Free Baptist Blog - not a good idea IMHO.

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  1. genesis12

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    For newbies....... My advice is stay away from it if you have a website. The blog "Admin" option opens you up to all kinds of spam, offers, and "free gift" baloney [​IMG] . It's at baptistblog.org
     
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    I have a blog there, and I have not got any of these offers, etc.
     
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    I havent had any of that either.
     
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    genesis12, this thread was moved from the Welcome Forum, as it did not belong in there. [​IMG] IMHO, the welcome forum is to greet people, and not to overwhelm them with ideas... [​IMG]
     
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    "......not to overwhelm them with ideas......"

    In what sense was the post overwhelming, and.... isn't it a good idea to let a newbie know that spam is on the way if they associate a website with their blog?
     
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    genesis12,

    That seems to be at the descretion of the Administrator, Banabas J. Halo. That is why someone made him the administrator. They have vested him with the power to "administrate." It is a difficult and thankless job. And I for one appreciate each and every one of them and the effort that is put into the task.

    sdg!

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    I also have a blog there with no unwanteds.
     
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    Hello?

    How many of you who have a Baptist blog, have one that is associated with a website so that when you click on the website link (Admin) in your blog you get an intruding commerical ad which deposits a cookie on your hard drive, followed by a ton of "YOU'VE WON!" and "FREE COMPUTER" and "FREE BURNER" and "EARN A DEGREE AT HOME" and "BEAUTY SECRETS REVEALED" .. and so on? Read that again: ..associated with a website..
     
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    I get to my blog through the baptistblog website and I have never once gotten a commercial or pop up or anything of the sort. I put in my information and it takes me directly to my blog. I have not gotten any junk mail or anything. I am not sure what you are talking about
     
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    same here
     
  11. NaasPreacher (C4K)

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    I joined - found it a bit bulky to work with, but had no spam from it.
     
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    Roger,

    When you say it was bulky, what do you mean?

    Joseph Botwinick
     
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    Maybe that wasn't a good word. I just didn't find it as streamlined as blogger.com

    I am trying it again though and started over today.
     
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    Mabey he means if you have a link to the blog in your own website? Where he is stating " blog Admin option" I'm lost! Course my brain's been slow this weekend for some reason!! :rolleyes:
     
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    Obvioulsy genesis12 is having some issues that others aren't having.

    genesis12, do you have a spam option on your email? I registered at a site recommended by a friend and was innundated with spam. I set my spam folder and it all goes in there. I never have to look at it unless I want to. Somedays it's good comic relief though.
     
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    Inside my Baptist blog I have the option to create a link to my personal website, which has been "out there" for 10 years. The option presents itself on my blog's home page. I opted to do that, clicked on the button, and received a commercial ad that covered up the home page at my website (not the blog home page). I could not delete it or exit out of it. My pop-up blocker did not block it. The commercial ad was a list of offers from commercial interests. I finally had to shut down and reboot. That's when my SPAM filter began receiving tons of offers. Yes, the SPAM filter captures them and I don't have to look at them. It's just the idea that a Baptist blog would have that kind of connection possibility. It makes one wonder if that is how they pay for the blog.
     
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    Could be that it's an avenue of income. Spam is a pain regardless where it comes from or why you get it.

    But I was chewed out on another forum today for sending cookies from my website. (and I mean chewed out.) I didn't know it was happening, and I don't know how it happened, but after a bit of digging, I think it may be because I'm using a google search engine for my site. It was unknowing on my part. Is it at all possible there is something like that here? Just wondering.
     
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    I have a blog at baptistblog.org (shameless plug http://savedmarine.baptistblog.org ;) ) and I've not had any spams or even received any emails other than the initial setup email....strange but I'm glad I get enough spam [​IMG]
     
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    MRCoon, you have a LINK option on your home page. Go into your setup, establish a link to a website (any website), then go back and click on LINK. Well, on second thought, don't. The SPAM just keeps on coming. Once they've got your E-Mail addy, you're hooked.
     
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    Bitsy, I'm not familiar with that in every case, but it is certainly a possibility. Once you download a google search bar, or anyone else's search bar, for that matter, it records your internet activity. Logically, it could then send an E-Mail to each site you visit, IF it can find an E-Mail addy inside the html code on a given web page. That's why it is ALWAYS bad news to have an E-Mail addy imbedded on a webpage like this:

    [email protected]

    The "spider" sent out by google searches for the "@" symbol when scoping out potential E-Mail addresses to send commercial junk to. You defeat that "spider" (scanner) by doing this:

    somebody &lt;at&gt; somewhere.com or
    somebody [at] somewhere.com

    A little message tells your clients to change the &lt;at&gt; or [at] to @ if they want to E-Mail you.

    It's also bad news to put an E-Mail addy on the TO line in your E-Mail messages. These "spiders" look for those. Put them on the BCC line instead.
     

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