Sunday, March 04, 2007

Weekend Dog Blogging- A Frontline Revolt

Ziggy hates his anti-flea treatments. As soon as he sees me getting the package out, he tries to run away and hide. Once I apply the contents of the the little packet, he heads straight for whatever couch or rug he feels he can go to in an attempt to remove the exogenous invader of his skin. I can imagine, it probably has a little sting but that has be a better solution than a flea infestation or routine baths which he also hates. Here's Ziggy.

Thank you Sweetnicks for hosting another Weekend Dog Blogging.

I apologize for the late post but Blogger put a post publish hold on my site because they thought I could be a spammer. To add insult to injury, they won't release my site for 2 days pending someone from Blogger actually looking at the site to see that it is ok. Go figure. Got to be a better way.

This is a cut and paste of their message.

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.

We received your unlock request on March 4, 2007. On behalf of the robots, we apologize for locking your non-spam blog. Please be patient while we take a look at your blog and verify that it is not spam.

Find out more about how Blogger is fighting spam blogs.

Well today, 3/5/07, I received the following email from Blogger:


Your blog has been reviewed, verified, and cleared for regular use so that
it will no longer appear as potential spam. If you sign out of Blogger and
sign back in again, you should be able to post as normal. Thanks for your
patience, and we apologize for any inconvenience this has caused.

The Blogger Team

I'm now able to post again. Patience and apologies they ask.


Deborah Eley De Bono said...

That is the most bizarre think I've heard from Blogger so far. What on earth would say you were Spam.

I'd put "This is no Spam" on our site but fear they Robot Gods would shut us down.

Tell Ziggy Buddy hates his flea meds, too.

Barbara said...

I got that blogger message once as well. What's with that? We've been blogging for how many years and they think we're spammers?? OY!