Posts Tagged ‘WordPress’

Arab Youths’ Obsession with Korean Drama

December 4, 2010

I am not interested in discovering Arabic blogs here in WordPress because of this. There are good Arabic blogs on WordPress but they are overshadowed by trivial blogs filled with Korean drama and Korean celebrities news, videos, and photos. And the audience of such blog is abnormally huge.

It is really abnormal. What is with our youth’s thinking?

Ignoring the Facts

August 10, 2010

Amy has written about weird attacks on Islam and Muslims, which she noticed spreading on the blogsphere.

I noticed it, too.

I noticed this phenomenon, not only on blogs, but also on YouTube. Good Muslims share the facts, clear misconceptions, and extend their hands out, but they receive attack comments and amounts of hate messages.

Apparently, those attackers refuse to accept the facts, and they prefer to be in enmity with Islam and Muslims.

Why? I am not sure.

Keeping WordPress.com Clean

July 30, 2010

I check WordPress.com latest posts on my dashboard to discover new bloggers. Sometimes, I open a post with a strange title, or I notice the weird name of the author, and I find some illegal content, such as pirated music, hacked software, and content with sexual themes. I simply report the blog by pressing the appropriate button on the WordPress.com toolbar found on the top.

This way, we can keep WordPress.com clean. And honestly, I like reporting blogs!

Not Approving Win Comments

July 26, 2010

I had this thought today:

Have you argued a user on WordPress.com and your comment was a winner, but the user did not approve your comment and trashed it?

If you think this has happened to you, or in case it is going to happen, what will be your reaction?

If it happened to me, I will simply write a post about the argument and quote my comment. Easy enough, I believe.

Dealing with Hate Speech Online

July 24, 2010

It is not easy to deal with hate speech over the Internet. On WordPress.com, it is really unfruitful to send reports about abusive content on some blogs because they will not be suspended. According to WordPress:

Please be aware that WordPress.com has a vast audience spread across many cultures, countries and backgrounds with varying values. We do take all views and reports seriously, but you must understand that reporting a blog will not always result in it being removed. The right to free speech and opinion is always respected, and we will not remove content simply because you may find it offensive or disturbing. If a blog is publishing offensive content with which you do not agree, we recommend starting a blog and speak your own mind on the subject. You will be granted the same rights.

If your role as a Muslim, in case of a hate speech against Islam, is only limited to either badmouthing the offender, or spamming their pages, or starting an online protest or a flaming campaign, then you are just adding more hay to the fire.

WordPress.com has given you a brilliant tactic, which unfortunately most Muslims do not bother to utilize, and that is to counter-defend. It is very easy to open a blog to defend your religion, clarify and provide evidence, and use it as a source for non-Muslims to come to know about Muslims.

Invite your friends and family to have a role in promoting online support for Islam against the waves of hate!

I Won the WordPress Prize

July 15, 2010

Yay!

Not really.

I was working in my dashboard and this notification appeared:

WordPress Prize Notification

It was the easiest survey to solve. I would definitely recommend WordPress to my friends.