Category Archives: wordpress.com
Occasionally I follow a wordpress tag. On my own blog, to find an old article. Or on wordpress as a whole. The latter shows a “featured blog”, which sometimes (but not always) seems relevant to the tag. There’s quite often lunatic-fringe political ranting, that has led me to wonder if someone at WordPress regards the entire Bush team as wishy-washy liberals.
Recently I’ve seen something altogether more bizarre. A “featured blog” that seems to be no more than computer-generated random text. Here’s a snapshot from just now, for the “apache” tag. A “featured blog” that’s gibberish, followed by the most recent real blog entries to use the keyword. These entries sometimes include spam too, though the current entries are legit.
… is the only explanation I can see.
My last post “is it blog spam” appeared as “private” when I first hit the “publish” button. Before I’d even made it public, two comments had appeared. They were trackbacks that were definitely and unambiguously spam.
That must surely have come from within!