Why PP is so right to distance itself from Bubblews
The lords (and ladies) and masters of Persona Paper spare no effort in making it crystal clear that they do not want this site to be lumped into the same bracket as Bubblews, despite some apparent similarities. I came across something this morning that showed what I assume they are getting at.
I have been a member of Bubblews for quite a long time and get a reasonable income from them, much of it coming from views and comments by people who struggle with the English language. When I logged on this morning the first post I saw - featured on the front page - was as follows:
'It is well known that the stellar team of German Lukas Podolski and Bastian Chwensteigr of more players close to each other in the camp of bonuses, they are friends for a long time, but Ivcriqan for each other whenever they meet with the team, so always Maiholan should do Palmqalb footage and amusing, and he Podolski snapshot funny yesterday when he sat in front of the TV emulator movement Chwensteigr at the press conference and the publication of the image across the official twitter account.'
If anyone can understand that, I take my hat off to them!
This is precisely the sort of garbage that must be kept as far away from Persona Paper as possible, if this site is going to have any sort of credibility. I understand that potential members are given a test in the form of being asked to write a short profile, but I wonder if this goes far enough? I ask this because I have seen posts on this site that betray quite poor English skills that are unlikely to impress potential advertisers.
It's a point for debate. PP needs to welcome aboard people who can write interesting and entertaining material that is also well written, but at the same time it needs to appreciate that not everyone who can make a contribution has English as their first language, and even people who do may not write perfect English all the time. I wonder if it might be worth looking at some form of editing being introduced to PP?
What must not happen, under any circumstances, is the possibility of nonsense such as I have quoted becoming the public face of Persona Paper.