Literal interpretation…..

Talk about laugh!  I guess this is a classic example of why it is important to make your search criteria quite specific…..

There is some poor frustrated person out there who is obviously searching for a fix of his favourite tease given the search link that was quoted as having been the reason he has come to my blog…. What was his search criteria?   ” Bound in Bed”  ……. we can guess, quite accurately I would think, that he was looking for a little something “tied up and tasty” with which to pass the evening.

What did he get from me?  Not what he was hoping for…..instead he was pointed at my post entitled Bed Bound…which was all to do with being sick and miserable. How stimulating would he have found that?

The irony of it is he knows not how close he came to finding just the thing he was looking for!  Should I tell him I have another blog that would suit his tastes right down to the ground? Should I perhaps suggest trying Google images? ……. there are thousands of “interesting” examples of bed bound lovelies to suit all tastes and styles.  Nah…. that would spoil all the fun!

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Blog security

I have not given a thought to ensuring a level of security for my registration information for this blog until I read a post by one of the WordPress team.

As I rarely ever operate outside the closed network at home base, I have my computer configured for ease of personal access.  I don’t use other people’s machines, internet cafes or the like to access my personal sites.  I certainly would never consider accessing any of my financial institutions on a public terminal.

I read with interest about ticking the right boxes in the following WordPress Announcement in order to protect your blog from hackers.

Only last week a friend had his site (a WordPress upgraded number) hacked and effectively destroyed by someone who was deliberately targeting him.  He missed that security notice…. I wonder how many others have as well.

Incoming Links

I now have an incoming link from another blog….what did I do to deserve this?

It seems I dared to ponder out loud (well, in writing anyway!) the spam filter system that is part of the WordPress set up.  Someone called Dave has entered that system’s name into a search facility and bingo!  my post appears.  Seems he thought it worthy enough to place a link to it in his report about the spam filter (to which he gives the thumbs up!)

Thanks for the link, Dave…. I wonder what difference it will make to my blog traffic now?  I wonder whether my offers for home insurance and blackjack/texasholdall/poker will now sky rocket as a result!  Yes folks, for all the good reports the system receives, it still thinks I should be gambling!

So far…

… so good.

The rest of the blogs seems to be safe from attention.  I am curious as to what the most recent views are looking for….like me, are they wondering about the efficiency of the spam filtering learninjg process?  It appears to me that it seems to take its time.

Sadly, tagging my posts has generated more traffic on my “under the radar” blog.  I have had no time for playing about with other features yet.  One observation that I must make, however, is that I am far more impressed with WordPress than I am with eBlogger.

I have two blogs ‘over there’ – I don’t get any spam filtering built in, nor do I get any stats….pictures need to loaded one at a time – no gallery feature that I have been able to find.  And the range of templates?  Not as good as here…. so thumbs up, WordPress!

Akismet….

is supposed to learn or so it tells us in the instructions regarding spam filtering….

If this is so, why is it that another of my blogs has now been targetted by the same spammers selling online gambling and home insurance?  These blogs are in no way linked or related.  Their content has nothing to do with either subject….and when they have appeared here, they have been dealt with in the manner instructed.

It appears that the spammers are one up on the filtering system in some way or another…. let’s hope they leave the rest of them alone!

Oh dear…

It seems that I am stuck in a loop to be offered home owners insurance and various forms of poker.  In the case of the games, it all comes from the one source.  Seeing as it has been kicked off to the spam catcher, why is it the spam catcher is not “learning” and stopping it?

There were another 8 overnight – same thing over and over…..sigh!

The born again virgin status was shattered again… at least this time there were some real life visitors…or maybe not.  Given that I don’t care to be read at all, it seems a bit strange that anyone should be the least interested in viewing more than the home page, yet at least three of those viewers went looking through.  They must have been very disappointed at the “nothingness” of this blog!

On Spam again….

Yet another spam comment has been stopped in its tracks by the trusty spam filter.  A spam comment has been blocked yet there has been no further viewing of the site.  So, this leads me to ponder on the how and why of the spamming in comments action….is there some little geek out there who has written a program that allows all these spam comments to be blasted away willy nilly at any site, whether the perp has viewed the site or not?

I don’t understand why they would waste their time devising such a program when there are much more exciting things out there that they could be doing with their time.

On my more trafficked site I received three suspected spam yesterday – all in the same format, they were promoting various forms of online gambling.  They appeared to have all sourced from the same culprit as their style and form was identical except for the game they promoted.

Get over it, geeks…. you are consigned to the trash!