Saturday, August 02, 2008

I'm sorry

Apparently I am a spammer, and we all know how popular they are! At least according to Blogger I am a potential spammer as they so graciously informed me yesterday by locking me out of my blog and threatening to delete my blog within 20 days if I didn't request a review from them. Of course they apologised nicely for the inconvenience if wasn't really a spammer! Grrrr.

I don't know if there was some kind of problem with the automated system at Blogger that they used to detect this kind of thing because I know of at least two other book bloggers that this happened to yesterday as well.

At least Blogger has let me back in for now but in the meantime I apologise for all my alleged spamming activities!

Edited to add: There is now a Blogger Buzz post talking about this issue. Click here to read it.


  1. Apparently that happened to dozens of bloggers in the last 24 hours or so. It must have been some sort of error. Still, you'd think they'd have an actual person check the blog before locking it.

  2. Marg, I knew it was you sending me ads for cheap Viagara ;)

    Didn't you panic just a bit? I did when I saw the 'delete in 20 days' part. Plus, I felt kind of insulted! I am not a spammer.

  3. Yup! I'll have to try to be a little more subtle!

    Hell yes I panicked! And I got a little bit madedespite all their apologies. After blogging here for nearly 3 years why would I suddenly start spamming now! And then I wondered if someone had taken over my computer because I am very naughty and always leave it logged on even when I am at work...very bad I know!

  4. I would love to be spammed by you. :) Send me all the historical fiction ads you want. :)

    Seriously, I'm glad that this all got worked out. What a nightmare. You have so much content. Not to mention that I would miss your blog.

  5. I'm glad you are still here Marg!

  6. Very cute locked button you have there, Marg ;o)! I'm with you and Chris though--talk about panic! Do they have any idea how much time and organization it takes to keep up with these reviews and challenges??? Not to mention the panic that someone has somehow stolen your bloggy identity to be a gross spammer!! Anyway, I'm glad you're still with us and can post again now.

  7. I would have panicked, too. Glad you got it straightened out. I don't know what I would do if I was locked out of my little community here.

  8. I'm back in control of my blog as of sometime this morning...must have cleared overnight after I went to bed.

    But there's still a conflict between blogs that use Sitemeter to gather data on their Blogger sites and those who attempt to read the blogs through Internet Explorer 7...the blogs will not open up.

    The only solution for bloggers, at the moment, is to delete Sitemeter. Otherwise, a large segment of readers do not have access to your blog. There's not problem with those who come to your blog via Firefox or older versions of Explorer...strange.

  9. That's very strange and something I would never have noticed because I always use Firefox.

  10. Happened to me this morning Marg, when I went to edit an older post. There was a captcha word required. Now there is a captcha requirement for everything except an initial post. I have requested it be taken off, but it says they will need to "review" my site. At least I am not locked out. The captcha words are not very readable either.

  11. Now there's captcha even for the initial post, and they've turned the autosave of the draft off, so I have to put captcha in every time.



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