Wednesday, April 23, 2008
It is very disgusting and discouraging when one day you find yourself not able to post an article on your own blogsite..This is what happened to my blogsite on the 2nd of April . Adding to the agony was an internet failure for almost a week and after the waiting for the web connection , your blogsite is attacked by virus and you could not move freely until now. Those were not my good times.
It happened when I received an email from the Google Administrator ;
Blogger Notice: http://flipantasticweb.blogspot.com/
show details Apr 2 Reply
Dear Blogger user,
This is a message from the Blogger team.
Your blog, at http://flipantasticweb.blogspot.com/, has been identified as a potential spam blog. For an explanation of what spam blogs are, please see Blogger Help:
http://help.blogger.com/bin/answer.py? answer=42577 You will not be able to publish posts to your blog until we review your site and confirm that it is not a spam blog. To request a review, please fill out the form found here: http://www.blogger.com/unlock-blog.g? lockedBlogID=8770433772386150413
We will take a look at your blog and unlock it within four business days. Please note that if we do not hear from you within 20 days, we will remove your blog. If this blog does not belong to you, then you do not have to do anything. Any other blogs you may have will not be affected.
Since you are an actual person reading this, your blog is probably not spam. We find spam by using an automated classifier. Automatic spam detection is inherently fuzzy, and occasionally a blog is flagged incorrectly. We sincerely apologize for this erroneous result. By using this kind of system, however, we can dedicate more storage, bandwidth, and engineering resources to users like you instead of to spammers.
Thank you for your understanding and for your help in our spam-fighting efforts.
The Blogger Team
Based on the email my blog was accused of being a “spam blog”. And based on these I cannot post a blog because of the suspicion and it has an effect on with the search engine? Then if you clik on a request for a review , they will know that your blog is written by a person and not a fake blog. Even though you had responded and prove that your a human being writing a blog and not just a replica, image, mirror or robot . But still you have to undergo a four day vacation or suspension , rest time or whatever we can call it. You stopped your activity on your blogsite. Then they will unlock your blogsite after the investigation. What is nice of them the blogger team , they are already apologizing for the locking matter of your blog. But still its a nice way of telling you , we dont want this to happen but we are just following what the “ROBOT” is telling us , your blogsite is a spamblog , unless its proven otherwise.
As a whole the culprit is the “robot” , its probably called spider robot or they called it “spam detection” which is not a perfect machine or process. This is just their explanation for all these. On the fifth day of suspension , vacation , rest time , I was back but still there is still that lingering question of how did the spam detection considered my blogsite as a spam blog.
The Blogger Team doesnt have an answer to this. But I have an answer to my own question, and this is it. I have captured the culprit and put it into jail. Fellow bloggers , you wont be suspected of a spammer , I had it isolated .