Thursday, October 06, 2005
Warning page on blogs
I always advise people to put up a warning page, it may not be necesarry in some countries, but imagine a 10 year old surfing the web and clicking to your blog, it's much better to have a warning page that says "adult content in here" than immediately a blog with hardcore pictures all over the place. Better be save than sorry.
there are a lot of blogs out there, but very rarely do I ever see a warning page like you would see on a free site or something. What do you cats think about this? Do we need a warning page for adult blogs?
Tuesday, October 04, 2005
Spam & Abusive messages
Banning IP number doesn't work, i used to have another big service a couple years back which had massive attraction to spammers. At that service i banned all anonymous proxies, i even wrote code for detecting proxies, but it is fighting against something you can't win, they even hack home computers to send spam to web services. So if you ban 1000 ip's the spammers will find another 10.000 proxies to send spam through.
I know there's a facility where you can see the IP address of the person who posts a message.
However can something be done to block the IP addresses of individuals who do these things on blogs, I have another blog where I keep getting bombarded with offensive messages, along with spam and child porn links. I know as traffic increases in my thumblogger blogs these things will reappear.
It's a real problem for the whole internet. I advise you to enable the option "Moderate" > "Only comments of non registered users" (only registered users can post comments, comments posted by anonymous users require your authorisation) or even "All comments" (all posted comments require your authorisation).
If you also enable option "Send a email to me when someone posts a comment" you will also receive a email when someone posts a comment.
There are anti spam measurements in thumblogger, like not allowing posting x comments in x seconds.
Monday, October 03, 2005
Not getting banned by Blogger.com?
Yup, it's difficult not to get banned by blogger, even when you hide the topbar a complain email from one of your visitors to blogger is enough to delete your blog (cause your now hiding the topbar).
What's a smart way to set it up and not getting banned by Blogger.com within 24 hours for having adult content in your blog. I'm sure there's a way around that by using sex related blogsites, right?
Stop using Blogger.com or blogspot
Yup, blogger is risky business, you might be lucky and slip through there system. But the question is for how long, you spend days building a cool blog and trading links with everything and everyone while knowing your blog might be gone the next morning. That should worry you.
Over the last month, I've had to delete dozens of listings because they use Blogger.com (blogspot.com) and had their blog deleted.
Stop using them, you'll only get your blog deleted.
Sunday, October 02, 2005
There are scripts out there who do this for you, you can just host these scripts on your server and include a bit of code in your website. These scripts are called aggregators, i don't know any by name, but i think if you use google a few will popup.
I added a manual feed to my websites, but how difficult is it to make it automated? Everytime I write a news article I'm having it add it manually to the feed which is time consuming, so I want it to be automated. I ask you because I know how capable you are from your work on thumblogger.
From this evening on every blog on thumblogger also has it's own aggregator (what is a aggregator?)
What is RSS
Google knows the answer:
well I realy don`t know what that is and need to know
What is RSS.
My Blog Is Deleted !!!
Blogger did ignore blogs with questionable content in the past, but in the past few weeks there have been a lot of articles about splogs in relation with blogger. Google doesn't want to get a bad name and doesn't want blogger to be seem as bad or even blocked by certain searchengines. I can only guess but i think that's why they are now starting to add things to prevent splogs on blogger. First the flag feature, than the detection of splogs for the Next button and now perhaps deletion of blogs, what's next?
I can`t belive it ... my blog is deleted from blogger.com ....
Damn,I have wasted hours working on it, ....FUCK IT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hey twan from thumblogger
Your first question:
How do you put images with link in the side boxes, and how do you ad boxes? It doesn't seem to let you do that.
Just use html code.
You can upload "myimg" to ImageTurtle.
You're right, it's limited to 5 boxes exclusive the Categorized, RSS and Shared box. But with a little trick you can get as much boxes as you like:
Note: please use the thumblogger support forum cause i'm not visit netpond every hour.
Use blogspot or own domain?
