I don't know if anyone else besides me and one of my Dutch brethren get annoyed by this, but you might have noticed a lot of twitter spam for DotNetNuke (DNN) topics lately (every day for the past month or more) from a certain company out of New Zealand (I won't even bother to mention their name as I don't want to promote them).
If you are sick of seeing all their spam (they post the SAME links to blog posts over and over each day, they have an automated script that does this, I've seen them talk about it in their tweets) then I would recommend doing the following. If you are a twitter user do the following.
- Follow @spam on twitter, http://twitter.com/spam it's the spam account that twitter runs.
- Send a Direct Message to the @spam account with the name of the account that is spamming, ex: "D spam OFFENDINGACCOUNTNAME"
- Get your friends to do the same.
Hopefully the company will come across this post and realize how annoying they are actually being to those of us in the DotNetNuke community who try to follow and respond to DNN related tweets. All their crap coming across on twitter makes it hard for those of us who try to provide a useful service for people struggling with DNN.
Perhaps they will clean up their act, I doubt it though as I've tried to send them messages in the past on twitter without receiving any response.
-Chris Hammond (http://twitter.com/christoc)
I took some time last week and got DotNetNukeBlogs.com upgraded to the latest version of DNN, 5.1.2, and also made a few other enhancements. I’ll be testing out some more enhancements over the next few days. For those blogs who can’t seem to syndicate good HTML in their feeds we’ll be stripping all HTML and trimming the descriptions down for posting on the home page.
We will however still link directly to the blogs, just as we’ve always done. At DNNBlogs we don’t intent to try to steal your content for our own purposes like some other aggregation sites, we post your syndicated content and link directly to your posts, not to another page on our site.
We also corrected a problem with permissions which was preventing people from being able to add URLs or modify existing URLs, if you run into any problems of that nature please let us know immediately.
So with the success of the website here at DotNetNukeBlogs.com we've branched out and started providing two new RSS feeds. One for Spanish DNN blog posts and one for Chinese DNN Blog posts. As we get other languages supported with new feeds we will setup categories for those as well. If you've been holding off submitting your feed because it isn't in english now is the time to add it!
Why DotNetNukeBlogs.com? Our goal is to be the premier aggregator of DotNetNuke related materials. DotNetNukeBlogs.com was started by DotNetNuke Core Team member Chris Hammond with the intention to provide a place for the leaders in the DotNetNuke Community to push their content to those needing it most, the users.
Stay tuned as we continue to grow. If you're a DotNetNuke Expert be sure to get your feed added into our aggregate system.
You can read more about us here.