<sarcasm>Yes, I’m sure that even though the first 100 times of trying to login as “admin123”, or variation there of, failed & got your IP(s) blocked for X amount of time, it’s gonna magically work one of the next 100 times you try it.</sarcasm>
So I’ve been following logs for a couple of months now on all sites of mine, and while there are hacking attempts everyday, they about triple Fridays through Sundays. Some of the sites are more “popular” than others but they all get them every day. It’s… been eye opening.
So since from about December 29-31, 2015 (the dates people give as start date vary a bit) new reviews don’t show up on the review pages on http://www.fanfiction.net At this point it’s unclear whether the ff.net admin are aware of the problem or not – it’s been reported lots of times but nobody’s gotten a reaction back, nor is there an update on the front page that yes they’re aware of the problem and working on it. Just… silence.
Most people are worried about people not bothering to review anymore because of it but I’m more worried that http://www.fanfiction.net has been abandoned and soon it’ll bye bye for all those stories only up there, the first time there’s a huge glitch or when the domain expires the latest. That’s how little I have faith in the ff.net admin based on their past actions – that they’re likely to just decide it’s not worth the hassle anymore. I’m not sure how many people are actually working on it these days or if it’s just one. It’s not the first time a problem goes unacknowledged for a long time, and when you own a hugely popular site like this one I think that’s the minimum requirement – to stay up to what’s going on with it every day (read those support e-mails!) and to post a quick note saying you’re aware of the problem (and preferably are working on it, but even if you’re not) when there is one. Not days of silence after your users report a problem that affects one of the main functions of your site.
I wish there was a way to back up entire sections of ff.net, instead of individual stories. Like the entire The Mummy section, as an example. There are a lot of fics on ff.net that it’d be a shame to lose if it really breaks for good.
Today was awful. I woke up at 5am with a migraine and couldn’t go to the PPP Group (more about that later) because of it. I’ve been having cold sweats all the day today, starting with the migraine. Thank God the migraine went away by about midday but the cold sweats persisted so I was a little bewildered by that. Then around 3pm terrible stomach pains set in, thanks to Crohn’s Disease. I had to go number two 7 times between 3pm and 6pm, and the rest of the time rest in the bed. At about 5pm I started to feel dizzy whenever I was up and a little later on one of those trips to the toilet found out my period had started. Which totally explained the unusually awful stomach pains, increased bowel movements, cold sweats and the dizziness and just generally feeling I was about to expire. It’s a pretty normal thing for me that the Crohn’s is a little worse the first day or two of the period. I loath periods but I suppose I should be content – it was 14 days late from the estimated start time. Now to hoping it will end like it should in 5-7 days and not keep on going. It’s near midnight now, I still feel like I might faint I’m up more than a few minutes at a time but at least the stomach pains have dulled down to a blunt ache. Fingers crossed that I won’t feel so weak or be in so much pain tomorrow because I can’t NOT go grocery shopping.
Update on my health & life & car situation behind the cut…
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If the bio section of your fanfiction.net profile is 19064 words long I can’t help thinking that you’re doing it wrong…
I keep getting e-mails from [email protected] which weirds me out. I don’t speak the language, I don’t read it – I’m not even sure whether it’s Spanish or Portuguese. I had never heard of the site until I got the first e-mail. So why are they e-mailing me?! It never goes to the spam folder and I have gmail so I don’t think it’s spam spam ’cause gmail’s good at catching the real spam.
Is anyone else getting e-mails from them without knowing why?
I have managed to misplace the last three icons I made. I really liked them! They’re not in the usual folder on my hard drive, nor where I use post my challenge entries before posting them to my site and LJ/DW.
I did them for some icon challenge community on LJ (can’t remember which) propably like couple months ago or even longer (I’m pretty sure it was this year though…), one was of Christine Chapel and one of Amanda Grayson but I can’t remember who the third one was of. I don’t think it was for a ST challenge. I can’t believe I don’t remember where I put them! This has never happened before.
Health update behind the cut…
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