@just a hobby
Oh yeah, the personal details and money of millions of users being held somewhere by a bunch of lunatics who delete your PAID FOR account at their whim without you breaking any of their rules is absolutely hilarious. (Is this even legally alllowed, I wonder?)
Hilarious if you find toilet humour funny and cannot grasp basic things like the aforementioned collecting of people's details and the fact that they are supposed to comply with the data protection act, and indeed mentioned it and went into detail on the law on their website.
If hobby means 'something they are making money out of, taking peoples data and money but don't really care about it enough to keep the service online when they're peed off about bad feedback' then you may be right.
But they might have told the world that it was 'simply a hobby' and not a social networking website before anyone bothered to sign up, thinking it was semi-professional. Does the owner of Walmart see it as just a hobby? Does that mean companies are free to drop everything at any time and leaves users out in the lurch after they sucked all the money and hits they could get out of them? No!
You might also want to note that Faceparty only stopped using ADVERTISING in APRIL of this year (hmm TWO MONTHS AGO). They also make people pay for stats that other websites give you for free (see who visited your profile, who rated you etc) Which is what they were so generously going to offer people for free, until they moaned that it was taking too long to sort out..
I signed up about 6 years ago (free account) and never used the profile. It is blank. Supposed to have been deleted by them last month or whenever they were getting rid of inactive users. How's 6 years of inactivity? Not long enough apparently, unles they are full of s***.
I couldn't get it deleted (not that it really mattered that much to ME personally, as it didn't have my personal details besides an old email address) There was no option to delete the profile, howerever there was an option to phone a helpline at only £.1.50 per minute, which I guess I could have used after they ignored my 3 emails that all got confirmations assuring "we promise to reply to every email within 24 hours"
I guess teenage angst, trash talk to the invisible 'man' by 30 year olds appeals to some people who haven't heard a good joke in a while or god fobid actually believe and relate to their crap because they hate Facebook. (I DO TOO. But it is obvious that Faceparty is seriously jealous of Myspace and Facebooks sucess! Get a grip!)
Unless we are actually on the same page when we say it's funny...
AS IN...not funny-ha-ha but funny-pathetic and in awe of the degree of stupidity and childishness.