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09/18/19 AMP Pages Are Gone: I’ve disconnected my accelerated mobile pages app. Considering AMP is primarily for Google, and stats rarely show any amp page views, this was another no-brainier decision. The added urls could possibly confuse other web spiders. Also I’ve been silently let out of Facebook Jail. More on that here. 🙂

08/30/19 Butt Hurt On The Left: After dealing with Facebook retaliation for my harmless FidoSysop page, Ive since disconnected this domain from Zuckerbergville. Seems sharing images (screen-shots of tweets) promoting president Trump and the MAGA movement is secretly taboo. When they discovered how my page reached 3.2 Million members last month I was thrown in Facebook Jail. Someone flagged this domain as containing harmful content causing severe damage that is being slowly reversed.

08/03/19 WHM / cPanel licensing blues: The web-server FidoSysop runs on is called Web Host Manager (WHM) with domain accounts handled by it’s cPanel. It’s the Rolls Royce of web server software. Oakley Capital bought WHM / cPanel last year and has raised it’s license fees sky high. Big money grab that will hurt many small web-hosts!

The problem is, unlimited licenses no longer will be issued. The new license counts how many cPanel accounts (domains) are used. I currently have 5 domains on my instance, that would increase my monthly fee by $2 dollars. If i was to add another domain my server fee would increase $22. This instance can handle 100 domains easily. The greatest majority of ISP’s offer cPanel, some having 100,000 domains packed on a server. My blog post is here.

08/01/19 Facebook Comments: I have disabled Facebook comments for the time being. They were very seldom used and the added system resources required made this decision a no-brainier. I’ve found that most comments and engagement on my Facebook page are from shared images and screen shots. Article clicks are few and far between. 😥

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