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pageviews for points, yeaaaaaaaaah

Journal Entry: Mon Feb 7, 2011, 4:28 PM


Many months ago I did a random poll alexiuss.deviantart.com/journa… about getting favs and pageviews in exchange for money as a hilarious reference to how capitalist DA has become with the "lama badges for points".

Recently my friend from DA linked me to someone on here who's actually charging people money in exchange for fake pageviews:  :iconpageviewsforpoints:

First of all, what's wrong with people these days? Why would YOU pay for FAKE pageviews??! To seem more important and bloated?
That's like paying someone to type in numbers in an imaginary calculator for you.



ZOMG,
I have an even more capitalist idea.... instead of paying points for fake views like a gigantic boob why not pay points for REAL VIEWS?

Send :iconalexiuss:

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whatever points
and your avatar will automatically float for some time on alexiuss' massively viewed frontpage!
Yay for cheap automatic features! Notice that it won't work if you donate anonymously.

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10 points

and your avatar will be posted on a separate journal page of "FEATURED ARTISTS!"
It will forever float on this journal page. FOREEEEEEEVER! Say it to yourself out loud. Think about it. Now look into a mirror and say it!
Is this amazing chance to have your avatar featured FOREVER not worth a measly 10 points? Is this not an amazing deal? DO U NOT WANT IT NOE?


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50 points

and alexiuss will feature your painting in his journal. That's 500-1000 REAL views! OH YEAHH!


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100 points

And alexiuss will ask a journal question for you! That's 1000 views and you'll get at least 100 answers from real people!
Any question at all, no matter how shameless and obscene!


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200 points

And alexiuss will write a poll for you! Any poll, whatever your dirty capitalist mind can conceive!
Is cola better than coke? Do people prefer cerial, pancakes, or pie for breakfast?
Your poll will be answered by 5000 REAL people! ZOMG! Amazing, guaranteed audience responses from real people!


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5'000  points


And alexiuss will post your painting in his gallery with a link to your own page!
Amazing! More than 10'000 real views for your art, with a chance to get on DA frontpage and win 50'000+ REAL views and hundreds of comments!

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OHHHHHHH YEAAAAAAAAAHHH! CAPITALISM!





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:iconhck112:
hck112 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011  Student Digital Artist
'Real' pageview... What the fuck? Since when pageview becomes 'real'? LULZ
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:iconkillchasey:
KillChasey Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Student General Artist
I love the people who find things as ridiculous as I do.

but still manage to approach said things with a sickly humour. :)
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:iconresident-angel:
Resident-Angel Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011
That is absolutely ridiculous.And I mean that the idiot is not the person who charge,but the person who let himself to be charged.LOL.
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:iconcollon28:
Collon28 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Well I was given one and I don't know what to do with it. Perhaps THIS would be the best use for it.
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:iconajthe90skid:
AJthe90skid Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Professional General Artist
I love how no one has to EARN anything they want in life anymore.
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:icondochott:
DocHott Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome journal ! Can I buy poutine and vodka with your point scheme ? ;) :D :lol: :D :party:
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:iconestafina:
Estafina Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011  Student Writer
I've seen people charging for RP adoptables too.
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:iconclovenhoof:
Clovenhoof Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011  Professional General Artist
so anyhow... what do you do with those points other than donating them to zee mad captain. i thought i read somewhere that they're included when you get a new subscription nowadays, but that wasn't the case, and actually...

i wouldn't bother to read up on why i need points that i've never had before, and feel like i support this site enough by a yearly payment anyhow. kinda like if someone was suddenly inventing money today, everyone would think they're crazy.
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:iconclovenhoof:
Clovenhoof Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011  Professional General Artist
well... actually now that i had to check it out why. i'm still not entirely convinced there'd be better ways to spend them =D however it would be a better teaser to start using them if they were included with subscriptions i'd say.
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:iconthe---virus:
The---Virus Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I've got 18 points, probably from giving random people lama's.

I have no better use for them, so I donated them. I expect awesomeness!
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:iconsebasp:
SebasP Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011  Professional Artist
what are exactly the " points" ?
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:iconnecros900:
necros900 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011
lo zomg
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:iconultraboo:
UltraBoo Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011  Student Digital Artist
If no one is -actually- looking at your art, why the hell does pageviews matter? It's only an important number if it actually represents something meaningful. XD Unlike the assumed weight of the people buying pageviews. They should get up off their point-hoaring asses and actually work to be good enough at art to have people looking at their pages, but unfortunately it seems their too busy wasting money on useless numbers. :D
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:icontracy-me:
tracy-Me Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Ahhh. This made me giggle.
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:iconlinawifeofl:
linawifeofL Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011
The fuck. What of it.
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:icondannfirefeet:
DannFirefeet Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011
I'll admit, I thought that this was going to be a senseless rant. I clicked the link ready to read in righteous fury. Your humorous take on the subject, done without shying away from the truth of the matter, quickly changed my opinion.

And I'm with you, who is egotistical enough, yet insecure enough, to pay for fake pageviews? Lol at their stupidity. You plan is much better. :D
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:iconfamz:
FaMz Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011  Professional General Artist
Oh well, their waste of money, cus pageviews really don't matter if people don't like you art, it's silly!
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:iconpoints4pageviews:
POINTS4PAGEVIEWS Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011
GUESSSSSS WHAT! You Can Get More Page Views At A Better Price Over At ~POINTS4PAGEVIEWS!
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:iconultraboo:
UltraBoo Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Pffft. There is no better deal than a humorous one!
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:iconpoints4pageviews:
POINTS4PAGEVIEWS Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011
Oh I'm Sure.
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:iconirengard:
Irengard Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL BAN FGFDSSA
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:iconcalleena:
calleena Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you're saying you haven't seen the ebay pageviews offers? XD
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:iconhck112:
hck112 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011  Student Digital Artist
whaat? they SELL pageviews on eBay?

