Gates of Vienna Blocked?
Now back up, according to Baron.
Baron Boddissey of Gates of Vienna says he is being blocked from posting by Blogger software which calls his site a "spam blog". I hope Blogger resolves this. Gates of Vienna is not a spam blog. Here is the text of an email being sent around.I just attempted to post at Gates of Vienna, and was told by an automatic
message that our blog is suspected of being a spam blog, and has been blocked
The full text of the message:
"This blog has been locked by Blogger's spam-prevention robots. You will not be
able to publish your posts, but you will be able to save them as drafts."
And here's what Blogger says about what we are suspected of:
"What Are Spam Blogs?
"As with many powerful tools, blogging services can be both used and abused.
The ease of creating and updating webpages with Blogger has made it
particularly prone to a form of behavior known as link spamming. Blogs engaged
in this behavior are called spam blogs, and can be recognized by their
irrelevant, repetitive, or nonsensical text, along with a large number of
links, usually all pointing to a single site."
I followed Blogger's instructions, typed in the visible letters to prove that I
was not a bot, and am now awaiting a response from the Powers That Be.
In the meantime, I can't even post a notice at Gates of Vienna about what is
If you don't think Gates of Vienna is a spam blog, please send a notice about
what has happened. If you know of a way to contact Blogger or Google, please
let them know that Gates of Vienna is *not* a spam blog, regardless of how
politically incorrect it is.