Here’s the story: two guys get together and build a website directory for prompting Squidoo lenses. One guy had the idea and the other guy was just crazy enough to try and pull it off.
After a few weeks of experimenting they hit upon the idea of using Pligg because it would allow them to create the site to do this, but do it in a fun way, with it’s voting system and other social features the software had to offer.
It took months upon months of work to create and maintain the site. Over time the site has become fairly popular and draws a decent crowd. During that time they have fended off many attacks to the site. At times it felt like a losing battle fighting off the hackers. The site is now four years+ old and stronger than ever.
Fast forward to 2011….
Over the past month the site has been attacked by, as Glen puts it, naughty kiddie scripters. In the past we had time to fix the problem before the spiders came a crawling. Well now-a-days, with the changes in Google, results are determined in minutes not weeks. As a result Lensroll was presented with the infamous Google Attack Site award. Not once mind you but twice!!
Well….enough of that crap! Time to make changes.
It took a little time but we have revived Lensroll. The scripts running the site are up-to-date and the entire database has been restored. We have a new look, we’re faster and we have new functions that we’ll be adding in the next few weeks that will make your time here much more productive and powerful.
You may see a few hiccups from time to time so please bare with us. There are a few tweaks that need to be made and maybe a new look for the blog too.