Saturday, August 2, 2008

Okay, Who Flagged Me!??

So, I go to write you guys one of my most beautiful, heartfelt posts (okay, just an update, but it COULDA been!) and when I log into my blog, I get this message...

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.

You won't be able to publish posts to your blog until one of our humans reviews it and verifies that it is not a spam blog. Please fill out the form below to get a review. We'll
take a look at your blog and unlock it in less than two business days.

If we don't hear from you, though, we will remove your blog from
Blog*Spot within a few weeks.
Find out more about how Blogger is fighting spam blogs.

So, I go to one of the links which leads me to a description of what the elements of a spam blog are. It says something about writing that goes on and on and says nothing, really.



It also says that they tend to contain lots and lots of links pointing to one particular web page. Since I don't have that, I have to believe they were insinuating the former.

Again, "harumph"!

Well, at least my blog has now been released from its chains and I can supply you with more of my going on and on and saying virtually nothing.


MariBy said...

Hope you found out that this had nothing to do with you - many innocent blogs got caught up in this.

There's a bunch of finger pointing going on...but rest's a big error.

Or...that's my story and I'm sticking to it! :D

Snowbird said...

Yay, you're back. I missed you. Oh, and the picture of Luka? Looks real familiar. LOL. Of course, I know you weren't laughing--at that or the spam thing.

Karin Zirk said...

I'm insulted that blogger thinks you're blogs are not saying anything. I think you say a lot of cool stuff and make great observations.

gpc said...

I think that's hysterical. We've created a world where we can not only be insulted by computers, we can be critiqued! I don't think I'm going to stop laughing for a long time. But here's the deal: we humans like you, the computer apparently was not so sure. Sure, that's bad, but would you feel better if the computer liked you and we didn't?

emily said...

it wasn't me! you know, i bet someone was just clicking through the 'next blog' button and hit the flagging button on accident. they're way too close together, if you ask me.

Cindy said...

That's hilarious... in an annoying, aggravating kind of way. Glad to see you back, and that Blogger approves of you.