Some questions for readers

I have noticed some things happening recently that lead me to ask some questions.

1a. If you are subscribed to follow WUWT via email, where you get emails advising you of new posts, are you still getting those emails? For example, a notice of this post?

1b. If you aren’t receiving those emails, are they in your SPAM filter?

2. If you are subscribed to WUWT via RSS feed, are you still able to read it in the reader of your choice?

3. Are you getting any sorts of SPAM, phishing, or “unsafe” website notices for any links that might be embedded in those emails or feeds?

Please leave answers yes/no in comments.

The reason I ask is that WordPress recently flagged WUWT as a high traffic site, and added extra advertising, for which I get a few cents per click. But, at the same time I’m wondering if that has come with a penalty in the form of a raised SPAM score due to that extra advertising.

As always, thanks for visiting and thanks for your support. – Anthony

 

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242 Responses to Some questions for readers

  1. Pull My Finger says:

    Still getting email notifications.

  2. 1a: yes
    the rest: N/A

  3. Ben Boychuk says:

    1a. Yes
    1b. N/A
    2. N/A
    3. No

  4. Steve Divine says:

    #1 Yes, as of last evening still getting email notices.
    #2 NA
    #3 No, haven’t noticed increase in spam.

  5. John-X says:

    1a. Yes and yes.
    1b. Haven’t had anything sent to the spam filter.

    2. N/A for me, not using RSS, just email notification

    3. Haven’t seen any problems

    Cheers

  6. CJ says:

    Getting automated emails, no issues, and like the information. Keep up the great work!!

  7. Hi Anthony

    I get all your updates via World Press, I think. No spam filter, all normal. No worries here.

  8. Jimmy Haigh says:

    1a: Yes.

    1b: No.

    2: Not subscribed.

    3: No spam.

  9. Richard Abbott says:

    1a) Yes
    1b) No
    2) N/A
    3) No

  10. gmlindsay says:

    1a. If you are subscribed to follow WUWT via email, where you get emails advising you of new posts, are you still getting those emails? For example, a notice of this post? YES

    3. Are you getting any sorts of SPAM, phishing, or “unsafe” website notices for any links that might be embedded in those emails or feeds? NO

    Thanks for a great job, Anthony

  11. The Sage says:

    1) n/a
    2) yes (Google Reader doesn’t even show the ads)
    3) no

  12. ingvare says:

    1a: yes
    the rest: N/A

  13. Robert Cherba says:

    I’m a subscriber, and everything seems normal –
    1a-Yes
    1b-n/a
    2-n/a
    3-No

  14. JN says:

    1a. N
    1b. N/A
    2. Y
    3. N

  15. Tim Ball says:

    Same experience and sentiments as CJ. Enjoy the few cents you’ve earned it.

  16. JT says:

    I just recently became able to read entire articles from your site in my rss feed.

  17. boels069 says:

    1a. Y
    3. N

  18. Paul Westhaver says:

    Anthony,
    1 a) I do not believe that I am subscribed to get email ( I am here 3-5X a day) anyway
    1 b) N/A
    2) N/A
    3) I do get a great deal of spam the the associated email account but no more than usual.

    I do get some spam/junk related to my participation here, notwithstanding 1&2 but It isn’t too bad.

  19. PaulH says:

    My answers:
    1) I do not subscribe to WUWT email updates
    2) My RSS reader of choice is the Google Reader, and it works quite well with WUWT.
    3) I have not received any “unsafe” warnings from any WUWT links in the RSS feeds.

    As an aside, I also follow the WUWT update feed on Twitter, which is usually much faster than the Google Reader for new articles.

  20. John says:

    1a: Yes
    1b: n/a
    2: n/a
    3: no

  21. HenryP says:

    1a If you are subscribed to follow WUWT via email, where you get emails advising you of new posts, are you still getting those emails? For example, a notice of this post? YES

    1b. If you aren’t receiving those emails, are they in your SPAM filter? N/A

    2. If you are subscribed to WUWT via RSS feed, are you still able to read it in the reader of your choice?YES

    3. Are you getting any sorts of SPAM, phishing, or “unsafe” website notices for any links that might be embedded in those emails or feeds? PROBABLY e.g.
    What I find interesting that ads specifically from South Africa follow me and appear on top of the new post when I open it. So my IP address identifies me and prompts an advert that they think I might respond to, depending on where you are from….

  22. Edohiguma says:

    Emails come through whenever there’s a new post. No spam or similar yet.

  23. Mike Goad says:

    I get WUWT via RSS (Google Reader) and Facebook. I’ve seen no issues or changes on either.

    Thanks for all that you do!

  24. Frederick Davies says:

    1a. N/A
    1b. N/A
    2. Yes, IE’s feed reader still works.
    3. No.

    FD

  25. John V. Wright says:

    Anthony,

    1. Yes, still getting email notifications just fine.

    2, 3 & 4: N/A

    All ship-shape as far as this UK-based devotee is concerned. Thank you for continuing to publish your wonderful, scientific, ethical and courageous website.

