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50% off American Girl Accessories Monday Only


If you have a little one who loves American Girl dolls...you might want to check out their Cyber Monday sale before the day is out. They have lots of items accessories for the dolls and some of their books/cds on sale for 50% off!


sad_lawrencian 7 years, 6 months ago

I wish someone would stop these posts from appearing on the LJWorld home page. They take up valuable space which should be devoted to KU sports alerts and video feeds from 6News. Surely there's a better way.........

wmathews 7 years, 6 months ago

Thanks for the feedback. The frequency of posting on this blog is definitely something we'll take a look at.

Whitney Mathews Assistant Community Editor for Online

Katara 7 years, 6 months ago

Awesome. I shall now make it my mission to post as often as possible on these blogs. Thanks for the head's up!

Katara 7 years, 6 months ago

Yet you feel the need to come on and comment on them .... which bumps them up on the latest & most discussed tabs. Brilliant strategy.

This is actually a blog called Shop Talk. It is a regular feature on this website and also sometimes appears in the print version.

There are people who appreciate the information Shop Talk provides. You don't have to be one of them but you don't get to decide what appears on here and what does not.

In other words, if you aren't interested in the blog, don't click on it. Pretty simple, really.

Eric Gruber 7 years, 6 months ago

Why not create a separate tab titled "Blogs?"

Maybe that would satisfy everyone?

The Latest | Most Discussed | Blogs


Katara 7 years, 5 months ago

The blogs are labeled as blogs on the most discussed page (ex: Blog: People like to whine about small things). There is also a separate blog section. The only place where a blog is not labeled as such is on the latest tab. However, if one clicks on it in error, the very first thing they see is:
* Latest posts * Staff blogs * User blogs * All blogs * Blog tags * Create blog

That usually tips one off that maybe they are on a blog.

Assuming that one misses all the signs that these things are blogs, there is the matter of the title. The Shop Talk blogs are usually titled about the deals they are discussing. If you are not interested in whatever deal they post about, you simply do not have to click on the link.

The people who complain about these blogs being advertising, spam or whatever else are actually clicking on a blog they claim not to be interested in and are going so far as to read what deal the blog is about. They then post to complain that these blogs are a waste of time. Looks to me like they are the ones responsible for the waste of their personal time as they clicked on it to begin with and then further took the additional time to gripe about clicking on a link they are not interested in.

What makes these people's complaints about these blogs appearing on the latest & most discussed tabs even more ridiculous is that each time they post, they help keep the blog on the latest & most discussed list.

Sorta defeats the whole purpose, right?

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