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Tuesday, November 28

Apologising

Here is the email I just sent:

Hi Yvette,

Here is the text of the review that was published about your website, www.innergeek.us. To be honest, you're not going to like it, and, reading it again, I can see that I put my editorial "angle" above being particularly fair about your site. If you review the World's Worst Websites lists, you'll realise that any site listed on there is actually in good company. I intentionally picked on sites which I thought people would enjoy visiting, even though they were probably not the most useful, world-changing, or beautiful. As some of your own members pointed out, it's hardly like I have any room to criticise website design (my own site stinks) or geeks (I write computer software for a living).

Sadly, I think some of the humour got edited out of this (by me as I reduced it to fit the word count) and it comes across as a bit more nasty than tongue-in-cheek. Still, I promised you the chance to see it, and I've finally motivated myself to type it up for you. Owing to some brilliantly poor file administration, I failed to keep a copy of it after I sent it off.

Here it is. Happy reading.

Ashley

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This claims to be a site for geeks. Isn't that the whole internet? In fact, isn't being a geek something to be ashamed of, rather than proud enough of to celebrate [Er, no! - Ed]? Among the features are the geek test, where you can find out how geeky you are, and the geek of the week spot.

This has a poor layout reminiscent of an old monochrome VDU, and in places it is cringeworthy. I don't even think that real geeks would enjoy it. Steer clear.

Foot. In. Mouth.

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