  26. viejecita says:

    1a / yes
    3 / no
    But I use mac, and Safari, and almost never get any spam.

  27. MarkP says:

    2: yes
    (everything else, N/A)

  28. MangoChutney says:

    1a N/A
    1b N/A
    2 yes
    3 no

  29. Sam the First says:

    No problems here, still getting email advice of new posts
    And nothing has gone to the spam filter. I used a mac, btw

  30. GregS says:

    Using Google Reader and all ok.

  31. kakatoa says:

    1a) Yes
    1b) NO, but I did have my ISP modify their spam filter a few weeks ago- which did not effect 1a), but it did effect some of my other auto email updates.
    2) n/a
    3) no

  32. Kip Hansen says:

    1a. N/A
    1b. N/A
    2. N/A
    3. No

  33. scadsobees says:

    Use RSS through Google reader. I will note that sometime earlier this week how the post is displayed changed – instead of displaying a summary which required a click to read the whole post, it is now displaying the whole post.

  34. joated says:

    1A: Yes
    1B: N/A
    2: N/A
    3: Nope

  35. bilbaoboy says:

    1a Yes
    2 and 3 N/A

  36. jermat says:

    1a – Yes
    all else – n/a

  37. wayne says:

    1. N/A (use RSS)
    2. Yes
    3. No

  38. Don Healy says:

    1. Yes
    2. N/A
    3 No

  39. James Wesley says:

    1. Yes
    1b. n/a
    2. n/a
    3.no

  40. Frank says:

    “WordPress recently flagged WUWT as a high traffic site”

    Just recently? WordPress must have some pretty high standards if 127,000,000 views doesn’t qualify has high traffic.

  41. dp says:

    I blocked at my firewall all the WordPress adverts on day one so don’t see them, and I’m not subscribed for mail or rss. My email address@domain is real but used only for blogs and it has started receiving a lot of spam in the past year or so.

  42. Jaron says:

    I use the RSS feed through Google Reader. All is well, no changes to report. Keep up the good work.

  43. SadButMadLad says:

    1 N/A
    2 No problems with RSS feed
    3 No spam or alerts

  44. Black Flag® says:

    1a.Yes

    2. N/A

    3. No

  45. Warren in New Zealand says:

    1) yes
    All the rest n/a and none

    Thanks Anthony for maintaining a great website.

  46. Annie says:

    NA to all questions. However, I get some strange ads. at the top of a thread and am disinclined to look at them although I would like to earn you a few cents extra. I opened one once and thought ‘whoops!’ and shut my computer down and did a security check when I started again.

  47. Durham says:

    yes na na no

  48. Bob Tisdale says:

    FWIW, Anthony, the spam at my WordPress website has skyrocketed in recent months. Daily, there’s 5 to 10 times more spam in my filter now than I had a few months ago.

  49. Sean Cusack says:

    1a. Yes
    1b. N/A
    2 . N/A
    3. No
    Thanks Great Site

  50. Still getting email notices, including for this posting. Am not getting any spam. Everything’s fine.

  51. GeneH says:

    1a: Yes
    2: N/A
    3. No

  52. Reynold Stone says:

    1a. Yes
    1b. N/A
    2. N/A
    3. No

  53. Daniel D says:

    I’m reading it with web based Google Reader on Windows and with the Android app on my phone and haven’t noticed any issues. I’m not seeing any advertising either.

    1a NO
    1b NO
    2 YES
    3 NO

  54. Dean Kennedy says:

    1a. Yes
    1b. No
    2. N/A
    3. No

  55. Richdo says:

    1a. yes – no problems
    2 na
    3 the amount and type of spam and phishing emails I get does not seem to have changed

  56. Microbiologist says:

    1. N/A
    2. Yes
    3. D/K – never click on Ads – EVER

  57. mrsean2k says:

    1a N/A

    1b N/A

    2 YES

    3 N/A

  58. agfosterjr says:

    Not aware of spam–most WUWT (like this notice) goes to the spam box. Don’t know what RSS is. –AGF

  59. Keith AB says:

    1.a Yes.

    the rest are not applicable to me.

  60. Coalsoffire says:

    Yes I get the emails. No other problems, don’t use RSS. Also please don’t go to threaded comments as others have suggested. It’s nice if you only read the thread once after everyone has had their say, but if you come back in the middle it’s a muddle. Enjoy your click money.

  61. Tim Walker says:

    1. a) Yes

  62. 1. n/a
    2. Yes. Goggle Reader works perfectly well.
    3. No.

  63. Geo says:

    Who uses all that notification stuff….I just leave WUWT on all day and incessantly hit F5 all day long!! ;)

    No issues on this end.

