My “Technical Advisor” [Socially Inept Nerd is more like it] has been doing a lot of messing around in the basement of this site.
There are three things he is always whinging and moaning about – Security, Speed and Spam.
He might have a point about the security thing. If you saw the number of people who try to hack this site you would know why. [For some strange reason it is currently under attack from a role-playing game site in Russia! Why can’t they just fuck off back to their sad little games?]
The speed thing I can understand. I don’t like slow sites and I have yet to meet anyone who does. The Nerd set this site up so it would look nice and fancy on a mobile phone [why the fuck would anyone be trying to read this on a phone??] but his gimmick slowed the site down so I told him to remove it again. If you’re
idiotic enough to be viewing this site on a mobile phone then tough shit.
The spam lark is the one that I wish he could sort out for once and for all. I get very tired of wading through hundreds of fucking offers for ugg-boots [are they the new Viagra?], replica watches and all the other tatty junk I would be ashamed to be seen throwing in the local landfill.
A week or so ago he put a new bit of software somewhere at the back of this and it has been running ever since. He has it set up so that it will mark all the spam but leave it there for me to delete. So far it has been excellent and hasn’t made a single mistake. However, I still have to delete all the shit. The software does have the facility to delete all the crap without my seeing it and that would make life one hell of a lot easier. I think I’ll switch it on.
Isn’t there always a “but”?
If I tell it to delete everything, how will I know if one of you lot send a comment and it gets deleted in error?
The only way is that if you send a comment and it doesn’t appear on the site, you’ll just have to write to me and tell me. I can then remove the software, chastise it for its mistake or praise it for its discerning taste [depending on who it’s trying to block].
I just wish Nerd would stop fucking around with the graphics on the site. He keeps trying to animate things. He thinks it’s funny.
I think it’s a pain in the hole.