Your blog at blogspot could indeed be gone one morning, it happened to atleast 2 people on this board. But don't blindly trust hosting companies, there are a lot stories about bad paid hosting. You should do research which hosting company has the best reputation. Do searches on serveral boards, not on one board.
I missed the blog train and am trying to see if I can still get a place in it. Probably will have to bribe someone to get in lol.
I've been reading all I can ablout blogs, and seems everyone and their dog is using blogspot. I know it's because yahoo and google loves it, and the free bandwidth can't be that bad either, but my question is, do you feel safe there? Wouldn't you sleep better at night if you had your blogs in your own domains hosted at your own server? What if you get up one morning and your sites at blogspot were gone? Could this happen, or am I just paranoid?
Well, this could also happen with paid hosting, your server could go up in flames, but I think you know what I mean..
At thumblogger we don't delete blogs cause we allow adult content, blogspot does only allow softcore content.
Blogger Terms and Conditions
Well that's the issue - I DON'T know I'm breaking the rules. It's not made clear.
If you host hardcore content on blogger your breaking the rules (TOC) at blogger. It's the same thing as you host CP on a adult host. Blogger will kick you if you use hardcore content and any host wil kick you when you use CP.
You can't call blogger risky if you know you are breaking the rules of blogger, cause breaking the rules will get you in problem in any situation.
I may be wrong here as I haven't read through the TOS word by word but they state that content deemed 'vulgar and obscene' is prohibited. It's pretty vague, subjective and open to interpretation. I guess it's down to how Blogspot feel about hardcore porn. I don't find hardcore vulgar and obscene but they very well might.
They don't actually define what they find offensive. Is it a clear line between soft and hard? They don't even mention the word pornography in their TOS. (or have I missed it?)
Knowing what I now know I wouldn't put ANY adult site on Blogspot.
At least twan you state clearly that thumblogger is adult friendly thus removing any doubt.
New features at thumblogger
I was just reading my favorite adult board Netpond and saw a interesting message:
A couple of new spectacular features has been added to thumblogger a free and stable service to host your adult text and thumb blogs.
A new template has been added "Block":
At the moment it has 3 themes:
Black and red
Yellow as the sun
I'm working on a couple of more themes.
The 'RSS box'
Within this box you can specify 3 url's to RSS feeds. The content of these RSS feeds will be displayed on your blog. Your own little sexblogdemon/aggregator. (the number of urls will possible be increased in the near future)
The 'Categorized box'
The content of this box changes when the visitor of your blog changes the current category. This could be handy for SEO, banners and links. For example you can display a Hardcore banner when the visitor selects the Hardcore category.
. Two new field has been added to the 'add log entry' form:
- URL 'Title' tag text
- Image 'Alt' tag text
If you now click on a topic link or a thumbnail you will directly go to the log entry page which includes the posted comments.
The blog url's are more searchengine friendly, now everything looks like a directory to the searchengine. Old urls are of course still valid.
Technorati tags are now fully supported and automatic generated if enabled.
I left out the small new features otherwise the post would be to boring to read.
BIG thanks for everyone who suggested these features.
Sexblogdemon gets Thumblogger traffic
Because http://www.sexblogdemon.com/ did not update the last 2 days (cause a a error in the scanner) i've decided to add sexblogdemon to the topbar at http://www.thumblogger.com . That would generate more traffic to sexblogdemon to make up the last 2 days of relative slow traffic.
So dump or submit your rss feed to http://www.sexblogdemon.com/ if you didn't do that yet and make a nice profit from the new traffic.
You should take the time and not dump your blog, cause a dumped blog is put in category "uncategorized" and will receive not much targeted traffic.
http://www.adultblogdirectory.com/ also has a place at the topbar at thumblogger, so you can submit your blog there also, but remember submit only quality blogs at adultblogdirectory.com .
Something like blogger
Be sure to read the rules cause 99 of the 100 mainstream hosting services don't allow adult content.
I am looking for more services just like blogger. I know for thumbblogger and netpond service but I need more different ones. so please if you know more of those services list it here.
It would be a real shame to have worked a week on a blog including design and link trading and than to discover on saturday morning that your blog is deleted.