Shaun Xu

The Sheep-Pen of the Shaun



Shaun, the author of this blog is a semi-geek, clumsy developer, passionate speaker and incapable architect with about 10 years’ experience in .NET and JavaScript. He hopes to prove that software development is art rather than manufacturing. He's into cloud computing platform and technologies (Windows Azure, Amazon and Aliyun) and right now, Shaun is being attracted by JavaScript (Angular.js and Node.js) and he likes it.

Shaun is working at Worktile Inc. as the chief architect for overall design and develop worktile, a web-based collaboration and task management tool, and lesschat, a real-time communication aggregation tool.


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I started to use Geekwithblogs (a.k.a. GWB) since 2010, based on one of my friend's recommendation. I've to say during the past 5+ years I was really enjoying blogging and had published 107 posts with 380 comments. GWB provided an awesome platform where I can share my experience and discuss with a lot of talents.


But since last month I found my blog look strange. On May 29th I found all my categories are lost. And when I tried to create a new category it still cannot be saved. This means all my well-categorized 107 posts are messed up.


Several days later I found my gallery was emptied in admin page, too, even though I can access images stored there.



Well I think this is not a big issue. Maybe GWB was updating, or maybe my site was hacked. So when I found the issue on May 29th I tried to contact Jeff Julian, the staff of GWB who helped me to map to my blog before. But no response till now.

Then I tried to find any channels to the team of GWB, but no luck. There seems no entry or link on, or in admin page mentions how to contact them. Finally I tried to use the "Suggest" link on and posted an item, but still no reply till now.



Today I suddenly found my blog theme was changed. After resumed the theme I think this might be the only way to report my problem, which is to publish a post. Sorry if I border you but I really want to check what's going on with GWB? Is there anyone who is still maintaining this site?


Hope anyone can help me,


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Posted by Ankila Bhardwaj on 7/1/2015 10:43 AM
Same here! I was compelled to start anew :-.
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Posted by wchrabaszcz on 7/1/2015 12:48 PM
Yes, it's sad. I spent 3 years building my brand around GWB. I lost my categories as well, and as far as I remember there is no tool to reassign posts to categories, except re-edition of them. For me the message is clear they want us to move to And to be honest if GWB will continue to falling down I'm leaving the board next year.
A lot ow luck for you and GWB admins ...

Gravatar # re: What's Wrong with GWB
Posted by James Michael Hare on 7/3/2015 2:22 AM
I must say i've experienced several issues myself. I think GWB has new owners now, and I'm not sure how much attention they pay to it. I had to post several times to twitter to get my password changed when I became locked out, since there seems to be no "contact us" ability on the site.
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Posted by Matt Watson on 7/7/2015 3:41 AM
Hey guys, if you are having issues please email me. support {at} geekswithblogs {dot} com

Be glad to assist. I moved all blogs that haven't been updated in a long time to a new theme. Although you can change it back or I can help you do so.
Gravatar # re: What's Wrong with GWB
Posted by Shaun on 7/7/2015 8:44 AM
@Matt Thanks Matt I had replied an email over to you.

Gravatar # re: What's Wrong with GWB
Posted by Shaun on 7/7/2015 11:56 AM
Matt (GWB support team) helped me to recover all categories and galleries. It's because of cache messing-up so all my previous posts are all categorized as well. Thanks Matt and personally it'd be great to put a page or link where we can contact the support team.
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