Friday, August 01, 2008

Google Blows It

Looks like our wayward host has decided to add some new anti-spam features that have managed to get a number of legitimate blogs classified as spam blogs. David Codrea's "War On Guns", REAL ID Rebellion and many others have been blocked from posting and are currently threatened with deletion by the Google Powers That Be.
Real ID Rebellion
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58 Posts, last published on May 14, 2007

This blog has been locked due to possible Blogger Terms of Service violations. You may not publish new posts until your blog is reviewed and unlocked.

This blog will be deleted within 20 days unless you request a review.

While I can commend a private company for their efforts to block unethical spammers in an attempt to maintain a respectable reputation and give a good experience to their members, my head spins when I think of the incompetency that must reign in their software division. Add to that the fact that they say it will take a minimum of two days to respond to your request to review your blog and allow you to post again and you have a FUBAR situation that should make the evening news. They've used a spray and pray method and wounded who knows how many innocents in their attempt to limit spam. Apologies and rapid response should be Google's top priority right now, but I won't hold my breath on that one. If you have a Blogger account, keep your eyes open and your fingers crossed.

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