I just spent 38 solid minutes trying to reserve an opp at PayPerPost, only to lose out ion the end. What was taking so long? I kept getting Error 500 pages while trying to get the opp reserved. Meanwhile the PPP forums and blogs were working fine, so I read them while waiting for interminable page loads (only to get the error page, complete with glaring typo – see pic at left) . Reading the blogs was especially aggravating as all the most recent posts deal with all of the improvements and projects Izea and PayPerPost are working on to make things better for their bloggers. Let’s see-
- Yesterday’s post on the Developer’s Blog, Die Captcha Die, informs us that they’ve successfully replaced the captcha at IzeaRanks.com with challenge questions and are planning on doing it in the (long overdue) SocialSpark as well. Wonderful. I’ve entered a captcha once at IzeaRanks, but hundreds of times at PPP and they’re fixing it at IzeaRanks. Thanks guys!
- Meanwhile, the Community Blog informs us that Ashley and Glennis have been chatting about Giving Back to charity “not only collectively as an organization but also individually“. Well, isn’t that sweet.
- The Postie Blog has a two day old post on Product Sampling, which would be wonderful if we could actually interact with the website to reserve the opportunities.
- And, finally, the Advertiser Blog, you know, the folx who pay the bills so Izea can give back to charity and throw drunken orgies in Las Vegas, is still headed up by a 10 day old post titled SocialSpark Profiles, an IZEA Innovation.
In the last 12 hours my post Getting Screwed By IzeaRanks – Big Time has received over 500 views (though RealRank will probably report less than half of that) so it obviously struck a nerve with the blogosphere. And what’s PayPerPost doing? Fixing non-problems with ittle used captcha’s and finding ways to give away more money. Great, guys, but how about fixing the actual problems with your service! Yes, I know not everyone can be working on the problems all the time, but some evidence of progress would be wonderful. Especially from the developers. Before worrying aboutstreamlining the system, how about actually getting it to work?