Last week I got a message from Google that vtshapenotesingers.com might be a source for spam, or that there was a page on the site that solicited sensitive information from visitors.
On my own I did not know how to deal with this problem. I reached out to a couple of people associated with this site to ask advice. I learned that the problem was known and had been dealt with already.
One thing I learned is that an unexplained rise in registration can be “bot driven.” I had suspected this.
As I wrote earlier, I have had a habit of occasionally deleting accounts that might be suspicious. I do not delete most of the registrations that come through. If I have deleted your account you can contact me. I included my information in the previous blog post.
I welcome help if anyone reading this post wants help serve as a guardian of the site and or contribute some current content.
Happy holidays to all. I hope you have the joys of songs in your heart.
Good day friends. I have noticed a surge of subscriber registrations to vtshapenotesingers.com recently. Welcome to all subscribers interested in shape note singing in VT!
Sometimes persons or ‘bots’ who are not actually interested in a website may subscribe to a site with the purpose of spamming the comment section with adds or with other purposes. I think this site is protected from those activities so I’m not too worried. Occasionally the site administrator may ‘clean out’ potentially suspicious subscriber accounts. If you think I (Ian Smiley) do not know you and you really want to continue as a subscriber to vtshapenotesingers.com you may take a moment to send me an email to affirm your interest in the site. You can write to smileyira-at-gmail-dot-com
I am sorry that administration and content contribution on the site is not very active at the moment. Any assistance with administration and contribution of content is most welcome. Just write to me and I will get you started.
I just learned that Debby Moody has found a place for the 2015 VT All-Day Sacred Harp Singing. She has created a Facebook event to help publicize the singing.
The details from the event page say that singing will take place on March 21st, 2015, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The location for the singing is at the Weybridge Town Elementary School, 210 Quaker Village Road, Weybridge, VT 05753.
Debby wrote “singing from the 1991 Denson Revision of The Sacred Harp. Free and open to the public. All are welcome. Loaner books available. Please bring a dish to share for the potluck lunch.” Further communications will follow.
This website does not have active administration or contributions at this time. Information on details of singings is not likely to be completely accurate. If using calendar or maps associated with this website please attempt to call or write the contact person associated with the local singing.
Volunteers to administer or contribute to this website are welcome. Please contact Ian Smiley. His telephone number is eight zero two two seven nine eight six eight three. His email address is smileyira-at-gmail-dot-com.
Mark your Calendars! The Second Sunday of the month: SHAPE NOTE SINGING IN PLAINFIELD! All are welcome to join in this fun tradition, some books will be available, a small donation is asked to pay for the space, which is The Plainfield Community Center above the Plainfield Coop, in Plainfield village. Times are Sept 8 & Oct 13: 5-7pm and Nov 10 & Dec 8: 3-5pm. Come and enjoy the harmony and camaraderie of Shape Note SInging. For more info contact Scottie at firstname.lastname@example.org 595-9951.
The fall location for this singing in 2013 is in Waterman Hall, room 427A. From the main entrance, take the stairs up to the second floor above ground. At the top of the stairs walk straight ahead, down the hall[s] that take you around the lecture room you would first get to and you will find room 427A. Usually this room has a set of large wooden tables in the middle.