Weird link in my ‘clicks’ section

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  • #231274

    salomey5
    Member

    In the “clicks” section, on my dashboard, the only URL that was apparently clicked on leads to some teen sex videos website???

    How come? I have posted no links of this kind on my blog… Where does this come from?

    Should i post that bizarre link here, or email it someone in particular?

    I clicked on it earlier on, and my browser froze, so I don’t wanna go back there. It seemed to give a list of videos.

    #231389

    jamesewelch
    Member

    Do you have “Possibly Related Posts” turned on?

    #231392

    deltafoxtrot
    Member

    We could try find out what it is if you post a “crippled” version of the link. like this: hxxp://example.com/

    #231395

    salomey5
    Member

    OK, call me dumb, but how do i post a “crippled” version of the link, and what does it mean?

    I used to have the Quentin theme, where the related posts showed up. I’ve switched to Cutline, and they disappeared; is it possible that Cutline doesn’t offer this feature?
    I’ve gone to ‘design –> extras, and there’s no box to tick there.

    #231431

    boblets
    Member

    Actually – I discovered a similar thing, except that the link that was apparently clicked had the name of another member here – one I’m not linked to. I have never visited her blog, either. And when I clicked it, got back to my own dash. So I’m not worried, as this seems pretty harmless, but I would not be keen to get the sort of things salomey5 talks about (that sort of site we do not mention by name, for fear of all the wrong attention :-)
    Oh, and I think what deltafoxtrot means, is that you post the link with “wrong” letters in the initial http:// – his example being hxxp.
    Methinks.

    #231432

    boblets
    Member

    …..on second thought -maybe not- that makes no sense. Await instructions from DF, maybe.

    #231438

    salomey5
    Member

    I’m sorry to come across as a complete ignoramus, but who’s DF?

    Thanks for your replies BTW, and yeah, I’m not keen on the idea of having links to teen porn on my blog at all.

    #231440

    boblets
    Member

    hehe- sorry, DF is just my busy shorthand for deltafoxtrot :-)

    #231447

    raincoaster
    Member

    Here are some possibilities:

    1) it was some Adsense thing that we can’t see because we’re signed in. WP.com is running Adsense on our blogs under certain conditions
    2) for boblets: it was probably another WP.com blogger just going back to her dashboard via the admin bar.

    #231625

    salomey5
    Member

    Thanks you guys, although I’m still not clear on what happened there…

    Should I report this link, do you think?

    #231642

    deltafoxtrot
    Member

    I have no idea, unfortunately. I still believe it’s best if you post the “crippled” link, to have our opinions.

    By “crippled” I mean altering it in way that it won’t work when clicked, but not too much (we need to reconstruct and inspect it, of course). For example, a link to my blog http://daniel.fallenste.in/ would be changed to http://dan_REMOVE_THIS_iel.fallenste.in/.

    #231644

    boblets
    Member

    raincoaster -duh! haha, do I feel silly now. Many thanks.
    (glad I got the crippled idea right at least. Gorgeous kitty, salomey5.)

    #231645

    salomey5
    Member

    Ah, your the famous DF? ;)

    OK, let me have shot at crippling this thing…

    http://urhgull.wordpress.com_bad_bad_link_/2008/04/30/teensex-videos-by-wm-player-teen-porm-vids/

    Did I do that OK?

    #231646

    salomey5
    Member

    Thanks boblets, lol!

    However, I must admit, i do not know that kitty personally. I found his pic on the internets, and I thought he was a good-looking little guy, who could make for a great avatar, until I get around to take a half decent picture of myself (which probably will never happen, because for some reason, I always look like a complete twit on pictures…)

    #231647

    Wow. Mature spam, all in one go.

    This particular one is spam. When you run across one of these on wordpress.com, you can report it as Spam (Blog Info > Report as spam from the admin bar). They’ll usually delete a blog like this pretty quickly.

    If you run across a non-spam blog that’s just not fit for kids, you can also report it as mature from the admin bar, and they’ll evaluate it for removal from the various generated links.

    #231656

    salomey5
    Member

    Thanks for your help guys.

    I’ve reported this thingy as spam, like singularcontiguity suggested.

    Hopefully, this was just a one of.

    #231691

    raincoaster
    Member

    I would guess this was my #2 suggestion, since it’s another wordpress blogger. Or was.

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