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  • JockSpank Renaissance

    I have spent the last 24 hours looking through External Hard Drives, Cloud Storage and even a few very old CDs, and I have concluded that at least 80% to 90% of the JockSpank archive can be rebuilt.

    Bruce and I will do this ourselves, however, it is a daunting task and I regret that it will take many months, or even a year, to complete (after all JockSpank took 14 years to build in the first place) but it can be done

    Meanwhile, we will continue to post new updates in the usual way, so there should be new material to keep visitors entertained

    Therefore, if you will stick with us, the masters of the Universe will be defeated and JockSpank will rise again (eventually)

    Progress updates will be posted from time to time

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    PS: I regret the tone of my earlier messages, but this attack was devastating


  • Update on the JockSpank Archive

    As I announced in a posting yesterday, as the result of action taken against me, without prior warning, by Google a large section of the JockSpank archive has been destroyed. This has directly impacted the thousands of people, mostly gay men, who enjoy this content.

    So far, Google has refused to uphold my appeal against their action. I will have to decide what affect this will have on the future of JockSpank.

    However, in the meantime I would like to make the following personal declaration

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    Google have unfairly alleged that I have breached their Terms of Service

    I herewith declare that I have never breached the spirit or letter of Google’s TOS

    In GOOD FAITH I set up a Gay interest adult blog JockSpank in 2008, behind an adult content warning, as was specifically allowed by Google’s Rules in 2008

    I have never monetized the blog, or made so made so much as a cent from the blog.

    Whilst this was still permitted by Blogger rules I linked to commercial sites for the benefit of visitors but did not act as an agent for those sites and I was NOT financially compensated by them

    My blog was a service to members of the gay community who share my interests, in the same way as a film review site might be, nothing else.

    After Blogger changed the rules regarding commercial adult content, I ceased posting any commercial content to the Blogger blog, and, at the considerable personal expense to Bruce and myself, set up a separate website, which remains entirely free to visitors at www.jock-spank.com

    Since then I have only posted non-commercial posing pictures and art-work to the original Blogger Blog.

    I have, therefore, complied with Google TOS at all stages and to claim otherwise is calamity and slander

    Ward Coleman


  • The JockSpank Archive

    I am very sad to report that we have been hit by a major disaster.

    As you will be aware JockSpank was originally set up as a Blogger blog which is a part of Google.  As a result, for many years large numbers of the images were posted via my Google account. When this new site was set up, the images were transported across from Google, as embedded images.

    This week, without warning, Google deleted my account, alleging they had found “Harmful content”. They have not told me what that “Harmful Content” is, but I can only assume it is something which was posted to JockSpank, as that was really all I used the account for.

    The result is that huge sections of our archive, representing many hundreds of hours of work and personal effort have vanished. Most of what what was posted prior to 2016 and some more recent images has been lost

    This is a huge personal blow, and very damaging to JockSpank as a Historical archive.

    I have, of course, appealed, but Google are not famous for responding in these circumstances.

    This is further evidence, if we needed it of how fragile and vulnerable our online existence is when using technology and social media.

    I will keep you informed


  • JockSpank Problems

    As regular visitors will be aware we have been experiencing ongoing problems with JockSpank for the last few weeks, ever since the site was offline for almost a week. We put a solution in place which we hoped would resolve the issues. However, the site is still experiencing some hiccoughs and occasionally goes offline.

    We are trying to establish the cause of the problem, which I suspect may be down to the size of the archive. If so, we need to find a solution which is not massively expensive. We do don’t make any money from JockSpank, which is not an affiliate site. Also I don’t think one can set up a Go Fund appeal for an adult blog!!

    Therefore, I hope you will understand a bear with us while we resolve the matter.

    If you find the site is not available at any time, please check back again later. I have set up a system to alert me when the site is down, so I can reboot the server. However, there could be a delay if I am out or asleep when it happens

    One other matter, any visitors who had previously registered for notifications when there are new postings, may need to resubscribe using the “Subscribe to Blog by e-mail” widget in the left hand side of the Homepage.

    Thank you for your understanding


  • Viewing images

    A number of users have complained that some of the images on this site open as Web files rather than as jpegs. I have been advised that this phenomenon can occur due to a feature of the Firefox browser. If you are a Firefox user, and are experiencing this issue, I suggest you try viewing the site with a different browser to see if that resolves the problem.


  • Comments Now Working!!

    A new Comment facility has been installed and this appears to have finally resolved the problems we were having!! It looks slightly different , but is really just a slightly improved version of the old one. Please let me know if you experience any difficulty.

    Thank you for your patience


  • Site Issues and Comments

    Site Issues and Comments

    Most of the problems we have been experiencing with the site appear to have been resolved, including the speed issues. I hope visitors are having a better user experience than was the case previously.

    Unfortunately we are still experiencing difficulty with visitor comments, which are sadly not all visible after approval. We are working to resolve this problem too, and I will keep you updated with developments


  • Site Problems

    I am afraid we are experiencing a number of problems with the site at the moment, I am aware that the navigation can be very slow and that pictures are very slow in downloading. We are also having problems with comments, which are appearing as “Pingback”. These issues seem to have followed a recent WordPress update.

    We are working to resolve the problems and apologise for if these matters are affecting your enjoyment of JockSpank.


  • UK Age Verification Requirements

    The age verification provisions of the UK Digital Economy Act 2017 come into effect in April of this year, and will have significant ramifications on adult internet usage for UK citizens.

    As from April, UK users will be required to provide proof of age before they are able to access adult web sites. How they will go about this has not yet been fully confirmed, but as we understand it UK users should be able to obtain an age verification certificate (or similar) from a government approved source. However, the details of this are not yet very clear, and we will provide more information regarding how verification can be obtained in due course.

    Adult websites will be required to set up a verification process so that only those UK users who have verified their ages can access their content.

    After initially indicating that blogs and free sites like JockSpank and Feel the Sting would be exempt, it now appears that we will be impacted after all.

    We are looking at various age verification options, but at present everything seems to be quite expensive, which is a problem, as JockSpank and Feel the Sting do not generate income. However, I am confident we will find a solution.

    This legislation will not effect, users outside the UK. However, as it will effect UK users visiting all international adult sites, UK users may wish to explore the possibility of obtaining a VPN.

    As stated, the final details are not yet clear, and we will provide further information in due course.