August 04, 2014

Sincerest Apologies

...to all my readers who are not members of the Mee.Nu blog hosting service.


I just deleted over 30 pages of spam comments that took the form of a cascading cornucopia of katakana. At least for the time being, I simply have to switch to allowing comments by registered users only. 

Note though, that it's real easy to become a registered user. Just click on this hyperlink and fill out the form.  After that, you can just log in and comment away!



I know it's scary, but it's perfectly safe!

You don't even have to use the free blog you'll receive, so it's just like registering for disqus or any chat forum,. 

It's not just the ease of registering though, because now, more than ever, there are good reasons to become a Mee.Nuvian. 

For instance, if you have a Facebook Page and find yourself asking the question "What can a Mee.Nu blog do for me that Facebook can't?" then I assure you, gentle reader, that you are asking the wrong question. 

The correct question is "What awful stuff is Facebook doing to me that a blog based in Naru and managed from Australia absolutely won't?".

The answers to that are numerous and edifying. 

Mee.nu won't do unethical and creepy mental experiments on you. 

Being a Mee.Nuvian does not carry any of sort of antisemitic implications



You will never get this message from Pixy...EVER. 



Mee.nu will not spy on your cell phone either.

Unless you get ALL you're news from a Facebook feed, you may have heard about some of this. However, if you did you were probably afraid to say anything because deep down inside, you know that Facebook is run by the sort of people who thought that Police song was charming and romantic. Well, fear not , because as a Mee.Nuvian, you would be able take off your mask....



... be yourself, and not worry about your every interest, donation and keystroke being recorded and sold to those who would spam you, scam you or struggle against you...at least  you wouldn't have to worry about it being done by Mee.Nu.


 You see, Mee.Nu is run by Pixy Misa, a champion of justice who fights evil from his secret bases in New South Wales and Niue. Facebook is run by Baron Von Zuckerberg... a super-villain who feeds on the souls and personal information of his customers. 

It should be noted  that in Australia such acts of villainy are actually frowned upon by the media, providing another layer of security for people who use an Australian affiliated service.

But wait. There's more!

Mee.nu has all manner of spiffy keen features that are exceedingly easy to use via the user friendly and intuitive dashboard widgets. 

For instance, YouTube video's embed just as easily as on Facebook...



....and don't require that you deal with Facebook just plain screwing with you or facilitating outright fraud

On top of all this, since Mee.nu is a Niuean domain managed from Australia, every time a Mee.Nuvian gets online they are visiting exotic locations on the far side of the world!


But without the scorpions!*

I'll try to get the matter resolved ASAP but signing up for Me N' You is pretty much a win/ win...



*Mee.Nu is absolutely guaranteed not to cause scorpions to menace those at or near one's computer work station, However, Mee.Nu cannot and does not claim to remove preexisting scorpions from ones domicile. If you currently have a scorpion infestation, please contact a licensed exterminator...immediately after signing up for Mee.Nu.

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at 02:31 PM | Comments (10) | Add Comment
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1

Once you've registered, you also have to log in.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Mon Aug 4 21:47:42 2014 (+rSRq)

2 Sorry about the trouble. Getting pattern matching to work on spam in a language I can't read is a bit... Fiddly.

Oh, and it's Niue, not Nauru. Nauru got saddled with .nr, which is far less interesting.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Mon Aug 4 23:09:08 2014 (PiXy!)

3 Can't complain, those spammers have been really fierce lately. (What a waste of effort...)

Posted by: Avatar_exADV at Tue Aug 5 02:08:52 2014 (ZeBdf)

4 I knew it would come to this.  Heck, I got a mee.nu account LONG before I ever started using the blog (frankly, I had forgotten about that part) simply to post.

Although to be honest, I don't recall too many posters of comments here who don't already have mee.nu accounts.

Posted by: Mauser at Tue Aug 5 02:25:06 2014 (TJ7ih)

5 Steven, Pixy, thanks. for pointing out those errors. I've corrected the post. 
  http://brickmuppet.mee.nu/images/dan-backslide-o.gif
"NO ONE WILL EVER KNOW!"
 

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at Tue Aug 5 10:38:57 2014 (DnAJl)

6 Well, I was one.  Meh, I guess it won't hurt to have yet another blog sitting around I never update.

Posted by: Mitch H. at Tue Aug 5 14:09:48 2014 (jwKxK)

7 LJ used to have a bunch of comment-only accounts. As long as they don't have a "welcome" post that attracts spam, they don't draw Pixy's resources much.

Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at Tue Aug 5 16:54:48 2014 (RqRa5)

8 "A runabout! I'll steal it! No one will ever know!"

My favorite line from that cartoon. But I have to wonder if it was a reference to something.

(Now if only the comment UI was a little more clear on whether you were logged in or not.)

Posted by: Mauser at Wed Aug 6 03:36:23 2014 (TJ7ih)

9

Mauser, under the preview and post buttons, it says "Hello whoever, you are logged in to Minx." if you are.

It would be pretty cool if blogs that require accounts had the comment fields disabled if you weren't logged in.

Posted by: RickC at Wed Aug 6 08:34:23 2014 (ECH2/)

10 Good idea, RickC.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Thu Aug 7 09:17:52 2014 (PiXy!)

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