Techdirt Gone, But Now It's Back
from the oops dept
In order to keep me busy while all my friends are out with their significant others of various degrees on Valentine’s day, Techdirt decided to stop working for the past two hours. It’s all fixed now, though. Nothing like a little technical crisis to keep you company through the evening. Update: GRRRR. Ok. While the site was down, I got some random spam message from some company called InternetSeer which claims they (how thoughtful of them) monitor sites to tell you when they’re down. I don’t need the service and I don’t want the service and I don’t like the fact that they spammed me. It turns out, unfortunately, that I’m not the only person they spammed. They spammed at least one other site that links to Techdirt (and I’d imagine more than that). That person correctly reported the spam to spamcop (good for them). Unfortunately, spamcop reads the spam message, sees the link to Techdirt – and assumes that the spam was advertising Techdirt. So now I’m being blamed for being a spammer. Lots of fun.