Monday, April 28, 2008

Quick Hit: A Warning to Feminist Bloggers on Wordpress

Since many of my favorite feminist blogs are hosted by Wordpress, I thought I'd help spread the word about a new "feature" that automatically links all new articles to "possibly related posts" without the author's knowledge. As you might could guess, the computerized matching system is absolutely disastrous and essentially serves as a troll dating service, matching up trolls with their ideal targets.

Hoyden About Town explains the problem in detail, and how to fix it.


OutcrazyOphelia said...

I noticed this when it was implemented and turned it off, but I turned it back on--figuring that maybe I'd come across related blogs. I haven't had any anti-feminist or racist posts end up linked, but after I turned it back on, I got my first persistent troll on a post about Grand Theft Auto. I'm still debating as to whether or not it's worth keeping or not (usually at least two of the links are to my own blog).

La Pobre Habladora said...

Hey, I'm glad to hear that it hasn't caused too many problems! Keep us posted on how you think it works.