by Annoying Rash on 08/05/12 at 5:47 am(SatireWorld.com)
After readership has gone up and down more times than Oprah’s dress size, the once popular British website, ‘the Spoof’ has nosedived in reader popularity in recent months…In fact, it readership has dipped an astounding 8% this month alone!
Citing facts of a three-month decline of 23%, scores of talented writers have simply stopped adding new stories and have avoided the once popular forums all together.
Says one ex-writer, who wishes to ne anonymous, “With story headlines as mundane as ‘Turkey farm constructs new fence,’ one can only wonder which dimwit author thought that an attention grabbing headline!”
Even the once popular Reader Forums have declined significantly over the past year or so where writer contributions to sections like ‘Dear Spoof’ are tendered by the same four of five people day after day. So, how does one really spell B-O-R-I-N-G?
Once madly popular writers for the site have either been banned from the site for too much creativity, moved on to other sites, or stopped writing all together. Others merely point to current editorial personnel as the source of the ridicuously boring site where demographics show the highest readership is between the ages of 18-24 with no college education.
Late night contributions by loyal writers show a darker side of the once humorous satire site…Substance abuse! In an effort to placate the need for after-hours companionship, many of the writers appear to be under the influence of intoxicants as they add mumbo-jumbo comments to the otherwise boring forum sections in an effort to appear witty and hip, but their otherwise sad efforts belies the site’s main problem…The editorial staff’s rigorous censorship policies and timid response to actual spoofing.
We’ll keep you posted about the sites gradual spiral into oblivion and the outcome of its demise.