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Cushie

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Prosper is unable to use my blog submission
« on: December 21, 2007, 06:02:01 pm »

No t-shirt for me.  Here's the text of my rejection letter and what I had hoped would be allowed on the blog.  I wrote this with the knowledge that it likely wouldn't go through.  Pity though because it would've helped Prosper in the long run and I believe it's best to work within to affect change, rather than from the outside in.  Prosper obviously doesn't see things the way I do.

Cushie06 --

Unfortunately Prosper is not able to accept your post for to the Prosper Blog. Many of the sentiments expressed are shared, but we fell it is inappropriate for the blog.  We are open to a revised version, but in it's current form I will be unable to post it to the blog.

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A new blog submission has been submitted for review. Details below:

First Name: Shauna
Last Name PII
Display Name: Cushie06
Prosper Member? Yes

Blog Title: My holiday wish for Prosper.com

Blog Entry:
If I could wish for just one thing this holiday season when it comes to Prosper.com it would be redacting any changes that lead to the appearance of censorship.

It is my opinion that the appearance of censorship on the part of Prosper.com and its management will be the downfall of Prosper.  PMI needs to remember that this is a place where lenders invest their hard earned dollars and where borrowers ask for same.  Everything that is done needs to be above board and honest to a fault.  This appearance of censorship started when Prosper erased, completely erased, the old forums and installed a new one.

I have kept track and nine out of my last ten posts to the new forums did not meet approval and were not posted.  Add to that that Prosper is sending out letters from attorneys to various members, banning anyone who mentions an outside website on Prosper.com, and erasing profiles that do the same and it looks like Prosper operates under a police state.

I want nothing more than for Prosper to succeed and it is my most fervent wish that I can work within Prosper to affect change.

As it stands now until or unless Prosper takes some action to remember who their customers are I won't be borrowing or lending again.  That's a sad statement for me to make and I hope Prosper realizes I'm not the only one who feels this way.  Many of us feel that Prosper has squandered not only the goodwill we once had but also the tremendous talents of their lender and borrower base are the customers who have been with them since the beginning.  We all share one common goal: to see Prosper succeed and become the premier site for P2P lending.  We hope Prosper shares this goal with us.

Agreement: Prosper has my permission to use my image and/or Blog Post
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NewHorizon

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Re: Prosper is unable to use my blog submission
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2007, 06:29:23 pm »

I dunno, but maybe it read too much like a vendetta?  Or not enough of a "constructive and productive tone"?  (Blog Comments Policy)

Not defending.  Just guessing. 
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Re: Prosper is unable to use my blog submission
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2007, 06:33:45 pm »

Try submitting it again, but with a couple of links to RL's sites.

 ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Prosper is unable to use my blog submission
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2007, 06:37:29 pm »

Try submitting it again, but with a couple of links to RL's sites.

 ;D ;D ;D
:D

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Re: Prosper is unable to use my blog submission
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2007, 06:44:12 pm »

Many of the sentiments expressed are shared, but we fell it is inappropriate for the blog.

Translation: We know you speak the truth, but there is no room for the truth here.

I thought it was well written myself, and fairly well summarized my own feelings about Prosper. I have no desire to see them fail. On the other hand, if they continue on the current path, they most certainly deserve to fail.
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Re: Prosper is unable to use my blog submission
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2007, 06:45:54 pm »

Not allowing a blog post that talks about censorship. It just doesn't get any more bizarre than that.
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Re: Prosper is unable to use my blog submission
« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2007, 08:30:57 pm »

Try submitting it again, but with a couple of links to RL's sites.

 ;D ;D ;D
:D :D
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Re: Prosper is unable to use my blog submission
« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2007, 09:23:15 pm »

Not allowing a blog post that talks about censorship. It just doesn't get any more bizarre than that.

Quoted for truth.
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Re: Prosper is unable to use my blog submission
« Reply #8 on: December 21, 2007, 10:07:49 pm »

Cushie's holiday wish is the subject of today's entry in my blog.

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Re: Prosper is unable to use my blog submission
« Reply #9 on: December 21, 2007, 10:14:11 pm »

Cushie's holiday wish is the subject of today's entry in my blog.


On your blog, could you make it clearer which part of it is Cushie's words that you are quoting? For one gratifying moment I thought you had actually stopped lending.
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Re: Prosper is unable to use my blog submission
« Reply #10 on: December 21, 2007, 10:17:02 pm »

Cushie's holiday wish is the subject of today's entry in my blog.


On your blog, could you make it clearer which part of it is Cushie's words that you are quoting? For one gratifying moment I thought you had actually stopped lending.
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I read that too, and thought that you'd quit too, which would be a major victory for the forces of good.

Please do indent or quote or something Cushie's words before you give anybody else a heart attack!
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Re: Prosper is unable to use my blog submission
« Reply #11 on: December 21, 2007, 10:20:07 pm »

Cushie's holiday wish is the subject of today's entry in my blog.


On your blog, could you make it clearer which part of it is Cushie's words that you are quoting? For one gratifying moment I thought you had actually stopped lending.

 :D

I also thought the whole thing was Fred until he got to the last part.
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Re: Prosper is unable to use my blog submission
« Reply #12 on: December 21, 2007, 10:34:06 pm »

RL loses a little more credibility in the P's.org community. Does he have any left?
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Re: Prosper is unable to use my blog submission
« Reply #13 on: December 21, 2007, 10:44:18 pm »

Please do indent or quote or something Cushie's words before you give anybody else a heart attack!

Good suggestion.  Done.  I don't want to give anyone a heart attack.  8)

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Re: Prosper is unable to use my blog submission
« Reply #14 on: December 22, 2007, 08:38:51 am »

RL didn't even send me a rejection letter.
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