Wednesday, June 2, 2010

DList-dot-DONE

Read on, and you may find defacing the site's logo to be justice.

When DList.com first became widely known to many, it was because NYC party promoter Daniel Nardicio took it over from the "dot-bomb" website that it was before, Manmatch. MySpace was the biggest social networking site at the time, and Daniel wanted DList to be a gay version of it where gay men could be more sexually open, with the rule of X-rated pics or pics showing nudity being kept private, while MySpace allows no such option towards sexuality at all. Over time, this changed, and it was NOT Daniel's call. It turns out Daniel's partner in this venture had plans to sell DList to Manhunt. In this plan to sell DList, nudity and sexuality became more restricted, unless you were willing to pay for DList Plus. For those of you who have DList accounts, has someone ever unlocked their private pics for you, or go allowed you into what they now call their "backroom", and when you try to see their pics, you might see a few, but you suddenly get this sign:

?
Well, it's a scam to make you pay for either DList Plus and/or Manhunt for some nudity. This was not the DList I orignally signed up for, and I think pornstar Victor Steele should be quite insulted, since that's his body used in the sign.

Since this was not Daniel's vision of what he wanted DList to be, he felt leaving it was best. I still kept my account at DList simply for promoting this blog through their "bulletins" feature.  But I recently had an incident that has made me feel that I also need to walk away.

It has been so long since I have updated my DList.com profile that I don't even remember. In fact, it's been so long that I still had Tre-X.com listed as my website, and I never added my Facebook page as a way to stay in touch with me. So imagine my surprise when I go to my account to promote my latest blog entry, and see that I have an email. I was wondering from who, and was on the verge of being flattered by someone's attention. That is until I got to my inbox to see the sender being DList, and the subject saying:

Your picture has been disapproved.

I opened the email and it gave a URL of the picture that was disapproved. It turned out being this one:
I remember this pic. It was a collage I made in August of '09. I used it later to promote a go-go dancing appearance I had planned on doing for Ernie Cote at the bar-now-closed, The Hose. So according to DList today, this is "too sexy". From Facebook, such prudishness is somewhat expected. Especially when it comes to gay ads and accounts. But based on the changes I've noticed since DList.com's inception, and new knowledge of the site's history, I'm ready, willing and able to make a much more informed decision as to whether I should continue having a profile on that site. Those things also help me to keep you informed. 

I've had friends with pics containing less nudity that what is in that collage have their pictures removed at DList. One said that he was so annoyed by it that he cancelled his account altogether rather than deal with the hassle of it happening again. Since it has happened to before, (I don't even know what picture they were complaining about) I do believe the time has come for me to get rid of my DList.com profile.

So for me, DList.com is soon to be DList-dot-DONE.

Anyone who follows this blog through DList, you would be best advised to either go to the bottom and subscribe to it, friend me on Facebook, or follow me on Twitter. For those will be your choices of how to be kept up to date on what's going on with me and this blog when my DList account is gone.

You can also go to my friend, Eric DeVourin's website, HardHornyMe.com.

" />

Join HardHornyMe.com FREE!Join HardHornyMe.com FREE!Open Player In Pop UpFor it seems to come closest to Daniel Nardicio's original vision for DList.com, and not the Prudish American joke/scam that it is today.

1 comment:

  1. You know, I wish you lived in California. We could use a fighter like you to combat debit card fees and debit card minimums!!

    ReplyDelete

I HIGHLY respect those willing to stand behind their comments with a name. So if you use "Anonymous" on a viewpoint that challenges mine, IT WILL BE DELETED for your cowardice to not show yourself makes your viewpoint and you irrelevant.

Fleshlight Launch

Lust Cinema