WordPress, sort out your spam system!

This gripe follows on from My gripe with WordPress. As I commented on there in the comments today, I said how I heard from a blogger that I like to comment on her blog, but all of a sudden, I couldn’t. This was because I was in her spam box.

So WordPress, pay attention. Stop playing with things that people don’t want. But start sorting out the issue where genuine comments fall in the spam box, that shouldn’t be there.

I am not saying first time commenters. I am saying readers who have commented for some time on my blog, without any issues, but all of a sudden now appear in my spam box. I now have also experienced where I have appeared in a bloggers spam box, on a blog I regularly commented on before.

So as this is a common problem amongst bloggers, isn’t it time WordPress you start sorting it? Especially as there are bloggers here who pay for their blog.

In the meantime, until WordPress are bothered, do make sure you check your spam box at least once a week, because you may find a genuine reader who has commented, but landed up there.

 

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My gripe with WordPress

I thought with how I am really getting to feel with regards to WordPress, that I put all my complaining (moaning) in one post here. (I don’t care how you see it.)

I think from my list, it’s quite understandable why I am still considering to leave.

1. Let’s not forget WordPress sneaking up their prices big time, after just a few months in with a domain. Because of this, I couldn’t afford to renew something that was just a personal blog. (Another website I used to be with, already had it in their small print.) And now they have this back at the introductory offer again! Do you really think I am going to fall for that again WordPress? It’s very clear where WordPress priorities are.

2. From reading many other blog posts, via other bloggers, WordPress clearly was not interested in the Tygpress issue. To say that the way Tygpress worked, made me question WordPress security. I bet I wasn’t alone in those feelings.

3. Now I am back to my free blog, it means you have to put up with adverts again. As I subscribe to my blog via email, to check things are working ok, means I get to see these adverts. There are some adverts I am seeing, that I do not like seeing and certainly no supporter of.

3. Finding recently I cannot post a comment on a blog, a blog I quite often commented on and so I would assume I have not been blocked. (I have no reason to be blocked, when my comments have not been offensive, or spammy.)
I have unfortunately unfollowed that blog and I have not heard back as this airs, from a private message sent to inform the blogger I cannot comment on their blog, in case they don’t know.

4. Hearing of other bloggers experiences of WordPress, that I have not experienced to my knowledge.

5. Some genuine comments appearing in spam. I have to check this often, with it a regular occurrence now.

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What’s your experience blogging on Medium?

I have been reading up about Medium ever since Tygpress issue. I also still think about going to Blogger and I still have one part set up, not visible to public, should I still contemplate that move. It doesn’t help my thoughts, after other recent issues, see this post: Some strange things are happening on WordPress. I am only still here after the Tygpress issue, because of the lovely community we have, at WordPress.

What I would like to ask you in this post, for those that blog at Medium, what is your experience with it?

I also have some other questions below, if you don’t mind answering those.

  • Are readers with free Medium accounts, really limited to only reading three a month and being pressured to pay, to read more? (If this is true, I would not use it.)
  • As a blogger, do they pressure you after so long to pay to blog, as what I have been reading for those that just read?

 

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Some strange things are happening on WordPress

Some strange things are happening on WordPress.

The first one I spotted was just before I finished my blog maintenance and decided to do some blog reading. I was looking for a particular blog I follow and just thought she had been quiet, but when I looked at my reading list more closely, I noticed she wasn’t there and so I had to re-follow and caught up with her posts, (which I did not miss many) letting her know.
How can you unfollow someone when you didn’t unfollow and they did nothing there end either?

The latest, I can’t seem to comment on one blog I follow. It’s the only blog I am so far aware of that I can’t seem to comment on, which has only happened as of today, because I was commenting yesterday ok. I see the comment has successfully posted, but when I come back to read later, it’s not there.
There is nothing to say it’s in moderation, waiting to be approved, or to say I have commented already, if I try and comment again.
I have heard of this issue before from other bloggers when reading about it a few months ago. But it’s a first for me experiencing it.
I sent the blogger a private message via her contact form. It says the message as gone, but with the weirdness of WordPress, can I really be sure? I also tried leaving a message in the last post I commented on, but again it’s not there. I thought of an attempt to contact blogger via what I thought was my post she commented on, but it wasn’t my post as I thought.

The only issue I have had, which I can’t remember which blog, was when I apologised for looking like I posted a comment twice.
This was because it did not look like it had gone. I got the blogger to remove the first comment and keep the second up, where I added a bit more, if the blogger did not mind doing so. Which this blogger did not mind.
I have had this issue on other blogs too, but luckily, I opened another window to look at the post in question first, to see if my comment was there, which it was, so it wouldn’t look like I was repeatedly posting.

