Some WordPress Issues

So, I want to do something that I used to do on Tumblr. On Tumblr, I made a big post talking about the issues and problems I found with the site and I made that post in great detail. With WordPress, I found a lot of new issues, old issues that got somewhat worse, and just other things I am confused about. 

WordPress reader tags (And this can apply to search)

These are very important and a good way to find what you are looking for, rather than trying to search for it without tags, making it harder. Tags are good for getting your posts found on WordPress reader and other sites.

Why am I talking about tags now? Well, I mentioned before that the NSFW tag was being cleaned up of bots and spam accounts but some posts got caught in the crossfire and wiped out from the tag.

And now today, some tags I check every once in a while seem to be empty. It is annoying to know that posts that you make will become hidden and/or removed later on as time goes on from search/tags

You can see hear that the last two blog posts are somewhat transparent here, and I have seen this on blog posts in the NSFW tag a few years ago, and I guess this means the blog post is marked to be removed/hidden? No clue for the https://wordpress.com/tag/steven-universe

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Tumblr or WordPress?

It has been a while since I talked about Tumblr. And then I talked about Tumblr on a serious note was the post NSFW ban on Tumblr and link ban which hid blog posts, and after going back to Tumblr, I see they fixed their site. The search engine for Tumblr seems to show all. Even tags seem to be working right, but I can’t be completely sure.

And which all these changes, and given that Tumblr is a part of the WordPress family now, I have a new option for blogging. There is one thing I can’t be sure about, and that is the content you can post there.

Some of my content here, I do walk on thin ice and will mostly set off a content flag for banned content, even though, I censored it to death. But so far, I have been lucky. I don’t know if what applies to WordPress can be used on Tumblr, given they have different rules.

So, why am I talking about Tumblr today? I am thinking of making Tumblr my main blogging platform. Keyword: “thinking” WordPress is still a good site to use, And it has done a lot for me as a free user. But WordPress feels much more professional, which is not a bad thing. But I feel the content I post here is not a good fit. My target audience, I wanna say is not on WordPress, and if they are, they are so far buried under bots, spam posts, tags.

TumblrWordPress
Easy to use
Personal Blog
free to customize your blog theme at will
There is an audience for anyone there.
No ads on blogs
Infinite space for photos
You can upload videos
SEO may be better now?
Add in third-party widgets (Addthis, etc…) A lot of fandoms
Ask widget
Easy to use
Personal Blog
Making blog posts is easy
A lot of good features Good SEO?
Infinite space for photos by making new sites.
Fandoms are here too. (None of the ones I’m into yet.)
Spam filter
some good themes for free users

These are pros I think about for Tumblr or WordPress. And Tumblr is not perfect, by any means. It still has porn bots that like to like posts or follow you. And every social media has bots. Look at WordPress. I still get bot followers, and in some tags, bots spam or copy and repost the same post to fill up a blog tag.

I guess what I wanted to do is talk about Tumblr. I will move back to Tumblr to see how things are, and how much has changed and do a simple test of posting to both blogging sites and see what happens. If Tumblr is better now in terms of blogging and blog tagging working right, I will probably move there. And making my WordPress blog a second backup blog.

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WordPress spam bots are dumb

So, as you probably know or don’t know. I like comments. They are pleasant to read, sometimes. Other times they are not nice, but what can you do? Why I’m starting with this? I wanted to see if allowing anyone to comment without a WordPress account would be a good idea and bring in more comments? I know most users don’t have a WordPress account. And being able to comment without a WordPress account. May lead to more comments in theory.

So here are my results from the test I did. And it’s pretty much how I thought it would go. So Here are the spam comments I got from bots. Some of them are funny, and others are just sad. And sometimes, it is from the same account / IP, but the email and link are different.

These comments are more or less the same, asking if you can recommend something, ignoring the post, but these comments are in the trash as clearly spam. I have to wonder what these people get for creating spambots to post spam. I guess it’s a way to fill up comments with junk, like Tumblr bots used to do back then.

And then the other comments are just weird, like asking for adult toys to recommend or what kind of vape can someone could recommend. And at that point, it’s just bots spamming things of nonsense or whatnot

And I know you can turn on the “Users must be registered and logged in to comment.“ to stop the bot, and at the same time, users who don’t want to make an account can’t comment. It’s a double edge sword that keeps bots away but users as well. But this can also be used by bad actors. But there are some settings in place, like “Comment must be manually approved.” or “Comment author must have a previously approved comment.”

While not an important post. I thought it would be funny to share this blog post. Since bots are pretty wild on here, if you turn off “Users must be registered and logged in to comment.”. And since bots generally use similar keywords and words in each post marked for spam, it’s easy to disallow comment keys or disallow specific keywords.

That’s all for this post, have a good day/night.

More questions about WordPress

Hey, I’m back with more questions about WordPress, and I hope they can answer, or I can at least get some insight into my WordPress questions. :3 Last time I had questions about WordPress plans, which I got an answer, which I am thankful for, but I have more questions that are related to tags and categories on WordPress.

