Sunday, June 03, 2007

Google Thinks I'm Spam

force-feeding at guantanamo
Originally uploaded by Natasha Mayers

Blogger won't let me publish anything. Here's what they say:

Your blog is locked
Blogger's spam-prevention robots have detected that your blog has characteristics of a spam blog. (What's a spam blog?) Since you're an actual person reading this, your blog is probably not a spam blog. Automated spam detection is inherently fuzzy, and we sincerely apologize for this false positive.

I have to wait for a human being to review my blog before I can publish anything. WTF? I've had this blog for more than 2 years and now they think I'm spam? Their slogan should be "Blogger: driving you into the arms of Wordpress since 2005."

So in case you're wondering how you're reading this right now, and what's with the picture, I discovered I can still post through my flickr account. So, while you wait with bated breath until my next real post, enjoy the art show.


catnip said...

That's bizarre. Did you check out the Blogger help group? You might find an answer there faster.

Red Jenny said...

Yeah, the only thing I saw was other people complaining of the same thing. Looks like it will be 24 hours to a week before they decide I'm actually a human being not trying to spam anyone. Frustrating.

catnip said...

That's horrible customer service. Geesh. At least you're still able to post though.

C4SR said...

Me too!

My guess is some of those young Tory staffer who aren't allowed to use Facebook or go to Darcy's are hitting the flag blog button because they don't have any other way to amuse themselves.

(Only half tongue-in-cheek.)

Anonymous said...

Monday morning,

Wake up, make coffee, walk dog and then go to computer. First thing I see is this post that tells me - confirmation required that Red Jenny is a real human being???

Hummm I have commented here before, who confirmed that I am human, perhaps no one, getting worried, check with pet dog, do I pass the human sniff test, seem to.

Just in case, I'll go back to bed and check later to see if Red Jenny has spammed me.

Google may need 24-168 hours - think I can make determination sooner than that.

Red Jenny said...

< existential crisis>How do we even know we are really here? Maybe we're all just handles in Google's dream. Maybe I'm just an avatar, fooling myself into thinking my emoticons are emotions. aaaaaaah.< /existential crisis>

Sorry, was that too geeky?

sassy said...

OK, no spam - confirmed (at least to me) that RJ is human.

Now to begin my day again, better now, thanks RJ.