Not a cry for help 9/23/18
As you are busy, I'll try to keep this brief. Mr. Fenner, THANK YOU for
the Corydoras information.
<Welcome! Have just gotten back into keeping them (and Brochis) cats
I've been keeping fish for a year now (spurred originally by teaching
science to high school students). The original 55 gallon tank, purchased
for the classroom, is now in my dining area where I can enjoy it every
day--the students make do with a couple of smaller tanks. This hobby has
been highly valuable for my students--thanks for all you and the crew do
to make it easier for novices like me.
<Ahh; the intense pleasure of your note; realizing that we've helped
Thanks, thanks, thanks for your insistence of correct grammar and
spelling, and above all for being British. (My ancestors, sadly, did not
value being British and rudely left the commonwealth above 200 years
ago. But I digress.)
<Heeeee! Am a yank as well.>
I had given up on raising corys due to far too many deaths; now I see
that there might be hope for their survival! As I can snatch the time
from pedagogical pursuits, I will pursue my research on this delightful
site. I hope to be able to trumpet success by this time next year.
Did I mention that I am deeply thankful for your work? May your fish
<Thank you Lisa. Bob Fenner>
Tech Question on WWM content
I’m messing around with a personal Big Data project using SOLR. I would like to
attempt to index wet web media. I have scraped a few files and it is difficult,
but not impossible, for me to pull the patterns out of HTML out. Do you use any
type of publishing tool that has a defined template for layout?
<Mmm; just the beginnings of FrontPage to present M's software>
If so can get a copy of the templates?
<No templates utilized; I simply (as I'm simple) used the "New Page"
origination, fit in tables/boxes, meta-tags...>
Better yet, some of the source data. I don’t want to violate any policies, for
now this is just a private project. If it works I will give it all to you.
The original data without all of the surrounding links would be nice.
If you need more detail on what I am trying to accomplish please let me know.
<Cheers Will. Bob Fenner, common progenitor>
Bob, Web Wed Media Readers Want to Know About the Origin of
Hello from England! I’m Robert a fish keeper, enthusiast and blogger at
Fishkeeping World <https://www.fishkeepingworld.com/>.
Bob, having read Web Wed Media, I noticed that your site has accepted
guest posts before and I was wondering if I could write for you?
I recently published an infographic on the origins of fish<https://www.fishkeepingworld.com/evolution-of-fish/>
, the graphic takes fish enthusiasts on the 500M year evolution of fish.
I know you are very busy, so I would like to write a guest post for you
on the origin of fish. As an expert in fishkeeping I think I can offer
your readers lots of interesting and exciting information on the origins
and evolution of fish.
Let me know if you are interested and I can send over some title
<Appreciated Robert. We do pay for agreed upon content (of use of
course). Cheers, BobF>
Look forward to hearing from you,
p.s. Awesome job on running your site since 1995.
Editor at Fishkeeping World
Herps help 7/14/18
Am concerned re our long-standing turtle et al. helper, and helping. I've
written Darrel a few times... sent the queries his way; no resp.
Do you know of someone who might help us; join the WWM Crew?
Re: Herps help 7/15/18
One person. Have written. Will see if he responds. A retired teacher and before
that mosquito scientist. A decent chap. But might not be his cup of tea.
<I'll hope he's willing, able to join us. Cheers, B>
Herps help 7/20/18
Would you take a look/see at Darrel's in-box, the turt f' on our webmail...
See if you can reply to any of these queries? I don't know enough re.
Turtles; WWM Help! 7/21/18
Can I introduce Mick O’Donnell, colleague of mine as a science teacher, and
experienced reptile, arachnid and insect keeper. He’s a former entomologist and
has a much more illustrious scientific background than me! He’s offering to help
us out with turtle queries. Is he the first Australian national to join the WWM
<I do believe/think so>
Mick, could I ask you to send a brief biography — if you are happy to share —
that Bob can add to the WWM Crew page in due course?
Mick, Bob will send along instructions on how we access the email and format our
replies. It’s all very simple indeed — and I find very rewarding nonetheless!
Cheers to the both of you,
<Mick, the URL of our/WWM webmail is:
The Login name:
Some conventions we use in responding:
I thank you for your help/helping others through this tool.
Re: Herps help 7/24/18
Thanks Bob for this reminder. I’m taking a look through to see if I can help,
but Mick, this’d be a great time to dive in and help out!
<Much thanks to you both. B>
Sponsoring your site 3/17/18
I am looking to get our site,
https://fishlab.com listed in your "general links to
Aquatic/Aquarium Internet Sites" - it's a resource designed to help
beginners with many of the problems they will encounter while setting up
and maintaining their aquarium.
<Ahh; will post later today>
I would also like to donate some money to go towards your sites upkeep -
it's a great resource that I have personally used in the past.
<If so, the "Donate" button/link on each page is the best route to go.
What is the best way to sort all this out?
