Xanga 2.0 2016 Review = 2015 Review = 2014 Year Review = It’s Groundhog Day!

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Who could forget the great comedy classic “Groundhog Day” where Bill Murray had to endure living the same day over and over again for years.

Well, Xanga has taken a page from that movies notebook and decided to freeze time on its site indefinitely as well.

Quick Review Timeline:

Xanga 2.0 1st Year Review 2014

This review points out all the issues with Xanga 2.0 its first year out of the gate with its “new and improved” version.

 

Xanga 2.0 2nd Year Review 2015

There was nothing new to report with all the issues of the 1st review still present. It was noted that the last site status update at the time was Feb 11, 2015.

 

Now we are in the 3rd year of Xanga’s 2.0 existence and the last official status update from the site is still Feb 11, 2015. That’s right, it’s absolutely identical to that from last years review. There must be a ton to learn about “themes” to keep them on that topic for so long.

So at this point, it’s crystal clear that they aren’t even trying to be professional with keeping former and current paying subscribers informed with their upgrade schedule and status. Hmm, didn’t they promise more communication when they were calling for donations from all their faithful users? Oh well, that promise must have gotten misplaced during the update to the WordPress platform.

But wait, there is an official Xanga appointed Liaison to help facilitate better communication between TeamXanga and users.

For reference, here’s the definition of Liaison:

“a person who helps organizations or groups to work together and provide information to each other”

I’ve seen many requests for updates from users, but for some reason the appointed liaison only updates with the following month after month: “Nothing new to report”

There is no follow up as to WHY there is nothing to report after all these months of silence. How this “helps” with communication is anyone’s guess. How can you be a liaison and not pass on information? A liaison is NOT a passive role!

But whatever you do, don’t demand Xanga take some accountability for their lack of transparency, or else this “liaison” will take offense and make it sound like the problem is with you instead. You can read my 2015 Xanga review for more details on that.

It’s like I stated in my past complaint- if you remain silent it’s perceived as acceptance and no effort is made to improve communications. If you complain, you either get a “I understand”, or “what are you doing to help?” and still communication from Xanga goes nowhere.

There’s a real alternate version of reality going over over there.

 

Anyway, all the above is nothing new and has been going on since the move to WordPress. However there is something new to report! I may not be the liaison but shall do so anyway. =)

Apparently Verizon, who recently bought the site “Yahoo”, is rumored to be buying Xanga as well.  Was the writer serious or just making a joke at Xanga’s expense? Probably a joke, looking at its current state devoid of updates, progress as well as the bulk of former members.

 

 

 

 

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12 thoughts on “Xanga 2.0 2016 Review = 2015 Review = 2014 Year Review = It’s Groundhog Day!

  1. I recently wondered about Xanga, too. I think this is a dead thing. Shame that they destroyed a community and scammed (sorry, I cannot think of another word) those who bought into the subscription model

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    • “Scammed” is the right word to use. They asked the community for money with a promise they never fulfilled, and have basically abandoned the site without even the slightest pretense of providing any updates- and all the time still charging folks for the privilege of being on a site far substandard to its free counterpart.

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  2. From a financial point of view, someone probably thought it was a great idea to buy it out at a low, charge whomever was brave enough to stay, and flip it for minimal profit…

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