Technorati and the Nanny State


In the big picture, does not matter much, but I noticed that Technorati stopped indexing my site after I mistakenly added, via misdirected click of a check box, a tag which is a common euphemism for a sexual act frequently associated with the other Clinton, and also known as a Hummer. My blogging software (the essential ecto) keeps track of every tag used so facilitate re-use and consistency, apparently the use of this particular tag causes the mighty Technorati to shun one's web zine into Technoratty-purgatory. Strange, the power of language.

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How bizarre! Unless you had posted this I would never have known that the word was more than a car model. Still, it seems a little harsh to remove you completely. Have you questioned them on the issue?

No, because it isn't the first time it's happened though different cause, I think.

Last time I emailed the CEO, and eventually got it fixed. Whatever.

Having read that I can see why not. I didn't know they took such notice of W3C validatity. I do find their service somewhat hit and miss. For example it counts every post of mine on my own blog as a link to it and I had to contact them to get the thing to index my posts at all in the beginning.

Actually, I don't think they care about W3C validity as much as they needed an 'excuse' for why my site wasn't being indexed. In that instance, I deleted my account, and re-entered it, without changing a spec of my html, and it showed up again in their index.

Yes, I noticed for a long while that every time you made a new entry, or otherwise altered your site in any way, I would get notified of a new link (even though it was the same link as before).

You'd think such an ambitious service (recently signed a deal with the A.P., and the Washington Post, for instance) would have a more robust software infrastructure.

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