Strange Days at Geek Palaver

In case you haven’t noticed, things have been hinky around here lately.

On Monday, January 23, 2012 the website went down for no apparent reason. It was displaying simply a white page. No text. No links. No way to access the administration side of things to alter things. After a day of attempting to get information from my host, I found that others had had similar issues through a google search. It seems that the problem was a bad plugin.

Disabling all the plugins on the site got us back up and running, but things haven’t been right since.

This morning it seems that links on Google and Facebook to my site are now sending people to spam sites.

Yes, if you google Geek Palaver, most of the links you find there now send you to other spam related sites.

Stranger still, if you click on a link that’s posted in Facebook, that link will take you not to the Geek Palaver site, but rather to spam sites. Potentially they will lead you to sites that could give you a virus.

No, I don’t have any idea what’s happening here. I am trying to find out, but until things get corrected, please don’t share links to my site particularly via Facebook.

Strangely enough, the links on Twitter are still working fine. I also believe that the email distribution is working just fine.

I am working on this, but honestly this is all brand new to me. In the past, links take you to the place where you were intending to go. Now, not so much.

This is also only happening to the Geek Palaver site. It isn’t happening to my other site which is hosted on the same server.

So, I apologize for the inconvenience. I am working to fix it.

Thanks everyone, for reading my thoughts on the school board. I’ll keep you updated.

"Children see magic because they look for it." --Christopher Moore, Lamb: The Gospel according to Biff, Jesus' childhood pal.


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