Rant: Bogus Mp3 Sites

*This post was written a long time ago when I was much younger.  Any views represented in this post may not necessarily be shared my present day me.  They are being included for historical posterity and amusement of past thoughts on the subjects of the time.*

Okay, I guess the inaugural topic should be the internet.  More specifically other mp3 sites.  These really tick me off.  Now here’s what bugs me about them, they DON”T HAVE ANY MP3’s ON THEIR SITE!  This may not bother most people, but I hate how they work.  All they do is create a long list of mp3, then link them to other people’s sites.  What it results in is that they have just done absolutely no work of their own, take no responsibility for their actions or for the integrity of the links.  Now this ain’t a big thing, just really really annoying.  About 90% of the links are the same as 90% of their other mp3 sites.  This does no justice to the people who actually have their own mp3’s on their own mp3 sites.  I’ve visited the sites with just links, and they mostly didn’t work, were in another format and required manually changing, or just caused the screen to load of symbols that made up the file (which is completely useless if you want to actually LISTEN to the song!).   But that’s not all folks, they then have the audacity, the outright gall to claim the songs as their own and advertise that their site has sooo many mp3’s.  I mean they say they have thousands of mp3’s on their site on a 10 gig server.  This would be great if it were true, but it’s totally bogus.   They do have a couple thousand links to other sites, but that’s including the ones on their sites, and the hundreds of other mp3 sites they link to, and the ones they link to.  Okay, take away all these shortcomings I’ve mentioned, and what’s left is a horrible unfriendly interface.  You have to wade through a billion pop ads for other sites, go through a series of links to vote for this site at another one, and then in some, exit after all that because of the adult ads if you’re the kind of person who doesn’t like to see that stuff (like me).  This is really messed up here people!  Something stinks in the state of the Internet!  Looking back at this and it doesn’t seem like much, but darn it, that felt good.  Okay. There it is.  Take it for what it is.  Come back soon for a better edition of RANTS.  Oh, hey, if you got your own complaint then send them to me.


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