Off-Topic: WordPress Is Spamming Via Users’ Blogs
You may notice a new “On the PopPressed Radar” section on my blog posts containing ads as images and links. For the record, this is not my idea and I make no money off this spam. These advertisements are part of WordPress for free users, but they recently made them much louder and distracting. I am not happy about it, nor are others. I apologize to my readers for the clutter, and if WordPress doesn’t come to its senses soon, I will move this blog elsewhere. In the meantime, I suggest readers NOT click through these spam links – let’s not encourage it.
Note that email subscriptions to this blog should still be spam-free – I haven’t heard otherwise.
If you are a WordPress user, I recommend you have a look at your own blog when you’re logged off, and maybe from another IP or computer. Your readers are probably seeing something quite different than you are. As one user commented: “I did some viewing with IE8 when I was logged out — I was horrified by what I saw.”
UPDATE: WordPress has told me they are working on toning down these ads and correcting the duplication. To their credit they responded promptly – waiting on the results.
UPDATE 2: As of today (April 22), the obnoxious ads seem to be gone, at least as far as I can see. Let’s hope it stays that way. My thanks to WordPress for listening to their users and addressing this problem promptly.
UPDATE 3: Poppressed ads are still present on some users’ blogs.
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