A Review of Factoidz or Kanoji, A site that Flatters to Decieve

Madan G Singh By Madan G Singh, 29th Mar 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/2jg869q9/
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Kanoji is the new name of Factoidz. It is a site with a big name, but otherwise it flatters to deceive.

A Writing Site that is Whimsical

Many writers are writing about Factoidz as a writing site. At the outset let me inform my readers that I write on Factoidz under 2 names and have over a 100 articles published. Having said this, I am constrained to write that in my opinion the site is not really as professional as it claims to be.
The site has changed its mane to Kanoji, a most unlikely name for an American company. The reasons for this are mysterious, for to throw away a marketable name in one go, must have other reasons as well. But I will leave it at that and concentrate on the site for what it is.
The site touts that it lays great stress on grammar. That is a good thing if the site is consistent in its assessments of the articles. I wrote one article on one name and was informed that the article was rejected because of poor grammar. This surprised me as grammar is my strong point. However I resent the article under my other name and lo and behold the article was published with not a hint of any note on grammar. Readers can judge the site on their own now. This is not an isolated case, but I am aware of umpteen cases which show the site to be inconsistent in its approach.
I have also written many product reviews for the site and all are doing well. Recently I wrote a product review which took 29 days to review. I was stumped at the delay and finally I was informed that the product review did not meet the standards. Considering that I had modeled my review exactly as per their recommended review, this was a surprise. Secondly why take 29 days to review it. Surely you don't require 29 days to say 'NO'.
Factoidz has many such infirmities and the worst is banning writers for 3 weeks or more after getting 3 rejections. A study has shown that this happens only to Asian writers. Is there a hint of bias in this?
These are just a few points about this site. One can only say that what is apparent is not real.

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Factoidz, Kanoji, Whimsical Site, Writing Site

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A man who spent his early years in Air Force. An avid writer with over4000 articles and 50 short stories published.Two novels on the anvil for publication.

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author avatar Buzz
29th Mar 2012 (#)

I haven't registered at or for factoids, or kanoji (knoji?). Contentious issues surround it now what with both our Wikinut friends, Jerry Walsch and Kaylar, becoming at loggerheads as regards this site, or about it. Many writers weigh options carefully as to what Knoji is about, but I hope your article will not be another quake-prone commentary from friends as stake-holders. Thanks for sharing your view. Peace.

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author avatar Madan G Singh
29th Mar 2012 (#)

Thank you Buzz. The site does have its fair share of controversy

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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
29th Mar 2012 (#)

My wife likes Knoji. I do not think their is a racism issue as you seem to suggest, I suspect it has more to do with the fact that some Asians may not have the same command of the English language.
They are not going to know what race you are when you submit an article.
The 29 day wait does seem extreme.

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author avatar Madan G Singh
29th Mar 2012 (#)

Thank you Mark

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author avatar Jules, The Cowboy
29th Mar 2012 (#)

i signed up few months ago and didnt write anything there

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author avatar Madan G Singh
29th Mar 2012 (#)

You lost nothing Cowboy. Thanks for the comment

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author avatar Peter B. Giblett
29th Mar 2012 (#)

I have to say that I am yet to be published on Knoji (which I took as a curious combination of the first part of the word "knowledge" and "ji" the honourific that is used in Hindi and other Indian languages)

I am trying to write according to their rules, but do find it hard and do not wish to be banned before publication. My thinking is to stick with it and persevere.

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author avatar Madan G Singh
30th Mar 2012 (#)

Thank you Peter

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
1st Apr 2012 (#)

You take the bull by the horns, Madan. I better not know much more about them! siva

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author avatar Madan G Singh
1st Apr 2012 (#)

Thank you Siva

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author avatar Delicia Powers
5th Apr 2012 (#)

Thank you Madan...

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author avatar Madan G Singh
5th Apr 2012 (#)

Thanks Delicia for reading my post

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