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NinZine-iPadI just updated the quote of the day script by Soke (from the old Ura Omote newsletters). If you want to subscribe to it the rss feed is http://feeds.feedburner.com/BujinkanQOTD A new quote will be generated once daily when someone visits the blog (http://bujinkan.me/ninzine/). It is displayed on the right sidebar on the blog.

Every once in a while the syndication feed go nuts and republish hundreds of articles again. Then I have to go in and delete all duplicates. I don’t know how to prevent it from happening again, WordPress and all plugins are up to date. I even installed a plugin that is supposed to stop duplicates from being posted, but it’s not working all the time.

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Happy Training!


Facebook friends and who we associate us with

From 8þ Kabutoshimen by admin

20110625-074959.jpgI just got another friend request from someone who claims to be a “Ninja Sōke” (I only know one and he is not on fb!). I usually say yes to everyone who seems to be a Bujinkan member, or someone I know. This guy probably just want my name to add credibility to what he is claiming. I see we had 37 mutual friends, all (I think) is Bujinkan members. I wonder why do you add people like these as your fb friend, unless you know them?

It’s like saying, hi I’m a ninja master and look at all my high ranking Facebook “friends” from other styles who know and respect me and my style. When in fact they never met each other. His poor students he con might not know this. At least I don’t want my name associated with someone like this.

On the other hand I say yes to all friend invites from people who seems to be a Bujinkan member. We have probably met, and I don’t remember names easily. Or we will probably meet each other in the future, being in the same organisation and travels around frequently.

So what I meant with this rant is that I think we should be more careful on Facebook, and who we associate us together with.

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