Beware of Unscrupulous Blog Sites

Several months ago, I subscribed to a blog site called “Velocityblog”. The URL of my website was “Ananda76.velocityblog.com”. I received, almost daily, requests to moderate comments to my posts. These comments had no relevance to the posts but were spam advertising various online drug pedlars which I always deleted. I tried to e-mail the offending posters requesting them to cease sending such comments as I had no intention of allowing them on my blog site. They were returned stating that they were undeliverable.

A couple of days ago the link to velocityblog returned a message stating “Website is down – try again later”. I did a Google search on ‘velocity.com’ and found that the offending drug spammers were a part of their network. Perhaps they have been requested to remove their site due to complaints. They seem to be totally unethical and hide their real intention to use blog sites to peddle their products.

Be careful when finding a host for your blog. WordPress has a reputation of being totally honest and ethical. By choosing them, your posts will be safe.

3 Comments

  1. 1 January, 2008 at 4:16 am

    […] January 1, 2008 at 4:16 am (Uncategorized) Beware of Unscrupulous Blog Sites « Ananda76’s Weblog […]

  2. t3rry said,

    2 March, 2009 at 5:31 pm

    Hi Graeme …

    Me again, your old friend terry from back in the ’70s before I left Sydney to study at UNE Armidale and find a life, but I’m sure you’ve forgotten me. Hope you’re still settled nicely in Glen St, or is that address ancient history?

    What you say about WordPress is true although I think that many spammers simply write webbots that trawl the web looking for forms ans save the addresses in a list.

    How do I know this?

    These days I am a web designer living in Murwillumbah NSW and personally recommend WordPress although I myself use Blogger (I enjoy the challenge as it’s not as easy to use as WordPress for SOME things).

    Another I am experimenting with is a free online website creator that includes a blog module, so far so good. Check them out here … http://www.dmon.com/
    Suits me as I have always had a demonic streak as I’m sure you recognised long ago, and yes, I do owe you a Sonny and Brownie tape.

    Joy to all beings
    t3rry

    • ananda76 said,

      6 September, 2009 at 6:24 pm

      Hi Terry,
      Of course I remember you. I am no longer at Glen Street. I moved from there more than 15 years ago. I am glad to hear of your great successes in study and business. I am retired but very active in Buddhist affairs. I travel to Bangkok and other places in Asia as part of my connection with the World Fellowship of Buddhists and also as part of my Presidency of the Amitabha Buddhist Association of New South Wales. I am also a prison chaplain so I visit gaols every week. I find this very rewarding and enjoyable. See my article on my website http://www.buddhismaustralia.org/bbbars.htm
      Be happy, Graeme


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