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"Delete | Cancel MySpace Account."   From the blog's description: "BlogAnything.net is written by an inspired geek living in Malaysia. He is deeply interested with web designing, search engine optimization, becoming a webmaster, programming, and often uses tools available in the internet as a subject for experimenting. This blog itself is one of his ways of playing around with SEO, web design, as well as the hot trend of blogging."
From Blog anything about . Filed under: help me,information seeking,technology —  Comments (0)
I NEVER HAVE BEEN ON MYSPACE AND DO NOT INTEND TO DO SO.I HOWEVER PURCHASED A COMPUTER WITH MYSPACE ON IT AND WISH TO REMOVE IT.CAN YOU PLEASE SEND ME AN EMAIL THAT SHOWS HOW TO DO IT.THANK YOU VERY MUCH.TEDDY [REDACTED]


I’m now at the point with the dissertation side of this project where Dr. Varenne has encouraged me to narrow the focus to comments which are identified by the blogger as erroneous. This one isn’t one of those, but I intend to keep posting blogs outside of this definition anyway.

This thread is slightly different — rather than being full of comments which are thoroughly off-topic, it includes a few further requests for additional advice on how to work with MySpace (what to do if you’ve lost your password, etc) and a few commiserating comments. There are two people, including the commenter above, who think MySpace is something which can be removed from a computer, and asked for instructions on how to do so even though the original post included instructions on deleting a MySpace account.

And then there’s this comment, which is actually my favorite:

vanezza_ron@yahoo.com said:
February 13th, 2008 at 3:23 ami don’t like my e-mail address.

I’m so sorry, hon. I hear that condition is irreversible.

I included the commenter info there because it’s a mild example of an error gumbaby commenters often make: putting something erroneous or poorly formatted in the URL field. “vanezza_ron” put in Friendster as a URL, defying any expectation that the comment URL field should be used either to identify the poster or to add content to the post. The first commenter I mentioned here put the word “myspace” into the URL field. Another commenter entered “na” — presumably meaning “not applicable”?


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