Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Yo! Blogger! My Blog != Spam Blog

Yeesh, Blogger kindly decided my blog here was potentially a spam blog.  Their definition says spam blogs "can be recognized by their irrelevant, repetitive, or nonsensical text," which I guess means they didn't care for my post on Live Writer, or maybe it was my post on the book's release to publication, or perhaps it was my grousing about Petzold's math skills.

Maybe they confused me with this site, or this one.

In any case, it would be a Really Nice Thing if the dudes and dudettes at Blogger hurry up and process my request to be recognized as Not A Spam Blog.


Jason F. said...

How do you know that Blogger flagged your blog as this?

I bet it was the listing of tools that will be in the book that set off their robot. That's the same type of thing that a splog would do (i.e., list a bunch of popular names all in one post hoping to attract Goooglers).

Jim Holmes said...

Interesting thought about the list of tools. That's a good thought, Jason!

I found out about it because every entry was going in as a draft, not live. BlogJet was just giving me a generic error message (one of that tool's numerous irritations). I finally got a clear message last night via Windows Live Writer -- its dialog gave me a good, specific message.

One other massive peeve with Blogger.com: why the hell don't they send an e-mail to the blog's contact address? That would have saved me a lot of irritation!

Steve Pietrek said...


I had the same issue about 6 months ago. It took about a day for them to review it.

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