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12:20:2002 Entry: "Ann : I don't know."
I don't know.
You know what? I'm tired of people thinking I have the answers to things that do not relate to me, namely in terms of websites.
"Why did that site remove the page I wanna see? Why did that webdesigner remove his site?"
And naturally, if I answer honestly, "I don't know," that is not good enough for them. (Trust me, I've tried, and they've stayed on the phone forever just waiting for me to finally admit what I "really" know about the disappearance--which is why now my phone number is unlisted).
What makes them think I have answers in the first place? The sites in question do not belong to me. I did not design them. I'm not close intmate friends with the designers. I'm not the cousin of the designer. I don't even live in the same city.
And what is really insulting is when they go on about how much they loved said missing site, not paying any compliment to your own. And even if I had the anwser (which I don't), why would they necessarily be owed an explanation by me? If the author of the site wanted to let people know why they pulled it, it's their duty to inform the public themselves by leaving behind an explanation, not letting a third party spread rumors about it. And if they didn't leave behind an explanation, then no one is owed anything.
So here's my answer for all the queries into why so-and-so has vanished off the face of the earth or why the such-and-such site removed the links to the three-headed alien autopsy photo:
The government had to silence them.
OK, satisfied now?
It's not necessarily true (and most likely not), but it's sure better than "I don't know," isn't it? And although it brings up a bunch of new questions ("why did the government have to silence them?") at least it narrows it down better than the honest "I don't know."
But in actuality, the web is really only run by a dozen or so people, me being one of them. All those websites out there? They're all pseudonyms, all made-up characters and made-up businesses and organizations. We all know eachother's intimate moves. Sometimes when a site gets popular we decide to do away with it, like a popular soap opera character, just to watch the fan base go bonkers. It amuses us. We are easily amused, after all we don't have much to do with ourselves all day other than maintaining and updating about a million websites each. So ask away, I know exactly what is going on with *all* websites out there, but sometimes I just like playing with people by saying "I don't know."
But a lie does give some nice closure, doesn't it?
I've always suspected something like that, cause most webpeople seem the same to me ;)
Posted by Nico @ 11:01:2002:08:49 AM CST
Yup...it's just me. And a few others. ;D
Posted by Ann @ 11:01:2002:08:56 AM CST
The government had the cousin of
the phone forever.
Posted by aseyelum @ 11:08:2002:02:45 PM CST