There are way too many sites talking about this, really, and I kind of hate to put sex-toy retailer and all-round bullshit artists Eden Fantasies MORE into the spotlight. But you know, this shit’s just too good. If you’re not following, Bacchus at ErosBlog gives a great summary. Even better is the post that stirred […]
There are way too many sites talking about this, really, and I kind of hate to put sex-toy retailer and all-round bullshit artists Eden Fantasies MORE into the spotlight.
But you know, this shit’s just too good.
If you’re not following, Bacchus at ErosBlog gives a great summary.
Even better is the post that stirred all this, over at MayMay’s blog, Maybe Maimed.
To quote Bacchus, “It’s epic. It’s detailed. It’s devastating. And it’s hilarious“.
The shortest summary I can come up with is that Eden Fantasies have been building a vast link farm with a ‘link exchange’ program (“if you link to my blog I’ll link to yours”), but has been using technical slight-of-hand to obscure outgoing links. The upshot is that they appear to be networked from everywhere in the sex-bloging universe, while showing absolutely no links of any kind out. The details are brilliant if you can wrap your head around it (see MayMay’s post, above).
The bottom line – covered here, there and everywhere by the above two gentlemen-and-scholars, as well by AAG and others – is that Eden have proven themselves to be pretty thorough scumbags numerous times, in numerous ways. If you want to take a stand, I suggest you read and forward some of those links. At very least, it’s a good object lesson in how sneaky business practices can’t be hidden for long.
I have to suggest, though, that if you have anything to do with Eden, you get the hell out of there. They’re a slow-motion train wreck, and everyone I know who’s been involved with something there has been burned in one way or another.
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“What do you really expect from a company that sells silicone that’s made to go in somebody’s butt?” I saw that somewhere else this morning…
The company is pretty much a business with a cultural of slime. They are bringing in about 40+ reviewers a week, so they could care less if people disappear and they have locked down the forums.
If Google catches on (because enough people report them…) they will be a sinking ship. They’ll be buried in the searches so deep they’ll never see the light again.
It’s really going to be interesting to see if they recognize they’re caught in a trap here. I suspect they won’t; they’ll feel a child’s righteous indignation over being confronted with wrongdoing, they’ll continue to make up rationalizations no one buys, and they’ll proceed assuming they can control the way they’re perceived by just insisting and by stomping little feet.
This is how profoundly immature personalities deal with things – trust me I know, I see this every day.
The hope is simply that the mistakes they make eventually cost them first reputation and then business, but I won’t expect to see any satisfying mea culpa or any change. It’s not going to happen, these people are too small and childish.
There is a fucking awesome banner going around.. Take a look at it.
That banner is pretty damned funny.
No, my banner fucking rocks. Admit it. The whole misspelling of fallacies to mimic fantasys. I R FUNNY! 😛
Another great post of someone addressing the EdenFallacys issue. The more exposure the better.
Julieta, yes, it rocks hard. Loved it.