Please note: this is an old post. I have been blogging for a really long time: since my childhood, in fact. Bear in mind that any opinions stated may have changed, any code snippets may no longer be considered safe or secure, and my personal circumstances are almost certainly different to what's contained herein. You have been warned...
I left a comment on an entry earlier at noupe.com, re: “WordPress Security Tips”. Now, aside from the fact that the entire entry consists of tips ripped from other sites and balled into one, the first tip incorrectly states that by using
$_SERVER['PHP_SELF'] a person is able to search your entire server. Talk about spreading FUD! That beats my security rantings hands down.
Anyway, I left a comment explaining the actual use for
$_SERVER is a PHP superglobal, etc) and when I checked back just now, I’ve discovered that the entry has been changed with text that links back to the original (where it was copied from) and my comment has been pasted into the comment form on the original site.
I have two problems with this:
- My comment was specifically for noupe.com and had I wanted it posted anywhere else I could have done it myself
- The lazy git didn’t capitalise my name — I fucking hate that — and nor did they attribute my genius insight to my web URL.
How about instead of laying the blame on someone else (however wrong they may be) you correct the post and approve the comment that made you realise you’d cocked up in the first place? That way, I’m not left having supposedly agreed to a comment policy that I’ve never even read, and my name is correctly bloody written!