Sting is another word for confidence game. A confidence game is “any swindle in which the swindler, after gaining the confidence of the victim, robs the victim by cheating at a gambling game, appropriating funds entrusted for investment, or the like.”
I think WorPress is pulling off a confidence game, a sting, on its loyal bloggers.
Well, as I write this post, today’s one-word prompt, which happens to be the word “sting,” has 150 “likes” but not one response. That’s not possible.
Of course, this is not the first time something like this has happened. I even wrote this post about the last time there were a bunch of likes but no responses to the WordPress one-word prompt.
So all I can think of is that WordPress is conducting a sting. The WordPress happiness engineers want us to respond to the prompt, but then they take away our ability to share our responses and to read how others approached the same one-word prompt.
Shame on you, WordPress. Your happiness engineers are making us quite unhappy. You gained our confidence and now you’re cheating us. Get your act together.