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May 17, 2015 at 1:19 pm #23231
I thought, I wrote here a post about Imagick on various hosts and Symbiostock forum format, but can’t find it anymore. Was it deleted?April 23, 2015 at 2:33 pm #22718
Sign me up, please.April 23, 2015 at 2:21 pm #22716
thank you for picking up the Symbiostock idea and enhancing it. I’m looking forward to it.
What will be the required setup for beta testing? Shall we get a temporary account on your hosting system or should we set up our own new site with our existing host?March 12, 2015 at 3:45 am #14451
is Academia a replacement for the original Symbiostock wordpress theme?
And if so, what is involved in such a conversion / upgrade?
Will you create a forum section or a thread, devoted to the upgrade process / recommended approach?
LesDecember 10, 2014 at 9:18 am #11509
Glad to see you all again.
Leo, as to the upcoming new version, I would assume that there will be a automatic migration tool, so we can keep adding images to our existing sites and when the new program is ready, we can do the automatic conversion.
Or will the old data be compatible with the new program?
LesApril 23, 2014 at 11:40 pm #10909
Wordfence gives you also the IP address for each attempted login. If multiple login attempts are coming from similar IP addresses, you know these are bad guys. Instead of blocking each IP address specifically, you can block entire ranges of IP addresses – small or large ranges.April 14, 2014 at 10:48 pm #10617
If you found your stats page, that’s good. The stats page may be different for every host.
I use ipower.com as my host, and they have a Control Panel, and one of the option is Statistics.
Back to my original post. I still get about 600 hits per month on that particular page (compared to a dozen or two dozen hits for the next most visited page).
Now I found two more frequent visitors from Lvov in Ukraine, they usually hit it 3 times in a row.
Lvov, Ukraine arrived from http://womens-journal.net/ and visited http://advantica.com/stockphotos/image/colorful-rock-stock-image-by-les-palenik-31/
IP: 188.8.131.52 [block] Hostname: 178-137-161-32-broadband.kyivstar.net Browser: IE version 6.0 running on Win2000
Ukraine Lvov, Ukraine arrived from http://igru-xbox.net/ and visited http://advantica.com/stockphotos/image/colorful-rock-stock-image-by-les-palenik-31/ IP: 184.108.40.206 [block] Hostname: 178-137-19-70-lvv.broadband.kyivstar.net
Browser: IE version 6.0 running on WinXP
Question: I don’t know enough about WordPress, is there a possibility that they managed to store some code in that particular record (page), and can use it in some nefarious way?March 28, 2014 at 12:23 am #10614
On my stats page, I can’t see the detailed information who are the visitors on a particular page, but when looking at the most frequent visitors to the site, I see two IP addresses (220.127.116.11 and 18.104.22.168), both connected with Wowrack.com, based in Seattle. I’m pretty sure that these sites are the culprit.
Wowrack.com is apparently a cloud hosting provider, with many other similar IP addresses.
I looked it up on Google,and there are many other people who noticed Wowrack.com’s visits on their sites. Still, I wonder why are they hitting just that one page.March 27, 2014 at 7:13 pm #10612
I don’t think that the rocks are hot topics – definitely not on continuing basis.
First month, I thought, it’s a fluke, but as I mentioned, this has been happening for several months now. Very strange!
I’ll report here if I find any links or patterns.March 9, 2014 at 1:32 am #10228
Embedding images could put a huge strain on your web server. I’m not sure that the host companies would appreciate that.
Higher server charges and slowed down server responses could hurt the embedders even more than they saved by using such “free” images.March 9, 2014 at 1:15 am #10227
I doubt I would make every image available for embedding, but it is actually a great marketing tool if you think longer about it.
Far from a great marketing tool. I think, it reeks of desperation. Don’t devalue your images.
The good thing about embedding is that you actually keep control over your images so if you change your mind you can switch it off. You can set the conditions where embedding is allowed and where not.
Such tactics are done by disreputable companies and con artists, not by reputable suppliers.
Bloggers seems to be excited about it:
http://en.blog.wordpress.com/2014/03/06 … ty-images/
Most of the comments are quite positive.
Maybe some gullible bloggers get excited. Read carefully the acceptance info for those embedded images.
As a blogger myself, I would never rely on such surreptitious elements, and on top of it, pass my blog stats to Getty.February 27, 2014 at 1:48 pm #10089
Keep the forums open and the spoilers out.January 13, 2014 at 1:07 am #8279
Thanks, Jo Ann
I agree that one has to exercise some restraints, and since everybody has a different idea what “artistic improvements” are, there is an ample room for things going awry. As you say, best thing might be to try out some images done in that way. Maybe even create a separate category for such images.January 12, 2014 at 11:45 pm #2062
Good to see the high rollers getting into the act!December 31, 2013 at 4:42 am #7184
Thank you, Joan
Maybe that was the problem (email address filled in).
I deleted the pre-filed email address, re-entered it and then password change worked flawlessly.