why I don’t ‘like’ posts… (the stalker button)




Ok, don’t get me wrong on this title, I enjoy posts a lot, why else do you think I have a blog? But, in today’s strange world ‘like and ‘enjoy’ can mean two different things. First, let’s look at the good ol’ dictionary definition for like:

noun ( likes)

the things one likes or prefers : a wide variety of likes, dislikes, tastes, and income levels.

(By the way, don’t ask me why the dictionary used the word they’re defining in the definition :))

it can also like be this , like word that, like teenagers like use every other millisecond as like filler. But, enough of that, when I say like I am referring to a like button. Such as that little blue Facebook hand or the little WordPress star.  The button you hit when you enjoy someone’s post. I don’t really use it because I like to remain unidentified on the internet for the most part. Some people have ‘liked’ my posts and when they do, I get this email (this is just an example, not necessarily real):



bananapeel5 recently read your post, titled Stopsecret tutorial #001: Soft Shadows in Blender, and enjoyed it enough to click the ‘Like’ button. Congratulations.

Here is the post they liked:


and here is their info:

Name: bananapeel5
Link: http://imastalker.wordpress.com/
Gravatar Profile: http://gravatar.com/bananapeel5
We think they’re from: Township #542, Oregon, United states

You might want to see what they’re up to – perhaps you will like their posts as much as they liked yours.

WordPress.com | Thanks for flying with WordPress!

If you don’t want to be notified of Likes:


Ok, so just about everything this email says will be useful to you in your blogging (Oh, and by the way, I don’t live in Township #542, Oregon, United states, that was just an example). After all, they give you their URL, Gravatar profile and all that good stuff. However, as you may have seen, they give you something totally unhelpful and all-around stalkerish, they give you not the country, not the country and state, but the country, state and city! And the ‘you might want to see what they’re up to’ just tops it off. Now it’s scary when the internet, which is getting worse and worse, knows your city. It’s bad enough that the advertising agencies know to put graphic design advertisements up for me when I browse the internet. So please don’t be offended if I don’t ‘like’ many/any of your posts, because that doesn’t necessarily mean I don’t enjoy your posts. 🙂

– Stalksecret Stopsecret Design

P.S: On CGTextures my profile name really is bananapeel5 🙂


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(stopsecretdesign.wordpress.com) I have been doing 3d for awhile now and have become skilled in both the worlds of 3d design and game development. As such, i have created a blog to show my artistic talent and share tutorials with others :)

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