Site acting weird

My site has been acting a little slow and weird today. I checked my logs, and I’m seeing a lot of GET requests causing strange errors. Most of the requests have escaped Unicode characters, but they don’t appear valid. Sorry that the site is kinda slow; I’m going to be away from the computer until around late Monday, so I don’t have time to check it now, but I’ll try to track it down when I get back.

Update: The site wasn’t really slow or getting weird attempts against it. This post was part of getting ready for April Fool’s Day.

32 Responses to Site acting weird (Leave a comment)

  1. To theme.php and/or feed.php? It’s the WP 2.1.1 vunerability – but you’re on 2.1.2 so it should be safe

  2. So was that just an April fools hack?

  3. Spaggie

    Welcome back

  4. >So was that just an April fools hack?
    http://twitter.com/mattcutts

    I hate dark backgrounds, thanks for restoring the brightness :)

  5. Harith

    Welcome back, Matt.

    And I thought that Ozzie will guard your blog while you were away :)

  6. Ash

    An April fools hack by hackers maybe…

  7. heh – missed this, but nice setup for April 1st . :P

    I really hope that was a joke. :P :D

  8. Matt, nice setup leading to the grand finale … I must admit I fell for it, partially because you did it so well, and partially because my blog was hacked 2 weeks ago, but no archives were deleted. So, that should have tipped me off…

    Again, well done… Hats off.

  9. Hello Matts, I hope everything is working well for you now, I read on digitalpoint forums that your blog has been hacked. Although now I am relieved that you are here finally.

    Keep posting!

  10. First of all, the math is getting more difficult in your spam protector sum question.

    Second, you are very devious, aren’t you? :p

    Thirdy, and most importantly, did my email from couple weeks ago make it through your filters?

    CB

  11. i can’t believe it, I am reading all the apr fool blog posts. Lucky darkseoteam

  12. I wish your previous post about the trials of upgrading WordPress was an April Fools joke. :/

  13. I wish your previous post about the trials and tribulations of uprgading Word Press was a mere April Fools joke.

  14. Not funny! ;)
    Welcome back Matt! At least the whole hacking thing served to remember me to back up all my WordPress files…

  15. sometimes I’m seeing that kind of problem in my website but I couldn’t know why. Thanks.

  16. So this entry about your site acting slow is the prelude to your april fool’s prank. Pretty clever.

  17. ben

    nice joke matt!
    I can’t believe that I forgot it was april 1st.
    But you did have everyone fooled.
    Nice one!

  18. heh – missed this, but nice setup for April 1st

  19. That’s pretty funny ,sir!

  20. wish your previous post about the trials of upgrading WordPress was an April Fools joke. :/

  21. Awesome. You know, for the longest time, the internet was almost exclusively the province of programmers, who were always a wild and wooly lot, and I would venture to say that more than half the sites and programs out there in the world had to do with a joke in one form or another. Obviously the web has changed in dramatic ways over the last ten years, mostly in the direction of commercialism, and that’s not necessarily a bad thing. One way or another it was bound to happen, and certainly the web is a stronger structure as a result. But every now and then I miss those early days of hijinks and pranks. Thanks for bringing them back, if only for one day this year.

  22. Looked up “slow” and this popped up. Didn’t know it was a joke until I kept reading. Funny, when my computer is running slow big G still is the fasting loading site.

  23. Wish i could post a joke like that on my site. Coz its slower than slow. And its my fault bcoz i cant resist not to put lots of pictures.

    Nice captcha btw.

  24. A little bit funny joke :) Thanks for this Matt.

  25. Come on Matt, April fool is over and this post is still fooling me. I thought I might search your blog for solution for my friends site which is acting weird and bumped in to this post. lol

  26. “Come on Matt, April fool is over and this post is still fooling me.” I think this is the funniest post :D :D

  27. Welcome back, Matt. Oh wait a tick, this was almost 3 years ago.

    LOL!

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