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This is a follow-up to my Tygpress Spoofing Update August 5, 2019 post.
I checked Tygpress – https://tygpress.com/404.php shortly before posting this as well as checking again a few hours later.
Tygpress.com is temporarily out of service due to technical issues. will be back soon…Tygpress.com was created with an intention to create a blog search site , but due to some techical issues, full contents of respective sites were being displayed instead of just excerpts as intended. We thank the complainants for bringing this issue to our notice and We are extremely sorry to the content owners.
It’s still listed as down. The goal, as stated in the notice above, was to create a blog search site. Based on how it was done, they failed miserably. Only time will tell if they get it back up as a blog search engine.
In an interesting twist, it seems those of us who use Firefox for WordPress blogging were less likely to be affected than those who use Chrome based on comments in Tygpress Scraped The Living Daylights Out Of WordPress — Renard’s World; original post: https://renardsworld.wordpress.com/2019/08/04/tygpress-scraped-the-living-daylights-out-of-wordpress/. Not sure how bloggers who use Microsoft Edge, Opera, Safari, or other browsers fared in this situation.
Of my several Android phones, one only has Chrome installed on it, a second one has some generic browser that isn’t Chrome, and the third has Chrome and Opera Mini installed. I don’t normally use my phones to post although there are exceptions. For example, if you see any posts by Paul, those were started and scheduled on a phone. If you check, all of my posts should be under ICT as I generally switch the Paul posts to ICT when I get the chance.
I have no plans to use Tygpress for blog searching unless it has a lot more going for it than I think it will. I usually use either WordPress Reader or my least favorite search engine when looking for blogs. For those blogs I don’t follow, I often go directly to their blogs to read the latest.