Friday, December 14, 2007

If We Happen to Disappear....Blogger May Be Running Amok

We hate to go off-topic, but there appear to be some scary things going on with Blogger at the moment that make us glad we're going to be transitioning away from the platform in the near future. A couple of days ago, we got an email from Brit in Brooklyn, noting that he'd been locked out of his blog for days because Google's software had flagged his blog as possible spam. He has been waiting for a week for the Google crew to decide that his blog is real. Yesterday evening we discovered that word verification had mysteriously appeared on GL because, you guessed it, Google's anti-spam software had identified us as a possible spam blog.

Uh, friends at Blogger, your software may be running amok. The irony here is that we're victimized every day by spam blogs reposting our items, and there are few ways to defeat the problem.

This is all a long way of saying that if Blogger does to us what it did to Brit in Brooklyn, we may vanish for a few days. We hope this isn't the case, but like any corporate entity that is becoming bloated and unresponsive, Google and Blogger don't fix problems right away. So, if Blogger's suddenly hyper-aggressive, manic software that is shutting down longstanding blogs goes crazy on us, the only thing we can do is explain in advance.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

i am encountering many little glitches these days with Blogger myself...(have you seen their "help" sections loaded with all the various stories??)....tho nothing thankfully as major as Brit in Brooklyn....still each time it happens to me i can imagine things like this or much worse can and probably will! happen easily to anyone

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