01 August 2008

Me a Spammer?

Here's a message I got from Blogger (at first I thought it was spam):

(And I quote:)

"Hello, Your blog at: http://madeadifference.blogspot.com/ has been identified as apotential spam blog. To correct this, please request a review by filling outthe form at http://www.blogger.com/unlock-blog Your blog will be deleted within 20 days if it isn't reviewed, and you'll beunable to publish posts during this time. After we receive your request, we'llreview your blog and unlock it within two business days. If this blog doesn'tbelong to you, you don't have to do anything, and any other blogs you may havewon't be affected. We find spam by using an automated classifier. Automatic spam detection isinherently fuzzy, and occasionally a blog like yours is flagged incorrectly. Wesincerely apologize for this error. By using this kind of system, however, wecan dedicate more storage, bandwidth, and engineering resources to bloggers likeyou 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.


The Blogger Team"

(End quote.)

Now I haven't been writing too much. But me, a spammer? Ugh, what an insult. As I've mentioned, my life is blissfully boring back here. Sure, I take a beating every once in a while with a couple late days in a row, but when those days are over, I go home to my family. And I am happy for that long night, and the warm wind from the dark highway blowing through the Jeep on the long 33 miles home. I am happy because I am going home. I think of so many who won't see their wives tonight.

Good night,



The Morrigan said...

Silly, silly Blogspot.

I can see why you thought it was spam, originally -- you'd think they could take the time to put spaces in between words.

I'm glad that your life is happily uneventful right now! Sometimes it's nice to have some time to relax (comparatively, anyway). Will, perhaps, a trip to Providence be in your future? I look forward to meeting you in person someday. *grins*

Jen said...

It could be worse...years ago my old triplet website was labeled as "obscene" by NetNanny and CyberPatrol because I had articles about breastfeeding triplets on it, with photos.

At least you're not accused of corrupting morals :-)

I'm glad that your life is "boring" now. You've put in your time.

Cathy said...

It was some kind of a glitch. I know of 4 people now who blogger locked out calling their blogs spam. None of them were spam blogs.

If you go to your dashboard you ought to see a message from them explaining it.

Strange that on my previous blog it actually was stolen and taken over for the purpose of spam, and I could get NO help from blogger or google in getting my blog back for me or in deleting the account of those who stole my blog.

Bongi said...

this is disturbing. i suppose it won't take too much to prove you're not a spammer but cathy's story about her old blog being taken over. that is just not cool.

Chris said...

Fortunately, All was resolved easily. It makes for a funny footnote. Such a shame the bottomfeeding spammers make us jump through hoops.