Well I guess no one can notice what is real or fake anymore...
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:iconryouyamibakura:
RyouYamiBakura Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011
I love how you're so sarcastic about all this in a dark humor sort of way XD It really is quite silly, yet sad at the same time. I do not know how some people survive really :P
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:icongetmorepageviews:
GetMorePageviews Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011
He's not the only one! :la:
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:iconaeltari:
Aeltari Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
You are awesome ty for this laugh, I needed it.
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:iconphlum:
Phlum Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011  Professional General Artist
Isn't this technically stealing? Basically, you've got idiots giving something for nothing, haven't you? I mean, who in their right mind (which the "donators" of those 19,000:points: aren't) is going to fork over $5 just for a measly load of FAKE pageviews?

THIEVERY MUST SHTOP :iconsoniamdisappointplz:
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:iconvividgrim:
vividgrim Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011  Student Digital Artist
This 'article' makes me want to leap through the monitor and punch you in the face.
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:iconphlum:
Phlum Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011  Professional General Artist
Ever heard of 'freedom of speech'?
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:iconalderen:
Alderen Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011
Oh god... I needed that laugh XD
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:iconphoenixacx:
PhoenixACX Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Capitalist dogs!

Legitimate business ruins everything. The illegitimate business' that follow to counteract it makes the prices go up. Wash, rinse. repeat.

In the end, we all die penniless and broke.

Deviantart is a Community of artists helping each other for the common good, or its supposed to be. Communism only works when Capitalism is not allowed to try to "liberate" it. Allowing an Aristocracy to develop here via capitalist means will be the undoing of our beloved DeviantART.
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:iconkakashimorph:
KakashiMorph Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011
Cheerleading kitty!!! *is distracted*
Oh wait, what were we saying? Ah yes, epic fail. I like your caustic humor - it is as caustic as acid. You are a genius. :D
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:iconautumnclockwork:
AutumnClockwork Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011  Student General Artist
Wtf are points?
Since when does dA have a points system?
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:iconstormofthunder:
StormofThunder Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011
You really aren't updated on stuff, are you.
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:iconautumnclockwork:
AutumnClockwork Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011  Student General Artist
I don't really pay much attention to these things.
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:icondanopia:
danopia Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I'd think not.
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:iconnarfmaster:
Narfmaster Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Oh you whore.
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:iconshadow-otm:
shadow-otm Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011
Been forever since I've read your journal, forgot what fun was here!

Yeah, buying pageviews? I dunno, sounds like something only people as fickle as ramy would spend money into...
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:iconzuko-no-neesama:
Zuko-no-neesama Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011
100,000,000,000 points for a BJ? :D
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:iconaranuman8160:
Aranuman8160 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011
It seems I am not ze only spy...
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:iconkiracuils:
Kiracuils Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You, are made of win. Pure, gold, priceless, win.
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:iconxenos60:
xenos60 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011
I honestly just clicked on the most popular one because of the funny face.
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:iconultimacenturion:
UltimaCenturion Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011
This is false advertisement, what these people are doing. Capitalism is like Evolution, insofar as that it is built upon the survival of the good, and failure of the evil. Symbiosis is much more common than parasitism for good reason. If this is true in the real world, why should it not be true in the business one? False advertisement is false advertisement is false advertisement is false advertisement. Scams are doomed to die.
However, one very easy way to stop this behavior would be to only show how many deviants in the community have ever, at one point or another, seen the page. Another statistic could be added to show the average number of times deviants have visited. This would not only stop the scam, it would provide more accurate information without being intrusive.
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:iconladykylin:
LadyKylin Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011  Hobbyist
not sure I'd say the failure of the evil, the mafia does quite well.
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:iconultimacenturion:
UltimaCenturion Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011
Well, sometimes these things are best measured in decades or even centuries. Generally the larger an evil, the better it does. (After all, there is generally an exception for every rule. Indeed, sometimes the exception proves it. Sometimes.) Though, perhaps you are correct. The world isn't quite so black and white as it is often presented, and every good has an evil that mimics it.
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:iconladykylin:
LadyKylin Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011  Hobbyist
I can sometimes see how good and evil are best judged by time and history but I really don't think the Mafia is likely to be shown as being a force of good. Not unless in another couple of decades they end I don't know saveing the States from their own economic demise but that seems unlikely. Mostly I think the reason some things don't seem as evil though the lense of history is becuase we forget that people suffered.
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:iconultimacenturion:
UltimaCenturion Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011
Well, that's not what I meant. The mafias quite evidently evil. Though even institutions can reform and repent of misdeeds (as unlikely and uncommon as it is, it does happen. I doubt it will in this case.)
"We swear never to forget."
That is true. A lot of suffering has been forgotten through the ages.
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:iconladykylin:
LadyKylin Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011  Hobbyist
well I talked to some last rememberance day that had no idea what happened dureing WW2, about the sort of things people went though, or what happens in war zones even now. And yes some instituions do get better, genrally it's the other way though. And while few things are purely black and white, even Hitler began well, so did Stalin but they went crazy and power hungry. Mostly I try to judge a thing by what the result of thier efforts are, it's far better then judgeing by what they say.
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EVERAWAKE-Lady-Doom Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011
:iconsoniamdisappointplz:
easy way out
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:iconiwonderfortheworld:
Iwonderfortheworld Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011
You sir, are made of win.
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