What WordPress weirdness have you experienced?

Blog update

I am still on a blogging break, but I would like to leave you with an update.

As you know from earlier posts, I have mentioned about protecting some of my blog posts with a password from now on.

Currently, I am still doing maintenance on my blog, which I am near to finishing.

I have just aired a new page on my blog that will mention how to get a password for my protected posts. I am ready to receive these requests, but due to my own personal health at the moment, there may be a delay getting back to you. But I will get back to you and let you know either way, whether you were allowed a password, or not.

Please see page: Protected Post’s for further details on this and read carefully. Thank you.

I hope to start blogging again from September.

Blog post re-share: We Did It! — Maybe? — This, That, and The Other

As you know, I had an issue with Tygpress.com, like many other WordPress bloggers.
I just discovered from Fandango’s blog that us bloggers may have just done it, as the website was found to be down. See blog link below for more details on this.

I have certainly checked myself to see if Tygpress.com was down and it is. Temporarily. I also discovered they had the decency to apologise, as I seen the following displayed there when I went to their website.

“Tygpress.com is temporarily out of service due to technical issues. will be back soon…
Tygpress.com was created with an intention to create a blog search site , but due to some techical issues, full contents of respective sites were being displayed instead of just excerpts as intended. We thank the complainants for bringing this issue to our notice and We are extremely sorry to the content owners.”

 

I just went to tygpress.com to see if Carol Anne’s (Therapy Bits) posts we’re still showing up. In her post she asked, “If you can check on tygpress for therapy bits and let me know, I’d appreciate it!” So I did. I typed “tygpress.com” in my browser and this is what came up: Wow! Tygpress.com […]

via We Did It! — Maybe? — This, That, and The Other

 

Tygpress.com is not authorized to post content from this blog on it's site

Last chance for your say in how you would like to read my blog

This is your last chance to have your say in how you would like to read my blog. Even if you have had your say before, then please have it here again. (No just clicking on the ‘like’ button.)

Do you want to carry on reading my blog on WordPress? Which if you do, you will accept that not all posts are going to be public, as most will be password protected.

I also get to mingle with the WordPress community, because I will still be here

Or would you follow me via a new blog link, which would be on Blogger and public?

This would mean that if I move blogs to a different platform, then I won’t be here on WordPress at all. Moving to blogger means you would be leaving comments using your Google account, as that is how I would set up my blog there, if I went this way.

Please leave your say here, or by email. It doesn’t matter how you follow me, your views are important.

I was hoping a lot more of my readers would have their say here in a past post, but only a few did, that I could count on one hand, so it brings me to this post.

This post will remain open for only a month and I will decide on from after this.

 

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Blog post re-share: Feel Free to Use this Badge — This, That, and The Other

Well done for Fandango of “This, That, and The Other” for coming up with this.

Please let everyone know about this.

Go and visit Fandango’s blog for more details and to get this image below.

With all of the unauthorized harvesting of our posts that is going on at tygpress.com and seemingly not much that can be done to stop it, I created this badge that I will attach to all of my blog posts going forward.Please feel free to grab this image and post it on your blog. By […]

via Feel Free to Use this Badge — This, That, and The Other

Having a break from blogging, while doing some blog maintenance.

I have started today going through my posts accordingly, to password protect some of my posts.
This is still work in progress and I thought as I am working on adding my copyright notice to every blog post now, that I may as well do altogether at the same time.

I can’t say how long this will take me, especially with other things going on in my life. But until I have sorted my blog accordingly, my posts will be delayed from being aired.

When I have done the above, I will create a new page regarding how you are to go about obtaining a password, as well as a new post to show I am back to blogging.

So until then and when I say I am ready, please do not request the password to these protected posts, because I will ignore and trash the email.

 

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Scheduled posts I had planned…

I have decided to cancel my scheduled posts planned for the time being, until I decide what to do about my blog.

I have been playing about with a post, to see what happens at the site that is gathering my posts as well as others there, displaying mine fully, rather than a snippet, to see what happens.

If I password protect my post, it disappears from the harbouring website.

For readers that do use  password protect some of their blog posts, I would love to hear from you. Please leave your comments in my earlier post; I am seriously thinking password protected sooner, than later.

Thank you.

Tygpress.com is not authorized to post content from this blog on it's site

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