July 17, 2009

A Pack To Be Named Later Shut Down By Blogger

For those of you looking for A Pack To Be Named Later, it's not there right now. Blogger sent me an email that the blog has been labeled a "Spam Blog" and is sort of just gone until a human can verify that it's not just a blog full of spam. Here's what they sent:

Hello,
Your blog at: http://apacktobenamedlater.blogspot.com/ has been identified as a potential spam blog. To correct this, please request a review by filling out the form at...[edited out by me].

Your blog will be deleted in 20 days if it isn't reviewed, and your readers will see a warning page during this time. After we receive your request, we'll review your blog and unlock it within two business days. Once we have reviewed and determined your blog is not spam, the blog will be unlocked and the message in your Blogger dashboard will no longer be displayed. If this blog doesn't belong to you, you don't have to do anything, and any other blogs you may have won't be affected.

We find spam by using an automated classifier. Automatic spam detection is inherently fuzzy, and occasionally a blog like yours is flagged incorrectly. We sincerely apologize for this error. By using this kind of system, however, we can dedicate more storage, bandwidth, and engineering resources to bloggers like you instead of to spammers. For more information, please see Blogger Help: http://help.blogger.com/bin/answer.py?answer=42577

Thank you for your understanding and for your help with our spam-fighting efforts.

Sincerely,

The Blogger Team

P.S. Just one more reminder: Unless you request a review, your blog will be deleted in 20 days. Click this link to request the review: [edited out by me]

I've sent the report to Blogger and so hopefully things will return to normal in the next 48 hours.

4 comments:

Captain Canuck said...

it's probably that pack of Monty Python that did it.........

dayf said...

I can still see it. If you need me to go out to the Google Offices of Bureaucratic Cockups and smack some people around, just let me know...

Motherscratcher said...

I was wondering what the heck was going on. I just figured Eric Wedge screwed it up somehow.

Matt F. said...

Yeah, I think people could still look at it but none of the authors could have access. We should be at 100% now though.