Thursday, November 23, 2006

Blogger message...my blog a spam?.

I received the following message on my email yesterday.
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Dear Blogger user,

This is a message from the Blogger Team. In order to maintain a free,
high quality service, we use an automated classifier to identify spam
blogs.

This system has detected that your blog has characteristics that
resemble spam. Since you're an actual person reading this, your blog is
probably not a spam blog. Automated spam detection is inherently fuzzy, and
we sincerly apologize for this erroneous result.

You won't be able to publish posts to your blog until we review your
site and verify that it is not a spam blog. To request a review, please
fill out the form found here:

http://www.blogger.com/unlock-blog.g?blogID=.........

We'll take a look at your blog and unlock it in less than one business
day. Please note, if we don't hear from you, we will remove your blog
within 20 days. If the blog at http://firmlyrooted.blogspot.com does not
belong to you, then no action is necessary on your part. Any other
blogs you may have will not be affected.

By using automated classification systems we've been able to dedicate
more storage, bandwidth, and engineering resources to users like you
instead of spammers. Thanks for your understanding.

Sincerely,

The Blogger Team

[1] http://help.blogger.com/bin/answer.py?answer=1260

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After I did the needful I received this message today:


Hello,

Your blog has been reviewed, verified, and cleared for regular use so
that
it will no longer appear as potential spam. If you sign out of Blogger
and
sign back in again, you should be able to post as normal. Thanks for
your
patience, and we apologize for any inconvenience this has caused.

Sincerely,
The Blogger Team
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What I would like to know how does my blog resemble a spam. One more thing is that I decided to have a sister blog (this time a beta one almost uprooted!) in case my blog is deleted for any reason. I had nothing to post yesterday but I did not like the feeling of not being able to post till it was cleared by blogger support.

6 comments:

Pat Paulk said...

Sounds like "Big Brother". "This email is to notify you, you have been scheduled for termination in 2 hours. Have a nice day." Blogger admin is screwed up, but it's what we get for free.

gautami tripathy said...

Maybe yes pat, but it is so frustrating. I was hopping mad!

Ghost Particle said...

hemm...this is indeed funny. We are dependant on google for blogs, but if this tings happen, then its dangerous and might loose our blog. Maybe its time to look for our own hosting.

gautami tripathy said...

Yes, ghost. If you host a website, invite me..:D

Anonymous said...

Yes, big brother is always watching. The innocent words we write are indexed and searched a thousand times over. Given that, it seems they'd be able to tell your blog isn't spam right off the bat.

I guess this is why it does pay to back up your blog.

gautami tripathy said...

liz, thanks for the visit. I have got a back-up blog now!