Nuffnang Vs. Advertlets: Masked Attacks In Singapore?

The duel between Nuffnang and Advertlets turned from bad to ugly a few months back in Malaysia. There were the evil Nuffnang Quadruplets, the three course meals and who can forget the ugly battle finale.

Just when you think that both of them will be concentrating on building their own network and strength, another masked attack seemed to have occurred in Singapore. This time, a commentator, Josh the Immature claimed that another commentator, HK Tan could very well be our notorious devil in disguise. How true is it? It could all be just a misunderstanding.

Things started when Nuffnang charged its publishers RM1 / SG$1 for every check that is requested. Josh Lim took this opportunity to give Nuffnang a little whack in the head. I didn’t like the idea of charging the publishers to cover the operational costs too. However, since it is just RM1, I really couldn’t care less.

What surprised me was that some people who earned hundreds of dollars from them were complaining for being charged SG$1. I share the same thoughts as Lilian on this matter. Anyway, that is totally a different topic.

I hope that Nuffnang and Advertlets can co-exist and compete fairly. Any “under-the-belt” jabs are just unethical. Since I am only displaying a banner from one of the two companies, my views may or may not be biased. Think for yourself. You can search through my archives for more information on the two.

Advertlets publishers take note

Do not use the same username and password combination for all of your accounts. This is the second time I am giving out this warning. The first time saw me being threatened with a possible lawsuit.

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You can search through my archives for my reviews on Advertlets. I managed to spot a few bugs in their system back then. I take it that they were new and rushed to get the system live. However, it has been a few months now and for them to still have bugs with their login function is simply unacceptable.

I wonder when they will start hiring real software testers instead of using their publishers as testers. I think I should even ask for a pay for my past “work” for them.

6 thoughts on “Nuffnang Vs. Advertlets: Masked Attacks In Singapore?

  1. Jason says:

    And they even dare to say that we are charged RM1, which is equivalent to only SGD0.50, and why are they being over charged SGD1.


  2. Entrepreneur says:

    I think all the ruckus has actually been good for both companies as it raised both their profiles a tremendous amount in the blogging community. People who previously didn’t know about them, now do. They also got to strut their stuff and improve in the process.

    Friction should be welcomed instead of constantly being pushed aside as something “unhealthy” for the industry. Growing PAINS are not called growing pains because they’re easy and comfortable. Pain is part of the process towards growth.

    I don’t know why people keep thinking that friendliness is the way to go when it comes to business. There is nothing wrong at all with a little healthy competition and if it gets a bit rough, we all get to show our mettle.

  3. TenthOfMarch says:

    They did explain why Singaporeans were charged more. This include different method of payment.

    I totally agree that the competition between them has contributed to their growth. I agree that healthy competition is necessary as well. However, I was pointing out the unethical tactics used in competing. “Ethics” is subjective. It could be unethical to me yet totally okay to you. To me, one of the companies has shown ethics worthy of crap many times in the past.

    No one said they should hold hand in hand. But hitting your opponent under the belt is plain BS. Josh took the opportunity where Nuffnang slipped (charging their publishers) is okay to me. However, if the masked zorro is back, that is “hitting under the belt”…again.

    No prob. I didn’t try that before. LOL. From a programmer’s point of view, their system is a joke.

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