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Thoughts About 403 Forbidden

So back to my immediately previous reason for publishing this blog.

One of my friends emailed me today, and he appeared to take the "403 Forbidden" message personally.

Chuck, if you don't want me viewing your blog, just let me know.

Or why am I getting illegal access?

In a later IM, I confirmed that what he saw as "illegal access" was actually our dear friend from the weekend, "403 Forbidden".

But that got me thinking. This was one friend, and HE was able to email me, and help me set the matter straight with HIM. But what of the hundreds of strangers who got this message? Will they ever try again? Possibly not, based upon this one thought on Blogger Forum.

My visit statistics, as measure by SiteMeter, are about back to normal. Except, 20 - 25% of my current statistics include THIS BLOG, which I added yesterday. Discounting this blog, which did not exist before last weekend (and which I started as a result of last weekend), my numbers are down 25% - 50%. I don't think that I am alone in this feeling of despair.

More tomorrow. I need to sleep on this.

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