More MySpace Problems
From: treewind
Date: 09 Dec 10 - 01:25 PM

There's a help system with a search box somewhere - I found out how to delete my MySpace accounts from that. It was actually quite easy and straightforward, unlike Fookbase where I deleted my account and they STILL send me emails saying I haven't replied to messages/invitations/crap.


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Subject: RE: More MySpace Problems
From: treewind
Date: 09 Dec 10 - 01:28 PM

Here you go:

How to cancel your MySpace Account

wasn't hard to find with Google search
This has been a public service announcement...


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Subject: RE: More MySpace Problems
From: GUEST,999
Date: 09 Dec 10 - 01:31 PM

Thank you treewind, very much.


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Subject: RE: More MySpace Problems
From: olddude
Date: 09 Dec 10 - 01:34 PM

On my youtube account I found some British based Sex sites embedding the youtube video's into their site.   hence youtube is shut down for good


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Subject: RE: More MySpace Problems
From: GUEST,bankley
Date: 09 Dec 10 - 02:03 PM

funny, I've been considering cancelling myspace lately, but will likely let it ride until the new year... it's become a pain in the ass.. I know that it was failing due to other outlets, so in the attempt to improve it looks like it's being buried...


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Subject: RE: More MySpace Problems
From: autoharpbob
Date: 09 Dec 10 - 02:59 PM

I have just successfully cancelled my myspace. It is fairly simple, though they fight you every step of the way. I got fed up with the messages from people with propositions for me, the new friends I had every day that I had never heard of, and the totally impenetrable navigation. No need for it.


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Subject: RE: More MySpace Problems
From: Spleen Cringe
Date: 09 Dec 10 - 03:37 PM

I'd recommend Soundcloud. Thoroughly fed up with MyShame.


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Subject: RE: More MySpace Problems
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 12 Dec 10 - 06:48 PM

Another annoyance - apparently "The Black Eyed Peas have taken over MySpace" - according to a promotional email I received...

Which probably explains why on every page now I get a Black Eyed Peas video trying to play - lucky I have a thing that stops Flash from automatically playing ... but I can't make the damn thing go away permanently, I have to click on a 'close this flash' every time...

I didn't realize the Black Eyed Peas were so near to bankruptcy that they had to resort to this... if anything would turn me AGAINST a group, it's this sort of SPAM ... apart from the fact that I am not the right sort of market for this push marketing game...


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Subject: RE: More MySpace Problems
From: JohnInKansas
Date: 13 Dec 10 - 12:22 PM

Apparently the WikiLeaks thing has launched a fad for creating obnoxious interference.

Reports of an Acai Attack on Twitter are an additional one, apparently spreading with unusual rapidity. (But that's what Twitter's for, I suppose.)

Several others have been reported within the past few days, with many of the reported stuff being more nuisance than "purposeful."

Of course any "unexpected" activity could be serious malware, and frivolous looking stuff has been used for nasty purposes more frequently in some recent scams.

John


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Subject: RE: More MySpace Problems
From: Vic Smith
Date: 12 Feb 11 - 08:57 AM

I really don't know why I still bother with them but.....

The music player that plays the tracks on the four MySpace sites that I maintain seems to be down - and has been so for over a day now. Yet if you are unfortunate the drift your mouse over their adverts, you get the sound from them blasting out loud and clear.

Is anyone else having similar problems?
Has anyone got any good, popular alternatives?


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Subject: RE: More MySpace Problems
From: Vic Smith
Date: 12 Feb 11 - 08:58 AM

Tell me about Soundcloud.


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Subject: RE: More MySpace Problems
From: Beer
Date: 12 Feb 11 - 09:12 AM

I just dumped My Space.
Ad.


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Subject: RE: More MySpace Problems
From: Spleen Cringe
Date: 12 Feb 11 - 09:36 AM

Soundcloud is great if primarily you want to put up a few tracks for people to listen to, Vic. Not so good for, say, promoting a folk club, where Facebook is better. Here's my page (I haven't put much up yet simply because I've been concentrating on my website and Facebook page) Soundcloud which should give you some sort of idea. If you click on the link on the right side of my page you can also check out Kevin Boyd's page. Hope this helps.


