March 09, 2007

is this a Spam Blog?

I have been notified that Blogger's "spam-prevention robots" have locked my blog.

Apparently my frequent links and "irrelevant, repetitive, or nonsensical text" have suggested to Blogger's robots that this is a spam blog.

I'm waiting for them to unblock me, but as there is no way for me to publish posts, and no person for me to contact over in Blogger.land, there's nothing I can do.

They do apologize, however. "Because this system is automated there will necessarily be some false positives, though we're continually working on improving our algorithms to avoid these. If your blog is not a spam blog, then it was one of the false positives, and we apologize."

On my todo list: move blog over to Simmons.

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and ... it's back. No apologies, no notification, just the removal of the nasty "your blog is a spam farm" notice. The good news? I don't have to do word verification if I want to post something.

2 comments:

Rachel said...

"irrelevant, repetitive, or nonsensical text"??? Bizarre. I wondered why you weren't posting.

Anonymous said...

Ooh, that's not nice. I know that you just switched, but that sounds like another reason to switch to WordPress!

Gary