11 May, 2007

Comments Closed

Posted in Blog Status at 11:58 am by Daran

There hasn’t been a meaningful comment here for many weeks now, and monitoring the spam has become a pointless chore, so I’m closing comments. If you need to contact me, you can do so at Feminist Critics.

If I reactivate this blog for any reason, I’ll reopen comments at that time.

18 January, 2007

It’s gone all quiet

Posted in Blog Status at 12:17 pm by Daran

Is anyone still here?

10 January, 2007

Announcement – New Blog

Posted in Blog Status at 5:17 pm by Daran

Hugh and I are starting a new blog focussing on feminist criticism, gender politics, plus whatever else we feel like talking about.

In about an hour’s time, (Edit: five minutes) I will close comments in the most active feminist posts/comment here, in preparation to copying them to the new site. (It would be better to close all comments, but I can’t find an easy way of doing that.) Any comments you post after that to any feminist-related thread may not get duplicated, and may be lost altogether.

As soon as the new site is up and running, I will post the URL here.

24 December, 2006

First Spam Through the Filters

Posted in Blog Status, Content-lite, Milestones at 1:21 pm by Daran

Ironically one of them was for male-on-male rape porn. Also the first bulk spam – 26 in one go. Previously I was getting 1-2 per day. It’s downhill all the way from here. 😦

BTW, I anyone sees any spam in an otherwise inactive thread, please bump it to make sure that we see it. I want to keep this place as spam-free as possible.

Season’s Greetings

Posted in Blog Status at 12:07 pm by Daran

I will be away from home for a couple of days. I don’t know if I will have time to look in, so a happy festive season to my co-blogger, and my readers. All three of you. 🙂

23 December, 2006

First Co-Blogger

Posted in Content-lite, Milestones at 4:02 pm by Daran

Who will introduce himself shortly.

16 December, 2006

First Blogrolling…

Posted in Blogosphere, Blogroll, Content-lite, Milestones at 11:04 am by Daran

…not counting Creative Destruction, which I did myself.

Thanks TS, I’ve alreadly got you ‘rolled.

But my links are way cooler than yours, because I’ve got these nice pop-ups when you hover over them.

Tinkering with the Tags

Posted in Blog Status, Blogroll, Great Comments, People at 7:35 am by Daran

As part of a little general maintenance, I’ve added a couple of new categories which require some explanation.
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15 December, 2006

First Blog-related Nightmare

Posted in Content-lite, Milestones, Personal Ramblings at 1:22 am by Daran

As I was lying in bed, hovering on the edge of consciousness, I had this feeling that a vicious flame-war had erupted in the comments, and I wasn’t there to moderate it.

14 December, 2006

First Intercepted Spam

Posted in Content-lite, Milestones at 3:34 pm by Daran

Hot on the heels of my first search engine hit, my first Akismet-intercepted spam message, telling me that “google.com” is the best search engine. I’ve noticed a lot of spam recently purportedly for “google.com” over at Creative Destruction.

I don’t think Google is really spamming. I can think of two explanations for it.

1. The spammer is testing software, spamming strategies or blog defences.

2. The spammed URL isn’t “google.com” at all, but one or more of the letters has been replaced by a visually identical character.

First Search Engine Hit

Posted in Content-lite, Milestones at 2:47 am by Daran

‘darain man’

11 December, 2006

Not quite what I intended

Posted in Blog Status, Blogosphere, Content-lite, Flame Wars at 9:59 pm by Daran

I am now the featured blog for the wordpress tag “Flame Wars“.

Open for Business

Posted in Blog Status, Content-lite, Milestones at 12:25 pm by Daran

This blog came into being when I joined CD, because at that time, WordPress automatically created a personal blog for you when you opened an account. At that time, I had a feeling that I wanted to do something with it, but I didn’t know what. I do now.

So with a new look and a new sense of purpose that I declare Daran’s Blog open for business.