  64. Nicole says:

    I subscribe to WUWT via Google Reader. I have not noticed any differences lately. I still see everything in the reader – but always click over so I can read the comments. :)

  65. BrianJay says:

    1a yes
    1b and 2 N/A
    3 Nothing unusual
    Hope its more than a few cents.

  66. Doug Proctor says:

    1a. Yes.
    3. No.

    Some attachments/images aren’t allowed through, that’s all.

  67. Jimmy Brokaw says:

    1. n/a
    2. Yes
    3. No

    I use RSS, and I’ve seen no problems and no ads.

  68. John Coleman says:

    I subscribe to emails. I get them. No spam. No problems

  69. HelmutU says:

    1. Yes
    2. No
    3. and4 N/Y

  70. 1a. Yes
    1b. N/A
    2. N/A
    3. No

  71. Doug Huffman says:

    1. – 2. NA
    3. NO

    WUWT apparently went down earlier this morning for about 12 minutes according to TryAgain.

  72. 1a: Y
    1b: n/a
    2: n/a
    3: N

  73. David Delaney says:

    1a yes
    1b n/a
    2 no
    3 no increase

  74. Jon Salmi says:

    1. N/A – no spam problems all’s fine here.

  75. Denis Rushworth says:

    1a &b. Not applicable
    2. Yes
    3. No

  76. Kurt in Switzerland says:

    1. yes
    2. yes
    3. no

    In summary, no excessive spam.
    Keep up the good work.

    Kurt in Switzerland

  77. Dean says:

    Yes
    No
    Yes
    No

  78. Eric H. says:

    1a yes
    3 no

    The rest are N/A

  79. JCC says:

    1 Yes
    2 No
    3 N/A
    4 No

  80. Chris B says:

    1a. Yes
    1b. N/A
    2. N/A
    3. No

  81. loopyloo305 says:

    1a Y
    1b n/a
    2 y
    3 n

  82. Ed McCabe says:

    All is as it should be here.

  83. Scute says:

    1a Y
    1b N
    2 N/A
    3 N

  84. Still getting emails. No Spam problems!

    – MJM

  85. Bob Johnston says:

    1A – yes
    The rest – N/A

  86. Steve C says:

    Emails and RSS n/a, as I prefer to travel by mouse. No apparent spam from giving you a genuine email address for commenting. All very civilised.

  87. CSinKS says:

    2: Yes, RSS. I have noticed that the entire body of the post is being sent. IIRC, up until a few weeks ago I only got a teaser with a “Read More” link. No adverts in the RSS feed.

  88. Arkay says:

    1a. N/A
    1b. N/A
    2. Yes
    3. No

    Summary: Haven’t noticed any change.

  89. HK says:

    1 n/a
    2 Yes. I haven’t noticed any change in the way the Google RSS Reader shows the site
    3 No. Again, no change.

  90. 1a. n/a
    1b. n/a
    2. Yes
    3. No

  91. gmlindsay says:

    I foolishly clicked the button to receive notifications of follow-up comments and zillions of emails are being received. How can I stop them? HELP

  92. Tom in Florida says:

    Everything is A-OK.

  93. Reed Coray says:

    1a: Not subscribed
    1b: n/a
    2: n/a
    3: N

  94. Cliff Cooper says:

    1a. Yes
    1b. n/a
    2. n/a
    3. No

  95. Telboy says:

    1a Yes
    1b N/A
    2 N/A
    3 No
    Seems AOK to me

  96. Lance says:

    2 – but was refreshing continuously old postings, with many errors on them,so finally got fed up and removed your rss feed.

  97. Dire Wolf says:

    1a yes
    1b NA
    2 NA
    3 no

  98. John F. Hultquist says:

    I use Google Chrome and WUWT is on the Booksmark Bar. Our DSL provider uses Zone Alarm. I check WUWT frequently and the ads are sometimes interesting. I dislike the ones that close out the page I’m on for their own loading. When I can open in a new window – I often will, and often learn something. I just now opened Sentry Insurance and learned of trucking insurance. How I will use this info, I don’t know. Meanwhile, WUWT rakes in big$$ to rival Apple’s cash balance! Right on!
    Seriously, no problems for me operating as I do.
    Thanks, Anthony, contributors, and mods for WUWT.

  99. Andrew Newberg says:

    I am getting the emails.

  100. Jim Masterson says:

    1a Yes
    1b Yes. I used to get these emails normally, but for some reason the spam filter doesn’t allow them now. I have to accept each email manually. It could be an AOL thing.
    2 N/A
    3 No

  101. makagutu says:

    1a yes.
    the rest n/a

  102. katabasis1 says:

    1a Yes
    Rest – n/a

  103. plazaeme says:

    1a. Yes, I receive them.

    1b. No, not in the SPAM filter

    2. Not subscribed to WUWT via RSS feed

    3. I am not getting any sorts of SPAM, phishing, or “unsafe” website notices for any links that might be embedded in those emails or feeds.

  104. Alec Rawls says:

    Still getting email notifications. I’ve also noticed I’ve started getting facebook notifications to things that are maybe from a WUWT fan club? (I haven’t been clicking on them.)

  105. Robert Bewell says:

    Yes receiving, no problems.

    Robert Bewell

    Email Robert.Bewell@RaymondJames.com robert.bewell@btconnect.com

    Telephone 01462 422507

    Mobile 07793 435310

  106. benfrommo says:

    1a. Yes
    1b. None have been sent to spam filter that I know of.
    2. N/A
    3. No

  107. games4us5 says:

    1a. Yes,
    1.b No
    2 .N/A
    3. No.

  108. PapyJako says:

    1a Yes
    Rest n/a

  109. Dave Stokely says:

    1. No email
    2. Yes RSS feed by Google Reader
    3. No spam or bad link advisories

  110. ldd says:

    Still getting every email notification and as far as the rest – have to say no or not applicable.
    Even if I did get a bit of spam – just handle it like normal-block it, done.
    Since this site is my ‘homepage’ it’s always open :), giving me the option of refreshing the page throughout the day or selecting the articles I want to read from email.
    Thanks for your concerns Anthony.

  111. John Whitman says:

    Answers:

    Q1 – I am not subscribed for email notification.

    Q2 – not subscribed for RSS feed notification

    Q3 – see answer to Q1 & Q2

    John

  112. Lance Wallace says:

    1a. Yes, no problems

  113. 1a – 99% NA, 1% Yes only occasionally do I check “for follow-up” comments. Too many emails otherwise.
    1b – NA.
    2 -N/A
    3 – I’m getting a lot of Spam on my primary email address. I have a second email address that I use for most Spam likely services, but I used my primary for Word Press login. I can’t prove WordPress was the source of contagion.

    Yesterday, I spent a good deal of time auditing my computer to make sure I did not have any spyware or trojans. Win Security Essentials gave it a clean bill of health and I have cookies on manual.

    But my palms got sweaty when I looked at my Networking Activity: (Win 7, Start Task Mgr, Resource Monitor, Network Tab, Network Connections and TCP Connections sub windows.) I sometimes I had >200 TCP connections to addresses like (while on WUWT), all through the svchost service
    108.161.188.128 164,651 B/sec
    74.125.227.73 23,262 B/sec
    66.216.77.13 19,966 B/sec
    184.29.150.8
    some non-numerics were
    s04.maildez.com.br; ads.pointroll.com, *.cabelp.bezeqint.net, *.ca.dc.openx.org, 888media.net

    After some experimentation, I’ve concluded these are litter in the webpages.

    Try this as an experiment. With only Word or PPT running to journal results.
    Open your resource Monitor to Networks and screen shot to the journal.
    Open IE, preferably to a slim web site, like Astronomy Picture of the Day. Snapshot Activity.
    Then open online.wsj.com. Boing! TCP connections went from 90.
    Switch back to APOD. TCP connections will decay
    Switch to WUWT. TCP went from 20 to 100 decline to 30
    Switch to Bishop-Hill TCP went from 30 to 80, decline to 20.
    Switch to ClimateEtc TCP 20 to 40.
    Switch to foxnews. TCP ramps quickly to 250 and a slow decline.

    The information super-highway with your car pulling a hundred trailors. People complain of web page bloat, but page load size might be only a drop in the bucket compared to the active content after the page is up.

  114. ciremasle says:

    1a. Yes
    2. No
    3. No
    Keep on bloggin’.
    (apologies to Crum.)

  115. Doug S says:

    1a) N/A
    1b) N/A
    2) N/A
    3) No

  116. Joe Public says:

    1a. N/A
    1b. N/A
    2. Yes
    3. N/A

  117. Kolokol says:

    1a-N/A
    2b-N/A
    2-Yes, NetNewsWire
    3- No

  118. David Larsen says:

    When did request notice on the last post, after I did that the response from the server was no carrier available.

    [this works for me . . http://joannenova.com.au/2012/10/man-made-global-warming-disproved/ . . mod]

  119. John Moore says:

    Yes, receiving you loud and clear! Thankyou. I did complain a couple of weeks ago that I had missed a few days but found out that it was my server who had failed. Googlemail seems to be so much better than anyone else at sorting the spam.

  120. azleader says:

    1a: Yes
    1b: N/A
    2: N/A
    3: No

  121. JanF says:

    1a, b n/a
    2 yes, Akregator
    3 no

  122. SBVOR says:

    1a. N/A
    1b. N/A
    2. Yes
    3. N/A

  123. TonyG says:

    1a. If you are subscribed to follow WUWT via email, where you get emails advising you of new posts, are you still getting those emails? For example, a notice of this post?

    Yes, I am

    1b. If you aren’t receiving those emails, are they in your SPAM filter?

    I have seen a couple marked as SPAM. Not within the past week, but I did get a couple of them about 2 weeks ago.

  124. kwg1947947 says:

    1a: yes
    the rest: N/A

  125. doc horsley says:

    Still receiving thank you

  126. Mark Luedtke says:

    I can still read WUWT in Google Reader, but the format changed. I used to just get a preview, and I had to click the preview to open a new page with the full article. Now I get the full article in Reader.

  127. grumpyoldmanuk says:

    1a yes
    1b no
    2 yes
    3. no

  128. Steve Burrows says:

    1a NA
    1b NA
    2 YES
    3 NO

  129. Joe says:

    RSS Feed, all is working.

  130. SunderlandSteve says:

    1 yes
    2 n/a
    3 no

  131. meltemian says:

    Still getting emails.
    Nothing in spam filter.
    Don’t do RSS
    No problems I’m aware of.

  132. Andy says:

    1A Yes
    rest N/A

  133. NikFromNYC says:

    Money 4 U 4 Free? Click! Click! Click!

  134. stacyglen says:

    1a Yes
    1n N/A
    2 N/A
    3 No

  135. wayne says:

    May have located a problem… don’t know if it is the same that you are speaking of though.

    On IE, if InPrivate is on and set Automatic, for some reason a recent change has caused the posted pages, not the main page, to never completely load, it hangs with “Waiting for hhttp://wattsupwiththat/2012/10/02/some-questions-for-readers/…”. It’s doing it right now. You never see ‘Done.’ in the status bar and curiously, this also causes the web page “Find” bar to no longer work. May or may not be the same problem you are speaking of.

    This is new problem for me in the last day or two. Other than that, I have had no problems for over three years except it has become slower and slower and slower but InPrivate fixed the speed problem cutting out all of the trackers.

  136. janets says:

    1. N/A.
    2. Yes, in Google Reader.
    3. No. I use Firefox (work) and Chrome (home) both with Adblock and Flashblock installed, so virtually all adverts are automatically prevented; I don’t know whether that would affect matters.

  137. Pete Smith says:

    N/A
    N/A
    Yes (getting the whole article, not just headlines)
    No

  138. Neil Jordan says:

    1a) Yes. Subscribed to follow by email. Notices are received by email (Outlook).
    1b) Nothing in SPAM.
    2) N/A
    3) No. I use ESET and Malwarebytes, and haven’t noticed anything unusual.

    Thank you, Anthony and congratulations on building a high traffic site. The ads are not a problem and are sometimes useful.

  139. CMB says:

    1a: No
    1b: No
    2: Yes, Omea Reader
    3. Not that I’ve noticed.

    @Mark Luedtke:
    I think the RSS feed here has changed from just being a preview to being a full article. This has varied over time here and does seem to be something under the control of individual sites.

  140. AnonyMoose says:

    2. RSS feed is working fine in iGoogle.

  141. S says:

    I use AdBlock Plus and don’t see any ads. Since I visit this site regularly, I throw a few bucks in the donation jar from time to time. I don’t use email notifications; I come here when I have the time, don’t need even more clutter in my inbox.

  142. gingoro says:

    1a NA
    1b NA
    2 Yes Thunderbird
    3 N but don’t often follow links

  143. dak says:

    Subscribed by email.

    All working, no problems.

  144. RSS feed is fine and no warnings

  145. Jimbrock says:

    I unsubscribed because I always check WUWT daily anyhow.

  146. 1a Yes. 2 N/A. 3 No

  147. All as normal right now. Some FB emails are being blocked but not WUWT.

  148. Speed says:

    1a — na
    1b — na
    2 — Yes
    3 — NO

  149. PaulR says:

    1a. If you are subscribed to follow WUWT via email, where you get emails advising you of new posts, are you still getting those emails? For example, a notice of this post?
    YES

    1b. If you aren’t receiving those emails, are they in your SPAM filter?
    n/a

    2. If you are subscribed to WUWT via RSS feed, are you still able to read it in the reader of your choice? n/a

    3. Are you getting any sorts of SPAM, phishing, or “unsafe” website notices for any links that might be embedded in those emails or feeds?
    NO. There are no ads at all embedded into the emails I receive from wordpress.com containing WUWT posts.

  150. rgbatduke says:

    1a. If you are subscribed to follow WUWT via email, where you get emails advising you of new posts, are you still getting those emails? For example, a notice of this post?

    yes

    1b. If you aren’t receiving those emails, are they in your SPAM filter?

    NA

    2. If you are subscribed to WUWT via RSS feed, are you still able to read it in the reader of your choice?

    NA

    3. Are you getting any sorts of SPAM, phishing, or “unsafe” website notices for any links that might be embedded in those emails or feeds?

    No

    rgb

  151. L5Rick says:

    WUWT is my home page.
    No unsafe notices for any links. I use your sidebar links to get to other skeptic sites as well as the luke warmers and the Carbon Cult sites.
    Hope you’re making enough from ad revenue to take your sweetheart out for dinner once in a while.

  152. Mike Jonas says:

    1a. Yes, 1b. n/a, 2. n/a, 3. no.

  153. wayne says:

    Located my problem Anthony. A few googleapis were flagged and blocked. That removed the hang. One entry under wp.com though, devicepx causes a stack overflow at line 0 if *not* disabled… have no idea what is causing that quirk. Only thing I have to clear up is “Unknown Zone” coming up on WUWT pages recently… I equate that to spam. Have a feeling it’s google again.

  154. Ted G says:

    1a. Yes and yes.
    1b. Haven’t had anything sent to the spam filter.

    2. N/A for me, not using RSS, just email notification

    3. Haven’t seen any problems

  155. 3 – No.
    Other QQs n/a

  156. 1a: Do not subscribe via email
    1b. n/a
    2. Working fine as always in Google Reader
    3. No

  157. Anfield says:

    1: N/A
    2: Yes
    3: No

  158. Kiwisceptic says:

    1a. Yes and yes
    1b. Haven’t had any spam
    2. N/A
    3. No

    All good Anthony!

  159. NeedleFactory says:

    1: Yes; 3: No

  160. 1a. Yes
    1b. No – WUWT is whitelisted on my SPAM filter
    2. N/A
    3. N/A

  161. stuartlynne says:

    Google Reader still OK with RSS feed.

  162. PhilMB says:

    1a. Yes. Have a Daily List of items.
    1b. N/A
    2. N/A
    3. Not noticed. Am using Firefox with AdBlockPlus, BetterPrivacy, and NoScript Add-Ons – defeats most ads and Spam links.

    Many thanks for a most interesting site.

  163. Karl Lembke says:

    1a. N/A

    1b. N/A

    2. Yes

    3. No

    Please leave answers yes/no in comments.
    OK, done.

  164. dogald says:

    1a yes

    2 na

    3 no

  165. Don Aitkin says:

    I subscribe via email, and nothing untoward is happening.

  166. Gunga Din says:

    I never clicked the “Notify me” boxes so I suppose NA is my answer to all.

  167. Peter Plail says:

    1a. Yes

  168. david kennedy says:

    I get via RSS with no problems.

  169. son of mulder says:

    1. I don’t use email notification.
    2. I use RSS in Firefox toolbar
    3. No

  170. Amr marzouk says:

    1a yes
    No to all others

  171. Martin Clark says:

    1a n/a (not subscribed)
    1b n/a
    2 yes
    3 no – eg none attributable. I have WP adverts blocked by DNT+. Only WUWT embedded ads are visible.

  172. EternalOptimist says:

    no
    no
    no

  173. firey says:

    1a Yes
    1b yes
    2 n/a
    3 No

  174. 1a. Yes the notices are coming through fine.

    1b. None have made it to the Spam Filter.

    2. I can still read it in the usual reader, OK.

    3. Not that I notice. There is so much Spam and Phishing that it would be hard to tell.

  175. Michael Larkin says:

    1a. Not subscribed
    1b. N/A
    2. Not subscribed via RSS
    3. No noticeable increase in SPAM

  176. Watchman says:

    2 yes
    3 no

  177. Spinifers says:

    1a: Yes.
    1b: Sometimes (but all my emails periodically get sent to spam, seems to be a Yahoo thing).
    2: N/A
    3: No.

  178. David Jones says:

    Steve C says:
    October 2, 2012 at 8:39 am
    Emails and RSS n/a, as I prefer to travel by mouse. No apparent spam from giving you a genuine email address for commenting. All very civilised.

    I am similar. No sign up, no emails, just open wuwt blog site via IE. No problems.

  179. Common Sense says:

    I get WUWT via RSS and it’s fine with no spam.

  180. Jim G says:

    No problems.

  181. Paul Martin says:

    1a. n/a
    1b. n/a
    2. yes
    3. no

    RSS using Firefox smart bookmark. No problems. I don’t see ads and trackers are rejected (courtesy of Adblock Plus and Ghostery). I also view on my smart phone occasionally, and do see the ads when I use that.

  182. Dave N says:

    2. Yes. I use Google Reader and it works fine in FF and Chrome.
    3. I doubt it

  183. Tony McGough says:

    I don’t subscribe to emails, but look (daily) using my Chromebook with Adblock. No problems at all (apart from argumentative commenters!).

  184. Anonymous says:

    NASA JSC has added you to their restricted sites list.

  185. Google just blocked a simple query to another site, claiming that ?WUWT was open in another tab/window at the time but I doubt connected.

    Certainly is malware about, alwasy morphing.

    However IMJ Google is not producing top quality code.

  186. PaulID says:

    1a yes
    1b N/A
    2 no
    3 no

  187. Subscribed, but not getting emails. I get you through Google Reader.

  188. Iain Dutton says:

    I am still receiving aan RSS feed from the site, I receive it on a Mac via a programme named Vienna.

  189. Mique says:

    1a. No
    1b. N/A
    2. Yes
    3. No

  190. anon2nz says:

    1a. N/A
    1b. NA
    2. Yes – using Google reader
    3. No more spam than usual … and nothing that looks like it might have been a result of WUWT

  191. Doug Hilliard says:

    1a. Yes
    1b N/A
    2 N/A
    3 No

  192. CRS, Dr.P.H. says:

    1a. N/A, I read the RSS feed directly

    1b. N/A

    2. Yes, Apple Mail RSS program works with no problem

    3. No

  193. Duncan Binks says:

    All OK here.

    DuncanB (UK)

  194. Brian says:

    2. I follow the site via RSS and I am having no problems. In fact, the RSS is now working better than ever.

  195. Louis says:

    I have been reading the RSS feed using Google Reader without problems for the past year or two. I haven’t noticed any significant changes.

  196. Steve says:

    All are a N/A for me, I always log onto internet and go to http://www.wattsupwiththat.com

  197. chrisretusn says:

    1. N/A
    2. Yes
    3. No

  198. 1a. N/A

    1b. N/A

    2. Yes

    3. Did not notice.

  199. George Gillan says:

    2. Yes

    3. No

  200. Jeff Alberts says:

    1a. N/A

    1b. N/A

    2. Yes (Google Reader)

    3. None at all.

  201. Matt says:

    Through RSS only, and whatever changed recently so I can read the whole posts inside google reader made me happy. No issues at all.

  202. Tom T Riffic says:

    RSS working in yahoo
    Tx for your efforts

  203. Tom Turner in SF says:

    I don’t subscribe, but just wanted to say I support WUWT 100% and visit often. WUWT is among 7 other sites in my Google Chrome “new tab” page.

  204. James from Arding says:

    1a. I was subscribed but recently changed my subscription email address and they stopped working (probably something I did).
    1b. Virtually nothing in either spam filter (the old account or new one). No extras in recent times. Certainly none of the WUWT notices or ads that I am aware of.
    2. Don’t use RSS for anything anymore.
    3. Same as 1b

    I don’t miss not getting the email notices because WUWT is the first site I go to in the morning to catch up with the news that matters for the day! Besides you and your guest contributors are becoming so prolific I have difficulty reading and digesting all the material.

    I can only stand in amazement at the service that you are providing to the “neo-enlightenment” Anthony… please keep up the good work and I’m pleased to see you making some income from all the effort other than from donations.

  205. Annabelle says:

    I have had some problems using Internet Explorer v8 which is my preferred browser (I know, I know). It would hang when trying to load WUWT (I would have to go into Task Manager to close it down) although it was fine with everything else. I used Firefox to read WUWT for about 10 days or so, and then suddenly about a week ago WUWT started loading normally with IE.

  206. 1a. Yes and yes.
    1b. Haven’t had anything sent to the spam filter.
    2. N/A
    3. Haven’t seen any problems. Ads do not generally come through in the email notifications.

  207. NicklasE says:

    2: RSS = ok via Google reader

  208. Brian H says:

    1a. yes
    others n/a

  209. Don Eagling says:

    Yes Yes N/A When I share your posts, some complain they can’t open them.

  210. Tim Curtin says:

    1A Yes
    al others: inappplicable.

  211. trccurtin says:

    1a. yes
    others n/a

  212. alex says:

    1a> immediately unsubscribed as they were crapping my email
    1b> fortunately, unsubscription worked
    2 and 3> no idea what that is

  213. Roy Kemp says:

    yes to automated email, n/a the rest.

  214. NZPete says:

    No change observed…
    1a. Yes
    1b. N/A
    2. N/A
    3. No

  215. cui bono says:

    1a. Yes
    Others N/A

  216. S.T.Beare says:

    Everything normal

  217. ozspeaksup says:

    I dont get the emails just check in daily.
    however my DNT add on tells me 3 social networks
    1 ad network and
    5 companies were trying to track me while here.

  218. philjourdan says:

    1a. Yes, yes
    1b. No
    2. no
    3. No

  219. David Cage says:

    No noticeable spam problem and getting mails OK.

  220. No problems for me Anthony. Keep them coming.

  221. geography lady says:

    1a. yes
    1b. no
    2. N/A
    3. no

  222. Hugh Clark says:

    1a. N; 1b n/a; 2 n/a; 3 N.

    No adverts.

  223. Hugh Clark says:

    Soddit, 1a s/b YES.

  224. Ric Werme says:

    1a. Yes, including notice of my Cheap gas post (more below)

    1b. NA

    2. Yes

    3. No

    One thing that’s odd. I’m getting notices on Facebook for new posts, but didn’t see one for my Cheap Gas post. Possibilities include it was a post from not you, FB didn’t like punctuation, didn’t like the word “Cheap,” or FaceBook is behaving normally. You get what you pay for!

  225. Mardler says:

    1a. Yes, all OK
    1b. N/A
    2. N/A
    3. No.

    HTH

  226. Keith Sketchley says:

    Expanding my pop-in:
    I do not get email or RSS feeds from you.

    Good luck with diagnosis.
    - more ads means more risk of goofs by Google or the ad source, which could create repeat requests to load an ad when the first request fails.
    - timeouts due slow servers or broken Internet paths (as can occur with DNS cache problems) might generate repeat requests but not in rapid succession, though slow response might motivate users to click repeatedly on an ad. (Southwest Airlines botched their code a few weeks ago – people repeated their request when the web page appeared to not respond, the system booked another flight each time. No excuse for that – someone failed to learn from history.)
    - typically ads are targeted based on page content and perhaps cookies (hopefully you are not dumb enough to use them). I suspect WUWT is classified by Google as of a certain political stripe given what I call the “rude t-shirts” web site advertised by the woman wearing a blood-stained t-shirt (I’ve seen that several times, from well before the extra ads appeared.)
    - many people are stiffening their defenses against Malware because of recent widespread attacks. Thus repeat attacks are more likely to be blocked now. (Cache poisoning attempts tend to go in salvos for several minutes, but I don’t know how they work – they are targeting cached DNS databases on local servers, but ESET detects them as an incoming threat to my computer.
    - thus there is probability of more rejections of requests from odd and badly run domains that people might have email on. I’d avoid HotMail because it has been extensively used by bad people trying to hide themselves (Microsoft have alternative email domains), there are far worse domains out there.

    Good luck figuring out terms of service and options from WordPress/Google, neither of whom IMJ have adequate quality of coding. Churning of code without thorough testing is a common problem in the industry, including at Google.

    I doubt this can be blamed on MSIE, though it has shown inability to cope with defective code (your font case a few months back, and a recent case of graphics display I found on CA pages). Conceivably MSIE could respond badly to defective advertising code (IIRC Google was a suspect for complicity in your case of MSIE and WordPress interacting inappropriately). Beware Google is dropping support for MSIE8, thus for some people Windows XP (as MSIE9 will not run on XP).

    And keep in mind that many many people do not consider Google trustworthy. There are alternatives such as Microsoft/Yahoo, but I don’t have a high opinion of their competence either.

  227. Ron Sinclair says:

    Email notices coming through fine. No spam. Works fine.

  228. Mervyn says:

    All is fine on my side. No problems.

  229. Surfer Dave says:

    1a – Yes.
    1b n/a
    2 n/a
    3 no

  230. thejaffer says:

    No problems with mail receipts.
    Reading ok on tablet, pc and phone.
    No spam
    Keep posting Anthony
    Best regards
    Geof

  231. thejaffer says:

    No problems here. All working and no spam.

  232. Jenn Oates says:

    1a. If you are subscribed to follow WUWT via email, where you get emails advising you of new posts, are you still getting those emails? For example, a notice of this post? YES

    1b. If you aren’t receiving those emails, are they in your SPAM filter? N/A

    2. If you are subscribed to WUWT via RSS feed, are you still able to read it in the reader of your choice? N/A

    3. Are you getting any sorts of SPAM, phishing, or “unsafe” website notices for any links that might be embedded in those emails or feeds? Not that I’ve noticed.

  233. wayne says:

    The hangs — after four hours of debugging, I wrongly laid it on Google, it is not. Is has to do with Facebook.

  234. JuergenK says:

    2. If you are subscribed to WUWT via RSS feed, are you still able to read it in the reader of your choice? Yes, no change.

    3. Are you getting any sorts of SPAM, phishing, or “unsafe” website notices for any links that might be embedded in those emails or feeds? No, not at all.

  235. bushbunny says:

    Hi Anthony,
    I do get your emails OK, but a few weeks ago, some went to Spam, and I opened them and said not spam when they kept reappearing rather than move directly to inbox. As far as other comments I don’t know. My policy if I don’t know the sender I delete, some keep reappearing and I don’t read them such as anti-nuclear and the get bigger than you were type spam. I enjoy your emails keep sending them.

  236. Mario Lento says:

    1a. Yes
    1b. N/A
    2. N/A
    3. No

  237. Joseph Adam-Smith says:

    1a – yes
    1b – N/A
    2 – N/A
    3 – No

  238. Carsten Arnholm, Norway says:

    1a. N/A
    1b. N/A
    2. WUWT RSS feed has worked for a long, long time, but stopped working a couple of days ago (Firefox 15 on Windows and Kubuntu). Same problem with Bishop Hill RSS btw., RSS problem might be unrelated to WUWT feed?
    3. N/A

  239. Leo Norekens says:

    Same problem as Carsten Arnholm. WUWT RSS “feed cannot be displayed (…)” since Friday 5 Oct. evening.
    All my other feeds are working fine (I’m not subscribed to Bishop Hill RSS), so I’m just wondering….

  240. Leo Norekens says:

    Don’t know if any action was taken but the problem seems to be solved now.
    Thanks to whatever/whoever fixed it.

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