I will start with my first question since I have three questions to ask. I am hoping I can get some answers or insight into my WordPress questions. It has been something I have been wondering about for a while.

Table of content:
tags and categories
Do WordPress tags and categories get index on search engines
can old posts become hidden in WordPress reader search

1. How many tags and categories can you have in total?

I know a few years ago or a decade ago that this rule has changed over time? I know it was no more than 15 tags and categories in total. I know posts would disappear in the tag search and WordPress reader search?

The main point. But I have also seen that the new guideline for categories and tags got lowered to 12 or less.

So what I want to know is, how many blog tags and categories can I use per post? I have seen some self-hosted sites on WordPress have posts that use 15 tags and categories in total, but I guess if you self-host, you are free from this rule. I even saw a few blog posts that had more than Ten tags, but they still show up in search.

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shoutout to some cool bloggers

Ah, It has been a while since I made a post, but this time, I wanna make a different post that kinda says: “Hey, go check these people out.” And I remembered that Twitter had these follow Friday type of days where you list off people who are worth checking out or even following.


And today, I want to do that. I might not be able to do this every day but, I figured why not do it now. Going to list off some blogs I found interesting and give them a shout-out.

1) Crowsworldofanime

crowsworldofanime is a fascinating blog where they review a ton of anime, and they go into great detail. They even help share anime I would never knew was out there. While I like their posts, I try to avoid spoilers for things I want to play or watch. They also talk about anime and create another post besides reviewing anime.

If you like anime, give them a shot, they will surprise you with their posts. I should make a post talking about anime one day. But check them out. They are awesome.

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2) Ageekygal

ageekygal has a bit of everything for anyone. From reviews to awards, cosplay, and fashion. Her blog has something here for you to like. And that’s pretty cool. Check them out. They are interesting. They even make videos. At the time of this post, I saw their video of sims 4 of making a speed build vampire. I will be sure to watch that video after.
But yeah, give them a look, you will find something to like.

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Thinking of opening a new discord server

So I made a new discord server. But the thing is, I’m not sure if I should open it up for use. I had an ex server but, I deleted that one. So what I plan to do is, give it some time, update the server, add stuff and changes, and maybe open it up.

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I made many discord servers and closed a lot of discord servers. I like having discord servers but there no point in adding people who never talk. If I open this server up, it will be for users that plan on talking or a few friends.

This server will be a gaming / hang out for my friends to play games. I will add random strangers, but it will be for friends. I don’t know who will join but, if I make my server open, you will see a link in my WordPress sidebar.

If you wish to join this server, there will be a link you can click on, but the server will have roles that you will need to chat or use the server. It can help weed out the trolls or assholes or bots.

I will have something for everyone. Twitch users have their room, Twitter users have their area, and WordPress users have their place. That’s the plan at the moment.

https://discord.gg/zvyu9GW [50 users can join before the link stops working]

Why I still use WordPress, and not Tumblr for now

So, not long ago I made a post about WordPress about should I upgrade? More about that post here. After that post I been thinking, “Do I want to keep using WordPress.com?”

I like WordPress.com. I made a small, and I mean small following on here of 84 users. Granted, some or most of them are bots, one off accounts. I do enjoy using WordPress.com, don’t get me wrong but.. I should list the things I like and don’t like about WordPress.com

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I will start with the pros. Better to start off strong rather then weak.

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Questions about WordPress plans

So, I have been thinking about this for a while now. WordPress.com plans. I like blogging on here but something I remember is holding me back. And it the WordPress having say on what happens.

I made a post on Lifesfinewhine update and I feel it might be risky to have the same thing happen to me. I guess the same thing happened to me but in post form. Some of my old posts that are not 2018 or higher are hidden in WordPress reader.

I have to go out my way to change the day to get them unhidden or some posts don’t show up at all. But this can be for a different post. I have some questions about upgrading.

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Because I thought about upgrading but seeing how rude and unhelpful WordPress Staff / support was to LifesFineWhine.. I don’t know if I should put in money and upgrade with my gift card but I will ask my questions.

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Seen Lifesfinewhine’s update on WP

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Getting out of my despair, I see that the lass is being forced to move to a self hosted site since WordPress support is more or less like Tumblr’s Support. By Tumblr Support, I mean useless support.

From what I seen, WordPress doesn’t know how to fix the issue and is willing to do or say anything that doesn’t have to do with Lifesfinewhine WP issue. It’s funny. WordPress seem like they were much more helpful then Tumblr but I guess not.

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Replying to lifesfinewhine post

So, I was bored and looking on WordPress.com, and just seeing what people post who like my post. And one post caught my eye that I needed to blog about it. And replying to the post would not be enough, for me.

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You may wonder what post I am talking about. Wonder no more, I, OnyChaos, will show you the post in question that made me want to make this post to talk about it.

Post in question: “Why I Prefer WordPress Over Social Media” by lifesfinewhine

This post got me thinking about some of the points, and I learned it’s nice to talk about this stuff. makes you really think, you know. Anywho, there are four points that is made in this post, I will give my thoughts on them.

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