Friday, January 25, 2008

Oh! My! God!

I was checking out my frozen blog sitch and again tried the link that accused me of being spam. This time I got a new message. Please note that this new message says my blog will be unlocked in "less than two business days." Previously it was "within four business days." I first notified Blogger that I wasn't spam on Jan. 18. It is now Jan. 25 and they seem to have started the count over again.

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.



37 comments:

Lynn said...

This is just plain IDIOCY! Clearly these people are not operating within the T&C that they seem to impose on us. Or maybe THEY are the robots.

Oh, Wendy, I'm starting to miss you and your postings/rants!!

WendyB said...

Thanks, Lynn! I'm going to try to get to a live person at Google today.

riz said...

RRRRRR!! I this is idiocy!! We all need you back and blogging Wendy!

Stephanie said...

Ugh, that's terrible! Don't any of the google people read your amazing blog already? No wonder they're so annoying..

WendyB said...

Thanks, Riz and Stephanie. It's really driving me crazy. I'm worried that I'll log on one day to find it all deleted. I really don't have too much faith in them at this point!

Suzanna Mars said...

I am not sure there ARE any live, thinking people at Blogger.

In their frenzied quest to prevent spam blogs, they've made a mockery of customer service. WB Jewelry has important world news that we the readers MUST be able to access in a timely fashion.

You might need to start a petition, WB. Sign me up.

Marie-Kristine said...

spam blogs????
how does yours have the charcateristics of one of those?

WendyB said...

Seriously, Suzanna, I saw a butt bow the other day and I have no way of informing the world!
Queen Marie-Kristine, I have no idea because there is certainly no canned meat product on my blog!

Blue Floppy Hat said...

Blogger should really unlock your main blog soon, or there's going to be your equivalent of Kill Bill's Deadly Viper squad out to get them...this is just utterly ridiculous.
Google guys are probably cuckolds too.

Pomegranate said...

Oh dear! I just found out about ur blog! Need any of us to sign petitions??

I kept going to the original blog and was wondering why u hadn't written for so long!

Then I read the comments and found this site. I miss uuuuuuuuu!

pistols at dawn said...

I hear Google's spelled with two "o"s because they're twice the asshole most people/companies are.

enc said...

What a bunch of clowns.

I'm getting pretty irritated, because my daily entertainment is being curtailed by these maroons.

altamiranyc said...

Wendy! I just discovered this new blog of yours. Can't wait till a human unlocks your original blog.

hebden said...

This is insane! Like pomegranate, I kept checking your blog and wondering why there were no updates.

If there's a petition, sign me up too!

G.G. said...

How AWFUL! I love your labels for this post, BTW, heheheheh

WendyB said...

PAD: But the correct spelling is Goooooooooogle.
ENC: LOL!
Alta: I now have mini whining blogs all over the place. But I want my original back!
Heb: I will let you know if I need backup!
GG: Thanks...can you tell I was a teeny bit angry?

Secretista said...

OH GOSH!

Well, I'm glad it's under control. Damn technology. Sometimes I can't stand it. But I know I'd die without it haha.

Suze said...

Damn, still in lockdown? You didn't get the cake with the file in it?

WendyB said...

Suze! Please resend the cake! Include hacksaw!

Bobble Bee said...

what does it means this thing with "links"?? EVERYONE has thousand of links, i don't quite understand all this situation. This is very annoying.

The good part of it all is that is happening to you..let me explain; you are big in the fashion blogosphere so this situation is really helping a lot of people, a lot of bloggers (your readers) to know what the fuck is going on in blogger and all the crap behind. If this would be happening to a small blogger with no readers whatsoever the whole thing will go to nothing.

You are the best fighter out there and that's what we love of you! <3

Imelda said...

It's just rediculous how they act!
I sure hope you get this sort out really really soon, I miss your blogs entries!! But I'm sure you'll be just fine!

I adore the labels for these posts! I would be pissed off aswell!

WendyB said...

Thank you for your support, Bobble-Bee and Imelda. BB, one thing that has been interesting is that quite a few people have contacted me to tell me about their Google experiences. Also people I know had bad experiences, but never mentioned them till me I told them this story. All kinds of shady things about sites disappearing from page rankings or unflattering things moved to the #1 position due to personal vendettas. VERY interesting.

Bobble Bee said...

This is the kind of shit we should blog about and not about what's the next hot fucking item to buy, which is just free ad for the item's label!
We need to wake up, really.

WendyB said...

Well, BB, except for my label. We can promote that one! :-P

SHE♥FAHSHUN said...

yeah you're blog is filled with spam..not. that's about stupid..and a half.

G.G. said...

RUN to E right NOW! Sandra Oh is on the red carpet in a boob bow dress!

KiKi said...

oh god I thought something was wrong blogger really needs to get their act together

riz said...

Can't you just make a HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT and start a whole 'nother blog???!! (that's totally bad grammar)

you can add me to the slew of people who are sure to be harrassing and missing you...

WendyB said...

SheFashun "stupid and a half"...I love that.
GG, OMG! That looks so much like my butt bow that I ran to check my dress to make sure Sandra did not run off with my bow.
Kiki, tell them!
Riz, the problem is, they are threatening that if I do not prove I am not spam, they will delete the whole old blog. I really don't have the energy to migrate 300+ old posts elsewhere! I'd hate to lose all that effort.

altamiranyc said...

Hey Wendy, I've been nominated by AsianCajuns for the "You make my day award.

Since I'm supposed to nominate 10 other bloggers, you were the first to get my vote!

WendyB said...

XOXO Thank you Craig! I hope I will be able to respond to that someday soon on my usual blog!

Suzanna Mars said...

WB, drop me a line at stylesnatcher@yahoo.com.

You won a prize for being first to comment on the Morgana interview. Because you win some and you lose some (BLOGGER! EVIL!). Will let you know more in an e-mail.

xx
Suzanna

The Clothes Horse said...

Blogger's lame. I hope you get back soon!

Judaysia said...

Wendy I was wondering where you were. I have made an ad for your jewelry using one of my models from the 80's. I want to use it in my style your hair e-book. Can you send me an email to send it too.www.judaysia.com I need your O.K. I am so glad you are still here. You have been missed.

KiKi said...

i think we should start a strike

Practically Perfect In Every Way said...

what are you doing instead of blogging, just drinking more??

WendyB said...

PPIEW, my goodness, how could I drink more than I already do? *hic!*
Mostly I sit around praying for you to humor us with a post or two.