<Thank you for your efforts. Bob Fenner>
Author contact 3/15/18
I am a seasoned aquarist and have recently read and enjoyed an article
on your site “stocking Lake Malawi community tanks” by Mary Bailey. I
have a couple questions I would like to ask the author to clarify a
couple of things as I am about to start my first Lake Malawi tank, and
the article has been very helpful to me. Just have a few questions for
Any info you could provide would help. Thank you.
West Long Branch NJ.
<I would try writing her Care Of Tropical Fish Hobbyist Magazine... in
NJ! Bob Fenner>
Referral, to WWM 3/12/18
It’s Eric from Aquarium Masters in Corpus Christi. I’d like to be able to refer
customers to you, so I’ve added you to my network on Alignable, a site
exclusively for business owners to network with...
<Sure mate. Glad to be of assistance. Bob Fenner and Crew at WWM. >
Hello, my name is John Landrum.
I recently looked through your website and was impressed with your content.
Therefore I would like to know whether we could cooperate? Do you accept guest
Look forward to hearing from you.
<We do buy content, if useful, appropriate. Bob Fenner>
Re: Can I write for your site?
Great to hear from you! I do offer specialized guest posts and here's a
topic I can write about:
7 Ideas to Choose the Best Decoration for Your Fish Aquarium
Do you think this will work for your website? Do let me know please.
<Possibly. Would have to see. This work is original, and you have
graphics I take it>
Re: Can I write for your site? 11/8/17
Thanks for considering this. I will have the article written and get
back to you once done.
<Real good. B>
July Calendars 6/28/17
Hi Bob. I made up 2 calendars for July using your images. This year is flying!
<Indeed. Will post/share w/ credit to you Mike. Hope to see you at the GFHHH
this eve. B>
A Question to your Webmaster
When I came across your website today, I thought of some questions I
would like to ask. Can I address them to you or should I contact another
<If you need help with fish or aquaria, then the email address you used
is fine; you can use the same address to ask for technical help with
accessing the site or to find out about its history and the people
behind it. If you want to buy advertising or sponsor the site in some
other way, then that email address is also good, but some extra details
you might find useful are here:
Glad you're still here!
I kept a lot of fish in high school and college and shared many emails with you
10-15 years ago. Getting back into the hobby now with a 24g Nano Cube (currently
cycling with "live" bag sand and live rock), future home of a
couple of gobies and a Pseudochromis or a Wartskin angler and other less
Just wanted to say a lot in the hobby has changed so it was really neat to see
WetWebMedia still a great resource. Have been utilizing your site heavily in my
Thanks for all you do!
<Glad to find we're all still about Laura. Cheers, Bob Fenner>
Thank you for your donation to WWM
Much appreciated. Bob Fenner
Thank you for your donation to WWM
We do appreciate your contribution.
March Calendar for the WWM. MikeK's return!
Hi Bob! I just made a March calendar for WetWebMedia.
I'm busy studying
HTML and CSS for website development and hope to get started soon on your
new project as well as hopefully enhancing the WWM site. Hope all is well.
<Real good Mike. Looking forward to all. BobF>
And New WW ID site 2/19/17
Mike, have I shared this mock-up of the WW ID site w/ you?
I'd REALLY like to launch this... w/ the ability of others to upload their
pix, info. ala Fishbase.org....
Re: March Calendar for the WWM 2/20/17
Yes, I have seen this and look forward to contributing to it. Are you in
town this week? I would like to come by to talk some more about this.
<Yeah Mate. Next outing is toward the end of March. Come on by! B>
Security issue with a website suggested on your site
I was recently reading up on your (most helpful) site regarding Indian dwarf
pufferfish, and noticed that one of your members (PufferPunk) suggested
the link ‘www.dwarfpuffers.com’ for additional information on these
adorable fish. I’m sure the site was legitimate when they suggested it several
years ago, but it now jumps through an Asian ISP and links to a site
with clickbait malware.
I know you guys run a clean ship and I’d hate for someone who just came for fish
advice to end up with a nasty bug in their system due to a defunct website that
has been co-opted for unsavory purposes.
Cheers, and thanks for all you do,
<Hello Linda and thanks for writing. Does indeed look alarming: when I tried the
link, I ended up with some bogus financial services website. Bob, it's easy
enough for me to add 'strike-throughs' to the relevant text, as I've done here:
If you want me to do likewise to the other mentions of this defunct site, it'd
only take 20 min.s or so. Cheers, Neale.>
<<Neale; please do; or respond if you're busy, and I'll do. B>>
Re: Security issue with a website suggested on your site
Can do this!
<Thank you Neale>
I think striking through respects what Jenny wrote, while making it clear to
(intelligent) readers that this links are broken, not to be used.
<I do hope. B>
Re: Security issue with a website suggested on your site
Or at least, these are the pages Google spewed forth when I searched for this
<Thank you Neale. BobF>