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Subject: RE: More MySpace Problems
From: Vic Smith
Date: 12 Feb 11 - 10:09 AM

Thanks very much, Spleen Cringe. I don't think that Soundcloud will be for me under these circumstances as promoting events is the main thing that I am after. Although the re-designed MySpace looks crap - and it was very irritating that all the sites were changed without any option but the fact is that by using one of their templates, and not using their suggested sections, but using a bit of very simple HTML, you can make the site look quite reasonable, or at least I think so (see http://www.myspace.com/royaloakfolklewes) and it allows me to give ten sample tracks from coming guests (when the player is actually working!)

I persevere with it because although numbers of visitors to MySpace overall are in free fall, the visitor numbers to this site show that it is still worth my while maintaining it....at the moment.


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Subject: RE: More MySpace Problems
From: Spleen Cringe
Date: 12 Feb 11 - 10:37 AM

The trouble I'm having with Myspace is that it stripped all my HTML, lost my location and made my basic info look crap and incoherent as a result. When I try to edit it I'm prevented from saving the changes. I emailed Myspace help about this and they said they're 'working on it'. This has been going on ever since they 'improved' the look of the site. Grr. At least it means I've started to get to grips with Facebook...


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Subject: RE: More MySpace Problems
From: Beer
Date: 12 Feb 11 - 12:12 PM

I run a coffee house in that I book musicians and we also hold open mike. I am going to look at the possibility of using this web site idea to broadcast live. have a look, maybe this would fit your need.
Ad.

http://www.ustream.tv/get-started


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Subject: RE: More MySpace Problems
From: Greg F.
Date: 12 Feb 11 - 12:23 PM

Hey, c'mon, now - its a "social networking" site just like FarceBook, its creating a real pseudo-"Community"[sic] and enabling you to pseudo-"interract" [sic] with all manner of cyber-pseudo-"friends"[sic] and CHANGING THE GODDAM WORLD FOR THE BETTER! how can it POSSIBLY not be absolutely wonderful, never mind bad?

(Its almost as vacuous as the movie it spawned.)


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Subject: RE: More MySpace Problems
From: Spleen Cringe
Date: 12 Feb 11 - 12:59 PM

Fair enough, Greg F, but if you have music you want to promote or folk clubs you want to advertise, these sites can be quite useful when they work properly.


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Subject: RE: More MySpace Problems
From: Greg F.
Date: 12 Feb 11 - 01:35 PM

'Cept, apparently, they rarely do work properly. And perhaps the time wasted screwing around with them trying to force them to work properly might be more productively employed elsewhere?

Just a thought......


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Subject: RE: More MySpace Problems
From: Vic Smith
Date: 13 Feb 11 - 05:22 AM

Just checked the player and it is now restored... we have to understand that sites do sometimes need maintainance - Mudcut was down for quite a while yesterday.


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Subject: RE: More MySpace Problems
From: Lizzie Cornish 1
Date: 13 Feb 11 - 05:27 AM

Myspace suckes these days. I can only think that Facebook have sent one of their employees to work there, undercover..to basically set about destroying Myspace from the inside, out.

Never have I seen such a complete balls up in all my life! It now takes ages to load, has chosen to have a huge advert at the top of everyone's page, dominating it...nothing seems to work properly, the backgrounds are crap and it's wiped out all the html people had there in the first place...

It's become dictatorial I'm afraid.

Facebook is too of course, but at least it functions far better than Myspace.

I wiped most of my page out, deliberately and will eventually wipe the entire page out if I can work out how to delete my account completely.

Such a sorry state of affairs to ruin something that once worked so well and was so popular.


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Subject: RE: More MySpace Problems
From: Jack Blandiver
Date: 13 Feb 11 - 06:23 AM

I haven't given up entirely on Myspace purely because it remains one of my active websites with links from elsewhere! I've figured out how to make it look a little better than basic:

http://www.myspace.com/sedayne

But it's still not quite what it was & I'm don't spend any time there networking like I used to. I'm trying Blogspot right now, linking to Soundcloud, which suffices for now.

http://ploughmyth.blogspot.com/

http://soundcloud.com/sedayne


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Subject: RE: More MySpace Problems
From: JHW
Date: 13 Feb 11 - 06:45 AM

Spleen Cringe I reckon I've come across Soundcloud before linked by someone which I suppose is a handy way to post tracks.
I listened to Jon Boden - Frankies something but wasn't sure about the chorus of goblins. I'm a great fan of Jon but wonder what he will find to do once he's recorded every folk song there is?


