I just want to vent a little today. The website Chinasmack.com is an interesting place to go if you are curious about the bizarre and interesting realm of Chinese internet commentary. I used to visit the site often, just to see what people were saying about various topics.
The city I am living in actually made the page a few times, most notably:
However, recently I have come to realize that the site regularly bans people for no apparent reason.
While I can understand blocking severe profanity or bating posts that are just intended to anger others, these aren't the posts they remove and block. They edit opinion much like the Chinese government does.
Very sad indeed - so today a big BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO goes out to Chinasmack.com - May your success be friendsteresque or should I just say "short lived?"