The Fable of

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Once upon a time, a long time ago, (Well, it wasn’t really THAT long ago), there was a man named Ben Ogden. Ben was born cute, and with a silver spoon stuck in his mouth. Luckily, a nearby dentist was able to remove it so that Ben, a well liked rich kid, could go about, become even wealthier, and go on to create his own free website.

The site he created was born out of a “One Love Philosophy”, this meant that everyone would be kind and loving towards each other, and that they would all be free to print whatever they wanted.

This worked well for a while until the TROLLS came. Mean and ugly, these trolls would work their magic to disrupt all the good conversations that were going on in Thoughts land.

Ben, being a benevolent god, raised his powerful hand and behold, T2 came into being, and it was good…Once again, order was restored and we all went along our happy ways.

Then, one day, Ben decided to create a NEW Thoughts, one with awesome imagery, quick response time, and all the bells and whistles you could possibly think of. The writers were skeptical, yet, with their knowledge of T2 and the ease it was to use, they bellied up to the bar, got good and drunk, and let Ben once again have his way.

Alas, this was to be the beginning of the end. Ben went on god hiatus, which is a playground for only the richest of gods, and left the new floundering. Flounder it did as pictures wouldn’t load, message systems went haywire, and once again the trolls returned with a vengeance.

The old was gone and the new one went on and off line like an electrical panel.Woe was everyone as the “One Love Philosophy” died, and was replaced with constant bickering and turmoil.

Once again, after a long time at play, Ben returned with a vengeance, and he swore that he would fix the current mess…BZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Seems the more he fixed it, the more it faltered. Once again, “the “Woe is me” attitude returned.

People started to leave for the comfort of other sites. After enough good writers left, Ben once again raised his powerful right hand and created a completely new site called or other…Whatever…

I had had enough. I picked up my tablet and headed off for greener pastures. Ben…This morale is for you…

“If It Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix it.”

Just sayin!!!!!!


10 thoughts on “The Fable of

  1. Hi lady, hope you’re doing well – considering they burned our house down.

    I went for my morning snoop and it was gone. I’m sorry to see it go, I think now all of us will drift apart. It’s got a redirect to on it, and I think I’d rather sit on a cactus than go there but I did have a look around. After not being inspired I came back here, re-read some of my early posts and deleted Scarletbynight. Funny how much I changed in a mere 5 years, I felt uncomfortable with how open I’d been and rolled my eyes at how cocky I was.

    So is this your main blog now Sue? Mx

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    • Yup. I miss my old home, had it for years and I am sad to see it go. I am glad that you are still here and I look forward to reading now. You have certainly come along way, no white no two ways about it. I too looked over the New site just to see what it was all about, and I wasn’t all that impressed. Thank you for commenting, and I hope to see you back as I will be on your blog.

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      • I miss it too, the dump ben put up is lame, I hear reports about it from ex-thoughtsters and apparently its already soaked in worse spam than thoughts was. They tell me he’s given someone admin control to swat spammers – good luck with that – it’s a bit like vaccinating after contracting the flu.

        I’ll pop in from time to time, for a laugh. I took my blog here down a few days ago and I got half way through putting something new up but I ran out of whatever it is that makes me want to blog. I will probably start something new under ‘Mammonelle’ but I don’t quite know what yet. Being creative isn’t working at the moment. I can’t actually write anything funny, or ranty or even introspective – I start writing and after about 300 words I give up.

        You where the first one to friend me at thoughts and I took a lot of leads off you, thanks for being a mentor 🙂

        I’ve been looking for something to replace thoughts for years and haven’t found anything, format wise – people wise – I doubt I ever will – thoughts had a very unique and broad range of bloggers I’ve yet to encounter. But I’ll keep looking and if I find something I’ll let you know.


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