Support Team Update for September 26th 2013

This was a light week but I think that may change soon (see below for Kim’s update).

The following items were brought up in the IRC chat.

Request that the Reviews section get “nofollow”

There have been some email back and forth between myself, Mel (Esmi) and Jennifer (WPyogi) regarding the Review sub-forum. Given the amount of links embedded in those reviews I’ve been asked to send an email to Otto and request that “nofollow” is set for that sub-forum. The idea is that this may reduce the amount of successful spam links and I think it’s a good idea.

While I was commenting on this in IRC I made a poor attempt at humor (awful, not funny, possibly inappropriate) regarding moderators and OCD. What I meant to convey was that once you start looking into the reviews section it’s very easy to get bogged down and spend a lot of time in that section.

Apologies for my gaffe and I’ll send that email request to Otto. I think this already should be happening but I’ll check with him to make sure.

Unnamed hosting provider limiting consecutive HTTPHTTP HTTP is an acronym for Hyper Text Transfer Protocol. HTTP is the underlying protocol used by the World Wide Web and this protocol defines how messages are formatted and transmitted, and what actions Web servers and browsers should take in response to various commands. requests

I’m leaving the name of the provider off in an attempt to give them a break. Providers like people sometimes have bad days too. 😉

Yesterday morning it was reported that a popular web host was limiting consecutive requests and/or having an issue with relative URLs. This was discussed in the wp-forums list and may have been already been resolved. It appears that this may have been due to a recent ApacheApache Apache is the most widely used web server software. Developed and maintained by Apache Software Foundation. Apache is an Open Source software available for free. upgrade but there has been no response from the hosting company in question.

I have reached out to the email listed in the host’s forum account but have not received any reply. If there are any more issues or even an official response from that hosting company please report it to the wp-forums list.

WordPress 3.7-betaBeta A pre-release of software that is given out to a large group of users to trial under real conditions. Beta versions have gone through alpha testing in-house and are generally fairly close in look, feel and function to the final product; however, design changes often occur as part of the process. coming soon

Kim Parsell brought up that WordPress 3.7 beta may drop next week and provided a reminder that we should expect to see support topics about the new beta. Please see Andrew Nacin’s post regarding the Road to WordPress 3.7 Beta 1 for more specifics.