Splog is short for a "Spam Blog". This is a blog with absolutely no useful information made for targeting search engines. Most of the slogs I have seen gather their content automatically usually gathering that from other sites by robbing their feeds or by random generation of content.
Most of us have added our sites to some top site list at some point of time. I know I have, with many different results and so I am sitting here and taking a closer look at them. Way back in 2000 when I started my first site on Sherlock Holmes, I was totally clueless about everything but design (and I will admit that I pretty much sucked at that then).
Came across a nice article on geeksmakemehot on making your own guestbook in WordPress 1.5. This would be better than having an external guestbook because: 1.
Got another golden ticket for WordPress.com at another email address of mine. Now, that ticket is pretty useless for me as I already have a blog out here.
Following discussions at the WordPress support forums, bug #1713, the bug was fixed by Changset #2933 In simple English, WordPress confirms pingbacks with a blank user-agent. The latest version of Bad Behavior blocks sites with send a blank user agent, as this is a common technique being used by spammers to get through user agent filters. I faced a similar problem with Silktide and added their IP to the whitelist.
Weblogs.com has be bought by Verisign, which means yet another Ping service has been taken over by a big corporate company. This follows after Blo.
The last two days have seen long page loads along with temporary downtime at WordPress.com Well things seem to be back on track now. Though I do have a feeling that an older backup was used, because I seem to have lost a comment on my post below.