But why can't I see my blog?
I hear you. It's not just you, me too (and as ARS reported it in the forums too
As many of you know, I'm a computer nomad
I don't make love to the same computer all the time. It's not that I'm
cheating or unloyal, I do have feelings for these machines but it's
just that ... I'm non-commitment kinda guy. I just want to enjoy myself
as much as the computer does. Live for the moment, Carpe Diem. You know
what I mean?
Anyway, back to the main topic. I had no problem
accessing the admin section or the Blogdrive forum but I can't get to
my blog, or any other blog for that matter. The funny thing is, I can
access all blogs that are FEATURED as Blogdrive Favorites
. Not any others.
This is racism. Just because I'm not on the favorites, shouldn't I get to access my blog?
As I was saying, I travel around, a lot. I've had experience with
young, beautiful and energetic new flat-screen desktops with smart,
intelligent operating systems (winXP). To old, mature but rock solid
late-90s computer who likes long walks around the lake, dogs and cats.
One of these days, I'll try to get my pants into the new Vista baby.
And no, it's not paedophile
My point is, from all these different computers there are some times
(especially these few days) where I CAN or can NOT reach my blog. And
guess what, it has nothing to do with the differences of these
computers. It's their location or rather ... their connection source,
a.k.a. Internet Service Provider. It became harder to get to my blog if
the internet connection I get is rather dodgy, like a wireless network,
proxy connection or dynamic IP addresses.
speculation of the day is: Blogdrive disables blogs connection to dodgy computers.
my guess, based on what I've been suffering for the pass few days is to fight spam
. I've received more than 50 odd contact form spams in two days. Click on the image to have a better view.
Now, how is this fair? I'm a subscriber but I can't get to my blog.
What about my visitors? For your information, my visitor stats have
been down by 50%. It's a huge traffic blog so stats differences are
very notable despite daily fluctuations.
Lets look on the
brighter side of things. By cutting connection to dodgy computers, spam
attacks can be reduced and this saves the server from crashing again.
At least, Blogdrive isn't entirely down. Right?
about those that do have an account here, are loyal Blogdrive users and
even are subscribers. Why can't they be exempt from being classified as
dodgy? Why can't they get access to their own blog? at the very least.
Dear readers, do you have other ideas as to why I can't get access to my own blogs? UPDATE:
~justme~ » "Posting from this IP is not allowed. You are posting from
an IP/proxy server that is known to distribute SPAM and the author of
this blog blah blah blah
justme was having trouble commenting, whatever happened to the antispam feature introduced not too long ago?
, internet service provider