Gut Rumbles

December 29, 2004

many thanks

I have been most remiss in thanking paul for the wonderful volunteer work he performed on my blog. I had spammers swarming my comments like army ants in that old Charleton Heston movie. They were clogging my email, ruining my pleasant attitude and driving me to murderous rage. I was one more spam attack away from throwing in the towel and shutting down the blog.

Paul came to my rescue.

I have never met the man. He offered his services without being asked. I did a little research and discovered that he is a highly-recommended guru when it comes to fixing blog-problems. I was at the end of my rope, so I sent him the keys to my house and told him to have at it. Whatever he wanted to do was okay with me. I figured that the WORST he could do was shut down my blog, and I was ready to do that anyway.

I have not seen a spam comment for more than a week now. I don't know what he did (if he tried to explain it, I wouldn't understand) but it damn sure worked. Today, it's nice to open my email and not see anywhere from 100 to 1,000 hunks of feces flung by flying spam-monkeys on the page.

I have a question: How many of you other bloggers ever ran into a problem with your site and had a knight in shining armor ride to your rescue and slay the dragons just because he (or she) knew how to do it? You didn't have to ask for help, either. They offered to do it of their own free will and never asked for any reward in return.

That's one of the perks you get for being in the blog collective. It's a COMMUNITY out there, and a lot of the people in it are generous, good-hearted folks who never hesitate to lend a helping hand where it's needed. If the UN were staffed and operated by the same kind of people, the UN wouldn't be the corrupt sham it is today.

But... I digress.

Thank you, Paul. If our paths ever cross, dinner and drinks are on ME. You did me a big favor without being asked, and I know that you sought no more reward than the satisfaction of doing that favor. To me, that is the definition of a "good person."

Uh... welcome to my blogroll. I didn't know how else to show my appreciation.


I've had several people offer me assistance when I switched hosts and when I was having spam issues. I consider myself quite fortunate to have met such wonderful people via blogging.

Posted by: Kate on December 29, 2004 10:34 AM

I read here often but don't comment. I am now because of your "Thanks" to a friend of mine. He has helped me and many others, greatly. Not only with my blog{He is a Master!} but with postitive thoughts pushed my way; when life has not been so great. After he helped, I found out...situations in his life have not been so swell. I believe there are good people out there. The way to get more of the great/good is to say what you did in print and say Fuck-YOU to rest, that never give a damn. ~Bravo to You and Paul~

Posted by: Sallie on December 29, 2004 02:27 PM

Paul is a golden god. I've also had great help from Kelley and Eric.

Posted by: Velociman on December 29, 2004 03:38 PM

You're most welcome, Rob.

I'm glad I have, in a small way, been able to do something in return for the guy who pretty much introduced me to blogging.

Your Blog Collective post sure made sense to me. Glad to be considered a part of it. And a special thanks for the blogrolling. That means a lot.

Velociman and Sallie... I'll give you 2 a week to quit talkin' like that!


Posted by: Light & Dark on December 30, 2004 12:24 AM

what the hell is 'spam comments" anyway.? I don't have a blog or a clue. They trying to sell you things by entering it into this comment box? wtf?

Posted by: lg on December 30, 2004 08:18 PM

Told ya!!!

Paul is my PCG... Personal Computer God.

And, one hell of a good man, too.

Posted by: Stevie on December 31, 2004 07:46 PM
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