Dear Catster reader,
Almost two years ago, we invested numerous resources and rebuilt the Catster community. With new hardware, software and personnel, we did our best to satisfy the many users who shared their thoughts, pictures, questions, and love for and of their pets with us and friends. It was a thriving community with many users. We hoped, however, there would be more like you.
Times and habits have changed and we are sad to announce that the Catster community will be closing down on July 20, 2019.
Catster magazine, www.catster.com and the associated social media sites are NOT shutting down. We encourage you to continue reading the content found in the pages of the magazine and the web sites, commenting through the mechanisms provided and sharing your ideas and comments with us and your fellow readers.
Instructions for accessing pet profiles were shared with everyone in 2017. The instructions can be found elsewhere within the forum. AFTER JULY 20TH, YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ACCESS THIS CONTENT. And, effective immediately, we are no longer able to answer questions about the community.
Thank you for your support and we look forward to serving you through our magazine and website.
Avoid receiving spam photo comments!
For some reason, somecat (or somecats?) has been writing comments on Harvard's photo album that are either blank or gibberish. They aren't abusive, just...gibberish (as in a meaningless series of letters and numbers). I've deleted the ones with nonsensical text, but the blank ones, apparently, cannot be deleted. I haven't bothered to look up the cats who sent these messages (I suspect they were from the same cat, or somecat plus their friend(s)), but it's hard to imagine that any adult member of Catster would send these messages unless they were having trouble processing reality--perhaps because of a wee catnip overload? And why only Harvard has received these puzzling messages, I have no idea. Maybe somecat has a grudge against Harvard University? A Yalie, perhaps?
In any event, protect yourself from photo comment spam by clicking on the page that allows you to opt for reviewing any comments on your photo/diary before they go public. That way, you can nip the spam problem in the bud. I've already done so myself, so if you suddenly feel the urge to write a comment that goes "Qllsr09lllft," be forewarned that I will delete it.
Somecats just have too much time on their paws...