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Subject: RE: More MySpace Problems
From: JHW
Date: 26 Mar 11 - 06:23 AM

My Space loses millions of users


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Subject: RE: More MySpace Problems
From: Vic Smith
Date: 13 Apr 11 - 08:47 AM

MySpace loses 10 million users in a month
MySpace lost 10 million unique users in one month at the start of the year, according to new figures.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/myspace/8404510/MySpace-loses-10-million-users-in-a-month.html
... and before you all start mocking, I picked this link up from Facebook rather than actually handling the rag.


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Subject: RE: More MySpace Problems
From: JohnInKansas
Date: 13 Apr 11 - 10:16 AM

One possibly significant difference between MySpace and Facebook, especially for those who want to advertise performers, groups, or events, is that in order to see anything on Facebook you must be registered as a Facebook user. For some time now, unregistered visitors cannot (easily) even search to see if someone is there.

You still can "browse" anonymously at MySpace without signing up, so the three of us who don't have a page at either can at least search for "names" at MySpace, but it's not an option at Facebook.

It's difficult to tell with any accuracy how many "members" at either are really active, but one recent article cited the claim by Facebook that "anyone with less [sic] than ten "Friends" is unlikely to remain active for more than a year," and then searched to determine that fewer than about 2% of the claimed membership met that criterion - - and presented plausible arguments that even that "standard" probably was of questionable significance.

If you really want to advertise to the most people possible, there would appear to be at least some limitation on how many you can reach with Facebook, although if you really want to reach the maximum possible number of mindless sheep it's likely a pretty good place.

Although in principle MySpace would appear to be more accessible to additional potential consumers, I've seen little to indicate that it's being effectively much used for "publicity purposes," and might note that searches returning the maximum reportable (3000) number of hits seldom show more than about 20 who have logged in within the past year.

John


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Subject: RE: More MySpace Problems
From: Will Fly
Date: 13 Apr 11 - 10:50 AM

Most of these social networking sites seem to reach a peak when they're at most vogue-ish - and then comes the flop. Bebo is a typical example and MySpace appears to be on the skids. Nothing stays the same on the net.

I use neither MySpace nor Bebo nor the current market leaders Facebook and Twitter. Just so much wasted time as far as I'm concerned. I keep contact with my real friends through email, and touch base with strangers who want to contact me via my website or through music sites such as YouTube and Vimeo - and, of course, dear old Mudcat.

One thing that seems to bedevil these sites is the need for constant change, constant rethinks, constant upgrades - rather than planned upgrades which genuinely enhance the system. Done badly, this haemorrhages subscribers.


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Subject: RE: More MySpace Problems
From: treewind
Date: 13 Apr 11 - 01:24 PM

If you simply want to promote your music, Reverbnation is a possibility.
YouTube has its uses too, especially if you have your own web site and simply want to embed some videos.


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Subject: RE: More MySpace Problems
From: Lizzie Cornish 1
Date: 13 Apr 11 - 01:37 PM

"MySpace loses 10 million users in a month"

Good. Serves them right. I've never seen such a total screw up in my life. They had a duty to the hundreds of thousands of musicians who used their site. They also had a duty to the many non-musicians. They got greedy and cared only about making more and more money, turning it into some kind of hellhole of a site. Now, it barely functions at all, screws everyone's computers up and is left hanging in cyberspace, losing its lifeblood at an alarming rate.

Someone phone the Undertaker.........and bury it deep, deep down.

I'm so angry about what those numbskulls have done.


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Subject: RE: More MySpace Problems
From: Rain Dog
Date: 13 Apr 11 - 01:57 PM

Not sure they had a duty to anyone. I don't suppose many (any) people were actually paying anyone to use that site.

I used it to check out musicians and found it very handy being able to listen to some tracks and then sometimes follow the links to 'friends' sites. Last couple of times I have been on it I have found it to be very slow, so I don't really bother with it now.

These sites cost money to run and maintain. Businesses buy them, drawn by the huge number of users but then run into the same old problem; how do you raise money from the site in order to cover the costs of running it, nevermind make a profit from it. Not easy to do when the vast majority of people think it should be free.

Remind you of anything?


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