Who listed my website on Stumble Upon?

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  1. Rexy

    aa Rexy The Kwisatz Haderach

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    I can't remember who told me in chat that they did it. And it turns out it's not a good thing, it's sucking up all my bandwidth. Which is really annoying when I try to apply for jobs and I have no bandwidth left.
     
  2. Leminnes

    aa Leminnes

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    For some reason this made me laugh uncontrollably.

    Also, that sucks Rexy. :p
     
  3. Rexy

    aa Rexy The Kwisatz Haderach

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    It really isn't funny, considering how hard it's been on me trying to find employment, and now, in order to keep doing it, I'm probably going to have to spend more money to upgrade my service for more bandwidth a month.
     
  4. Leminnes

    aa Leminnes

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    Okay, sorry. D: Is there any way to remove it from Stumble?
     
  5. DJive

    aa DJive Cake or Death?

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    by getting enough hits to eat all your bandwidth maybe someone in there is your chance at employment?
     
  6. Wilson

    aa Wilson Burial by Sleep

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    Sluncy did it, he is sorry and the site is off from stumble upon.
    Enjoy! :p
     
  7. EArkham

    aa EArkham Necromancer

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    What's your bandwidth limit? I've been using http://www.slicehost.com/ and have been really happy with their customer service, bandwidth and pricing options. Best company I've had a server on so far, and I've used quite a few.

    Have yet to get anywhere near my bandwidth limits... but then none of my sites have been stumbled with high traffic keywords like "TF2" or "this guy helped make Mann Manor" or whatever. Heh.

    Kep
     
  8. Rexy

    aa Rexy The Kwisatz Haderach

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    Unlikely.
     
  9. HellJumper

    aa HellJumper

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    Hopefully you got it all sorted out... also, I've never used stumble upon D: I hear it's addicting...
     
  10. Fr0Z3nR

    aa Fr0Z3nR Creator of blackholes & memes. Destroyer of forums

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    I'd assume that reporting it whenever we stumbled onto it is a bad idea...

    Have you tried contacting the people behind stumble upon to get it removed?
     
  11. Rexy

    aa Rexy The Kwisatz Haderach

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    Amusingly, I googled around and find that people have been having the same issue, but that stumbleupon won't remove your website from their listing even when you own the domain...anyway, I figured I'd try asking anyway:

    So that's a big fat no, let it be known forever what happens when you list stuff on Stumbleupon. Also, thanks to Ardy, for having yesterday already walked me through setting up a .htaccess to redirect SU users away...
     
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  12. What Is Schwa

    What Is Schwa L6: Sharp Member

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    Change your homepage to the goatse image, report it as violating their terms and conditions, than restore your site. If they were quick to reply to your e-mail they would likely be equally quick to respond to that kind of stuff.

    Problem solved in an afternoon. Send the thank you strippers to my back door.
     
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  13. grazr

    aa grazr Old Man Mutant Ninja Turtle

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    It's amazing how uncompromising people can be regarding the sharing of public information. There's still a responsibility regarding when and how it's used. When it directly affects your ability to find employment (negatively) and generally causes issues with your personal content such as exceeding your bandwidth limits and freezing YOUR site (that you pay to keep operational), as a result of THEIR site's activity, you'd have thought they'd be understanding enough to prevent that.

    It's practically digital assault/negligence. If anyone obstructed your shop's front with vans or stalls or anything there'd be police and law suits involved. Regardless of whether it was public space being utilised.
     
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  14. Rexy

    aa Rexy The Kwisatz Haderach

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    Well, unfortunately, the .htaccess setup does not appear to be working as I keep getting more hits from stumbleupon. So apart from me spending more money to get more monthly bandwidth, I'm out of options. If you have an idea let me know.

    I'd love someone to check and see if I'm doing the .htaccess correctly, just message me on steam, and I'll discuss it with you.
     
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  15. drp

    aa drp

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    its silly to be angry when the public goes to your publicly available site.
     
  16. Rexy

    aa Rexy The Kwisatz Haderach

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    Is it silly to be angry when potential employers can't view my portfolio website because I'm out of bandwidth? Because there's traffic overflow coming from StumbleUpon?
     
  17. Leminnes

    aa Leminnes

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    His point being, DP, is that he made the site not for the public, but for his employers. It might be a public site, but he did not intend for it to be shared around the internet.
     
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  18. A Boojum Snark

    aa A Boojum Snark Toraipoddodezain Mazahabado

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    But this is like a radio station telling people about a little corner store, and then hundreds of people flood through your store but don't buy anything, causing your actual customers to drop because they can't be bothered to fight the crowd. Yeah, it's publicly accessible, but that doesn't mean you want hundreds of random gawkers that don't give a crap about what you are selling.
     
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  19. Rexy

    aa Rexy The Kwisatz Haderach

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    It is hard enough to stand out in a huge pile of email applications as a possible employment candidate without something going wrong on your side of things. If recruiters come to a website that can't be viewed for one reason or another, they move right on along down the pile. You might as well have not even sent an application.
     
  20. Terr

    aa Terr Cranky Coder

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    Does your hosting provider allow you to have subdomains and do any sort of rationing that way? So that you could have a separate bandwidth cap for "jobs.yoursite.com"?

    Also, what were you trying with .htaccess that didn't work?