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Final update: While the commenting on the comments nonsense is kinda fun, I will let it go with an interesting final note. In a comment today, someone’s comment posting script screwed up and posted not just a single comment but an entire “|” delimited file with 198 comment strings, mostly of them just as badly formed as the last. Good place to call it quits on commenting on the comments 🙂

Original post:

There is definitely a lot of comment traffic generated by a new blog, and even though much of the content here is older, the blog itself is pretty new. There have been a couple of nice comments, mostly questions, and I am always ready to help if I can, and at first, I thought they were genuine. However, as I began to notice that the majority of comments are actually clumsy attempts at being stealthy advertising, a comment obviously meant to be looked upon favorably and approved so the commenter’s email or webpage “name” will make it to the interwebs, it became clearer that the once-approved comments were likely the same, just crafted better.

Some of the spam comments are obviously robot generated due to their being very generic and not at all in context with of the post they are attached to. Many of those are also grammatically atrocious:

Comment to post about new SDR radio and spectrum analysis software:

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Manual Import, Phase I Complete!

I manually moved all the posts on two Electronic Fuel Injection projects from the MSRuns projects forum. They are categorizes here as 1982 Yamaha Maxim XJ550 and 70-something Stires Trike respectively.

Since I manually copied and pasted them and most of them are 5-6 years old, there may be the occasional link that goes nowhere. I will need to audit it, which will obviously take a while.

Also, I just posted the original date in the text of the post. The posting date will show today or yesterday. That can be edited, but with 120 posts, that too will obviously take a while.

In any case, there they are!

Mostly Moved

Blogger has an XML export and WordPress has a Blogger Import plugin that can read the export, so moving the posts over was generally pretty easy.

Everything defaulted as Uncategorized. There is a a bulk edit facility where I could *add* another category, but I had to touch each post to remove the Uncategorized tag. Once all the posts were properly tagged, I added a menu that lets me put all the posts from five separate Blogger blogs and use the menu to view only the specific subjects.

The other caveat to the export/import process is that images came across on the import as URLs pointing back to Blogger. I will need to copy those actual images over here and edit the links in the posts. I think I can massage the XML files themselves to facilitate it…

All in all, though it is not yet 100% finished, it was much easier than I expected, especially with 190+ posts going back 6 years.



Thanks to Google’s decision to move PicasaWeb galleries under the Google Photos banner, and more specifically the likely effect that may have on my few years of Blogspot blogging posts and the access to those photos, I have elected to move all my blogs to a WordPress server. Rather than using the WordPress hosting service, I have chosen to use WordPress on a server is hosted by GoDaddy. In a way, I am again dependent on another entity for my internet real estate, but this is a paid service and I don’t think GoDaddy is as likely to make such far reaching decisions without input from their paying customers. Besides, it’s easier to have GoDaddy host all this stuff as well as register my domain names. Well, most of them are here, anyway.

Google is great (if maybe too connected) and I foresee keeping my gmail accounts and my Google voice number for as long as they offer them. My preferred mobile phones are Android, so there will always by a Google connection there. Google is also a private business and they are completely free to make whatever decisions they see fit to operate their business. Those of us who enjoy the services that they offer for no direct renumeration must be willing to accept that we really have no say in their decisions, not like their board of directors does.

My blogging, even if only seen by a small number of people, is a deeply personal investment of my time (on Blogspot since 2009, before Google bought them) and I am trying to insulate myself from the decisions that Google may make.

Thus, I am moving my blogs over here where at least I have a contract with GoDaddy and they have accepted my renumeration in exchange for specific services.

I have five Blogger / Blogspot blogs, though really only three of them have any reasonably current activity. As I learn how things work in WordPress, I imagine I will build replacements for all five blogs, plus a couple on MSRuns and, who know, maybe some new ones. It should be an interesting ride, for me anyway.