Author: DB James
It's one of the finest things we do; write about our lives, because not only do we reveal our minds through revelations our thoughts provide us— But it gives us an incentive to be honest... It's almost impossible not to consider the value of thoughts with the fairly steady flow of them; their rudimentary worth, relevance to our lives and the importance to the people who have them. It's easy to see how distorted a thought can become when left to constant re-examination and how faceless victim/culprit dichotomies are given grounding by a name or a hover-card. If the last few weeks has demonstrated anything, it's how something as simple as a pen-stroke can release the burden and stresses they invariably cause. I've had glimpses into how fears, confessions, pains and crises can be put right by words creating deeds by changing little parts of the world. And I shouldn't be surprised: we write about things and repeat ourselves about things that have meaning to us. It keeps me humble... View all posts by DB James
20 thoughts on “Owing to the spam problem not being resolved, I’ve had to change a couple of names a couple of times: JALBN 2.0 Ishmael Received is now my reluctant alternative. I take back what I said about the tech guys; they aren’t so smart & I’m sure there are still dozens and dozens of comments languishing unread…”
Whatever a spammer is pushing, I do my best to stay away from it. (A drop in a bucket but doing so makes me feel better.) Good luck …
(Love that cow photo~!)
Handbags probably! Most of my spam is all about the handbags!
I have a collection of those cow pictures – doesn’t everyone? They are actually pets from my friend’s ranch. It took quite a while to process each image – it’s a composite of three different exposure setting settings: it pulls light from shadow and detail from the hot spots, allows colour to come out – it’s closer to how the eye works. I love the effect – it’s less cartoon than HDR imagery. Thank you very much!
[ Smiles ] Luckily, I have never had the problem of having my comment being misconstrued as spam.
However, I am afflicted by a much larger problem; my post only shows up in the reader of those who follow me via the Reader in “Blogs I Follow” and not in the tags aspect of the Reader. For example, if I posted something under “Plants” and I typed in “Plants” it would not be found in the general tags Reader; I mentioned it via the WordPress Forum over a week ago and no one responded to it.
Your problem has been resolved and lucky you!
That is truly bizarre – well as for the spam thing, I didn’t even know I had an issue, until a few people mentioned. It coincided with all the changes WP made last week. I contacted the techies and they said my username had been used for spreading spam, but I needed to change username, gravi-whatsit name and the blog name before it stopped – some of them more than once.
I like my second choice – it really needs a question mark on the end though! :p
[ Smiles ] Please give me some advice on how to get on to a techie. I am growing desperate!
One second, let me find the url 😀
My comments only seen to go back a few days… and the email, is the spam-specific support guy – umumumummm… keke, I’ll look in my history I might be able to find it!
[ Smiles ] Thank you!
Are you using tags and categories? What I’ll do, I’ll get in contact with the guy who referred me – to get an email or something – I can only find the WP support pages in my history unfortunately. If you had a spam problem I could help you out!
Try playing around with your catagories and tags – cats are general, tags are specific; you can think of them as hypernyms or hyponyms in relation to semantic fields…
[ Smiles ] Never had a spam problem!
By the way, did you use something similar to this?: http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/why-is-my-blog-not-showing-up-in-the-reader?replies=1
No – I had a link directly to the spam guys.
[ Smiles ] Hmmm. So, I actually went about it the wrong way? As you can see, that was posted on the first of this month and today is the 9th!
New to your blog, but what does your new username refer to? It makes me think of Daniel Quinn.
Hey there – you’ve got some clever stuff on your blog. I checked it out a couple of nights ago; I’m going to enjoy it it I’m sure… It’s not Daniel Quinn – my email address since the 90s has been a based on a very specific variation of Ishmael, I’ve not linked it to this blog however.
JALBN is Just a Little Background Noise; 2.0 is because this is its 2nd incarnation, although until 4 weeks ago I hadn’t blogged since 2006 or so and missed it.
Because it was frustration not knowing if my comments were getting through: Ishmael Received is a pseudo-rhetorical question – is mail received?
Just about everything I write is packed with polysemene and serious ideas wrapped in absurdities. It’s harder to condtruct, but much more fun than simple opinion pieces.
I hope you enjoy them.
Ishmael Received : is mail received… I feel like facepalming myself for not making that connection. Yes, I had seen a comment of yours marked as spam on one of my posts, so I unspammed it. Thanks for checking out my blog and glad you like it. I know I am definitely going to enjoy reading your blog. Smart shtuff you got around here. It’s a pleasant challenge keeping up with it.
Thank you very much – I like smart and tricksy uses of language – don’t kick yourself about the name, although I’m glad you asked.
Yes, ha – challenge yourself! That’s always the most satisfying thing. I’d like to think I’m putting together something different.
Ahhh, so thats hy your comments end up in my spam. Luckily I read spam :))
😀 I know – I think it’s all sorted out now! I’m unlikely to confused for a handbag salesman now!
Here’s to hoping …tho to be honest I think handbag salesman should never be spammed …what a delightful prduct they flog…keeps my cupboards full hahaha