Lunacy Unleashed

Notes from the field in the War on Spam

Making money from AdSense?

People ask me about making money from AdSense all the time. While I usually will offer little tips and tricks that I’ve learned along the way, one thing I want to make sure that new AdSense publishers know is what NOT to do.

The number one thing that you should NOT do is STEAL OTHER PEOPLE’S CONTENT. Yes, I know the guy who sold you the video or the eBook said it was okay. Guess what, he has your $97 bucks, and you’re about five minutes away from being up shit creek without a paddle, as you lose your web hosting, your domain names, and most importantly, your AdSense account, all because you ripped someone off.

If I catch you stealing my content, your ass is grass. (This obviously doesn’t apply if I gave you permission to use it.)

This content was stolen from Michael Hampton.

Copyright © 2006 Michael Hampton. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

May 18, 2006 Posted by | AdSense, Advertising, Bad Behavior, Blogging, Google, Spam, Splog, WordPress | 5 Comments

Bad Behavior 2 for MediaWiki Update

“Your lack of faith is disturbing.”

Bad Behavior 2 Alpha 4 has been available for MediaWiki for a couple of weeks now, and yet I have received only one trouble report relevant to it: that being having to wait five seconds between edits. As I’m aware of at least one other serious problem with it that affects, as far as I can tell, every MediaWiki installation, I’m forced to conclude there is a lack of interest in combating automated wikispam.

Until someone shows me otherwise, work on the MediaWiki port will be suspended indefinitely.

Now if I’m wrong, and you ARE interested in further work on the MediaWiki port of Bad Behavior 2, then I need the following test results:

  1. Install Bad Behavior 2 Alpha 4.
  2. Browse to at least one page.
  3. Attempt to log in.
  4. Attempt to edit a page.
  5. Attempt to preview your changes.
  6. Attempt to commit your edits.

Wait at least 5 seconds between each test. Then mail me the test results, whether you succeeded or not. Be sure to include the version of MediaWiki you used. If some test failed, include any messages you saw in the browser, and anything that was logged in the server’s error_log.

If I actually get some test results mailed in, then work on the MediaWiki port will continue. Until then I am going to put my effort into the core and getting it ready for final release.

May 18, 2006 Posted by | Bad Behavior, MediaWiki, Spam, WordPress | 1 Comment