MyBlogLog Bans Shoemoney, Suffers Boycott

Feb 23, 2007 | 3,473 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Shoemoney has been banned from MyBlogLog. This is no hearsay. Shoemoney has confirmed the news himself.

I have been banned from MyBlogLog… Since last night every page I visit on their site results in a 403 (Forbidden) error code. I have asked others and nobody else seems to get the error but me.

A little while later, he posted an update saying:

Well, as confirmed in comments below I have officially been banned and will be refunded.

The 'comments below' were made by MyBlogLoggers Scott Rafer and Eric Marcoullier. The latter explained why Shoemoney was banned. The reasonning is as follows:

To be clear — we did not ban shoemoney for posting about exploits. Although we would certainly have appreciated that he email us first, it’s his decision where he would like to publish them. We banned him for publishing other people’s data on the site and urging readers to spoof them. On what planet is that not a bannable offense?

Shoe has, however, claimed that all he did was point out the bugs in the system. Andy Beal has declared that he will boycott MyBlogLog for banning Shoe.

In the next few minutes, I’ll be removing links to MyBlogLog and taking the JavaScript off the site. Why? Yahoo and MBL have decided to ban Jeremy Schoemoney from the service for exposing some security flaws in the product.

In support of Jeremy, I’m boycotting MBL until they reinstate his profile. What MBL doesn’t understand is that “community” means more than just a collection of avatars, it means supporting those bloggers who support you.

Andy has accused Yahoo! of "screwing up a good thing."

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Navneet Kaushal

Navneet Kaushal is the founder and CEO of PageTraffic, an SEO Agency in India with offices in Chicago, Mumbai and London. A leading search strategist, Navneet helps clients maintain an edge in search engines and the online media. Navneet's expertise has established PageTraffic as one of the most awarded and successful search marketing agencies.
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