Just got a shock!

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I’ve mentioned in previous blogs that every weekend, I spend some time browsing the tag pages and reading new blogs to add to my list of subscriptions. I was totally unprepared and shocked to discover a totally nude photo of a woman in a pornographic pose on the front of one of the tag pages! What in the world!? Clicking on the blog, I discovered several more photos I never wanted to see! I should have reported the blog as mature without even going further and I regret I looked at the blog first. Big sigh. I am a mother and grandmother and not totally naive or prudish, but never expected to find pornography on WordPress. I used  the option to report the blog as adult. I haven’t had to do that before. I foolishly assumed WordPress was a safe place to browse. I never expected to run into this. I must admit a certain disappointment, like when you first discover someone you have idolized has “feet of clay”. Big sigh…what a downer.

About estherlou

My husband and I married in 1970. I am the mother of 2 and grandmother to 5. I share my health stories and my experiences with Thrive. I am reading and writing blogs, watching tv, making jewelry and rosaries, selling in my Etsy store and playing solitaire. I am home bound and add in my physical therapy exercises to my daily routine. I will blog about my progress or anything that catches my attention at that moment. See you around and thanks for stopping by!
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13 Responses to Just got a shock!

  1. I’m glad that you did! That type of post should not be allowed!


  2. Teresa Silverthorn says:

    Thanks for the info.


  3. Margaret says:

    You should definitely report it! It may not go anywhere, but at least you’ll know you’ve done your part!


  4. Ceinwenn says:

    I have never run across mature content on wordpress, but I have always assumed that, like everywhere else, it must surely exist. I know that on Blogger you can add a “Mature content” warning thingie to the front of your blog so that people have to agree to enter the site, knowing full well what they may see.

    I don’t have mature content on my own blog, but I have never seen this feature on wordpress……….maybe something they should consider installing!


  5. barb19 says:

    No, I wouldn’t expect that at WP either – just goes to show we shouldn’t take things for granted.
    I’m glad you reported it.
    btw – I’m Abbey from MyLot – I saw your comment on someone else’s discussion there and clicked on your site! Glad I did, I like your blog.


  6. beckysefton says:

    Good for you!! Not having the blog as ‘mature’ or ‘adult content’ makes the web even more unsafe when minors get onto the web!


  7. And then my blog gets blocked on many people’s computers as pedophilic because I wrote several posts on how pedophilia is a horrible crime and how I hate all pedophiles. Apparently, just mentioning the word in my posts made some computer security programs tag it as promoting pedophilia.


  8. duckofindeed says:

    Eww, yuck! I’ve never found such things yet, luckily. Good thing you reported them.


  9. good for you! more of us need to stand up and speak up about these kinds of issues.


  10. happyhyena says:

    WordPress does have a mature warning feature, but until someone reports a page, it’s very much an honor system.
    I myself have no innate worries about mature material– SO LONG as it’s preceded by a warning, and click through page at the very least. All too many people don’t bother to do that.
    I can tell you that this is the reason why many schools have given up having internet access, rather restricting the student body computers to an intranet (a network that only accesses the school computers). I had one experience where they didn’t do it, and suddenly a 2nd grader innocently asked the student teacher: “What is snow white doing?” She took one look, turned well, ah, snow white, and didn’t even bother with logging out– she hit the power bar :).
    It does bother me, because it’s completely unnecessary, but as with so much else in the world, it only takes a few to ruin it for everyone.


  11. matthewhyde says:

    I spotted this too. In fairness to WordPress, I suspect they got hit by spambots or something (although it did seem to take a while for them to fix it, and their tag cloud was taken over by dodgy links for a few days).


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