Saturday, 28 June 2008

No Pasaran

I went on to the Syrup WordPress theme site to let the author, Nick, know about BG!'s problem. He's blocked from the site for "spamming", and so can't inform the author as his one point of contact (an online form) is on the site that he's blocked from. Yeah, kinda sodding stupid, 19th-century methodology, but it's Wordpress, so I really don't care.

Anyway, I leave a comment on the board. It spends ages failing to process the comment. So I find the guy's email form and send a message through with BG!'s details.

Later I check back to find that: You have been blacklisted from the website for spamming.

Here's the address, why don't you go and have a laugh.

The email page is at - and like BG!, I'm now banned from it for spamming.

Like I said, I don't use WordPress, so it's no skin off my nose.

The guy's stoopid software must do it by IP address rather than cookie, as I've just tried it with another browser, and I'm still being defamed as a spammer there (ooh, I wonder what the chance is of a no win, no fee case?).

Killed connection and logged back in again, and opened 3rd browser (IE), which fails to load the site, and logs it as:

This error (HTTP 500 Internal Server Error) means that the website you are visiting had a server problem which prevented the webpage from displaying.

Safari still wrongfully knocks on my door in the middle of the night and calls me a spammer. IE crashes as I load a few WordPress help pages. Which was why I relegate IE to my 3rd browser.

Anyway, if it was me, I'd lose the theme and go for something with customer support, where you aren't accused of anti-social behaviour by some stoopid defence mechanism, and stop worrying about it. Life's too short for this nonsense.

Here's something more thought-provoking from Spain: They Still Draw Pictures (Spain 1938). Sadly, something that kids probably still do in conflicts throughout the world today. There are more important things to discover and ponder.

May all be well and happy.


AktoMan said...

The theme author got in touch with BG! in the middle of the night (living up to the geek stereotype?). All is being resolved.

And I'm no longer being called a spammer. Now, anyone interested in buying some genuine watches, blue pills, or sending me some money so that I can release the funds of King Mbongo of Fife?

BG! said...

How much for the blue pills?

AktoMan said...

"You take the blue pill - the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe."