Wednesday, March 17, 2010


Ok, so I just woke up and realized that 6 or 7 of my most recent posts disappeared from the blog. And these were really good, long posts. There was a fun discussion of immigrant-hating pseudo-liberals. And a lovely (in my opinion) post on Russian literature. A beautiful post on Norway. The most recent post on trolling, with a fun picture and interesing quotes.

This is so annoying! I have no idea why the blog crashed, people. One possibility is that in a fit of technological stupidity I did something to it, but for the life of me I can't say what it could have been. I don't recall doing anything unusual with it in any way.

Another possibility is that the troll who has been bugging us for a while is to blame. S/he has been away for a while but last night the vile creature resurfaced and tried posting nasty comments on the most recent post. I prevented the comments from being published through moderation. Could this be the troll's doing?

This is very upsetting to me. A lot of effort went into those posts. The hatred towards immigrants discussion is at least preserved in the comments section of the post where it initially started. But Russian literature and Norway are gone for good. And the silliest thing is that I've been forgetting to back up the posts (which I normally do) for a few weeks now.


Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry to hear that this has happened to you!

The post on Norway was very beautiful and touching. And I loved the images.

Will you try to replicate it?

Once again, I'm sorry that this weird shit is going on.

Clarissa said...

Thank you for your support, Anonymous!

I'm not sure right now if I will replicate the lost posts. Maybe in a little while. It's kind of boring to go through the same process of writing it, finding the images and links and placing them all strategically in the post.

So maybe in a couple of days I'll try to do that.

Khephra said...

It seems unlikely that the posts could be deleted externally... But it's possible. Who hosts your blog? Do you have analytics in your dashboard?

Tom Carter said...

Sorry to hear that you lost posts. Maybe you could contact Blogger to get some help from them.

As for your troll, is there some way you could ban him/her from commenting or include that address in your spam list?