Friday, August 24, 2007

Not for the sensitive

Whoa, just visited Steve G's blog - except it's not Steve's blog any more! It's covered with porno pictures. Okay, not porn, just naked girls, but not what I want to see when I click on a blog.

So I'm just warning anyone else who visits: I know Welshcakes does. We knew Steve was taking a sabbatical - and I was just checking to see if he'd changed his mind - but didn't think he'd hand over his blog name.
xx

9 comments:

Clare said...

the same thing happened to me when Shirl changed her web address. Except, bizarrely, I got a lot of links to wheelchair manufacturers (what is it with my spelling today? it took me three times to get that right)

What an odd world the Internet can be!

Shirl said...

Clare has answered my next question as to what may have happened to my previous blogger address - this is very alarming as what has happened to Steve's is awful and has happend quickly - I discovered last week that he had changed his site for a nice photogrpahy one (really nice) and posted an aha, found you, type comment as he'd obviously stopped his other blog without notice. Then he immediately closed the new site. Odd. Now this. I'm duly worried about Pete's old addresses now but he hasn't closed his profile so that might be ok. There's the message, I think: NEVER CHANGE YOUR PROFILE - someone my hijack it.

MissKris said...

I haven't come across porno pictures on discontinued blogs, but I have one blog friend who 'disappears' on a fairly regular basis because family find her and harass her to no end. So while she's 'reinventing' herself yet again, her old site will have all kinds of stuff from advertisements to a huge page of endless gobblydegoop, ha! The very first time I got onto a computer as far as the internet goes, I was using a public one at the local library branch I go to. My daughter was with me. I told her I wanted to find the web page for my favorite radio station, which happens to be KINKfm.102. Kaitlin told me to type in "KINK", which I did. Oh my oh my oh my. You can only guess what popped up, hahahahaha! And what would have happened if one of our ministers had walked up behind me and seen my screen?!? My daughter and I got the hysterical giggles so bad we almost got tossed out of the library. I'd forgotten all about that until I read this post...thanks for making me giggle yet again!

Lee said...

Yep...it's sad. Steve has decided to give up on blogging for a while. He will be missed. Hopefully in time he will return to the fold. :)

Elsie said...

Oh boy. Last week we wanted to check out the movie schedule for a local cinema, Showcase Theater. Stupidly, with son standing by, I typed in showcase dot com. Total porn!! You should have seen the look on son's face. I then googled the theater, and the address was nothing like the theater name. I'll never make that mistake again. Always google first. Of course, I don't know what you can do if someone hijacks someone else's site name. Cross your fingers, I guess, and hope for the best.

Sir James Beiggelschwarz said...

Thanks for the tip - people really should take responsibility for their blogs and what happens to them. Unless something's happened to him, of course.

Liz said...

Clare, wheelchairs aren't as bad as scantily-clad girls with exceptionally large ...

Shirl, Lee and James, Welshcakes and I did a bit of investigating and although he replied to our questions, it still seems a bit odd. I hope he is okay.

Kris and Elsie, a friend of mine and her duaghter went to the cinema to see an Oscar Wilde film (or rather film of an Oscar Wilde play) and were puzzled by the other people in the audience who didn't look like your average Wilde fans. It turned out they were in the wrong auditorium and were watching a 'dirty-old'man' film. they left quickly, in giggles.

Shirl said...

I once emailed SG during one of his sabbaticals and received a fairly brief reply. He was aways diligent on coming around our blogs and leaving kind comments. He will, most likely, return but possibly as 'someone else' if he'd rather start again or he may still be popping by. In which case, 'Hi Steve and hope you are ok. The issue of your domain name - may be nothing you can do to prevent this but should Google/Blogger be told (again)?'

It is most strange how we bloggers feel we almost own each other when we have never met, most times, and don't really have a clue! Any one of us is capable of subtefuge on the net - it must be a scintillating preoccupation - not!

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Thanks for the warning. Shirl told me about it, too, so I've taken the link off. I miss Steve's blog.